DSiWare News

July2009

  • Nintendo Download Art, Cards and Crystals Have Gamers Seeing Spots (US)

    Mostly a catch up week for North America!

    Nintendo of America is playing catch up this week with the release of three titles that have already been released in Europe. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord (WiiWare - 1000 Points) was just recently released in Europe and you can check out our review of the game to find out what we thought about it. It's the sequel to My Life as a..

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    Review A Little Bit of... Puzzle League

    A bit of a rehash, but a good rehash nonetheless.

    The Puzzle League or “Panel de Pon” series as it is known in Japan is one of the lesser-known Nintendo flagship gaming series. Over the years the game has appeared under various guises coupling well-known characters from both Pokémon and the Super Mario titles. “Planet Puzzle League,”...

  • Nintendo Download 21-22 July 2009 (Japan)

    WiiWare catch-up, another classic Namco arcade game and some simple DSiWare puzzling adventure next week.

    Next week's schedule is a little on the light side (though as with previous weeks it's possible that Nintendo of Japan is updating their website piecemeal) with only 1 new WiiWare release, a couple of VC offerings and a single DSiWare release. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (800pts -..

  • Nintendo Download MUSHA, Smash Table Tennis, My Life as a Darklord and Puzzle League (EU)

    The Hanabi Festival delivers the 300th European VC game.

    Nintendo's official UK magazine has once again spilled the beans on the upcoming Wii and DSi update. Surprisingly enough, Nintendo has not chosen to make Kirby's Dream Land 3 the 300th VC game, despite it being a planned Hanabi Festival release. At least the game which is now #300 is a great one! MUSHA, also known as Musha Aleste, is part of..

  • News Top 20 DSiWare Games in USA (16th July)

    It's Thursday and time for our DSiWare Top 20!

    It's time to take a look at the most popular DSiWare titles available on the DSi Shop. If you're feeling adventurous you can even take a look for yourself by simply logging on to the DSi Shop, heading into the DSiWare section and then viewing by "Popular Games". It's that easy! We compile this list using the USA region DSi Shop, so if you..

  • News New Pop+ Solo Focus Bonus Round Video

    Check out the Focus Bonus Round of Pop+ Solo.

    Nic Watt, Creative Director of Nnooo, has just sent over the latest video for their upcoming DSiWare title Pop+ Solo. The video shows off the Focus Bonus Round and the gameplay that goes along with it. Pop only the color you are instructed to. If you miss or pop a different color you'll fail! As you can see in the video, this mode requires you to pay..

  • Nintendo Download Bits, Tanks, Ants, Commandos, Pulses and Brains (US)

    Nintendo of America counters Nintendo of Europe with an import week of their own. Also, more WiiWare!

    Nintendo of America sure loves WiiWare all of a sudden. This week sees yet another three new WiiWare releases, along with two VC imports recently released in Europe. DSiWare only gets a single new game. As previously announced, today is the North...

  • Nintendo Download 14-15 July 2009 (JAPAN)

    Japanese WiiWare is back from holiday with a vengeance, plus Shinobi!

    Aside from Electroplankton, last week was possibly the driest Japanese download week in living memory. Nintendo has made up for the WiiWare break last week with five new WiiWare titles in addition to two new Virtual Console Arcade titles and a slew of Game and Watch titles for the DSiWare service. Marcel has already posted the..

  • News Game & Watch Games to be Released on DSiWare

    Classic handheld games to be available for download soon!

    It seemed like a pretty quiet month for Japan - With just three VC games initially announced for a July release and this week having no WiiWare games at all it almost looked as if Nintendo was actually running out of games to release! It seems like it was all a ruse to surprise us with today's news though - Starting next week in Japan,..

  • Nintendo Download Bomberman '94, StarTropics II, 5 Spots Party, Karate Phants and BOXLIFE (EU)

    The Hanabi Festival continues with two more imports on VC, two WiiWare games and one DSiWare game.

    Last week brought us the excellent Pulseman and Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen as the first two imports of the fourth Hanabi Festival. This week brings us two more imports, and again, both of them are great! Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II is the second and, sadly, last StarTropics game. You..

  • News Top 20 DSiWare Games in USA (9th July)

    It's Thursday and time for our DSiWare Top 20!

