Jul 14, 2011

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Nintendo Update: July 14, 2011

Nintendo Update: July 14, 2011

This week actually has quite a meaty line-up, with numerous DSi titles, two GameBoy classics, and of course, the highlight of the week for most gamers, Netflix. Although the service doesn’t yet offer 3D videos, it’s a nice option for those without smartphones who might want to watch movies while away from their PC or TV.

 

WiiWare

3D Pixel Racing (500 points) – Classic 8-bit graphic clashes with modern 3D era: welcome to the first 3D Pixel retro-cool racing game of the world! Challenge up to 4 friends in crazy race modes! Enjoy the fast arcade action and unlock new tracks and cars. Turn on your headlights and experience the thrill of the night race! Select your favourite car and get ready to burst in the first 3D Pixel championship of the world!

 

DSiWare

*All DSiWare games are compatible with 3DS and can be purchased through the eShop. 100 points is approximately $1.

Just SING! 80s Collection (500 points) – The ’80s are back and you’re a star! Grab your Nintendo DSi and have some ultimate Karaoke fun. You can expect all the cult hits of the era: Like a Virgin, Take On Me, Never Gonna Give You Up and The Heat Is On. Style your avatar in a classic ‘80s look, and take the stage. Can you keep to the beat and hit all the notes? Perform the biggest party hits of the ’80s and experience a musical blast from the past!

 

 

 

 

Puzzle Fever (500 points) – Puzzle Fever is a true test of skill for puzzle game fans, challenging players to race to prove their mental agility. Each puzzle consists of pieces that must be fitted together on a board. There is only one possible way for players to fill in the board’s gaps with the pieces they select. The premise is simple… the fun is endless! Relax Mode: Solve puzzles without any pressure. This mode does not feature time limits. Time Attack Mode: All of the puzzles must be completed in a race against time. Players must keep their eyes on the clock, as timing is essential. Puzzles must be solved within the recommended time periods. Multiplayer: This mode offers multiplayer gameplay through the wireless communication option. Players can adjust puzzle difficulty as well as the number of puzzles they want each round to contain.

AfterZoom (500 points) – Immerse yourself into a world of hidden creatures! Our planet is full of life. Besides all the creatures that can be seen with the naked eye, there are millions of microscopic creatures with amazing features. To discover them, AfterZoom turns the camera of your Nintendo DSi or your Nintendo 3DS systems into a microscope. Explore your surroundings and discover new forms of life. Collect dozens of different species and take good care of them at the Specimens Bank. Mix the formulas you’ll need to feed your organisms at the Chemical Lab. Battle your colonies against more powerful ones to win them over and complete your collection.

Extreme Hangman 2 (200 points) – Extreme Hangman 2 is coming! New categories, worlds, animations, and backgrounds are waiting just for you. The goal in Extreme Hangman 2 is to save the hangman by guessing the word. If you guess the word, the hangman lives. If you guess wrong, the hangman dies. You only have a limited number of times you can miss, so guess carefully! The sequel Extreme Hangman 2 boasts over 3000 words in 14 totally new categories, with 10 funny animations and 4 eye-catching backgrounds to choose from. Check your skill and try to save the hangman by guessing words in three difficulty levels.

 

eShop

Game & Watch Gallery ($2.99 ) -With this, the first of the Game & Watch Gallery series, you can enjoy four different games, both in their original and revised releases. Classic versions take you back to the ’80s and a simpler time in video games. Modern versions feature your favorite characters and bring you to the present with improved play control and sound effects! In this release, you can enjoy these four titles:

  • Manhole – Don’t let pedestrians fall!
  • Fire – Rescue the jumpers!
  • Octopus – Retreive the sunken treasure!
  • Oil Panic – Catch the dripping oil!

Baseball ($2.99) – Re-live the glory of this 1989 Game Boy classic! As the pitching team, deliver a series of fastballs while adjusting curve and speed. But be careful of wearing out your pitcher! If the ball connects, your outfield or infield will back you up. Three outs by the opposing team, and it’s your turn at offense! As the batting team, shift your batter on the home plate and time their swing at the incoming ball. Try to safely reach the next base, or score for a home run! Strategize your team’s moves, and score for the winning team! It’s time to play ball!

Netflix (Free, Subscription Required) – Millions of people enjoy instantly watching TV episodes & movies streaming from Netflix with their Wii console. Now Netflix comes to the Nintendo 3DS system, allowing users to experience the same convenience and exciting content on the go. Adding to an already robust lineup of exciting 3D and 2D games and applications, Netflix truly makes the Nintendo 3DS system a device with something for everyone. Own a Wii console or other Netflix ready device? You can now pause and resume your TV shows and movies and pick up where you left off. For example, start watching at home on the Wii console—and start from the exact same spot while on the go from your Nintendo 3DS system. The free Netflix application can be downloaded from the Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo 3DS system at no cost. All you need is wireless broadband Internet access, and a Netflix unlimited membership for only $7.99 a month.