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Nintendo Download: Clocks, Calculators, Penguins and Towers (US)

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

If you want to pay for something the DSi already has it's your lucky day!

As in the last few weeks there's two new games available on DSiWare today - But "games" isn't really the right word for them this time.

The DSi already has a clock on its menu - The Animal Crossing Clock is really just a slightly more interesting variation. It's pretty much a waste of points - The only thing you can do with it is make your own Town Tune, which will sound every hour. If you absolutely have to buy a DSiWare clock, wait for the Super Mario Bros. one, which actually sort of lets you play the game and has a bunch of nifty easter eggs.

Alongside it you get another Animal Crossing-themed app - The Animal Crossing Calculator. The DSi doesn't have a calculator of its own, but still - Is there anybody in the world who doesn't own one? Its "unique features" are almost negligible - Typing in certain numbers will get certain characters from Animal Crossing to show up.

On the Wii Shop things are a little bit more interesting. For WiiWare, you can get Penguins & Friends - Hey! That's My Fish!, a frantic board game in which you race other penguins to collect as much fish as you can within the time limit.

On VC, you can finally get another Commodore 64 game - You probably know Tower Toppler under its European name, Nebulus, because it's been available there since June last year. In this platformer, you move around increasingly difficult towers to reach the top and destroy them. The game makes use of a 3D rotating effect for the towers, which looked quite good in the day. Don't forget to check out our review.

298 VC games - Perhaps Majora's Mask will arrive in two weeks?

More from today's press release:


May 4, 2009

Fans of the popular Animal Crossing™ series can enjoy a pair of downloadable—and practical—debuts this week via the Nintendo DSiWare™ service. Whether you're telling time or doing arithmetic, these handy applications will give your daily number-crunching a critter-friendly boost. A new WiiWare™ game also takes a fun peek into the animal kingdom, while the latest Virtual Console™ release sends players underwater for classic Commodore 64 action.

Nintendo DSiWare

Animal Crossing Calculator (Nintendo, 1 player, 200 Nintendo DSi Points™): Need to figure out what you owe Tom Nook or the amount in your savings account? Animal Crossing Calculator features the full functionality of a traditional calculator, including a Memory key and the ability to display up to 13 digits, adding a layer of atmosphere unique to Animal Crossing. Use the Unit Converter to turn one unit of measure into another (such as length, weight, volume and age), or track the history of calculations you've performed. Listen to the Animalese pronunciation of numbers when you press them, and watch for a favorite Animal Crossing character to appear when your result meets certain criteria. Get ready for an inventive and practical way to experience the charm of Animal Crossing.

Animal Crossing Clock (Nintendo, 1 player, 200 Nintendo DSi Points): Enjoy the atmosphere of Animal Crossing in a whole new way with Animal Crossing Clock. Select from either an analog or digital clock and set up to three alarms (with snooze functionality for those who need it). Make your own Town Tune or use sounds created in Nintendo DSi™ Sound, then assign them to the alarms you've set. Use the system's internal clock or offset the time however you like. Then sit back and watch as different characters from Animal Crossing appear and the color of the sky changes as time passes. You'll never miss an important appointment with one of your Animal Crossing friends again.


Penguins & Friends - Hey! That's My Fish! (Gammick Entertainment, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii Points™): The penguins are hungry and need your help. Catch all the fish you can before someone steals them from you. Strategy is fundamental in this exciting game. Keep moving ahead of the other penguins so you don't get trapped, and try to get to the ice floes that hold more fish. One to four players can play Penguins & Friends at the same time, provided they can handle the polar cold. The board is made up of ice blocks with a set number of fish under them. The ice blocks are hexagonal and form a structure like a beehive. The starting position of the ice blocks can change, creating different game boards.

Virtual Console

Tower Toppler™ (Commodore 64, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): Weird things are happening on Planet Nebulus. Someone or something has begun building huge towers on the sea floor without a construction license. Your mission is to ascend each of the eight cylindrical towers, passing various obstacles along the way, and to trigger the tower's destruction mechanism to demolish the evil threat. Praised upon its original 1987 release for its graphical innovation, this is considered to be the most outstanding game from Hewson. Don't miss out on this classic favorite.


