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Review: Successfully Learning English: Year 4 (DSiWare)

Successfully Learning English: Year 4 (DSiWare)

Can you spell re-pet-i-tive?

Tivola’s series of edutainment titles keeps rolling on, Successfully Learning English: Year 4 representing the third entry in this particular DSiWare series. In our review of Successfully Learning English: Year 3, we observed that the classroom was unchanged from Year 2; does graduation to Year 4 bring exciting change or more of the same? Well, dear students, you will..

Nintendo Download: 16th May 2011 (North America)

16th May 2011 (North America)

The long-awaited Chrono Trigger is finally here!

The wait may have seemed like an eternity for RPG fans, but Square's Chrono Trigger, considered by many gamers to be one of the finest role-playing offerings in video game history, has finally arrived on Nintendo's Virtual Console service. The world can now start spinning again. WiiWareGabrielle's Ghostly Groove: Monster Mix (Natsume, 500pts) — Wii..

News: Dreamwalker Website and Trailer Wakes Up, Stretches Out

Dreamwalker Website and Trailer Wakes Up, Stretches Out

Rub your eyes, DSiWare users

You probably don't know the name Code Mystics, although you may have played some of their previous efforts, porting Dragon's Lair and Atari Greatest Hits to the DS. You might even have played Ed Fries' legendary Halo on an Atari 2600 via Code Mystics' web-based emulation technology. The studio's ready to create something original now though, with Dreamwalker heading to..

News: Nintendo Originally Intended Steel Diver to Surface on DSiWare

Nintendo Originally Intended Steel Diver to Surface on DSiWare

Jumped to retail to increase depth

Recent 3DS release Steel Diver has had a long, long road to release: starting out as a DS demo back in 2004, the title eventually wound up on 3DS, but it could have been released much earlier if its original course had been followed. A recent Iwata Asks article focuses on the 3DS sub title, with producer Tadashi Sugiyama revealing the original intention to release..

Review: Whack-A-Friend (DSiWare)

Whack-A-Friend (DSiWare)

Totally wack

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, step right up and see Whack-A-Friend, Agetec’s latest incarnation of the ever popular arcade game Whac-A-Mole! Or don’t. Either way, you won’t be missing out on much. The game starts with you choosing to either play using the picture provided, or you can use your own pictures of family, friends or pets. Whichever..

Review: Mighty Milky Way (DSiWare)

Mighty Milky Way (DSiWare)

Très amusant

WayForward's first DSiWare release Mighty Flip Champs was arguably the first must-have title for the service, and given the game's popularity it's understandable that fans have been clamouring for a sequel ever since. But rather than create a direct sequel, the developer has instead chosen to throw gamers into a completely new gameplay...

News: Egypt: Engineering an Empire Taking Over WiiWare and DSiWare

Egypt: Engineering an Empire Taking Over WiiWare and DSiWare

Two more strategy games headed to Nintendo's digital stores

Originally announced for the DS, Egypt: Engineering an Empire will now be launching on two different platforms. Based on a documentary from The History Channel of the same name, Egypt: Engineering an Empire is a turn-based strategy game from Bloober Team and is already available on iOS devices, PC and the PSP Mini range with releases on..

News: Mighty Milky Way - Gameplay Trailer

Mighty Milky Way - Gameplay Trailer

Planet jumping madness now playing

Although Mighty Milky Way was released on the DSiWare service yesterday, there still wasn't a gameplay trailer of the game anywhere to be found. Now thanks to the kind folks at WayForward, gamers can finally see the game in action in the exclusive Nintendo Life Mighty Milky Way gameplay trailer below. We'll also...

News: Gamelion Filling More DSiWare Dashes with Extreme Hangman 2

Gamelion Filling More DSiWare Dashes with Extreme Hangman 2

More words to guess

Extreme Hangman was — and still is — one of the best-selling games on DSiWare, so it's no surprise that developer Gamelion wants to bring more of the same to handheld downloaders. Extreme Hangman 2 will feature 14 new categories containing over 3,000 words, as well as more of the humorous animations that made the original such a success. The game has just been submitted to..

Nintendo Download: 9th May 2011 (North America)

9th May 2011 (North America)

Mighty Milky Way and MDK 2 mark a good week

Certainly one of the stronger Nintendo Downloads in recent memory, today sees a new DSiWare game from Shantae: Risky's Revenge creators WayForward on the same day a well-respected classic hits WiiWare. WiiWareMDK 2 (Interplay, 1000pts) — Here are some words you don't often see in the Nintendo Download: this BioWare game was originally released on..

