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News: Gamelion Filling More DSiWare Dashes with Extreme Hangman 2

Gamelion Filling More DSiWare Dashes with Extreme Hangman 2

More words to guess

Extreme Hangman was — and still is — one of the best-selling games on DSiWare, so it's no surprise that developer Gamelion wants to bring more of the same to handheld downloaders. Extreme Hangman 2 will feature 14 new categories containing over 3,000 words, as well as more of the humorous animations that made the original such a success. The game has just been submitted to..

Nintendo Download: 9th May 2011 (North America)

9th May 2011 (North America)

Mighty Milky Way and MDK 2 mark a good week

Certainly one of the stronger Nintendo Downloads in recent memory, today sees a new DSiWare game from Shantae: Risky's Revenge creators WayForward on the same day a well-respected classic hits WiiWare. WiiWareMDK 2 (Interplay, 1000pts) — Here are some words you don't often see in the Nintendo Download: this BioWare game was originally released on..

News: Mighty Milky Way Hits DSiWare on Monday

Mighty Milky Way Hits DSiWare on Monday

Planet-hopping fun is almost here

WayForward has just announced that their newest release Mighty Milky Way will be coming to the North American DSiWare service on Monday, May 9th. The game will cost you 800 Nintendo Points, but considering the developer's track record on the service, it would seem a small price to pay. We'll have a full review of...

Nintendo Download: 6th May 2011 (Europe)

6th May 2011 (Europe)

Plants, pirates and pianos

Puzzle fans are typically well catered-for in this week's update, so let's get down and see what's available tomorrow. DSiWarePlants vs. Zombies (PopCap Games, 800pts) — Essentially a cut-down version of the recent retail release, this is still brimming with horticultural strategy and is well worth your 800 Points. Read our Plants vs. Zombies review for more. Ikibago..

News: DSiWare Reels In Big Bass Arcade Later This Month

DSiWare Reels In Big Bass Arcade Later This Month

The DSi Shop must sell good bait, and our Facebook page is featuring a not-so-fishy competition...

You saw what you can catch in the Big Bass Arcade trailer, now you can find out when you can cast your line out. Big Bass Arcade from Big John Games is the latest in the growing line of fishing games from the Minnesota-based development studio. The game will feature 7 different lakes to display your..

Nintendo Download: 2nd May 2011 (North America)

2nd May 2011 (North America)

Rival Turf! Hair cuts! BINGO!

The Nintendo Download continues its merry path this week with releases on all formats, though only one genuinely new game in the form of DSiWare's pirate puzzler Ikibago. Read on and see what's in store this week. Virtual ConsoleRival Turf! (Jaleco, Super NES, 800pts) — A relic from the days when scrolling beat 'em ups ruled the Earth, read our Rival Turf! review..

News: Antipole Contains a Surprise for Cosmos X2 Owners

Antipole Contains a Surprise for Cosmos X2 Owners

Submitted to lotcheck now

Topsy-turvy DSiWare outing Antipole is on its way to the download service in the coming months, as developer Saturnine Games has announced the game's submission to Nintendo's lotcheck. Any players who've picked up Saturnine's DSiWare shooter Cosmos X2 can expect a special surprise too, with a bonus mode included that's only available to owners of both games. Antipole is..

Nintendo Download: 29th April 2011 (Europe)

29th April 2011 (Europe)

WiiWare MIA

After several months of finding out the download days in advance, it's back to a wait and see approach this week, so let's see what's available for you to buy right now. Virtual ConsoleThe Ignition Factor (Jaleco, Super NES, 900pts) — A top-down firefighting game, this is one of a kind on Virtual Console, so look out for our full review coming soon to let you know if this is too hot..

