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Nintendo Download: DSiWare, Equilibrio & Uncharted Waters (US)

Posted by Darren Calvert

A monster DSiWare update to kick off the new North American ‘Nintendo Download’. Worry not, Wiiware and VC fans are not completely forgotten this week either.

As you will see this week’s 'Nintendo Download' update is a bit of a beast as it includes all the DSiWare launch titles (which of course came out on Sunday!).

For those thinking about picking up a DSi this week you can check out all of our DSiWare reviews on our DSiWare channel. Can you believe we’ve already covered all of the European and North American releases already? (Just click on the review score, rather than the game title to go straight to the review page!). On the whole the games have been a bit of a mixed bag, so do a bit of a careful research before parting with those free 1000 Nintendo points which you got with your DSi.

Note: Bird & Beans is called Pyoro in Europe, and Art Style: AQUIA is known as AQUITE - is that confusing enough for you?

Up for grabs on WiiWare today we have Equilibrio by French developer DK Games. Earlier today we put up the press release for Equilibrio which gives lots more information on the game. You might also want to check out the interview we did with DK Games too. For Balance Board owners taking into account the low price point of 500 Nintendo points this looks to be essential. There is a standard Wii Remote control option too, so nobody is left out. If in doubt just wait for our review which is coming up soon.

On the Virtual Console today there is a SNES RPG by Koei which goes by the name of Uncharted Waters: New Horizons. If European global exploration during the early 16th century is your cup of tea then this might well just be the game for you! Watch out for our full review coming up in the next few days which will tell you how we think it stacks up.

Sorry, no The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask for North America this week! Boooooo!!!

More from today's press release:

This week marks the launch of Nintendo DSi™, the third iteration of the nation's top-selling portable video game system. Along with it comes the grand opening of the Nintendo DSi Shop, an online store where players can redeem Nintendo DSi Points™ for a wide variety of games and applications, including Nintendo DSiWare™ titles. Just as the WiiWare™ service does for Wii™ owners, the Nintendo DSiWare service delivers an ever-growing library of cool new downloadable content for Nintendo DSi users, with new games added on Mondays.

For this first edition of Nintendo Download, we're pleased to highlight the latest additions to both the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel. You'll find six Nintendo DSiWare titles to choose from, including a free Web browser that lets Nintendo DSi owners access the Internet with a swipe of the stylus. Wii users, meanwhile, will see a fun new WiiWare game that's compatible with the Wii Balance Board™ (sold separately with Wii Fit™), plus a classic exploration game for the Virtual Console™.

Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ or Nintendo DSi Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All Nintendo Points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems. This week's new games are:

Nintendo DSiWare

Nintendo DSi Browser (Nintendo, 1 player, 0 Nintendo DSi Points): Get on the Web with ease using the Nintendo DSi Browser. Powered by Opera, this simple-to-use Web browser is made specifically for the Nintendo DSi system, providing a seamless and intuitive browsing experience that makes the most of the system's touch controls and two-screen interface. Check e-mail, get the latest news updates and more – wherever a wireless Internet connection is available. Just grab your stylus and start surfing.

Bird & Beans™ (Nintendo, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 200 Nintendo DSi Points): In Bird & Beans, you control Pyoro, a small bird with an elastic tongue and an insatiable appetite for beans. Scramble to catch beans that fall from the sky, racking up points as you go. The farther away the bean, the more points it's worth. Beware any beans that are missed – they'll leave a hole in the ground that can't be crossed, potentially trapping Pyoro. Bird & Beans also features a second version that enables Pyoro to spit seeds at high speed, bringing down more beans than ever before. This fun and fast-paced game requires skill and strategy to master, and always leaves you wanting to play just one more time.

Master of Illusion™ Express: Funny Face (Nintendo, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 200 Nintendo DSi Points): Master of Illusion Express titles are mind-boggling magic tricks pulled from the popular Nintendo DS™ game. Learn the illusions, practice up and amaze your friends. Master of Illusion Express: Funny Face uses your Nintendo DSi system as a prop in a card trick. Draw a face on the touch-sensitive screen and astound your audience as the face tells them which playing card they picked. Also included is the bonus Vanishing Card trick, which the Nintendo DSi system performs for your enjoyment.

