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Pop Them, Drop Them SameGame Hits Japan Next Week

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

It's time for another Hudson WiiWare game! The oddly named Pop Them, Drop Them SameGame, based on the old PC game SameGame will be available in Japan next Tuesday.

Costing a mere 500 Wii Points this simply seems to be an update of the classic game, featuring upgraded graphics, (presumably) music and multiplayer modes. Of course there are also some Hudson touches applied - You can change the tiles to Bomberman heads, if you want!

If you don't have any clue what SameGame is about - Basically, you click on a tile of a certain colour. It, and all tiles which touch it that have the same colour (And all the titles with the same colour touching those, etc.) will disappear, and any tiles that were stacked on top will fall down. The more tiles you destroy with one click, the better, of course! The playing field in SameGame is usually pretty huge - It's therefore not unlikely that you might even split the playing field in half, with no way to connect one side to the other.

Strangely enough, this means Japan is skipping Snowboard Riot for now, despite it being the next scheduled WiiWare game for the US and Europe. Pop Them, Drop Them SameGame is expected to be released in Europe in February. A US release has not been announced yet.

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Terra

#3

Terra said:

This looks quite good. Of course, looks are one thing, gameplay is another so it's another wait and see. I didn't expect a remake of a PC game as old as this but weirder things have happened.

Pablo17

#4

Pablo17 said:

I will have to wait and see how it plays. I do like that Hudson is putting out some games at the 500 price point.

Jogurt_the_Yogurt

#5

Jogurt_the_Yogurt said:

Hudson is apparently pulling support for the VC so they can continue what has turned out to be a very lucrative venture developing WiiWare games. This game looks fun enough, but I'm not keen to pop and drop money on it and support a slap in the VC's cute little face.

Falk_Sturmfels

#8

Falk_Sturmfels said:

I have a game like this on my laptop. After one hour it is getting boring. Save your money, guys.

Wiiloveit

#9

Wiiloveit said:

So it'd kinda like Bang! - but better? It certainly looks it - but only time will tell.

Oh, and Terranigma: what's the avatar this week?

Terra

#16

Terra said:

That didn't help did it?

Ok, to put it more simply. It's a 3D Character Model from a Pinata Card for Viva Pinata 2. There was a small set of cards that were based off characters from the Killer Instinct series. One of those characters was Fulgore, one of the main characters in the series. My avatar is based off the Pinata card for Fulgore. Wasn't as hard as i thought that would be explaining it.

On another note, I really wish that Rare would finally do KI3. I know the subject of the game comes up a lot but still, so many of us want it. I'd buy that over Street Fighter IV and Virtua Fighter 5 any day.

Kaeobais

#17

Kaeobais said:

I like killer instinct, and I am unstoppable with Cinder ....... actually thats a lie, no matter how much you train in a fighter you can always be defeated by someone just mashing buttons. That's why I'm not a big fan of fighters. Plus they run out of replay value quite fast ...... whats that? Oh, Pop them drop them samegame, right .... it looks pretty good, for $5.

slambert215

#18

slambert215 said:

I played SameGame once.. on my family's Tivo. It was a decent game, 500 pts for a game like this is a good deal.

Terra

#20

Terra said:

The 500 Point price tag certainly makes this more appealing. However, i'd take that price tag with caution for other regions. Cue Sports was 500 in America and Japan, while Europe got it for 800 and vice versa for Pit Crew Panic so i wouldn't assume this to be the price we'll have to pay just yet. Then again, it is a remake of an old game so it's quite likely it will stay at 500 points.

@Wiiloveit
I've given up. What is your Avatar? It's very familiar but i can't work that one out.

Wiiloveit

#21

Wiiloveit said:

@Terranigma: Thanks for that - I get it now! Forget the next UK WiiWare day: next Friday I'm more excited about seeing what you've got lined up for us next!
Also: the logo is still secret until the 21st of January, because if I start telling everyone what it is, then I'll get really excited and won't be able to refrain myself from urinating myself - even though [what's happening on] that date doesn't arrive in the UK until the 25th (anuvva clue). Remember - if you can guess - you win a cookie! (Oversees don't get prizes. Sorry :D)
If you're desperate: I'll give you a clue, but then you won't win a cookie.Instead, you'll win... a biodegradable carrier bag.

Terra

#22

Terra said:

@Wiiloveit
"Forget the next UK WiiWare day: next Friday I'm more excited about seeing what you've got lined up for us next"
:D

As for the Avatar, I'm gonna pass on the clue for now. I can wait until Wednesday 21st or Sunday 25th of January. I'm going to make a guess and say you're developing a game and that's what your avatar's from. Bit random i know but i really can't think of what it could be

Oh, and keep up the good interviews on your site. Just read the LIT and Liight ones.

Wiiloveit

#23

Wiiloveit said:

@Terranigma: Not a game, no - it's to do with somethingorother that's back for the fifth time. Not much of a clue, so I'll give you it for free :D
And thanks for the kind words about my 'site - I'm particularly happy with the interviews - but I haven't got much time to do it all myself at the moment :O , but once my new lappy arrives I might be able to find a few spare minutes, and will try to keep up the interviewsyness.

Terra

#24

Terra said:

Thanks for the free clue :D

As for our site, maybe you need more people helping you with it if you haven't got much time, although you may not need to if you're getting a new lappy for on-the-go.

Kaeobais

#26

Kaeobais said:

@Wiiloveit: You have your own site? Neat! mind if I ask what it is? I always think it would be sweet to have my own site, based on vidjeo gamez. Give a review each week or so, put some cheats on there, some videos. That'd be so sweet ........................... where am I?

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