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

kottila

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How ingenious... but I'd rather beat it normally.
I would to, but never will. I die on almost the same place in the second level every time. I tried the double paddle trick and found out there was so much left of the level that I lost my faith,
 

Somnid

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Japanese Nintendo Downloads for week of (11/22)

VC:

-Romancing Saga (SNES, Square-Enix, 800pts)
-Iron Clad (NEOCD, D4 Enterprise, 900pts)
-Space Manbow (MSX, Konami, 800pts)
-Road Fighter (MSX, Konami, 800pts)
-Penguin Adventure (MSX, Konami, 800pts)
-Galaga (ARC, Namco-Bandai, 800pts)
-Toy Pop (ARC, Namco-Bandai, 800pts)

WiiWare:

-Shindori Action! Taikoukenchi -karakuri Shiro Nazo / Shindori Action! Taikoukenchi -Karakuri Castle Mystery (Perpetuum Game, 800pts)
-Rock and Roll Climber (Nintendo, 800pts)
-530 Eco Shooter (Nintendo, 1000pts)
-Kentoushi Furifuri Boxing / Prize Fighter Boxing (Takara Tomy, 1000pts)
(No sure of the use of furifuri in this context)
-Okiraku Kart (Arc System Works, 500pts)

DSiWare:

-Katanuki (G-mode, 200pts)
-Neratte Supotto / Aiming Spot (Nintendo, 200pts)
-Uchuu wo Kareru Josei Shooting / Universe Jumping Girl Shooting (ITL, 500pts)
(Someone might have a better translation of kakeru, it means just about anything)
-Texas Hold 'em (Hudson, 500pts)
-Ponjyan (Takara Tomy, 500pts)
-Meikyoukokugo Rakubikijiten / Meikyoukokugo useful dictionary (Nintendo, 800pts)


Nintendo plans to drop a lot this week. Also, 530 Eco Shooter is a lightgun game about shooting garbage, I kid you not.
 

Somnid

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I just realized it's a type of pronouciation play. "530" is supposed to be pronounced "Gomi Zero" (Zero Garbage.)
 

cartman414

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Space Manbow? Nice. Can someone who has VC-J and downloads it give details on whether it has smooth scrolling as if it were running on at least an MSX2+?
 

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You must be psychic, look what the OFLC rated yesterday:
Yay! Wait...OFLC?

But I'm not Australian... :(

levious said:
yes! I was so mad that it wasn't included in Sonic Ultimate Genesis Collection.
Same here. I was all ready to ditch my old PS2 Genesis collection when I got the new one, and then I saw that they left Shadow Dancer off. Now I have to keep both <grumble, grumble>. That's why I'm hoping for a VC release. There were a few other games that were missing on the new Genny collection as well, but they were mostly trash.
 

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IntSys has been making a lot of things for Nintendo DD service lately, especially DSiWare. 3 Minute Rocket and Aiming Spot look neat but I wish Nintendo would have them develop ideas like these into full retail games instead.
 

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I'm trying to update my Wii Shop channel but it cancels every time when it reaches about 1/3 :( the error code is 32007, looked it up through Google and... well, I don't know. It used to be working fine before.
 

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Anyone ever take one for the team and check out Thorium Wars for DSiWare?
It was an Oct. release, but I wasn't going to bump that thread.
 

Bog

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How's that Indiana Jones SNES game? It looks like it's the Super SW series reskinned, which wouldn't be a bad thing at all.
 

Mejilan

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Supposed to be pretty damn good, and made by Factor 5 back when they weren't worthless, according to earlier posts in this thread.
 

