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Nintendo Download: 27th August (Europe)

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

A slightly lower amount of releases this time

It's the first time in a few weeks that Europe has to make do without a new Virtual Console game, but you can't really complain too much: we've had some great titles recently and we'll be getting another game in the form of Samurai Shodown III next week. Hopefully an excellent WiiWare platformer and some other stuff will tide you over until then.

WiiWare

And Yet It Moves (1000pts, Broken Rules) – A fairly unique platformer previously released on PC, in which the main gameplay mechanic is being able to freely rotate the world to get around more easily. This WiiWare version features extra levels and much smoother controls, which you can read all about in our And Yet It Moves review.

Tales of Elastic Boy: Mission 1 (600pts, Lexis Numerique) – Also a platformer, by the creators of the PooYoos games. Pretty much nothing was revealed about this title until a few days ago, so we're going into this one without knowing a lot about what to expect. We'll have a review for you soon.

DSiWare

Where's Wally? Travel Pack 1 (500pts, Ludia Inc) – Announced almost a year ago, this seems to be not much more than a portable, virtual version of the Where's Wally/Waldo books most people are familiar with, requiring you to locate the titular character somewhere within a large image. We should have a review in the next few days.

myNotebook: Carbon and Pearl (500pts, Nnooo) – The first two out of three new iterations of Nnooo's notebook application, which feature more pages and features than the previous set of three. For those in desperate need of a digital notebook, it's pretty good, and more worth it than the older titles. Read our myNotebook: Carbon, Pearl and Tan review to find out why.

No official press release again this week, at least, not on time! Will you be getting any of these four (or technically, five) games?

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User Comments (25)

TKOWL

#2

TKOWL said:

@Xkhaoz Whe already got a Where's Waldo game a while ago for the DS.
(To all European readers, Waldo is the American version of Wally.)

Bass_X0

#3

Bass_X0 said:

What no VC game this week? The VC is dying! We must petition to save it in Europe! :-p But seriously, I am quite looking forward to downloading Samurai Shodown III next week.

Sneaker13

#4

Sneaker13 said:

Playing And Yet It Moves right, pretty cool game. Curious about Tales of Elastic Boy. Liked the trailer.

Tar

#5

Tar said:

Shudders at the wheres waldo, because recently reading something that ended up being a screamer, by recently, I was on knowyourmeme about 4 seconds ago.

theblackdragonAdmin

#9

theblackdragon said:

I guess it's a cutesy name for Waldo, lol...

edit: hahaha, apparently Wally came first. He's 'Charlie' in France, 'Hetti' in India, 'Walter' in Germany, 'Hugo' in Sweden, and a few other names (including our Waldo)... most countries got Wally though :3

Bass_X0

#10

Bass_X0 said:

whats wrong with Wally? its a name. its been used in America (although of the top of my head, I can only think of Pokemon's Wally)

Akirih

#13

Akirih said:

Nothing special this week >.< Nothing that call's for me in this DSiWare releases.
Also I don't buy WiiWare so im not getting nothing =(

Bankai

#14

Bankai said:

I like how the Americans immediately assume that just because it's called Waldo over there, it must be so everywhere else, otherwise it's funny.

The irony being the American version of English is the mutated one :P

Anyway, just downloaded Where's Wally (sorry, Waldo). It's awesome fun. Just like the hours I spent looking all over the Wally books as a kid.

I do wish there was an untimed mode, though. Part of the appeal of Wally books is the insane things that goes on in the pictures. When you're hurrying to find stuff, you don't get to enjoy that so much.

Minor criticism there, though. Ludia's almost as bad as Gameloft, but this time they got it right - best hidden-object style game on the DSiWare (and I enjoyed Jack the Ripper greatly)

JuneBelle

#15

JuneBelle said:

@WaltzElf
Um.....Have you seen old English? Every iteration of English spoken today has mutated. It's just so very different in so many ways. Frankly, English is a severely mutated version of German.

theblackdragonAdmin

#16

theblackdragon said:

@WaltzElf: No... the irony is an Australian trying to tell the Americans that the English they [the Americans] speak today is 'the mutated one'. The pot and the kettle, dude. :3

Bensei

#17

Bensei said:

NoE already had a release open to all it on their website on wednesday. Taht's probably why their's no press release...

LuWiiGi

#18

LuWiiGi said:

Not bad for WiiWare, but as I only have a DSi (for now) it looks like there's nothing for me this week. Oh well, there are still other DSiWare games on my wishlist. AYIM looks fun.

edhe

#19

edhe said:

I don't really care for any of the downloads available this week. But that's not to say there aren't games on the service I don't have my eye on - namely Rage of the Gladiator, Tomena Sammer (and/or), Bit.trip Runner a Gradius game and a few more. I'm only really waiting for Cave Story, La Mulana (Not yet released in NA, so will it take an additional year to reach R.O.W) and Shantae.

They've even stopped releasing Big Name games for WarioWare. It would have been nice to see some games from some European developers.

And where the heck is Cave Story!

Lotice-Paladin

#21

Lotice-Paladin said:

Somewhat surprised that they'll be releasing Samurai Shodown 3 next week...since apparently 2 is the best.

A better option would to release Metal Slug 2/3 or whatever is in line for the next release to replace X.

Bankai

#22

Bankai said:

@theblackdragon touche :P Still, at least we don't put 'z's into everything we spell that should have an 's'

@JuneBelle, if you want to play that game, every language from that part of the world (Spanish, French, Italian, German, English, etc) all comes from latin roots.

But in reality, American English is the most recent mutation. U.K English (and the way we Australians spell and write, if not necessarily speak) has been around a lot longer, and it was the Americans that made a conscious decision to do something different to the UK.

Anyway, that lesson in history aside, I was merely making a joke at the very American-centric view that mant Americans have of the world - in this case that there can only be one correct spelling of 'Wally"

The game is still awesome, BTW. Anyone who says "nothing in it for me this week" really needs to go and play this one. Worth every point of the 500.

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