News: Mighty Milky Way Takes to the Stars on 9th May

Mighty Milky Way Takes to the Stars on 9th May

800 Points at the ready

WayForward's next DSiWare title is Mighty Milky Way, and it's coming to North America on 9th May for 800 Nintendo Points. The new game from the creators of the acclaimed Shantae: Risky's Revenge is a sequel of sorts to Mighty Flip Champs, as the game's director Sean Velasco explained in our Mighty Milky Way interview: Mighty Milky Way and Mi

News: Infinite Dreams Sculpts Itself an ESRB Rating for Pottery Game

Infinite Dreams Sculpts Itself an ESRB Rating for Pottery Game

Let's Create! Pottery spinning its way to DSiWare

We all know there's hardly any simulation games about pottery, so it's about time someone did something about it, right? Right? Well, Infinite Dreams actually did do something to address that lacking genre last year when it released Let's Create! Pottery on the Apple App Store, and a recent Entertainment Software Rating Board classification has..

Nintendo Download: 25th April 2011 (North America)

25th April 2011 (North America)

DSiWare gets the lion's share

Put the excitement about the new Nintendo console out of your mind for a while and enjoy the Monday tradition that is the Nintendo Download. Most of the focus is on DSiWare this week, with one title on WiiWare and no Virtual Console outing due to the release of Mega Man X last week. DSiWareInchworm Animation (Flat Black Films, 500pts) — We already have Flipnote..

News: AfterZoom Mixes Pokemon, Augmented Reality, Chemistry

AfterZoom Mixes Pokemon, Augmented Reality, Chemistry

Abylight returns to DSiWare

Augmented reality is all the rage these days, but it's not just the preserve of the 3DS: DSiWare has a few AR games up its sleeves too, with Abylight's AfterZoom the latest to emerge. Players will use the DSi's camera to search out microscopic organisms, zooming into every day objects to see what tiny creatures can be found. The organisms can be captured, fed and raised,..

Nintendo Download: 22nd April 2011 (Europe)

22nd April 2011 (Europe)

Is it a good Friday?

It's certainly a quiet Friday, with one new title for WiiWare and a pair for DSiWare. Read on to find out what's vying to take your Nintendo Points away from you this week. WiiWareUbongo (Korner Entertainment, 800pts) — The popular board game comes to WiiWare courtesy of Korner, the same team that brought you Fireplacing. With support for four players and various game modes..

News: This Zoonies - Escape from Makatu Trailer is the Mane Attraction

This Zoonies - Escape from Makatu Trailer is the Mane Attraction

We're not lion

Zoonies - Escape from Makatu is coming to DSiWare next week, and anyone wanting to see the game in action will be pleased to find the official launch trailer below. The physics-based puzzle platformer finds Leo the lion stranded in the jungle after a plane crash, after which he must escape from the dangerous Tubas warriors and their leader Makatu. Zoonies - Escape from Makatu comes..

Nintendo Download: 18th April 2011 (North America)

18th April 2011 (North America)

Take on Mega Man X

After the news that Mega Man 5 is coming to Virtual Console, we have the unexpected arrival of Super NES Blue Bomber outing Mega Man X. Virtual ConsoleMega Man X (Super NES, 800pts) — Run, jump, blast: it's Mega Man in the 16-bit era, and the first Super NES entry in the series to arrive on Virtual Console. Look out for our fully charged review jumping through doorways later..

Nintendo Download: 15th April 2011 (Europe)

15th April 2011 (Europe)

Head back to Adventure Island

Hudson hero Master Higgins resurfaces on Virtual Console in Adventure Island II, alongside new titles from Ludia and Tivola. Virtual ConsoleAdventure Island II (Hudson, NES, 500pts) — Master Higgins is back with his trusty axe, four dinosaurs and an evil witch to take down. This NES platformer brings back fond memories for many, so we'll bring you a full and honest..