    It's time to take a look at the most popular DSiWare titles available on the DSi Shop. If you're feeling adventurous you can even take a look for yourself by simply logging on to the DSi Shop, heading into the DSiWare section and then viewing by "Popular Games". It's that easy! We compile this list using the USA region DSi Shop, so if you..

  • Nintendo Download Cores, Bubbles, Chariots, Sports, Numbers and Cars (US)

    Three more WiiWare games, including the 100th WiiWare release!

    Today sees the release of yet another 3 WiiWare games! They're accompanied by two new DSiWare games and one Virtual Console game. Bit.Trip: Core is the second game in Gaijin Games' Bit.Trip series and officially the 100th WiiWare game. The big difference between it and Bit.Trip: Beat is...

  • News New Pop+ Solo Detonate Bonus Round Video

    Check out the Detonate bonus round of Pop+ Solo.

    Nic Watt, Creative Director of Nnooo, has just sent over the latest video for their upcoming DSiWare title Pop+ Solo. The video shows off the Detonate bonus round and the gameplay that goes along with it. Tap a bubble or pump it up to release a shockwave. Try to create a big chain reaction to score lots of points! As you can see in the video, this..

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    Review Brain Challenge

    Make your grey matter

    The DS is rightly lauded for introducing many new gamers to the fold, and it’s pretty much single-handedly created the “brain training” genre - whether that’s a good thing or not likely depends on whether you’ve played more than three games on your DS in the past four years. Gameloft already had a crack at the genre...

  • Nintendo Download 07-08 July 2009 (JAPAN)

    A couple of classics on the Wii and a whole lot of Electro-Plankton for the DSi next week in Japan.

    Well it looks like Japan is having a WiiWare holiday next week with no new titles having been announced via the website or the shop news bulletin. The two Virtual Console releases offer a catch-up title in the form of Super Punch Out for the Super...

  • Nintendo Download Hanabi Festival 4, Gradius Rebirth, Bit Boy!!, Brain Challenge and Mario Apps (EU)

    It's a fantastic week for Europe, with a total of 7 new downloadable games across all services!

    As Hudson revealed last week, this month brings us the 4th Hanabi Festival! And what luck, it's already started in the very first week of the month - There's two new imports up for grabs right now! Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen is the first game in the now seemingly dead Ogre Battle series,..

  • News Top 20 DSiWare Games in USA (2nd July)

    It's Thursday and time for our DSiWare Top 20!

    It's time to take a look at the most popular DSiWare titles available on the DSi Shop. If you're feeling adventurous you can even take a look for yourself by simply logging on to the DSi Shop, heading into the DSiWare section and then viewing by "Popular Games". It's that easy! We compile this...

June2009

  • News Rumor: Nintendo Prepping More Non-Games For DSiWare

    Maps and dictionary wares may be in the works.

    Thanks to the DSiWare service, Nintendo has tried to expand the portable's functionality from just a games machine to an integral part of your web-browsing, time checking, number crunching life. According to Nintendomain (via GoNintendo), two more n

  • Nintendo Download 30th June - 1st July 2009 addendum (JAPAN)

    Two more WiiWare titles coming Tuesday aimed at younger gamers and an extra DSiWare title on the 1st.

    Looks like the mock tears for Japan were premature last week as some additional releases mean Japan has a 3-2-2 week it turns out. Thanks to Nintendo Life reader Ratengo for noting that the Japanese Shop news item for this week's releases had two additional WiiWare titles that weren't detailed on..

  • Nintendo Download Fantasies, Fishing, Warfare, Reversi and Sudoku (US)

    NoA's sudden WiiWare push continues, with yet another 3 WiiWare games and 1 game for both DSiWare and Virtual Console.

    Nintendo seems to be focusing on WiiWare a lot lately. Perhaps they're just trying to stir up excitement for upcoming big releases? It mostly seems to be a Europe catchup week - Only two WiiWare games are new for the west and neither seems very interesting. Water Warfare is..

  • News New Pop+ Solo Defend Bonus Round Video

    Check out the Defend bonus round video of Pop+ Solo.

    Nic Watt, Creative Director of Nnooo, has just sent over the latest video of their upcoming DSiWare title Pop+ Solo. The video shows off the game's Defend bonus round and the gameplay that goes along with it. In the Defend bonus round, your ultimate goal is to stop any bubbles from crossing over to the other side of the screen. As you can see in..

