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Nintendo Download: 12th November 2010 (Europe)

12th November 2010 (Europe)

A little bit more for every service, plus a new demo

With five new games and a demo on offer this week, you'd think that it would be pretty good overall. Unfortunately, only the Virtual Console game and the demo make up most of this week's goodness - The other four are all games North America already got, and none of them were very good. WiiWareCruise Party (Enjoy Gaming, 800pts) – A small..

News: Get Strategic on DSiWare with Glory Days - Tactical Defense

Get Strategic on DSiWare with Glory Days - Tactical Defense

From the team behind Pop Island

Pop Island and follow-up Pop Island: Paperfield are among the best-looking titles on DSiWare, and now developer odenis studio is putting that graphical grunt to a different use in the form of Glory Days - Tactical Defense. A military-styled take on tower defence, Glory Days sees you building bases, rocket launchers and other weapons to fend off enemy onslaughts..

Nintendo Download: 8th November 2010 (North America)

8th November 2010 (North America)

No demos here

Whilst Europe welcomed the return of WiiWare demos last week, there's no such luck for North American gamers, who are demo-less for at least one more week. There's still a decent mix however with five games in total, if you could call Discolight a game. WiiWareGods vs. Humans (Zallag, 1200pts) – This deity-based strategy game receives a lower price in the States, dropping from 1500..

News: Supermarket Mania Heading to the DSiWare Checkouts Soon

Supermarket Mania Heading to the DSiWare Checkouts Soon

500 Points for shopping fun

If you've always dreamed of running your own grocery shop – hey, it could happen – then you might be in luck soon. G5 Entertainment has just confirmed its multi-million selling iPod Touch title Supermarket Mania is on the way to DSiWare in Europe on Friday, November 19th for 500 Points. Players begin with a small store but can rise up to compete with the faceless..

Nintendo Download: 5th November 2010 (Europe)

5th November 2010 (Europe)

Bonfire Night goes with a bang

As well as the revelation that four WiiWare demos will launch across Europe this week, we also have brand new games for DSiWare and WiiWare as well. WiiWareThruSpace (Nintendo, 800pts) – A Nintendo-published puzzle game, this is the first ever WiiWare game to launch with a free playable demo. It's been out in America for a while, so you can read our ThruSpace..

Nintendo Download: 1st November 2010 (North America)

1st November 2010 (North America)

Robot boxes, genetic manipulation, super-powered babies and men dunking balls

If your trick-or-treat bag didn't have a Nintendo Points Card by the end of the night, well, you might want to look into buying a couple packages of toilet paper and retracing your steps. Just sayin'. WiiWare: Robox (DreamBox Games, 1000 Points) — A gorgeous...

Exclusive: Flipper 2 Announced!

Flipper 2 Announced!

Sequel with a twist!

We promised you the exclusive on Goodbye Galaxy Games' new title and here it is: Flipper 2 is on the way to DSiWare! It's not just going to be a rehash of the original Flipper, however, as this concept art shows. Not only that, there's a big twist: you can play the whole game with just one button. All of Flipper's moves can be performed just by pushing one button, with Hugo..

Nintendo Download: 29th October 2010 (Europe)

29th October 2010 (Europe)

Fishing, lasers, chicks, sleep and more

God bless the Nintendo download for bringing us another bounty of bizarre treats. If there isn't anything that tickles your fancy this week, we'd be very surprised. WiiWareReel Fishing Challenge II (Natsume, 500pts) – The follow-up to – you guessed it – Reel Fishing Challenge, this is a virtual recreation of the world's most popular participation sport..

News: Goodbye Galaxy Games to Unveil New Game on Friday

Goodbye Galaxy Games to Unveil New Game on Friday

And we'll have the exclusive!

If you played and loved Flipper on DSiWare, you might be eagerly anticipating the next game from developer Goodbye Galaxy Games. The good news is that you're about to find out what form it will take, and you can find out here first. Yes, we've teamed up with studio head Hugo Smits to bring you the first artwork and details of his new game this Friday. All we can tell..

News: First Cave Story DSiWare Trailer Rocks

First Cave Story DSiWare Trailer Rocks

And we've got it inside, of course

The announcement that Cave Story is coming to DSiWare was pretty awesome news all around, and now we have the first footage of the game in motion to share with you. We'll also be bringing you more exclusive screenshots in the near future so check back soon for more Cave Story DSiWare coverage.

Nintendo Download: 25th October 2010 (North America)

25th October 2010 (North America)

Meet your FATE!

October has been a good month for fans of downloadable games, with Shantae: Risky's Revenge, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 and now BIT.TRIP FATE to round out the month with a bang. WiiWare: BIT.TRIP FATE (Aksys Games, 800pts) – The fifth BIT.TRIP title takes on another new genre: the shoot 'em up. With more of the same chiptunes,...

Nintendo Download: 22nd October 2010 (Europe)

22nd October 2010 (Europe)

Nice and early this week

Europe comes through with a bumper crop of downloadable delights for release this Friday. Shall we see what they are? WiiWareMy Starry Night (Hudson, 500pts) – Known as My Planetarium in North America, this is essentially My Aquarium for stargazers, with around 20,000 stars, planets, asteroids and more for your observation, education and maybe even a little entertainment..