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User Comments (131)



Chipmunk777 said:


Perhaps next week will be more interesting? Also, that dsiware release is pretty unbelievable. Is that all they have left? A calculator and a clock?



Adam said:

I have an urgent need to calculate something, but I also feel like looking at a picture of animals and balloons. What do I do?!

Oh. Phew. Thanks, Nintendo.



Adamant said:

Nice, Tower Toppler. We needed more C64 games. Bring over Boulder Dash next week, eh Nintendo?

The Wiiware game is supposedly based off a quite popular board game, and could very well prove to be interesting.

The DSiware, once again, demonstrates how little a need I have to buy a DSi.



blackknight77 said:

Worst update and a terrible way to begin the month. Nintendo should have included an Art Stye game of Mighty Flip champs or something. I hope they are not charging points for the clock and calculator.

Edit: wait 200 points for both the clock and the calculator. No thanks I love Animal Crossing but those should be free applications



Jockolantern said:

ARGH! Seriously, Nintendo, quit playing around and give us good stuff. This grows quite tiresome.



-TR said:

I don't know. I may actually get the Mario calculator when it hits the UK. I'm ten times as likely to have ym DSi with me than a caclulator, and it'd kinda be handy.



Starwolf_UK said:

Yay two DSi Ware titles...nay they're the worst things on the service...yes, even worse than "the pay 200 points for a demo" at least those can be called games

As for Tower Toppler. How many names has that sort of game come out as? I know of Castelian (I have the Game Boy version), Nebulus and now Tower Toppler.



TwilightV said:

Again, LOL @ the people complaining. Tower Toppler looks awesome (and it's about time we got a new C64 release that doesn't suck). Can't say i'm happy about WiiWare though, since I don't have 1 to 3 other people to play with. >: (



AL3X_M said:

Wow...Really Nintendo? Disappointing. They could have AT LEAST given us 1 game for the DSi...AT LEAST. Come on, seriously? They need to get good applications on there like Moving Memo. What's taking them so darn long? It's obviously not the translation because these calculators have been out long before we got the DSi outside of Japan...



blackknight77 said:

Anyone dare to predict the 299 VC game for North America?
I guessing Clayfighter since it just got an ESRB rating



Drake said:

Oh yeah, just so you all know, Super Mario Kart and Pilotwings were rated by the OFLC today



Bass_X0 said:

Or Galaxy Force II. Thats also a possibility. Or it could be something Europe has yet to get yet ourselves. And I didn't expect Super Mario Kart to be rated so soon.



Rapadash6 said:

Hey I actually predicted right! Nintendo disappointed in spades this week. Funny thing is I don't even feel like complaining about it... it just seems pointless anymore.



nagareboshi said:

True. Those little apps should be free. I can't believe that actually want to see money for those things.



Mach-X said:

Every monday morning I make my coffee and excitedly log onto this site. (using my wii) What a bitter pill it is, and I continue to fall for it every week.



The_Fox said:

Wow....The VC game is average at best, and the DSiWare offerings are just pathetic. I guess Nintendo is trying to see how quickly they can sink DSiWare with shovelware. Again, with the DSi just being released not too long ago, shouldn't they have GOOD games for it?



nintendan said:

ill get the clock. i use my DSi as an alarm clock so any new alarms break up the monotony. its free anyway since i haven't spent my free 1000 points yet. waiting on moving memo.



warioswoods said:


That's huge news, if, as I'm assuming, it equals a more or less definitive confirmation that Pilotwings and SMKart will be hitting all regions in due time.



Knux said:

Wow,except for Tower Toppler,all these games are shovelware!

@Nintendo DSi apps.
Just great! Now Nintendo is making shovelware themselves and it's not even free! Nintendo just keeps getting worse and worse each week.

@Stupid Penguin game.
More shovelware! I'll pass.

@Tower Toppler.
Finally,another C64 game! I'll defintely buy this one. Hopefully the controls are not as frustating as The Last Ninja's controls.

Woohoo! Super Mario Kart is rated! Hopefully we will either get this or Majora's Mask,or Super Smash Bros. as our 300th VC game.

Please Nintendo,no more shovelware!



