Number of Players
1 (Single Player)
Release Date


  • US 23rd Nov 2009, 200 points
  • EU 26th Feb 2010, 200 points
  • JP 26th Aug 2009


  • Review Electroplankton Varvoice (DSiWare)

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    Electroplankton is a group of unique sound-manipulation applications all bundled together as one DS title. Designed by exhibition artist Toshio Iwai, it is a collective work of art disguised as a game. The title itself has gone on to become a cult hit. With the advent of DSiWare, Nintendo has seen fit to separate the games and...

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About The Game

Varvoice plankton memorize the sound of human speech and repeat it over and over.

They accomplish this amazing feat by oscillating the long flagellum that extends from their heads. By resonating the vibration with their water-droplet-shaped body, the plankton produce sounds that closely resemble the human voice. The body can expand and contract at will. By changing shape, they can easily manipulate the sound of the voice. Words that the Varvoice memorize and play back in reverse have a particularly strange ring to them. Researchers refer to this phenomenon as Varvoice inversion.