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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...

Nintendo Download: 23rd May 2011 (North America)

23rd May 2011 (North America)

Puzzles, bullets, objects and liquids

DSiWare has a lot of puzzle games, but today sees the launch of one of the Kings of the genre: Puzzle Quest comes to DSiWare, alongside a retro shooter and an object-twisting game. DSiWarePuzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (1st Playable Productions, 800pts) — Interestingly, this game is already available on cartridge for DS, so it remains to be seen if..

Review: Calculator (DSiWare)

Calculator (DSiWare)

Does it add up?

Although the majority of titles on the DSiWare shop are games, since launch there have been some items that would more accurately be described as ‘apps’. Common on smartphones, they have become increasingly less frequent on DSiWare. Cinemax are bucking the trend with Calculator; does it get the sums right? The list of features for this calculator is, on paper, substantial..

News: Puzzle Rocks' European Launch Details Have Fallen Into Place

Puzzle Rocks' European Launch Details Have Fallen Into Place

Cinemax back with another DSiWare release

Cinemax has been in touch to let us know when its upcoming puzzle game will be released and how much we'll be coughing up when it hits the DSi Shop next month. The studio behind the Rytmik series ― the latest of which being Hip Hop King: Rytmik Edition, puzzle games such as Snakenoid, Sokomania and the recently released

News: DSiWare Owners, Prepare to Cut the Rope

DSiWare Owners, Prepare to Cut the Rope

Gaming in a snip

Chillingo's portable sales hit Cut the Rope is on its way to DSiWare, according to DS-X2. Last year we reported that Chillingo and Rovio were in the process of bringing Angry Birds to DS and WiiWare too, hopefully joining their rope-snipping brethren on the download services later this year. We'll bring you more news of when you can expect Cut

Nintendo Download: 20th May 2011 (Europe)

20th May 2011 (Europe)

Chrono Trigger finally reaches Europe!

There's only one headline game this week: the long-awaited European arrival of another legendary Super NES RPG from Square. Virtual ConsoleChrono Trigger (Square, Super NES, 900pts) — Today is an auspicious event: the first time Square's time-travelling epic has landed on the Super NES in Europe. Our Chrono Trigger review explains why this is considered one..

Review: Word Searcher 3 (DSiWare)

Word Searcher 3 (DSiWare)

The same old search

It has become apparent that each of Digital Leisure's Word Searcher titles is intended to vary the content rather than improve the design toward a more interesting take on the activity. If you’ve played any of the previous entries, then you know exactly what’s in store with their newest addition to the DSiWare service, Word Searcher 3. You play by holding your DSi sideways,..

News: Double Bloob Now Bouncing on DSiWare Instead

Double Bloob Now Bouncing on DSiWare Instead

Nibris project lives on via Bloober Team

When Polish developer Nibris closed its doors and transformed itself into a coordinator of the European Games Centre, that was probably the final nail of many that were driven into the coffin belonging to the all-talk-no-walk Wii game Sadness. Ratings from the Entertainment Software Rating Board and Pan European Game Information, however, suggest we'll see..

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..