Art Style™: AQUIA™ (Nintendo, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Nintendo DSi Points): Dive into Art Style: AQUIA, a fast-paced underwater puzzle game that asks you to think fast and move even faster. Help a scuba diver reach the ocean's floor by matching three or more colored blocks horizontally or vertically. The more blocks you match, the faster the diver will descend. Fail to clear blocks and the diver's air supply will start to run out, causing darkness to creep in from above and cloud your vision. Race against time in TIMED DIVE, dive deep in FREE DIVE mode or visit the AQUARIUM to view various sea creatures. Like every game in the Art Style series, AQUIA features elegant design, polished graphics and pick-up-and-play controls, creating an experience that focuses purely on fun and engaging game play.

WarioWare™: Snapped! (Nintendo, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone – Comic Mischief, 500 Nintendo DSi Points): Wario™ returns with more manic action made especially for the Nintendo DSi system. WarioWare: Snapped! uses the built-in Nintendo DSi Camera to make players the star of the show by placing them right into fast-paced mini-games. Take part in wacky challenges simply by moving your face and body as you travel along four wild roller coasters, hosted by Wario and his pals. Beat the mini-games using motions ranging from large to small, or play with a friend for even more fun. Wario even has a few tricks up his sleeve.

Brain Age™ Express: Math (Nintendo, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 800 Nintendo DSi Points): In this math-focused edition of the popular Brain Age series, players can enjoy a mix of new and familiar exercises, including Change Maker, Triangle Math, Sum Totaled and Multi Tasker. A new Themes mode includes drawing, photography and voice acting challenges, letting you share your creativity with friends and family. And if you need a break from your routine, the always-enjoyable Virus Buster makes its return.

WiiWare

EQUILIBRIO (DK-GAMES, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): In EQUILIBRIO, you must finish a series of levels by moving a ball toward an exit. To move the ball, hold the Wii Remote™ controller horizontally and turn it to tilt the playfield. You can also play using the Wii Balance Board™ (sold separately with Wii Fit). The ball is fragile, so don't let it fall too far, and be sure to avoid deadly obstacles such as spikes and acid pools. The difficulty of the game adjusts according to your skill. Will you be tough enough to complete all 64 levels?

Virtual Console

Uncharted Waters: New Horizons (Super NES™, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone – Mild Cartoon Violence, Simulated Gambling, 800 Wii Points): Uncharted Waters: New Horizons is a game set in the Age of Discovery, the golden era of European global exploration during the early 16th century. There are six different characters to choose from, all with different backgrounds and different motivations. Once you've chosen a character to play, you're free to sail the world's oceans as you wish, visiting a variety of exotic ports and making thrilling new discoveries.

What are your thoughts on this week's 'Nintendo Download'? Will you be investing in any of these games, or saving your precious Nintendo points for a rainy day?

[via press.nintendo.com]

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User Comments (110)

Nadroc516

#1

Nadroc516 said:

i hate anything related to 'ware' all it has done is messed up our flow of VC games, i really wanted majora's mask today. wtf.

TwilightV

#2

TwilightV said:

It's like a huge smack in the face...

EDIT: On the other hand, the gameplay of UW:NH looks kinda like Fire Emblem.

Olimar_91

#5

Olimar_91 said:

Well we pretty much got screwed on DSiware stuff, since we already had all of those games.

The lack of Majora's Mask isn't entirely surprising. I figured Nintendo would make us wait on that one.

Oh well. =P

Jockolantern

#6

Jockolantern said:

No Majora's Mask? ...Odd. Also sad to not see Swords & Soldiers as the WiiWare release. I'm really holding out for that and Cave Story within the next four weeks or so. I've often heard positive things about Uncharted Waters and I never got a chance to play it growing up, so I may have to give it a look sooner or later. I honestly can't tell how Equilibrio will turn out; it certainly has promise, but that hasn't stopped similar WiiWare titles from sucking. I may wait for the review here to decide whether or not to get it; at only $5, it might be worth taking a chance on... who knows.

KeeperBvK

#7

KeeperBvK said:

"the Age of Discovery, the golden era of European global exploration during the early 16th century"

Hahaha, nice way of avoiding the term "colonization".

Bendover83

#8

Bendover83 said:

Hmmm...No Majora or Arcade games. Ok.
I'll try and give Uncharted a chance maybe once I read the review.

Charlie_The_Unicorn

#9

Charlie_The_Unicorn said:

I didn't download most of the zelda games because I still have the collector's edition for the gamecube.