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This might be a bit off topic, but Jake Kaufman, the composer from Shantae, is back working for Wayforward so it's likely he's return to the DSiWare Shantae

http://www.originalsoundversion.com/?p=5893

Original Sound Version said:
Jake “virt” Kaufman has confirmed to us in an upcoming OSV interview about his work on Red Faction Guerrilla that he will be moving to the Los Angeles area in January 2010 to work in-house as staff composer and sound designer at Wayforward Technologies, the creators of Shantae and Contra 4
 

GoldandBlue

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This might be a bit off topic, but Jake Kaufman, the composer from Shantae, is back working for Wayforward so it's likely he's return to the DSiWare Shantae

http://www.originalsoundversion.com/?p=5893
Also related, the latest Nintendo Power states Shantae: Risky's Revenge is now scheduled for Q1 of 2010 instead of Q4 of 2009. I was actually expecting a delay but still a major bummer. :(
 

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Mejilan said:
Anyone ever take one for the team and check out Thorium Wars for DSiWare?
It was an Oct. release, but I wasn't going to bump that thread.
I posted impressions of the game in that thread... :/

The game has pretty good 3D graphics for DSiWare (and supposedly runs at 60fps! lol), but the art is bland, the gameplay is not much to speak of, and the difficulty curve is fairly steep and you will find yourself frustrated at the game in a number of missions. It was a ~5 hour single player campaign for me (no MP in this), and there isn't much replayability unless you want to replay missions for better times. Overall, it is a neat game but I think it's pricey for what the game offers. I suppose though it is one of the better 3rd party Premium titles on the service so far, but that isn't saying much.
 

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These Wii demos will be the end of me (or my wallet). I want to buy every single one of them.
 

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Bog said:
How's that Indiana Jones SNES game? It looks like it's the Super SW series reskinned, which wouldn't be a bad thing at all.
It is a great, great game. I own the original cart, and bought the VC release.
 
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Super Mario Kart!!! YES!!! :D

When was the last time Nintendo released one of their own games on the VC in the US? Wasn't Super Punchout the last one back in Juneish!?

About damn time!

Edit: Super Smash Bros and Pilotwings are coming out by the end of December FINALLY!!! :D Screw you NOA! you've been sitting on these games all year just so that you could release them as "christmas presents" :lol
 

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I like how that gamespot article is written like people might remember Pilotwings but have probably never heard of Smash Bros.

Nuclear Muffin said:
Edit: Super Smash Bros and Pilotwings are coming out by the end of December FINALLY!!! :D Screw you NOA! you've been sitting on these games all year just so that you could release them as "christmas presents" :lol
I bought some Christmas presents in February because I found some really good clearance deals... now I just have to remember where I hid them.
 

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MyEpitomeCliché said:
According to GameSpot, Super Mario Kart is due next Monday.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6241055.html?tag=latestheadlines;title;2
Wait that means, my prediction was correct?

Anyway, I wonder if we'll see a second VC title and a Third WiiWare release this week*, I mean for this month North America has had 3 WiiWare releases and two VC releases (except last week which had 1 WiiWare release excluding demos).

*-assuming Gaijin games and the Natsume Facebook page are reliable we're getting two for sure; Bit.Trip Void and Harvest Moon: Show me your meadow My Little Shop
 

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rpmurphy said:
Wtf at first image when I googled Teyon. NSFW! :lol
God help us, yes. That company needs a new name FAST.

So, Digidrive is awesome. The touch mode is useless and impossible to play well with, but who cares. I'm still getting back in the pattern, and have only gotten to 24000 so far, but I'm gonna crack 100K soon, I know it.

Any impressions on the other new DSiWare games? Robot Rescue looks interesting, especially for 200 points, and I would totally ignore Arcade Bowling except for the David Crane part. I'd pay good money for a port of the Activision 2600 collection for the GBA - hear me, Viviendi? Didn't think so :(

All in all, Nintendo really does seem to be stepping up to the plate with downloadables. Maybe it's just the holidays, though. (So, uh, Pilotwings? Pilotwings 64? Please?)

EDIT: Oh, hey, Pilotwings!! But I want 64, too, Mr. Iwata sir. The crappy Wii Sports Resort flying game just demonstrated how much we all need PW64.
 

