First came Sushi Academy, and now this:
Yup, Sushi Go-Round! You know, like the amusement park ride the spinny conveyor belt table? This cover pulls the carpet out from under my feet by showing me that cops enjoy sashimi just as much as us low-class knuckle-draggers. Donuts are so 1990s.
Honestly, I’m surprised at the severe lack of sushi games on the Nintendo DS. Only two so far. Sure, the system’s flooded with Cooking Mamas and Diner Dash wannabes, but where’s the love for raw fish? Hmm? WHERE IS THE LOVE?
So, in the spirit of being super helpful and just wanting to get this party started, allow me to throw out some names for the next, say, dozen sushi-themed Nintendo DS games that could potentially hit shelves soon: Sushi City, Sushi Soooo Cute, Sushi Fantasy XIII, Sushi Om Nom Nom, Tower of Sushi Terror, Let’s Eat Sushi!, Phoenix Wright: So Su(shi) Me, Tom Clancy’s Dinner Order: Spicy Tuna Rolls, SUSHI (that’s a LOST parody there), Sue Shi, Femme Fatale: The Game, and Sushi Age: Origins.
Here’s a videogame I secretly want (but now it is no longer a secret):
From the look of things, Sushi Academy is basically Cooking Mama: Raw Fish Lovers Unite. And that’s okay with me. But let’s see what we can learn from Amazon.com, shall we?
Sushi Academy by City Interactive features Old Sushi Master, who runs a world-famous restaurant. His snacks are enjoyed by a vast amount of fans that would love to know the secrets of sushi making. Only a handful has been honored by being taught by the Master himself. Under the Master’s guidance, learn to chop vegetables, cut fish and decorate and serve meals. Create more complicated dishes, and maybe you will surpass your master.
And some key features include:
- Prepare meals, collect the ingredients, and take the exams in the set of colorful mini games
- Get to know the history, etiquette, and rules of sushi making by reading the specially prepared sushipedia
- Create dozens of exotic meals and admire the effects of your work
- Broaden your skills and knowledge on one of the oldest culinary cultures of the world
Oh, Nintendo DS game, you had me at sushipedia. Sushi Academy releases, hey, tomorrow (10/27/09) to zombie-like crowds of fans and hungry people everywhere. I wonder if it’ll come with a special chopstick stylus…