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Nintendo Download: 20th September 2010 (North America)

20th September 2010 (North America)

Throwing and Caterpillars on WiiWare; Aero 2 on VC; Soccer, Go Series and Countdown on DSiWare

The world of Nintendo Downloads is often surprising, even for aficionados such as ourselves. Sometimes a long-awaited title appears; others come from out of the blue. Enjoy this week's line-up. WiiWareTriple Throwing Sports (Code Monkeys, 500pts) – The follow-up to previous WiiWare release Triple Shot..

Nintendo Download: 21st & 22nd September 2010 (Japan)

21st & 22nd September 2010 (Japan)

VCA and DSiWare next week in Japan

Japan receives a mix of RPGs, shooters, mathematics training for youngsters and short quizzes about feudal Japanese history. Virtual ConsoleRomancing Saga 3 (800pts, Super Famicom - Square-Enix) – The third in a series of RPGs from one of the RPG masters. Exed Exes (800pts, Arcade - Capcom) – An early Capcom shooter we cannot say we're great fans of, but it's..

Nintendo Download: 17th September (Europe)

17th September (Europe)

Not a whole lot of excitement

Nintendo of Europe has chosen not to release a Virtual Console game, instead giving you the choice of several games that will likely not appeal to many hardcore gamers out there. You have been warned! WiiWareAdventure on LOST ISLAND - Hidden Object Game (Ateam Inc., 500 Points) — More similar to "Aha! I Found it!" Hidden Object Game rather than Ateam's..

News: North America Gets to Run for Ten Seconds in Five Days

North America Gets to Run for Ten Seconds in Five Days

A reason to dash to your DSiWare shop on the 20th

A representative at Rising Star Games has just let us know that their title GO Series: 10 Second Run, the first part of an effort to bring fun Japanese budget titles to Western shores, will be hitting the North American DSiWare shop on September 20th. We thought that this little title, with its simple style and pick-up-and-play nature, was quite the..

News: myDiary Hits Europe on Friday

myDiary Hits Europe on Friday

Nnooo's newest application makes its debut

The folks at Nnooo have just announced that their myDiary application is headed to the European DSiWare service on September 17th for 200 Nintendo Points. You can check out the full press release below for more information and we'll have a full review of the application shortly after its release on Friday. Nnooo announces the launch date of myDiary™ for..

Nintendo Download: 13 September 2010 (North America)

13 September 2010 (North America)

Find, conquer, scribble and flip this week

Got 500 WiiWare or DSiWare Points burning a hole in your digital wallet? Perhaps one of this week's Nintendo Download releases will help you put out that fire. WiiWare: Adventure on LOST ISLAND - Hidden Object Game (Ateam Inc., 500 Points) — Another find-fest brought to you by Ateam, the folks behind the...

First Impressions: Shinobi Karakuri-den 2

Shinobi Karakuri-den 2

Double the ninjas, double the fun

Retro gaming fans surely enjoyed the first Ninja Karakuri Den (as it's known outside of Japan), playing like a cutsey combination of Ninja Jajamaru Kun and Mappy. This sequel is pretty much the same game with a few tweaks to the formula, as with the other G.G. Series sequels we've seen thus far, continuing the impression that Suzak still have the magic 8-bit touch..

Nintendo Download: 14th & 15th September 2010 (Japan)

14th & 15th September 2010 (Japan)

Another triple threat for Japan next week: BIT.TRIP, VCA and DSiWare

WiiWare: BIT.TRIP RUNNER: Rhythm Alien no Geki Sō (500 Points, Arc System Works) — A lot of Japanese Wii owners are going to be happy next week as BIT.TRIP RUNNER finally arrives in Japan. The fact that the price is the same 500 Points as the rest of the series kind of makes up...

Nintendo Download: 10th September (Europe)

10th September (Europe)

More catching up

There's only one real surprise this week, and it probably won't be a pleasant one for most people, as it comes in the form of a new highest price for a WiiWare game. That particular game's also one of only two truly new titles this week, with every single other one already being released in North America and all but one of those also having reviews already. Expectedly, the Virtual..

News: Rytmik Gets Amped in Rytmik: Rock Edition

Rytmik Gets Amped in Rytmik: Rock Edition

New edition of pocket music studio on the way

We brought you the announcement of Rytmik: Rock Edition last month, and now we have the first screenshots and audio samples to bestow upon you. As well as the appropriate array of instruments including electric, acoustic and bass guitars as well as new drum and keyboard sounds, parts of the game's graphical interface has also received a rocky overhaul,..

News: myNotebook Tan Release Dates Announced

myNotebook Tan Release Dates Announced

Newest colour soon to be available

Nnooo has just announced that myNotebook Tan will be coming to Europe/Australia/New Zealand on September 10th and in North America on September 13th. The application will cost 500 Nintendo Points in all regions. For those of you still on the bubble, you can check out our full review of the title to help you decide. You can also check out the official site for more..

Nintendo Download: 6th September (North America)

6th September (North America)

Westerners on WiiWare; Samurai on VC; Exotic Farms, Mahjong and Acoustic Guitars on DSiWare

Today might be a national holiday in United States but that doesn't mean the Nintendo Download is taking a day off, with five releases including the return of Virtual Console in the form of Samurai Shodown III. WiiWareFenimore Fillmore: The Westerner (Revistronic, 1000pts) – Take the role of cowboy..

