Thursday, October 30, 2008

Shido Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon - New Import

«©NCSX» An adventurer named Shido and a big 'ol Chocobo are speeding across a sandy expanse in their buggy when they screech to a stop. The two disembark and stand before a tower which reaches into the sky. Once inside, a little taste of dungeon crawling is served up where Chocobo leads and Shido follows.

Gamers who are well schooled in the ways of the Fushigi no Dungeon games from Enix will find the format of the latest Chocobo Dungeon familiar. When spelunking within dank labyrinths, each move is metered by the game engine so that monsters on the same screen will take a matching step for every step that Chocobo takes. Every attack is met with a consequent attack so while the game looks like a free roaming dungeon crawl, it's actually a turn-based adventure like the old school RPGs of yore.

Chocobox - New Import, In Stock

«©NCSX» Chocobo is a merchandising superstar unlike any other. For one, Chocobo is colored bright banana yellow which offers vibrant contrast against his baby blue eyes. Second, Chocobo is a bird. Other than the aptly named Big Bird from a certain children's television show, there aren't many other avian heroes for humans to admire.

NCS peddled Chocobo mugs and Chocobo cushions earlier this year. Then there were the Rubber Chocky toys. Nintendo DS owners will get to wrap their handhelds in a bright yellow Chocobo skin, tap with a Chocobo stylus, and swing around a nifty cell phone strap adorned with Chocobo's bright and breezy countenance.

Vitamin Y - New Import, In Stock

«©NCSX» Chibi-sized characters of elfin stature play assorted mini games in D3 Publisher's Vitamin Y which features the cast from the Vitamin X love simulation game. VY features 26 challenges. One game that takes place in the "Megane Kingdom" is a simple maze exercise and another in the "Lost Nana Sugoro Park" features vine swinging action. Other areas include "Starship Visconti," "Fairy Popeland," and "Toge Island" which are filled with rhythm games, whack-a-mole fun, a card game, and many more. The "Trick or Scream" location features four games with a Halloween-ish theme which is perfect for tomorrow's festivities.

Early preorders will ship with a sheet of 45 character and stage stickers which were given away by the publisher in 50% ratio.

Thunderforce VI - New Import, In Stock

«©NCSX» It's been 11 years since the last Thunderforce game was released on a home console. That was July of 1997 when Technosoft debuted Thunderforce V: Perfect System on the venerable Sega Saturn. Adjunct: When NCS first got a hold of Thunderforce II on the Sega Megadrive some 20 years ago, we thought the voices were horrible but the gameplay was lovely. We even enjoyed the overhead shooting levels.

Sega takes over production of the latest Thunderforce game which is directed by Tetsu Okano whose previous credits include Gunstar Super Heroes and Astro Boy
. TFVI's graphics remind us of the visual purity that was Gradius V. The first level of the game takes place in a ruined space colony that's been overrun by vegetation and guarded by a fire-breathing Gargoyle while the second level takes players planet-side onto a fiery world covered by an ocean of lava. The third stage plunges gamers into a blue world where the attack begins in the sky but the fracas eventually descends into the ocean. Multiple weapons may be used including classics such as the Hunter Shot, Twin Shot, and Wave. One new weapon dubbed "Free Range" is reminiscent of Soukyugurentai where a geometric web serves as a targeting arc where anything within the web is decimated.

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spec III - New Import, In Stock

«FTP» The “Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spec III” is a version with all the online updates released up until October 3, 2008, to Gran Turismo 5 Prologue that was first sold on December 13, 2007.

From the start of its sales, 37 cars and 1 track has been added to the game, for a total of 74 cars and 6 tracks. Game modes such as online racing, rankings, drift trials, and 2 player battles, and other features such as the quick-tune, performance point system, and compatibility with the newest steering controllers have been added as well.

The suggested retail price will be 4,980 yen (tax incl.) for the Blu-ray Disc version, and 4,500 yen (tax incl.) for the download version. Customers who own “Gran Turismo 5 Prologue” will be able to update their software to the same content and specifications as “Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spec III” by performing the free online update.

Suigetsu Portable First Print LE - New Import, In Stock

«©NCSX» Awakening in darkness, the protagonist strains his eyes and a blurry image appears. Struggling further, a gentle voice breaks the silence the image soon resolves into a brightly lit hospital room. A feisty brunette named Karin Miyashiro immediately shows up and engages the fallen hero in light conversation. More friends such as petite blonde Izumi Shinjyou and Yamato Shoichi eventually appear to check up on the protagonist and ask a number of questions. In the midst of interrogation, the interactive adventure proper begins.

As the story slowly unfolds, the lead learns that he is a victim of amnesia but a cast of close friends are by his side to help him regain his memory and some semblance of normalcy. A recurring nightmare also gives some hints about his past where a beautiful but somber gal appears and may hold the key to unlocking lost memories... Characters that may be encountered include Nanami Makino, a long-haired girl with a somber attitude about life, Yuki Kotonomiya, the white-haired mystery girl in poofy maid's outfit, and the pink haired sisters Maria and Alice Kousaka.

Suigetsu Portable is a fully-voiced interaction game where the text located on the bottom of the screen is accompanied by professional voice acting. Occasional sound effects punctuate the drama onscreen and faint music permeates through the game for some added mood enhancers.

Hula Wii: Minna de Fura Oodorou!! - New Import, In Stock

«©NCSX» When visiting Hawaii, one must do as the Hawaiians do. That means enjoying a fried Spam sandwich, buying a quart of orange juice at ABC for US$11, and doing the Hula. That's right, the Hula dance where even a gangster can wear a lei, shake his hips, and still stake his claim to being of the male gender. Sort of.

In Hula Wii, potential Hula practitioners get to watch live video of a professional Hula dancer as she sways, sashays, and waves her arms in rhythmic routines. You're supposed to mimic her movements to the best of your ability... or lack thereof while an onscreen Mii keeps track of your performance. A step chart on the bottom of the screen shows where your feet should be positioned during a dance to add to the challenge. The game is played with the Wii Balance Board (not included) and the Wii Remote is held in your hand so that your rhythmic arm motions are registered by the Hula software.

Along with the dancing action, the software also includes tidbits on Hawaii, the culture, and the geography of the islands as provided by the
Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau.

Odama + Mic for Japanese Gamecube - Clearance

NCS Product Synopsis
Original Update: April 11, 2006
«©NCSX» Military commander Yamanouchi Kagetora has a secret weapon - a rolling sphere of great heft known as the Odama which mows down legions of soldiers. Unfortunately for your own armies, the Odama makes no distinction between friend or foe and rolls over both with equal aplomb. The launching mechanism consists of a pair of pinball flippers located at the bottom of the screen. Slap the Odama with the right amount of English to curve it at enemy armies and to hit targets on the battlefield. Vocal instructions may be bellowed into the microphone to encourage your troops to press the attack and and to warn them away from the Odama's path of destruction.

Sale Offering:
NCS' remaining inventory of Odama for the Japanese Gamecube is new, factory boxed, and in excellent condition. Pricing is set at US$28.90 each which includes "free" shipping by USPS Media Mail within the U.S.
SKU: DOL-2-GOOJ / JAN Code: 4902370513509