News: We Just Hooked a Big Bass Arcade Trailer

We Just Hooked a Big Bass Arcade Trailer

You should see the one that got away

Big John Games has just dropped us a line (sorry) to let us know its frantic fishing game Big Bass Arcade has passed Nintendo lotcheck and is swimming its way upstream to the DSiWare shop. The creators of Thorium Wars have changed theme slightly to create a pick-up-and-play fishing title, with a range of locales, lures and lots of bass, of course. To whet your..

Nintendo Download: 11th April 2011 (North America)

11th April 2011 (North America)

Ink, birds, slingos and prisons

It's that time on a Monday again: here's the delicious downloadable delights dished out today, hoping to separate you from the numeric currency locked away within your DSi and Wii consoles. WiiWarePlay with Birds (Games Farm, 500pts) — A mix of avian-themed minigames that takes you through the life of a cartoon bird that moves to a city, finds a partner and settles..

News: Get Animated at Inchworm Animation's Impending Release

Get Animated at Inchworm Animation's Impending Release

Approved, dated and priced

Five years in the making, Flat Black Films' animation software Inchworm Animation is finally approved and penned with a release date. A hot contender to Flipnote Studio's reputation as the premier animation application available at the DSi Shop, Inchworm Animation certainly packs a punch in the functionality department, supplying users with a large proverbial canvas on..

News: Sony CEO Refers to Nintendo Handhelds as "Babysitting Tools"

Sony CEO Refers to Nintendo Handhelds as "Babysitting Tools"

Don't get him started on the issue of self-respect

Some Sony executives have positive things to say about the company's rivals, and some don't. Sony president and CEO Jack Tretton is without doubt a person that falls into the latter category. Speaking to Fortune, Tretton refers to Nintendo's handheld offerings as the "Game Boy experience",...

News: There's a Touch of Virtual On to this New DSiWare Game

There's a Touch of Virtual On to this New DSiWare Game

Called "Battle of Elemental"

There aren't enough games that pit giant weapon-packed robots against each other and there never will be, but even after several years we've still got a soft spot for Sega's Virtual On series. This arena-based robot combat title has never quite conquered the mainstream, but its influence is keenly felt in several titles, not least of which is the upcoming DSiWare game..

Nintendo Download: 8th April 2011 (Europe)

8th April 2011 (Europe)

One of the most unique weeks ever

WiiWare has seen some odd releases over the years — step forward Muscle March, Tomena Sanner and Fireplacing — but the bar has been raised with this week's download. Read on in astonishment. WiiWarePhysiofun: Pelvic Floor Training (Kaasa, 1000pts) — Pelvic floor exercises are designed to help strengthen the pelvic muscles following childbirth, but have also..

News: Zoonies - Escape from Makatu Breaks Out on 29th April

Zoonies - Escape from Makatu Breaks Out on 29th April

Zoological platformer for DSiWare

Kiloo Games just got in touch to announce the European release date for Zoonies - Escape from Makatu, a new puzzle-platformer for DSiWare. Leo the lion will touch down on 29th April for 500 Nintendo Points. After bailing out of his crashed plane deep in the jungle, Leo finds himself hunted down by the Tuba tribe and its evil leader Makatu. Players must use the..

Nintendo Download: 4th April 2011 (North America)

4th April 2011 (North America)

Here's your Bonk

Banishing the memory of last week's poor showings on the Nintendo Download, this week offers up a bumper crop of games, with Virtual Console, DSiWare and WiiWare all receiving fresh new games to play. Virtual ConsoleSuper Bonk (Super NES, 800pts) — A platformer so classic it's practically prehistoric, Super Bonk takes the bone-headed hero through another adventure full of..

Nintendo Download: 1st April 2011 (Europe)

1st April 2011 (Europe)

Will you be an April fool?

This week's North American Nintendo Download was underwhelming to say the least, and its European counterpart absolutely blows it out of the water. Let's see what treats await. Virtual ConsoleBrawl Brothers (JALECO, Super NES, 800pts) — We've already got Rival Turf on Virtual Console, and now its successor reaches the download service, with all the head-punching and..