Archive for October 1st, 2007

SSBB: Lucas

Monday, October 1st, 2007


Today the DOJO was updated with information on a new playable character on Super Smash Bros. Brawl. What’s the Character? From the Game Boy Advance game, Mother 3, comes Lucas.

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Smash Bros. DOJO!!!

Virtual Console Update: October 1, 2007

Monday, October 1st, 2007


Today, gamers can rejoice, Today Nintendo gave us Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels A.K.A Super Mario Bros. 2 (which I just bought) and Sin & Punishment(which I’m planning to buy) two games that were never released in America.

This version of Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels has never seen the light of North American days(what?). The game is far more challenging than the original Super Mario Bros.. Unfortunately the game does not feature a two-player mode. However the player can choose to play as Mario or as Luigi, each having their own special statistics.

No incarnation of Sin & Punishment has never seen an American release. The game is essentially a rail shooter, and a pretty good one at that. The game features American voice acting, so those who don’t speak Japanese may still understand what’s going on. Both the new imports have a slightly higher price tag, but the extra dollar or so are definitely worth paying. I definitely suggest buying both of them.


Oct. 1, 2007

This is a special week on the Wii Shop Channel. Frankly, it’s a gamer’s dream come true: Nintendo is launching the new Import genre with the release of two games that previously have never been available in the Western Hemisphere on their original platforms. The first will be hugely popular with Mario™ fans, who will love reliving the style of his classic games as they encounter new skills, new levels and new dangers. Nintendo® 64 enthusiasts also get a masterpiece of the shooter genre and perhaps the best game never released outside of Japan. Welcome to Import Week for the Wii Shop Channel!

The two new classic games go live at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Nintendo adds new games to the Wii Shop Channel every Monday. Wii™ owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new games are:

Super Mario Bros.™: The Lost Levels™ (NES®, 1 player, rated E for Everyone, 600 Wii Points): Originally released in Japan as Super Mario Bros.® 2, this game has previously made only brief cameo appearances in the Western Hemisphere. Now available on the Virtual Console™ in all of its original splendor, Mario fans will appreciate the familiar look and feel of the game, while finding that its updated game play creates an entirely new challenge. No longer content just to wear different-colored overalls, Mario and Luigi also possess different skill sets: Mario can stop quicker, while Luigi can jump higher. In addition to the classic enemies already known to fans worldwide, there are also Poison Mushrooms, backward Warp Zones, and the occasional wind gust (which can help or hinder your progress) to take into account. And if that’s somehow not enough, expert players can go looking for the game’s secret worlds. So get ready to put your Mario skills to the ultimate test, and save the Princess again. Just don’t be surprised if she’s in another castle.

Sin & Punishment™ (Nintendo 64, 1-2 players, rated T for Teen – Blood, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, 1,200 Wii Points): Created by the legendary development studio Treasure, this is a game that hard-core gamers and fans of Japanese imports recognize as one of the finest Nintendo 64 titles to have never previously reached North American shores. Its unique combination of English voice-overs with Japanese subtitles (preserved in this version) has only added to the enthusiasm for its eventual release here. Experience the frenetic pace of a classic shooter, while choosing from a variety of options and a number of different skill levels until you are ready to take on the full-blown challenge of Turbo Hard mode. Not to be outdone by the action, however, the intriguing story line gives the game its soul and draws you even further into the mix. Set in the near future, on an overpopulated Earth starved for resources, players uncover the intriguing mystery of two teenagers (Saki and Airan) and their battle against the Ruffians as they advance through level after level of nonstop action. Take a deep breath, gather your energy and prepare to see why this game is so highly praised.

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