Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I'm probably going to pre-order Game Center CX 3 as soon as someone allows me to do so

The problem is, I need another 3DS game at the moment like I need a hole in the head. (I know I've said that many times before, but I'm writing this on the Monday following a week-long vacation, so please forgive me for resorting, yet again, to such a tired cliche.)

Still, I love me some retro-tinged mini-games, especially when they harken back to the 8-bit gems of my childhood, and that certainly describes the titles that will be included in this upcoming, likely-to-be-import-only compilation.

You can see two of those titles in action by zooming to the 26:50 mark in the video below (and here), by the way.

I especially like the first one, which is a blatant Mario Bros. rip-off, although the second one--which riffs on Namco's Sky Kid--looks pretty sweet, too.

Are any of you Japanese 3DS owners planning to pick up a copy of Game Center CX 3 after it hits the streets?

(Via tinycartridge.com)


michaelstearns said...

Here's a link straight to that point in the video. Youtube will now generate timestamp links for you in the "Share" tab below the video, if you didn't know! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgEFxfurAMg&feature=youtu.be&t=26m50s

I am not in the "Japanese 3DS owners" group, but if I were, I certainly would be planning on picking it up. I imported the GCCX2, but I don't think I'll be doing it this time. I've got my fingers crossed for some kind of eShop rescue, even if it's just making the games available individually as mini downloads. It'd be sad to lose the "context" but I'll take what I can get. (Heck I'd gladly pay a small sum for an eShop version of Rally King even if it was the exact same game that it was on DS!)

thegaygamer.com said...

Oh, I didn't know you could do that, Michael! Thanks :)

Also, I fully understand not wanting to import this--or not wanting to import it and a Japanese 3DS.

Since I already have a 3DS, though, I really want to do it--especially since I never imported the 2nd game.

It helps, of course, knowing that if I don't like it or whatever I can always sell it on eBay later, and possibly for a nice profit.