MegaMX4 said:

Amazing. I mean, Tower Toppler isn't too bad....but.....really? Charging for clocks and calculators seems a bit petty, and waiting for good VC releases is slowly but surely destroying me from the inside. I'll keep my fingers crossed for SMK and Pilotwings.

@The Fox: Agreed! Before release? I wanted a DSi worse than anything. After release and having looked at what DSiWare has to offer....I'm having a difficult time justifying a purchase.



JTC-Pingas said:

I'm not pissed that we got Tower Toppler. I'm pissed because NOA once again released only 1 VC game. Come on what's so hard about releasing 3 games per Monday? This is getting annoying.



spacehead854 said:

i tried just moving the dsi shop to the far right side past all of the grey boxes but i can still hear nintendo reminding me it has my 170 bucks.



bboy2970 said:

@23: I wish they would release the other 5 artstyle games! This is rediculous, within Japan's first 3 updates they got all six artstyle games, the moving memo, Dr. Mario, and about 6 games per update! COME ON!!! Just once i want to be totally pleased with an update!



KnucklesSonic8 said:

Any game is fair game for #299, honestly. So many have been ESRB rated recently or have otherwise been confirmed (e.g., Impossible Mission, and many others) that I have no idea what to expect.

As for #300, I'm REALLY REALLY hoping it's Smash Bros. 64 or Mario Party, especially. In fact, I'll be happy with just getting more than one game that everyone's been waiting for.

I'm getting the feeling that Nintendo is stalling for time with these DSiWare releases... And if anything, although I thought things would pick up after April, I'm now re-examining my thoughts and saying that things won't pick up until the second-half of May or even early June. I'm hoping to be proven wrong though. I feel sorry for the people who already have a DSi and are dying for DSiWare releases.

I just hope they get their act together by then with VC Releases.... I really hope #300 will be a turning point. This year, VC Releases started off semi-strong then dropped, then a short rise, then a drop again: keeps fluctuating. Enough with the duds, Nintendo. Seriously. Support C64 and VCA.



Rapadash6 said:

I'll just say again how much it boggles my mind how Nintendo consistantly has updates like this in the largest region, where the system is most popular. What business school did these people go to, where it's appearantly more lucrative to NOT offer products that people want. W. T. F?!



warioswoods said:

This actually looks to be the only C64 game that I have an inclination to download, and I've never downloaded more than one item from the weekly list, so all in all this week is rather normal.



Twilight_Crow said:

@Carlos27 "where is Bubble Bobble?"
At Europe.

LAAAAAME all over again, I mean the C64 game is OK, but wiiware? with all those games ready to go and they give us a stupid casual board game WTF?
The Dsiware is the worst, but I can't complain, again, Nintendo is giving me no reason to get a $350 Dsi .



StarDust4Ever said:

today's Wiiware/DSiware release = junk

$350 DSi??? Are those US dollars? I only paid $169 + tax for mine, geeze...



KDR_11k said:

Everybody may have a calculator but few people carry one around so turning the DS into one can be useful. Then again most people have cellphones that can calculate, however clumsily they do that.

Now if it were a scientific calculator app, that would be pretty much a must-have as most built-in calculators are pretty limited. The unit conversion might be useful eough though.



ejamer said:

Wow, chill out people. The penguin game is actually pretty cool (in real life) and could be an awesome WiiWare title if they included AI and/or online play options. Can't understand why people need to cry "shovelware" without knowing what they are talking about or even seeing the game firsthand.



Gizmo said:

It is interesting and a little bit absurd to see some complaining comments, although they have absolutely no idea how good or bad the WiiWare game is.

@ Calculator: It is possible, for example, to extract the root or is there a function for the factorial of a number? What I want to know: Are there functions to calculate complex tasks?



Philip_J_Reed said:

Wow, I had thought the Mario/Animal Crossing clock would be a single app, and you'd get to choose between themes. It's kind of irritating that they're being sold separately.

This update makes me weep.



Vendetta said:

This week's release is so far beyond disappointing (even if only for being the most recent in the series of disappointing releases), I just gotta laugh.
How 'bout that VCA lineup, eh Nintendo?



