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Guides: 3DS eShop Update FAQ

3DS eShop Update FAQ

Everything you need to know about the 3DS eShop, internet browser and DSi transfer functionality

For those who bought their 3DS on launch day there was some disappointment. The eShop, internet browser and the ability to transfer DSiWare games and data were unavailable, promised in a ‘late May’ update. The update slid to early June, but it's...

Review: Puzzle Rocks (DSiWare)

Puzzle Rocks (DSiWare)

Puzzles rock

Cinemax has seen both highs and lows on DSiWare — its Rytmik games have proven to be excellent composition tools, but games like Snakenoid, a bizarre mix of Snake and Arkanoid have missed the mark. Puzzle Rocks is a puzzle game, but we're not quite sure it's really similar to anything else, except maybe Connect Four. It's one of very...

Review: B Team - Episode 1: Dust & Steel (DSiWare)

B Team - Episode 1: Dust & Steel (DSiWare)

Run and gun and not so fun

Run-’n-gun shooters usually wind up one of three ways: either they’re totally crazy awesome with intense action, really really boring, or rock-solid efforts that do no real wrong but regardless fail to spark much of anything in players. B Team - Episode 1: Dust & Steel is the heart-breaking latter kind of game. It isn’t that there is no fun to be had, as this..

News: Zelda: Four Swords to Be a Free DSiWare Game in September

Zelda: Four Swords to Be a Free DSiWare Game in September

Rejoice!

Nintendo just announced as part of its Zelda: 25th Anniversary package the release of Legend of Zelda: Four Swords for DSiWare in September this year. The four-player game will be a free download to all DSiWare users, presumably meaning it'll be available for nothing in the 3DS eShop too. Are you excited about playing more Zelda: Four Swords on DSiWare?

Review: House, M.D. - Episode 1: Globetrotting (DSiWare)

House, M.D. - Episode 1: Globetrotting (DSiWare)

The doctor is out

Everyone’s favourite sharp-tongued, cane-wielding, drug-addicted TV doctor has finally arrived on DSiWare in House, M.D. – Globetrotting Episode 1. In this game it is your job to join the medical team at Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital and uncover the truth behind a mysterious ailment afflicting an elderly television host. Through a series of medical procedures and patient..

Nintendo Download: 6th June 2011 (North America)

6th June 2011 (North America)

Picture dungeons and puzzles abound

The pre-E3 Nintendo Download is here, and there's not much to crow about for Nintendo's existing downloadable offerings; a handful of titles on DSiWare and a single WiiWare game are here to tide you over until the 3DS eShop update hits in the next 24 hours. WiiWareUbongo (Korner Entertainment, 800pts) — A disappointing version of the popular board game, this..

Nintendo Download: 3rd June 2011 (Europe)

3rd June 2011 (Europe)

Yard sales, restaurants and rocks

Not many surprises today, with just one new WiiWare game two DSiWare titles. There's no Virtual Console game, perhaps because we got one two weeks in a row a while back? Here's what you can grab this week. WiiWareYard Sale Hidden Treasures: Sunnyville (Konami, 500pts) — Another hidden object puzzle game, it's pretty much exactly what you'd think it would be. It..

News: These DSiWare Games Cannot Be Moved to 3DS

These DSiWare Games Cannot Be Moved to 3DS

Leaving old friends behind

Update: Nintendo has released an official list of the 11 DSiWare games that cannot be moved to 3DS, superseding this list. Original post: Nintendo always maintained that "most" DSiWare games would be transferable to the 3DS, but naturally not all have made the grade. According to IGN, these are the 19 games...

Review: Successfully Learning English: Year 5 (DSiWare)

Successfully Learning English: Year 5 (DSiWare)

Saved by the bell…

Tivola’s campaign to help young DSi owners master the English language has reached its finale, with Successfully Learning English: Year 5 bringing the series to a close. It’s time to pack up your pencil cases, give the teacher a farewell gift – if you’re a gold-star student – and take your new English language skills into the big, bad world. For those who have..

News: Intrinsic Unveils Real Time Strategy Amoebattle for DSiWare

Intrinsic Unveils Real Time Strategy Amoebattle for DSiWare

Gene-ius?

