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Nintendo Downloads - July 2009 (VC / WiiWare / DSiWare)

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This is the monthly thread for all download services on Wii and DSi. New releases in all three main territories are listed in the OP, as are all new game announcements and other news pertaining to the services. Contributions or corrections are most welcome.


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VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Pulseman (Genesis | 900pts) (13 July 2009)
  • Secret Command (SMS | 600pts) (13 July 2009)
  • California Games (C64 | 500pts) (6 July 2009)
  • Fantasy Zone II (SMS | 500pts) (29 June 2009)
WIIWARE
  • HB Arcade Cards (HB Studios | 500pts) (27 July 2009)
  • Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal (Telltale Games | 1000pts) (27 July 2009)
  • The Three Musketeers: One For All! (Legendo Entertainment | 900pts) (27 July 2009)
  • 5 Spots Party (Cosmonaut Games | 500pts) (20 July 2009)
  • Battle Poker (Left Field Productions | 800pts) (20 July 2009)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life As a Darklord (Square-Enix | 1000pts) (20 July 2009) (Note: Further DLC is available at a range of point values)
  • Ant Nation (Konami | 700pts) (13 July 2009)
  • Bit Boy!! (Bplus | 600pts) (13 July 2009)
  • Incoming! (JV Games Inc. | 500pts) (13 July 2009)
  • Bit.Trip.Core (Aksys Games | 600pts) (6 July 2009)
  • Bust-a-Move Plus! (Taito | 600pts) (6 July 2009)
  • Heracles Chariot Racing (Neko Entertainment | 800pts) (6 July 2009)
  • Reel Fishing Challenge (Natsume | 500pts) (29 June 2009)
  • Silver Star Reversi (Agetec | 500pts) (29 June 2009)
  • Water Warfare (Hudson | 800pts) (29 June 2009)
DSiWARE
  • Sudoku Student (Hudson | 200pts) (27 July 2009)
  • Art Style: Zengage (Nintendo | 500pts) (20 July 2009)
  • Brain Challenge (Gameloft | 800pts) (13 July 2009)
  • Art Style: Base 10 (Nintendo | 500pts) (6 July 2009)
  • Asphalt 4: Elite Racing (Gameloft | 800pts) (6 July 2009)
  • Sudoku Master (Hudson | 500pts) (29 June 2009)
The US Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSiWare catalogues are updated every Monday at 9am Pacific Time.



VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Detana!! Twinbee (TG16 | 700pts) (24 July 2009)
  • Kirby's Dream Land 3 (SNES | 900pts) (24 July 2009)
  • Musha (Megadrive | 900pts) (17 July 2009)
  • Smash Table Tennis (NES | 600pts) (17 July 2009)
  • Bomberman '94 (TG16 | 700pts) (10 July 2009)
  • Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II (NES | 600pts) (10 July 2009)
  • Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen (SNES | 900pts) (3 July 2009)
  • Pulseman (Megadrive | 900pts) (3 July 2009)
WIIWARE
  • Driift Mania (Konami | 800pts) (31 July 2009)
  • Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal (Telltale Games| 1000pts) (31 July 2009)
  • The Three Musketeers: One For All! (Legendo Entertainment | 900pts) (31 July 2009)
  • ColorZ (Exkee | 700pts) (24 July 2009)
  • Heracles: Chariot Racing (Neko Entertainment | 800pts) (24 July 2009)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life As a Darklord (Square Enix | 1000pts) (17 July 2009) (Note: Further DLC is available at a range of point values)
  • 5 Spots Party (Cosmonaut Games | 500pts) (10 July 2009)
  • Karate Phants: Gloves of Glory (Snapdragon Games | 800pts) (10 July 2009)
  • Bit Boy!! (Bplus | 600pts) (3 July 2009)
  • Gradius Rebirth (Konami | 600pts) (3 July 2009)
DSiWARE
  • Guitar Rock Tour (Gameloft | 500pts) (31 July 2009)
  • A Little Bit of... Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: Sudoku (Nintendo | 500pts) (24 July 2009)
  • A Little Bit of... Puzzle League (Nintendo | 500pts) (17 July 2009)
  • Art Style: Boxlife (Nintendo | 500pts) (10 July 2009)
  • Brain Challenge (Gameloft | 800pts) (3 July 2009)
  • Mario Calculator (Nintendo | 200pts) (3 July 2009)
  • Mario Clock (Nintendo | 200pts) (3 July 2009)
The European and Australasian Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSiWare catalogues are updated every Friday, although new titles are frequently available from around 11pm-12am GMT on Thursday.



VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Ninja Ryukenden (aka Ninja Gaiden) (Arcade | 800pts) (28 July 2009)
  • Phelios (Arcade | 800pts) (28 July 2009)
  • Final Fantasy III (NES | 500pts) (21 July 2009)
  • Rolling Thunder (Arcade | 800pts) (21 July 2009)
  • Burning Force (Arcade | 800pts) (14 July 2009)
  • Shinobi (Arcade | 800pts) (14 July 2009)
  • Sky Kid (Arcade | 800pts) (7 July 2009)
  • Super Punch-Out!! (SNES | 800pts) (7 July 2009)
  • Marvel Land (Arcade | 800pts) (30 June 2009)
  • Tantei Jinguuji Saburoo: Toki no Sugiyuku Mamani (NES | 500pts) (30 June 2009)
WIIWARE
  • Family Tennis (Arc System Works | 500pts) (28 July 2009)
  • Karaoke Joysound Wii (Hudson | 1000pts) (28 July 2009)
  • Tomy Car Driver (Takara-Tomy | 1000pts) (28 July 2009)
  • Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (Square Enix | 800pts) (21 July 2009)
  • Easy Quit Smoking Application (SilverStar Japan | 1000pts) (14 July 2009)
  • Fish Eyes Challenge (Natsume | 500pts) (14 July 2009)
  • Hirameki Card Battle: Mekuruka (Tom Create | 1000pts) (14 July 2009)
  • Kentei! TV Wii (Kosaido | 1000pts) (14 July 2009)
  • Mebius Drive (Jorudan Co. Ltd | 800pts) (14 July 2009)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord (Square-Enix | 1000pts) (30 June 2009) (Note: Further DLC is available at a range of point values)
  • Rikachan Oshare Hausu (Takara/Tomy | 1000pts) (30 June 2009)
  • Unou Kids Okigaru Unou Toreeningu (IE Institute | 800pts) (30 June 2009)
DSiWARE
  • Card Hero Speed Battle Custom (Nintendo | 800pts) (29 July 2009)
  • Game & Watch: Chef (Nintendo | 200pts) (29 July 2009)
  • Game & Watch: Helmet (Nintendo | 200pts) (29 July 2009)
  • Magical Drop Yurutto (Gmode| 500pts) (29 July 2009)
  • Othello (Arc System Works| 500pts) (29 July 2009)
  • Pocket Rurubu Hokkaido (Nintendo | 800pts) (29 July 2009)
  • Pocket Rurubu Okinawa (Nintendo | 800pts) (29 July 2009)
  • Puzzle Iroiro Crossword House Vol. 3 (Nintendo | 500pts) (29 July 2009)
  • Ura no Ura (Tomcreate| 200pts) (29 July 2009)
  • Electroplankton: Lumiloop (Nintendo | 200pts) (22 July 2009)
  • Electroplankton: Rec Rec (Nintendo | 200pts) (22 July 2009)
  • Simple DS Series Volume 1: Escape from Behind Closed Doors (D3 | 500pts) (22 July 2009)
  • Game & Watch: Ball (Nintendo | 200pts) (15 July 2009)
  • Game & Watch: Flagman (Nintendo | 200pts) (15 July 2009)
  • Game & Watch: Judge (Nintendo | 200pts) (15 July 2009)
  • Game & Watch: Vermin (Nintendo | 200pts) (15 July 2009)
  • Electroplankton: Beatnes (Nintendo | 200pts) (8 July 2009)
  • Electroplankton: Hanenbow (Nintendo | 200pts) (8 July 2009)
  • Electroplankton: Nanocarp (Nintendo | 200pts) (8 July 2009)
  • Electroplankton: Tracy (Nintendo | 200pts) (8 July 2009)
  • Mahoojin to Imeeji Keisan (IE Institute | 200pts) (1 July 2009)
  • Puzzle Iroiro: Gekkan Crossword Puzzle Vol. 2 (Nintendo | 500pts) (1 July 2009)
The Japanese Virtual Console and WiiWare catalogues are updated every Tuesday. The DSiWare catalogue is updated weekly/fortnightly on Wednesday.



