Space Station Tycoon has liftoff

Namco Bandai Wii game will be docking in "summer" 2007.

There have been Zoo Tycoons, RollerCoaster Tycoons, Prison Tycoons, a Beer Tycoon, a Game Tycoon, and a Cruise Ship Tycoon, to name just a few. Now gamers can add Space Station Tycoon to the list, a title which has been developed by Namco.

Space Station Tycoon, for the Nintendo Wii, centres on a character called Shawn and his stressed-out monkey sidekick, Tam, along with 30 other kooky characters. It will feature a level-based system, where gamers have to complete a set of mission objectives--including "light puzzle solving"--to progress to the next stage and further expand their empire.

The game promises to let players use the motion sensing of the Wii Remote to create gravity points and interact with objects in the environment, undertaking tasks such as catching asteroids to stop them from smashing into the space station and lobbing cannonballs at space pirates.

There will also be a multiplayer mode and co-op play elements. The US release will be summer 2007, with no date yet announced for Europe or any word on the PlayStation Portable version.

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SteveTwo
SteveTwo

Sounds like a rip of Outpost Kaldori X for the 360 XBLA.

tge4
tge4

It looks like a rip off. I already had a game like this when I was in grade 5. It was Moon Tycoon, which still wasn't very fun. I give this preview 2 copy- right suits... out of 5.

jester_gcr
jester_gcr

I was hoping it would be for the pc. Zoomer30 , I still play PSS on my c64 emulator once and a while.

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

Hopefully it will be good. But I have noticed their are a lot games with the word "tycoon" in their name, that aren't so great. Buy you never know till you play it.

gmax
gmax

Heh... And 'coon fans rejoiced...

Darkiewonder
Darkiewonder

I want my chicken to be there! Give me my chicken!

Bpg3D
Bpg3D

Monkey sidekick. :-/

japanesegoth
japanesegoth

hmm...i enjoyed roller coaster tycoon..anyhoo..when i read the title of this article i was reminded of space station silicon valley...that was a fun game...also, nearly headless? how can you be nearly headless?

mansmanman
mansmanman

now what else are they going to think of?

The_Dude1212
The_Dude1212

I thought they lost it and were going downhill when they brung out "Lemonade Stand Tycoon", but it's good to know that it still is going strong.

aoi23
aoi23

Sounds interesting. :)

MegaManX9101
MegaManX9101

"lobbing cannonballs at space pirates." wtc...? who would have freaking cannons on a space station!? :/ where are the mass drivers? where are the plasma and particle beams? wheres.... everything futuristic? XD

snoman99991
snoman99991

I really believe this has potential. Did anyone play Moon Tycoon? It wasn't all that bad, though it certainly wasn't perfect. And it looked nice too. Either way, it's something new, even if it's another tycoon. Who can complain about new ideas?

OfficialBed
OfficialBed

uh...lol....will be interesting for sure

Zoomer30
Zoomer30

GOD! On the bleeping wii. For the sec there I thought someone was ACTUALLY going to bring out a Space Station game for the PC. Last time I played a Space Station game on a computer was "Project: Space Station" on my good old Commodore 64 back in the late 80s.

blacktorn
blacktorn

Phhh this title excited me until i saw wii,a space station tycooon game on the pc would rock

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

I've grown kind of tired of all these tycoon games.

_KwispY
_KwispY

this is better news than that pack of crap wii games coming (anyone see the movie for ninjabread man? ....it was painful)

LoWpS
LoWpS

oliver_475 "if they dont mess it up, itll be a good game " no really?

bminns
bminns

rollercoaster tycoon was a pretty fun game.

Tenjikuronin
Tenjikuronin

Although I'm not really interested in the Tycoon series of games, I am glad that the Wii is getting a diverese library of games....

Jesterspaz
Jesterspaz

Im waiting for Typhoon Tycoon, myself. Where you set the conditions to create a monster Typhoon and cause as much destruction as possible. =)

diablobasher
diablobasher

A prison tycoon O_o OMG Point me to it! I never new there was one!

BWRoss79
BWRoss79

I'm done with the Tycoon stuff. Lame.....

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

WTF? NASA and the Russians can't even get this right and they expect us to? Why not Rollercoaster Tycoon though? Very strange. Reminds me, though, we need a new Alpha Centauri to come out somewhere.

Sonovius
Sonovius

still waiting for cubicle tycoon

Flash3322
Flash3322

They need a new word.....no more TYCOON

oliver_475
oliver_475

if they dont mess it up, itll be a good game

scout10101
scout10101

Man, not another bad tycoon game.

tjharwin
tjharwin

It will suck, the only good ones were Roller Coaster Tycoon and Railway Tycoon.

xBlitzerx
xBlitzerx

Space Station Silicon Valley sequel is what I first saw, and was hopeing for. Oh well.

luigimario_64
luigimario_64

This looks pretty cool. I know a friend who will get it for sure. I might borrow it from him :)

l33tdaedalus
l33tdaedalus

As an aside, just how many tycoon games are there now?

TTDog
TTDog

"I'm not sure how to feel about this. It sounds fairly cool, but it was just announced and it has a summer 2007 release date? Sounds like it's going to be really low quality work." Do you honestly think they didn't start work on this until they made the press release? Man you're going to be a student for a long time to come.

Seymour47
Seymour47

I'm not sure how to feel about this. It sounds fairly cool, but it was just announced and it has a summer 2007 release date? Sounds like it's going to be really low quality work.

vnc20100
vnc20100

Cool, sounds nice there'S some strategy elements in it too.