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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,..

Nintendo Download: 10th January 2011 (North America)

10th January 2011 (North America)

A scoop of fun with a dash of soul-crushing

WiiWare: JellyCar 2 (Disney Interactive Studios, 500 Points) - The sequel to the popular iOS game hits WiiWare, promising even more driving platforming fun(ing). We'll give this one a proper whirl and let you know if it's a joyride or if it melts in the sun. Soccer Bashi (Icon Games, 500 Points) - A...

Features: Nintendo Life Reader's Choice Awards 2010

Nintendo Life Reader's Choice Awards 2010

The top Wii and DS games of the year, as voted by you

We showed you ours, now it's time for you to show your favorite games of 2010. The categories may have been limited, but your response wasn't. Here are the Wii (including WiiWare), DS (including DSiWare) and overall Reader Games of the Year. Reader Wii Game of the Year: Winner: Super Mario Galaxy...

News: Live Out Your Glory Days on January 17th for 200 Points

Live Out Your Glory Days on January 17th for 200 Points

Ten-hut!

odenis studio has a reputation for quality portable titles at cheap, cheap prices, having released 500 Point racer Pop Island and follow-up Pop Island: Paperfield for 200 Points. Its next release, Glory Days - Tactical Defense, is built on the same principles: silky smooth 60fps gameplay and a cheap price, and it's coming to North America on January 17th for 200 Points. Rather than release..

Nintendo Download: 7th January 2011 (Europe)

7th January 2011 (Europe)

More Capcom arcade classics, plus a bunch of catch-up titles

Capcom is continuing their Virtual Console Arcade support with another two games, both of which were of course announced some time ago. At this rate they'll run out of games before we hit February! They're accompanied by a mixture of completely new games and games North America already got, most of which are fairly low-key. WiiWareGhost..

News: Surfacer+ Cropping Up on DSiWare Next Week

Surfacer+ Cropping Up on DSiWare Next Week

Crossbreeding skill with strategy

French developer Lexis Numérique has announced that it will be bringing a version of its iPhone game Surfacer to the DSiWare download service. Players must create and control the size of flowers by using the stylus and use them to fill up the screen. Enemies will appear from both sides of the screen and gamers must avoid them by using special combos and prevent..

Features: Vote For Nintendo Life Reader's Choice Award 2010

Vote For Nintendo Life Reader's Choice Award 2010

Make sure your favorite game of the year gets the acclaim you feel it deserves

It wouldn't be too much of an understatement to say that Nintendo platforms had a mammoth year in 2010 with regards to excellent software. But we play by Thunderdome rules here at Nintendo Life around award season, and we're handing over a cache of weapons to you. Which is deserving of your Wii or DS Game of the Year?..

Nintendo Download: 3rd January 2011 (North America)

3rd January 2011 (North America)

Kick off with the first download of the year

The first Nintendo Download of the year isn't a classic, but it brings some notable titles to DSiWare and a new WiiWare demo as well. Let's get this show on the road. WiiWare: Sneezies (Chillingo, 500pts) - A cutesy puzzler that began life on the iPhone, Sneezies is a decent enough title but doesn't do...

News: Four More G.G Series Titles Headed to North America

Four More G.G Series Titles Headed to North America

Localised Japanese budget fun to continue in the new year

If you've enjoyed Genterprise's G.G Series of low-priced localised Japanese titles, you'll be happy to hear that four more have recently received ratings from the ESRB and thus will be heading to the North American DSiWare Shop soon. Three of the games have already hit Europe as part of the GO Series: Dark Spirits, D-Tank and Let's Swing!,..

News: QubicGames and NoWay Studio Revving Up Remote Racers

QubicGames and NoWay Studio Revving Up Remote Racers

Arcade racer speeds toward the DSi Shop with an ESRB rating

QubicGames has to date published two NoWay Studio-developed DSiWare flight titles, and they've recently gotten their next racing collaboration rated by the Entertainment Software Rating Board. Having already released AiRace and the more bite-sized AiRace: Tunnel, QubicGames and NoWay Studio are about to start their third lap with the..

News: More Puzzle Action Coming Next Month Courtesy of Super Swap

More Puzzle Action Coming Next Month Courtesy of Super Swap

Teyon announces the European release for its match three puzzle game

There's no shortage of puzzle games in the DSi Shop, but European gamers hungry for one more can look forward to receiving one early next year that hit North America this past June. If you liked what you read in our Super Swap review, then you're in luck as Teyon has announced that Europe will receive the match-three puzzle game..

