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Animal Crossing Calculator (DSiWare)

Animal Crossing Calculator (DSiWare)

The Animal Crossing theme adds charm to this basic application - but is it ultimately enough to justify the cost?

With the popularity of the applications available for Apple's iPhone, it comes as no real surprise to see Nintendo releasing apps for their DSi system. Animal Crossing Calculator takes the standard calculator function and builds an...

Clubhouse Games Express: Card Classics (DSiWare)

Clubhouse Games Express: Card Classics (DSiWare)

Call Nintendo's bluff or fold.

In the vein of the previously released Express titles, Clubhouse Games Express: Cards Classics offers a very slimmed-down, bite-sized version of its full-featured cartridge release. Whether this package offers enough to warrant a purchase is the question, and although this is a strong hand, ultimately there's no real...

Real Football 2009 (DSiWare)

Real Football 2009 (DSiWare)

A good effort, but does it hit the back of the net?

As the first Premium title available on DSiWare, there’s a certain amount of expectation surrounding Gameloft’s Real Football 2009. Do you get enough game for your 800 Points? First things first – Real Football 2009 is more or less a straight conversion of the same game that was released on DS a few months back. The download version lacks..

Dr. Mario Express (DSiWare)

Dr. Mario Express (DSiWare)

Dr. Mario Express retains all of the addictive charm of past releases and proves to be a great fit for the DSiWare service.

Over the years, Dr. Mario has become one of the most beloved Tetris clones available for any game system. From its original inception on Nintendo's NES console to the more recent offering on the WiiWare service, Dr. Mario has...

Master of Illusion Express: Deep Psyche (DSiWare)

Master of Illusion Express: Deep Psyche (DSiWare)

Master of Illusion: Deep Psyche proves to be yet another tiny segment of average magic tricks taken directly from the DS retail release.

Master of Illusion: Deep Psyche is essentially a small selection of magic tricks from the DS retail release packaged into a tidy little 200 Point DSiWare release. While the two new tricks are fun enough, once you've completed them, there's just nothing left to do,..

Master of Illusion Express: Shuffle Games (DSiWare)

Master of Illusion Express: Shuffle Games (DSiWare)

Does Nintendo's second Master of Illusion DSiWare release stack up any better than the first iteration did?

While the retail version of Master of Illusion was an interesting package, it didn't exactly light up the DS sales charts, nor did it get much love from the media either. So how exactly does a second stripped down version of the game fare as an inexpensive DSiWare title? Not much better than..

Mixed Messages (DSiWare)

Mixed Messages (DSiWare)

Activision's DSiWare debut leaves a sour taste in the mouth.

Mixed Messages could be classified more as an experience than an actual game, since there's actually no clearly-defined goal. You basically just alternate typing sentences and drawing pictures to try to match each other in an attempt to keep the original message intact. As you can probably...

Brain Age Express: Math (DSiWare)

Brain Age Express: Math (DSiWare)

It may be a stripped-down version of the original retail release, but Brain Age Express: Math retains much of the charm and fun from past titles.

Nintendo's Brain Age DS releases were very successful titles, so it comes as no real surprise to see them releasing a trimmed-down version of the games for their brand new DSiWare service. Whereas the...

Nintendo DSi Browser (DSiWare)

Nintendo DSi Browser (DSiWare)

Almost three years after the release of the original Opera Browser for the Nintendo DS, does this new iteration meet expectations or are we once again plagued with loading times from a decade long past?

The Nintendo DS Browser was released around three years ago on October 6th 2006 for the Nintendo DS and the then newly released Nintendo DS Lite. The release garnered a great deal of hype - after..

Art Style: CODE (DSiWare)

Art Style: CODE (DSiWare)

An Art Style game based on boring old maths – could it be any good?

If you've been following WiiWare and DSiWare releases closely, you should know all about the Art Style series – loosely based on the Japan-only bit Generations titles for Game Boy Advance (with two of the WiiWare games borne as remakes of these) – the games all feature very simplistic graphics and sound, but offer some fairly..

Art Style: AQUITE (DSiWare)

Art Style: AQUITE (DSiWare)

Addictive, entertaining, and a bargain.

The Art Style series has never ceased to impress us; when the first three titles hit the WiiWare service late last year, they blew us away with their overall quality. Featuring elegant design, polished graphics, and pick-up-and-play controls, the Art Style series was a perfect-fit for WiiWare. Now that the DSi...

Master of Illusion Express: Funny Face (DSiWare)

Master of Illusion Express: Funny Face (DSiWare)

Is Master of Illusion: Funny Face the magical experience DSiWare fans are hoping for, or is it more of a one-trick pony?

While the retail version of Master of Illusion was an interesting package, it didn't exactly light up the DS sales charts, nor did it get much love from the media either. So how exactly does a stripped down version of the game fare as an inexpensive DSiWare release? Not too well,..

Pyoro (DSiWare)

Pyoro (DSiWare)

A compilation of two of the silliest, most enjoyable, minigames to ever hit WarioWare.

Anybody who's played every microgame in the original WarioWare will have met a small red bird called Pyoro. Basically, Pyoro is a member of an unknown species who has an extremely long tongue and an insatiable appetite for beans. And now, he's the star of not one,...

Paper Plane (DSiWare)

Paper Plane (DSiWare)

An upgraded version of the classic WarioWare minigame, but is it enough to warrant a purchase on its own?

When the original WarioWare, Inc. was released for Game Boy Advance, it brought with it a fresh new genre all its own. The concept of 'microgames' – a continual bombardment of shortened games that must be completed in a few seconds – has...

WarioWare: Snapped! (DSiWare)

WarioWare: Snapped! (DSiWare)

After two years we finally get our hands on the sixth game in the WarioWare series, but is it anywhere near as good as its predecessors?

So far, every WarioWare game has focused on a certain gimmick: the original game simply had button controls, Mega Party Game$ was multiplayer-based, Touched! used the DS touch screen and mic, Twisted! had players...