Recently, I downloaded a .cbz of Nintendo Power volume 143, which I had read before, specifically to look up this screenshot of a game called Starcomi (Star Communicator). Back in 2001, when I actually had a subscription to NP, I had noticed the title twice when the Game Boy Advance was officially announced, but with screenshots that looked nothing like the same game.
Here is what looks everything like the original Di Gi Charat anime (which I hadn't heard of at the time):https://www.dropbox.com/s/914uf4e0y6gfync/Screenshot%202017-02-17%2006.24.28.png?dl=0
Today, out of curiosity, I decided to see if that game actually was ever made, and found a copy on eBay. It looks exactly like the other screenshot I had seen before in NP, but nothing like what I just linked to above, nor does the box art feature anyone from DGC.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Starcom-Star-Communicator-Konami-2001-Game-Boy-Advance-AGB-P-ASKJ-RK245-J1-C-/142260777907?hash=item211f6733b3:g:q5kAAOSwpDdVARv7
Were both games the same game, or was the DGC game actually a different game that the NP writers used the wrong screenshot for? (I am aware of another Di Gi Charat GBA game, called Digi Communication, whose title suggests that Starcomi is in fact a spinoff of DGC.)