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News: Match Up! Tests DSiWare's Memory! From Monday!

Match Up! Tests DSiWare's Memory! From Monday!

Flipping fun for 200 Points

Not content with offering you all the card and word games your DSi can muster, Digital Leisure is bringing its seventh downloadable title to the machine on Monday. Called Match Up!, the game sounds like a variant on the classic memory game pairs, with shapes, colours and hidden bonuses to be uncovered, and explosive cards to be avoided, naturally. At 200 Points this..

Nintendo Download: 30th July 2010 (Europe)

30th July 2010 (Europe)

A bit of a catch-up week

The Virtual Console takes another expected break to focus more on WiiWare and DSiWare this week, with five releases total spread across the both of them. All of them have already been released elsewhere, including a few in North America only a few days ago, so you can expect reviews for them all very shortly. WiiWareDive: The Medes Islands Secret (Cosmonaut Games, 1000pts)..

News: Nintendo Provides Face Training to European Gamers This September

Nintendo Provides Face Training to European Gamers This September

A rarity that is a DSi-only game

We here at Nintendo Life know the importance of exercise and general body & mind maintenance; especially since we're in the business of interactive entertainment which requires a significant amount of time in front of a screen. Muscles need to be exercised and the ones in the face are no exception. It's been announced that Face Training: Facial exercises to..

Nintendo Download: 26th July 2010 (North America)

26th July 2010 (North America)

Diving and Firing for WiiWare; Acrobats for VC; a bumper crop for DSiWare

A big week for DSiWare with five titles arriving, WiiWare receiving two very different titles and Aero the Acrobat tumbles gracefully onto Virtual Console. WiiWareDive: The Medes Islands Secret (Cosmonaut Games, 1000pts) – This underwater adventure takes a few leaves from the book of Samus Aran, promising a mixture of..

Nintendo Download: 27th & 28th July 2010 (Japan)

27th & 28th July 2010 (Japan)

WiiWare and VC releases and four new DSiWare titles next week for Japan.

It's been awhile since we've seen any new WiiWare in Japan, though the drought is only being broken by a single title from Nintendo. The weekly Virtual Console parade is also continuing and the DSi has its usual mix of education and entertainment apps to choose from. WiiWareLine Attack Heroes (1000pts - Nintendo) – This is a..

News: EA Tagging DSiWare with Need For Speed: Nitro-X

EA Tagging DSiWare with Need For Speed: Nitro-X

Graffiti and driving: a natural combination

EA unveiled several upcoming games yesterday during the their Studio Showcase press conference, and while most of the announcements were related to HD consoles, PC and iPhone, the company slipped in a little sumthin'-sumthin' for DSiWare. Need for Speed: Nitro-X continues the Nintendo-exclusive spin-off series that started off on Wii and DS last November..

Nintendo Download: 23rd July (Europe)

23rd July (Europe)

Acrobats, skaters and more

While North America has now suffered three consecutive weeks without a new retro game available for download, we're about to get another. It's accompanied by a bunch of DSiWare and WiiWare games that might not be to the liking of everybody. WiiWareArcade Sports Air Hockey, Bowling, Pool, Snooker (800pts - Icon Games) – A collection of "arcade" games, but not..

Nintendo Download: 19th July 2010 (North America)

19th July 2010 (North America)

The kittenpocalypse begins!

Let's just not talk about the Virtual Console this week. Instead, let's talk about furry things, like legends and kitties and selling things to unsuspecting animals. WiiWareAquaSpace (Nintendo, 600 Points) – This fish tank...thing hit Europe recently under the name Zenquaria: Virtual Aquarium. The most notable difference between this and Hudson's serene My Aquarium is..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 7: User-Generated Content

NLFM Episode 7: User-Generated Content

Listener contributions, confusing homophones and Team Fortress 2 secrets revealed!

Oh hi, didn't see you come in there. Stay a while, and listen! Turns out we've got some fine musicians in the audience as we take a look to some listener-created tunes. We've also got a few select choices from The Megas, The World Ends With You, and the song that Akira Yamaoka would like blaring as he leaves this..

Nintendo Download: 20th & 21st July 2010 (Japan)

20th & 21st July 2010 (Japan)

Street Hoops on the Wii; dolphins, Dasshutsu and dating (or ditching) for DSi next week

Virtual ConsoleDunk Dream (900pts Neo Geo - D4 Enterprise) -- Sold in Europe as Street Slam and North America as Street Hoop, it's a tournament game of 3-on-3 street basketball with a choice of teams from various nations around the world. DSiWare@Simple DS Series Vol. 4: The Misshitsu Kara no Dasshutsu -..

News: Nintendo's European Release Schedule Offers Few Surprises

Nintendo's European Release Schedule Offers Few Surprises

Unless you love Scooby-Doo

The news of Last Window: The Secret of Cape West heading to Europe is just one nugget from the latest Nintendo Europe press release outlining its schedule from now until the end of September. While this means that there's no sight of its big 2010 titles like Kirby's Epic Yarn, Donkey Kong Country Returns and Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, it's

Nintendo Download: 16th July 2010 (Europe)

16th July 2010 (Europe)

Flying and fighting on Wii; French, Darkness, solitaire and 3D tanks on DSi

Another Virtual Console holiday, but WiiWare gets Pearl Harbored and then engages in some funky fighting. Conspicuous by its absence is Furry Legends, previously believed to be released this Friday but Gamelion has confirmed to us there will be an announcement of its new release date in the near future. WiiWarePearl Harbor..

