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First Impressions: G.G. Series Z・ONE 2

G.G. Series Z・ONE 2

More budget side-scrolling shooting for your Japanese DSi

You might think with the release of the G.G. Series Collection+, Genterprise and Suzak would be done releasing budget games for the DSi. After all, the collection includes all the G.G. Series DSiWare releases to-date, plus another 15 games never released to the DSi Shop, but apparently it's time for sequels as one of the first games,..

News: Japanese Virtual Console list - July 2010

Japanese Virtual Console list - July 2010

A fresh breath of life for Japan

The Virtual Console seems to have been winding down in its amount of releases worldwide as of late, but Japan seems to be the first region to stop that nonsense - Next month they'll bet getting six new retro games. A whole four of them are for the Neo Geo, but it's still nice to see the VC is not quite ready to die...

Nintendo Download: 29th & 30th June 2010 (Japan)

29th & 30th June 2010 (Japan)

WiiWare returns, Meta Fighting on the VC; X Returns and other stuff on DSi.

WiiWareBoku mo Sekai o Sukuitai (1000pts - Poisoft) – If we're understanding Poisoft's website and the description on the Nintendo WiiWare page this is a combination of a sim and an RPG where players get to create multiple elves, dwarves, etc. with stats and skill trees to adventure with. Virtual ConsoleMeta Fight (500pts..

Nintendo Download: 22nd & 23rd June 2010 (Japan)

22nd & 23rd June 2010 (Japan)

The WiiWare drought continues; VC and DSiWare releases only this week

The Japanese WiiWare scene has been pretty quiet over the last month or so with only a couple of titles from Squaresoft. Given the past schedule with one release minimum per week, it does seem to imply a slowdown in development; whether or not that will be the case in other territories remains to be seen though it may account for..

Nintendo Download: 15th and 16th June 2010 (Japan)

15th and 16th June 2010 (Japan)

Not much during the week of E3

We got so mixed up in the goings-on at E3, that we almost forgot to update you with what was released on the Japanese download services earlier this week. Relax, there's no need to get too jealous this time - Most of the stuff is extremely unlikely to see a release elsewhere. And with what Nintendo of Europe has in store for the European Virtual Console tonight, you..

Nintendo Download: 8th & 9th June 2010 (Japan)

8th & 9th June 2010 (Japan)

WiiWare returns, yet another Neo Geo fighting game, DSi baseball and Ferraris next week in Japan

WiiWareKuma Nage ・Puzzle Hen: Piina no Suki na Akai Candy & Kuma Nage ・Puzzle Hen: Kiina no Kirai na Aoi Hōseki (1000pts - Square-Enix) -- Two related games which seem to be set in some kind of storybook world. From the description it's hard to tell what you're supposed to do and the..

Nintendo Download: 1st & 2nd June 2010 (Japan)

1st & 2nd June 2010 (Japan)

Download drought for Japan next week

It's hard to remember a week like this in the Japanese download scene, much less a second consecutive week without a WiiWare release, but here we are. To top it off there's only one DSiWare game and it's the third in a series we had two of last week. On the bright side there's a Virtual Console release for the Wii... although that too is a sequel. Could this be..

News: Japanese Virtual Console list - June 2010

Japanese Virtual Console list - June 2010

More Neo Geo support

There's not much of note for Japan next month on the Virtual Console. Nintendo's only title is a Super Famicom game we'll likely never get. Aside from that, there's just two NES and Neo Geo games to pick from. The full list for June is as follows: Famicom: Meta Fight (The original Japanese version of Blaster Master. The storyline is completely different, but aside from that..

Nintendo Download: 25th & 26th May 2010 (Japan)

25th & 26th May 2010 (Japan)

Virtual Console for Wii; board games, soccer and language practice for DSi, next week in Japan

The lack of any updates for the Wii last Tuesday in the absence of any public holiday was a bit ominous and this week's WiiWare-less update makes us wonder if this means that developers are turning away from Nintendo's service in its home country – or it could simply be that we'll be seeing less..

Nintendo Download: 19th May 2010 (Japan)

19th May 2010 (Japan)

Earth Saving, Sengoku strategy and Kanji training on DSi next week in Japan

Although we're unaware of any holidays in Japan this week, it appears the Wii is taking a download break. The DSi is still getting a few titles on Wednesday, so importers still have something new to look forward to. DSiWareEarth Saver Plus: Inseki Bakuha Daisakusen (500 Points – Tom Create) – The original Earth Saver..

