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Octopus Prime
09-06-2010, 07:06 AM
Merry Labour Day, everyone! I hope Labour Claus treated you nicely!

WiiWare leads off with a point & click adventure game about cowboys bringing law to a lawless land. Or reuinite farmers or something. The press release makes it sounds more like the latter. Anyhoo; Fenimore Fillmore: The Westerner has made its WiiWare debut.

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Boss, this might be my favorite cowboy game since Rising Zan!

Virtual Console even got a release this week! Which is the other thing alluded to in the title! Samurai Shodown 3 has arrived! Outside of the NGPC game, I haven't actually PLAYED any SS title, but I am lead to understand that 2 was the awesome one, and 3 is pretty good.

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Boss I can't WAIT to make my enemies bleed milk!

DSi got Simply Mahjong, which I suppose is for the amateu Mahjong enthusiast, as opposed to last weeks Absolute Mahjong. It's good to know that no matter what your love for Mahjong is... you've got a DSi ware game catered to it.

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Boss informs me that playing Mahjong with Jenga-rules is not the right way to play. I say "Damn your society, and its rules!"

My Exotic Farm is the sequel to the recent My Farm. Except instead of boring animals like horses and cows, you get to raise things like parrots and rhinos. When we get around to "My Fictitious Farm" THEN I'll get excited.

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Boss you shouldn't make fun of parrot farmers. They can find out all your dirty secrets.

Finally we've got Music On Acoustic Guitar which is to Acoustic Guitar what Miracle Piano Teacher was to Piano. Except without the robot thing.

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No fuel for the robots? Oh Boss... how unwise.

And so it is that we got a week of sequels to things that came out, like, a week ago. YAY US!

WiiWare

Fenimore Fillmore "The Westerner"
Publisher: Revistronic
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Cartoon Violence, Mild Language, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco
Price: 1,000 Wii Points™
Description: Welcome to the West! Come and see the fastest cowboy in action. Visit a typical Western town with a grand saloon, a sheriff's office and a bank. Meet the classic doctor, the powerful "master of the land," an industrious pioneer and men and women who raised a great nation with their blood, sweat and tears. But there are things that cannot be helped, and one of them - very typical in the West - is the continuous fighting between farmers and cattle ranchers. While farmers used to win the sympathy of most people, cattle ranchers had more money, more men and more power. Only a cowboy as peculiar as Fenimore Fillmore could side with the farmers when the rest of the cowboys are paid by the merciless and sinister cattle rancher.

Virtual Console

SAMURAI SHODOWN III
Original platform: NEOGEO
Publisher: D4 Enterprise
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) - Blood, Use of Tobacco, Violence
Price: 900 Wii Points
Description: This is a fighting game released in 1995 as a sequel to the previous year's release of SAMURAI SHOWDOWN II. Though this is the third installment in the series, the story takes place between the first and second installments. Players can choose from 12 samurai seeking to defeat Zankuro Minazuki. Along with minor upgrades from the last version - such as the ability to press buttons to fill your rage gauge and the ability to defend in midair - you can also select from slash and bust personality types for each character. Each type has its own set of special moves you can take advantage of, effectively doubling the amount of characters you can play.

Nintendo DSiWare

Simply Mahjong
Publisher: Engine Software
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Simply Mahjong gives you exactly what you want: pure mahjong on your Nintendo DSi system. Mahjong is a Chinese tile-matching game. The tiles are arranged in a special pattern with their faces upward. A tile is said to be open if it can be moved either left or right without disturbing other tiles. The goal is to match pairs of identical tiles. The game is finished when all pairs of tiles have been removed from the board or there are no exposed pairs remaining. The simple game design and easy, intuitive controls make it a game that the whole family can enjoy. The game features 50 puzzles in each level to provide hours of fun.

My Exotic Farm
Publisher: BiP Media
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: My Exotic Farm is an exotic farm simulation game. In the beginning, all you own is an empty field, a few pennies and a single parrot. If you feed and take care of it, the parrot will make feathers that can be sold. With this money, you can buy new animals at the Farmers' Market and purchase equipment from the shopkeeper. Little by little, as your farm builds up, you will unlock bonuses including a well, a great green macaw, a guard dog and a 4x4. You can also exchange animals with your friends who play My Farm or My Exotic Farm.

Music on: Acoustic Guitar
Publisher: Abylight
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: It's like having an acoustic guitar in your pocket! Play your favorite songs easily with the predefined chord option and enjoy the high sound quality. Hear the fingers on the frets and the nails while strumming. A directory of more than 900 chords shows you how to place your fingers on a real guitar and lets you listen to them when selected. Five different styles will accompany you to set the mood: Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Country, Ballad and Blues. Other features include a palm mute function, a metronome and the ability to save up to 10 sessions.

DANoWAR
09-06-2010, 07:25 AM
Have I ever told you that I really like your weekly release threads, even if I don't own the systems in question? And even (especially even) if I think the majority of those shovelware DSI games are absolute BS?

