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News: Crazy Hamster Swaps Pet Shop for DSi Shop in August

Crazy Hamster Swaps Pet Shop for DSi Shop in August

Part of the DSiWare genus

Having passed Nintendo's lotcheck earlier this month, Gamelion's Crazy Hamster will gnaw its way to the DSi Shop early August. Players will help the little hamster get from one part of the level to another via a selection of tools that will help the little fella navigate the terrain as if it was Bear Grylls. Gamelion has...

Review: Kung Fu Dragon (DSiWare)

Kung Fu Dragon (DSiWare)

Since you're climbing a waterfall, you're more of a Kung Fu Salmon

If there's one thing we can say about Kung Fu Dragon, it's that there's really not much to say about Kung Fu Dragon. It's a game that's content to limit itself in nearly every respect, and that's going to earn it its share of detractors, but it's also a game that makes surprisingly effective use of its simplicity. There will be..

Review: Extreme Hangman 2 (DSiWare)

Extreme Hangman 2 (DSiWare)

Extreme Sequel

If you’ve played the first Extreme Hangman game, then you know exactly what to expect with Extreme Hangman 2. While the word categories and visuals may have changed a bit, the core gameplay remains exactly the same. Though there is little different between the two games, that doesn’t necessarily detract from what Extreme Hangman 2 has to offer — it's still a fun and..

Review: AfterZoom (DSiWare)

AfterZoom (DSiWare)

As good as Bill Nye, or would it make him cry?

Pokémon and its ilk channel a sense of wonder as players explore new worlds to learn about their inhabitants. It seems that someone over at Abylight had the revelation that our own planet is filled with fantastic creatures as well – they're just too small to see. AfterZoom has you go about collecting...

Nintendo Download: 21st July 2011 (Europe)

21st July 2011 (Europe)

3D Classics Xevious is here!

Now everyone's had their fill of the first game in the 3D Classics series, the NES favourite 3D Classics: Excitebike, it's time to kick it into second gear with the next instalment. Elsewhere there's a 3DS VC game and a trio on DSiWare, though WiiWare and the Wii Virtual Console take the week off. 3DS eShop: 3D Classics:...

News: Furry Legends DSiWare Sent to Lotcheck

Furry Legends DSiWare Sent to Lotcheck

First screenshots here

We haven't heard anything on Gamelion's Furry Legends: Beginnings, the second volume in the series that began with WiiWare's Furry Legends, for a very long time. But that's all changing right now. Gamelion has just informed us that it has submitted the title to Nintendo's lotcheck, where it'll be tested for bugs and given hopefully given the go-ahead. Gamelion hopes for a..

Review: Successfully Learning German: Year 4 (DSiWare)

Successfully Learning German: Year 4 (DSiWare)

What’s the German for deja-vu?

Successfully Learning German: Year 4 has arrived, looming on the DSiWare landscape with a sense of inevitability. The decision by Tivola to convert a retail release into multiple downloads means that fans of edutainment titles have been spending a lot of money on their DSi. Moving on from Year 3, Freddy the Vampire pledges to help young student continue their..

Review: Jewel Keepers: Easter Island (DSiWare)

Jewel Keepers: Easter Island (DSiWare)

Semi-precious stones

No one knows what it is that makes match-three puzzle games so fun and addictive to play, but it’s unavoidable. Wherever you turn, match-three puzzles exist, and it’s clear that DSiWare is no exception to that rule. With games such as Bejeweled Twist and Ikibago already available, Jewel Keepers: Easter Island is in good...

News: Your Free Antipole Soundtrack Awaits

Your Free Antipole Soundtrack Awaits

Game out this Thursday

Antipole is ready for release in North America this Thursday, and to get you in the mood Saturnine Games has released the game's soundtrack for free via its website. The nine-track aural accompaniment was composed by Cosmos X2 musician Zack Parrish, with tracks ranging from retro tunes to pieces like You Think You're Tough? that combine rock, choral and orchestral..

