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Nintendo Download: 31st January 2011 (North America)

31st January 2011 (North America)

Mahjong, air hockey, dolphins, diaries and tarot cards

It's North America's turn for a bit of a catch-up with Europe in this week's Nintendo Download, but there are still a few interesting titles here that might take your fancy. DSiWareAll-Star Air Hockey (Skyworks Interactive, 200pts) – A handheld version of the classic arcade pastime, this comes from the creators of Arcade Hoops Basketball and..

Nintendo Download: 28th January 2011 (Europe)

28th January 2011 (Europe)

Back to no Virtual Console games

Every one of Capcom's announced arcade titles is out now, which means they don't have anything else coming anytime soon. Nobody else seems to have picked up their slack this week, as there's no new Virtual Console titles, but as expected that means there's a decent amount of games for the other services. WiiWareAround the World (Wizarbox, 500pts) – A trivia game..

News: Check Out the Fins on These Flipper 2 Screenshots

Check Out the Fins on These Flipper 2 Screenshots

New stage pictured

Flipper 2 is taking a totally different approach to predecessor Flipper, with its new gameplay using just one action button. Developer Goodbye Galaxy Games just sent over some new screenshots of the game, and it seems to be shaping up nicely. The new shots show off an ice stage and a level based on ancient ruins, with coins, arrows, explosions, penguins and more all happening..

News: 101 Dolphin Pets to Make "African-Style" Dolphins Possible

101 Dolphin Pets to Make "African-Style" Dolphins Possible

Teyon does it again

You may have played 101 Shark Pets on DSiWare, but if you prefer your pets a little less man-eating Teyon has just the thing up its flipper: 101 Dolphin Pets, a simulation game with a twist. As well as the usual array of pet-training exercises, minigames, dressing-up and all-around dolphin care, you'll be able to alter your dolphin's skin tone, with the press release stating:..

News: Kiloo Games Announces Zoonies for DSiWare

Kiloo Games Announces Zoonies for DSiWare

You can't hide those lion eyes

Cute animal-based platformers used to be ten-a-penny in the olden days, but with the advent of more powerful consoles the genre has noticeably diminished. Thankfully the portable nature of the DSi combined with the console's download service means fans of big-eyed animals collecting things can still be entertained, with Zoonies – Escape from Makatu the newest title..

News: Xbox Live Arcade's Antipole Flipping to DSiWare

Xbox Live Arcade's Antipole Flipping to DSiWare

Saturnine Games returns

Xbox Live Arcade title Antipole attracted plenty of attention with its gravity-flipping gameplay, and soon DSi owners will be able to get their hands on the innovative platformer as developer Saturnine Games has announced it'll be bringing the title to DSiWare. The game is said to be progressing well, with several stages already completed, but it's not yet at a stage where..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 14: The Past and Future, Remixed

NLFM Episode 14: The Past and Future, Remixed

Check out some of our favourite remixes of classic franchises coming to 3DS

We're absolutely killing 2011 with our new weekly schedule, even if we're a little late in the day from time to time. As in every episode so far. This episode we're inspired by the 3DS line-up and looking towards both the future and past by checking out some excellent remixes of classic tunes from franchises headed to the..

Nintendo Download: 24th January 2011 (North America)

24th January 2011 (North America)

Action on land, sea and air

There's a definite airborne theme to this week's downloads, with rockets, meteors, fighter planes and passenger aircraft all featured across the three download channels. Let's take a look at what's available. WiiWare: Jam City Rollergirls (Frozen Codebase, 1000pts) – An arcade action take on the growing sport of roller...

News: Twisting and Matching 3D Objects Comes to DSiWare

Twisting and Matching 3D Objects Comes to DSiWare

In 3D Twist & Match, of course

Forget matching three like-coloured objects together; matching three-dimensional objects to their silhouettes is where it's really at, as Sanuk Games is bringing 3D Twist & Match to DSiWare in the near future. Sanuk Games is promising a range of difficulties and themed objects, including food, Christmas, tools and more, with 200 objects in total to test your..

Nintendo Download: 21st January 2011 (Europe)

21st January 2011 (Europe)

More Capcom classics

Virtual Console is the clear winner this week with two new Capcom arcade games, but that's not to say the rest should be ignored outright. Although WiiWare only gets one new download, DSiWare gets four of them, so hopefully there's something for everyone. WiiWareSpot the Differences! (Sanuk Games, 500pts) – Another difference-spotting game, this one is strangely one letter..

News: Keep DodoGoing with DodoGo! Robo

Keep DodoGoing with DodoGo! Robo

A third egg in the DSiWare omelette

In 2010 we enjoyed the innovative DSiWare puzzler DodoGo! and its sequel DodoGo! Challenge, which tasked players with guiding the last remaining dodo eggs to safety. Well, it appears that the titular bird still isn't quite extinct as the third instalment, DodoGo! Robo, has just been rated by the ESRB. From the ratings summary: This is a puzzle game in which..