Nintendo Download: 7th & 8th September 2010 (Japan)

7th & 8th September 2010 (Japan)

The gang's all here: WiiWare, Virtual Console and DSiWare next week in Japan

WiiWareSurinuke Anatōsu (800pts - Nintendo) -- Though we've gotten the distinct impression that third parties have abandoned WiiWare in Japan, Nintendo certainly hasn't. Keys Factory is credited as the developer – a bit odd since all they seem to make are Wii and DSi accessories like stands and cases. If this is their..

First Impressions: G.G Series Chō Hero Ōga 2

G.G Series Chō Hero Ōga 2

This sequel is MIGHTY difficult

Having collected the first wave of G.G Series titles, Genterprise and Suzak have decided to go back to the well and release their sequels. As with ZONE 2, Chō Hero Ōga 2 takes the fundamentals of the original and extends them whilst maintaining the same level of fun. The transition is not unlike moving from early arcade games to those of the late 1980s onwards,..

Nintendo Download: 3rd September (Europe)

3rd September (Europe)

Another retro fighter, and more

Thankfully, the wait for another Virtual Console title wasn't long - Surely you managed to get by with just one week of no new retro games? It's accompanied by the first of Gamebridge's GO Series, and five other games. WiiWareFishie Fishie (500pts, DK Games) – The only WiiWare title this week. Fairly similar to certain online flash games, in this, you play as a..

News: Strum Along with Music On: Acoustic Guitar Next Week

Strum Along with Music On: Acoustic Guitar Next Week

Abylight hoping it strikes a chord

If you like using your DSi to make beautiful music, you've so far been mostly limited to keyboards and studio software, with few to no alternatives. Abylight's Music On series is about to throw a new six-stringed option into the mix with the launch of Music On: Acoustic Guitar next week. Selling at the same 200 Point price as its predecessors, Acoustic Guitar is..

Nintendo Download: 30th August 2010 (North America)

30th August 2010 (North America)

Elastic on WiiWare; Piano, Notebooks and Cosmos on DSiWare

After a short delay the Nintendo Download is available, and sadly brings with it no surprises, meaning August ends with more of a whimper than a bang. WiiWareTales of Elastic Boy: Mission 1 (600pts, Lexis Numerique) – A platformer from the creators of the PooYoos games, this was released in Europe last week, so our review will be..

News: Now You Can Follow Shantae Wherever You Are

Now You Can Follow Shantae Wherever You Are

Via Twitter, that is

The wait for Shantae: Risky's Revenge is proving too much to bear for some. If you're one of those folks desperate to get their hands on the genie's goods, you might want to direct some of your enthusiasm and impatience to the official Shantae Twitter account. As you'd expect, the genie's first tweets have been explaining...

News: Collect this Cosmos X2 Trailer to Activate its Powers

Collect this Cosmos X2 Trailer to Activate its Powers

500 Points for side-scrolling shooter

DSiWare fans wanting a spot of shooting action on Monday may want to set their sights on Cosmos X2, a 500 Point download from Saturnine Games that looks to emulate the classic side-scrollers of old. Here's the first trailer followed by the official press release containing everything you need to know. Saturnine Games announces the upcoming release of Cosmos..

News: Learn Piano with the Latest Music On Title this Monday

Learn Piano with the Latest Music On Title this Monday

200 Points to tinkle the ivories

If you've been following Abylight's Music On series you'll have already dabbled with an Electronic Keyboard and a Retro Keyboard, and with an Acoustic Guitar, but the next release in the series looks like taking the studio's musical offerings to a higher level. Titled Music On: Learning Piano and released on Monday, the 200 Point download will work differently to..

Nintendo Download: 31st August & 1st September 2010 (Japan)

31st August & 1st September 2010 (Japan)

VC Tennis for the Wii and three new DSiWare titles next week in Japan

Virtual ConsoleMario Tennis 64 (1000pts N64 - Nintendo) — The original 3D Nintendo tennis experience and, (in the opinion of many) the best, is the final Virtual Console title of the month. Read our Mario Tennis review to get the full story! DSiWareAction Puzzle Rabi x Laby (200pts - Silver Star Japan) — A platforming puzzler..

News: Inchworm Animation Could Beat Flipnote at its Own Game

Inchworm Animation Could Beat Flipnote at its Own Game

The DSiWare animation wars commence!

Flipnote Studio is one of the best reasons to own a DSi – endless flipbook-style animations are possible, and you only have to browse Flipnote Hatena to see the tool's potential in the hands of talented artists. If you're a fan of Flipnote, you want to look out for Inchworm Animation, on the way to DSiWare...

News: Blackwire Brings Episodic Adventures to DSiWare

Blackwire Brings Episodic Adventures to DSiWare

Black and white and full of mystery

If you're a gamer who baulks at the mere mention of "episodic", here comes a promising DSiWare project that may convince you to look past that off-putting adjective. Blackwire is a mix of adventure, puzzle and mystery, set during the 1950s in the midst of the space race and Western fears of the spread of Communism. Promising a gameplay system that..

Nintendo Download: 27th August (Europe)

27th August (Europe)

A slightly lower amount of releases this time

It's the first time in a few weeks that Europe has to make do without a new Virtual Console game, but you can't really complain too much: we've had some great titles recently and we'll be getting another game in the form of Samurai Shodown III next week. Hopefully an excellent WiiWare platformer and some other stuff will tide you over until then..

News: Cosmos X2 Blasts DSiWare Next Monday

Cosmos X2 Blasts DSiWare Next Monday

500 Point shooter inbound

Following the announcement of Cosmos X2 for DSiWare in June, the team at Saturnine Games has been in touch to let us know the game is set to blow up the service on Monday for 500 Points. With a choice of weapons to upgrade, six stages and three bonus modes, this could be a tidy buy at 500 Points. We'll bring you a full review in a week's time, and check back before then..