Thursday, June 18, 2009

Golgo 13: File G-13 o Oe - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The shadowy world of professional assassins and the syndicates who hire them for nefarious purposes is explored in Marvelous' new Golgo 13 story interaction, quiz, and mini-game compilation. The quiz portion of the game contains over 400 questions which touch on all aspects of the Golgo 13 universe while one mini-game features shooting action where the shots are accomplished by touch-pen tapping.

The Golgo 13 software is played in book format where the NDS is rotated 90° counterclockwise and held open like a novella. The protagonist of the Golgo 13 property is a somber and overly impassive hired killer named Duke Togo who gives his approval as you answer questions correctly and shoot targets with unerring accuracy.

Kayou Generation - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The 70s and 80s were a great time for music in the USA. Radio play in the 70s featured the likes of the Bee Gees, Abba, and Aerosmith. Shuffle forward to the 80s and synthesizers gave groups like Duran Duran, The Eurythmics, and The Thompson Twins their breathy synthpop sound. In Europe, Italo Disco and Euro Disco gave birth to Modern Talking, Bad Boys Blue, C.C. Catch, and Ken Laszlo. Over in Japan, great music was also being made and AQ Interactive gives the "classics" a nod with a rhythm action (touch-tapping) game that features Japanese songs from the 70s and 80s. Notable tunes from the 25-track play list include "Cha-Cha-Cha" from the Little Ones, "My Revolution" by Misato Watanabe, Toshishita No Otokonoko (年下の男の子) courtesy of the Candies, and "17 Years Old" by Saori Minami.

Tomodachi Collection - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Somewhere on an island across the sea, there's a special place for you and Mii. Think of it as a home away from home with familiar sights and needful amenities. That's where you'll find a little Mii city filled with citizens who live their little lives autonomously. Players create new Mii characters by using the built-in construction kit or transfer them from the Nintendo Wii. Once a Mii is ready, he'll be deposited on the island and start a new life amongst friends, rivals, and the occasional enemy. The software allows players to create a Mii with an assortment of faces, hair, eyes, and even height as well as girth. Once created, the Mii may be given a name, birth date, and blood type. You can even adjust the tone and pitch of the Mii's voice to one that's high-pitched or one that's deep and full of bass.

Fate Unlimited Codes Portable - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Saber, Shiro, Rin, and the rest of the FATE/STAY rabble are back in a 2D fighting game which was developed by Capcom and Cavia with the game engine supplied by Eighting. The game looks 3D but the fighters face off on a 2D plane with the occasional 3D background shift and special attacks that swivel the screen in 3D motion. For example, when Caster performs a magic attack, she flies up into the air and opens her cape like a butterfly before a torrent of lasers skewer her opponent below. The attack is shown in 3D via cut-scene cinema before the 2D fighting action takes over again. Gilgamesh also has a watch-worthy special attack where he binds his opponent with lengths of chain before serving the coup de grâce. The cut scenes mesh beautifully with the fighting to provide a fluid gaming experience for fans of the Fate Stay franchise.

The Coin-op to PS2 conversion from last year included a Tutorial Mode, a Practice Mode with CPU modifiers, a Mission Mode, and an Extra Mode which contained a visual collection and movies. The new PSP port of the game features all of the PS2 modes along with new game system elements such as the Reflect Dash move for additional strategic considerations that rejiggers the balance of the game, multi-player ad hoc mode, and new costumes which are selectable on the character roster menu. Unfortunately, you won't see the costume shift during the character selection process and it's only viewable once the fighting action starts.

Fate Unlimited Codes Portable Accessory - New, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Hori ships a new Playstation Portable accessory kit which dovetails neatly with the release of Fate Unlimited Codes Portable this week in Japan. The accessory kit includes the following items:

» Playstation Portable protective storage case which includes an inner mesh pocket to hold UMDs, earphones, or memory sticks. The top of the hard plastic case is decorated with stencil line art of Saber Lily.

