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Nintendo Download: 8th April 2011 (Europe)

Posted by James Newton

One of the most unique weeks ever

WiiWare has seen some odd releases over the years — step forward Muscle March, Tomena Sanner and Fireplacing — but the bar has been raised with this week's download. Read on in astonishment.

WiiWare

Physiofun: Pelvic Floor Training (Kaasa, 1000pts) — Pelvic floor exercises are designed to help strengthen the pelvic muscles following childbirth, but have also proven to be beneficial in males to combat prostate problems, with other health benefits too. We'll be putting this game through its paces to bring you a full review next week.

Successfully Learning Mathematics: Year 5 (Tivola, 800pts) — The fourth entry in the numerically-educational series, this has taught WiiWare owners to count to 5 at least, though we can't help but feel if you haven't learnt maths successfully yet another slice of Tivola's counting game might not help. Review coming next week.

DSiWare

Trollboarder (Enjoy Gaming, 500pts) — Imagine the pitch: "a troll on a snowboard collects treasure, performing tricks to impress dragons." Who could say no? Our review in the coming days will tell you if you should say yes to Enjoy Gaming's latest DSiWare game.

3D Twist and Match (Sanuk Games, 200pts) — Twist 200 objects to match their silhouettes in this puzzler. At one object per Nintendo Point this sounds like good value, but we'll bring a more in-depth appraisal in the near future.

WiiWare Demo

Monsteca Corral: Monsters vs. Robots (Onteca, full version: 500pts) — Try this oddball but charming WiiWare title for free, letting you take your little Stompies around to collect bubbles for the AstroMaggot.. Read our Monsteca Corral: Monsters vs. Robots review for more on the full game.

RECOVER THE TREASURE OR FACE THE ANGRY DRAGONS

Check out the latest WiiWare and Nintendo DSiWare available for download this Friday!

Performing snowboarding tricks can be a testing experience at the best of times, but add in the pressure of having to recover treasure for a hoard of angry dragons and it becomes a white-knuckle ride. In Trollboarder for Nintendo DSiWare this is the challenge you are presented with. Use your snowboarding skills to win back stolen treasures and fend off the blazing dragons demanding their loot be returned.

Also on Nintendo DSiWare this week, lose yourself in complex 3D puzzles that will amaze and delight in 3D Twist & Match. Puzzling fun that will keep you entertained for hours on end.

Meanwhile, on WiiWare, train your mind and body to peak condition. With Successfully Learning Mathematics Year 5, children will be able to develop their mathematical skills and progress to the next year, whilst in Physiofun Pelvic Floor Training take part in a 30 day training regime aimed at assisting in locating and training your pelvic floor to help improve posture and general body feeling.

Nintendo DSiWare – Trollboarder (Enjoy Gaming - 500 Nintendo DSi Points)

Descend the slopes in the craziest snowboard game in history. What happens when the dragons’ treasures are stolen by goblins whilst you were in charge of watching over them? Big trouble!
With some not-so-happy dragons to answer to, you must recover all of the treasures as fast as possible by taking control of the last guardian and his snowboard in frantic races to recover the stolen treasure. Perfect your best tricks to gain favours from the dragons and discover the invisible chests to complete your task.

Nintendo DSiWare – 3D Twist & Match (Sanuk Games, 200 Nintendo DSi Points)

3D Twist & Match is easy to pick up, and within moments you will be able to learn the intuitive controls and build combos to complete the puzzles.

The aim of the game is to rotate 3D objects to match their silhouettes and challenges your spatial visualization capabilities to the limit. With 10 themes including: Beach, Halloween, Christmas, Jungle and Vehicles to explore, three game modes: Classic, Rush and Practice, three levels of difficulty and 200 objects to sort out, this game will have you hooked and coming back for more again and again.

WiiWare – Successfully Learning Mathematics Year 5 (Tivola, 800 Wii Points)

Pupils can now test themselves with a new set of exciting maths problems to solve. As with previous years, pupils will be joined by their little vampire companion, Freddy, who will be there to help if at any point students get stuck on a particularly challenging problem.

As a reward for all the hard study, new levels can be unlocked, including a funny bonus game, helping learning and play to become the perfect combination!

WiiWare – Physiofun Pelvic Floor Training (Kaasa, 1,000 Wii Points)

Pelvic Floor Training, developed with the Dr. Becker hospital, is the perfect fitness workout for women looking to do some postnatal exercise. The exercises are aimed at assisting in locating and training your pelvic floor to help improve posture and general body feeling. The comprehensive 30 day pelvic floor training scheme provides a gentle introduction and increases the training to match your preferences. The daily exercise sessions last for about 10 minutes and provide the option to create individual training plans. Sessions can be augmented with or without the support of mini-games.

WiiWare Demo* – Monsteca Corral: Monsters vs Robots (Onteca)

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User Comments (19)

Sneaker13

#2

Sneaker13 said:

Nothing for me again. But I will try out the demo for Monsteca Corral: Monsters vs. Robots. Very curious about this.

WarioFan63

#5

WarioFan63 said:

Year 5 is the fourth entry. Deceptively, the Learning Mathematics thing didn't start with Year 1. I think they've said there's only going to be four anyway. Why do I know this.

Funem

#13

Funem said:

I refuse to buy anymore DSi ware until the option to transfer it to the 3DS is enabled... roll on May

Pj1

#14

Pj1 said:

I have a 3DS, So will DSi-ware allow me to down-load them to 3DS? there are some dsi games that I'd like for my 3DS. And yesI will support 3DS VC. So I'm asking will Nintendo support DSi-ware though 3DS? Pleasde reply to me, guys?

MarkyVigoroth

#16

MarkyVigoroth said:

@1: I... suppose, hey!

...a rhinoceros in a tuxedo??? /another nosebleed/
(I have been getting quite the nosebleeds in a month...)

Insert trolling jokes related to Trollboarder here.

Zach

#17

Zach said:

It's great to see that people are utilizing the Wii as more than a gaming device, but Nintendo's failure to effectively advertise their download titles means that the intended audiences of Pelvic Floor Training and Successfully Learning Mathematics will never know about these titles, even though they might really long for a fun way to experience this stuff. It's also unfortunate that that means their publishers will be discouraged from doing more niche things like this if the sales are bad. I hope I'm proven wrong, though!

@Swerd_Murd I agree. Post of the year.

@Pj The 3DS Shop should be online in May, and at that point most DSiWare games, if not all, will be available to download. I imagine that games that utilize the DSi camera will get left behind, but who knows. I'm sure there will be plenty of DSiWare titles in production long into the future as they will be available to a wider audience than 3DSWare.

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