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Ontamarama price drop is music to our wallets

Now here's something so rare it's a little bit unsettling: an Atlus game going down in price. Usually they disappear from the shelves within a couple of weeks and start commanding ridiculous eBay prices. But Ontamarama represents that most unusual of occurrences, the price-dropped Atlus game.

Both Amazon and GameStop have lowered the price of Atlus's adorable, ambidexterity-testing music game from $30 to $20. Not a bad price for a truly unique, original music game, even if reviewers weren't completely taken. And best of all, the game appears to be in stock at that price, and not just a cruel tease.

We discovered a second example of unexpected Atlus pricedroppery as well: both retailers have reduced the price of Touch Detective 2 1/2 by 1/3. It is also available at an inviting $19.99.

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1-04-2008 @ 12:40PM

Dig said...

Price drops? Man, I've been wanting to get both of these games. I'll have to wait until I have money to buy them, though. : (


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1-04-2008 @ 3:04PM

MidnightScott said...

I have Ontamarama and itís good for short bursts of play. I admit it's too short but it's one of those games you can play if you only have a couple of minutes of free time.


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1-04-2008 @ 5:35PM

BlackDS said...

Touch Detective 2 1/2 is a great game. I finished it recently, and I laughed alot (although it's not as funny as the original IMO).

I completed Mackenzie's Touch List and all the main cases WITHOUT having to use the Gamefaq Walkthough/FAQ.

I did use the GameFAQ Walkthough/FAQ once for the one of the bonus cases, but I regret it (I would have figured out the correct way of solving that case eventually).

Touch Detective 2 1/2 is definitely worth $20.



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