Jun 17, 2011

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Nintendo Update: June 16, 2011

Nintendo Update: June 16, 2011

Well, it looks like, thankfully, instead of updating twice a week, Nintendo is moving its weekly addition of new downloadable content to Thursdays.  From now on, WiiWare, Virtual Console, DSiWare, and the 3DS eShop will all update on Thursdays.

This week we have one new virtual console title for all you Mega Man fans, plus plenty for DSiWare, one WiiWare game, one WiiWare demo, and the original Game Boy version of Donkey Kong in the eShop.  See the full details below:

Virtual Console

Mega Man 5 (500 points) – Protoman has gone berserk! Destroying half the city was not enough. Now, he has kidnapped Dr. Light and is holding him and the entire city hostage. Speeding to the rescue is Mega Man and his modified Mega Buster, but eight of Protoman’s cybernetic soldiers plan to send Mega Man to the scrap heap for good!

Feel the weight of the world on your shoulders as you battle Gravity Man! Chip away at the rock-life defenses of Stone Man and bring him crumbling down! Hit the surf and sail up against the tidal power of Wave Man! Guide Mega Man through 13 action-packed stages and defeat all eight of Protoman’s robots, then get ready for the fight that pits brother against brother in the battle of the century!


Snail Mail (600 points) – Guide Turbo the Snail as he rushes to deliver Intergalactic Mail throughout the furthest reaches of the universe in Snail Mail, a fast-paced racing adventure from Sandlot Games for the WiiWare™ service. Navigate 50 adrenaline-packed levels of top-speed action in Postal mode, put your stamina to the test in the infinite levels of Challenge mode, or go for the fastest delivery time in the Time Trials. Challenge your friends in up to 4-player multiplayer mode! Strap yourself in and take off in this interstellar joy ride!

BIT.TRIP.FLUX (800 points) – Demo – The BIT.TRIP series comes full circle with BIT.TRIP FLUX, CommanderVideo’s final adventure. Grab your Wii Remote™ controller and get ready for classic paddle-based game play as CommanderVideo returns to the source. Whether playing in single-player or in cooperative two-player mode, you’ll be faced with new challenges that will make even the most experienced BIT.TRIPPERS weep. Enjoy new power-ups (including the Fullscreen Paddle), new beat types (including Avoid Beats) and the new Meta Mode. Ride along with CommanderVideo as he completes his mission and returns home.


*note: all DSiWare titles are also available on 3DS via the eShop.

Zimo: Mahjong Fanatic (200 points) -Finally, Mahjong that isn’t a simple match two game. Looking at so many varieties of mahjong game online, all of them are just ‘match 2′, or Shanghai Mahjong, none of them uses the tradition mahjong rules, and the game modes are very similar to each other. You’ve played one. You’ve played them all. Zimo: Mahjong Fanatic is much more than a simple matching game. Zimo uses real mahjong rules with an innovated game play that will challenge your timing, skill, and luck.




Hidden Photo (500 points) – Snap – Create – Play! Hidden Photo tests your powers of observation using fun and brain-twisting challenges. Locate hidden objects, words and faces in a variety of photos or spot the difference between two photos. Use your Nintendo DSi™ Camera to make your world the centerpiece of unique challenges. Release your creative talents, snapping photos of yourself, friends, objects, pets or anything in your environment. Hidden Photo will create new puzzles for you to solve and share with your friends! The clock is ticking, so don’t admire your photographic genius for too long!



Beach Party Craze (800 points) – There’s no party like a beach party and there’s no game like Beach Party Craze! Cater to the needs of your sun-kissed clients as you manage every aspect of a swanky coastline getaway. From making sure everyone has a spot near the shore, to serving drinks, to renting diving gear, to building rides, to tocking your souvenir store, there are plenty of tasks to keep you busy and earn you money for upgrades. Take the role of Maria as she tries to outdo her best-friend’s spiteful ex in a contest to win a job with the owner of the resort in Beach Party Craze, a game so captivating, you’ll feel the sand between your toes!



Gold Fever (500 points) – Take a trip back in time to explore the great American Gold Rush in this extremely addictive arcade puzzle game. Flip coins to make matches of three or more while you mine your way to Gold Country, California. Gold Fever will challenge even the most dedicated puzzle players with its clever power ups, easy to play mechanic and progressively more challenging game boards. You will enjoy one hundred and sixty strike-it-rich levels while discovering new power ups, coins and challenges as you progress.





Donkey Kong ($3.99) – Donkey Kong has once again kidnapped Pauline! Challenged by many perils, Mario™ must reach his archrival in order to save our damsel in distress. As Mario makes his way through a series of platforms while jumping and dodging obstacles, he will also need to gather disappearing keys to unlock doors to hidden rooms. Donkey Kong will stop at nothing to confuse and trap our hero. Help guide Mario as he journies to the top! With 10 stages and 100 tricky levels to solve, it is a long trek to the final confrontation!