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First Impressions: Frobot

Frobot

"Blame it on the (robot) boogie"

Robots pretty much go with everything and afros are no exception. After getting a bit of time with a pre-release build of Fugazo's WiiWare debut, Frobot, we'd have to say the hairstyle is as fresh on a machine as it is a human being. Navigating menus displaying a fun '70s look to the "Single Playa" game, you'll find that Frobot is an action puzzle game..

Nintendo Download: 19th April 2010 (North America)

19th April 2010 (North America)

The Blue Bomber returns to North America, and he's bringing some high school drama, postcards, puzzles and more Game & Watch titles with him

It's another big retro week for North America, with four titles that are either older than you or will make you remember just how old you are. WarioWare D.I.Y. players also have a new Big Name Game coming their way this week as WayForward's Matt Bozon..

Nintendo Download: 20th & 21st April (Japan)

20th & 21st April (Japan)

Ivy the Kiwi makes a multi-platform assault, a new free app for DSi and more all-new games next week in Japan

After last week's slim pickings this week actually provides some choice on both Wii and DSi on the download front, including the first free app from Nintendo on the DSi since the Wii no Ma media viewer was released last May. Better still all...

News: NEVES Plus: Pantheon of Tangrams Set for EU WiiWare

NEVES Plus: Pantheon of Tangrams Set for EU WiiWare

Known simply as NEVES Plus in the U.S. and Lucky Puzzle in Japan

It's been a while since the game got its American and Japanese release, but European puzzle fans can now stop wondering whether it will appear on the Wii Shop Channel or not as Abylight has informed us NEVES Plus: Pantheon of Tangrams is doing just that. The game will be localised in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and..

News: Interplay Straps In with Descent for WiiWare

Interplay Straps In with Descent for WiiWare

Relive the classic PC game this fall

PC gamers might remember the flurry of Doom clones that just seemed to never end in the mid-90s. While a lot of them didn't try to break with the winning formula too much or only put a mild spin on it, where others put enough spin to make you motion sick and, at first, disoriented. Interplay's Descent was one of...

News: Everybody Do the Robot to this Robox Trailer

Everybody Do the Robot to this Robox Trailer

DreamBox Games releases the first trailer for its WiiWare platformer

You may remember when Dreambox Games unveiled its debut title back in February with a batch of screenshots that grabbed fans of 2D platformers' attention. Rightly so too, with its beautifully hand-drawn visuals and unique art-style, the screenshots definitely earned the game some fans. Well, there's more where that came from as..

Nintendo Download: 16th April 2010 (Europe)

16th April 2010 (Europe)

Mega Man, Mr. Driller, gladiators and more

There's a little bit for everyone this week, as all three services get at least one good to great title. DSiWare obviously steals the show again with the usual four releases, while WiiWare gets two and the Virtual Console gets its usual one. Keep in mind these games won't be available until midnight (Central European Time), Nintendo has just revealed the..

News: Rage of the Gladiator Coming to Europe on Friday

Rage of the Gladiator Coming to Europe on Friday

And there's even a fun contest to go along with it!

Ghostfire Games has just announced that their WiiWare fighting release Rage of the Gladiator will be coming to the European WiiWare service this Friday. To further sweeten things up a bit, they're even going to be giving away a free copy of the game to one lucky European gamer each and every day to celebrate the release. You can check out the..

Interviews: Gamelion Studios - Furry Legends

Gamelion Studios - Furry Legends

We get answers from the Producer and Game Designer

We've already told you what we thought based on our playtime with WiiWare rollerball adventure Furry Legends, but we still had plenty of questions, so we sat down with Game Designer Adam Kramarzewski, Producer Lukasz Szczepanski and Gamelion VP Sebastian Szczygiel to get some answers. Nintendo Life: Why the decision to use a furry ball instead of a..

Interviews: Farbs and Christophe Kohler - Fishie Fishie

Farbs and Christophe Kohler - Fishie Fishie

We chat with the original creator and WiiWare developer about the recently released title

Not too long ago we had the chance to have a chat with Farbs, original creator of Fishie Fishie, and Christophe Kohler, the developer who picked the title up and made adjustments for its WiiWare release. We asked them a few questions about the title and they were more than happy to answer anything we had to..

News: Dive: The Medes Islands Secret Surfacing on WiiWare Soon

Dive: The Medes Islands Secret Surfacing on WiiWare Soon

Cosmonaut Games releases a gameplay trailer for the 2D adventure platform game

The WiiWare range of games have certainly given us some of the most stylish and original games available and that doesn't seem to be changing anytime soon. Cosmonaut Games has let us know that their upcoming Dive: The Medes Islands Secret is now in its testing phase and a release date should be announced soon. The game..

News: Noitu Love 2's 'Devolution' Path on the WiiWare Service

Noitu Love 2's 'Devolution' Path on the WiiWare Service

Golgoth Studio shows their love of 2D gaming

When the WiiWare service was launched, the remit was to make it easier for independent developers to bring their creations to the Nintendo platform and thus, making it possible for more people to enjoy their games. In keeping with that philosophy, Golgoth Studio is proud to announce that it is working in collaboration with Konjak to develop and publish..

