Weekly Report, 7/18 Feature - The Next Level

Weekly Report, 7/18

You can tell it's summer when six games is a week's worth.

Article by James Cunningham (Email)
July 18th 2005, 06:42AM

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

Nanostray (DS)
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.

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