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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2005, 02:31:26 PM »

This was at gamecubeheaven.tk:

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Famitsu, the most respected videogame magazine in Japan, has reviewed Nintendogs on the Nintendo DS, slapping it with a score of 40/40! A perfect score from Famitsu is so rare, that only the greatest games receive it with all time greats such as Ocarina of Time standing in the small group. Now, Nintendogs has walked away, earning the honor! This game must really be something people! The game just shipped in Japan, so if you're interested in importing go ahead, and also keep in mind that Nintendogs will break into the States later this year.

Only four other games have received such a high score:  Wind Waker, Ocarina of Time, Vagrant Story and
Soul Calibur.

Also, it might be that all the versions of the game are the same, it's just that each version of the game has different breeds unlocked from the start.

Some accessories.
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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2005, 02:38:03 PM »

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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2005, 02:42:25 PM »

That Nintendogs is Michael Jackson-weird. 
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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2005, 02:49:38 PM »

Looks like a hit. Sales figures for Japan in first week of release:

4 DS Nintendogs: Shiba & Friends - 82,585
5 DS Nintendogs: Dachs & Friends - 52,563
6 DS Nintendogs: Chihuahua & Friends - 45,826

The DS outsold all other game systems combined! Yeah, Nintendo is teh doomed.  ::)
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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2005, 04:06:36 PM »

The real question is, do you really need a video game to pet dogs?
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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2005, 08:20:04 PM »

I'm not sure where this description of Electroplankton originally appeared, but I took it from a thread at CAG. Apparently, this isn't the mega-selling title that Nintendogs is, and I don't think it's being brought stateside. I'm on the fence about importing it, but I do loves me the weird games.

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I imported this game and I totally love it. The genre according to the back of the game box says "media art." Electroplankton is an artistic music interface, not a game. It is a beautiful interactive music creation device and it will not appeal to everyone.
The information in my review covers the main play mode of Electroplankton - “Performance Mode.” After you click on the text “Performance Mode” and go into the Electroplankton menu, you can scroll and choose between 10 different types of Electroplankton.
Just what are those ten different types? How do you “play” the electroplankton and what do they do? What buttons effect each plankton’s sounds? Well, here it is!

TRACY

There are six colors of Tracy: yellow, green, aqua, blue, purple and red. Each one makes a different sound. If you draw a line after touching one of them you can send them on a repeating path.
Controls:
Use the stylus draw a path for each Tracy
Press the D-pad forward to make them speed up.
Press the D-pad to the left to make them slow down.
Press A to make them return to their default speed.
Press select to make them all stop
B button goes back to Electroplankton select menu
Depending on how fast you draw the lines, where you draw the lines, and in what direction you draw them, a variety of tunes can be made.

HANENBOW

Little tadpole-like creatures are tossed out of a leaf and towards one or two plants with several leaves. You can adjust the position of the leaves to make the tadpoles bounce on them and create different patterns of sound. If the tadpoles hit the side of the screen, that also creates a unique sound. Also, if you manage to get tadpoles bouncing on all the leaves at a consistent pace, all the leaves will turn red, the tone of music will become deeper and a noise will chime as a flower blooms.


Controls:
Use the stylus to adjust the angle of each leaf
Press D-pad right to make them speed up
Press D-pad left to make them slow down
Press D-pad up to make up to 3 come out at once
Press D-pad down to make their speed to return to normal
Press A to see the degree angle of each leaf
Press X and Y to zoom in and zoom out
B button goes back to Electroplankton select menu
Press select to change the leaf patterns - there are 4 different arrangements in all.

LUMINARIA

A 6x6 grid of arrows has a sort of sun-like plankton in each of 4 corners. Touch Luminaria with the stylus to make it start moving. Each Luminaria moves at a different speed: the red Luminaria in the upper left hand corner moves the fastest, then the yellow one in the upper right hand corner, then the green one in the lower left hand corner and lastly, the blue one in the bottom right hand corner moves the most slowly.
You can touch the arrows to change their direction up to eight times & send them on set trails following the arrows or random trails as you turn the arrows as they move. Pressing the D-pad will send a wave that adjusts all the arrows on screen at once.
Controls:
Use the stylus to make the Luminaria start moving and change arrow direction
Press D-pad right for wave moving to the right
Press D-pad left for wave moving to the left
Press D-pad up for wave moving up
Press D-pad down for wave moving downwards
Press X and Y to zoom in and zoom out
Press select to reset the arrows and plankton
B button goes back to Electroplankton select menu

SUN-ANIMACULE

This one is really strange and it takes a bit of toying around with to get used to it. I didn’t like this one very much in the beginning but once I started to play around with the bubbles I realized it was just as much fun as all my other favorite plankton.
Depending on whether you make it day or night, when you touch the screen, a round, sun-like bubble plankton will form in the daytime and a moonlike bubble plankton will form in the night. Sun-animacule are high pitched and moon-animacule are low pitched. Day eventually turns to night and night to day even if you don’t manually change it. You can tap the screen to create just a few or many animalcules and even mix sun with moon animalcules. The more they pulse and repeat, the larger they grow and the deeper and more beautiful their sounds become. Eventually they grow so large that they pop. If you made too many and want to get rid of some, touching the plankton will pop it but it has to be big enough to pop. (They start off super tiny!)
Controls:
Use the stylus to tap the screen and create an animalcule bubble
D-pad right: daytime/red sun
D-pad left: nighttime/pitch darkness
Press select to clear the screen of the bubbles you made
X and Y to zoom in and zoom out
B button goes back to Electroplankton select menu

