Quantcast
Taito's Bullet Train game gets Wii controller - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Taito's Bullet Train game gets Wii controller


3:17 PM on 11.13.2006
Taito's Bullet Train game gets Wii controller photo



All-are-bored!!! Could you imagine a more mundane game than driving a speeding train? Millions would disagree with me, as games of this nature are quite popular in Japan. We saw a few of these eastern mass transit simulators brought to life on the Dreamcast with Tokyo Bus Guide and Taito's Densha De Go 1 and 2. Naturally, it's this same company that's bringing the blockbuster excitement of driving a train in Shikansen 2006. The object of the game is to make a fast break between train stops and pick up as many customers as possible withtout overshooting the stops. Riventing, I tell you.

Speciality peripherals are generally a bad idea, but what is even more peculiar to me is Taito's decision not to leverage the Wiimote on this project. Seems like a no brainer -- all of those dials could be overlaid on the screen and the Wiimote could have been served as a lever pushed back and forth on your lap. Duh, Taito! Duh!

The true appeal of these games is how accurately they recreate the most famous Japanese rail lines, which plays a very important role in their transportation system. Given their track record it makes perfect sense for them to further their niche franchise on Wii. We doubt they'll bring this stateside, but we thought some hardcore sim enthusiasts would like to know that it will be ready for import around February of 2007. Check out screenshots Shikansen 2006 here.

[Via Watch Impress






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.








Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

Simulators

6:30 PM on 08.13.2014
Make your own hideous Sims in The Sims 4: Create-a-Sim demo

Available now on Origin, you too can create various facsimiles of human life with The Sims 4's Create-a-Sim demo. The demo will give players a sneak peek into the new Sim creation process, which looks a lot more involved...more



6:30 PM on 08.12.2014
Join The Golf Club on Xbox One, PC, and PS4 this month

After a few months on Steam Early Access, HB Studios' The Golf Club is nearly ready for its final release on PC and consoles. The golf simulation title's launch on Steam and Xbox One is set for August 19, with a PlayStation 4...more



12:00 PM on 08.12.2014
RollerCoaster Tycoon World announced for PC

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile was a hot mess, representing some of the worst traits of mobile and free-to-play gaming, but we knew that Atari was planning a PC game as well, one that promised to be different from the mobile ...more



View all Simulators






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more