Also, I downloaded the DS Browser and WarioWare: Snapped! yesterday. Both are lots of fun.

Bass_X0

#10

Bass_X0 said:

Don't add the C64 and arcade and leave it with 4 games.

You'll probably get a game for one or the other, maybe even both, next week.

DazzaAdmin

#12

Dazza said:

Sorry to those who don't like the new 'Nintendo Download' format for our news update. We're simply following Nintendo's lead on this. Posting 3 separate news articles each week just to cover this simply isn't viable! :-)

@rodoubleb - Another VC review site? Didn't we kill them all? LOL

KnucklesSonic8

#13

KnucklesSonic8 said:

TWO games I wanted?! No way. Equilibrio is finally here! I can't wait to download this when I get home from work!

I'm gonna wait on a review for Uncharted Waters, though. I want it, but I'm very low on points.

Starwolf_UK

#14

Starwolf_UK said:

I wouldn't like to be Uncharted Waters this week as I can imagine a lot of people blaming that for not having Majora's Mask. Not got much to say about Uncharted Waters except I had a friend who swore by it.

If you didn't like Majora's Mask not appearing the only constructive thing I can suggest is phoning the NOA customer services asking when it is coming out since Europe have it and Japan will on Wednesday...also bring up Mother 3 in the conversation sometime they love it when people do that :P

KingMike

#15

KingMike said:

Yeah, I'm pretty disappointed.
Not that I'm desperately awaiting Majora's Mask (I tried several times to play it on a real cart but I've only made it past the first dungeon before the repetition annoyed me).
But to deny an almost-expected popular game from one region and replace with a very niche game (Koei strategy games would seem to me to be a very specific taste) takes some real guts. :P

Popyman

#16

Popyman said:

I really wanted Majora's Mask...Oh well, maybe it'll come out near Easter.

Uncharted Waters sounds awesome too.

KeeperBvK

#17

KeeperBvK said:

"Posting 3 separate news articles each week just to cover this simply isn't viable!"

Nobody said you should do three articles. We just want you to comment on the new games.

03bgood

#19

03bgood said:

Dammit Nintendo, first I wake up to snow on the ground where I live and second No Majora's Mask, WTF!!!

ReZon

#21

ReZon said:

No Majora's Mask is a bit of a bummer... but I wouldn't have had time to play it anyway. Time for some more DSi!

Mopsical

#22

Mopsical said:

Hope we get Equilibrio this week. And yes, maybe you should split up the 'Ware' updates and the VC updates to make it easier to read for VC fans.

Nobarai

#23

Nobarai said:

Oh snap! I haven't been on here in two weeks! Everything's moved over to Nintendo Life.
Don't really care for LOZ series, so this week isn't bumming me as much as others...

7th_lutz

#24

7th_lutz said:

I didn't expect Uncharted Waters: New Horizons to be release today. It didn't affect me any way. I wasn't looking at Majora's Mask to download any way.

I am guessing Majora's Mask is being hold back for the North America's 300 vc game.

If there is a N64 game release this month, It will be Super Smash Bros. I am guessing that since the game was release in late April.

KeeperBvK

#25

KeeperBvK said:

@ TwilightV:
The news on new downloadable titles were a good first indication of whether a game might be worth getting or not. And if I want to read the Nintendo press release, I just check my mail account.

jhuhn

#26

jhuhn said:

Looks like Majora's Mask & Space Invaders Arcade on the Virtual Console and Texas Hold'Em Tournament on the WiiWare will have to wait another week in North America.

Don

#27

Don said:

Where's Majora's Mask? They're probably holding it out for the 300th VC game. Stop releasing only one VC game a week to get to number 300 faster!

Rexy

#28

Rexy said:

Now you know how I felt, having to wait longer than usual for Bit.Trip.Beat (I don't care about length, I'm a sucker for rhythm games). O.o
But anyway, I know there will be a lot of people who would come on here and be disappointed by this, but due to the beginning of the DSi service and the chance to actually play an RPG for once, I wouldn't call this a kick in the netheregions at all. Maybe NOA are waiting on a different time to release Majora's Mask in the States :

Bass_X0

#29

Bass_X0 said:

Stop releasing only one VC game a week to get to number 300 faster!

