Happy Monday everyone! Today Jonathan and Tara run down the games of the week, pick on Ubisoft for making a geographical error of epic proportions, preview a crazy pro-adultery pro-drinking pro-Japanese game, and conclusively prove that the Kinect is not so interested in gaming.
In lieu of the tsunami in Japan, the video game industry rallies together to share its love, passion, and deep appreciation for Japanese games, culture, and its people. (And Doug Perry and Scott Pierce take part.)
Lisa Foiles gets hips-on time with Softkinetic's upcoming Japanese-game-show-meets-DDR game, DanceWall.
Classic Game Room reviews PEGGLE for XBLA and Xbox 360. This AWESOME game is Plinko meets Pinball meets Blade Runner (watch review to see why). Crush your enemies with Peggle mastery in this amazing old school style arcade game from the fun-masters at Pop Cap. Peggle should appeal to those gamers who love puzzle games and those fun arcade style games on the Atari 2600 and NES. This HD review of PEGGLE has gameplay footage from Peggle on XBLA and Xbox 360, available in the Pop Cap Arcade Volume 2 disc. One or two player action, challenge games and non-stop Peggle action make this an affordable must have for your 360. Peggle is so awesome it can also be played on iPhone and Nintendo DS. Ten different fun characters greet you through the variety of game boards in Peggle. Multiball, pinball flippers, explosive balls (yeah, you heard me) and the FIRE ball keep Peggle interesting and challenging. This is such an awesome game because it's fun and reminds me of arcade games from the 1980's mixed with a Japanese game show. Ode to Joy plays when you clear a level, rainbows flash all of the screen and Peggle has unicorns. FRIGGIN' UNICORNS! Yes, Peggle. Buy it now. Wonder why you didn't buy it 10 minutes ago. You can't live another second without playing Peggle. This CGRHD has high definition gameplay footage from PEGGLE on XBLA Xbox Live Arcade, rad. Earn achievement points in Peggle for doing some pretty challenging things! Watch this CGRHD review to learn how to play Peggle.
Classic Game Room reviews FRONT MISSION 5 for the Japanese Playstation 2 PS2 video game console. CGR gives an in depth, multi-part review of Front Mission 5 showing gameplay and footage from the game. This turn based strategy game involving giant robot mecha is only available as a Japanese game with Japan only language and region encoding. CGR has a Japanese PS2 to play Thunder Force 6, well, here's another winner on the PS2 from our friends overseas (who screwed us over again!). FM5 seems to play like Front Mission 4 except with higher quality animations, graphics, fluidity and directing of the motion video anime sequeneces. If you enjoyed FM3 and FM4 and can score a Japan region PS2 this game should feel very familiar to you even if you can't read any of it. The menu structure is similar, the combat is turn based and awesome and the giant robots kick so much butt it isn't funny. Watch as huge mechs stomp cities and other robots into oblivion and cause billions of dollars in property damage. The gameplay is similar to Final Fantasy Tactics and other turn based games from Squaresoft and Square Enix, however CGR thinks the style of the game is 2nd to none. Far better than Front Mission 4 in many ways, except for that lack of English dialog and menu text. Classic Game Room reviews American and Japanese releases for new and classic video game consoles. CGR is a retro reviewer who also reviews newest releases for PS3 and Xbox 360 and Japanese PS2 reviews. We do not have Japanese to English translation for the text or dialog for Front Mission 5... but wish we did!
