It's now week 2 of the content filled, Nintendo Download. With both the Wii and DS now offering downloadable titles, it's safe to say that the Wii and DS can successfully compete with the 360 and Playstation 3. With Wii Ware and DSi Ware offering original titles, it's only a manner of time before it's libraries build up to it's fellow consoles.
Mixed Messages (Activision, 2-21 players, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Nintendo DSi Points): Mixed Messages is the hilarious party game of mixed-up miscommunication. Sketch a picture to capture your friends’ sentence, or try to figure out what in the world they’ve drawn. You might start with, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” and end up with “A crazy surfer outruns flying sticks of dynamite while his fans cheer!” Two to 21 players take turns writing sentences and drawing pictures to pass along a message. This isn’t a game about winning and losing – it’s all about the funny miscommunications that happen along the way. You’ll laugh when you see just how wacky things can get. Get together with your friends and mix it up.
Master of Illusion™Express: Shuffle Games (Nintendo, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 200 Nintendo DSi Points): Master of Illusion Express titles are mind-boggling magic tricks pulled from the popular Nintendo DS™ game. Learn the illusions, practice up and amaze your friends. Master of Illusion Express: Shuffle Games will boggle your audience members’ minds as they try to figure out how you know exactly what they’re thinking. Also included is the bonus Vanishing Card trick, which the Nintendo DSi system performs for your enjoyment.
Party Fun Pirate™ (TOMY Corporation, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone – Comic Mischief, 500 Wii Points): Based on the popular Pop-Up Pirate toy, players take turns thrusting swords into a barrel that holds your captain captive, trying to see who can insert the most swords into the barrel. Thrust a sword into the wrong hole and you’ll send your captain flying, which means it’s game over for you! Unique Wii features add to the excitement, making for a fun-filled party game. Try swapping out the captain and putting your custom Mii character in the barrel for some real laughs!
Check out this week's Virtual Console game, Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure below.
The DS exclusive, Codemasters developed, Overlord Minions has surfaced with enw screenshots and a trailer today. It's surprising how Overlord has taken with developers and with the sequel coming more Overlord goodness is on its way.
Meet Giblet, Blaze, Stench, and Zap – an elite Minion crew who, assisted by minion master Gnarl, get star billing in Overlord Minions, an irresistible and accessible puzzle action game, designed exclusively for Nintendo DS. In Overlord Minions, the Overlord commands the Minion team remotely. The Nintendo DS stylus becomes an extension of his evil will and every precise touch screen command is the player-as-Overlord directing, commanding and combining minions in battle, pointing and sweeping them to attack enemies and solving puzzles to execute his dastardly plans.
Controlling the Special Farces team of four, players negotiate fiendish levels and take on a huge range of warped enemies to hunt down the Kindred, a cult dedicated to resurrecting the mighty Dragon Kin, a race of humanoid dragon hybrids, determined to replace the Overlord’s despotism with their own. Extending the Overlord series’ trademark humour, gameplay focuses on the mischievous physical comedy of the minion’s antics and is delivered in a gloriously realised cartoon visual style.
Today marks the first new newesletter for the Nintendo Download. With the DSi Shop activating itself today you'll be able to use those free points from your purchase of the handheld system. 6 new games make their appearance in the shop today along with a Wii Ware and Virtual Console today for the Wii.
Nintendo DSiBrowser (Nintendo, 1 player, 0 Nintendo DSi Points): Get on the Web with ease using the Nintendo DSi Browser. Powered by Opera, this simple-to-use Web browser is made specifically for the Nintendo DSi system, providing a seamless and intuitive browsing experience that makes the most of the system’s touch controls and two-screen interface. Check e-mail, get the latest news updates and more – wherever a wireless Internet connection is available. Just grab your stylus and start surfing.
Bird & Beans™ (Nintendo, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 200 Nintendo DSi Points): In Bird & Beans, you control Pyoro, a small bird with an elastic tongue and an insatiable appetite for beans. Scramble to catch beans that fall from the sky, racking up points as you go. The farther away the bean, the more points it’s worth. Beware any beans that are missed – they’ll leave a hole in the ground that can’t be crossed, potentially trapping Pyoro. Bird & Beans also features a second version that enables Pyoro to spit seeds at high speed, bringing down more beans than ever before. This fun and fast-paced game requires skill and strategy to master, and always leaves you wanting to play just one more time.
Master of Illusion™Express: Funny Face (Nintendo, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 200 Nintendo DSi Points): Master of Illusion Express titles are mind-boggling magic tricks pulled from the popular Nintendo DS™ game. Learn the illusions, practice up and amaze your friends. Master of Illusion Express: Funny Face uses your Nintendo DSi system as a prop in a card trick. Draw a face on the touch-sensitive screen and astound your audience as the face tells them which playing card they picked. Also included is the bonus Vanishing Card trick, which the Nintendo DSi system performs for your enjoyment.