  • Podcast Episode 5 - June's Download Round-up!

    Round-up of June's downloads plus: YOUR voices!

    This episode brings you more of a download-focused approach, rounding up some of the best titles you can download released in the last month. Plus you can hear the voices of some of your favourite Nintendo Life commenters! If you want to get involved in the next episode or leave your feedback, you can call us on +44 (0)20 8144 8216, Skype us at..

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    Review Sudoku 50! For Beginners

    Less points, less puzzles, same difference?

    Sudoku 50! For Beginners is, in essence, a scaled down, dramatically easier version of the recently released Sudoku 150! For Challengers. It seems a little odd that Hudson decided to release the more difficult game first and not release both titles together, but nevertheless Sudoku 50! For Beginners offers a decent amount of gameplay for a meagre 200..

  • Nintendo Download 30th June - 1st July 2009 (JAPAN)

    An unusually light release week for Japan with 1 WiiWare, 2 Virtual Console and 1 DSiWare release.

    After weeks of mass software dowloading we see a release week that would look at home in PAL territories or North America -- maybe it's going to be Japan's turn for light release weeks for a change? On the WiiWare front we have Final Fantasy Crystal...

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    Review Art Style: BOXLIFE

    Thinking outside the box is strictly forbidden.

    If there's one thing that can be said about Nintendo's Art Style series, it's that no two games are alike, and we wouldn't have it any other way. BOXLIFE is certainly another unique entry in the franchise: box 'em up and ship 'em out! Greeted by a cute little theme song you will immediately notice - if you haven't from the title - that BOXLIFE is all..

  • Nintendo Download Puzzle Bobble, Water Warfare, SimEarth, Altered Beast and More Sudoku (EU)

    DSiWare takes a bit of a break to give the spotlight to the Wii releases this week.

    A large part of today's update isn't very surprising - Three of the games are published by Hudson Soft and were already announced for release earlier this week. The two unannounced releases are quite nice surprises though! On WiiWare, we've gotten Puzzle Bobble Plus!, the third Bubble Bobble series WiiWare remake by..

  • News Top 20 DSiWare Games in USA (25th June)

    It's Thursday and time for our DSiWare Top 20!

    It's time to take a look at the most popular DSiWare titles available on the DSi Shop. If you're feeling adventurous you can even take a look for yourself by simply logging on to the DSi Shop, heading into the DSiWare section and then viewing by "Popular Games". It's that easy! We compile this...

  • News Mecho Wars Confirmed for WiiWare and DSiWare

    Luc Bernard's latest project meets with Nintendo's approval

    In case you didn't know, Luc Bernard's fantasy-themed turn-based strategy title Mecho Wars has just been released on the iPhone and has been getting some generally positive reviews. Bernard himself has previously stated - albeit under the influence of alcohol - that he'd like to bring the game to either WiiWare or DSiWare and now he's..

  • News Hudson Releasing Water Warfare, SimEarth and Sudoku 50! For Beginners This Friday

    The first family-friendly FPS, a planet-maintaining game and more sudoku puzzles will be available on Friday.

    Hudson has announced the release of three new downloadable games in Europe this Friday. Water Warfare was released in Japan only yesterday, so you'll have a chance to jump in before the Japanese players get too much practice and crush us all online! The game is exclusively based around the..

  • News Tingle Gets a New DS Adventure, and a Surprise DSiWare Game

    The Zelda series's unsung hero gets not one, but two new games!

    The last two editions of weekly Japanese magazine Famitsu had mysterious teasers hinting at a sequel to 2006/2007's Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland for the DS. This week's edition has finally spilled the beans! Today just so happens to be the day of Japan's weekly Wii and DSi update - And from out of nowhere, Nintendo has..

  • News New Pop+ Solo Gameplay Trailer

    Check out a few new features of Pop+ Solo.

    We just got in a brand new gameplay video of Pop+ Solo in action. The guys at Nnooo wanted to highlight the new Adventure Mode and show off a few of the unique features from their upcoming DSiWare release. Below is a description of some of the features the developers wanted to highlight in the video, along with an explanation of some of the things you'll..

