Nintendo Download: August 23rd (North America)

Anticipated games arrive and the Virtual Console returns!

With Rytmik, And Yet It Moves and Ufouria: The Saga all in one day, this week's download fares better than previous outings. The debut of the G.G Series, a classic puzzle game and farming on the go round out this week's line-up.

WiiWare

And Yet It Moves (1000pts, Broken Rules) – This paper-based puzzle platformer is certainly one of the quirkier games to reached WiiWare, and that's saying something. Based on rotating the game world to succeed, it's got an aesthetic style all its own and gameplay we enjoyed in our And Yet It Moves First Impressions from earlier this year. We'll have a full review soon.

DSiWare

Rytmik (800pts, Cinemax Games) – This powerful pocket studio has been out in Europe for some time, and now North American musicians can lay down their own beats wherever they are. You can read our Rytmik review to find out why this is the DSi's top music package.

My Farm (200pts, BiP Media) – Are there enough farming games these days? No, no there are not. Here comes BiP Media with My Farm, a game that starts you out with just a few coins and some land and charges you with turning it into an agricultural empire. With the ability to customise your animals combined with the thrill of farming, we'll review this one in the coming days.

Absolute Reversi (200pts, Tasuke) – From the makers of Absolute Brickbuster and Absolute Chess, Absolute Reversi does everything it says on the tin, offering a portable version of the classic black-and-white board game that isn't chess. With a range of opponents, a Challenge mode and Download Play, we'll have a review of DSiWare's first Reversi game in the near future.

G.G Series Ninja Karakuri Den (200pts, Genterprise Inc.) – Many gamers dream of becoming ninja, so this long-awaited debut for the G.G Series should find an audience with ease. Have a read of our G.G Series Ninja Karakuri Den First Impressions of the Japanese version and expect our review to ninja stealth from the shadows when you least expect it. Or sometime this week.

Virtual Console

Ufouria: The Saga (600pts, Sunsoft) – A cutesy platformer with a little dash of Metroid thrown in for good measure, this may not be an all-time classic but it's certainly better than nothing. Have a read of our Ufouria: The Saga review for more on Bop-Louie and friends.

NINTENDO DOWNLOAD: PAPER WORLDS AND INFECTIOUS RHYTHMS DRIVE NEW NINTENDO DOWNLOADS

Aug. 23, 2010
Rules are made to be broken - or at least bent a little, right? This week, the latest downloadable games for the Wii™ and Nintendo DSi™ systems offer some fun ways to defy convention. The award-winning And Yet It Moves for the WiiWare™ service invites players to mess with the laws of physics and turn their worlds upside-down. In the imported NES™ classic UFROURIA™: THE SAGA, you'll need to switch between characters and do whatever it takes to complete a challenging quest. On the Nintendo DSiWare™ service, Rytmik lets you create your own musical compositions, while G.G Series NINJA KARAKURI DEN lets you play by your own rules as a stealthy ninja. If there's one rule you shouldn't break while using Nintendo systems, it's this one: Have a blast!

WiiWare

And Yet It Moves
Publisher: Broken Rules
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Violence
Price: 1,000 Wii Points™
Description: And Yet It Moves is an award-winning, physics-based platform game in which players run and jump through a world made of paper. To aid in completing its twisted, mind-bending levels, you possess the unique ability to rotate the world at will. Walls become floors, slides become platforms - but a harmless pile of rocks becomes a hazardous threat when turned upside-down. Use the Wii Remote™ controller like a magic wand to tilt the world. Explore beautifully crafted environments. Survive 20 challenging levels filled with strange creatures, traps and puzzles. Unlock bonus levels, competitive play modes and surprising modifications that change the entire game. Turn your world upside-down with And Yet It Moves!

Virtual Console™

UFOURIA: THE SAGA
Original platform: NES
Publisher: Sunsoft
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief
Price: 600 Wii Points
Description: Join Bop Louie as he searches for three friends - Shades, Freeon Leon and Gil - to help him complete his mad scramble. It won't be easy. Brain-boggling mazes, traps and bizarre pitfalls stand in your way on the journey back to Ufouria. You'll rely on your friends to survive in this strange, changing world, and you'd better have the right powers for the strange worlds you'll encounter. As you make your trek through mystical forests, deserts and oceans, you'll need to seek out and destroy monstrous creatures every step of the way. Will you have the right powers at the right time? Don't let the mind-zapping colors and stupefying sound effects throw you off.

Nintendo DSiWare

Rytmik
Publisher: CINEMAX
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Rytmik is an application for creating rhythmical and melodic themes and composing whole songs. It contains more than 170 carefully selected sound samples of drums, cymbals, percussion, bass and melodic instruments. With Rytmik you can quickly and easily create the basic building block: an audio clip. It consists of musical notations for up to four instruments that you may transpose, select their location in the stereo field and modify their volume, polyphony and echo. You can arbitrarily combine as many as 128 clips in four tracks to create complex pieces of music. You also have a rhythm library with a varied collection of 16 pre-made compositions that can be used to help quickly compose your own pieces. For the best musical experience, we recommend connecting headphones or a quality speaker system (not included).

G.G Series NINJA KARAKURI DEN
Publisher: Genterprise Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Jump and slash as a gravity-defying ninja in this acrobatic action game. Control a jumping ninja as he fights his way through a booby-trapped mansion. When your ninja touches a platform, it will automatically disappear and he will jump, making for pretty unstable footing. But where some see obstacles, a ninja sees opportunity. You will be forced to think on your feet, push your reflexes and bend the very rules of physics to conquer your treacherous surroundings. Master the art of the dash, shuriken and sword. Be a ninja.

My Farm
Publisher: BiP media
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: My Farm is a livestock farming simulation game. At the beginning, all you own is an empty field, a few pennies and a single hen. If you feed the hen and take care of it, she will lay eggs that can be sold. With this money, you can buy new animals at the Farmers' Market and purchase equipment from the shopkeeper. Little by little, as your farm builds up, you will unlock bonuses including a wind turbine, rooster, guard dog and tractor. You will be able to exchange your animals with your friends who play My Farm or My Exotic Farm. There are six kinds of animals to customize, many farm improvements to buy and bonuses to collect.

Absolute Reversi
Publisher: Tasuke
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: This reversi game is for all players at any level. Absolute Reversi takes the classic strategy game and updates it for the 21st century with three modes of play. Free Play mode lets you select one of eight characters with different abilities to play against. In Challenge mode, you are given missions to complete to advance in the game. With the third mode, you can play against a friend using DS Download Play. Additional features include a strategy guide, different ability levels and the "Assistance" function, which highlights all possible moves per turn.