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Review: Puzzle Fever (DSiWare)

Puzzle Fever (DSiWare)

Don't catch it

Cast your mind back a few months to the launch of Ubongo on DSiWare. In that instance, Korner Entertainment took a popular board game and turned it into a mediocre puzzle/board game; here, Korner has removed the board game licence, the story and the gem-grabbing puzzle mode to reduce the package right down to its barebones. Is it...

News: Free Buy-In for Our Ante Up: Texas Hold'em DSiWare Competition (North America)

Free Buy-In for Our Ante Up: Texas Hold'em DSiWare Competition (North America)

Five copies up for grabs

Ante Up: Texas Hold'em is one of the better poker games available on DSiWare, and now we have five copies of the game to give away to DSi owners in North America, coinciding with the happening-right-now World Series of Poker. If you want to win the game, be sure to follow MonkeyPaw Games on Twitter and follow Nintendo Life too. Done that? Now just leave a comment on this..

News: Flip Over Antipole on 21st July

Flip Over Antipole on 21st July

500pts for puzzle platformer

After shooter Cosmos X2, Saturnine Games is ready to release its second DSiWare game. Antipole, next week. The gravity-bending platform puzzle game will reach DSiWare in North America on 21st July and sell for 500 Points. Saturnine also sent over the launch trailer below, so check it out and pop back after the 21st for our in-depth review. Saturnine also informed us..

Review: Roller Angels (DSiWare)

Roller Angels (DSiWare)

Angelic

Roller Angels doesn't know what it wants to be; it's torn between Canabalt's forward-moving platforming action, Jet Grind Radio's alt-rock rebelliousness and de Blob's sense of beautification, without really committing fully to any one of them. Maybe that's a good thing. Yes, it lacks the first's pitch-perfect mechanics, the middle one's...

News: Warning: Deranged Rodent DSiWare Coming This Summer

Warning: Deranged Rodent DSiWare Coming This Summer

Get prepared with these Crazy Hamster screenshots and trailer

Man has always loved his hamsters. But what happens when those hamsters say "No more"? You help them navigate their world without dying, of course. The new DSiWare title Crazy Hamster from Gamelion, creators of Furry Legends, sees you build ladders and bridges, extinguish fires, change the slant of the land and more to keep the..

Review: The Lost Town - The Dust (DSiWare)

The Lost Town - The Dust (DSiWare)

Diamond in the Dust

Quite a few attempts have been made at producing a good DSiWare action RPG by now. Some of these games turned out to be top-notch, and others not so much. Thankfully, The Lost Town - The Dust falls into the category of games that are definitely worth their weight in Nintendo Points. This lengthily titled action RPG combines...

News: Amoebattle Featured in Indie Showcase Top Ten

Amoebattle Featured in Indie Showcase Top Ten

Only Nintendo game nominated

Real-time strategy game Amoebattle is evolving onto DSiWare later this year, and it's already lined up in a high-profile indie games showcase this month. The Develop Expo's Indie Showcase highlights the best independent studios in the world, with Intrinsic Games featuring alongside nine other teams. Amoebattle is also the only game developed for a Nintendo platform to..

Nintendo Download: 7th July 2011 (North America)

7th July 2011 (North America)

A strong week?

Another one-two punch of 3DS Virtual Console games this week, as well as a mixed bag of DSiWare and a little musical entertainment on WiiWare. Let's do this. 3DS Virtual ConsoleFortified Zone (Jaleco, Game Boy, $2.99) — Guide a male and female soldier through the fortified zone in this top-down shooter. It may not be the most well-known game from the Game Boy era, but we'll give it..

Nintendo Download: 7th July 2011 (Europe)

7th July 2011 (Europe)

A double 3DS delight

Frustrated that Japan is getting all the 3DS Virtual Console games before Europe? The comeback starts here, with two games released on the portable's download retro service this week, as well as a pair of DSiWare games and even a WiiWare adventure too. Read on. 3DS Virtual ConsoleFortified Zone (Jaleco, €3/£2.70) — A spot of run-and-gun action in this third-party 3DS..

Review: Moto eXtreme (DSiWare)

Moto eXtreme (DSiWare)

Motorcycle platforming?

Motorcycle racing games have long been a staple of video gaming over the years, and while we've seen some extremely unique gameplay ideas injected into them, there's probably never been one quite like Moto eXtreme. Rather than stick to the traditional racing action, developer Chillingo has instead crafted a motorcycle...