  • Nintendo Download Drill Sergeants, Puzzles, Golf, Art Styles and Planets (US)

    Three more WiiWare games accompanied by one each for DSiWare and Virtual Console.

    There seems to be a resurgence in Nintendo's focus on WiiWare - There were three new WiiWare games last week and there's three more this week. They're probably not the titles most people were waiting for, though... It should also be noted that every single game this week is new to western shores, so we don't have any..

  • Nintendo Download 23-24 June 2009 (Japan)

    A feast of DSiWare titles to end the drought, an anticipated WiiWare title from Hudson and *two* arcade classics next week!

    Well, after weeks without a new DSiWare release in Japan the storm gates have been opened and next Wednesday is serving up a bumper crop of titles for the portable download service. Chuugakku Kihon Hana Tango Word Puzzle (200pts) from I.E. Institute, Ltd. is a word puzzle game..

  • News Flipper Coming to DSiWare

    GoodbyeGalaxyGames announce their destructive DSiWare title.

    We've just received word that GoodbyeGalaxyGames are bringing their Flipper title to Nintendo's DSiWare service. The game is built around destruction, and as you can see from the screenshots below, the game has a very old-school, pixelated look to it. You can check out the official press...

  • Nintendo Download Icarian, Let's Catch and Brain Training (EU)

    One anticipated title is accompanied by two... not so anticipated ones.

    This week finally sees the release of much-hyped title Icarian: Kindred Spirits. It's accompanied by a not-so-great second WiiWare game, and a solitary DSiWare release. That's right - Virtual Console misses out again! Icarian: Kindred Spirits has been hotly anticipated for quite a while. From the screens and videos released..

  • News Top 20 DSiWare Games in USA (17th June)

    It's Wednesday and time for our DSiWare Top 20!

    It's time to take a look at the most popular DSiWare titles available on the DSi Shop. If you're feeling adventurous you can even take a look for yourself by simply logging on to the DSi Shop, heading into the DSiWare section and then viewing by "Popular Games". It's that easy! We compile this list using the USA region DSi Shop, so if you..

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    Review Mario Calculator

    Even with the Mario theme, this calculator application still doesn't add up.

    First there was the Animal Crossing Calculator and now Nintendo brings us the Mario Calculator for fans of the famous Italian plumber. While the functionality of the actual application is basically identical to that of the Animal Crossing Calculator (well duh, it's a calculator!), the Mario theme does seem to have a wider..

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    Review Mario Clock

    A waste of time

    We've already seen Animal Crossing Clock released on the DSiWare service, so a Mario Clock was a foregone conclusion. Not much has changed really; Nintendo has basically taken the very same clock functions available in the Animal Crossing Clock application and tossed in a Super Mario Bros. theme over the whole thing. While the entire package still feels a bit useless, the developers..

  • Nintendo Download Toasters, Rainbows, Catching, Calculators, Clocks and Harriers (US)

    A whopping six games this week.

    WiiWare seems to be the main focus this week, with a whole three new games for it. DSiWare gets two more non-games, while VC has to do with just one game. On WiiWare, you can get Eduardo the Samurai Toaster, from Semnat Studios. This promising game was first announced at the start of the year and looks to be quite similar to games such as Metal Slug and Contra,..

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    Review Asphalt 4: Elite Racing

    Quick off the grid.

    For all Nintendo’s innovation in creating its DSiWare download service, it can’t be helped noticing that the Big N’s contribution to the line-up is pretty lacklustre – its calculators and clocks are derided, and for every Art Style there’s a Master of Illusion Express. They would do well to learn from Gameloft, who are...

  • News Luc Bernard's Mecho Wars out now on iPhone

    WiiWare or DSiWare coming soon (perhaps!)

    We don’t normally pay too much attention to iPhone apps here at Nintendo Life for obvious reasons, but as Luc Bernard’s Mecho Wars is out now for download on iTunes we thought we would give it a mention. Under the banner of his new company Oyaji Games, Luc intends to release Mecho Wars on WiiWare or...

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    Review Sudoku 150! For Challengers

    Does this add up to the 500 points asking price?