Review: Ikibago (DSiWare)

Ikibago (DSiWare)

Ahoy, mateys!

So, you’re already thinking “really? Another puzzle game? Really?” But wait! Ikibago, the latest DSiWare title from Neko Entertainment, has got pirates in it! It may be lacking in the ninja, robot, zombie and unicorn territories, but there are plenty of pirates in this fun and addictive puzzler to go around. In the interestingly titled Ikibago, it is your job to line up at..

Review: Anonymous Notes Chapter 2 - From The Abyss (DSiWare)

Anonymous Notes Chapter 2 - From The Abyss (DSiWare)

Second verse, same as the first

Anonymous Notes Chapter 1 - From the Abyss turned out to be a mechanically sound albeit slightly aimless dungeon crawler with a couple of interesting ideas up its sleeve. Save for a different main character, this is the exact same game as before. Not that we were expecting anything else — both games selectively pull...

News: Mighty Milky Way Hits DSiWare on Monday

Mighty Milky Way Hits DSiWare on Monday

Planet-hopping fun is almost here

WayForward has just announced that their newest release Mighty Milky Way will be coming to the North American DSiWare service on Monday, May 9th. The game will cost you 800 Nintendo Points, but considering the developer's track record on the service, it would seem a small price to pay. We'll have a full review of...

Review: Ice Hockey Slovakia 2011 (DSiWare)

Ice Hockey Slovakia 2011 (DSiWare)

Wayne not-so-greatzky

Many people are familiar with table football – sometimes referred to as "foosball" — that consists of a table containing little miniature football/soccer players on rods with handles sticking through the case that you can pull, push and twist. A ball is dropped in the centre of the table, which the opponents must then manoeuvre into the enemy's goal through..

Review: Successfully Learning English: Year 3 (DSiWare)

Successfully Learning English: Year 3 (DSiWare)

Are these A, B, Cs as easy as 1, 2, 3?

It seems that Tivola’s campaign to bring educational entertainment, or edutainment, to Nintendo consoles is yet to run out of steam. Successfully Learning English: Year 3 is the second entry in this DSiWare series, and the sixth ‘Successfully Learning’ title overall. The first Successfully Learning English Year 2 review made it clear Tivola "must..

Nintendo Download: 6th May 2011 (Europe)

6th May 2011 (Europe)

Plants, pirates and pianos

Puzzle fans are typically well catered-for in this week's update, so let's get down and see what's available tomorrow. DSiWarePlants vs. Zombies (PopCap Games, 800pts) — Essentially a cut-down version of the recent retail release, this is still brimming with horticultural strategy and is well worth your 800 Points. Read our Plants vs. Zombies review for more. Ikibago..

Review: Zoonies - Escape from Makatu (DSiWare)

Zoonies - Escape from Makatu (DSiWare)

A great escape?

New developers have gravitated towards DSiWare since it launched, resulting in a broad variety of titles on the service. Kiloo Games is another developer making its DSiWare debut, having previously focussed on developing for smartphones, entering the fray with puzzle platformer Zoonies – Escape from Makatu. In Zoonies you play as Leo the Lion, who is enjoying a typical Sunday..

Review: Ubongo (DSiWare)

Ubongo (DSiWare)

Nothing funny rhymes with "Ubongo"

Ubongo is a board game that's won its fair share of awards in continental Europe, and came to WiiWare via a not-so-great adaptation. Shrinking the game to the DSiWare platform doesn't do it any favours either, sadly, and comes with a host of new problems. As opposed to the four-player original board game and WiiWare adaptation, Ubongo on DSiWare is restricted to..

News: DSiWare Reels In Big Bass Arcade Later This Month

DSiWare Reels In Big Bass Arcade Later This Month

The DSi Shop must sell good bait, and our Facebook page is featuring a not-so-fishy competition...

You saw what you can catch in the Big Bass Arcade trailer, now you can find out when you can cast your line out. Big Bass Arcade from Big John Games is the latest in the growing line of fishing games from the Minnesota-based development studio. The game will feature 7 different lakes to display your..

Nintendo Download: 2nd May 2011 (North America)

2nd May 2011 (North America)

Rival Turf! Hair cuts! BINGO!

The Nintendo Download continues its merry path this week with releases on all formats, though only one genuinely new game in the form of DSiWare's pirate puzzler Ikibago. Read on and see what's in store this week. Virtual ConsoleRival Turf! (Jaleco, Super NES, 800pts) — A relic from the days when scrolling beat 'em ups ruled the Earth, read our Rival Turf! review..