Donkey Konga And More
- 7 maart 2004 NL
As Nintendo Watch’s first week online draws to a close, it’s time to review some of the smaller, but still interesting stories I came accross the past few days.
- It seems like ‘Donkey Konga’ will be released soon both in the PAL regions and North America. The good news is it will come at a regular price, including those crazy plastic congo drums. Now let’s hope Nintendo will also be quick to introduce an actual ‘Donkey Kong’ 3D platform game.
- ‘Game Informer’ publishes the rumour that Nintendo of America might be releasing an NES style Game Boy Advance SP this summer, similar to Japan’s Famicom style unit. I don’t think it would look nearly as cool, though.
- Ubisoft is planning to release a sequel to ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’ before year’s end. I’d been hoping for a longer development cycle resulting in less annoying battles, more platforming galore and a better thought-out game world, but it seems I’m out of luck.
- Naughty Dog’s Jason Rubin on American games channel G4: “It has always been my dream to work with the guys at Nintendo on a dream project, and if things keep going the way they are, I just might get my wish!” That’s just great, Mr. ‘Jak & Daxter’ joking that Sony is on the verge of buying Nintendo, and nobody noticing. Or laughing.
- Nintendo is releasing a special Girl’s Edition of the GBA SP in Spain. It’s metallic pink and Nintendo is suggesting girls use it to play games like ‘Hamtaro’, ‘Pokémon’, ‘Kirby’ and, of course, ‘Barbie: Horse Adventure’. It puzzles me why Nintendo is doing this in Spain only, though. Anyone?
- Hiroshi Yamauchi is filthy rich. According to ‘Forbes’, his bank account contains some 1.5 billion dollars, 50% more than ‘Harry Potter’ writer J.K. Rowling’s. Still, this does not bode well for the excentric ex-president, as he’s already retired while Rowling has at least two Potter novels to go.