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Nintendo Download: 4th February 2011 (Europe)

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

DSiWare abound

It's another clearly DSiWare-oriented week this time, with four new titles released on the service. WiiWare and Virtual Console only get one game each, along with another WiiWare demo.


Pucca's Kisses Game (Bigben Interactive, 1000pts) – What seems to be a platformer game, based on the surprisingly popular franchise which has its own animated series and tons of merchandise, we'll have a look and see if it's worth your money or not.

WiiWare Demos

Racers' Islands: Crazy Racers (Zallag) – A Mario Kart-esque racer, we unfortunately didn't think too highly of it in our Racers' Islands: Crazy Racers review, but now you also have a demo to try out for yourself.

Virtual Console

S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team (NES, Natsume, 600pts) – Originally released in Europe as Action in New York, this is another victim of the "fake import" moniker, as we've been given the North American version in exchange for a price increase of 100 points. We'll have a review soon.


Animal Boxing (Gammick Entertainment, 800pts) – Exactly as it says on the tin, this is a boxing game starring animals. While Gammick has produced some good titles for DSiWare, we didn't think this was one of them! Read more in our Animal Boxing review.

Digger Dan & Kaboom (Virtual Playground, 500pts) – Ignore the strange concept art and graphics, and this is a shockingly entertaining puzzle game, able to take on some of the best DSiWare has to offer. You can see what we thought in our Digger Dan & Kaboom review.

Glory Days - Tactical Defense (odenis studio, 200pts) – An overhead strategy game which is somewhat similar to Pop Island in looks only, it doesn't quite reach the level of the developer's other games, but still manages to be quite fun. You can read our Glory Days - Tactical Defense review for the lowdown.

Gold Fever (Tik Games, 500pts) – The only truly "new" DSiWare title this week, we can't really say we know anything about this title. We'll try to get a review to you ASAP.

So, will you be spending any money on this week's releases?

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User Comments (29)



StarBoy91 said:

I'm still reminded of Forgotten Worlds whenever I see the screenshots of that game.



Rockmirth said:

next week will be ALOT better then this! fun to see SCAT though i remember that from my childhood



bboy2970 said:

I'm actually really interested in seeing more on the Pucca game. Looks like it could actually be a sleeper hit.



MeloMan said:

I missed SCAT the first go around on NES. What is the game like? Can't wait for the review.



WaveGhoul said:

I'm pretty sure I played SCAT on the Commodre 64 back in the day and based on what I played it was actually pretty decent. Not sure how well it holds up though...



cornishlee said:

@ MrMagpie

My thoughts too. We're in February, I seem to remember it's usually about this time of year.



KeeperBvK said:

The Hanabi concept has long been abandoned with imports just coming in like any other game. See Final Fantasy for example...



Rensch said:

It's just plain evil how they abuse the obscurity of certian games to charge us more for the US version.



Kelvin said:

@Waveboy, SCAT was not released on the C64, but you may be thinking of the Capcom game Forgotten Worlds, which was available. The Mega Drive version of Forgotten Worlds has also been released on Virtual Console.



Omega said:

S.C.A.T totally reminds me off Forgotten Worlds, like Starboy91 already said. It looks a bit like Contra too. And a bit like 80's sci-fi movies. And the names of the main characters are Arnold and Sigourney. Haha.



That_Guy_from_Faxana said:

SCAT rocks, I sure hope they kept the legally questionable names "Arnold" and "Sigourny" for the main characters! So much more awesome than the new names in Action in New York.



Sneaker13 said:

Might be interested in S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team, need a review for it. Same for Pucca's Kisses Game. I think it might be a pretty good platformer with elements of LostWinds and NyxQuest. Didn't like the Racers' Islands: Crazy Racers demo at all.



Bass_X0 said:

Finally downloaded Trials & Tribulations yesterday. Had it on DS, sold it for £12 then paid £7 for it. I had a gap on my Wii Channels where it was supposed to go (in the same column as the other two Phoenix Wright games I downloaded already) that I kept wanting to be filled. Nothing for me this week, not even played the demo yet. More NES games is cool though.




Poor week. Will download the demo for the sake of it. Will be downloading Lit after a successful demo play. Haven't downloaded ANY games based on demos except Cave Story, FFCC MLADL and now Lit!



Bass_X0 said:

Crazy Racers is worse than I expected. Its literally unplayable. Its way too easy to crash.



BulbasaurusRex said:

@16 Don't worry. There are no legal issues with using just first names of real people. You could create a video game talk show host named Oprah or Phil and be fine as long as it didn't look like the real Oprah or Dr. Phil or have any other unique references to them.



SwerdMurd said:

.........pretty sure that game's called scat.

You don't need to make a poop joke. All you need to to is say the game's title, then sigh while shaking your head.

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