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Color Commando Set to Bring the Fight to DSiWare

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Goodbye Galaxy Games' DSiWare swansong

With the 3DS eShop continuing to expand, many would expect DSiWare to fade away; yet we're still seeing a steady flow of titles for the older platform, no doubt helped by the fact that they also see release on the 3DS equivalent. One of DSiWare's higher profile developers, however, is planning one last fling with the older platform, with Hugo Smits of Goodbye Galaxy Games telling us about his upcoming release Color Commando.

To be published by CIRCLE Entertainment, and with a hopeful price of 200 Nintendo Points, Smits decided to let us know in the "spur of the moment" that this is currently in the approval stage with Nintendo, which he hopes means that it'll come very soon. In this title there are paint monsters of a specific colour, and your job is to shoot them with the same colour: it sounds like a puzzler/shooter to us. Smits said we can expect more details in a website to launch tomorrow.

The indie developer also gave us a line about how this title came to be, explaining why this could be his last DSiWare game and the confectionery that made it all happen.

I also did not plan to make another DSiWare game, but my girlfriend was visiting family for a week (her family lives in Hungary – the piano stage of Flipper 2 is a homage to that). So I was all alone that week with some bags of M&Ms…what can you do?

With solid titles such as Ace Mathician and Flipper 2: Flush the Goldfish behind it, we're curious to see how this latest — and spontaneous — title from Goodbye Galaxy Games turns out.

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User Comments (14)

Spoony_Tech

#1

Spoony_Tech said:

I might be interested but until nintendo fixes it so I can have all my dsi games at the ready I just assume to not ever download another one. Unless its just that good to pass up.

Birdman

#2

Birdman said:

Hopefully this'll have some replayability to it so it makes me want to come back to it, but I'll probably wind up getting it anyway.

tigermask

#3

tigermask said:

@Tech101
Totally agree! I bought some DSi games without realising this, so I do have a game or two I must re-download every time I want to play it!

Mowzle

#4

Mowzle said:

@tigermask:You do realize you can move your DSiWare game to the SD card when you need room on 3DS Internal memory, and then move it back when you want to play it?
I just switch my games around as desired. It is a bit of an annoyance, but a lot better than re-downloading them every time.
Having said that, it is time Nintendo made DSiWare playable from the SD card. Would it be that difficult to do?

Barbiegurl777

#5

Barbiegurl777 said:

For a 2 dollar game I'll give it a go. Besides I liked Ace Mathician & Flipper 1. I never played the sequel. But the other two games are really fun & cute. So I'll probably be picking this up when it's released in the e-shop.

Happy Gaming! (^_^)

Windy

#6

Windy said:

Didn't circle publish Crystal Adventure? Now I liked it but really it felt so unfinished. hopefully this wont get the same treatment cause it looks pretty good.

grumblebuzzz

#7

grumblebuzzz said:

Nintendo could announce the next Zelda game as DSiWare and I just wouldn't be that excited. The platform is dated and filled to the brim with so much shovelware that I barely even look through the releases anymore.

rayword45

#8

rayword45 said:

I can't wait for this to be like every other Goodbye Galaxy Games title. Amazing for the brief 3 or below hours it lasts.

@HugoSmits prove me wrong. I beg of you prove me very wrong. I expect brilliance out of you. And some 3DSWare.

rayword45

#9

rayword45 said:

Oh yeah, day one buy. Even if it turns out crap, I still have no qualms over giving Hugo a slice of bread.

Retro_on_theGo

#11

Retro_on_theGo said:

HugoSmits is an awesome guy. I've only really disliked one of his DSiWare games. Looking forward to this.

theblackdragonAdmin

#12

theblackdragon said:

dang, i thought he said he wasn't going to make any more DSiWare. I'm running out of space in my 3DS system memory D:

brandonbwii

#14

brandonbwii said:

I hope this isn't the last we see of Hugo on a Nintendo platform. It would seem he's moving on to PSN. :-(

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