Classic Game Room was the FIRST classic video game review show on the Internet in 1999. Returning in 2008 with new episodes, Classic Game Room breaks out a review of ARROW FLASH for the Sega Genesis video game console. There are many great space shooters on the 16 bit MEGADRIVE system (Mega Drive), and Arrow Flash may not be one of the better known transformable robot shooting games on the MD, but it is a good one! This game from Renovation which was released in 1990 in North America looks like an excellent Japanese game that was ported over to North America. This is a horizontally scrolling science fiction arcade style SHMUP like Einhander or Thunder Force. As far as SHMUPS go it is not the hardest, but it is very fun with great music and gameplay. You are like a little mini transformer being piloted by an anime girl with blue hair and a pink bodysuit just like the princess from Voltron. Arrowflash has quick and exciting gameplay as soon in the footage, the weapons have power ups and speed increases as well as your fancy super weapon, the Arrow Flash! Classic Game Room was the original classic video game review show on the Internet in 1999-2000, now on DVD. The reviews on the HD series are reviewing PS3, PS2, Genesis, NES, Atari and Xbox 360. XBLA. videos review reviews show wii
English translation by brokenspirit72.
Music/Song by 호옹이(Ho-ong-i)
Movie/PV by 튜훗(Tyuh).
Ding-Dong Hurry and open the door, I have come
Even if you try to hide, it's no use
Ding-Dong Hurry and open the door, I have come
It's already too late to run
Looking through the window, our eyes met
Two eyes frozen in fear, I want to see up close
Ding-Dong I'm coming in, hurry up and run
Let play tag and have fun
Ding-Dong I've come in, hurry up and hide
Lets play hide-and-seek and have fun
The thumping of your footsteps can be heard
Your ragged breathing can be heard
I can see your hair
I can see your hair
I can see your hair
(The part above is a korean phrase used when playing hide-and-seek like the song Kagome Kagome is used in the Japanese game)
Knock-Knock I'm in front of your room door
I'm coming in, I won't ask for permission
Knock-Knock I'm inside your room, where are you hiding
The game is almost at end
I looked under the bed in your room
You're not here, next is inside your closet...
Ding-Dong Here you are
Ding-Dong You were here all along
Ding-Dong I've found you now
Ding-Dong It looks like I won
Receive your penalties
Ding-Dong The game is at end
There's no one left
Ding-Dong goodbye to everyone
Classic Game Room season 1 - 7/18/2000. Game Room does the much hyped Gekido for the PlayStation, a game that would make a much better drink coaster than an actual game. This direct rip-off of Streets of Rage for the Genesis and Double Dragon for the NES fails at every point. The choppy graphics, eternal load times, mindless button mashing and serious lack of T&A made us want to stomp on it and curse whoever made it. Gekido probably means "sh-tty game" in Japanese. Game Room reviewed Atari, NES, Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Dreamcast and PlayStation... too bad they didn't get to Xbox 360, PS3, PS2 or Wii.
Tecmo Super Bowl review. Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow import review of Tecmo Super Bowl for Super Famicom. No, seriously. This is an Import review. Trust me on this. If it looks absolutely no different from the US version, that's because... well, it's absolutely no different from the US version. I couldn't find a stitch of Japanese anywhere in the game. Imagine if that happened to a Japanese game coming to the states! Anyway, football! It's the 1993 season, as told by Tecmo Super Bowl, now with the actual teams and players! So you know it's actually Rod Woodson getting injured in the first game of the season. Every time. Without fail. This video review features video gameplay footage of Tecmo Super Bowl for Super Famicom and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's TJ.
Inspired by Catherine's trippy nightmares, Ginx takes a look at the top 5 strangest and most bizarre dream sequences to come out of our favorite Japanese games.
Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow video game review of Taito Legends for the PlayStation 2 (also available for PC or Xbox). From peanut and vodka vending machines to Space Invaders, Japanese gaming company Taito has built an impressive gaming legacy over the years, and this collection of games is a great way to experience it. It includes 29 games, such as Bubble Bobble, Space Invaders, Rastan, Elevator Action, Phoenix, Space Gun, Operation Wolf, Gladiator, The Ninja Kids, and many more. This review features Taito Legends gameplay footage and commentary from CGRundertow reviewer Kevin.
Kururin Paradise review. *******www.ClassicGameRoom**** Shop CGR shirts & mugs! *******www.CGRstore**** Classic Game Room reviews KURURIN PARADISE for Nintendo Game Boy Advance from 2002, a fabulous Japanese game where you guide a blue duck and helicopter through colorful mazes!