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Got 500 WiiWare or DSiWare Points burning a hole in your digital wallet? Perhaps one of this week's Nintendo Download releases will help you put out that fire.


Adventure on LOST ISLAND - Hidden Object Game (Ateam Inc., 500 Points) — Another find-fest brought to you by Ateam, the folks behind the less than impressive "Aha! I Found it!" Hidden Object Game and the better "Aha! I Got It!" Escape Game. We'll have someone search this one through.


Castle Conqueror (CIRCLE Entertainment, 500 Points) — Just as the tin says, you'll be storming castles and presumably punching things in this single-player, casual-oriented, real-time strategy game.

Crazy Pinball (dtp entertainment, 500 Points) — Pinball that is allegedly crazy. We found that title somewhat misleading in our Crazy Pinball review, as it turned out to be a pretty average, somewhat dull flipper fest.

myNotebook: Tan (Nnooo, 500 Points) — The final color of this gen of myNotebook. As always, be sure to read our myNotebook Carbon, Pearl and Tan review repeatedly before purchase.


Sept. 13, 2010

The Nintendo DSiWare™ and WiiWare™ services offer a wide variety of downloadable games to satisfy players of all kinds, and with this week's new additions, the selection just keeps on growing. For Nintendo DSi™ users, Castle Conqueror delivers real-time strategy excitement for casual players, while Crazy Pinball puts arcade-style thrills in the palm of your hand. Meanwhile, Adventure on LOST ISLAND - Hidden Object Game lets Wii™ owners put their searching skills to the test with an adventurous twist.

Nintendo DSiWare

Castle Conqueror
Publisher: CIRCLE Entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Castle Conqueror is a real-time strategy game for casual gamers. You play as a commander who must resist the empire and save the lives of the people. Lead your soldiers into battle, seize the enemy's castle and gain victories until you destroy the empire on the mainland. The rules are simple. Use the stylus on the touch screen to select the player's castle and send your army to storm the enemy's castle in real time. Capture the castle and destroy your enemies to earn gold that can be used to upgrade your commander's abilities and to buy items that will help you win more battles. Select commanders and different cards to upgrade your army or castle. If you've managed to occupy the enemy's castle by the end of a battle, you win the game!

Crazy Pinball
Publisher: dtp entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Find fun pinball action just like at the arcade. Five fantastic tables and plenty of themes ensure awesome variety. Go hunting for points with the Safari Flipper, or zoom from one goal to the next with the incredible Deep Sea Flipper. Set records that will blow your friends away. Crazy Pinball is the ultimate portable pinball experience.

myNotebook: Tan™
Publisher: Nnooo
Players: 1
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: myNotebook allows you to take notes wherever you are. Just pop open your Nintendo DSi™ system and jot down your thoughts. Make a list and cross it off, or even play your favorite pen-and-paper games (games not included). You can personalize your notebook by drawing on the cover or by changing the paper type with 24 unlockable squared and lined paper styles. Use the pen or pencil to make notes or doodles and then erase the bits you don't like. With five ink colors, you'll always be able to make your notes and doodles look stylish. myNotebook also includes 128 pages to write on, plus the ability to export your pages to your Nintendo DSi Photo Album.


Adventure on LOST ISLAND - Hidden Object Game
Publisher: Ateam Inc.
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points™
Description: Discover hidden-object fun for kids and adults. Quickly find items in every stage to complete this adventure. Work together or compete in each stage to find items and help the game's hero find a way home. From seashells to sparkling jewels, do your best to find all of the hidden objects as fast as you can. During this adventure you will also confront ghosts and a dragon in action stages. Each stage can be played by up to four players for great gaming fun.