PRESS RELEASES
VIRTUAL CONSOLE ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • No new announcements to date.
WIIWARE ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Arcade Darts
  • Arcade Sports
  • Chronos Twins DX
  • Doc Louis' Punch-Out!! (US Club Platinum exclusive)
  • Discipline: Birth of Empire
  • Heron: Steam Machine
  • La-Mulana
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Go For It! Light Adventure Squad
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Keep Going! Blazing Adventure Squad,
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Let's Go! Stormy Adventure Squad
  • Stunt Cars
  • The Mystery of Whiterock Castle
  • Tomenasanner
  • Worms
  • Zombie Panic in Wonderland
DSiWARE ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • The Tower DS Classic


Nintendo will occasionally make new Channels available through the Wii Shop, or update the system firmware of the Wii and DSi with new features. Any new Channels or updates will be listed here.

CHANNELS
  • No new Channels to date.
SYSTEM UPDATES
  • DSi System Update 1.4 (adds Facebook support; blocks flashcarts)
  • Wii System Update 4.1 (appears to be primarily a bug fix for an issue with SD loading and Wii Sports Resort)


The various national ratings organisations will occasionally provide advance notice of new releases and individual companies may announce forthcoming releases. These updates are listed HERE. As games are released in the corresponding regions, they will be removed from the lists.


(Thanks to donny2112, Cheesemeister, Shard, Somnid, JodyAnthony, Capndrake, inthegray, mrklaw, sfog, jesusraz, Rlan, Netto-Kun and CaptainN)
 

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The various national ratings organisations will occasionally provide advance notice of new releases and individual companies may announce forthcoming releases. These updates will be listed here. As games are released in the corresponding regions, they will be removed from the lists.

ESRB | ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE RATING BOARD (United States)

VIRTUAL CONSOLE
WIIWARE
DSiWARE

OFLC | OFFICE OF FILM AND LITERATURE CLASSIFICATION (Australia)

VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes (TGCD | Nihon Falcom)
  • Final Fight 2 (SNES | Capcom)
  • Phantasy Star (SMS | SEGA)
  • Pilotwings (SNES | Nintendo)
  • Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye (SNES | Activision)
  • Shinobi (Master System | SEGA)
  • SimEarth (TGCD | Hudson)
  • Smash Ping Pong (NES | Nintendo)
  • Strider (Megadrive | SEGA)
  • Super Mario Kart (SNES | Nintendo)
  • Super Turrican 2 (SNES | Factor 5)
  • The Revenge of Shinobi (Megadrive | SEGA)
  • Twinbee (NES | Konami)
  • World Heroes 2 (Neo Geo | D4 Enterprise)
WIIWARE
  • 3-2-1, Rattle Battle! (Tecmo)
  • Family Mini Golf (Aksys Games)
  • Family Pirate Party (Aksys Games)
  • LIT (WayForward)
  • Mahjong (Cosmico)
  • Military Madness (Hudson)
  • Mr. Driller (Namco)
  • Picturebook Games: A Pop-Up Adventure (Nintendo)
  • Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy - Rush (The Game Factory)
  • Solitaire (Cosmico)
  • Spaceball: Revolution (Virtual Toys)
  • Texas Hold'Em Poker (Gameloft)
  • The Three Musketeers: One For All! (Legendo Entertainment)
  • TV Show King 2 (Gameloft)
  • UNO (Gameloft)
  • We Rock: Drum King (505 Games)
  • You, Me and the Cubes (Nintendo)
DSiWARE
  • Guitar Rock Tour (Gameloft)
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! (Nintendo)
  • Pop+ Solo (Nnooo)
  • UNO (Gameloft)

PEGI | PAN EUROPEAN GAME INFORMATION (Europe)

VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Earthworm Jim 2 (Megadrive | Interplay)
  • Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye (SNES | Activision)
  • Sonic & Knuckles (Megadrive | SEGA)
  • Strider (Megadrive | SEGA)
WIIWARE
  • 3-2-1, Rattle Battle! (Tecmo)
  • Bit.Trip.Core (Aksys Games)
  • Dragon Master Spell Caster (Stickmen Limited)
  • Family Mini Golf (Aksys Games)
  • HB Arcade Cards (HB Studios)
  • Magnetis (Yullaby)
  • Manic Monkey Mayhem (Pinnacle Entertainment)
  • Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy - Rush (K.E. Mathiasen A/S)
  • Sandy Beach (Konami)
  • Spaceball: Revolution (Virtual Toys)
  • Squibs Arcade (Alten8)
  • Texas Hold'em Poker (Gameloft)
  • We Rock: Guitar King (505 Games)
  • You, Me and the Cubes (Nintendo)
DSiWARE
  • Guitar Rock Tour (Gameloft)


USK | UNTERHALTUNGSSOFTWARE SELBSTKONTROLLE (Germany)

VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye (SNES | Activision)
  • Wizball (C64 | Commodore Gaming)
WIIWARE
  • Dragon Master Spell Caster (Stickmen Entertainment)
  • Family Pirate Party (TOMY Corporation)
  • Puzzle Bobble Plus! (Square Enix)
  • Sexy Poker (Gameloft)
  • Spaceball: Revolution (Virtual Toys)



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There are many titles in the various catalogues that have only been released in one or two of the three major territories, despite having equivalent localised versions. This list is an attempt to highlight the discrepancies and list titles that are candidates for release.

VIRTUAL CONSOLE

RELEASED IN JAPAN ONLY; HAS US ORIGINAL
  • Atomic Runner (aka Chelnov) (Genesis)
  • Black Belt (aka Hokuto no Ken) (Master System)
  • Cyber Sled (Arcade)
  • Dragon Slayer: Legend of Heroes (TGCD)
  • Dungeon Explorer 2 (TGCD)
  • Emeraldia (Arcade)
  • Final Fantasy (NES)
  • Galaga '88 (Arcade)
  • Hopping Mappy (Arcade)
  • Last Battle (aka Hokuto no Ken: Shinseiki Ura Kyuusei Aruji Densetsu) (Genesis)
  • Marvel Land (Arcade)
  • Nintendo World Cup (aka Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu Soccer-hen) (NES)
  • Nobunaga's Ambition (SNES)
  • Numan Athletics (Arcade)
  • Phelios (Genesis)
  • Return of Ishtar (Arcade)
  • Revenge of Shinobi (Genesis)
  • Shadow Dancer (Genesis)
  • Solvalou (Arcade)
  • Space Invaders (Arcade)
  • Splatterhouse (Arcade)
  • Super Mario Kart (SNES)
  • Super Smash Bros (N64)
  • Target Earth (aka Assault Suits Leynos) (Genesis)
  • Warsong (aka Langrisser) (Genesis)
  • Wings of Wor (aka Gynoug) (Genesis)
RELEASED IN EUROPE ONLY; HAS US ORIGINAL
  • California Games (C64)
  • Chop 'n Drop (aka International Karate+) (C64)
  • Cybernoid (C64)
  • Impossible Mission (C64)
  • Impossible Mission II (C64)
  • Jumpman (C64)
  • The Last Ninja 2 (C64)
  • Mayhem in Monsterland (C64)
  • Paradroid (C64)
  • Skate or Die! (NES)
  • Uridium (C64)
  • Winter Games (C64)
  • World Games (C64)
RELEASED IN JAPAN AND EUROPE; HAS US ORIGINAL
  • Crack Down (Genesis)
  • ESWAT: City under Siege (Genesis)
  • Galaxy Force II (Genesis)
  • Mario's Super Picross (SNES)
  • Super Smash Bros (N64)
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RELEASED IN JAPAN; HAS EUROPEAN ORIGINAL
  • Gynoug (Megadrive)
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ANNOUNCED FOR JAPAN; HAS US ORIGINAL
  • Dragon Buster (Arcade)
  • Dragon Saber (Arcade)
  • Dragon Spirit (Arcade)
  • Knuckleheads (Arcade)
  • Pac-Mania (Arcade)
  • Phantasy Star (Master System)
  • Rolling Thunder (Arcade)
  • Sky Kid (Arcade)
  • StarBlade (Arcade)
  • Xevious (Arcade)
 

donny2112

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Thanks for doing the monthly threads so far, Cosmonaut X! It makes things much easier to find on release day(s). :D
 

Cosmonaut X

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donny2112 said:
Thanks for doing the monthly threads so far, Cosmonaut X! It makes things much easier to find on release day(s). :D
No probs. It seems to be going down OK so far (cue hordes of dissatisfied GAFers...) and the format is fairly straightforward to maintain, so it works out for me too!
 

