One of 2013's best surprises was the release of four unusual games for the Nintendo 3DS, all experimenting with a new style of multiplayer game little seen in the long history of interactive entertainment. The games were made by four Japanese studios, all overseen by Nintendo. Where did the games come from? Why were…
Former Sonic Team lead Yuji Naka and his Prope studio aren't solely focused on bringing new fishing games to the Wii. They have plenty of iPhone and iPad projects under their belt, including the newly released, Unreal-powered Discoverer.
Yuji Naka, former head of Sonic Team where he was responsible for many Sonic the Hedgehog games, hasn't given up on the Wii. He has a new fishing game, Family Fishing, in the works, complete with its own unique controller.
Former Sonic the Hedgehog producer Yuji Naka has moved on from Sega to Prope, with his latest creation, Ivy the Kiwi?, coming to the Wii and Nintendo DS this summer, courtesy of XSEED.
Let's Tap, former Sega talisman Yuji Naka's quirky Wii party game that involved...tapping things, is coming to the iPhone as a series of individual apps.
Sega and Prope's Let's Tap has shipped for the Wii, a mini-game compilation that requires players to lightly tap or firmly rap whatever surface the Wii Remote rests upon. Sadly, Sega did not provide North American consumers with cardboard boxes.
Typically, when rhythm video games come across the pond, their poppy bubblegum Japanese soundtracks get amputated in favor of something more lowest common denominator. Not Sega's Let's Tap!, though. Its soundtrack is staying intact.
Try asking Harrison Ford about Han Solo, and you'll only get dirty looks. But ask Sonic programmer Yuji Naka (pictured) about working on Sonic the Hedgehog, and he'll gladly cooperate...
Former Sonic Team head honcho Yuji Naka is a Dreamcast fanboy. And he was very much against Sega's decision to bail on the hardware business, to kill off the Dreamcast, he says in a new interview.
When Sonic the Hedgehog programmer and Nights creator Yuji Naka left Sega, we expected big things from his Prope studio. We got Let's Tap instead. So why'd you leave Sega again, Mr. Naka?
Japan let's mehs Let's Tap. During its launch, the penguin-playable game shifted a mere 5,400 copies. The game was developed by Yuji Naka, former lead programmer of Sonic The Hedgehog.
Former Sega man Yuji Naka's first proper game for the Wii is Let's Tap. It's really not that bad; it's actually kind of interesting, at least visually—and "Tap Runner" is damn fun. And the variety!