Have you forgotten how you got weeks with three C64 games, two TG16 games and four arcade games recently? I'm sure its all because of the shifted focus to the DSi release which Majora's Mask would have taken away. And anyway, following on to what Rexy said, everyone has to wait weeks for games that have been released in other countries already - Europe has to, Japan has to and even America has to. Sometimes you're the first to get a big name games, other times you're the last. And as we've learned from experience, it doesn't do anybody any good to guess whats coming soon based on released in other countries; more often than not you'll be disappointed if you do. Show patience.

DazzaAdmin

#31

Dazza said:

@KeeperBvK - Point taken, sorry but I was in a rush for a lunchtime appointment! I've added a bit more commentary now :-)

Steve_Brule

#33

Steve_Brule said:

Aww-dude! No Majora's Mask for my birthday?! Totally ruined. Time to take up drinking. Thanks Nintendo!

Rapadash6

#34

Rapadash6 said:

No Majora's Mask for us? T_T I guess this is our "tradeoff" for getting Mario Golf long before Europe did. Seeing as Smash is right around the corner, I would assume that it'll be a while before we get Majora... that really does suck and I hope Nintendo is prepared to handle all the hate mail they'll undoubtably be getting today.

The_Fox

#35

The_Fox said:

I can't help but wonder if maybe the DSi and VC+Wiiware should be broken up into two different threads. Lumping them together seems awkward.
On another topic, Uncharted Waters is a nice surprise and better than Majora's Mask (well, in my opinion. I know a lot of people were hoping for it), but only one game a week sucks balls.

The_Fox

#36

The_Fox said:

@post 35:
"I hope Nintendo is prepared to handle all the hate mail they'll undoubtably be getting today."
With the money the Wii makes I doubt they pay much attention to criticsm.

That_Guy_from_Faxana

#37

That_Guy_from_Faxana said:

Uncharted Waters? Cool! I really want that game to reach our shores, my brother used to play it a lot. Don´t worry about Majora, you´ll get it sooner or later.

Ren

#39

Ren said:

Wow, so much whining. not enough games, not fast enough, too much to read, separate my news, cut the crusts off my sandwich, cut my meat for me. Maybe we should call it whine life. All of us are getting more than ever, there are so many systems, old and new getting love thanks to DL services and for the first time in my life (over 30) I can get some pretty good NEW Nintendo games for 10 bucks and under. Sheesh, people. Curl up with a good game and go play it.

stinssd

#40

stinssd said:

Dazza wrote to Rodoubleb, "Another VC review site? Didn't we kill them all?"

Possibly--but perhaps the others died of boredeom. :-) J/k.

Kultist

#41

Kultist said:

Well Uncharted Waters is a nice surprise, enough for me to pull my Wii from the box it has been sitting in for the past month.

The_Fox

#42

The_Fox said:

@post 40:
Oh, no one has really complained that badly. Keep in mind, the official sport of the internet is bitching (or is that porn hunting?), and the posts here have been mostly reserved. After all, I once saw a 26 page bitchfest over the change in a superheroes costume color from dark blue to a darker blue. That wasn't even on a site related to comics, either: it was the artists personal website in a thread dedicated to the charity he started.

-TR

#43

-TR said:

Ha, you guys don't even get Paper Plane: Probably my favorate of all DSiWare titles so far.

BulbasaurusRex

#46

BulbasaurusRex said:

Come on, give us more arcade games! I want Space Harrier, and the Master System version won't cut it!

Rapadash6

#47

Rapadash6 said:

They must be holding on to Majora's Mask for the 300th release. It kind of sucks for us but with the high chances of us getting Smash within that time, while Europe may have to wait till later this year (what with the original being released in like November of 1999 over there) I suppose it's not all bad. Assuming we only get a single VC title every week, that'll put number 300 on May 18th, which really isn't that far off when you think about it.

slangman

#49

slangman said:

Wow no Majoras Mask, I was expecting it to be released in all regions quickly for some reason. Not sure what to think of this game though.

Ricardo91

#50

Ricardo91 said:

I had a feeling Uncharted would be out any day now, but I don't give a crap about it, since I'm not that into strategy games. I wants mah Majora's Mask!

Like some people have said, it'll probably be our 300th game. Knowing Nintendo, that's highly likely.

@The Fox. lol, wow.

Atlantis1982

#51

Atlantis1982 said:

I seen this coming with us not getting Majoras Mask, though this VC entry is surely surprising indeed. Unexpected, and just plain out of the blue. Again, the WiiWare game was announced to come out today, so I figure I wasn't going to expect much today, and I was correct.

