Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Nintendo Power September 07 Issue Summary

Here's a summary of the September 2007 issue of Nintendo Power Magazine:

1. Mario Kart Screenshot:
2. Thrillville will boast 34 carnival-themed mini-games and 100 missions
3. Spider-Man Friend or Foe is definitely coming to the Wii

4. Victorious Boxers to hit North America this September
5. Deep Wii Fishing will feature 100 different species of fish and 30 locations
6. Mario can turn into a Boo to go through walls in Mario Galaxy and we can expect some old-school power-ups in the game
7. DDR Bundle for Wii will include the dance pad which connects to the GameCube controller port and if you already have the GameCube DDR Mario Mix dance pad, it will work with the game (so I suggest getting the game alone if you already have it)
8. Sweet new (a few) Metroid Prime screenshots in the magazine (at least I haven’t seen some of these yet). The game dialogue will be completely voiced, but Samus won’t speak. The game will never dip below 60fps. The game’s mood is like Ridley Scott’s Alien. The game is over 30 hours long (based on the calculation they have given).
9. Next feature in the magazine looks at WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008. You can taunt in the game by holding the C button and using the Wii-mote and Nunchuk to taunt your enemies in motion. The game will have modes like hard-core matches, fatal four-ways and triple threat.
10. WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 Developer Interview: “the challenge with bringing our title to the Wii is to make it fun, to make it light, and to make it easy to use, so that it matches with the Wii user and with the platform…(another dev speaks) on the programming side, actually did a lot of research on the hardware, and researched what was the correct direction to get the best feedback in terms of moving the controller and how to assign different things to different areas of the controller. We put a lot of effort into really full researching the hardware.”
11. Next up is Super Smash Bros. Brawl…we all know this info already but the confirmed playable characters are as follows: Mario, Link, Kirby, Pikachu, Meta Knight, Pit, Samus, Zero Suit Samus, Wario, Snake, Fox McCloud, Zelda and Bowser

Game Ratings:

Mario Strikers Charged - 8.5/10
Brunswick Pro Bowling - 6.0/10
Transformers - 5.5/10
Driver: Parallel Lines - 5.0/10
Prism: Light the Way - 8.5/10
Luminous Arc - 8.0/10
Pet Alien - 8.0/10
Picross - 8.0/10
Touchmaster - 8.0/10
Dynasty Warriors DS - 7.5/10
Nervous Brickdown - 7.0/20
Race Driver - 7.5/10
Fullmetal Alchemist Trading Card - 7.0/10
Rune Factory A Fantasy Harvest Moon - 7.0/10
Heroes of Mana - 6.5/10
Transformers (both versions) - 6.0/10
Professional Fisherman’s Tour - 5.0/10

Next Month:

Feature on Mario Galaxy, Metroid Survival Guide, E3 Impressions, Looney Tunes, Pac-Man and more.


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