News: There's a Limit on Transferring Software from One 3DS to Another

There's a Limit on Transferring Software from One 3DS to Another

Your games are going places... just not too many places

While we've known about the ability to transfer DSiWare to the 3DS for a while now and learned today about transferring software between devices (DSiWare, 3DSWare and Virtual Handheld), we've just found out that there will be a limit to how many license transfers you can make. From Play.com's product details: System

News: Be the Hip Hop King in Cinemax's Third Rytmik Release

Be the Hip Hop King in Cinemax's Third Rytmik Release

... to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat

With two Rytmik titles already under its belt, Czech developer Cinemax is getting ready to launch the third instalment in the franchise, and following Rytmik: Rock Edition, musically-creative gamers can look forward to something with a little more Hip to the Hop. The Rytmik: Hip Hop King user-interface will instantly look familiar to users well-versed in..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 13: Yep, Still Weekly

NLFM Episode 13: Yep, Still Weekly

Storms can't hold this podcast back

Your eyes doth not deceive you: NLFM is back with another episode a mere week after the last one. And man, did we almost not make it thanks to an impending snowstorm and travel arrangements. But lo and behold, here is a delicious ear scoop for you. We couldn't bail on our weekly promise one week after making it, now could we? 1. Yuka Tsujiyoko — Fire Emblem..

Nintendo Download: 17th January 2011 (North America)

17th January 2011 (North America)

Puzzles, pugilists and more puzzles

Another varied array of titles this week, with time-travelling toasted sandwiches, boxing animals, tactical defending and more. Let's get right to it. WiiWare: Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time (Stickmen Studios, 1000pts) – Hopefully this game has more than just a fantastic title to offer, but considering...

News: Save the Earth Soon with the Imaginatively Titled Earth Saver

Save the Earth Soon with the Imaginatively Titled Earth Saver

More localised Japanese budget fun from the GO Series

We've seen many Japanese DSiWare titles that we never thought would reach us thanks to the GO and G.G Series, featuring simple but entertaining experiences over a wide variety of genres and usually retailing for 200 Points. The latest to get a rating by the North American board, the ESRB, is GO Series: Earth Saver, published by Gamebridge and..

News: Boom Boom Squaries Goes Bang on January 28th

Boom Boom Squaries Goes Bang on January 28th

200 Points for animal puzzler

Gamelion's Boom Boom Squaries is an off-shoot of its Furry Legends series, heading to DSiWare in Europe on January 28th. An animal-themed puzzler, your 200 Points net you four gameplay modes, with 26 classic mode levels and 40 challenges to pit your wits against. Rather than matching objects you must blow up Squaries with Furries, which despite sounding like something..

Nintendo Download: 14th January 2011 (Europe)

14th January 2011 (Europe)

3 new DSiWare titles, but the other services aren't completely ignored

Europe mostly plays catch-up again this week, with three of the five new downloads already being available in North America. DSiWare makes up the bulk of this week's releases, with the other two services only getting one game each, and it's also the only one of the services to get some completely new stuff. We're not exactly..

News: First Flipper 2 Screenshots Released

First Flipper 2 Screenshots Released

More detailed, but still quite retro

The folks over at Goodbye Galaxy Games were kind enough to send over the first batch of screenshots from their upcoming DSiWare sequel Flipper 2. As you can see in the shots, the game has a very retro look to it, but shows quite a bit more detail than its predecessor. Developer Hugo Smits has promised a steady flow of screenshots of the game in the coming weeks,..

News: MUDDS Won't Be Making a Splash on DSiWare After All

MUDDS Won't Be Making a Splash on DSiWare After All

Renegade Kid campaign falters

You might remember that last month we brought you news of a campaign to get Maximilian and the Rise of the Mutant Mudds on DSiWare, where developer Renegade Kid asked for 1,000 comments on a blog post to see if the game had an audience on the download service. Regrettably, one month later, the campaign has ended without fruition, with 452 gamers lending their support..

News: QubicGames Serving Up My Little Restaurant: All Welcome on DSiWare

QubicGames Serving Up My Little Restaurant: All Welcome on DSiWare

AiRace publisher getting into the culinary business [UPDATED, including new screens]

QubicGames, known to DSiWare players for AiRace and AiRace: Tunnel as well as the upcoming Remote Racers, just had a title of a different sort rated by the ESRB: My Little Restaurant: All Welcome. Already available for iPhone and iPod Touch, the game lets you run your own restaurant, choosing betwe

News: Improved Rhythm Core Alpha Hitting PAL Regions Next Week

Improved Rhythm Core Alpha Hitting PAL Regions Next Week

Music to Europe, UK, and Australia's ears

Last August saw the NA release of the music creation application Rhythm Core Alpha from SoftEgg Enterprises. While the rest of the world is still waiting on a localized version to hit their DSi Shop, the developer has recently revealed that it's almost here and with it come numerous improvements over the original release. Launching in Europe, the United..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 12: Ch-ch-changes

NLFM Episode 12: Ch-ch-changes

New year, new podcast

Changes are a-brewin' with NLFM this year as the show enters its second season. First of all, we're shrinking and growing at the same time. Is your mind blown yet? Tell the rest of the goo in your skull to stay calm, as what this means is that while the average episode will shrink in length, we're ditching the whole monthly schedule shenanigans and going weekly. Yes, weekly..

News: Flipper Sequel Gets a Publisher, Aims for Q2 Release

Flipper Sequel Gets a Publisher, Aims for Q2 Release

Goodbye Galaxy Games teams up with Engine Software

Back in October, we brought you the exclusive news that a Flipper sequel was in the works, and now Goodbye Galaxy Games has announced that it has signed a contract with publisher Engine Software, making the arrival of Flipper 2 that much closer. Aside from publishing duties, Engine Software will also be helping out in the sound design of the game,..