KnucklesSonic8 said:

@ejamer: Tell me about it. Took the words right out of my mouth.
@Gizmo: I've gotten used to it.
@CBrutus: I at least thought they'd release it in the same update. Like I said earlier, I seriously think they're stalling for time to help third-party devs get things in order because they could've easily had the Mario one in the same update.
@Vendetta: That's what's been ticking me off the most. I'm still waiting for Space Harrier, and Solvalou not to mention some other titles I'm dying to see come from Japan such as Starblade.



Twilight_Crow said:

@Tony, StarDust
Thank you for reminding me that you guys at USA have the best price for it , I'm from Mexico and here videogames cost double (I put the price on dollars so everyone get it), that's what I'm mad about.

Mmmm maybe I shouldn't have insulted that pinguin game, I'm not complaining about the quality of it, but about it's type, even if it's the best board game on Wiiware, I would not get it, I'm a lonely player that doesn't like board games, and I just want Cave Story so badly.



Chatham said:

We need a customizeable Wii interface too...

Weakest update ever. I turned my Wii off immediately after reading the titles released.



warioswoods said:


Hooray, you're the only person outside of myself that I've heard wishing for Mario Party on VC. All three N64 iterations, please. I'm not sure that the series has ever bested the 3rd game.



slangman said:

Ugh, the worst update NA has ever had. I guess Nintendo is very happy to release shovelware on the DSiWare. It will sell well too, because it's Animal Crossing. Disgraceful.



Token_Girl said:

I'm not really interested in C64, but I'm glad they're supporting it. How did dsi not come with a calculator? Isn't that standard for portable electronics? Lame! I can't wait for 300 on VC!



ejamer said:

@Gizmo: "Are there functions to calculate complex tasks?" When I first read this, I thought you asked if it could complete my taxes... which would make it an instant buy. I hate submitting tax forms at the end of each year!

@Twilight Crow: Fair enough. Even a good game won't be useful if it's not a genre that you like... especially if you have your heart set on Cave Story.

This isn't my favorite week to be sure, but the negativity you hear online just doesn't seem called for (at least, not until we see a review or two to determine how good/bad the games actually are).



WolfRamHeart said:

On the bright side there is no Wonder Boy or Koei title this week! Bad news is this is the worst update ever! If I didn't have Klonoa right now I would be really mad at Nintendo. Next week couldn't possibly be any worse than this week, right?



7th_lutz said:

I already have a version of Tower Toppler.

The DSI download is lame. It might be the lamest 2 new items to be available to downloaded.

Who in their right mind would download a clock and a calculator for 200 points each?

The only thing worse than this is if Shaq-FU and Hydlide get release on the same day for the vc.



Syrek said:

Every monday I wake up, grab my DSi on my desk, go to the web browser and go to this website to see if Nintendo has finally released Majoras Mask or even SSB and anything else thats good enough to download. I have a bunch of points both on my Wii and DSi and for the past few weeks there's been nothing of interest to make me spend my points. I wouldn't call this download shovelware, rather disappointing to say the least. I mean we expect SSB to arrive on the monday of its 10th anniversary. That didn't happen. We expected Majoras Mask to be released the following week of Europes download. That also didn't come to pass. We either have high expectations of Nintendo or Nintendo is toying with us, at least until they release the 300th VC download. Either way, being disappointed by waking up early on a monday morning when I can get some more sleep only to find that the download is lacking on both systems really is a downer. Heck if it was the Mario themed clock and calculator I probably would have gotten those two but Animal Crossing really isn't a forte of mine.



Link79 said:

Yeah no kidding. I got up for this? Damn Nintendo you really suck lately.
I'm going back to bed.



KDR_11k said:

I'm serious, I can see a use for having the DS turn into a calculator though I think they should've made it at least on par with the Windows Calculator (that can be set to scientific mode), my cellphone only does basic math AFAIK and my scientific calculator is really bulky. Of course 2€ for a basic calculator is lame and you can get unit conversions from google (just type something like 3 EUR in USD) wherever you have internet access but the idea of a paid-for calculator application in itself is not wrong.



Cipher said:

Um, I don't get it. I get that people are annoyed at the two Nintendo DSiWare applications released today (and it's my personal opinion that they shouldn't be reviewed in the same way that actual games are reviewed because of the fact that they're applications), that I get. I don't get that people think this is the end of Nintendo DSiWare and that it's not going to get any better from here on in.

