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.
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.
I was hoping it would be for the pc. Zoomer30 , I still play PSS on my c64 emulator once and a while.
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.
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?
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.
"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
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?
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.
this is better news than that pack of crap wii games coming (anyone see the movie for ninjabread man? ....it was painful)
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....
Im waiting for Typhoon Tycoon, myself. Where you set the conditions to create a monster Typhoon and cause as much destruction as possible. =)
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.
"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.
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.
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