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Nintendo Download (NDSi/3DS/Wii) Thursday, December 1, 2011

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2011 @ 5:33 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

Xmas Puzzle (EnjoyUp Games/500 Wii Points)

Enjoy the Christmas with your family using fantastic puzzles!

Xmas Puzzle is a game in which you must solve the different, progressively more difficult puzzles as you advance in the plot.

Features

  • Enjoy with 4 friends or family members playing at once.
  • Puzzles progressively more difficult.
  • Helps develop sensory skills.
  • Orchestral music.

No. of Players: up to 4 players

Nintendo DSiWare/3DS eShop

House M.D. - Episode 5: Under the Big Top (Legacy Interactive/$7.99/eShop/NDSiWare/3DS)

Dr. Gregory House and his elite diagnostic team race against the clock to unravel an all-new medical mystery.

A middle-aged circus manager is strangled by a horse, leading to a rash of unconnected symptoms. Track down the correct diagnosis by interviewing and examining the patient, running lab tests, searching locations and even performing surgery.

Features

  • Join Dr. House and his elite diagnostic team.
  • Race against the clock to solve a new medical mystery.

Adventure Island (Hudson Soft/$3.99/eShop/3DS)

Master Higgins goes on a great adventure, armed with his skateboard and stone axe.

Master Higgins sets out on a quest through Adventure Island, a group of uncharted isles filled with caves, deserts, volcanoes and glaciers. His princess has been kidnapped, and he is the only one who can save her. To aid in his search, Master Higgins will need to equip his skateboard and use a variety of weapons as he fights his way through eight different worlds.

Grab food along the way for a recharge and avoid an untimely death. Find hidden eggs for fast shortcuts and bonus items. Enlist the aid of dinosaurs as you take to the skies, or shoot fireballs at unsuspecting foes.

The search for the princess will be the adventure of a lifetime.

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.

Double Bloob (Bloober Team/$4.99/eShop/3DS)

Double Bloob is a cartoonish, arcade-style vertical shooter.

The planet needs you! Bloobs have invaded the Earth and took a little dolphin named Will as a hostage! Don’t let the Bloobs win!

We all love arcade games. Double Bloob is one of those you immediately fall in love with. The simple story of two siblings – Aen and Niua – who, with some help of Doctor Maybe's inventions, try to set the little dolphin free is a just an excuse to have a great fun while shooting hordes of Bloobs that fly out in the sky. The colorful 2D graphics enhances the gameplay and draws the player more into the story and the game world. In order to keep the player entertained, the game contains tons of weapons and power-ups. Complete 8 different worlds and 48 levels to save Will from the evil Bloobs.

Are ready for the confrontation? Who is going to be the winner? You or the Bloobs? Prepare yourself for loads of fun and invite your friends to beat your high scores!

Features

  • vertical shooter
  • action arcade game
  • cartoonish look
  • 8 worlds, 48 levels

No. of Players: 2 players simultaneous


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