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80’s Technology Retrofitted for DS: Bangai-O Spirits DS


With wildly fluctuating sound levels, sham enthusiasm, and a particularly awkward cheer at the end, this clip displaying the data sharing aspect of Bangai-o Spirits, is not Gametrailers finest moment. But, the video effectively shows youngsters what old-timers have tried to forget: using sound frequency to transmit data. Anyone who had a cassette tape drive in the 1980’s will attest to its ineffectiveness.

Tomorrow, Bangai-o Spirits will be released for the DS, a title that has divided DesertEagle and TideGear into two separate camps. You’ll want to return tomorrow to be a part of this historic debate.

About Robert Allen

With over 35 years of gaming experience, Robert 'DesertEagle' Allen is Tech-Gaming's resident worrier/warrior who spends his days teaching at three colleges and his nights devoted to JRPGs.

41 comments

  1. That video burned my retinas

  2. The look on the guy in the pink shirts face is priceless.

    What the hell is this game?!?!

  3. Am I the only one who thinks that’s cool. But I’m sure you have to go to a very quiet room for this to work.

  4. Funny video. Priceless.

  5. I think the first transition blew my speaker. Great job, gametrailers!

  6. Aw, here level is a crudely drawn heart with her name.

    I want her to have my baby, now.

  7. Megan and Kaori DS sex FTW.

    When their DS’s were pressed together, I wanted mine to be in the middle of that sandwich.

  8. Who wears a M*A*S*H shirt anymore?

    Can’t wait for the debate. Tide should fear the deagle.

  9. Looking forward to the debate; this site gets better every day!

  10. Megan is hot; Kaori not so much.

  11. That video made me never want to play the game.

  12. Sounds like Street Fighter II music.

  13. Cool use of the DS mic. I gotta admit.

    Let’s see how well it works, tho.

  14. I want my two minutes back!

  15. I heard from a CAG that Desert is a 6 foot 4 monster of a man. Not someone you mess with.

    But my Ninja Karate could take him out like ‘THAT’!!!

  16. I might have to add this game to my want list.

  17. Not true at all. I’m 6’5″!!!

    BTW, I used to have a MASH shirt when I was little- I got it free with the 2600 game. I wore it once to school, got made fun of, and never wore it again!

  18. Amateur hour at Gametrailers?

  19. Wacky pic of the game. Baseball players?

  20. I hope the game is better than the video indicates.

  21. Hard to watch

  22. Worst vid of the day. Yes, I’m still lookinf forward to the game. Why the Bangaio hate, DE?

  23. They didn’t even show the game!!!!

  24. Ok, the problem is that baseball players are hitting soccer balls in the top picture.

  25. Lame idea. Game might be ok otherwise.

  26. LOL! Bad acting!

  27. Cute girls, gay guys, bad wipes. Its classic hollywood.

  28. TideGear (Adam Milecki)

    In GameTrailers’ defense I think this was D3’s doing, not theirs.

    Wow, as much as I like this game that video took a quick nose dive. I can tolerate the girl’s fake enthusiasm but, that guy sounded like he was talking to a 2 year old. And someone please tell them it’s “BAH”ngai not “BAY”ngai!

    The audio transfer idea is cool as it’s not reliant on any dedicated servers or even a net connection. Here’s hoping it works well.

  29. TideGear (Adam Milecki)

    “Interviewer #2: Drederick, ah, what do you think of Homer Simpson?
    Tatum: I think he’s a good man. I like him. I got nothing against him, but I’m definitely gonna make orphans of his children.
    Interviewer #3: Uh, you know, they do have a mother, Champ?
    Tatum: Yes, but I would imagine that she would die of grief.”

    This is my attitude towards this debate!

    …No but seriously, on this one we’ll probably end up agreeing on some things and disagreeing on others.

    I was thinking it’s possible someone will create some pretty insane levels that are much less puzzle-y. Maybe that will bring DE around.

  30. TideGear (Adam Milecki)

    I feel your pain. I had a Sonic the Hedgehog backpack in junior high and I wore it DESPITE snickers and comments.

    You gotta wear your geek-dom like a badge of honor!

  31. TideGear (Adam Milecki)

    The thing that kills me about that guy is he seems like a perfectly nice guy that doesn’t realize he’s coming off as extremely condescending.

    And here’s some info about the game…
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangai-O_Spirits

  32. TideGear (Adam Milecki)

    He’s always telling me how much he hates joy and fun.

    …Actually, he feels it’s much more puzzle-oriented than it’s predecessors. It’s somewhat like the challenge mode of some action game where the game’s difficulty requires more strategy than action.

  33. No, the sound quality was def. gametrailers fault. My mom always records b-day without a microphone and they all sound like that 🙂

  34. Wow, that was pathetic.

  35. Next up: punch cards- oh wait Nintendo did a similar move with the ereader.

  36. Lets see a good, clean fight, guys!

  37. That’s a funky idea.

  38. Ha, I had a cassette recorder hooked up to my Sinclair- It worked about 30% of the time; man that was frustrating!

  39. Need review, badly.

  40. Can I get a review, please?!?!

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