News: Gamelion Invites You to Enrol in the Tic-Tac-Toe Academy

Gamelion Invites You to Enrol in the Tic-Tac-Toe Academy

More pen and paper games for DSiWare

Gamelion's Extreme Hangman was an extreme hit on DSiWare, quickly becoming one of the biggest-selling paid titles on the service, so it makes sense the developers want to expand on this success with more simple games. The next title lined up is Academy: Tic-Tac-Toe, and you'll never guess what it includes. Yes, it's noughts and crosses (as it's known in Britain)..

Nintendo Download: 12th July (North America)

12th July (North America)

Bashing and balloons for Wii; puzzles, paper and playing French for DSiWare

A pretty varied platter for North America today, with Virtual Console again absent but WiiWare gaining two games and DSiWare letting five more passengers onto the download bus. WiiWareToribash (1000pts - Nabi Studios) – A turn-based fighting game that's big on physics, Toribash is one of the rare WiiWare games to feature..

Nintendo Download: 13th & 14th July 2010 (Japan)

13th & 14th July 2010 (Japan)

Virtual Console RPG for the Wii; lifestyle apps, edutainment and a couple of games for the DSi next week in Japan

WiiWare is MIA yet again, so Wii owners will have to make do with an old Super Famicom RPG originally published by dear departed Data East. Virtual ConsoleMetal Max 2 (800pts Super Famicom - Enterbrain) -- The Data East IP parade continues next week with a Final Fantasy-style RPG..

News: Budget Japanese DSiWare Headed to North American Shores

Budget Japanese DSiWare Headed to North American Shores

The land of the rising fun

If you've read some of our coverage of Japanese gaming with forlorn longing, you might want to stifle some of those sighs - a few games from Genterprise and Tasuke Co. are unexpectedly making their way westward. Recently evaluated by the North American ratings board, the ESRB, are G.G. Series: Super Hero Ogre and G.G. Series: Ninja Karakuri Den from Genterprise as well as..

Nintendo Download: 9th July (Europe)

9th July (Europe)

Plenty for everyone

As with every week, DSiWare gets the lion's share of releases this week, although most of it is not too stellar, or at least not likely to be. WiiWare gets a long-awaited fighter plus an interesting Nintendo-published title, while VC gets another ninja action game. WiiWareToribash (1000pts - Nabi Studios) -- A very strange fighting game which is quite popular on PC, you fight as..

News: Download Versions of Ivy the Kiwi? Rated by ESRB

Download Versions of Ivy the Kiwi? Rated by ESRB

Tiny bird to fly to WiiWare and DSiWare

Last month we brought you our First Impressions of upcoming PROPE project Ivy the Kiwi?, as well as an exclusive interview with the game's creator Yuji Naka. In Japan, the game received small versions available via WiiWare and DSiWare, so naturally our intrepid reporter Corbie Dillard asked about the possibility of these games heading to the West, to which Mr..

News: Abylight Tuning Up Music On: Acoustic Guitar

Abylight Tuning Up Music On: Acoustic Guitar

Latest in DSiWare music series on the way

We've already had the chance to tinkle the DSiWare ivories with Music On: Electronic Keyboard and Retro Keyboard, but developer Abylight isn't limiting itself to black-and-white keys and is branching out into stringed instruments with Music On: Acoustic Guitar on the way to the service in the near future. Although little is known about the title so far,..

Nintendo Download: 5th July 2010 (North America)

5th July 2010 (North America)

Dogfighting, vampire slaying and sheep launching this week

Today, the day after the United States blew itself up and Canada wondered what all that racket was about and some people have jobs in the morning, sheesh, the Nintendo Download brings a peace offering of eight titles across WiiWare and DSiWare. Some anticipated, some not so much, and the Virtual Console is stuck in the infirmary after not..

Nintendo Download: 6th & 7th July 2010 (Japan)

6th & 7th July 2010 (Japan)

Neo Geo puzzling for the Wii; Spartans, handwriting and hockey for DSi next week in Japan

The WiiWare drought continues with only the VC to comfort Wii fans next week and things aren't much more exciting on the DSi with only two games and an educational title to start out July. Virtual ConsoleMagical Drop III (900pts Neo Geo - D4 Enterprise) – You might dismiss this game as a rip-off of Puzzle..

News: Enter the Steamy World of Tower Defence

Enter the Steamy World of Tower Defence

Buy, build, blast

We've already seen a number of tower defence games on the DSi, but there's always room for one more. A good job really, as next week sees the release of SteamWorld: Tower Defense from Swedish developers Image and Form. Taking a steampunk-inspired approach to the genre, you're the role of Sheriff of the Cowbots, a robotic race that oversees the gold-rich SteamWorld. When humans..

Nintendo Download: 2nd July (Europe)

2nd July (Europe)

DSiWare galore!

DSiWare gets another massive load of new games today, but they're probably not the things you'll mostly be wanting to pay attention to - Both WiiWare and the Virtual Console only get one game each, but they're both great and more than worthy of a look-see. WiiWare: Jett Rocket (1000pts - Shin'en Multimedia) -- A 3D platformer with...