Review: Make Up & Style (DSiWare)

Make Up & Style (DSiWare)

Shaky foundation

Looking good is hard work. For those who want to learn or just enjoy playing around with lipstick and powder comes Make Up & Style, attempting a fun and informative take on facial beautification. But is this title good enough to make you blush, or is it only the eye-shadow of a good game? While Beauty Academy went for a...

Review: Farm Frenzy (DSiWare)

Farm Frenzy (DSiWare)

Cock-a-doodle-don't

Running a farm is hard work – there are animals to feed, goose eggs to collect and bears to capture and sell to market. Such is the setting of Farm Frenzy, an agricultural time and resource management adventure. But is this a prize pig or should it be put out to pasture? The small, symbiotic playing field divides between animals, buildings and your well, storehouse and truck..

Nintendo Download: 14th July 2011 (Europe)

14th July 2011 (Europe)

Will you pick up Picross?

North America is revelling in a delight of digital downloads today, but let's see what European Nintendo fans can spend those funds on this week. 3DS Virtual ConsoleMario's Picross (Game Boy, Nintendo, £3.60/€4) — Mario's first foray into the world of picture crosswords, this is developed by Jupiter, the team behind Picross on DS so certainly has quality going for it..

Nintendo Download: 14th July 2011 (North America)

14th July 2011 (North America)

Pixels and Netflix!

3DS gets its first "proper" downloadable application today in the very red form of Netflix. If you want something just a bit more interactive, there's plenty of new games to download too, as you'll read in the beautifully formatted list below. 3DS eShopNetflix (free) — The streaming video app comes to 3DS, and is free for any Netflix members on an unlimited streaming..

Review: Puzzle Fever (DSiWare)

Puzzle Fever (DSiWare)

Don't catch it

Cast your mind back a few months to the launch of Ubongo on DSiWare. In that instance, Korner Entertainment took a popular board game and turned it into a mediocre puzzle/board game; here, Korner has removed the board game licence, the story and the gem-grabbing puzzle mode to reduce the package right down to its barebones. Is it...

News: Free Buy-In for Our Ante Up: Texas Hold'em DSiWare Competition (North America)

Free Buy-In for Our Ante Up: Texas Hold'em DSiWare Competition (North America)

Five copies up for grabs

Ante Up: Texas Hold'em is one of the better poker games available on DSiWare, and now we have five copies of the game to give away to DSi owners in North America, coinciding with the happening-right-now World Series of Poker. If you want to win the game, be sure to follow MonkeyPaw Games on Twitter and follow Nintendo Life too. Done that? Now just leave a comment on this..

News: Flip Over Antipole on 21st July

Flip Over Antipole on 21st July

500pts for puzzle platformer

After shooter Cosmos X2, Saturnine Games is ready to release its second DSiWare game. Antipole, next week. The gravity-bending platform puzzle game will reach DSiWare in North America on 21st July and sell for 500 Points. Saturnine also sent over the launch trailer below, so check it out and pop back after the 21st for our in-depth review. Saturnine also informed us..

Review: Roller Angels (DSiWare)

Roller Angels (DSiWare)

Angelic

Roller Angels doesn't know what it wants to be; it's torn between Canabalt's forward-moving platforming action, Jet Grind Radio's alt-rock rebelliousness and de Blob's sense of beautification, without really committing fully to any one of them. Maybe that's a good thing. Yes, it lacks the first's pitch-perfect mechanics, the middle one's...

News: Warning: Deranged Rodent DSiWare Coming This Summer

Warning: Deranged Rodent DSiWare Coming This Summer

Get prepared with these Crazy Hamster screenshots and trailer

Man has always loved his hamsters. But what happens when those hamsters say "No more"? You help them navigate their world without dying, of course. The new DSiWare title Crazy Hamster from Gamelion, creators of Furry Legends, sees you build ladders and bridges, extinguish fires, change the slant of the land and more to keep the..

Review: The Lost Town - The Dust (DSiWare)

The Lost Town - The Dust (DSiWare)

Diamond in the Dust

Quite a few attempts have been made at producing a good DSiWare action RPG by now. Some of these games turned out to be top-notch, and others not so much. Thankfully, The Lost Town - The Dust falls into the category of games that are definitely worth their weight in Nintendo Points. This lengthily titled action RPG combines...