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Come onnnnnn Cave Story

*gets disappointed for the 100000th time*
 
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* Brain Challenge (Gameloft | 800pts) (3 July 2009)
* Mario Calculator (Nintendo | 200pts) (3 July 2009)
* Mario Clock (Nintendo | 200pts) (3 July 2009)
How hard is it for Nintendo to do this? To understand that NO one wants a week of zero games?
 

neoism

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OK Nintendo or who ever the FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!
Release Cave Story this month or ELSE!....




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neoism said:
OK Nintendo or who ever the FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!
Release Cave Story this month or ELSE!....




:(
Game is still in testing stages: http://wiiware.nintendolife.com/news/2009/07/cave_story_nearing_the_finish_line

Developer ironing out some bugs.
Still waiting for the WiiWare version of Cave Story? Looks like the wait'll be just a little bit longer, but hopefully not too long.
An update over at developer Nicalis' official blog via ********** throws us a few morsels regarding the game's progress. Fortunately, it's looking good!
We still have bugs that need to be fixed. Probably about two dozen or so minor little ones that we need to address.
According to the post, both the remixed and original versions of the audio and artwork are all done, and the game is clocking in at a smooth 60fps. The approval process for DLC Wi-Fi access has begun, too.
Shouldn't be much longer now!
 

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Anyone tried Sudoku Master yet? I'm getting a DSi soon and I'm tired of popping in brain age and go through some talking head's memorization game every time I just want to solve a Sudoku puzzle.
 

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jasonng said:
Anyone tried Sudoku Master yet? I'm getting a DSi soon and I'm tired of popping in brain age and go through some talking head's memorization game every time I just want to solve a Sudoku puzzle.
I have the EU version and it's pretty great. The interface is really solid and quick, letting you highlight particular numbers on the puzzle (ie you could have all the squares with threes highlighted with a green background). I was actually surprised in that I prefer it quite significantly to Brain Training's. If you fancy quick, portably sudoku, it does the job very well.
 

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has a new episode for FFIV been released?? (man i said i'd wait until all the episodes are released but couldn't help it >_<)
 

Hours Left

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has a new episode for FFIV been released?? (man i said i'd wait until all the episodes are released but couldn't help it >_<)
Three new tales next Monday. (July 6th)
 

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jasonng said:
Anyone tried Sudoku Master yet? I'm getting a DSi soon and I'm tired of popping in brain age and go through some talking head's memorization game every time I just want to solve a Sudoku puzzle.
hudson's sudoku on the iphone was really great, and this version has a cool mascot to lead you through it, too. i'm wondering if i should by it myself, is 150 puzzles a lot?
 

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I probably wouldn't be so disappointed with the lack of Cave Story week after week if not for that post on the Nicalis blog entitled "The Final Countdown", which led me to believe that the game was on the verge of release.

I notice that I almost typed "weak after weak", which basically sums up my opinion of the VC these last few months.
 

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sorry been outta the wiiware/vc loop for a while, but what happened to that contra "re-boot" that was supposed to come out or was it bs?
 

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According to the Wii Shop, the remaining games this Hanabi Festival are:

-Bomberman '94 (TG)
-Detana!! Twinbee (TG)
-Kirby's Dream Land 3 (SNES)
-MUSHA (Mega Drive)
-Smash Table Tennis (Smash Ping Pong, NES)
-Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II (NES)
 

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That'll be Twinbee, Kirby's Dream Land 3 and MUSHA for me then, and Startropics 2 after I get round to buying and completing the first game.
 