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Somnid said:
Japanese Nintendo Downloads for week of (11/22)

VC:

-Romancing Saga (SNES, Square-Enix, 800pts)
-Iron Clad (NEOCD, D4 Enterprise, 900pts)
-Space Manbow (MSX, Konami, 800pts)
-Road Fighter (MSX, Konami, 800pts)
-Penguin Adventure (MSX, Konami, 800pts)
-Galaga (ARC, Namco-Bandai, 800pts)
-Toy Pop (ARC, Namco-Bandai, 800pts)
Ironclad Brikinger? Are you making a joke? If not, where the heck did this come from?
 

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Nuclear Muffin said:
Super Mario Kart!!! YES!!! :D

When was the last time Nintendo released one of their own games on the VC in the US? Wasn't Super Punchout the last one back in Juneish!?

About damn time!

Edit: Super Smash Bros and Pilotwings are coming out by the end of December FINALLY!!! :D Screw you NOA! you've been sitting on these games all year just so that you could release them as "christmas presents" :lol
That's great and all, but I still want Cruis'n World N64. Stop looking at me like that!
 

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GoldandBlue said:
Also related, the latest Nintendo Power states Shantae: Risky's Revenge is now scheduled for Q1 of 2010 instead of Q4 of 2009. I was actually expecting a delay but still a major bummer. :(
:( I was looking forward to playing Shantae before Christmas too, I was even saving points for it. Guess I'll spend them on something else on DSiware.
 

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jgkspsx said:
Any impressions on the other new DSiWare games? Robot Rescue looks interesting, especially for 200 points...
Get it. I feel very much like I'm the only person on GAF to have tried it! You just have to move robots to an exit, but when you press a direction every robot moves at once. So moving a robot left to the exit might throw another robot onto a mine and blow it up, so you fail. You have to plan ahead, and be careful to keep all your robots alive. 45 levels and they get really hard. Doors, switches, cloning machines!

Some excellent puzzling and for only 200 points, bargain.
 

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It was my favorite game in Wii Sports Resort.
I was playing it on the demo station at Wal-Mart, and I guy comes up to ask me what game it was. He really liked the airplane flying. "Looks just like the real thing" was his comment. That comment aside, I love the flying part of WSR, too. :D
 

GoldandBlue

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:( I was looking forward to playing Shantae before Christmas too, I was even saving points for it. Guess I'll spend them on something else on DSiware.
I actually got a 2000 Nintendo Point card (10 bucks off with an Amazon code) that I'm at the moment planning to save for the game. Might end up spending it on some other DSiWare games that come out. Still the game looks fantastic and if a little extra time is needed for polishing then I'm not gonna complain.

I was actually thinking about making the Official thread for this game if nobody else was planning too...
 

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Crappy? I thought it was quite good. >:-( It was my favorite game in Wii Sports Resort.
I liked it OK, really, but you have to admit the wiimote-enhanced acceleration was annoying.

I probably spent more time with it than anything else in WSR...
 

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Get it. I feel very much like I'm the only person on GAF to have tried it! You just have to move robots to an exit, but when you press a direction every robot moves at once. So moving a robot left to the exit might throw another robot onto a mine and blow it up, so you fail. You have to plan ahead, and be careful to keep all your robots alive. 45 levels and they get really hard. Doors, switches, cloning machines!

Some excellent puzzling and for only 200 points, bargain.
Ok, you've convinced me. I'll get it next time I buy points for dsi.
 

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A lot of games this week!

Nintendo Download

Download New BIT.TRIP Kicks, Speeding Karts, Magic Castles and More

Among the latest downloadable games from Nintendo is BIT.TRIP VOID, a riveting new installment in the extraordinary retro-arcade series for the WiiWare™ service. You’ll also find some remarkable kid-friendly fare on WiiWare this week, including the immersive Harvest Moon®: My Little Shop. Race-loving Mario™ fans will thrill to see the original Super Mario Kart™ make its Virtual Console™ debut alongside the imaginative A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia. The Nintendo DSiWare™ service welcomes Castle Of Magic – featuring some inventive uses for the Nintendo DSi™ system’s built-in cameras – as well as five delightful additions to the Electroplankton™ series. No doubt, the variety and value found on the Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop are enough to keep holiday consumers energized through Black Friday and beyond.

