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Transformers: The Mystery of Optimus Prime

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TriPredRavage at 2008-07-13 4:52 pm

Hey every one, a little more video game news to throw your way.  The now ancient game Transformers: Convoy no Nazo (which roughly translates to the title above) that was exclusively released in Japan for the Nintendo Famicon System (our Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)) has been released in Japan on the Wii's Virtual Console on June 10th. 

The game features Ultra Magnus shooting his way through the game in search of Optimus Prime's killer, seeing as there were continuity issues in Japan due to the movie and season 3. 

Whether the game is going to be released or not outside of Japan is still unknown, and I would presonally say unlikely.  But, then again, who knows for sure.  They have released other Japanese exclusive games here in the States through Virtual Console, so anything is possible.  Now my question for you is: would you buy it?

Luketroop said,  - 2008-07-13 17:31:49
I hope it shall come in the usa, I would play it all the time! That would be good for the wii!
lord megatron said,  - 2008-07-13 17:56:30
Played it, sadly, it was one of the most difficult games to navigate. I remember when I first played it over at a freinds house. Ugh.....I don't mean to dis the fandom but we do have to set some standards. So sorry, I wouldn't be buying it.
warlord5 said,  - 2008-07-13 19:33:43
if i had a wii i would totally buy the game
Darkton said,  - 2008-07-13 19:51:11
Avoided, WITH A PASSION. I've heard horrible things about it, so I'd rather NOT even touch it!
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-07-13 21:42:34
I think I'd buy it. It would probably only be 500 Wii Points, witch is only $5, so why not. I know it wouldn't be translated into english or anything, but hey, it's supporting the cause. And I get the strange feeling that if these are supported, then maybe they'll start throwing games like Starfox 2 on the VC as well. Here's hoping!
ilovetransformers said,  - 2008-07-13 21:51:34
ill buy ANY transformers going to try to get it(i have a cousin that works in japan).ill let you guys know how it is
Human Error said,  - 2008-07-13 21:59:40
ive got it (through emulation) and i literally cant play it for more than 2 minutes tops. its so insanely hard!
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-07-13 23:31:53
This game has got one of (if not "The") hardest games in the history of video gaming! Is there any chance of me actually wanting to play this game? SLAG, NO!!!
(warning: language)

Whoever made this game obviously had a mind of pure evil and full of hatred towards videogamers in general. This game is MURDER to play, much worse than that to beat! After seeing just how ridiculously hard this game was, I'd rather rip out my intestines than play this game all the way through! Cuz that's what this game would make you want to do (either that, or hunt down and destroy the company that made this game).

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best & 1 the worst, I give this game the lowest negative integer ever thought of (though, not negative infinity, the number before you reach that)!
lord megatron said,  - 2008-07-14 01:48:26
TriPredRavage said, - 2008-07-13 21:42:34
"I think I'd buy it. It would probably only be 500 Wii Points, witch is only $5, so why not. I know it wouldn't be translated into english or anything, but hey, it's supporting the cause. And I get the strange feeling that if these are supported, then maybe they'll start throwing games like Starfox 2 on the VC as well. Here's hoping!"