At the very least of these woes, my teacher called in sick so I don't have to go back to college till later...while it's snowing. .

Twilight_Crow

#52

Twilight_Crow said:

Well, not a really fancy update today, this is of course to increase attention on the Dsi; I dont like Uncharted Waters but I'll wait for the review on Equilibrio, and thankfully, as I don't have 350 dollars to spend on the thing, I couldn't care less about any of Dsiware stuff.

rodoubleb

#53

rodoubleb said:

sigh It's true you own the monopoly. We can express our dissatisfaction only to be mocked. I wish The Game Jew still did his singing video reviews...

#54

said:

Yeah, I was reading about Bird & Beans. So they call it Pyoro elsewhere. You know, if they called it that here, I'd actually have known exactly what it is and care. Either way, I don't care quite enough to get it, especially when I don't have a DSi. :P

Still, character recognition can do wonders. WarioWare is fairly popular even among the casual crowd.

Hmmm...No Majora or Arcade games. Ok.

No Majora, Arcade, or C64 games. So, was C64 just a one-time deal? Will we get more next year? I was expecting at least ONE within this timeframe. Perhaps next week won't be dedicated to the damn DSi.

The WiiWare game doesn't interest me, and the VC game doesn't look like something I'd like either. Oh, well.

Omega

#55

Omega said:

@rodoubleb: Oh my! Why don't you understand that?
Splitting up the Nintendo Download into three articles is not a viable option. This can be explained as follows. For such a main project one would need:

  • Scientists from around the world who can differentiate the Wii-console from the Nintendo DSi
  • Information scientists who are able to analyze the complex structure of the Nintendo Download
  • Brilliant writers who can split the data in up to three interesting and non-redundant articles
  • Comprehensive Security systems to monitor the databases, articles and network operations
  • New state-of-the-art hardware
  • Highly qualified technical personnel
  • Project manager to monitor all project processes and operations for time and resource
  • Company cars and drivers

This would cost thousands if not millions of dollars. ;-)

Chipmunk777

#56

Chipmunk777 said:

well, the wiiware title looks a little interesting, but not so much that I would buy it... and the vc release looks lame... I was really hoping for majora's mask this week :[ oh well! maybe next week?

Supermarioman

#57

Supermarioman said:

Great update :) , Uncharted Waters looks very interesting, Equilibrio looks very interesting as well. DSi Ware has a pretty good start as well. Before I get sworn for saying that today was a good update, I don't care about getting Majora's Mask on the VC, I have it for the GC collectors edition. For anyone who wants it go buy it and also before someone says that it is too horrible of a port do to glitches, my disc is scrathced up where I bought it at Gamestop used and the game has only froze once and the only other thing is that of the sound skipping in certain areas, and dosen't the VC version have that?

Supermarioman

#58

Supermarioman said:

Also I think Majora's Mask will come next week, isn't that how we got SMRPG a week or 2 after Europe? Also just to comment, I love the great layout of the site, its much easier to get to everythig now.

Lotice-Paladin

#59

Lotice-Paladin said:

Look at it this way, it was some kind of RPG. It just wasn't the one we all expected.

Personally, I thought you'd have got Majora's Mask AND two Arcade games to go with the launch.

Egg_miester

#61

Egg_miester said:

i am happy with Uncharted Waters: New Horizons its a great game but i do wish nintendo would get out of there love of 1 VC game a week

Aenaida

#62

Aenaida said:

Uncharted Waters doesn't sound like my kind of game, so this week is a pass for me.

Bendover83

#63

Bendover83 said:

Well, I guess it's not that bad we got another SNES game and RPG so that's cool. We might get arcade game's once a month. So I'll just wait like usual til the end of the month, and if SSB or MM doesn't come out, than heads will roll....No, I'll just wait longer. MM would of taken some of the light off of the DSi, which is SO much better than the DS Fat.

Chunky_Droid

#64

Chunky_Droid said:

I didn't expect Uncharted Waters today, everyone who's played it seems to love it so I might read the review and give it a go myself

Though I didn't expect Majora's Mask either, so I don't know what I was expecting

AlphaNerd01

#65

AlphaNerd01 said:

eh... I guess expecting some new DSi games was pushing it haha.

But they could make me happy and just let me download my VC titles onto my DSi...

