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Review: Jewel Keepers: Easter Island (DSiWare)

Jewel Keepers: Easter Island (DSiWare)

Semi-precious stones

No one knows what it is that makes match-three puzzle games so fun and addictive to play, but it’s unavoidable. Wherever you turn, match-three puzzles exist, and it’s clear that DSiWare is no exception to that rule. With games such as Bejeweled Twist and Ikibago already available, Jewel Keepers: Easter Island is in good...

News: Your Free Antipole Soundtrack Awaits

Your Free Antipole Soundtrack Awaits

Game out this Thursday

Antipole is ready for release in North America this Thursday, and to get you in the mood Saturnine Games has released the game's soundtrack for free via its website. The nine-track aural accompaniment was composed by Cosmos X2 musician Zack Parrish, with tracks ranging from retro tunes to pieces like You Think You're Tough? that combine rock, choral and orchestral..

Review: Make Up & Style (DSiWare)

Make Up & Style (DSiWare)

Shaky foundation

Looking good is hard work. For those who want to learn or just enjoy playing around with lipstick and powder comes Make Up & Style, attempting a fun and informative take on facial beautification. But is this title good enough to make you blush, or is it only the eye-shadow of a good game? While Beauty Academy went for a...

Review: Farm Frenzy (DSiWare)

Farm Frenzy (DSiWare)

Cock-a-doodle-don't

Running a farm is hard work – there are animals to feed, goose eggs to collect and bears to capture and sell to market. Such is the setting of Farm Frenzy, an agricultural time and resource management adventure. But is this a prize pig or should it be put out to pasture? The small, symbiotic playing field divides between animals, buildings and your well, storehouse and truck..

Nintendo Download: 14th July 2011 (Europe)

14th July 2011 (Europe)

Will you pick up Picross?

North America is revelling in a delight of digital downloads today, but let's see what European Nintendo fans can spend those funds on this week. 3DS Virtual ConsoleMario's Picross (Game Boy, Nintendo, £3.60/€4) — Mario's first foray into the world of picture crosswords, this is developed by Jupiter, the team behind Picross on DS so certainly has quality going for it..

Nintendo Download: 14th July 2011 (North America)

14th July 2011 (North America)

Pixels and Netflix!

3DS gets its first "proper" downloadable application today in the very red form of Netflix. If you want something just a bit more interactive, there's plenty of new games to download too, as you'll read in the beautifully formatted list below. 3DS eShopNetflix (free) — The streaming video app comes to 3DS, and is free for any Netflix members on an unlimited streaming..

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..