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Nintendo Download (NDSi/3DS/Wii) Thursday, November 17, 2011

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2011 @ 12:39 p.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.

Note: Some demo versions do not support all game features, and players cannot save their in-game progress in demo versions.

WiiWare

Pinocchio’s Puzzle (EnjoyUp Games/500 Wii Points)

Remember the puppet whose nose grew? Remember the values taught by the story? Friendship, cunning and tenderness... Will you reach the end of the story of Pinocchio through a series of puzzles?

Based on the story by Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio's Puzzle is a game in which you must solve the different, progressively more difficult puzzles as you advance in the plot. Aside from developing sensory skills and hand-eye coordination, it addes the values of an endearing and mythical story told puzzle by puzzle.

Features:

  • Enjoy with 4 friends or family members playing at once.
  • Puzzles progressively more difficult.
  • Helps develop sensory skills.
  • Fabulous, beautiful illustrations and orchestral music

No. of Players: up to 4 players

Nintendo DSiWare/3DS eShop

3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure (Nintendo/$5.99/eShop/3DS)

Delve into the land of dreams-turned-nightmares as Kirby flies with the stars in 3D.

3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure offers you a chance to explore the world of Dream Land in a whole new way. The landscape comes to life as Kirby™ crosses land, sea, and sky in his quest to restore the Star Rod. After waking from a dreamless sleep, Kirby goes to investigate the Dream Spring only to find that its source of energy has been stolen by King Dedede. Broken and divided across seven worlds, Kirby will need to use his unique ability to steal enemies' powers as he battles and to restore the pieces of the Star Rod. Without it, how can a hero fight another day if he can't get a good night's sleep? Embark on this adventure as the beloved pink character tries to save the citizens of Dream Land from a lifetime of terrible nightmares.

To enjoy the 3D effect of Nintendo 3DS software, you must experience it from the system itself. All screenshots and videos on this website have been captured in 2D mode.

No. of Players: 1 player

Play and Learn Chinese (Selectsoft/$7.99/eShop/DSiWare/3DS)

Get ready for an exciting and entertaining challenge as you match the pictures to the words you hear, and see how high you can score. You’ll be surprised by how much Chinese you’ve learned while you play! Over 700 words and phrases with entertaining visuals help you learn quickly and speak with confidence. Listen to and speak aloud Chinese words and phrases while you explore settings such as the supermarket, restaurant, and city streets. Play & Learn Chinese is easy and effective for beginners and travelers and a fun refresher for advanced and intermediate speakers!

Features:

  • Includes Game Mode and Learn Mode
  • Features over 700 everyday words and phrases
  • Learn spoken and written Mandarin Chinese
  • Subjects and situations include city streets, restaurant, supermarket, classroom, doctor's office, home, family, and more.

No. of Players: 1 player

Escape Trick: Convenience Store (Intense Co./$4.99/eShop/DSiWare/3DS)

This is a convenience store located in the Southern island. It has very few customers due to the low season…

The main character, who makes his living working here as a part-timer, heads for the store upon the owner's urgent request to cover for him for an hour. Neither customers, nor the owner are in the store so he decides to balance the accounts. The hour passes without incident. But as he is leaving, he notices that something is seriously wrong. The door won't open! Plus, the store looks somehow different. Who would lock him in here? We join him as he tries to solve this mystery. Can he get out of this place!?

Anyone can enjoy a genuine escape game with the series' well-known simple controls!

Features:

  • Tricky escape adventure

No. of Players: 1 player

The Legend of Zelda Great Fairy’s Fountain Theme (Video/Available Nov 15, 2011)

This theme song was performed by a full orchestra. This and other songs will be included on a CD packed with the initial production runs of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.


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