CorbsAdmin

#66

Corbs said:

@ Daz - I have a solution to the problem. Why don't we scrap all this stupid video game crap and just start selling Girl Scout cookies instead. More money, less hassle. :P

Bass_X0

#68

Bass_X0 said:

Hey, there seems to be two seperate games on the SNES - "Uncharted Waters" which came out in 1992 and "New Horizons" which came out in 1994. Yet everyone seems to be calling this VC game "Uncharted Waters: New Horizons" - I'm unfamilar with these games, are they the same or not?

CorbsAdmin

#69

Corbs said:

They are not the same. New Horizons is the sequel to the original Uncharted Waters game. And thanks Daz. Now I want a brownie. :D

Kevin

#70

Kevin said:

We're prob gonna get Majora as #300 or maybe Final Fantasy. But about the C64 and Arcade lack, yeah Nintendo, you have lots of systems on the VC now its time to end this 1 game a week BS!

CanisWolfred

#71

CanisWolfred said:

DSiWare - I don't care.

Equilibro - I don't care

Uncharted Waters - looks iffy, but it might be good.

Bass_X0

#72

Bass_X0 said:

So which one is this, Corbie? I'm assuming its the 1992 Uncharted Waters. But it doesn't explain why the VC game has the subtitle "New Horizons".

CorbsAdmin

#73

Corbs said:

This is the sequel, New Horizons. I didn't realize this was that confusing. :D

Bass_X0

#75

Bass_X0 said:

Well it wouldn't be if people were calling it New Horizons instead of Uncharted Waters.

CorbsAdmin

#76

Corbs said:

Okay let me try to clear this one up. Below are the two games.

1. Uncharted Waters (Original game)
2. Uncharted Waters: New Horizons (Sequel)

CorbsAdmin

#78

Corbs said:

I'm more confused as to why they released the sequel first. Not sure about that one.

megatron

#79

megatron said:

i second the suggestion to break up DSi and VC/WiiWare.
sorry, but i just don't want to read about releases for a system i don't own.

when i click on the WiiWare tab, i just want WiiWare. otherwise, what's the point of having the tabs?

TwilightV

#80

TwilightV said:

Well, these are the same people who released Romance Of The Three Kingdoms IV first. I always hate playing sequels first.

Bass_X0

#81

Bass_X0 said:

i'm finding one big discussion thread much more preferable and convenient than a seperate VC and WiiWare thread like it used to be.

Even if you don't own a DSi, its still interesting to keep up with the latest games on it - you might eventually one day get one. Plus many people do have both a Wii and are getting a DSi - that and Nintendo treats the downloads across DSi, VC and Wiiware a single weekly event, it make sense for Nintendo Life to do the same.

Omega

#82

Omega said:

I would suggest to summarize the whole website into one big thread. And call it the "Nintendo Blog". That makes less work.

gameking23

#88

gameking23 said:

I have an idea what you can call the Nintendo Downloads. How about Wiikley Nintendo Dowloads, or Wiikley Nintendo Updates. It's just a thought.

marktheshark

#89

marktheshark said:

This week is ok. Didn't really care about Majora's Mask not coming to the VC this week, but I'm irritated about the lack of new arcade games.

Jolted85

#90

Jolted85 said:

That means Majoras Mask is our 300th game, I've never even heard of Uncharted Water series until it was announced on the VC, I'm not sure if I'll get it though.

And about Majoras Mask I'm still on Ocarina of Time so that'll hold me over until then.

North99

#91

North99 said:

Of course they wouldn't release something like Majora's Mask the day after the release of the DSi. That wouldn't make sense.
All in all, I'd say I'm "satisfied" with the releases today. That's all.

I still kinda like playing Pokemon on my old DS. I don't even have the Lite version - I still use my big ole phat DS. When I lost my stylus I had to order extras from afar using ebay because no one around here sold ones that fit into the 'old' DS anymore. Now I'm hoping I can hold off until the DSi comes out in new colours. I have a feeling that the 'tacky light blue' colour will become an eyesore after staring at a game for more than a couple of hours, and the black doesn't really work for me because I'm neurotic about dust and smudges on handheld systems. I wish they'd make a hunter green. Or Yoshi's Story-like patterned pastels.

KnucklesSonic8

#92

KnucklesSonic8 said:

Anyways, I got Equilibrio and it's pretty decent. I'm on Level 24 or so IIRC.

