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Nintendo

Platform(s): Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Wii, WiiU
Genre: Hardware

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Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, April 25, 2011

by Rainier on April 25, 2011 @ 12:55 p.m. PDT

Nintendo manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii, NDS, 3DS, and Wii U systems. Since 1983, when it launched the NES, Nintendo has sold more than 3.1 billion video games and more than 526 million hardware units globally, including the Wii, Wii U, NDS, 3DS, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, SNES, N64 and GameCube systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon.

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

WiiWare

Word Searcher Deluxe (Digital Leisure Inc./ 500 Wii Points)

You'll need a sharp eye and a quick mind to complete 100 themed word search puzzles. Word Searcher Deluxe contains fun words from multiple categories, including palindromes, pirates and painting. With a huge assortment of subjects to choose from, there are puzzles for everyone to enjoy. Test your vocabulary, memory and problem-solving skills with these challenging puzzles. Keep track of – and try to beat – your own play-through times again and again as words are scrambled every time you play.

1-4 players, rated E (Everyone)

Learning with the PooYoos: Ep. 3 (Lexis Numérique/0 Wii Points; full version available for 500 Wii Points)

Welcome to 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 basics for development, including numbers, letters, lateralization, shapes and colors. Children get to dance with their new friends and earn lovely interactive rewards. With two levels of interactivity, children of any age or level can play the activities based on plants and music. This game has been designed for use by children who have not yet grasped reading. The instructions are spoken in French, English or Spanish, depending on the language setting of your Wii console.

1 player, rated EC (Early Childhood)

Nintendo DSiWare

Airport Mania: First Flight (Lemon Games/200 Nintendo DSi Points)

Pack your bags for a trip through the skies in Airport Mania. Travel through eight amusing airports while you land a variety of planes, purchase upgrades and avoid delays. Stay on your toes, as some planes carry precious cargo and will need to land in a hurry, while others might need a trip to the repair shop. With good planning, you're sure to make it to the gate on time. With unique challenges and whimsical characters that will put a smile on your face, this is one flight you don't want to miss.

1 player, rated E (Everyone)

Inchworm Animation (Flat Black Films/ 500 Nintendo DSi Points)

Inchworm Animation is a full-featured paint and animation system for the Nintendo DSi system. Five years in the making, Inchworm Animation lets you create mind-blowing digital paintings and animations in the palm of your hand. Use the Nintendo DSi Camera application to record video, stop-motion animation and time-lapse photography. Paint with transparency and smooth anti-aliased brushes. Create images up to 9,999-by-9,999 pixels. An easy-to-use pattern editor lets you make cool repeating patterns. Other tools include onion skin, six-level zoom, cut/paste/rotate, undo and shape primitives. Inchworm Animation's sophisticated layer system allows you to create structured animated scenes. Each layer can have its own independent frame loop. You can even draw on your animation as it plays. Comprehensive tutorials will show you the ropes. Export your finished masterpieces to an SD card (sold separately) as Flash or BMP image sequences.

1 player, rated E (Everyone)

Ubongo (Korner Entertainment/500 Nintendo DSi Points)

Ubongo's mechanics are very simple. Just solve as many puzzles as you can and get gems of the same color. The player who has more gems when time runs out will be the winner. Game modes include History Mode, Quick Game, Time Attack and Multiplayer Mode. The original board game is a blockbuster in many countries.

1-2 players, rated E (Everyone) – Mild Language


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