Nintendo

Platform(s): Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Wii, WiiU
Genre: Hardware

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Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, November 8, 2010

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2010 @ 6:10 a.m. PST

Nintendo Co., Ltd., an interactive entertainment company based out of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 3.1 billion video games and more than 526 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Super NES, Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere.

WiiWare

Gods vs Humans (ZALLAG/1,200 Wii Points)

Embody major gods from the fabulous mythologies of Scandinavia, Egypt, Rome and Japan. As a god, you have enough power to rule the humans – all but the cheeky ones! Some of them want to enter your domain, and they’ve decided to build a tower to confront you. Use your divine powers to bring them down and show them who’s boss. Be careful not to hurt them, though – you need people to believe in you. There are 16 playable gods with distinctive powers, four hysterical bosses to defeat, 16 additional challenges for experienced players, 60 levels for the solo campaign and a special split-screen two-player mode.

1-2 players, rated E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief, Cartoon Violence

Mix Superstar ( Digital Leisure Inc./500 Wii Points)

Think you can be the next big music star? Now you’ve got all the tools at your fingertips with Mix Superstar. Create, mix and record your own royalty-free musical masterpieces right on your Wii system. There are more than 1,000 Dance, Hip Hop and Techno loops included across multiple instruments, including Drum, Bass, Synth, Guitar and voice tracks. Once you’ve created your next hit, it’s time to show it off. Mix Superstar lets you export your music creations and load them onto your computer so you can take them on the go. You can also use the WiiConnect24 system to send songs to your Wii Friends and even collaborate on mixes. The game includes full support for both the Logitech USB Microphone and Wii Speak accessory (each sold separately) so you can lay down your own vocals. The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Pay & Play service even allows you to enhance your music creation experience with additional loop packs from a variety of genres. Go on and make some noise!

1 player, rated E (Everyone)

Nintendo DSiWare

GO Series Pinball Attack! (Gamebridge/500 Nintendo DSi Points

Developed by ArtePiazza, Pinball Attack is a unique fusion of pinball, exploration and shooting. Control the flippers of a pinball machine as you go on a magical journey under the sea, inside the earth, through a jungle and into space. As the scenery passes by in the background, use the pinball to fight off enemies such as a giant blowfish, collect bonuses and grab power-ups. Defeat bosses at the end of each level to progress to the next world.

1 player, rated E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief

Adventure in Vegas: Slot Machine (Gamelion/200 Nintendo DSi Points)

Try your luck on three slot machines: Hawaiian, Pirate Treasure and Mexican Heat. The one-armed bandits in Adventure in Vegas: Slot Machine are not only uniquely themed with tunes and graphics, but they also have different special features: numbers of reels, extra buttons, winning sequences and custom bets. End your around-the-world trip in Vegas and bet the remainder of the small fortune you’ve inherited. You have to be good to be lucky! Will you acquire more luxury goods like jewelry, a bike or your own jet? Or maybe you’ll lose everything. Whatever the outcome, all you can do in Las Vegas is go for it!

1 player, rated T (Teen) – Simulated Gambling

Discolight (Kaasa/200 Nintendo DSi Points)

Party on by changing your Nintendo DSi system into a disco light. Choose between music genres such as Love, Hip Hop and Rock. A special “Disco Disco” feature will display colors that change with the rhythm of the music. Place several Nintendo DSi systems together and create your very own disco!

1 player, Not Rated


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