Review: Successfully Learning German: Year 3 (DSiWare)

Successfully Learning German: Year 3 (DSiWare)

Freddy is back, and tougher than ever

It’s another week and another Successfully Learning title from edutainment specialists Tivola. This relentless schedule of language learning titles on DSiWare continues with Successfully Learning German: Year 3. Young German speakers are once again led to the classroom by the smiling and freckled vampire mascot, promising a unique combination of fun and..

Review: Hearts Spades Euchre (DSiWare)

Hearts Spades Euchre (DSiWare)

A game with a lot of heart

Card enthusiasts searching for quick and casual DSiWare fun are in luck with Hearts Spades Euchre from Cosmigo, the same company that brought us the surprisingly high-quality 505 Tangram. The studio returns here with another above average title with a modest, to-the-point name that risks seeing potential customers underestimate it and pass it by. But don't sell this..

News: Submit Your Amoebattle Questions for Intrinsic Games

Submit Your Amoebattle Questions for Intrinsic Games

Get DSiWare RTS answers

Amoebattle for DSiWare isn't your average DSiWare game: it's not a puzzler or a card game, it's a real-time strategy played on a molecular level. Coming from Intrinsic Games, the team behind the pretty good Divergent Shift, Amoebattle puts you in charge of a squad of single-celled organisms fighting off an infection. We'll be interviewing Intrinsic Games about the game and..

Review: Boardwalk Ball Toss (DSiWare)

Boardwalk Ball Toss (DSiWare)

Not quite as big a rip-off as the real thing

For as long as humans have stacked milk bottles in pyramid formations, people have yearned to topple them. Salvation for these individuals came by way of the carnival – but what's a toppling enthusiast to do on the walk home, or on the bus the next day? Enter Boardwalk Ball Toss, the perfect solution for such a predicament. It comes to us from..

Nintendo Download: 30th June 2011 (North America)

30th June 2011 (North America)

This doesn't suck

Long-awaited Virtual Console games are where it's at today, with Wii and 3DS both receiving quality titles just in time for July. Wii Virtual Console: Final Fantasy III (Super NES, 800pts) — The wait is finally over as another 16-bit Square epic reaches Virtual Console in North America. Check out our Final Fantasy III review to...

Nintendo Download: 30th June 2011 (Europe)

30th June 2011 (Europe)

A dreamy download

This week it's fairies, vampires and dreams on the European Nintendo Download, including the first outing of a famous and beloved mascot from the Big N. What games are you dreaming of downloading? 3DS Virtual Console: Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy, UK: £3.60, EU: €4) — Kirby floats onto the 3DS with his first dreamy adventure,...

Review: Just Sing! 80s Collection (DSiWare)

Just Sing! 80s Collection (DSiWare)

Shoulder pads and mullets optional

DSiWare has seen some glorious titles since its launch, but for wannabe pop stars, there's been something missing. Stepping forward is DTP Entertainment, filling the void in the DSiWare catalogue with Just Sing! 80’s Collection. Time to get busy with the hairspray, dig out those old shoulder pads and return to the golden age of synth music. This is the fourth..

News: Flipper 2 Trailer Released

Flipper 2 Trailer Released

Don't forget to flush!

For those of you out there who've been anxiously awaiting news on Goodbye Galaxy Games' Flipper sequel, have we got some great news for you. Developer Hugo Smits has just released the brand new trailer for Flipper 2: Flush the Goldfish and it's chock full of gameplay and wacky humor. Smits also promises more information in the coming weeks, along with a few other goodies..

Review: Pro Jumper! Guilty Gear Tangent!? (DSiWare)

Pro Jumper! Guilty Gear Tangent!? (DSiWare)

There is no tagline for a title like that

If you’ve never been confused by a video game’s title, now’s your chance! With all of its punctuation and absurdity, Pro Jumper! Guilty Gear Tangent!? is easily one of the most interesting titles on the DSiWare service. As the name suggests, this is a spin-off of the Guilty Gear series of fighting games, but it strays pretty far from the franchise’s..

Review: Stratego: Next Edition (DSiWare)

Stratego: Next Edition (DSiWare)

Stratego on the go

Ah, Stratego. A game with rules so simple you'll understand them fully the first time you play, and yet so open to strategy and cleverness that you'll never play the same game twice. With its fast setup and addictive play style, it's the kind of game you find yourself playing twenty rounds of when you only wanted to play one or two. The fact that the board game is a stone-cold..