News: Necromancer 2 Lurches onto DSiWare in Japan Next Month

Necromancer 2 Lurches onto DSiWare in Japan Next Month

Western release currently uncertain

Hudson Soft's Necromancer probably isn't on your list of Top Ten Games for a DSiWare Revival. Released on the TurboGrafx-16 over twenty years ago, it's a decent RPG that received a sequel for mobile devices last year. Guess which version DSiWare is receiving? Titled Necromancer: Nightmare Reborn, it's a beefed-up conversion of the mobile title promising enhanced..

First Impressions: Illust Logic

Illust Logic

Downloadable picross? Yes, please!

Although video game versions of nonograms (better known to Nintendo gamers as Picross) were originally controlled with a D-Pad and buttons like any other game, it's clearly a genre that benefits massively from the touchscreen interface of Nintendo's DS family of handhelds. No surprise then that Hudson has seen fit to release a version of their own picross game,..

Nintendo Download: 11th and 12th May (Japan)

11th and 12th May (Japan)

Catch-up week for Japan

After the Golden Week break it looks like Nintendo is mostly offering up titles that we've already seen elsewhere around the world. WiiWareSekai no Omoshiro Party Game 2 (500pts - Sims Co., ltd.) – The sequel to last month's Fun World Party Game offering five new games in five new countries: bullfighting in Spain, ziggurat climbing in Mexico, building cleaning in New York,..

First Impressions: 10 Second Run

10 Second Run

Running on the run

Whilst the Japanese DSi Shop features some fairly robust gaming experiences it has to be said that there's a place for quick games that can be played in a few seconds. G-Mode's 10 Second Run is a perfect example, essentially a collection of dozens of short platforming levels for when you need a quick bit of running and jumping on the go. There are 50 levels to be played in three..

First Impressions: Fall in the Dark

Fall in the Dark

Fail in the Dark

Fall in the Dark looks pretty good on paper: take an adventurer and guide him through a series of levels in six different worlds with gameplay that's a mix of Toki Tori and Montezuma's Revenge: difficult puzzling combined with 8-bit visuals and gameplay could be good, right? Well it would be except for some rather bizarre level design and worse game mechanics. Your Indiana..

First Impressions: at Enter! Block Kuzushi

at Enter! Block Kuzushi

Brick-breaking fun on the go

Tasuke seems to have been putting out a lot of board game titles recently, which all seem to be broken out from a retail release called Table Game Spirits: Victory; which is itself an enhanced version of Table Game Spirits. Both of them are Japanese DS cart releases that collect various Japanese board games including shogi, go, mahjong and hanafuda, as well as Western..

News: Japanese Virtual Console list - May 2010

Japanese Virtual Console list - May 2010

A mere three games for Japan next month

Things can be quite odd sometimes. A while back, when North America and Europe were getting several weeks without any Virtual Console games at all, Japan was still getting one or more per week. Now it seems like the roles have been reversed, because while North America and Europe are now getting one each week (For now, at least), Japan seems to have to make..

Nintendo Download: 27 & 28 April (Japan)

27 & 28 April (Japan)

World Game Parade comes to a close, bountiful VC and lots of DSiWare, next week in Japan

WiiWareKatamuki Spirits (500pts - Marvelous) – Whilst it may have a fancier sounding name, this is of course DK Games' Equilibrio re-badged as the final entry in Marvelous Entertainment's World Game Parade. We certainly thought it was a fun marble rolling game as seen in our Equilibrio review

First Impressions: Aa! Nikaku Dori

Aa! Nikaku Dori

More fun with mahjong tiles

Despite releasing versions of Shanghai on both Gameboy Color and Gameboy Advance in Japan (not to mention Wii and WiiWare versions), Sunsoft have elected not to favour Nintendo's current generation of handheld with the classic match-two puzzle game which they seem to have a monopoly on in the Land of the Rising Sun. Fortunately Acute Entertainment has stepped into the..

First Impressions: Katamuku + Action: Katamuction

Katamuku + Action: Katamuction

More camera-motion mini-game madness

It seems a number of developers have been taken with the idea of using the DSi's cameras to simulate motion-based gameplay, but unfortunately many of these games end up feeling like gimmicky tech-demos more than actually fun games. HI Games & Publishing's latest attempt makes for an uneven experience with one of the four games in Katamuction providing a..