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News: CIRCLE Entertainment Will Make A Publisher Dream Sequel Should It Be Successful

CIRCLE Entertainment Will Make A Publisher Dream Sequel Should It Be Successful

All it needs is 888 "votes"

CIRCLE Entertainment's DSiWare title Publisher Dream is now available in both Europe and North America and it seems there may be a sequel on the way should the game do well. The publisher recently announced on its Twitter account that if the game hits "888 votes" in the US eShop a sequel will "definitely" be lined up for...

Developer Interview: Island Officials on Kickstarting "Orion's Odyssey"

Island Officials on Kickstarting "Orion's Odyssey"

"Nintendo has been nothing but supportive"

You may not have heard of Island Officials, but this New Jersey-based development studio has been supporting Nintendo handhelds for years, and is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund its DSiWare puzzler, Orion's Odyssey: A Pattern Blocks Adventure. We chatted with Island Officials' Ryan Morrison...

Nintendo Download: 9th May 2013 (North America)

9th May 2013 (North America)

Mario and DK team up, X-rated speed, game development dreams and more

It's that time again, North America, when your Nintendo systems are updated with new downloadable delights to sample. The humble Wii is the only platform to miss out, and overall you have Virtual Console titles to consider, a retail demo and some fresh games to contemplate...

Review: Publisher Dream (DSiWare)

Publisher Dream (DSiWare)

This game development biz is confusing...

CIRCLE Entertainment has published a good variety of games on DSiWare, covering almost any genre that can feasibly work on the ageing service. Its own take on the sim style began with Bookstore Dream, which while owing much to similar smartphone games was a solid effort. Unlike that book publishing title,...

News: Orion's Odyssey: A Pattern Blocks Adventure Reboots Kickstarter Campaign

Orion's Odyssey: A Pattern Blocks Adventure Reboots Kickstarter Campaign

If at first you don't succeed...

A few weeks ago, we reported on a DS Kickstarter project from developer Island Officials called Orion's Odyssey: A Pattern Blocks Adventure. The ambitious Kickstarter goal was to raise enough funds to release a limited run retail edition of the unreleased, finished puzzle title. For various reasons, the lofty goal...

Review: Armageddon Operation Dragon (DSiWare)

Armageddon Operation Dragon (DSiWare)

Armageddon outta here

The year is 2037 and there's an asteroid as large as the moon headed directly for Earth. Since there is no weapon known to man that is powerful enough to eradicate such a massive rock, salvation can only be achieved by harvesting an all powerful energy that resides outside of the solar system. No need to call Bruce Willis,...

Nintendo Download: 9th May 2013 (Europe)

9th May 2013 (Europe)

Moving Minis, an adventurous starship, a commando, retro goodies and more

It may be a Bank Holiday in some parts, but the European Nintendo Download waits for no-one, with this week's update being a fairly meaty offering featuring every current platform. We have some high-profile arrivals on the 3DS eShop, an assortment of retro treats and even a...

News: Publisher Dream Set For A DSiWare Release Next Week In North America

Publisher Dream Set For A DSiWare Release Next Week In North America

Europe's also getting Color Commando

Last year, CIRCLE Entertainment brought Bookstore Dream to DSiWare, a management sim which saw you run your own bookstore. Next week North Americans will be able to download the next title in the series: Publisher Dream. CIRCLE Entertainment posted the following tweet confirming the game will be available on 9th...

Nintendo Download: 2nd May 2013 (North America)

2nd May 2013 (North America)

Retro goodies, discounts galore, rabbits, tanks and much more

It's that time again, North America, for more Nintendo Download goodies to grace your systems, with all but the Wii being treated to something new this week. There's a lot to get through, so let's not waste too much effort on this pre-amble. Wii U eShop: Kung Fu Rabbit (Neko...

Review: Color Commando (DSiWare)

Color Commando (DSiWare)

Mini-masterpiece

Quirky, innovative puzzle-platformers are becoming something of a calling card for Goodbye Galaxy Games, and this latest release fits nicely into that oeuvre. The final panel in a DSiWare triptych that includes the Flipper series and Ace Mathician, Color Commando similarly revolves around manipulating the environment — here via...

