Sheffield-based rock band Arctic Monkeys have launched their seventh studio album The Car at present. This could have been one thing enjoying on the radio (or nonetheless the younguns hearken to their music these days) right here at NL Towers, however it’s now on our radar for a very completely different cause at present — it apparently makes a reference to City Life on the Nintendo DS.
Freelance video games author Jordan Oloman noticed a breakdown of the track ‘Sculptures Of Anything Goes’ on Genius (thanks GamesRadar!), the place one avid listener has identified a possible video game reference within the track’s third verse.
The lyrics in query are: “The simulation cartridge for City Life ’09 / Is pretty tricky to come by”. Definitely very particular, and the DS model definitely did launch in 2009 — and solely in Europe. So it is a fairly area of interest reference if that is the case.
The annotation on Genius reads:
“This lyric is a reference to the laptop game City Life and the discharge of the Nintendo DS model in Europe in 2009. The game facilities across the creation of a metropolis and the financial buildings inside the metropolis that the participant is ready to management.
Turner mentions the issue in acquiring this game as a result of not solely did Nintendo discontinue the manufacturing of all DS handhelds in 2014, in 2020 they introduced that they’d now not be promoting DS and Wii U associated video games on their eShop.”
Well… not one thing we anticipated to learn. But possibly it is true! It’s a enjoyable little nod in the direction of the game whether it is. And hey, a UK band making a reference to a Europe-only port? We’ll take it. Someone ought to ask frontman Alex Turner about it.
City Life on DS was a port of the 2006 PC, and it was the primary trendy constructing game that allow the participant work in totally 3D environments. The DS model was clearly pretty compromised, however it nonetheless bought respectable opinions on the time from publications.
If you are not conscious of the 2009 DS game, try this trailer beneath to get a really feel for it. And tell us within the feedback whether or not you suppose it is a pretend story from San Francisco or whether or not it is a cornerstone!