These are two of the "pointless" (if you will) titles on the service, but you all know that they're two of the only ones - you know there are at least four more Art Style games due, and I can follow Drake up here by confirming that Art Style: PiCOPiCT and Art Style: SOMNIUM have also been rated by the OFLC. There are two more Brain Training titles, Arts and Sudoku, in the pipeline, and both are well worth the money. We'll also undoubtedly hear of more Nintendo DSiWare titles both through Nintendo Company Ltd and we might even hear of some at E3 2009.

I've got to agree with ejamer, the negativity here is completely uncalled for when you know there's a lot better to come in the coming weeks.



-TR said:

Guys, just remember you don't have to buy it if you don't want it. Having weekly updates is just a nice bonus.



anthonyb said:

Back when N. America was getting good games, I was dishing out a lot of money to Nintendo. I've stopped downloading because everything they're releasing now is complete s**t. Where's Bubble Bobble? Adventure Island? These are must haves. What is the UK missing out on? Cocoto Platform Jumper, Penguins & Friends, and Bonsai Barber? C'mon.

Though I must say UK needs Gradius Rebirth, not sure what the deal is there. Maybe we can trade so I can experience Bubble Bobble?

EDIT: I'd like to make a note that all my money recently has been dedicated to XBLA. Eat that Nintendo.



odd69 said:

really? i could actually mistake today as a great download day for all,but unfortunately it isn't really that great. my VC money is just waiting to be spent.

@anthonyb : for me its the psn. even though it sucks as well. as of lately the only great buy are add-ons. if nintendo would do stuff like add ons im sure they would make tons of money off of me. wouldn't it be cool if they added another stage for mario galaxy? or another quest for zelda?



The_Fox said:

@post 79. odd69
It is rather stupid that the Wii doesn't really see any add on content like the PS3 or 360. New characters for SSB would sell like hotcakes, as well as new tracks for Mario Kart Wii, etc.



ejamer said:

@anthonyb: Out of the 6 WiiWare games you list, how many have you actually played before judging them?

I know it's "cool" for kids to hate on Nintendo, and makes you look like a serious gamer... but even on Nintendo fan sites? Really? Oh well. I'm looking forward to playing the Penguin game personally, even if that makes me lame. Saves me from having to buy the (popular and highly rated) board game for $30.



vherub said:

I wouldn't mind terrible wiiware weeks if I knew good weeks were on the way, being in total darkness is such a stupid policy.



Syr said:

I didn't buy a brand new handheld console at launch to wait a month for a themed calculator. WTF is this, they make a system then don't even have any worthwhile release titles! I know some may like those warioware micro-games, and for 200 points there okay, but they are nothing more than parts of a port of a GBA game!
I also bought 2000 points for my Wii weeks and weeks ago in anticipation of Bubble Bobble, or something that wasn't garbage on the VC, but alas, nothing. [/grumble]

@anthonyb: I might have to pick up an XBOX (as much as it pains me to say that) to curb my disappointment in the Nintendo Dumpload every week.. Ugh I feel dirty just thinking of abandoning old Nin, but what's a guy supposed to do when she stops putting out? I don't think flowers might work? Chocolate? Maybe we aren't as thin as when we were all playing Wii Sports every day?



LEGEND_MARIOID said: is a forum you know. What do expect? Also, haven't you snookered yourself as you are whingeing too?

Anyway, Calculator? Surely that should be free?.



Charlie_The_Unicorn said:

If mighty flip champs actually is 800pts, I will spend the extra 200pts on the calculator.

Also, why don't we get just games on monday and apps on diffrent days of the week, like the Wii?



Chunky_Droid said:

C'mon, they're 2 bucks each, who cares? You could get this or a 600ml bottle of coke.

Sure nothing else came out on DSiWare today, but you're not gonna get everything you want every week.

I would however like to know if it has a scientific calculator in it.



Objection said:

What's sad is if those Apps were free, they'd kinda be cool. People love free stuff, especially when it makes them feel good about the $170+ purchase they just made. Charging money for them is stupid. Pretty meh update by the looks of it. That's okay. I have no time for games until this summer anyway! (Then I'll buy like 4000 points of games to catch up!)