    The Sudoku craze began a few years ago and since then the quaint Japanese number puzzle has become cool, whether on the train, chilling at home or simply in need of something to occupy your time, Sudoku offers a relaxing alternative to the crossword puzzle and a break from hardcore gaming. With its touch-screen input the DS is perhaps the perfect..

  • News Car Jack Streets Coming To DSiWare?

    iPhone GTA clone could be making the jump to Nintendo's handheld

    Mobile phone developer Tag Games has posted an entry on its Twitter account which reveals that its Car Jack Streets title is coming to the Nintendo DSi. The Grand Theft Auto clone - which has previously appeared on mobile phones and the iPhone, to much critical and commercial acclaim - would be a pretty good fit for DSiWare, although..

  • Nintendo Download Super Smash Bros., Cocoto, Asphalt and Sudoku (EU)

    As announced, four new games are new available.

    Well, no surprises here! All four games released today were already announced beforehand. Super Smash Bros. is the first game in Nintendo's massively popular fighting franchise. There's a total of 12 characters and 9 stages, which is obviously not much when compared to the content of Melee and Brawl, but it's still fairly fun. The question is, is..

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    Review Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!

    Is it a shameless cash-in or a worthy expansion of its forbearer?

    Some have already voiced their concerns as to whether Minis March Again! is a shameless cash-in by Nintendo, simply copying Mario vs Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis and not really providing us with extra content or even new stages at all – which is certainly not true. What they...

  • News Super Smash Bros. Available on VC This Friday

    If you want to relive the original Nintendo fighting game, you can do so in just 2 days.

    The official website for Official Nintendo Magazine has revealed all plans for this Friday's European Wii and DSi updates. On the VC side of things, Europeans will finally be able to download Super Smash Bros., the game that started it all. Japan got it back in January, before even getting Majora's Mask - But..

  • News Top 20 DSiWare Games in USA (10th June)

    It's Wednesday and time for our first ever DSiWare Top 20!

    It's time to take a look at the most popular DSiWare titles available on the DSi Shop. If you're feeling adventurous you can even take a look for yourself by simply logging on to the DSi Shop, heading into the DSiWare section and then viewing by "Popular Games". It's that easy! We compile this list using the USA region DSi Shop,..

  • Interviews Creat Studios to unleash Alien Havoc on DSiWare

    Creat Studios spill the beans on their upcoming DSiWare game.

    With the recent announcement of Alien Havoc coming to the DSiWare service, we wanted to get in touch with its creators to find out a little bit more about the game and what we can expect from this release. Thankfully the good people at Creat Studios were kind enough to take time out of their busy schedule to take part in an exclusive..

  • Nintendo Download Wars, Conquests, Rivalries and... Fish? (US)

    There seems to be a very clear theme this week!

    There's only really one surprise this week, and it's the weekly Virtual Console title. All of this week's WiiWare and DSiWare releases were already announced last week! On VC, you can go to war in another classic Koei strategy game for the SNES - Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf. It's not as...

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    Review Art Style: KUBOS

    Another fiendishly addictive Art Style puzzler joins the DSiWare library.

    Art Style: KUBOS is the fifth game in the popular Art Style series to hit the DSiWare service. Series developers SKIP Tokyo have once again built a game around a creative and abstract puzzle concept; they really seem to have a knack of making simple games that are fiendishly...

  • Nintendo Download 9th June 2009 (Japan)

    Music streaming, a Nintendo classic franchise and Namco arcade fun on the Wii and a murder mystery on DSi next week.

    WiiWare releases in Japan next Tuesday include something new in the form of Game Sound Station from Gust Co., Ltd. For 1000 points you get access to a number of tracks from dozens of video game soundtracks. You can then purchase tickets for listening to a larger number of tracks..

  • Nintendo Download Final Fantasy, Even More Art, and Animal Crossing Apps (EU)

    No love for the Virtual Console this week. Boooooooo!

    Things were looking good for a short while - The VC seemed to be getting new games every week as of a month or so ago. But two weeks ago, and now again this week, there's not a single new VC game in sight - Please don't tell us Nintendo of Europe is going back to alternating VC and WiiWare weeks!...

  • News Mario and Donkey Kong's Rivalry Returns Next Monday

    The third Mario Vs. Donkey Kong game is set to hit DSiWare next week.

