Thursday, February 04, 2010

ZIPPO Namco Classic Game Zippo Lighters - New, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» NCS imported a pair of Mega-Drive and Sega Saturn Zippos last year and four more retro-gaming-related Zippos make it into our cupboards today. Banpresto celebrates a quartet of classic Namco games by embossing a regulation-issue silver or black Zippo with images from the likes of Pac-Man and Dig Dug. The four lighters are as follows:

» Pac-Man - The famous dot-eater appears with three ghosts
» Galaxian - A regiment of Galaxians float above a lone shooter
» Xevious - Solvalou flies near an enemy installation
» Dig Dug - A miner named Dig Dug blows up a Pooka

The original game logos are also etched onto the respective Zippos and all preorders are shipping today. New orders are also welcome at JPY10,000 each or US$108.90 from NCS.

NDS Kunio-Kun no Chou Nekketsu! Daiundoukai - New, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» It's been over 20 years since Kunio-kun, Riki, and the rest of the "River City" gang scrapped and battled on the mean streets of the original Nekketsu Koha Kunio-kun game. The cast of characters from the Kunio-kun series have appeared in 30+ games over the years and Arc System Works adds another entry to the Kunio software library this year.

Kunio-Kun no Chou Nekketsu! Daiundoukai, Kunio and friends engage in various athletic events including track, hockey, soccer, and dodgeball. The sporting events are played without too many rules so punching and kicking are par for the course. If you're not keen on any of the characters in the cast, players may create an original athlete by mixing and matching parts to bring a brand new custom-made protagonist in on the action.

PSP God Eater - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Sometime in the future, "gods" known as the Aragami appear across the planet and decimate the population. Despite the devastation, humanity rebuilds and scientists develop weapons called "Jinki" which are powerful enough to destroy the gods. One unique property of the weapons is that they bond to the warrior's arm and enhances his/her battlefield prowess. The Jinki also allows the wearer to consume (eat) the Aragami's attributes and powers in order to defeat them. Thus, the God Eaters are born to beat back the Aragami scourge. The protagonists in the game are part of a crew of God Eaters named Rindo, Soma, Kouta, Alyssa, and Sakuya. At the outset of the adventures, players create and customize a character from a number of parts for hair, facial features, color, clothing, and voice. In addition to the 1-player game which features computer-controlled party members, a 4-player collaborative ad hoc adventure may also be explored.

We've been playing the God Eater demo from the Japanese Playstation Network since last year and we're of the opinion that it's one of the more enjoyable games we've tried in 2009. The action runs fast with copious amounts of monster butchering. The monster minions aren't too challenging but the bosses are formidable with their powerful attacks and gang-up tactics. The game features over 100 missions and Namco will provide special downloadable content to extend and enhance the base game. Early reservations will ship with a bonus DLC card that's being given away by Namco in 50% ratio

PSP Pop'n Music Portable - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Pop'n mascots Mimi and Nyami are back to emcee the latest Pop'n Music release which lands on the Playstation Portable this week. The shirts that the girls are wearing may be seen on the cover of Pop'n Music 11 from the Playstation 2 where they played the part of international treasure hunters. For gamers who are new to the Pop'n Music phenomenon, the gist of the game is this:

A judgment bar sits on the bottom of the screen and colorful notes fall from the sky towards the bar. These notes are called "Mr. Pops" and players must slap the corresponding button for each "Mr. Pop" in order to receive a rating. Hit the proper button as the note massages the judgment bar perfectly and you'll receive a favorable rating ranging from "Fever" to "Good." Miss the bar like some unprepared chump and meet Mr. "Bad." The arcade and PS2 versions of Pop'n Music were played with special controllers which sported colorful buttons that corresponded to the cues on screen. Playstation Portable gamers won't have such an extravagance. What PSP players will use are the face buttons, the four cardinal directions on the rift-pad, and the trigger buttons to hit the nine possible cues in the game. Confusing? Yes. Impossible? No. As with all Bemani games that are played on unconventional platforms, the cue-to-button management takes a little practice but eventually
practice does make perfect. Or near-perfect. Or just okay. Konami adds an Adventure Mode where Mimi or Nyami travel on a tiled world map which is reminiscent of a board game. The tracklist contains 80 songs including "Always" by Shoichiro Hirata feat. RayZY, "Psychology" from SENAX and "together 4ever" by Sota Fujimori feat. yoshiko.

PS3 Star Ocean The Last Hope International - New, In Stock

From the Publisher
Star Ocean: The Last Hope is the latest game in the popular STAR OCEAN franchise. As a prequel to the series, it reveals the beginnings of Star Ocean universe, making it ideal for both existing fans and new players. Combining the best features of classic RPG gaming — including a compelling story and unique characters — with a real-time action battle system and incredible graphics, Star Ocean: The Last Hope International will become a favorite of RPG fans.

Edge Maverick and his childhood friend Reimi Saionji are chosen as pioneer members of the Space Reconnaissance Force, which was created to seek out new worlds beyond the stars. Their ship, the Calnus, takes its place on the lunar launch pad along with four other starships of the first reconnaissance fleet. These ships — humanity’s last hope — blast off one-by-one and sail into the awaiting wormhole that leads to the vast star ocean. And so, Edge and his crew begin their voyage in search of a new haven for humanity...and a second chance.