Nintendo Download: 12 April 2010 (North America)

12 April 2010 (North America)

Mad shooting for the Wii, Gangs, cards, planes and brick-breaking for the DSi this week in North America

It's a catch-up week on the Wii in North America, though there's some fresh faces on the DSi to get everyone's attention. Also of note is the premier of the latest Big Name Game microgame for WarioWare D.I.Y created by Alex Neuse of Gaijin Games, who happens to be the designer behind the..

News: Mega Man 10 DLC Round-up Part One

Mega Man 10 DLC Round-up Part One

We take a quick look at the first two available pieces of DLC

If you're a massive Mega Man fan you're no doubt aware that Mega Man 10 got its first two pieces of extra downloadable content this past week. As we took a look at Mega Man 9's DLC, we figured, why not do it for 10 as well? Here's our thoughts on the DLC available now: Bass Mode - 200 Wii Points Previously only playable in Mega Man &..

Nintendo Download: 13th & 14th April 2010 (Japan)

13th & 14th April 2010 (Japan)

Scribbling and monster fish for Wii, with a bit of zookeeping for the DSi next week in Japan

Japan's release schedule this year has calmed quite a bit from the dozen-plus release weeks seen last year, but even so next week is more akin to some of the droughts seen in Europe and North America in the past with only three downloads across both Wii and DSi next week; two of which are catch-up titles..

First Impressions: Furry Legends

Furry Legends

All the way from Poland!

Recently an intrepid Nintendo Life reporter made the long and arduous journey to visit Polish developer Gamelion, the chaps behind DSiWare hit Extreme Hangman, to check out their upcoming WiiWare roll ‘em up Furry Legends. With the first instalment currently awaiting approval from Nintendo there was plenty to get our teeth into, and the chance to get some answers about..

News: Laying Down the Commandments with Gods Vs Humans

Laying Down the Commandments with Gods Vs Humans

From the makers of The Boarding School Black Lagoon

Following on from initial tidbits revealed last month, the symbiotic relationship between the created and the creator is about to be explored by gamers as Zallag teases with further game details and a trailer for its upcoming WiiWare title, Gods vs. Humans. Spanning 80 levels, players will take on the roles of 16 different Gods from four..

News: Teyon Announces Heavy Fire for WiiWare

Teyon Announces Heavy Fire for WiiWare

Lightgun action in the war-torn Middle East

Teyon has just sent word that their new WiiWare game Heavy Fire: Special Operations is well into development. When we first reported on Teyon's upcoming releases it wasn't clear what kind of game Heavy Fire was going to be, but it's now been revealed to be a lightgun-style shooter set in an unnamed war-torn Middle Eastern country. Wii Zapper and local..

News: Zombie Panic in Wonderland Rising Soon in Europe

Zombie Panic in Wonderland Rising Soon in Europe

Make 'em dead again this Friday

It's not unusual for a WiiWare game to be eternally delayed, and Spanish developer Akaoni Studio's Zombie Panic in Wonderland has fallen into that trap. Once set for a worldwide December 2009 release, it then slipped into March 2010, but here we are in April and most of us still don't have our hands on it. It looks like that's about to change soon, though. According..

Nintendo Download: 5th April 2010 (North America)

5th April 2010 (North America)

Fish, learning and shooting for the Wii, more Game & Watch and Drilling action on the DSi this week in North America

The Virtual Console continues its streak of not being terrible lately with a lovely import that'll shoot right to the top of shmup fans' to-do list for the week, WiiWare goes educational and aquatic, and today's DSiWare offerings could only be more retro if they came with a..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 5: Dark Side of the Mario

NLFM Episode 5: Dark Side of the Mario

Shake your plumber bootie

It's been a while, space cats, but NLFM is back with another mighty handsome selection of the finest chip and game music around. This time we're going to listen in on what makes Mario groove, go East/West (who knows?!) with the Kusagari and see just how epic one man can make the NES. NLFM generally focuses on music from games playable on Nintendo consoles and handhelds,..

First Impressions: Bit.Man!!

Bit.Man!!

Carrying the standard for a forgotten genre

Back in the early 80s the "maze" game was a popular genre both in arcades and on home consoles, featuring a fixed screen and expected mechanics of navigating a character around hazards whilst collecting objects. Once platforming and adventure games took off, the maze game all but vanished; even the king of mazes, Pac-Man himself, has long since..

Nintendo Download: 6th & 7th April 2010 (Japan)

6th & 7th April 2010 (Japan)

Plant barbering, plane piloting, kanji, colouring and adventuring next week in Japan

Next week is pretty much a catch-up week for Japanese Wii and DSi owners, with only a couple of brand-new titles for DSi, neither one of which is a game. WiiWareBonsai Barber (800pts - Nintendo) – It's hard to believe this plant-barbering simulator hasn't already been available in Japan considering it was..

News: La-Mulana Test Play 5 Video

La-Mulana Test Play 5 Video

More of the WiiWare title in action

We just recently showed you the fourth Test Play video of La-Mulana and now Nicalis has just sent over yet another video of the game in action. You can check out the brand new video below and we'll keep you posted on any further developments.