You can count the number of interesting looking games coming to DSiWare on your fingers, but it might be time to break out a toe as Intrinsic Games announces Amoebattle coming to the download service later this year. The team behind Divergent Shift is bringing a new real-time strategy title to DSi, putting you in charge of an army of single-celled organisms to defeat an evil (presumably)..

News: Mario and Link Make eShop Cards Look Good

Mario and Link Make eShop Cards Look Good

Is this to trick us into buying more?

With the worldwide 3DS system update just around the corner, Nintendo still hasn't officially announced what the new prepaid cards will look like, and as Japanese gamers start snapping theirs up, we can't help but think: "The eShop Cards in Japan look cool!" In revamping its virtual currency system,...

Nintendo Download: 30th May 2011 (North America)

30th May 2011 (North America)

Leagues, islands, houses, valets and B-teams

All being well, next week we'll be able to access the 3DS eShop, hopefully creating an upsurge in the number of interesting handheld titles to download. Here's what's on the way this week for all you North American Nintendo Points-lovers. WiiWareFAST — Racing League (Shin'en Multimedia, 1000pts) — The latest downloadable outing from the team behind..

Review: Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (DSiWare)

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (DSiWare)

All of the pieces fit

In many cases, the idea of combining two unlike video game genres into one game can be very off-putting. The result usually consists of clunky controls, confusing gameplay, overbearing tedium, or any combination of these factors. Sometimes, however, a game comes along that finds a way to balance out the genre differences and...

Feature: The Past, Present and Future of the GO Series

The Past, Present and Future of the GO Series

Exclusive: two new games announced

It seems like DSiWare's GO Series has been around for forever, but the first title — GO Series: 10 Second Run — only launched in September 2010, followed by a series of quick-fire games in every genre from pinball to platforming. At the time of writing, the series stands at 10 titles but it's not over yet, with two new games on the way this summer. We decided..

Review: 99Bullets (DSiWare)

99Bullets (DSiWare)

Blast or dud?

The shoot 'em up genre hasn't exactly seen a lot of love on the DSiWare service to date, but EnjoyUp! Games is looking to change that with the release of 99Bullets. While the basic core of the game does revolve around an old-school shooter premise, there's a unique twist that injects a very puzzle-like atmosphere into the mix. The basic premise of 99Bullets revolves heavily around the..

Review: GO Series: Picdun (DSiWare)

GO Series: Picdun (DSiWare)

First person picture puzzler

In the 8- and 16-bit eras, there were quite a few games that featured first-person dungeon crawling. Looking through your character's eyes, you had to navigate a maze by moving forward one square at a time, possibly also having to collect treasures and fight monsters along the way. Games like The Legend of the Mystical...

Nintendo Download: 27th May 2011 (Europe)

27th May 2011 (Europe)

Let's go FAST

The wait for F-Zero to hit Wii may be never-ending, but the next best thing is about to arrive in the shiny ship shape of Shin'en's latest WiiWare outing. Elsewhere there's intergalactic planetary action and more English words with an education-loving vampire. Only on the Nintendo Download. WiiWareFAST - Racing League (Shin'en Multimedia, 1000pts) — Shin'en's combination of Ikaruga..

News: House, M.D. - Globetrotting has an Appointment with DSiWare

House, M.D. - Globetrotting has an Appointment with DSiWare

First of five sessions booked for Monday

Legacy Interactive is teaming up with Glyphic Entertainment to bring us a medical DSiWare series and just like the award-winning drama that it's based on, it will all be split into episodes. Based on the NBC series House, M.D., House, M.D. - Globetrotting puts players in the role of Dr. House as he leads his team of medical staff at Princeton-Plainsboro..

Review: Big Bass Arcade (DSiWare)

Big Bass Arcade (DSiWare)

Nice catch

Big Bass Arcade seems to be as good an adaptation as DSiWare can reasonably offer the sport. We say that not in a back-handed way, but knowing that whatever potentially horrible type of fishing game could have been released on DSiWare, Big Bass Arcade manages to break on through and be kind of fun anyway. True to its name, Big Bass is as...