The long, pleasant march to Fall continues with a small but quirky set of weeks. Any time period in which Flipnic can be a major part is going to be at least a little strange. Sure, super-mainstream football does tend to dominate things, but this is the perfect time of year for a game like Nanostray to get the extra attention it might otherwise miss.
Week of July 11 - July 16
Tuesday, July 12
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (PS2, Gamecube, Xbox, GBA, PC)
Movie-based gaming product with appallingly bad box art.
NCAA Football 2006 (PS2, Xbox)
College football in July, because July is prime football time.
Sid Meier's Pirates (Xbox)
The modern-day update of the PC/Genesis classic comes to Xbox. Classic "sandbox" gaming with pirates.
Wednesday, July 13
Flatout (PS2, Xbox, PC)
Redneck racing combined with hysterically funny driver-launching mini-games.
Flipnic: Ultimate Pinball (PS2)
From the back of the box- "Flipnic: Ultimate Pinball is an enjoyable simple-action amazing pinball game for you!"
Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir (PS2)
Final Fight meets RPG in anime-based gaming.
Week of July 18 - July 23
Tuesday, July 19
Colosseum: Road to Freedom (PS2)
Gladiator combat in the arenas of ancient Rome.
Wednesday, July 20
Classic "fly up the screen and shoot things" gaming.
Friday, July 23
Kim Possible 3: Team Possible (GBA)
Cartoon-based platforming, with a dual-character twist.
That's So Raven 2: Supernatural Style (GBA)
Even creepy-looking freak girls get games based on them.