Come thinking about it, I should also pay Netbrian a visit...

Torgo
09-06-2010, 10:49 AM
A possibly worthwhile Neo-Geo release? Cool!

Rascally Badger
09-06-2010, 11:05 AM
A possibly worthwhile Neo-Geo release? Cool!

Isn't there a Samurai Showdown Collection that you could probably pick up for not much more than the price of the download? Of course I have no idea how good the collection is.

Vaeran
09-06-2010, 11:41 AM
Yay, Samurai Shodown III!

It's the only game in the series I want, because I have fond memories of playing it in an arcade at the beach my family vacationed at when I was like 12. Also I thought Shizumaru was kinda cute.

MetManMas
09-06-2010, 12:12 PM
Milk blood? It's definitely more interesting than phlegm, relish, and dyed minigolf water, but the best blood substitutes are clearly melted rainbows and Pepto Bismol.

I'm not a huge fighting game fan, but it's nice to see something new on Virtual Console.

Calorie Mate
09-06-2010, 12:36 PM
I still own a copy of Rising Zan.


In other news, Mr. Octopus, you should try and guess, like, the 5 faces you'll end up using for next week, and then see how well they match up. You've gotten a lot of mileage out of the freaky bird Percy, for example.

Nodal
09-06-2010, 01:14 PM
I still own a copy of Rising Zan.


In other news, Mr. Octopus, you should try and guess, like, the 5 faces you'll end up using for next week, and then see how well they match up. You've gotten a lot of mileage out of the freaky bird Percy, for example.

You mean Jinjo Percy?

ArugulaZ
09-06-2010, 01:22 PM
Isn't there a Samurai Showdown Collection that you could probably pick up for not much more than the price of the download? Of course I have no idea how good the collection is.

It's not that it's bad exactly, but... well, actually about half of it is bad. Samurai Shodown is fine, Samurai Shodown II is great, Samurai Shodown IV is acceptable, and everything else (including SamSho III) is pretty freakin' lame. Tenkaichi is included as well, and it's just a mess... the control scheme has been jumbled up and there's at least six different play styles for each character. Part of the "challenge" lies in figuring out just what the hell to do.

O..O~
09-06-2010, 02:56 PM
Is the fu man chu supposed to look like a penis?

Andrew
09-06-2010, 04:41 PM
Rising Zaaaaaaan!
(Samurai Gun-Man!) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqOK8EPsNDI)

I played a good bit of that about a year or so ago. I really, really wanted to love it (it has a lot of great ideas, is hella funny, and is probably worth considering as a grandfather to the Stylish Action genre), but it was a game that felt ridiculously dated control and mechanics-wise even then, let alone today. Would be great to see it remade, but I'm not counting on it.

I might watch a Let's Play, though.

I had a helluva lot of fun with Samurai Western, though.

Ethan
09-06-2010, 04:42 PM
Is the fu man chu supposed to look like a penis?

Yep, can't un-see that.

Posaune
09-06-2010, 04:46 PM
Is the fu man chu supposed to look like a penis?

It doesn't look that much like one, but you have still poisoned my mind. What is WRONG with you?

Rascally Badger
09-06-2010, 09:41 PM
It's not that it's bad exactly, but... well, actually about half of it is bad. Samurai Shodown is fine, Samurai Shodown II is great, Samurai Shodown IV is acceptable, and everything else (including SamSho III) is pretty freakin' lame. Tenkaichi is included as well, and it's just a mess... the control scheme has been jumbled up and there's at least six different play styles for each character. Part of the "challenge" lies in figuring out just what the hell to do.

That's about what I expected. So Samurai Shodown 3 might actually be worth downloading, assuming I was enough of a fan to know the how it was supposed to play.

mopinks
09-06-2010, 09:50 PM
there's never any good reason to play SSIII, because SSIV is basically the same game but 100 times better.

LBD_Nytetrayn
09-07-2010, 04:51 PM
Wait, so am I reading this correctly? Westerner is good?

That's the one I was most curious about.

DANoWAR
09-08-2010, 03:14 AM
Wait, so am I reading this correctly? Westerner is good?

That's the one I was most curious about.

Look for yourself, it's a PC port. (http://www.google.de/search?hl=de&safe=off&client=opera&hs=Blw&rls=en&tbs=vid%3A1&q=youtube+westerner+Fenimore&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=)

LBD_Nytetrayn
09-08-2010, 09:57 AM
Ah, no kidding. Had never heard of it until to-- er, two days ago.

MetManMas
09-08-2010, 10:01 AM
Look for yourself, it's a PC port. (http://www.google.de/search?hl=de&safe=off&client=opera&hs=Blw&rls=en&tbs=vid%3A1&q=youtube+westerner+Fenimore&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=)

Okay, just looking at screenshots, my interest's increased tenfold! Looks like I've got another thing to buy on WiiWare.