Nintendo Download: 15th and 16th June 2010 (Japan)
Posted by Marcel van Duyn
Not much during the week of E3
We got so mixed up in the goings-on at E3, that we almost forgot to update you with what was released on the Japanese download services earlier this week. Relax, there's no need to get too jealous this time - Most of the stuff is extremely unlikely to see a release elsewhere. And with what Nintendo of Europe has in store for the European Virtual Console tonight, you probably won't care at all!
SD Gundam World: Gachapon Senshi - Scramble Wars (500pts Famicom Disk System – Nintendo) – A strategy title featuring cute "chibi" Gundam characters, which at most times features your typical grid-based strategy action, but also goes over to combat sequences. Of all the Gundam games in existence, this is somehow the one that gets the most recognition from Nintendo - It was included as part of the Japanese Famicom Mini series on GBA.
Arc Style: Soccer! (500pts – Arc System Works) – A super-simplified 3D football/soccer game from the creators of the much acclaimed Family series on WiiWare. With just four players per team, a very small field, and short matches, this seems to be intended for those who don't have time to play full 90 minute games like you can in most other games based on the sport. And of course, it's perfectly timed for the World Cup!
Isudemo Tsuri Wa (500pts – Kounan Denki Seisakujo) – A cutesy fishing game that doesn't really seem too remarkable.
Jaseiken Necromancer: Nightmare Reborn (800pts – Hudson Soft) – A DSiWare sequel to a TurboGrafx-16 game, this is pretty much a typical RPG, featuring the usual experience points, world map, towns, dungeons and first-person battle screens. It seems like it is probably the best RPG on DSiWare, but as Necromancer is almost completely unknown outside Japan a western release seems unlikely.