News: Flipnote Studio Celebrates Mario's 25th Anniversary

Flipnote Studio Celebrates Mario's 25th Anniversary

Get animated

What better way to pay tribute to the moustachioed man himself than with a bit of hand-drawn animation? That seems to be the thinking at Nintendo, as it's recently launched a new festival for Flipnote Studio asking artists to create animations based on the plucky plumber. To help out, Nintendo's even offering two audio samples that should help to bring Mario's tales to life. It doesn't..

News: Space Ace ESRB Prepped to Enter the DSiWare Dimension

Space Ace ESRB Prepped to Enter the DSiWare Dimension

More nostalgic cartoon action on the way for portable players

Don Bluth's Laserdisc classic Space Ace has been given the official ESRB treatment, which means that fans of full motion video arcade gaming will be able to play it on the DSi consoles in the not-too-distant future. We've already seen the likeable Dragon's Lair on DSiWare, and a trilogy of Don Bluth's titles (including Space Ace) is..

Nintendo Download: 18th October 2010 (North America)

18th October 2010 (North America)

Happy holidays and mystic quests

The past two weeks have seen high profile downloadable releases in both shapely and spiny forms, so whilst this week lacks a true flagship title it does offer two new Nintendo-published titles and the scheduled Virtual Console download. WiiWareThruSpace (Nintendo, 800pts) – Formerly known as the far more descriptive ThruSpace: High Velocity 3D Puzzle, this is all..

Nintendo Download: 15th October (Europe)

15th October (Europe)

Sonic returns, and brings some other stuff

As was previously announced, today sees the anticipated European release of the first episode of Sonic the Hedgehog 4. It's accompanied by the next titles in the GO and Music On series, as well as some other stuff. Unfortunately, there's no Virtual Console game, but that's to be expected now! DSiWareGO Series: Pinball Attack! (Gamebridge, 500pts) – The..

News: You Can Soon Tickle the Ivories in Music On: Playing Piano

You Can Soon Tickle the Ivories in Music On: Playing Piano

Friday for Europe, Monday in North America

Having already learnt the instrument in Music On: Learning Piano, now you can enjoy simply playing it in Music On: Playing Piano. Out in Europe tomorrow and reaching North America on Monday, your 200 Points earns you fifteen songs and knowledge of the necessary notes to play them yourself. The press release plays on the game's hand-eye-ear co-ordination..

Nintendo Download: 11th October 2010 (North America)

11th October 2010 (North America)

Sonic the Hedgehog returns!

A good array of titles this week, with the 2D return of Sonic the Hedgehog taking top billing of course. DSiWare fans can get a pinch of Sonic creator Yuji Naka's latest platforming adventure, Ivy the Kiwi?, but there's also sports and puzzle games if platforming isn't your thing. Let's do it to it! WiiWare: Sonic the...

News: Shantae Soundtrack Doing Great, Thanks to You

Shantae Soundtrack Doing Great, Thanks to You

Yes, you

We may never know if Shantae: Risky's Revenge sells as well as WayForward hoped, what with strict limitations on the discussion of sales figures, but one aspect of the game that's definitely doing better than expected is the original soundtrack. Released at the end of September, the soundtrack by Jake "virt" Kaufman is up there...

Nintendo Download: 12th and 13th October 2010 (Japan)

12th and 13th October 2010 (Japan)

WiiWare and DSiWare together again

It looks like the heady days of surprise Japanese Virtual Console releases are well and truly behind us as there's only one VC release scheduled for the rest of the month and it's not happening next week. Instead there's a pair of WiiWare titles, which were starting to get as rare as hen's teeth. DSiWare is sparse...

Nintendo Download: 8th October 2010 (Europe)

8th October 2010 (Europe)

Three for DSiWare, one each on WiiWare and VC

In an unexpected turn of events, the press release for this week's European Nintendo Download turned up early, but who's complaining? Well, anyone hoping to grapple with Shantae: Risky's Revenge and Cave Story, but at least next week sees the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1, so there's a definite bright side. DSiWareDatamine (Enjoy Gaming,..

News: Academy: Tic-Tac-Toe Chooses Champions from October 15th

Academy: Tic-Tac-Toe Chooses Champions from October 15th

DSiWare noughts-and-crosses inbound

Gamelion's Extreme Hangman caused quite a stir when it landed on DSiWare, quickly becoming one of the best-selling games on the service, so the Polish publisher is hoping lightning strikes twice when its next portable outing launches across Europe on Friday October 15th for 200 Points. Academy: Tic-Tac-Toe is, as you might expect, a noughts-and-crosses title..

News: Extinguish DSiWare Fires in Go! Go! Island Rescue!

Extinguish DSiWare Fires in Go! Go! Island Rescue!

Exclamation! Marks! Aplenty!

We're used to seeing ports from mobile phones to DSiWare – take a bow, Gameloft – but when the subject matter in question is an acclaimed puzzler our curiosity is aroused. Connect2Media is about to make its break into the DSiWare arena with its upcoming title Go! Go! Rescue Squad! later this month. Taking the role of Robbie the firefighter your job is to protect the..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 9: Halloween Hootenanny

NLFM Episode 9: Halloween Hootenanny

You don't need to be the master of unlocking to access these horror treasures

Boo! It's a regular fright fest in this episode of NLFM as we queue up some of our favorite horror game tracks. BEHOLD! the wonders of mad science gone wrong! GASP! at the children of the night! WONDER! how Chuck D. Head doesn't need more painkillers! RUN! from the Scissorman! Dare you listen? Dare you not? In case you've..