IAmNotWill said:

Brought the animal crossing stuff for the heck of it... If those 2 were combined for only 200 than it would of been worth more.



Corbs said:

I'll be reviewing the two Animal Crossing apps. I just grabbed them off of DSiWare. We'll see how they are.



Kid_A said:

I'm okay with Nintendo adding "apps" to DSiWare like the clock and calculator, but they should at least be free. And where in the bloody hell is MOVING MEMO??!!!



Corbs said:

Actually the calculator has a really cool "Unit Conversion" tool that's very useful.



theblackdragon said:

@Corbie: that's not saying much for it; that function came pre-programmed onto my cell phone, along with a tip calculator.

either way, here's hoping we get something great next week.



mastersworddude said:

The Caculator looks okay for 2 bucks, but while Europe is playing MM and Bubble Bobble NA get get shovelware every week.



Corbs said:

I didn't say it was a marvelous value. Just that it does have at least one redeeming feature set. I'm like most people, these would have been great as freebies, or at the very least, bundled together. I'm just trying to put a positive spin on it.



anthonyb said:

@odd69: Yeah, I agree, some new DLC for Zelda or Mario would be sweet. Like maybe new characters, such as Wario or Yoshi, much like the SM64 DS?

@ejamer: Personally I know that are already out in UK that I know I'd love, such as Bubble Bobble- so it's frustrating to see such games as Cocoto and Penguins when I think I'd enjoy some of the others more. And yes, I feel very cool bashing Nintendo hehe. I'm quite the fanboy of Nintendo anyway, and still have a lot of great games. They're just slowing down a bit imo.

@Syr: Actually, I think the best thing you can do if you already have a Wii is get a 360. There are a lot of great games for download there, and you'd have the best of both worlds. I've been really enjoying Castle Crashers and the Ninja Turtle 1989 Arcade. I wouldn't say abandon Wii completely though. There's a lot to look forward to.



MrDziekuje said:

Another pathetic week for VC, another pathetic week for WiiWare, and DSiWare's first pathetic week. This is just sad. What the hell is Nintendo doing?



Party_On_Dude said:

First off what happened to @LunarX "long whiny post"?!

I haven't commented in this section just yet... but that was the BEST LOL whinny post anyone has said to DATE!

I've got to hand it to him; for I would've said something sooo simular like that if I wanted to be as whinny about today's lame-o Nintendo download update as any!!

Someone should've had deleted it of this comment section; it made my monday afternoon of reading these comments BTW!!
Any logical reason it was deleted anway?!

Also I think it was comment #84... for comment #85. LEGEND MARIOID said a "you wouldn't least expect" reply after that; so I've got to hand it to @LEGEND MARIOID for saying that as well!!



Party_On_Dude said:

Okay this is what I have to say about today's LAME-O Nintendo download anyway:

"You would've figured that Nintendo would release crap anyway?" I believe those are my exact words on what I would've said to @everyone on NintendoLife!!

I still don't see what everyone so freaking upset about?!

Of course you would've guessed Nintendo wouldn't right away release a big game for May right off the bat; so its no wonder people are still whinning about no SSB64 or Zelda MM!

Only thing I got to say is we'll be waiting another long week for another crappy release on May 11; & hopefully by another long week on May 18th we'll get our beloved highly anticipated N64 game... be it either Zelda MM or SSB64?! Lucily I wish it could be both instead of just one of them; but its not in my right mind Nintendo would make the decision to chose one over the other!

But so we got another C64 game; at least no should be whinning about that... WAIT I guess people are already whinning about it, LOL!!
And yes I can see why people are upset with the recent DSiWare releases; for that lame Animal Crossing clock & calculator... I can see why people hate Animal Crossing so much these days anyway, LOL!!
And yes the more "Shovelware we can see on the WiiWare or DSiWare service"; the more we can WAIT LONGER for the better good solid first party games!!

The only OMG BEST NEWS is that Super Mario Kart is OFLC rated... but I don't see it comming anytime soon like Zelda MM & SSB64 should come out first!
So maybe after June & E309; I'm not holding my breath for anything OMG awesome... but a pick up pace on VC titles would be great... like Super Mario Kart for example somewhere down later in 2009?!



