Densha de Go! 3 screenshots

April 26, 2002 5:11 PM PST

source: Taito

Taito has released several new screenshots of Densha de Go! 3 for PS2. The game is still planned for a spring 2002 release. View a few of the screens here: 1, 2, 3, 4

Dreamcast Direct Expands

April 26, 2002 4:59 PM PST

source: Sega

Good news for all fans of Falcom's games! Sega's online distribution site Dreamcast Direct has recently begun to distribute Falcom audio and game soft CDs.

Falcom news

April 26, 2002 4:57 PM PST

source: Falcom

Vantage Master Japan

Legendary console/PC developer Falcom (of Ys fame) has recently released what appears to be a huge demo of Zwei!!, their new and incredibly popular PC action/RPG. Be warned, Japanese Windows 9x is a necessity for this piece of software, though XP users may have better luck. As an additional note, Falcom has announced the development of Vantage Master Japan, the latest installment of their seminal SRPG. To commemorate this, they have released a new screensaver.

D+vine [MADNESS]

April 26, 2002 4:35 PM PST

source: Abogado Powers

For those who don't know, Abogado Powers ( is a small yet prolific Japanese software company with a wide genre base. They've not been making games for that long, but each game so far has been unique in style, which impresses me at least. They're probably best known for their Dreamcast RPG D+vine [LUV]. They've released a demo of their excellent shooter Tobi D+vine. We've mirrored it here for convenience. If you'd like to see more, there's also a movie, though it's a bit large (26.4 megs).

Review: Eithea

April 20, 2002 11:55 PM PST

source: insert credit

A year after the game is released to gamers in Japan, who quickly made the game the number 1 selling game of the week, Atlus announces a rerelease of Eithea under their Atlus Best Collection label. Click here to see just what makes this game tick...

News: Screenshots of...Shinobi PS2?

April 20, 2002 10:24 PM PST

source: Ruliweb

That's indeed what it seems Ruliweb posted here. Needless to say, there are many people eagerly waiting for Shinobi's incarnation on the current generation of high-performance consoles.

News: Microsoft Lowers Expectations

April 19, 2002 12:37 PM PST

source: insert credit

Sales of the Xbox in both Europe and Japan have not achieved the brisk clip which Microsoft expected. Soon after a European Xbox price cut (from 470 euros to 299 Euros), MS Chief Financial Officer John Connors announced that the company has cut sales estimates from 4.5 to 6 million shipped units by the end of June to of 3.5 to 4 million. Also among Microsoft's revised goals is 9 to 11 million shipped units by the middle of 2003.

Download: Glove On Fight!

April 17, 2002 2:48 PM PST

source: The Madman's Cafe's not the sequel to Groove On Fight. However, it will soon be a game by Watanabe Seisakujou based on the Flash animations created by Sunpuu-tei Koubou. Download the two flash animations below! (Be aware...they are nearly 5 megs each. You may want to save these files to your hard drive first...)

Flash 1 Flash 2

Review: Dungeon and Guarder

April 13, 2002 12:35 AM PST

source: insert credit

We've just posted a review of one of the first games to come out for the GP32, Dungeon and Guarder. Brandon takes a look at this traditional beat 'em up and passes judgement...

Ikaruga for preorder at NCSX

April 12, 2002 1:37 PM PST

source: NCSX

NCSX was one of the first places to let us know of rumors of the arcade shooter's release for the Dreamcast and PS2. With a release date of March 30th, they are now currently accepting preorders for the game at their site. From their experience with the Naomi version, they highly recommend it for fans of shooters and Treasure...

Click here to go to their news entry for the day.

Feel The Rage: The Movies!

April 10, 2002 4:50 PM PST

source: The Madman's Cafe

Thanks to a post from sha v on The Madman's cafe forum, we now know that movies are available of Rage of the Dragons demo mode. Three movies, even. The official RotD web site is

The site is a bit slow at the moment, so we are mirroring all three movies here. Check out these movies of Kan vs. Oni, Lynn vs. Alice, and Pepe vs. Oni.

Feel The Rage?

April 10, 2002 2:47 PM PST


What's up with Rage of the Dragons? Is it bad? Is it good?

In contrast to the sentiments expressed in the Madman's Cafe thread linked to below, a fairly positive mini-review was posted on's forums here. Who knows what will happen when the game finally enjoys wide distribution. Such are the joys of personal taste...

Is That A NeoGeo Game I See?

April 9, 2002 2:25 PM PST

source: Magic Box

Can you say double take?

It must have taken a long while for it to hit me. In the number 20 slot of Japanese console game sales from March 11 - 17, there's a little game from Sun Amusement which moved 6,126 units that week. The game? The King of Fighters 2001, for NeoGeo.

Who would've thought one would see another NeoGeo console game on a top sales chart?

A Few Sales Numbers...

April 8, 2002 10:10 PM PST

source: Magic Box

It's quite a race in the American consoles sales market...for second place.

While the PlayStation 2 has a secure lead with an installed base of more than eight million units, Microsoft's Xbox and Nintendo's GameCube are boasting sales figures of nearly 1.8 and 1.5 million, respectively.

It will be interesting to see what the coming months of software releases do for these consoles' sales...


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