    At Nintendo's E3 press conference there were quite a few surprises: New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Super Mario Galaxy 2, a new Metroid game by Team Ninja... but what's also quite surprising is that they announced a completely new game which is being released next week! Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! seems like a..

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    Review Mighty Flip Champs!

    Is Mighty Flip Champs the DSiWare service's first must-have title?

    It's no real secret that the majority of DSiWare releases to date can be described as uninspiring at best. DSi owners have had to sit and watch as one mediocre DSiWare title after another has been released on the service with nothing truly unique or original in sight - at least until...

  • News Nintendo DSiWare Promo Video

    Nintendo looks to show off some of their first-party DSiWare titles.

    Nintendo didn't want to ignore their new DSiWare service at E3, so they put together a promo video to show off some of their upcoming first-party DSiWare titles. Now a few of these games have already seen a release on the DSiWare service, but the video does show a bit of Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! as well as the..

  • News Pop Island Game Play Video

    See Odenis Studio's upcoming DSiWare action/racer in action.

    As you might remember from a news story we recently posted, Odenis Studio is currently developing a DSiWare title called Pop Island that includes a unique combination of action and racing elements. We were fortunate enough to get our hands on a game play video showing the game in action and giving a bit more insight into how the game will..

  • Nintendo Download Flip Champs, Final Fantasy IV, Boulder Dash (US)

    A quartet of games for you lucky North American people

    A four-game salvo awaits North American gamers this week; Mighty Flip Champs we already knew about but Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is likely to be the pick of the bunch for most Nintendo fans. The WiiWare release is set after the events of the fourth Final Fantasy game and promises the...

May2009

  • News Pop Island Coming to DSiWare

    Odenis Studio developing new action/racer for DSiWare.

    Odenis Studio is currently developing a new DSiWare title called Pop Island that will include a unique combination of both action and racing elements. The game will allow players to use various animals to race each other. The game supports up to 8 players using the DS Download Play feature available on any DS system. So while you'll need at..

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    Review Art Style: NEMREM

    The latest instalment in the Art Style Series - NEMREM.

    As soon as you fire up the game you're greeted with a visually very pleasing welcome screen that demonstrates a great example of the unique graphical style we have come to expect from the Art Style series. On the stage selection screen something resembling Morse code is “played” in the background, and although this doesn’t seem to serve..

  • News Mighty Flip Champs Coming June 1st

    Mighty Flip Champs hits the DSiWare service on Monday.

    We'll it looks like the grueling wait for Wayforward's first DSiWare release is finally over. We just received the press release announcing that Mighty Flip Champs will be released on Monday, June 1st for 800 Nintendo Points. Below is a copy of the official press release that offers a bit more...

  • News Alien Havoc Coming to DSiWare

    Creat Studios announce their first DSiWare title.

    Creat Studios have just announced their first DSiWare title Alien Havoc that's due for a summer 2009 release. The guys at Creat Studios were kind enough to supply some screenshots of the game in action along with the official press release. Below is the official press release that gives a bit more information about the upcoming DSiWare title. Creat..

  • Nintendo Download Space Harrier Arcade, Fish'em All and Art Style: NEMREM (EU)

    The first new arcade game since Virtual Console Arcade launched is accompanied by one more game for each service.

    After last week's lack of a new VC game it's a bit surprising to see just one this week. At least it's a somewhat long-awaited one! The arcade version of Space Harrier is long overdue - Its Master System port and Mega Drive sequel have...

  • News Teyon Announces Two DSiWare Puzzlers

    Polish development studio bringing new puzzlers to DSiWare.

    Polish game development studio Teyon has just announced that their two brand new puzzle titles, Robot Rescue and Ball Fighter, are headed to the DSiWare service. Below is a snippet taken from the press release announcing the two games, along with the official promotional media for both...

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    Review Photo Clock

    Is Nintendo's second clock application an improvement over their first release?

    Photo Clock is actually the second time keeping application to see a release on Nintendo's DSiWare service and isn't really all that different from the first one when you get right down to it. This time around, instead of an Animal Crossing theme, you get to decide what...

  • News Ghostwire Coming To DSiWare

    Swedish game studio bringing ghost hunting adventure to DSiWare.