REC-REC

Four different fish swim left across the screen. They go round and round. Touch one of the fish with the stylus and that fish will turn red. When the fish turns dark orange and opens his mouth, record any sound you like! You can do this to each of the four fish to create whatever sort of music or song you like.
Press down (or up) to scroll through the 8 different rhythms. Here are what they are called:
1. Normal
2. Analog
3. House
4. Pop
5. African
6. Industrial
7. Metronome
8. Silence
Controls:
Use the stylus to tap a fish and it will record sound or voice
D-pad up/down: scroll through different rhythms
D-pad right to slow down rhythm
D-pad left to speed up rhythm
Press select to make the fish spit out their sound
X and Y to zoom in and zoom out
B button goes back to Electroplankton select menu

NANOCARP

These mobile electroplankton react to each other, to touch and to sound. You can try singing (do re me/me re do/do me so), talking to, clapping, whistling or blowing into the mic to see how they react. Sometimes they will even form into different shapes! If you touch the center of the screen it will send out a circular wave and the nanocarp it touches will spin in a circle.
Controls:
Use the stylus to create waves or tap the nanocarp
Press D-pad right for wave moving to the right
Press D-pad left for wave moving to the left
Press D-pad up for wave moving up
Press D-pad down for wave moving downwards
Press select to see a variety of different Nanocarp starting formations
Press X and Y to zoom in and zoom out
B button goes back to Electroplankton select menu

LUMILOOP

These guys are 5 loop-like plankton I like to call Lifesaver plankton (yes after the candy). They start off colorless but once you start spinning them with the stylus they create a wave of sound. You can spin them left or right at varying speeds and they will all eventually slow down and stop if you don’t keep spinning them at regular intervals. If one of the loops are spinning and you want it to stop touch it with the stylus.
Controls:
Use the stylus to spin the Lumiloop
Press select to switch between three different tune variations
Press X and Y to zoom in and zoom out
B button goes back to Electroplankton select menu

MARINE-SNOW

Pulsing and snowflake like in appearance, there are four different types of marine-snow:
Piano (six crystal limbs)
Xylophone (three crystal limbs)
Music Box (four crystal limbs)
Chime (five crystal limbs)
Touch one to make it chime. It will trade places with another marine snow. If you tap them repeatedly you can make a few of them bunch up. You can also slide or scribble the stylus across them.
Use the stylus to touch the marine-snow
Press select to change snow formations and type
Press X and Y to zoom in and zoom out
B button goes back to Electroplankton select menu

BEATNES

Each Beatnes consists of a head, body and tail.
Head: there are 5 different shaped heads: Triangle, Square, Plus, Diamond, Hexagon
Body: each body has 8 parts plus a tail. Their pitch are set as following from top to bottom: do ti la so fa me re do
You can tap the different segments of each Beatnes to make them sound. Afterwards, they will repeat that sound at regular intervals 4 times.
There are four “stages” of sound:
Stage 1. Super Mario Brothers
Stage 2. Partena’s Bell
Stage 3. Famicom Collection
Stage 4. Robot
Use the stylus to tap the different segments of the Beatnes
Press D-pad right to speed up rhythm
Press D-pad left to slow down rhythm
Press D-pad up/down to return rhythm to default normal
Press select switch between the 4 “stages”
Press X and Y to zoom in and zoom out
B button goes back to Electroplankton select menu

VOLVOICE

Finally, Volvoice, the last of the 10 Electroplankton!
There are 16 variations of volvoice. They range from normal voice, robot voice, high pitched voice, low pitched voice, backwards voice, and so forth.
Touch the volvoice or press A to activate it. It will flash orange and swell as it absorbs your voice or sounds. It can hold about 10 seconds worth of sound. When you are finished either touch the Volvoice again to immediately stop recording or wait until the 10 seconds are up. You can then select each of the 16 different volvoice to hear warped versions of what you recorded. If you want to clear the volvoice of sound, press select
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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2005, 07:22:33 AM »

I'm on the fence about importing this too.  I was running away from it as fast as I could and my shoelace got stuck on the fence.
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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2005, 09:20:14 AM »

We don't want your kind in this thread, soccer boy.
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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2005, 06:23:26 AM »

I'm on the fence about importing this too.  I was running away from it as fast as I could and my shoelace got stuck on the fence.

 ;D

Looks like it would be on my fun scale somwhere between watching paint dry and watching grass grow.

 ;)
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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2005, 07:15:29 AM »

watching grass grow. ;)

Mamma, Can I Mow The Lawn?
They have all the favorites covered.  Maybe this will be ported soon.
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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2005, 09:47:38 AM »

I'd be all over this for $20 or so.   Looks like a fun multimedia toy.

$50, I don't think so.

Then again, I also won't spend $50 for some portable same-levels rehash of some PS2 or Xbox game that I already own (but with worse resolution, crappy load times, and less sensitive controls).   Like Tiger Woods.   Now that's just retarded, but some people will spend their money on anything.   ;D
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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2005, 10:43:06 AM »

Welcome!  Please introduce yourself here.
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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2005, 09:32:43 PM »

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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2005, 04:12:24 PM »

I saw several DS on vacation in Europe, and didn't see a single PSP (other than my own).

I didn't actually play my PSP, but I bet I would have played the DS a little if I had taken it.  Why?   The DS has lots of games (including GBA games) that you can play for five minutes and walk away.   The PSP has more games that you play for longer sittings.
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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2005, 09:35:27 AM »

Play three holes of Hot Shots golf.  Play a game of FIFA with six minute halves.  Play a mission in MG:AC!D.  Play Home Run Derby in MLB 2005.  I'm sure there is a Lumines or Mercury board that can be done quickly. 
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