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Robot Rescue (DSiWare)

Robot Rescue (DSiWare)

Like synchronized swimming, but with less water and more robots

Working alongside developer Destan Entertainment, Polish video-game producer Teyon has previously focused on the PC, publishing a host of light puzzle games, pet simulators, and mini-game collections, and also the occasional FPS. Together they made their official console debut in February with Battle Rage for the Wii (a third-person..

Arcade Bowling (DSiWare)

Arcade Bowling (DSiWare)

Some games were meant to be played in real life.

David Crane is a legend in terms of video game design. The creator of such early classics as Pitfall, its sequel Pitfall II, and the original A Boy and his Blob, he and fellow Activision alumnus Garry Kitchen have most recently co-founded Skyworks Interactive, focusing their talents on 'advergaming'...

A Little Bit of... Nintendo Touch Golf (DSiWare)

A Little Bit of... Nintendo Touch Golf (DSiWare)

A hole in one or simply par for the course?

Nintendo's "A Little Bit of..." series of DSiWare releases has received criticism in some quarters for offering severely cut-down versions of full titles at barely reduced prices. Well, A Little Bit of... Nintendo Touch Golf survives the transfer from cartridge to download pretty much intact, missing a few features but still offering a solid..

Electroplankton Rec-Rec (DSiWare)

Electroplankton Rec-Rec (DSiWare)

A chorus of fish!

Back in 2006, a talented and eccentric media artist named Toshio Iwai developed a very unique title for Nintendo's DS system that allowed the user to interact with various forms of plankton on both a visual and musical level. In fact, it was this combination that gave the game its unique feel and ultimately produced one of the more...

Electroplankton Nanocarp (DSiWare)

Electroplankton Nanocarp (DSiWare)

Carpe Diem!

Back in 2006, a talented and eccentric media artist named Toshio Iwai developed a very unique title for Nintendo's DS system that allowed the user to interact with various forms of plankton on both a visual and musical level. In fact, it was this combination that gave the game its unique feel and ultimately produced one of the more original playing experiences available on the system..

Electroplankton Hanenbow (DSiWare)

Electroplankton Hanenbow (DSiWare)

Make like a tree and leave.

Back in 2006, a talented and eccentric media artist named Toshio Iwai developed a very unique title for Nintendo's DS system that allowed the user to interact with various forms of plankton on both a visual and musical level. In fact, it was this combination that gave the game its unique feel and ultimately produced one...

Electroplankton Beatnes (DSiWare)

Electroplankton Beatnes (DSiWare)

Feel the beat!

Back in 2006, a talented and eccentric media artist named Toshio Iwai developed a very unique title for Nintendo's DS system that allowed the user to interact with various forms of plankton on both a visual and musical level. In fact, it was this combination that gave the game its unique feel and ultimately produced one of the more original playing experiences available on the..

Electroplankton Trapy (DSiWare)

Electroplankton Trapy (DSiWare)

A bit outside the lines.

Back in 2006, a talented and eccentric media artist named Toshio Iwai developed a very unique title for Nintendo's DS system that allowed the user to interact with various forms of plankton on both a visual and musical level. In fact, it was this combination that gave the game its unique feel and ultimately produced one of...

Bomberman Blitz (DSiWare)

Bomberman Blitz (DSiWare)

A cut down, portable Bomberman Blast.

Pretty much every platform in this gaming generation has had a downloadable Bomberman title. The DSi hadn't yet, so Hudson must've figured "Why the heck not?" and made yet another one. As with all other downloadable (non-Virtual Console) Bomberman titles, this is strictly a multiplayer affair — there...

Sparkle Snapshots (DSiWare)

Sparkle Snapshots (DSiWare)

Adults may find it excessive, but little girls will eat it up.

In 1995, Atlus joined with Sega to create the very first Print Club machine in Japan. Print Club was a special kind of photo booth with the ability for users to add decorative borders, graffiti, backgrounds, and clip-art 'stamps' to their images, which were printed out in sticker form and could then be traded amongst friends, slapped..

Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ (DSiWare)

Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ (DSiWare)

Not your childhood's Little Red Riding Hood!

You might've heard of Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ before; after all, a classic fairytale character blasting zombies to pieces should be almost guaranteed to get your attention. Chances are, however, that you never saw the game in stores — this is because the game never actually saw release in Europe, so the only way to get it would be to..

PictureBook Games: The Royal Bluff (DSiWare)

PictureBook Games: The Royal Bluff (DSiWare)

A unique card game on a service that's quickly becoming crowded with them.

We've already seen a host of card games released for the DSiWare service, but PictureBookGames: The Royal Bluff looks to add a little variety to the mix with its unique gameplay and entertaining royalty theme. But with a service already loaded with card games, can it beat a full house? The Royal Bluff is basically a card..

Sudoku (DSiWare)

Sudoku (DSiWare)

Pick a number from one to nine

Sudoku was invented in the late 70's and introduced to Japan in the mid-80's, but it waited nearly thirty years to become a worldwide phenomenon. Newspapers publish sudoku puzzles even more prominently now than the crossword puzzles that have held dominance for nearly a century, and there are sudoku books, toys, and...

Combat of Giants: Dragons - Bronze Edition (DSiWare)

Combat of Giants: Dragons - Bronze Edition (DSiWare)

Sadly not the Gold Edition.

DSiWare has already seen plenty of "A Little Bit of..." games, which are basically smaller, budget-sized (And priced!) versions of Nintendo-published DS retail games. It seems that other developers are now taking similar advantage of the service - Mitchell recently released Sujin Taisen, and now Ubisoft has released this, a miniature version of their recent DS..

Rock-n-Roll Domo (DSiWare)

Rock-n-Roll Domo (DSiWare)

It's still rock-n-roll to Domo.

Closing off our title-by-title wade through Domo's résumé, we have Rock-n-Roll Domo, which finds our fuzzy brown friend fronting a wildlife-staffed garage band. It's a rhythm game that might strike many as a little too simplistic, but compared to some of Domo's other outings, this one's not half-bad. The gameplay...

White-Water Domo (DSiWare)

White-Water Domo (DSiWare)

Preferable to drowning. Just.

Our week-long Domopalooza continues with a look at White-Water Domo, which finds our fuzzy, angular hero kayaking along a periodically-treacherous stream. As a single component in the larger cluster of Domo DSiWare titles, White-Water Domo doesn't do much to stand out, but neither does it do much wrong. In fact, "it doesn't do much" is about the best and..

Crash-Course Domo (DSiWare)

Crash-Course Domo (DSiWare)

Sometimes less is more, and sometimes less is less

When you have mini-games like the Domo releases that are so simple in design and execution, it's difficult to review them as separate entities. Crash-Course Domo is basically a bicycle racing game that's extremely basic and easy to pick up, but features very little depth as a stand-alone title. That's not to say that it's a bad game, it's just not..

Hard-Hat Domo (DSiWare)

Hard-Hat Domo (DSiWare)

Domo needs his hard-hat because of all the falling quality

With five Domo games to choose from this week, it's more or less a given that some are going to be markedly better than others. That's okay: we like it when games are better than others, and we're sure you do, too. Of course, the flipside of this implication is that some are going to be markedly worse. Pro-Putt Domo represents the former;..

Pro-Putt Domo (DSiWare)

Pro-Putt Domo (DSiWare)

It might be cheap, but it doesn't look or play like it

When the Domo titles were first announced for the DSiWare service, many people were left unsure of what to think of them, especially given their rather inexpensive 200 Nintendo Point price tag. Now just as quickly as they were announced Nintendo has released all five titles onto the service at...

Viking Invasion (DSiWare)

Viking Invasion (DSiWare)

Pillage the village!

Viking Invasion by BiF is a tower defence game that puts the player in charge of protecting various castles and forts from hordes of Viking invaders. The game takes a slightly different approach to the standard tower defence set up, with foes pouring in through various waterways and rivers. Set over three difficulty levels and offering two modes of game play, Viking Invasion..