Art Style™: AQUIA™(Nintendo, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Nintendo DSi Points): Dive into Art Style: AQUIA, a fast-paced underwater puzzle game that asks you to think fast and move even faster. Help a scuba diver reach the ocean’s floor by matching three or more colored blocks horizontally or vertically. The more blocks you match, the faster the diver will descend. Fail to clear blocks and the diver’s air supply will start to run out, causing darkness to creep in from above and cloud your vision. Race against time in TIMED DIVE, dive deep in FREE DIVE mode or visit the AQUARIUM to view various sea creatures. Like every game in the Art Style series, AQUIA features elegant design, polished graphics and pick-up-and-play controls, creating an experience that focuses purely on fun and engaging game play.
WarioWare™: Snapped! (Nintendo, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone – Comic Mischief, 500 Nintendo DSi Points): Wario™ returns with more manic action made especially for the Nintendo DSi system. WarioWare: Snapped! uses the built-in Nintendo DSi Camera to make players the star of the show by placing them right into fast-paced mini-games. Take part in wacky challenges simply by moving your face and body as you travel along four wild roller coasters, hosted by Wario and his pals. Beat the mini-games using motions ranging from large to small, or play with a friend for even more fun. Wario even has a few tricks up his sleeve.
Brain Age™ Express: Math (Nintendo, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 800 Nintendo DSi Points): In this math-focused edition of the popular Brain Age series, players can enjoy a mix of new and familiar exercises, including Change Maker, Triangle Math, Sum Totaled and Multi Tasker. A new Themes mode includes drawing, photography and voice acting challenges, letting you share your creativity with friends and family. And if you need a break from your routine, the always-enjoyable Virus Buster makes its return.
Check out the Wii Ware and Virtual Console titles below...our hands-on impressions of the DSi will be posted shortly.
Pretty soon I'll be beading out to grab my own Nintendo DSi, something that looks to take over DS Lite. Of course you can't have a Nintendo fanbase without something to debate the loss of that GBA slot. With the convenience it brough to playing your Gameboy games, it looks as though Nintendo wants to end that era of gaming. The Nintendo DSi will be lighter, have bigger screens, two built in cameras and a re-done button surface. GamePlasma will be looking to receive it's DSi today so you can look forward to our impressions of the hardware. In the mean time, on friday, the internet awoke to various media outlets launching their DSi preview coverage and hands-on impressions.
Nope, this isn't an April fools joke, even Joystiq made a quick comment to Sony who quickly denied it. So, we have news from the Playstation Blog regarding the announcement of the game being developed by High Impact Games.
Developed by High Impact Games, Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier takes the intrepid pair all the way to the edge of the world. There they must battle their way past air pirates and sinister creatures in their quest to find a cure for the world’s eco shortage. Keep an eye out for this title to be available later this year!
With news yesterday spilling about the newest Zelda title hitting the Nintendo DS, news also spilled out covering new details about the upcoming Nintendo DSi. Also, more new details about the Wii Ware's sister, DSi Ware.
The new portable Nintendo DSi system goes on sale in the United States on April 5. For the first six months after launch, consumers who buy the system and connect to the Nintendo DSi Shop will automatically receive 1,000 Nintendo DSi Points, which can be redeemed for downloadable Nintendo DSiWare™ games and applications through the Nintendo DSi Shop. In order to receive the free Nintendo DSi Points, consumers must access the Nintendo DSi Shop by Oct. 5, 2009, and the Nintendo DSi Points can be redeemed at any time after that (wireless broadband access required).
During Iwata's keynote address at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California; Sarotu Iwata has announced a new Legend of Zelda title for the DS. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. It is unknown if the title will be related to the release of Phantom Hourglass.
Either way it seems that the game will follow with inspiration from it's release on the Gamecube with Wind Waker. Stylus control will be your gameplay element for Link. According to an update on IGN, Link was seen riding a train, details still emerging on the title.
Ignition Entertainment announced today that Lux-Pain, developed by Killaware for the Nintendo DS, is available at retailers across the country. Lux-Pain is a text-based adventure game with a darker plotline than most DS adventure fans are probably used to.
Rockstar has released a new clip titled "Rampage!" The clip is all about the return of the Rampage mode to the Grand Theft Auto series. To access it, gamers must find one of the dozens of skull icons around Liberty City. This mode has players attempting to cause as much damage as possible within a given time that will have them earning cash and bronze, silver or gold medals.