Top 100 Console & Handheld Video Games of All-Time from Japan

Top 100 Japanese Console and Handheld Video Games of All-Time

Happy New Year! 😀 To close out the old year, Japanese television network TV Asahi ran a special TV broadcast where 50,000 players from around Japan voted in a poll for their favorite console and handheld video games. So you’ll notice these are all from Japanese developers. The following “Top 100” list adds up all the votes. …

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Chrono Trigger for PC First Update Now Available

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Square Enix has announced that following fan feedback, Chrono Trigger for Steam has received the first of a number of planned patches to enhance the game’s presentation and features. The patch includes: • Original Graphics: A new option will allow players to choose between the current high-resolution character sprites and background graphics, or a new …

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Chrono Trigger Out Now on Steam

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Widely hailed as one of the greatest video games of all time, the definitive version of Chrono Trigger is now available for the first time on Steam. Watch the Chrono Trigger for Steam Trailer: This version features: • Two Extra Dungeons – Includes the mysterious “Dimensional Vortex” dungeon and “Lost Sanctum” dungeon that first appeared …

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Top 100 Best DS Games of All Time

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What are the Top 100 Best DS Games of All Time? The 32bit DS/DSLite/DSi/DSi XL line, Nintendo’s successor to the Game Boy line, were two-screened, touch-screen-enabled portable game systems that took the world by storm; continuing Nintendo’s massive success as the portable keymaker by dropping retro masterpieces left & right since it’s 2004 debut. And …

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On iOS: Batman Arkham City Lockdown, Chrono Trigger

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From today you can play these new iOS games for iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad via the iTunes App Store. Here’s an overview of what iOS games Apple announced: Content: Batman Arkham City Lockdown Price: $5.99 Description: The inmates have escaped and Batman has his hands full defeating an army of henchmen and some of …

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Chrono Trigger Walkthrough Video Guide (PS3, Wii, PSP, DS, PS1, SNES, Retro, PC, Mobile)

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This Chrono Trigger walkthrough will guide you through the beginning to ending moments of gameplay with strategy tips for this beloved classic Square RPG recently re-released on Wii Virtual Console and PlayStation Network (where it’s playable on PSP, PS3 and the upcoming PS Vita as well as Mobile platforms like Xperia Play and other PlayStation …

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Chrono Trigger walkthrough video guide (SNES, Wii Virtual Console, DS, PSN, PS1, Retro, PC, iPhone, Mobile)

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This Chrono Trigger walkthrough will guide you through the beginning to ending moments of cutscenes and gameplay for this beloved classic RPG from Square Enix, originally released for the Super NES in 1995.

The game was later re-released for the PSOne in a collection called “Final Fantasy Chronicles” where it was bundled with “Final Fantasy IV” in a two-disc set. It hit Japan on 1999 and North America in 2001. This version of the game was updated to include new anime cut-scenes that weren’t in the SNES original, bonuses for achieving different endings and subtle ties into Chrono Cross (the PS1 spiritual sequel). However the PS1 version was plagued by extremely slow loading times which lead to less-than-favorable reviews.

The game wasn’t seen again until modern times, when a greatly enhanced port was released for the DS on November 25, 2008. This version contained all of the anime cutscenes from the PS1 version while adding a much more accurate and all-new translation, two all-new areas (the Lost Sanctum and Dimensional Vortex), a new ending that further foreshadowed the PS1 sequel Chrono Cross; The inclusion of the Chrono Trigger soundtrack vocal song, “Singing Mountain”, into the game itself at the Dimensional Vortex (previously the song was only on the soundtrack, not in the actual game); also added were a default run option, a self-completing map screen, a dual-screen mode that took advantage of the DS’ two screens and completely cleared the top screen of obstructions (with menu options on the bottom), new touch-screen controls and a new “Arena” where you could freely battle monsters. Phew!

The original Super Nintendo version of the game was also recently re-released, in its original, completely unaltered form, for the Wii Virtual Console on May 16, 2011, with a European release scheduled for July 2011. Chrono Trigger has consistantly topped the charts as one of the most wanted Wii VC videogames, so kudos to Square and Nintendo for finally re-releasing it in its original form! You can purchase it for only 800 Nintendo Points (About $8.00).

Additionally, Chrono Trigger will be released for mobile platforms (hopefully this includes iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, iPad 2 and Android platforms) and the PlayStation Network (hopefully Xbox Live Arcade as well) in the coming future.

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On the Wii and DSi Shop today: Chrono Trigger

Get an Nintendo Wii and DSi 2000 Points Card Nintendo downloads this week: With the arrival of the Super NES favorite Chrono Trigger on the Virtual Console service, Wii owners can liven up their living rooms with a classic time-twisting adventure. For the Nintendo DSiWare service, Big Bass Arcade invites players to cast away boredom by casting a line in search of mighty fish, while Word Searcher 3 offers fresh puzzle-solving challenges that can be enjoyed anywhere. Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove: Monster Mix for the WiiWare service sets monster-themed fun to an irresistible beat. Delightful deviation from the norm is just a download away.

Nintendo has now added these new/classic games to the Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop. The games go live at 9AM Pacific time. Users with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card can be purchased at retail locations or

News about the 3DS eShop launch day:

A new system update for the hand-held Nintendo 3DS system will be available in North America the evening of June 6 Pacific time. By downloading the free update via a wireless broadband Internet connection, Nintendo 3DS users can enjoy new features and enhancements, including an Internet browser and access to the Nintendo eShop, where users can browse and purchase downloadable content (games, demos, movies, more).

This week’s new Virtual Console game is:

Chrono Trigger
Original platform: Super NES
Publisher: Square Enix
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: A young man is transported into the past, altering the course of history and the outcome of the future. He has to find his way home, but first he must travel to the outer edges of time to repair the world’s chronology. On the way, he encounters strange friends and foes, uses incredible devices and vehicles, and penetrates and neutralizes the fortresses of the past, present and future. A paradox has been created. If he does not restore the order of time, nothing will ever be the same. He is the one who will become a hero. He is Crono.

Josh must be deliriously happy about this classic RPG making its way to the Wii’s Virtual Console.

This week’s new WiiWare game is:

Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove: Monster Mix
Publisher: Natsume Inc.
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Join Gabrielle and her monster friends as they dance along to a spooktacular selection of songs. Grab your Wii Remote controller and dance along as you shimmy, shake and spin in time to the music. There’s trouble in Monster Town: Vlad the Vampire’s loyal zombies have disappeared. Gabrielle and her monster friends will have to bust some serious moves on the dance floor in order to lure them back. Along the way, maybe they can uncover the identity of the mysterious creature that’s terrorizing Monster Town’s zombies. Up to four players can show off their best moves in the game’s multiplayer mode. (Additional accessories are required for multiplayer mode and are sold separately.) Short and full versions of songs let you dance as much as you want. Unlock tons of outrageous outfits and items.

There’s also one new demo for: Lead the Meerkats.

This week’s new DSiWare games are:

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