» A pair of PSP earphones that clip onto your ears. The cord connected to the earphones measures approximately 3' in length and images of sabers are etched on the side of the phones.

» Two replacement D-pad overlays that go over the PSP's rift-pad to provide a solid control pad. One of the replacement overlays is based on the conventional cross-pad design whilst the second overlay features a diamond shaped thumb pad. After testing both overlays this morning with the Fate UC game, we're liking the diamond pad.

Preorders for the Japanese PSP import
Fate/Unlimited Codes Portable Accessory Set will ship today and new orders are welcome at JPY2800 or US$30.90 from NCS.

Metal Slug Complete - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The Metal Slug franchise started life in April 1996 when it reached arcades in the USA and Japan on Neo-Geo MVS coin-op hardware. Back then, we knew the game was special but there was no way it could engender sequel upon sequel was there? The video game market is fickle and few releases go on to become franchises. Against all odds, Metal Slug went on to spawn sequels, variants, and conversions on all major consoles, portables, and even mobile phones. To add to the surfeit of Slug releases, SNK collects seven games from the canon in a "complete" compilation:

» Metal Slug - The game that started it all from developer Nazca
» Metal Slug 2 - General Morden is back and Eri and Fio join the attack
» Metal Slug X - Overhaul of Metal Slug 2 with new weapons, stage mixes
» Metal Slug 3 - Divergent stage paths and new Slugs are introduced
» Metal Slug 4 - Nadia and Trevor join; New weapons and Slugs added
» Metal Slug 5 - Witness the power of the Slug Gunner vehicle
» Metal Slug 6 - Ralf and Clark are inducted into the Metal Slug Corps

Illustrations and sound galleries are also included for fans to appreciate.

King of Fighters Maximum Impact Reg A - New, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis - Originally Posted on June 26, 2007
«©NCSX» Once upon a time, all the fruits of SNK's game development were released on the Neo Geo console and the MVS arcade hardware. Those were the golden years. As it is however, the market marches on and the Playstation 2 has become the console of choice for most of SNK's home development. Nevermind the PS3 since it's probably still a year away at minimum from replacing the PS2.

Using the same formula as previous KOF games, Maximum Impact Regulation A pits teams of fighters against other teams in successive bouts. Players select three fighters from a roster of 41 characters and battle an opposing trio in 3D battlefields. SNK updates the KOF Maximum Impact II game with two new characters named Xiao Lon and Makoto Mizoguchi, adds new desperation moves, and retunes the game play for more balance. Ash Crimson and Blue Mary feature prominently in the game but we generally prefer the powerful attacks of B.Jenet. The PS2 version of the game also features Multi Matching BB compatibility so fighters can link up with other fighters online and engage in bouts. For added convenience, the moves for an active character may be viewed at any time during a match by pressing START and highlighting the Command List option.

King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match - New, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis - Originally Posted on June 26, 2008
«©NCSX» A decade has passed since the original KOF '98 graced the gaming world with its presence. We still play it every once in a while to test fighting strategies and admire its perfect balance before shuttling it back into storage. KOF '98 is one of those rare fighting games where any fighter featured in the character roster can become a tournament level champion if the player is good enough.

The Taito Type-X coin-op version of KOF '98 Ultimate Match was released in April in Japan but SNK releases the PS2 version this week to the chagrin of arcade operators. The new game features updated 3D backgrounds, new moves for the characters, 13 additional fighters, a revised Extra Mode, and an entirely new mode dubbed Ultimate Mode. An online mode is also available so gamers can link up online and bout it out against each other. The game features 19 stages to fight upon including one where the bout takes place on a creaky boat as it sails across a body of water. The early morning Middle East stage shows a nearly empty market street but a burro or donkey may be seen chewing something on the ground while a single bystander watches the fight. The afternoon Middle East stage is livelier with a larger crowd checking out the fight.