Three of Namco Bandai’s Xbox Live titles received updates last week, and we’ve tracked down their details. First off, the Pac-Man version 1.2 and I Love Katamari version 1.1 updates add Japanese language support to both games. Good timing, because Windows Phone 7 launched in Japan in August. Beyond the localization, both games remain identical to their previous versions.
More exciting is More Brain Exercise’s version 1.1 update. Here are its release notes:
- Enhanced graphics
- Improved responsiveness of swipe gestures
- Fixed minor bugs: Achievements and date recording
Do the graphics look better? Maybe just a bit. But the important thing is those bug fixes. More Brain Exercise previously contained a Broken Achievement – “It’s Not Temporary,” which requires players to earn 100 points for Temporal Lobe exercises during Daily Training. The Achievement is now fixed; players who have already met its requirements just need to complete one more day of Brain Training to unlock it.
As for the date recording bug, previously the game would sometime skip ahead three calendar days. This made it impossible for players to complete training during the missed days. Thankfully that will no longer be a problem.
Oddly, the game’s start up screen still displays an ad for Xbox 360 Kinect title Body and Brain Connection that says “Coming in 2011” even though it’s been out for most of the year. More Brain Exercise also badly needs a “Restart Exercise” option in the Pause menu. Still, it’s great to see that Namco didn’t leave the game hanging with a broken Achievement and other nasty bugs.
A high five to anyone who can tell me what show the papercraft in the picture is from!
No idea on the papercraft. Can't believe pacman costs $5 hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
The answer: Adventure Time! It was the easiest brain papercraft I could find. :)
The only thing I would say is to not get I Love Katamari till they update it some more. The controls are rediculously awkward & frustrating, almost making the game unplayable.When writing my review of it for BestWP7Games.com I just ended up hating it. Its such a brilliant idea, but the horrible controls just ruin it.
Hey Cris. The controls definitely do hamper Katamari, but I got used to them enough to complete it eventually. The 360 version does play much better though.
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