Nintendo Download: 27th December 2010 (North America)

27th December 2010 (North America)

Catch-up titles and more

There are plenty of ways to ring in the new year in this Nintendo Download update, including a quality WiiWare demo, a couple of NeoGeo titles for virtual console, a portable slot machine and the newest entry in the G.G Series. Will you spend your holiday cash on any of these titles? Virtual ConsoleFighter's History Dynamite (NeoGeo, 900pts) – Also known as Karnov's..

Nintendo Download: 24th December 2010 (Europe)

24th December 2010 (Europe)

A mix of old and new

This week offers yet more catchup titles, consisting of games released in North America within the past few weeks, as well as the last few months. There's also two new games, however, both of which are for DSiWare and both of which are new instalments in two series which have been going for a while now. WiiWare: Hydroventure...

News: Guilty Gear Spin-Off Known as Towel Slappin' Pro-Jumper in North America

Guilty Gear Spin-Off Known as Towel Slappin' Pro-Jumper in North America

Quirky platformer now rated by the ESRB

Back in August, we reported on the Japanese release of the Guilty Gear spin-off title Arc Style: Furo Jump!! Guilty Gear Gaiden!?, and if this quirky DSiWare title caught your interest then you're in luck as the game has been passed by the Entertainment Software Rating Board. Known in North America as Towel...

Nintendo Download: 20th December 2010 (North America)

20th December 2010 (North America)

Mario gets the party started!

It's the week before Christmas and plenty is stirring in the Wii Shop Channel, with everything from Virtual Console party games to WiiWare games about killer robots with afros. DSiWare doesn't do without though, with more Christmas carols, dragon's lairs and more. Virtual ConsoleMario Party 2 (Nintendo 64, 1000pts) – A classic multiplayer outing from the plumber's..

News: Rock Out to the Cosmos X2 Soundtrack, Now With Added Guitar

Rock Out to the Cosmos X2 Soundtrack, Now With Added Guitar

It's electric

Those of you who've dabbled with DSiWare shoot 'em ups may have had a blast to Cosmos X2's soundtrack, and now it's available for you to carry around with you wherever you go. Saturnine Games has just released an alternate version of the soundtrack with the guitar parts performed live, a short sample of which you can hear embedded below. If you want to download the complete..

Nintendo Download: 17th December 2010 (Europe)

17th December 2010 (Europe)

Lots and lots of catchup titles

This week is almost exclusively made up of catchup titles, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, especially when it means that there's so many releases. Maybe there's something you'd like in the bunch. WiiWareMy Fireplace (Korner, 500pts) – Secretly the recently released in North America Fireplacing, for some reason, Korner has picked up the title and renamed it..

News: Take on Abylight's DSiWare Cosmo Fighters on Monday

Take on Abylight's DSiWare Cosmo Fighters on Monday

500 Points for cartoon capers

Abylight's not just about music and samurai tower defence games: its next handheld offering is Cosmo Fighters, a 2D "retro-futurist" fighting game. Fans of classic Dreamcast brawler Power Stone may recognise a little of the game's chaotic spirit in the four-player brawling action, with Download Play allowing multiple players to join in the carnage using just..

News: Take the Slots On the Go with Fantasy Slots DSiWare

Take the Slots On the Go with Fantasy Slots DSiWare

All bets are on

We've already had Fantasy Slots: Adventure Slots and Games on WiiWare, and now Big John Games is making the title portable with a DSiWare release on December 27th. With two slot machines, five bonus games and unlockable achievements this might not be a bad bet for 500 Points, but it failed to impress on the big screen as you can read in our Fantasy Slots: Adventure Slots and Games..

News: Jason Rohrer Anthology Gets DSiWare All Thoughtful on January 3rd

Jason Rohrer Anthology Gets DSiWare All Thoughtful on January 3rd

Alt-Play just 200 Points

Alt-Play: Jason Rohrer Anthology isn't the most captivating of names, but to anyone familiar with indie gaming it's an extremely promising title. A DSiWare-bound compilation of design darling Jason Rohrer's titles Passage, Gravitation and Between, it's safe to say these games are unlike anything currently available on the service. The official description states: The deep..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 11: A Holiday Season in FLUX

NLFM Episode 11: A Holiday Season in FLUX

Take a sneak peek at the final BIT.TRIP, sigh at simians, sneak along with a secret agent and get into the spirit of the season

We look to the future here at Nintendo Life. Why, take this episode of NLFM, the little ol' chip and game music podcast we've got going: it's got an exclusive first listen of the soundtrack to Gaijin Games' upcoming BIT.TRIP FLUX and goes simultaneously back and forth in..