TGS '07: Taito + family DS games = love

Taito focuses completely on DS family fun at its midsize booth at this year's TGS.

TOKYO--Although other booths at TGS this year had skimpily clad booth babes draped over every game, Taito decided to go down a more family-friendly route. The company filled its entire stand with Nintendo DS games that have wide appeal. The whole feel of the area was more casual and less frenetic than many other booths at the show, which made it a nice diversion from all the noise, crowd, and crush of the show.

Taito's booth had plenty of wide-open spaces, and featured what was something of a rarity at TGS: tables and chairs to sit down at while you played a game. Taito also had three large display stands with several demo units of its major DS games: Exit, Cooking Mama 2, and Space Invaders Extreme.

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19 comments
DFTricks
DFTricks

My sis loved cooking mama for the DS but was not a big fan of the Wii version. I hople they bring a better sequel so i can find an easy x-mas gift for her :P

finaleve
finaleve

Now that's something interesting. That plug-in is a concept I think most companies should look into. There is a point to the GBA slot, and Taito sees a use for it on the DS. Go Taito!

joeymew
joeymew

i wonder if that black thing plugs into the GBA slot and then is used as a nob controller (like the old pong controllers)

The_AI
The_AI

Cooking Mama 2! YAY!!!!!

taboo
taboo

Exit? On DS? Hm, sounds good to me, my PSP analog nub is too busted to play it or Exit 2.

rgsniper1
rgsniper1

Okassar, Cooking Mama on the PC? I wasn't even aware you could get Cooking Mama for the PC. How do you control it?

DonutTrooper
DonutTrooper

Not bad, I would have liked to have been there.

okassar
okassar

Cooking Mama for DS?Not bad,I play that game on computer sometimes,pretty obsessive.Obsessive games are exactly what the DS needs.Because the DS is a portable system and people want it something worth playing everywhere they go,it's a good direction to move in.So far,I believe the best and most lasting game on the DS(other than Animal Crossing),was the remake of FFIII,loved it.

squirtle4
squirtle4

It's great that nintendo isn't the only one trying to go family-friendly.

hemakm3
hemakm3

Dont tell my kids another Cooking Mama game is coming.