My biggest complaint so far is that your Profiles to choose from has every single Mii with a somewhat prepared profile (basically) and since there are only like 3 in the on-screen area at once (one on each side, on in the middle), if you have a lot of Mii's and yours happens to be in the middle, it takes a long time to get there and that's kinda silly to have to do that.

Otherwise, I have yet to try with the Balance Board yet. I'm having a separate file for Wii Remote and Balance Board like I did with Shaun White so hopefully I'll get to try the BB functions soon. If you liked TIM, you'll eat this up. Basically, TIM is useless with Equilibrio, now which is great to see since (a) a lot of people seem to actually buy TIM regardless of its graphics, reviews, etc. and (b) Equilibrio is just better for presentation overall.

I dunno what else to see about it just yet but it is worth 500, for sure. You'll get a lot of plays out of it if you enjoy beating high-scores and best times as much as I do.

There aren't really any glaring flaws that have surfaced save for the one I mentioned earlier which deals more with presentation than gameplay. Either way, it's decent - not amazing or anything but for 500, you can't complain and you're getting your money's worth if you have a Balance Board like myself. Anyone who has a BB should get this (and while I'm at it, they should also get Shaun White, We Ski and MS Kororinpa - itching to get that).

Any questions, let me know.

gameking23

#93

gameking23 said:

I know how you can bypass the save file problem. It is as simple as going to the Mii Channel and selecting that Mii as a Favorite.

RevolverLink

#95

RevolverLink said:

I'm really disappointed that we're not getting Majora's Mask this week, but Uncharted Waters sounds interesting.

KnucklesSonic8

#96

KnucklesSonic8 said:

I got a feeling it's coming this month. Don't lose hope just yet. If not, I'm secretly hoping SSB64 comes first. I'm dying for that.

GooniesFan

#99

GooniesFan said:

does anyone know when they are going to put some new virtual arcade titles on the vc soon?

Viral

#100

Viral said:

You know what sucks? Organising all your VC titles on your SD card so they read in a format that's easier for your spouse to understand...(All Mario titles on page 1), ect.

Tragickingdom

#101

Tragickingdom said:

HAHA...I had to do that very thing for my girlfriend, she was like "What are all these other games...where are the mario games at?"

I was like..."these are listed in the order that I like to play them the most, and mario is on another page"

And she was like," but it is more confusing like this, why not all mario and sonic on the first page?"

Damn, sometimes girlfriends suck, and not in a good way.

Omega

#102

Omega said:

Is it possible to reorganize the channels on the SD-Card? How does it work? I can't figure it out.

Bass_X0

#103

Bass_X0 said:

hold A + B on the wii remote and you'll be able to grab the channels and drop it on an empty space. simplicity itself if you know how. took me a long time to find out how to do it.

Omega

#104

Omega said:

Ah, that's easy. It's like picking up the Miis in the Everybody Votes Channel. And if you drag the Icons onto the +/- symbols you can even change the pages. That is fantastic. Perfectly wonderful. - Honestly, I would have never come up with that. It is not mentioned in the help text that appears when you click the question mark.
Thank you very much. :-)

Rexy

#105

Rexy said:

You know, I never knew you can actually do that. >.> I'll see if I can organise my SD card in a similar way... even though all the channels I currently have barely even cover 4 pages yet...!

RurouniTeeter

#106

RurouniTeeter said:

Okay... Seriously...
I read way too many "No Majora's Mask" comments to make head explode...
People, you need to learn to be patient with things...
That or just enjoy what you have now... Have you seriously beaten all the VC games you own right now? Have you tried ANYthing you have not ever played before?...
Yeah...
And what's to hate about this new look?...
Damn...
Anyway... Good releases. I don't see what's so bad about them.

KnucklesSonic8

#107

KnucklesSonic8 said:

Tell me about it.

Anyway, there's nothing bad about either release, it's just.. each one to his own I guess although I expected more love for the GREAT VC release we got.

It's funny how noone else seems to be commenting on Equilibrio...

gameking23

#109

gameking23 said:

I've been commenting on Equilibrio if anyone has noticed. Yeah it is weird that there has been no review. What I think is going on is the NintendoLife is waiting for this game to come out in Europe and then release the review.

The_Ink_Pit_Ox

#110

The_Ink_Pit_Ox said:

They should add VC games to the DSi. They could do Game and Watch, Game Boy, Game Gear, and Game Boy Color. It'd be so sweet to be able to download old handheld games onto my DS instead of having to play them with the Gamecube controller.

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