Nintendo Download: 2nd May 2013 (Europe)

2nd May 2013 (Europe)

Virtual Console goodies, discounts, a game developer's dream and more

So we're back to normal with our Monday morning Nintendo Download fix here in Europe. We're treated to a host of classics in the 3DS and Wii U Virtual Consoles this week, along with a small batch of new portable offerings and some discounted pinball on both platforms. Let's get to...

News: Armageddon Operation Dragon Is Bringing Sexy Swimsuit Elves To DSiWare

Armageddon Operation Dragon Is Bringing Sexy Swimsuit Elves To DSiWare

And not before time, some might say

EnjoyUp has announced a new title for Nintendo's DSiWare service called Armageddon Operation Dragon. Boasting "runner playability", "easy handling", "innovative graphics" and — wait for it — "local ranking" (like we used to have back in the '80s!), the game sees you assuming the role of a sexy cartoon elf in...

Review: Crazy Construction (3DS eShop)

Crazy Construction (3DS eShop)

More like Crazy FUN-struction

On the surface, Crazy Construction sounds like the epitome of shovelware; a generic puzzle game that slaps together tired ideas and a dash of zany alliteration to garner enough sales to crank out the next one. Take a closer look, however, and you’ll discover a cleverly designed arcade-style title that boasts a fun,...

Nintendo Download: 25th April 2013 (North America)

25th April 2013 (North America)

Free Rayman, Mega Man, a colourful commando and more

It's that time, Nintendo Download fans in North America, when you can cast your gaze over the downloadable treats coming your way. After last week's somewhat epic list, this week we have a much smaller range of options to chew over. One of them is a free part of a rather awesome looking Wii U...

Review: Working Dawgs: Rivet Retriever (DSiWare)

Working Dawgs: Rivet Retriever (DSiWare)

A dog's breakfast

Working Dawgs: Rivet Retriever is a platformer doomed to be forgotten. An uninspired follow-up to puzzle game Working Dawgs: A-maze-ing Pipes, every facet of this downloadable title succumbs to the dark side of video games, thoroughly beating down what simple enjoyment might be found in a side-scroller this basic. If the underlying...

News: Big John Games Bids A Fond Farewell To DSiWare With Working Dawgs: Rivet Retriever

Big John Games Bids A Fond Farewell To DSiWare With Working Dawgs: Rivet Retriever

Top dawg

Big John Games has lifted the lid on what will be its final DSiWare release. Working Dawgs: Rivet Retriever is an action platform title which will retail for the modest sum of 200 DSi Points (or $1.99 on the 3DS eShop). The sequel to Working Dawgs: A-Maze-ing Pipes, Rivet Retriever is set across 20 different levels. Playing as Ace, you...

Review: Clash of Elementalists (DSiWare)

Clash of Elementalists (DSiWare)

An Elemental Mistake

If you’ve stumbled onto any footage of Clash of Elementalists, we wouldn’t be surprised if your first impression was a good one. At first glance, the game-play appears reminiscent of SEGA’s Virtual-On series or even the multiplayer aspect of Kid Icarus: Uprising. This is a third-person arena brawler where you’re bestowed...

Nintendo Download: 18th April 2013 (Europe)

18th April 2013 (Europe)

An awakening, various adventures, a Kung Fu rabbit and more

As it's a Monday, Nintendo of Europe once again gives gamers in the region something pleasing to get the week started. This time around we have new and old games for Wii U, 3DS and DSi, with some rather decent discounts being added to the 3DS eShop for good measure. Let's get right to it...

Nintendo Download: 11th April 2013 (North America)

11th April 2013 (North America)

A rolling ranger, brawling Gods, a pink ball's debut and more

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, and this week there's new content to choose from on Wii U, 3DS and DSi. In the coming week there'll be a couple of tasty retail downloads and a classic platformer that'll cost less than a chocolate bar, while today a rolling Ranger makes his...