Nintendo Download: 14th February 2011 (North America)

From Redmond with love

According to corporate thinking, today's the day you're supposed to show your special somebody how much you love them. That seems to be the thinking behind this week's Nintendo Download too, with the Big N showering you with the gaming equivalent of chocolate, roses and a Hugh Grant movie.

WiiWare

Pucca's Kisses Game (BigBen Interactive, 500pts) – A sweet platformer where the titular girl has to achieve her goal of kissing a ninja; it's that simple. Our Pucca's Kisses Game review chases after the ninja of information and plants a sloppy kiss of objective opinion on its cheek.

WiiWare Demos

Chronos Twins DX (EnjoyUp Games) – American gamers get to try out EnjoyUp's split-screen platform puzzler before putting down 1000 Points, so try out the trial and give our Chronos Twins DX review a once-over to flesh out your thoughts too.

chick chick BOOM (tons of bits) – An action game where two teams of chicks beat each other up, this is a charming title that's well worth trying out. Our chick chick BOOM review will answer any leftover questions.

DSiWare

Treasure Hunter X (Agetec Inc., 500pts) – Explore creature-infested caverns as Tyrol the treasure hunter, searching for lost fortunes to win the heart of the woman of his dreams. A clever satire on the commercialism of Valentine's Day or a damning indictment of the material instincts that drives modern relationships, we'll chip away at a review and have the full verdict for you this week.

Oscar in Toyland 2 (Virtual Playground, 500pts) – You know you're in for a wild ride when the press release uses the word "zany", but this mediocre follow-up to the run-of-the-mill original is anything but zany. Our Oscar in Toyland 2 review explains more.

Panda Craze (TiK Games LLC, 500pts) – Control a panda called Tik-Ling who must collect magical lanterns to unlock portals to new worlds. A simulation of bamboo-eating it's not, but it could be a decent title, so stay tuned for our review later this week.

The Valentine's press release below comes from an anonymous admirer.

NINTENDO DOWNLOAD: LOVE IS A MANY DOWNLOADED THING

Feb. 14, 2011

Not even the Wii™ Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi™ Shop are immune to the spellbinding forces of Valentine's Day. You'll find unlikely hints of romance creeping into the WiiWare™ service with Pucca's kisses game, featuring a sweet heroine who's smitten with a wily ninja. Love is also in the air on the Nintendo DSiWare™ service as the hero of Treasure Hunter X pursues precious artifacts in hopes of winning a woman's heart. Wii owners with a fear of commitment will be pleased to find a pair of dreamy diversions among this week's downloadable offerings: Demo versions of chick chick BOOM and Chronos Twins DX are now available for zero Wii Points™.

WiiWare

Pucca's kisses game
Publisher: Bigben Interactive
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Pucca has one great dream in her life: to kiss the sweet and tender Garu, a little ninja who hasn't the slightest desire to do so. But Pucca is a young lady who is as much in love as she is stubborn in her pursuit of Garu – she is truly determined to cover him with kisses. Pucca's kisses game is a fun-filled and interactive cartoon that will enable you to pause the episode whenever Pucca faces an obstacle or is in danger. Help her overcome each challenge before heading out once again in pursuit of her beloved Garu.

chick chick BOOM (demo version)
Publisher: tons of bits
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 800 Wii Points
Description: Five chicks on your side, five chicks on the other … BOOM! In chick chick BOOM, you can throw pianos, pink elephants and sumo chicks or summon slimy giant jellyfish and UFOs. Draw lines in the arena to defend against your opponent's attacks. The real skill lies in your use of ink, creativity and timing. Extra help is provided by a corncob and a piñata. Play on your own or with friends, as a team or against each other. To keep things interesting, there are various game modes and different arenas, each with its own special attack.

Chronos Twins DX (demo version)
Publisher: EnjoyUp Games
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Animated Blood, Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 1,000 Wii Points
Description: Enter the original world of Chronos Twins DX to experience a fantastic adventure filled with innovative ideas. Thanks to its Dual Gameplay game system, you'll be able to control Nec in two temporal scenarios at the same time. Chronos Twins DX mixes action, platforms, adventure and puzzles that will challenge your intelligence and skill.

Note: Some demo versions do not support all game features, and players cannot save their in-game progress in demo versions.

Nintendo DSiWare

Treasure Hunter X
Publisher: Agetec, Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: The risk is great and the rewards are even greater. Many untouched caverns still exist in the world, just waiting for someone brave enough to explore them. Within them lie vast troves of treasure and rare artifacts. As Tyrol the treasure hunter, you must collect treasures and escape from the caverns. Be warned: There are creatures lurking in the depths of the caverns, and the element of nature is against you. Use your pickaxe wisely so you don't get trapped and lost forever within the darkness of the caverns. Can Tyrol collect enough treasure in order to win the heart of the woman he loves?

Oscar in Toyland 2
Publisher: Virtual Playground
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Oscar is back with more zany, nonstop action in seven exciting new worlds: All Star Sports World, World of Toys, Blox World, Water World, Old Time Toys, Travel Town and Mech World. Your mission is to swim, fly and run through these worlds collecting baby Oscars that have been scattered throughout the levels. You're armed with your secret weapon: a yo-yo that you can use to swing from platform to platform and zap nasty enemies in some of the craziest levels you'll ever play.

Panda Craze
Publisher: TikGames, LLC
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Guide Tik-Ling the panda through caves, forests, mountains and deserts on the way to her home, the bamboo forest. The concept is simple: Collect all of the magical lanterns in each level to unlock a magic portal to the next level. Getting to the lanterns without getting stuck, however, isn't so simple. Dig, drill and blast your way through ice and rock in this epic puzzle adventure. Enjoy 150 challenging puzzle-platform levels. Accumulate new abilities and tools as you progress through the game.