WiiWare

BIT.TRIP VOID
Publisher: Aksys Games
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 600 Wii Points™
Description: The third installment in the retro-arcade BIT.TRIP saga is a synesthetic exploration of rhythm and music as they pertain to our everyday lives and moods. With a control scheme that’s new to the series yet wholly familiar to gamers, players have complete freedom to move about the screen wherever they desire, interacting with the music in brand new ways. The classic game-play aesthetic remains as color – and the absence of color – are explored to the fullest. Trip out in four-player co-op and get lost in the beat with a friend. See if you can survive the onslaught of Beats and further your own BIT.TRIP.

Harvest Moon: My Little Shop
Publisher: Natsume, Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 1,200 Wii Points
Description: Welcome to Clover Town, where you’ve just taken over your grandparents’ farm and shop. The town has fallen on hard times, though. People are leaving, businesses are struggling and the magic of the Harvest Sprites is gone. Can you turn Clover Town’s fortunes around and restore its missing magic? Raise crops and animals, then use what you farm at your shop. Keep your customers happy by making wild fruit juices, towering ice cream cones and extravagantly decorated eggs in a series of fun and fast-paced activities that use the Wii Remote™ controller to its fullest potential. Chop vegetables in midair, shake your Wii Remote controller to match your cow’s moves, roll eggs through tilting mazes and more. Use your hard-earned money to buy new crops and animals or expand and decorate your shop. Along the way, you’ll meet and befriend lots of new and interesting characters, as well as several familiar faces from the Harvest Moon series.

Little Tournament Over Yonder
Publisher: Gevo Entertainment
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: In the world of Little Tournament Over Yonder, play as a young Prince or Princess and lead your team through numerous battles. Plan and deploy your units to gain strategic advantages. Launch real-time battles between units and fight hard, fast and smart. Build your team, hire new units with different powers, then groom them with battle experience to gain level. With strategic planning and real-time, fast-paced fighting, this game is for the complete warrior – one who works his mind and his muscles. Go for Single-Player Tournament glory or challenge your friend in a 2-Player Versus match.

Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 1
Publisher: Lexis Numérique
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: EC (Early Childhood)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Welcome to the world of the PooYoos, the first fun, poetic brain trainer for children aged 3 to 6. With the PooYoos, a merry band of adorable baby animals, children will have fun while learning the developmental basics: numbers, letters, lateralization, shapes, colors and more. Children get to dance with their new friends and enjoy lovely interactive rewards. There are two levels of interactivity, so children can play according to their age and level. This game has been designed for use by children who have not yet grasped reading.

Virtual Console

Super Mario Kart
Original platform: Super NES™
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: Get in, sit down, buckle up and experience frantic kart racing in the game that started it all. Select one of eight characters from the Mario series – offering a variety of driving styles – and take on three championship cups in three different kart classes. Win enough and you’ll unlock a fourth circuit: the ultra-tough Special Cup. Crossing the finish line in first place isn’t an easy task, though, as each track has unique obstacles to conquer. Racers can obtain special power-ups that boost them to victory. For a different kind of challenge, take on a friend in multiplayer races or go head-to-head in a Battle Mode arena, where the object is to pop your opponent’s balloons before you lose your own. With more than 15 tracks to master and nearly endless replay value, Super Mario Kart is classic gaming with some banana peels thrown in for good measure.

A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia
Original platform: NES™
Publisher: Majesco Entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Blob has come from the distant planet Blobolonia in search of an Earth boy to help him save his world. Join him on this fantastic adventure, searching for treasures in mysterious caverns beneath the earth, then traveling to Blobolonia to battle the evil emperor. Discover Blob’s amazing appetite for jellybeans and the different transformations that occur with each flavor. Use these shapes to overcome even the most outrageous obstacles. A Boy and His Blob is a fantastic journey filled with constant surprises and humorous characters.

