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Author:   Akira_EX
Date:   Oct 15, 08 at 11:55pm (PST)
Subject:   Nintendo Power v.235 (Dec 2008) - Animal Crossing: City Folk, LIT
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Cover
Animal Crossing: City Folk (Wii)

News
Tenchu 4 (Wii) - early 2009
Arc Rise Fantasia (Wii) - Summer 2009
DS RPGs
- Shining Force Feather (Sega)
- Phantasy Star Zero (Sega)
- 7th Dragon (Sega)
- Ni No Kuni: The Another World (Level-5)
- no NA announcements, but "likely candidates" for release
Blue Dragon Plus (DS) - March 2009
Lux-Pain (DS) - March 2009
World Destruction (DS) - Fall 2009
Flower, Sun, and Rain (DS) - March 2009
We Ski and Snowboard (Wii)
Again: Eye of Providence (DS) - Spring 2009
Mad Catz Rock Band 2 peripherals (Wii)
Disaster: Day of Crisis (Wii)

Wii Channels (WiiWare/VC coverage) - now with ratings (good, bad, meh)
WiiWare
LIT (WayForward)
- expected to be finished by the end of the year
- couple dark little screenshots, summary later
- Jake and Rachael are the only survivors in their shadowy creature-infested school, only in contact by cell phone
- 30 levels
- move around with nunchuk analog
- use light sources to make a path through the dark towards the exit
- switch from top-down to over-the-shoulder perspective
- restrictions on the amount of electricity you can use before a fuse is blown
- five puzzle-oriented boss battles against corrupted school staff
- use IR to point slingshots, throwing motion for cherry bombs, shake to charge batteries
- remote speaker acts as cell phone; conversations influence the ending
- additional difficulty level, play as Rachael after beating the gameEverybody Votes results
Everybody Votes results
Sandy Beach (Konami)
Mega Man 9 DLC
Groovin' Blocks - good
Mega Man 9 - good
Strong Bad Ep 2 - good
Potpourrii - meh
Plattchen Twist 'N' Paint - bad
My Aquarium - meh

VC
Cho Aniki - meh
Clu Clu Land - bad
Final Soldier - meh
Mega Man 2 - good
Super Dodge Ball - good
Mario RPG - good
Vectorman - meh

Most Wanted (Genesis)

Readers
- Sonic & Knuckles
- Shining Force II
- Mega Man: The Wily Wars
- Earthworm Jim
- Castlevania: Bloodlines

Staff SNES picks next month

Previews
Cursed Mountain (Wii) - 2009
Rygar: Battle of Argus (Wii) - December 2008
Castlevania Judgment (Wii) - November 2008
Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party (Wii) - November 2008
Sonic Unleashed (Wii) - November 2008
Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip (Wii) - November 2008
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels (Wii) - November 2008
Neopets Puzzle Adventure (Wii/DS) - November 2008
Fishing Master: World Tour (Wii) - Q1 2009
Big Bang Mini (DS) - January 2009
Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero (DS) - Q1 2009
Princ of Persia: The Fallen King (DS) - December 2008
Wii Music (Wii) - October 2008
Samurai Shodown Anthology (Wii) - December 2008
Age of Empires: Mythologies (DS) - November 2008
WWE Smackdown Vs. RAW 2009 (Wii/DS) - November 2008

Features
Animal Crossing: City Folk (Wii)
- commentary of first four in-game days
- interview with Ann Lin and Reiko Ninomiya (localization)
Chrono Trigger (DS)
Suikoden: Tierkreis (DS)
Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia (DS)
20th Anniversary - Interviews
Interview with Hironobu Sakaguchi
Playback: Blaster Master (NES), Worlds of Power books

Reviews
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (Wii) - 8.0
SPRay (Wii) - 3.0
Facebreaker K.O. Party (Wii) - 5.0
TNA Impact (Wii) - 5.0
Boogie Superstar (Wii) - 7.0
FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play (Wii) - 7.5
Shaun the Sheep (DS) - 4.0
Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ (DS) - 5.0
We Cheer (Wi) - 6.0
Lego Batman: The Videogame (DS) - 7.5
Rock Revolution (Wii) - 4.5
Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff (DS) - 6.0
- not enough new, too much randomness; don't expect much more than the original
Brothers in Arms: Double Time (Wii) - 7.0
Ultimate Band (Wii) - 6.0
Lego Batman: The Videogame (Wii) - 7.0
Robocalypse (DS) - 7.5
Dokapon Kingdom (Wii) - 8.5
MySims Kingdom (Wii) - 7.5
Dragon Ball: Origins (DS) - 7.0
Ninjatown (DS) - 8.0
Rock Revolution (DS) - 5.0
Away: Shuffle Dungeon (Wii) - 7.0
Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked (Wii) - 6.5
Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 (Wii) - 8.0
Transformers Animated: The Game (DS) - 7.0
Celebrity Sports Showdown (Wii) - 4.5
The King of Fighters: The Orochi Saga (Wii) - 8.0
Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals (DS) - 8.0
Master of the Monster Lair (DS) - 6.5

Next Month
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 10th Anniversary celebration
Tokyo Game Show

Courtesy of botticus from CAG/GAF. Thanks buddy.



