Random: The song of the arctic monkeys has the potential to make the DS city builder a little-known reference

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Sheffield-based rock band Arctic Monkeys have released their seventh studio album Car today. This may have been something playing on the radio (or however young people still listen to their music these days) at NL Towers, but it’s on our radar for a completely different reason today. – it seems to refer to City life on Nintendo DS.

Freelance game writer Jordan Oloman discovered the problem of the song ‘Sculptures Of Anything Goes’ on Genius (thank Game!), where an avid listener pointed out a potential video game reference in the song’s third verse.

The lyrics in question are: “Simulated cartridges for City Life ’09 / It’s so hard to come out”. Definitely very specific, and the DS version was definitely released in 2009 – and only in Europe. So it is an appropriate reference if that is the case.

The Genius caption reads:

“This lyrics is a reference to the PC game City Life and the Nintendo DS version that was released in Europe in 2009. The game revolves around the creation of a city and economic structures within the city that the player plays. can control.

Turner mentions the difficulty of getting the game because Nintendo not only stopped making all DS handhelds in 2014 but in 2020 they also announced that they would no longer sell related games. related to the DS and Wii U on their eShop as well. “

Well… not something we expected to read. But probably right! It’s a happy nod to the game if it is. And hey, a UK band is referring to a Europe-only port? We will take it. Someone should ask the head Alex Turner about that.

City Life on DS was a 2006 PC release and it was the first modern construction game that allowed players to work in a fully 3D environment. The DS version was obviously quite compromised, but it still received good reviews at the time from publications.

If you don’t know about the DS 2009 game, check out this trailer below to get a feel for it. And let us know in the comments if you think this is a fake story from San Francisco or this is a background!


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