Re: That is a good point, but let us ask ourselves, "is it really worth it?" I own Starfox 2 (EMU) and, don't get me wrong, it is an ok game, but shelling out moola for possibly lost cause isn't my idea of a fun past-time.
Besides, right now I've got my wires crossed for a possible VC version of Earthbound or Mother 3. Btw, completely agree with you there Sabr. XD
Scorpomike said,  - 2008-07-14 02:27:26
I'd sure like to give it a try.
crazyfist said,  - 2008-07-14 08:06:11
i agree with sabrblade. it is the ABSOLUTE HARDEST video game ever created. i had it downloaded a while back and i have it included on this weird game console called power player 2 under a different name called "key kong" don't ask me why. anyways...yeah you play as ultra magnus and you can transform into his car carrier mode. but the control is horrible. when you jump it's almost like a space jump and one hit you're dead. your enemies look like starscreams, ravages, blitzwings, ramjets, and random floating orbs and lobsters. i can get to the end of level 2 and that's about it. the first boss is a larger floating orb. you only have like 3 lives and when you die it plays what sounds like "more than meets the eye" in beeps. you can watch someone actually beat the game on youtube. somehow they fly through it in like 7 minutes. watching that you actually get to fight trypticon, some combiners, and even megatron...then the game starts over and you get to play as rodimus. if you dare.
Luketroop said,  - 2008-07-14 08:27:36
So it's like the first Mario game. I am good at Mario so I would like to try.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-07-14 08:38:09
No, Luketroop. The first Mario PWNS this game. This game takes everything fun from the first Mario game and the old Metroid games and totally SLAGS THEM UP! This game would make you want to kill yourself (or the person nearest you)! Mario never did that. This game is pure EVIL! I'm not talking Megatron-evil, or even Unicron-evil. I'm talking like this game was made by the Devil himself, just to torment/torture/toy with us!
crazyfist said,  - 2008-07-14 08:42:29
here's the youtube link if you wanna watch what it looks like they make it look like the easiest game in the world...don't be fooled...
Tyscream said,  - 2008-07-14 09:36:21
I would get it just to try it out. Sounds easy with a decent G1 storyline. Anyhow, I love classic games like that.
Bass X0 said,  - 2008-07-14 11:06:08
Off-topic but unable to submit news tips.

Animated Leader Megatron will be getting packaged with Activators Starscream and Leader Bulkhead with Activators Bumblebee and both will be available exclusive at Toys R Us; price unknown as yet.


Nobody said,  - 2008-07-14 11:14:37
I watched the video. It doesn't look very well designed. Every other boss is a floating Decepticon symbol. The transformation function is next to useless. All the bosses are just static sprites that float up and down shooting. What's the deal with that portrait of Megatron just standing there towards the end? The person who made this video just stood there staring at it for a good thirty seconds.
Ultra magnus said,  - 2008-07-14 11:17:09
A big no no but they might have fixed the glitches so it's a maybe.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-07-14 12:08:53
Nobody, which video did you watch? The one I posted or the one crazyfist posted. Because I just watched the one crazyfist posted and the guy playing the game on that clip obviously hacked the game.

I mean, look at it. The fact that the guy is even beating each level in such short time and without dying is a dead give-away. What even more revealing is that, several times in the clip, the small enemies die from touching Magnus instead of vice-versa. In that game, when an enemy hits you at all, YOU'RE DEAD, PERIOD! This guy is walking right thorugh the enemies several times. Look closely and you'll see.

If that guy didn't use a hacking cheat, he ovbiously has no life, cuz it would take YEARS to get THAT good at this insanely hard game.
Ultra magnus said,  - 2008-07-14 12:11:48
I read all about it and overall it stinks really bad.
Ultra magnus said,  - 2008-07-14 12:29:57
So I am not goning to get i'd rather give away my transformers than play this game.
Scorpomike said,  - 2008-07-14 18:20:10
Crazyfist, whoever recorded this must have had some kind of a game genie or they got really good at the game after 20 years. Oh wow, the days when that score was so important.
Jumpercliff said,  - 2008-07-15 12:10:43
I'd like that game stateside.
Black Starscream said,  - 2008-07-15 12:37:02
It might not be worth it alone, but if they sold it as a regular release with TF headmasters and the other old g1 games. But ya, it looks bad. No one here has mentioned the "seizure time"
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-07-15 13:57:55
What "seizure time"? There's no bright flashing moments in the awful game.