Author:   CarRamrod
Date:   Oct 16, 08 at 12:20am (PST)
Subject:   re: Nintendo Power v.235 (Dec 2008) - Animal Crossing: City Folk, LIT
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I'm getting interested in Tenchu 4. I've always liked stealth/espionage games and this one looks to be different from the ones I've played, Metal Gear Solid(1 & 2, should've played 3 but didn't:(), Splinter Cell, and Hitman.



Author:   Akira_EX
Date:   Oct 16, 08 at 1:32am (PST)
Subject:   re: Nintendo Power v.235 (Dec 2008) - Animal Crossing: City Folk, LIT
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My personal notables:

Tenchu 4 (Wii) - early 2009
Arc Rise Fantasia (Wii) - Summer 2009
DS RPGs
- Shining Force Feather (Sega)
- Phantasy Star Zero (Sega)
- 7th Dragon (Sega)
- Ni No Kuni: The Another World (Level-5)
- no NA announcements, but "likely candidates" for release
Lux-Pain (DS) - March 2009
World Destruction (DS) - Fall 2009
Flower, Sun, and Rain (DS) - March 2009
We Ski and Snowboard (Wii)
Again: Eye of Providence (DS) - Spring 2009
Disaster: Day of Crisis (Wii)

Wii Channels (WiiWare/VC coverage) - now with ratings (good, bad, meh)
WiiWare
LIT (WayForward)
- expected to be finished by the end of the year
- couple dark little screenshots, summary later
- Jake and Rachael are the only survivors in their shadowy creature-infested school, only in contact by cell phone
- 30 levels
- move around with nunchuk analog
- use light sources to make a path through the dark towards the exit
- switch from top-down to over-the-shoulder perspective
- restrictions on the amount of electricity you can use before a fuse is blown
- five puzzle-oriented boss battles against corrupted school staff
- use IR to point slingshots, throwing motion for cherry bombs, shake to charge batteries
- remote speaker acts as cell phone; conversations influence the ending
- additional difficulty level, play as Rachael after beating the gameEverybody Votes results

Previews
Rygar: Battle of Argus (Wii) - December 2008
Sonic Unleashed (Wii) - November 2008
Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero (DS) - Q1 2009
Wii Music (Wii) - October 2008
Samurai Shodown Anthology (Wii) - December 2008

Features
Chrono Trigger (DS)
Suikoden: Tierkreis (DS)
20th Anniversary - Interviews
Interview with Hironobu Sakaguchi

Reviews
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (Wii) - 8.0
SPRay (Wii) - 3.0
Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff (DS) - 6.0
- not enough new, too much randomness; don't expect much more than the original
Robocalypse (DS) - 7.5
Dokapon Kingdom (Wii) - 8.5
Ninjatown (DS) - 8.0
Away: Shuffle Dungeon (Wii) - 7.0
The King of Fighters: The Orochi Saga (Wii) - 8.0
Master of the Monster Lair (DS) - 6.5



Author:   bbb7002004
Date:   Oct 16, 08 at 1:38am (PST)
Subject:   re: Nintendo Power v.235 (Dec 2008) - Animal Crossing: City Folk, LIT
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I caught that one as well.

Be nice if NoA would actually pick up disasters as well.



Author:   DusktoDawn
Date:   Oct 16, 08 at 7:36pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Nintendo Power v.235 (Dec 2008) - Animal Crossing: City Folk, LIT
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I've seen the images of world Destruction.


Are you sure the game is going to be on the DS??????



Author:   Akira_EX
Date:   Oct 16, 08 at 9:10pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Nintendo Power v.235 (Dec 2008) - Animal Crossing: City Folk, LIT
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Yeah, it's on DS. It's already out in Japan.



Author:   therealNgamer
Date:   Oct 18, 08 at 5:18am (PST)
Subject:   re: Nintendo Power v.235 (Dec 2008) - Animal Crossing: City Folk, LIT
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quote bbb7002004
Be nice if NoA would actually pick up disasters as well.
Yeah, I know, but apparently there's not a very good chance. Reggie told Matt and Bozon (IGN) that he, the president of NoA, thought the game was cheezy-especially the voice acting. Unless it sells like at least 500,000 in Europe, we probably won't get it.

I wonder what's gonna happen with this OoT 10th anniversay. Maybe NP will have a world exclusive on the next console Zelda game?



Author:   Jesh
Date:   Oct 18, 08 at 6:48pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Nintendo Power v.235 (Dec 2008) - Animal Crossing: City Folk, LIT
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Just got my issue literally 5 minutes ago, and I'm reading about Tenchu. Really liking it so far, the way they are comparing it to Metal Gear Solid is pretty awesome.



Author:   Ground
Date:   Oct 18, 08 at 7:01pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Nintendo Power v.235 (Dec 2008) - Animal Crossing: City Folk, LIT
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Meh it all EXCEPT BLUE DRAGON PLUS AND SPECTROBES.



Author:   CarRamrod
Date:   Oct 20, 08 at 1:31am (PST)
Subject:   re: Nintendo Power v.235 (Dec 2008) - Animal Crossing: City Folk, LIT
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quote Jesh
Just got my issue literally 5 minutes ago, and I'm reading about Tenchu. Really liking it so far, the way they are comparing it to Metal Gear Solid is pretty awesome.
If it plays like MGS then it will be an awesome game. That's what I'm hoping for.


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