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According to the Wii Shop, the remaining games this Hanabi Festival are:

-Bomberman '94 (TG)
-Detana!! Twinbee (TG)
-Kirby's Dream Land 3 (SNES)
-MUSHA (Mega Drive)
-Smash Table Tennis (Smash Ping Pong, NES)
-Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II (NES)

Interesting, aren't there still some PEGI rated imports that aren't part of this Hanabi Festival?
 

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Thanks for doing the monthly threads so far, Cosmonaut X! It makes things much easier to find on release day(s). :D
Yeah cheers, Cosmonaut X.

These threads are a massive help.

Please keep it up!
 

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Here's the Electoplankton schedual (they're kinda words and kinda not like Pokemon maybe someone can recognize stuff in here):

7/8:
Toreepii
Hanenbon
Nanokaapu
Tsuriganemushi

7/22:
Rekkurekku
Hikarinowa

8/??:
Ruminarian
Taiyouchuu
Marinsonou
Porupoisu

10 total, 200 points each.
 

Cosmonaut X

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Somnid said:
Here's the Electoplankton schedual (they're kinda words and kinda not like Pokemon maybe someone can recognize stuff in here):
They're releasing each type of plankton it seems, so:

7/8:
Toreepii (Tracy?)
Hanenbon (Hanenbow)
Nanokaapu (Nanocarp)
Tsuriganemushi

7/22:
Rekkurekku (Rec-Rec)
Hikarinowa

8/??:
Ruminarian (Luminaria)
Taiyouchuu
Marinsonou (Marine-Snow)
Porupoisu
Not sure about the rest, but they should include:

Beatnes
Sun-Animalcule
Lumiloop
Volvoice
 

Haruspex

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DSiWare is just laughable, not only do they charge the extortionate fee of £9 for 1,000 points, but they also give us clocks, calculators, sudoku and brain games what seems to be every damn week. The Electroplankton are at least keeping some sort of hope alive... oh wait they are the same Plankton as in the full retail release. Sigh.
 

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Haruspex said:
DSiWare is just laughable, not only do they charge the extortionate fee of £9 for 1,000 points, but they also give us clocks, calculators, sudoku and brain games what seems to be every damn week. The Electroplankton are at least keeping some sort of hope alive... oh wait they are the same Plankton as in the full retail release. Sigh.
just out of curiosity, did you beat all the cool dsiware games out yet?
 

Haruspex

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blu said:
just out of curiosity, did you beat all the cool dsiware games out yet?
What are all those cool DSiWare games you speak of? A few art-style titles and that's all.
 

blu

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Haruspex said:
What are all those cool DSiWare games you speak of? A few art-style titles and that's all.
so, did you?
 

Haruspex

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blu said:
so, did you?
You can't usually 'beat' puzzle games, just keep aiming for a higher score. Or would you care to list those great DSiWare titles that don't belong to the art-style series? Even the rabid Nintendo fans I come across concede DSiWare is a joke right now.
 

Stumpokapow

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just out of curiosity, did you beat all the cool dsiware games out yet?
His originally complaint is totally valid.

The comparative quantity, quality, ease of purchasing, and pricing on the app store is miles ahead of DSiWare and structurally always will be.
 

blu

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Haruspex said:
You can't usually 'beat' puzzle games, just keep aiming for a higher score. Or would you care to list those great DSiWare titles that don't belong to the art-style series? Even the rabid Nintendo fans I come across concede DSiWare is a joke right now.
while you can always get a higher score, i don't think you have even played the games in question, 'cause otherwise you'd have known whether you can 'beat them' or not. so i think that satisfies my curiosity - thank, you.

Stumpokapow said:
His originally complaint is totally valid.

The comparative quantity, quality, ease of purchasing, and pricing on the app store is miles ahead of DSiWare and structurally always will be.
i guess that's why i haven't bought anything from the app store for a month, but have been buying dsiware on a rather regular basis for that period. go figure.

see, there's a problem with the gamer's mentality in general: they're hard to please in case they decide 'nothing interests' them - and they can decide that on a whim. then the question of 'are there good games out there?' does not stand to them at all.

and this is before we even touch on the habitual 'there's some good stuff but i want way more!' attitude.
 

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I don't see what's wrong with Electroplankton. Most people never played it because of the niche online-only release. DSiWare is a perfect place for it, and seeing as the whole lot of them costs the same amount as the actual game it's a good deal because you can break off the weaker parts if you wanted.