Nintendo DSiWare

Castle Of Magic
Publisher: Gameloft
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Be prepared for anything as you try to save your friend from the clutches of the horrifying magician Nefastax. Stand up to wild monsters in environments that directly influence your movement. As you navigate this universe, the ground will make you stick, slide, sink, swim, levitate and even walk on the ceiling when gravity disappears. A never-before-seen use for the Nintendo DSi Camera application lets you transform yourself into powerful new forms. Visit an in-game Photo Cabin and search for a real-life object that matches the color of the character you want to transform into. Take a picture of a blue object with your Nintendo DSi system and…presto, you’re transformed into a swordfish. You can customize game items – from coins to enemies – with pictures of your choice. Our cute hero’s adventure is just too big and immersive for one screen, so he’ll have to jump between the top and bottom screens of your Nintendo DSi system. Ready to dive into the adventure?

myNotebook: Blue™
Publisher: Nnooo
Players: 1
Price: 200 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 play your favorite pen and paper games (games not included). You can even personalize your notebook by drawing on the cover and changing the paper type with 18 unlockable paper styles. Use the pen or pencil to make notes or doodles, 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.

Electroplankton Luminarrow
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Luminarrow plankton are famous for their habit of perfectly following arrow-shaped formations. The plankton spin as they move, changing directions as soon as they come in contact with an arrow that’s pointing in another direction. The pitch of the sound they make will change depending on where the arrows are positioned. There are four types of Luminarrow: red, yellow, green and blue. Each type floats at a different speed and makes a distinctive musical tone. The four types of Luminarrow drift together to create beautiful melodies. Completely alter the direction of the arrows to change their sound dramatically.

Electroplankton Sun-Animalcule
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Sun-Animalcule plankton get their name from their tendency to emit light in a sphere around them. The plankton begin as eggs and gradually grow, emitting light and fascinating sounds throughout their entire life cycle. The sounds they make will change as they grow from infancy to maturity, growing very quickly until they disappear completely. Sun-Animalcule plankton only emerge in the morning, noon and evening. They lose strength as the night wears on; that’s when the crescent-shaped Falcato plankton take their place. The pitch of the plankton changes depending on where they grow.

Electroplankton Lumiloop
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Lumiloop plankton are curious, donut-shaped aquatic creatures. While stationary, they have the ability to spin at a very high rate of speed. As they spin, the Lumiloop emit unique sounds and a fascinating ring-shaped glow. Lumiloop plankton seem to always grow in clusters of five. They produce sounds at different pitches as they spin together, creating a beautiful harmony. This is called a pentatonic scale. Depending on where they live, Lumiloop plankton that produce several different sounds have been identified.

Electroplankton Marine-Crystals
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Resembling delicate snow crystals, Marine-Crystal plankton float elegantly on the surface of the water. The plankton get their name from their distinctive snowflake shape. They grow in clusters of 35 and line up in very orderly formations. When stimulated, Marine-Crystal plankton spin and produce vibrant sounds. While the plankton do grow in size if they are repeatedly tapped, they gradually return to their original size over time. They are born in four polygonal shapes: triangle, square, pentagon and hexagon. The ends of the crystalline protrusions also take on the same shapes. The tone of the sound they make will change depending on the shape of the Marine-Crystal plankton’s body.

Electroplankton Varvoice
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Varvoice plankton memorize the sound of human speech and repeat it over and over. They accomplish this amazing feat by oscillating the long flagellum that extends from their heads. By resonating the vibration with their water-droplet-shaped body, the plankton produce sounds that closely resemble the human voice. The body can expand and contract at will. By changing shape, they can easily manipulate the sound of the voice. Words that the Varvoice memorize and play back in reverse have a particularly strange ring to them. Researchers refer to this phenomenon as Varvoice inversion.

Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that both Wii and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit Wii.com or NintendoDSi.com.