SilentJ said:

Crappy update. What a shocker. I have a feeling next week will somehow be even worse.



Party_On_Dude said:

Yeah I OBJECT!!! "And why do you object" "Because its devastating to my case!" "OVERRULED!!!" "GOOD CALL!!!"

LOL, I quoted from the movie Liar Lair with Jim Carrey!!

Still I wouldn't say Nintendo sucks... its still rude even if hardcore fans are loosing hope!!

There's always a good game coming out; like Punch-Out Wii coming out with maybe our #300 VC game?!



theberrage said:

Nintendo of America,

One thing that I want to do on Monday is to give you money! I wish someone would want to give me money as much as I want to give you money.

Let's make a deal:

Release a good game and I will give you money for it.
Release crapola like today and for the past 4 weeks and I will not give you money.




marktheshark said:

Great to hear that another C64 game has come to the NA VC. Now if the NA VC could get those hoard of Arcade games that Japan has for a little bit now.



XCWarrior said:

What a week of trash all around.

298 VC games eh? Two weeks, Mario Kart makes sense, but I would rather have the original Star Fox for SNES instead.



MrPanic said:

It's almost like Ninty is taking a piss in the faces of DSi-owners.

Just bring out Moving Memo already.



Jolted85 said:

i'm gonna get majoras mask on my next paycheck, I have to order it online though, I bought the 4mb expansion for my N64 last week, so I'll skip the VC MM, as for this weeks VC, I got Tower Toppler, it has pretty decent graphics for a C64 game, they look really good.

I can see how other people are disapointed though...



Pikamander2 said:

My prediction:

On May 18, Super Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros., and Majora's Mask will all be released together, but there won't be any Wiiware games.



theberrage said:

I'll be surprised if they reach 300 in two weeks! Next week they're releasing a WiiWare game only: It's called "Fun Time Teddy Bear Rubbing!" It's a Teddy Bear rubbing simulator!



Cheezy said:

I actually downloaded the 2 Animal Crossing things for kicks. Still don't know why these aren't free when the moving memo is...could've been much more.



KnucklesSonic8 said:

@warioswoods: I'm the ONLY one?! You serious? SO not true. When Siliconera was allowed to compile a list of games people want and send them to Hudson, SOOOO many asked for Mario Party 1-3. I want to see them on the VC badly as I am a huge fan of Mario Party series and I've never tried 3 and I've heard it's the best one.

Tower Toppler is as challenging and fun as I thought it would be. My first C64 purchase and I'm lovin' it.

Did anyone get Penguin and Friends yet?



tyrrok said:

I loved mario party 1 and 2 and would download either one of those if they came! Patiently waiting again.



KnucklesSonic8 said:

Yes. Another supporter. I've been playing the original in the past few weeks, actually. I'm not 100% sure if I'd get the first, but 2 and 3 are absolute must-buys! They're some of the top entries on my big VC Wishlist.



Knux said:

I would buy any of the N64 Mario Party games if any of them came to the VC.



Jolted85 said:

I'm glad ninty is supporting the C64, I just wish we could get some more arcade games like Japan is getting



owen1 said:

I imagine that nintendo just want to ride this boat for a long as possible. Of course its just a calculator but kids out there are gonna loooove it to death.



KnucklesSonic8 said:

@Corbie: You too? Sweet!

I beat the first tower in Tower Toppler today (no help or anything, just perseverance). I arrived at the second tower and died almost instantly with traps I wasn't expecting.



City_Of_Delusion said:

Let's just say that these DSiWare "games" are shovelware of the highest order, I won't hold out for the Penguins game and we're (i.e. PAL region) probably get Super Mario Kart, Pilotwings and Beetle Adventure Racing first.



tyrrok said:

Good to see the support for mario party. Lets hope Nintendo is listening!



crossmr said:

God this is terrible. What is with this 1 VC garbage they have going on? They have so many systems now at the current rate, it would take over 100 years to release to release everything on all the systems or even longer.
It honestly cannot be taking them this long to prepare these games..
with roms being so prolific on the web they're not doing themselves any favors by dragging this out for so long.



evilralfwiggum said:

Good to see another C64 game, not really interested in that one though... Maybe the next C64 game will charm my waters.

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