But most of the people bashing DSiWare are the same people who bash the DSi. I really haven't seen people dissatisfied with the system that own it (except the people who do this with every console immediately after launch) and most of DSiWare is quality, I just wouldn't pay for the clocks (though I totally bought the Tingle Pack because I'm a Tingle fan).

It has a ways to go, but it's showing a lot of potential in many areas. Hopefully the West will get Flipnote Studio sometime soon. That pretty much justifies everything.
 

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blu said:
while you can always get a higher score, i don't think you have even played the games in question, 'cause otherwise you'd have known whether you can 'beat them' or not. so i think that satisfies my curiosity - thank, you.


i guess that's why i haven't bought anything from the app store for a month, but have been buying dsiware on a rather regular basis for that period. go figure.

see, there's a problem with the gamer's mentality in general: they're hard to please in case they decide 'nothing interests' them - and they can decide that on a whim. then the question of 'are there good games out there?' does not stand to them at all.

and this is before we even touch on the habitual 'there's some good stuff but i want way more!' attitude.
Bend over and take anything you're given. And no I probably haven't beaten the game in question (Pictopic?) because I don't want to pay £9 ($15) for 1,000 points. Its a damn rip-off.
 

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Why the hell arent those crappy dsiware calculator/clock things free >_<?

And when are we gonna get decent third party support >.>?

At least Skip is on the ball >.<
 

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blu said:
i guess that's why i haven't bought anything from the app store for a month, but have been buying dsiware on a rather regular basis for that period. go figure.
You've missed out on a whack of titles, including titles very much in the vein of the games you've been buying on DSiWare--and for a good deal cheaper, particularly if you buy from the many many many many many sales that are around.

see, there's a problem with the gamer's mentality in general: they're hard to please in case they decide 'nothing interests' them - and they can decide that on a whim. then the question of 'are there good games out there?' does not stand to them at all.
Well I'm not going to speak for any other gamers, but I know what I like and I like virtually every genre. I buy a lot of games. I'm more satisfied with some systems than others.

There are good games on DSiWare. I've played Bird and Beans, Dr. Mario, Paper Airplane, American Popstar, Mighty Flip Champs, and all three Art Style games (both my girlfriend and I have DSis; I've personally just bought MFC and the three Art Style games). I'm not done playing them, I'm still enjoying them. But that doesn't mean I don't want 1) more quantity, 2) more variety, 3) better pricing, and 4) an easier / management buying system.

Like Mighty Flip Champs? I hope you've played Toki Tori--another great puzzle platformer. It's $10 on WiiWare, $5 on the App Store, and $1 during the sale that just occurred. Go Go Rescue Squad is also a little similar although more involved than MFC.

Like the Art Style games? Edge ($5), Eliss ($3, free demo), and Zen Bound ($5, free demo) are all as good or better than every released Art Style game while maintaining the same minimalist chill-out vibe; and best is that they all cost less. I'd also offer Enigmo ($3) and Galcon ($3, free demo) although they are a little more full-fledged.

Like WarioWare (?for some reason?) There are several micro-game compos on the AppStore. Like Sudoku? Like GameLoft? In terms of breadth, depth, quantity, and certainly price, it wins. In terms of UI and ease of buying. Part of this is a structural thing--virtually all games receive free post-release content updates, prices are incredibly low and sales are frequent, the wheat and the chaff separate very quickly and since developers can launch whenever they want, shitty games don't get in the way of good ones.

and this is before we even touch on the habitual 'there's some good stuff but i want way more!' attitude.
Doesn't this make sense?

If Nintendo releases 2 games a week, the best case scenario is that they're both awesome and the worst case scenario is that they're both terrible. Give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that both are games, both are excellent, and taste-wise I like half of them. This is an absurdly generous claim.

In that same week, 100+ games have been added to the app store. Let's assume that only quarter the games are any good, and only a quarter of those even resemble my taste. And none have demos. And no old games are on sale. And all the new games are at the maximum app store price point.

Given that the prospect of retail DSi-only games is long off, and given that most of us here have DSes or DSLites and thus DSiWare is a primary purchase driver for the DSi, it's fair to express exasperation at Nintendo's approach to the service.