And I don't get why so many of you are excited by this game. Have any of you even seen this played? It's a horrible game! It makes the Transformers series look retarded. This game is NOT something you would WANT to play, much less BEAT! This game is a disgrace to all that is cool about videogames and Transformers.
Rhinoxfan said,  - 2008-07-15 16:49:40
The transformers video games really are never good. i remember that old armada game for ps2 was okay. i mean the beast wars 1 sucked the new movie 1 sucked(well debatable but overall game play really wasn't good). this 1 i hope would be nice i meen u get to be ultra magnus 1 of the coolest characters ever. i would buy it probbably just to have it lol
Chaos Bringer said,  - 2008-07-15 19:07:55
I've played it. It sucked. I would only buy it if it was in a compilation of all the old G1 games.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-07-15 22:49:45
Rhinoxfan. This game makes the Armada, Beast Wars, and Movie games all look like they were doen by the guys who made SSB Brawl! This game is PATHETIC! They made Magnus as strong as toilet paper! This game has to be one of (if not THE) worst viddeogames EVER!

What even more stupid is thta they made SEQUEL to it, which was based off The Headmasters series and was JUST as hard.

Toransufoma: Konboi no Nazo doesn't even DESERVE to be playable on the Virtual Console. Whoever decided to put on there either never played the game him/herself, or is a complete idiotic moron!
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-07-15 22:56:57
HEY!... Armada was good... I don't care what anybody says... And Brawl's (SADLY and INCREDIBLY DISAPPOINTINGLY) not the cream of the crop. I mean, c'mon. The masterpieces is the worst waste of space ever. We could have totally gotten rid of that, half of that archive crap that they put in the game, and tripping and instead gave us at LEAST 2 more characters... stupid sakurai... T_T
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-07-15 23:09:00
I never said Armada wasn't good. He did, sort of. I was just comparing those games to this awful one. I thought the Armada one was a decent game, just not one of those insanely awesome ones. And as for Brawl, I think its awesome just as it is. Remember, they can't put everything in it - that would overdoing it a bit. And I think some people like the Masterpieces (I can't say because haven't played them yet - I've been too busy brawling).
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-07-15 23:18:58
Yeah, but the game is 127 blocks of memory! Every other game is all of 2. And it's because of those masterpieces, I'm sure of it. So now that we know that the wii's optical disc can hold so much data, they shouldn't be handing out there games loaded down with so much crap that the majority of us still have as cartridges. I know, its more for the new generation gamer, but its ridiculous! here's the thing, hands down, Brawl is better than Melee, just as Melee was better than 64, but Brawl was hyped up by Nintendo and everyone in the world and it was delayed multiple times and the end product was lacking in comparasin to the hype. But who knows, maybe I'm just edgey because I just spent the last 6 hours playing Co-Op Very Hard Boss Battle Mode, and came out with one trophy to show for it.
Black Starscream said,  - 2008-07-17 18:03:38
Does anyone know if the japanese TF Tatakai game was anygood aside from the awful dubbing? The graphics on it looked pretty good.
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-07-17 19:36:18
No idea, dude. I haven't really heard too many good things, but I tend to not judge games based on reviews; I'd rather form my own opinion.
Chaos Bringer said,  - 2008-07-18 08:41:14
The alt modes are more useful than in the Armada game, you get 2 partners in the missions, you can play as the Decepticons, there's more playable characters than in the Armada game, there's more of a storyline than in the Armada game, and it's G1.

Don't listen to the reviews on this one.
action master said,  - 2008-07-20 14:20:12
the game looks like the worst game in the history of gameing (I ALSO AGREE WITH LORD MEGATRON )
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-07-20 15:03:50
You should see the sequel, action master
megatron said,  - 2008-07-20 17:20:39
i would like to play it all the time!
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-07-20 20:36:03
And why would you play such a horrible game all the time, megatron?
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-07-20 22:15:24
'cause he kills Convoy... erm, I mean, Optimus Prime...
Black Starscream said,  - 2008-07-23 18:55:50
They should make TF FPSs or something. Megatron would kick @$$ in something like that.
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