    Already an award-winning title on mobile devices, Ghostwire brings the ghost hunting adventure to your very own surroundings in a very wild, and unique DSi adventure title. Using the DSi touchscreen, you can scan around your surroundings in search of ghosts. Only when you locate these...

  • Nintendo Download Popstars, WiiWare Remakes and Clay Fighting (US)

    Finally North America gets Bubble Bobble and Adventure Island on WiiWare

    This week the US Nintendo Download is playing catch-up with Europe except for a DSiWare app which is new. As a result we have already reviewed these games so you can get stuck right in if you like what you read! First up on DSiWare today is American Popstar: Road to Celebrity for 800 Nintendo points. This was released under..

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    Review Pop Superstar: Road to Celebrity

    This one definitely goes through to the next round!

    The premise is a common element of Saturday night television: a young hopeful with aspirations of stardom and a desire to perform on one of the seemingly endless “talent” shows. Previous games, especially on the handheld platform such as the 2003 Gameboy Advance title Pop Idol (American Idol in...

  • Nintendo Download 26 May 2009 (Japan)

    A little bit of madness and some exciting Arcade Classic surprises coming to the Japanese Wii next week, whilst the Japanese DSiWare service comes out of a dry spell.

    On the WiiWare front we have four titles coming out next Tuesday: Muscle March from Namco Bandai for 800 points features body builders and a...polar bear...trying to catch the people...

  • Nintendo Download Crystal Defenders R2, Penguins & Friends, PiCOPiCT and Pop Superstar (EU)

    Two WiiWare and two DSiWare titles for Europe this week.

    It seems like there is no Virtual Console game this week. Last week, however, we thought there wasn't one either - Then it suddenly appeared on the Wii Shop half an hour later! Perhaps the same will happen this time. Crystal Defenders R2 isn't much of a surprise seeing as North America got it last Monday. You once again have to defend your..

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    Review Art Style: PiCTOBiTS

    DSiWare goes to bits and pieces.

    Creating a killer puzzle game is a difficult task these days, mainly because pretty much all of the decent ideas have already been taken. However, Nintendo (along with developer Skip) have succeeded in cooking up an entirely fresh take on the 'falling block puzzle game' for DSi, and in doing so they've proven that there are still some good ideas floating around..

  • Nintendo Download Masks, Crystals, Chess and Art (US)

    The 300th VC game joins two WiiWare games and a single DSiWare release.

    Many people saw it coming - The amount of Virtual Console games available in North America was nearing 300, so it was logical to assume that Nintendo of America was saving Majora's Mask in order to make it game number 300. That turns out to be true - The Legend of Zelda:...

  • News Square Enix Confirms Dragon Quest Wars For DSiWare

    More top-notch RPG action coming to the DSi

    Famitsu magazine has revealed that Square Enix is to release Dragon Quest Wars on the Japanese DSiWare service some time in June. The game appears to be a mixture of turn-based strategy and a traditional board game. Both local and online multiplayer modes are expected to feature. Development duties are being handled by Intelligent Systems (Advance Wars,..

  • News Mecho Wars Confirmed For WiiWare and DSiWare Release

    Luc Bernard spills the beans in drunken video preview

    It's been a while since we heard from our old mate Luc Bernard but then he has been a pretty busy chap lately. He's moved to the US, founded his own development studio and is currently putting the finishing touches to the iPhone title Mecho Wars. The game is shaping up nicely and owes a massive debt to the Nintendo classic Advance Wars, which is..

  • Nintendo Download Swords & Soldiers, Pitfall and Even More Magic Tricks (EU)

    Fight some wars, whip some snakes or learn some more magic this week.

    As announced last week, today sees the release of a certain anticipated WiiWare title. Joining it is a Mega Drive game and yet another set of magic tricks for your DSi! Swords & Soldiers is WiiWare's first RTS game. With its cartoony 2D graphics, fairly deep gameplay and multiple game modes it's certainly one of the more..

  • Interviews Matt Bozon, Adam Tierney, and Sean Velasco of WayForward - Part Two

    Matt, Adam, and Sean talk about their respective projects at WayForward, among other things.

    Here's part two of the WayForward interview where the guys talk a bit more about some of their all-time favorite video game classics, as well as shed some new light on their upcoming A Boy and His Blob game. Q. We saw in the interview with G4TV where Voldi...