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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..

Review: Successfully Learning German: Year 2 (DSiWare)

Successfully Learning German: Year 2 (DSiWare)

Mein Name ist Freddy, ich bin ein Vampir

It seems that Tivola is keen to make the humble DSi the definitive language learning tool of the 21st Century. Perhaps that is an exaggeration, but Successfully Learning German: Year 2 has arrived to help young German speakers improve their language skills. Freddy the Vampire returns as the series mascot, and we’re once again led back to the classroom..

Review: Zimo: Mahjong Fanatic (DSiWare)

Zimo: Mahjong Fanatic (DSiWare)

Nah-jong

Legend has told of a Mahjong game that would stand out above the rest. This game would be different, original, and would finally bring an end to the dull and lifeless Mahjong games of the past. This game would be unlike the usual Mahjong Solitaire games that have players simply matching pairs of tiles, but would instead be like the traditional Chinese game of skill and chance. Zimo:..

Review: Delbo (DSiWare)

Delbo (DSiWare)

Turns out hell is actually pretty fun

Long, long ago, in a place no one remembers, a young maiden was praying to the heavens to bring back her lover, who had perished. All at once, she was surrounded by an infinite number of glittering crystal orbs. A voice from above called out to her, "...These crystal orbs hold the secret to your lover's...

Nintendo Download: 23rd June 2011 (Europe)

23rd June 2011 (Europe)

No Sonic in sight

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, but Europe's not getting into the spiky spirit in the eShop at least. Nintendo has just sent over the list of games you can expect to play form this weekend, so let's see what lucky European guys and girls can download. 3DS Virtual ConsoleDouble Dragon (Game Boy, €3) — Join Billy and Jimmy in this portable conversion..

Nintendo Download: 23rd June 2011 (North America)

23rd June 2011 (North America)

Anyone for Tennis?

Over in little old London, the Wimbledon Championships are ongoing, so Nintendo is looking to capitalise on it with its 3DS Virtual Console release this week. Let's see what else is available. 3DS Virtual ConsoleTennis (Game Boy, $2.99) — A simplistic but moderately enjoyable portable rendition of the sport, this should tide you over until we get the Game Boy Color version of..

News: After 1980s Valet Parking Comes 1950s Lawn Mower Kids

After 1980s Valet Parking Comes 1950s Lawn Mower Kids

We're not making this up

DSiWare's one and only valet parking game, Valet Parking 1989, certainly doesn't lack style: set in a world of big hair, shoulder pads and neon lights, it's like nothing on DSiWare. Where do you go from there? The world of grass-cutting in the 1950s, of course. 1950s Lawn Mower Kids — which we're not entirely sure isn't a joke — is the next downloadable offering from..

Review: Hidden Photo (DSiWare)

Hidden Photo (DSiWare)

Shutterbug fun, or shudder and run?

Two of today's most cherished timewasters are fun with photographs and hidden object puzzles, so it's a wonder that it's taken so long for someone to combine the two. Continuing on their recent trend of porting retail DS titles to downloadable DSiWare, Most Wanted and Subdued Games bring us Hidden Photo – but is...

News: Elite Forces: Unit 77 Getting a Re-Release on DSiWare

Elite Forces: Unit 77 Getting a Re-Release on DSiWare

Our intel from ESRB

According to a classification from the Entertainment Software Rating Board, Gammick Entertainment will be bringing an old retail release to one of Nintendo's download service. Elite Forces: Unit 77 was originally released in 2009 for the DS and it appears the publisher is hoping to bring the game to a wider audience by re-releasing it through the DSi Shop. Taken from the ESRB..

News: Pay a Visit to The Lost Town Next Thursday

Pay a Visit to The Lost Town Next Thursday

Upcoming DSiWare title dated

CIRCLE Entertainment has announced the release date of its upcoming action download title for the DSi. The publisher ― whose previous DSiWare releases include Castle Conqueror, Peg Solitaire and The Seller ― has got in touch to let us know The Lost Town - The Dust will be launching in North America on 30th June. Set in a remote town in the South American

News: Remember, the Nintendo Download is On Thursdays Now

Remember, the Nintendo Download is On Thursdays Now

Nothing out today

Those of you tuning into Nintendo Life expecting to find out what's available to download in North America today may be confused, but not to worry, we haven't given up — as of last week, the Nintendo Download has moved to Thursdays. While it was initially believed that press releases would be available on Monday to prepare for the digital store update on Thursday, we've had..

Review: Beach Party Craze (DSiWare)

Beach Party Craze (DSiWare)

Worth the day trip?

Though Diner Dash has yet to make an appearance on DSiWare, other publishers have stepped up to offer fans similar action on the platform. Alawar Entertainment is now bringing Beach Party Craze to the service, but is this PC port worth a download? The storyline in Beach Party Craze is simple, as you fill in for a friend as an attendant at a swanky beach resort. You’ll need to..

Nintendo Download: 16th June 2011 (Europe)

16th June 2011 (Europe)

What's new today?

The European Nintendo Download is now live too, so let's see what's ready and waiting for you right now. 3DS Virtual ConsoleDonkey Kong (Game Boy, UK: £3.60, EU: €4) — The classic story of a gorilla and a plumber retold once again in this Virtual Console revisitation of the game also known as Donkey Kong '94. Expect our review very shortly. DSiWareThe games below are..

Review: Crazy Cheebo: Puzzle Party (DSiWare)

Crazy Cheebo: Puzzle Party (DSiWare)

Just crazy enough to work

If there’s one thing that can certainly be said about DSiWare games, it’s this: no matter how ridiculous the name of your game is, it can be made. Proving this point with much gusto is Crazy Cheebo: Puzzle Party, the latest addition to the countless puzzle games already available on the service. But, beyond the title, is this one different and original enough to..

Review: Dreamwalker (DSiWare)

Dreamwalker (DSiWare)

A dream come true

We all know that there are plenty of puzzle games available on the DSiWare service, but every now and again one pops up that has just the right amount of charm to merit attention. Dreamwalker, the intriguing new puzzle game from Code Mystics, fits that description perfectly. From a silly concept to engaging and endearing visual and...

News: Focus on this New AfterZoom DSiWare Trailer

Focus on this New AfterZoom DSiWare Trailer

Augmented reality comes to DS

Abylight's next offering for DSiWare isn't another entry in its Music On series, but a neat augmented reality offering called AfterZoom. The studio just sent over a new trailer of the title which you'll find below. The concept is that players will use the DSi camera to hunt out microscopic organisms in everyday objects:...

News: Extreme Hangman 2 Trailer Fills in the Gaps

Extreme Hangman 2 Trailer Fills in the Gaps

From G__e_io_

Extreme Hangman was a sleeper hit for DSiWare, so when Gamelion announced Extreme Hangman 2 none were surprised. If you were keen to see more of what was on offer, here's the first trailer below. The sequel will contain over 3000 words in 14 brand new categories, alongside new animations of extreme hangman behaviour. The trailer explains more.