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

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Nintendo Download (NDSi/3DS/Wii) Thursday, September 22, 2011

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2011 @ 11:16 a.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

Aya and the Cubes of Light (Object Vision Software/1000 Wii Points)

Keep on the Light! Solve the cubic mazes and rekindle the stars! Exceptional hybrid of puzzle, platform game and 3D action!

What's gotten into Cseom!? Instead of keeping the Cubes running, he's taking the Energy Packs out of the terminals! The Cubes are the power sources of the stars, and if they stop working it gets dark!

Play Aya, the daughter of the Cube Corporation. Teleport onto the Cubes to collect the Energy Packs to get the Cube engines working again. But it's not that easy to find your way around; you'll have to think around outside the box and mustn't get disorientated, even when you're upside down!

No. of Players: 1 player

3D Pixel Racing (Microforum/demo)

Classic 8-bit graphics clash with the modern 3D era – welcome to the world’s first 3D pixel retro-cool racing game.

Challenge up to four friends in crazy race modes. Enjoy fast arcade action and unlock new tracks and cars. Turn on your headlights and experience the thrill of a night race. Select your favorite car and get ready to burst ahead in the first 3D pixel championship of the world. Game modes include Single Race, Championship, Capture the Flag, Hot Pursuit and Time Trial. Variable weather conditions (sun, fog, rain, snow) are also included.

No. of Players: up to 4 players

Nintendo DSiWare/3DS eShop

Break Tactics (Agetec/$4.99/eShop/3DS)

Welcome to the war, Commander!

The flames of war raged unabated... What began as a skirmish over the border of two neighboring states flared into a bitter war that has dragged on for over a decade. The Lancaster Empire and the Duchy of Meroving are the two powers that threaten to engulf the entire continent.

Break Tactics is a full-scale tactics game. Recruit and deploy units, strategies and engage in epic battles leading your men to victory. As Commander you can increase levels, attacks and movements. Your units can increase hit points, offense and defense strength. Determine battle objectives and deploy the best units for each battle. Take full advantage of the terrain and use items to gain an advantage. Earn Break points to upgrade and level up your units. Command your army to victory and end this war once and for all.

Features

  • Earn Break Points to upgrade and level up.
  • Recruit and deploy units.
  • Use Items to gain an advantage.

No. of Players: 1 player

3D Classics: TwinBee (Nintendo/$4.99/3DS)

The popular Japanese arcade shooter is now available in 3D. Guide TwinBee as you shoot through the clouds.

This vertical-scrolling arcade game was originally available only on the Famicom system in Japan. Now, for the first time ever in North America, fans can play this classic shooter with a new 3D look. Guide the TwinBee spacecraft as you dodge and destroy waves of aerial and ground enemies. If you get hit and lose both of your ship’s arms, find an ambulance for repairs quickly. Shoot through the clouds to uncover bells. Collect the bells for extra points, or continue to shoot at them to gain different upgrades for your ship. Additional power-ups can also be collected from the ground. Fly high in the sky with your anthropomorphic spacecraft in this new version of a classic.

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

Escape Trick: Ninja Castle (INTENSE CO., Ltd./$4.99/eShop/3DS)

Once upon a time, when Ninjas were still actively working behind the scenes... A ninja who belonged to one of the ninja factions had special powers to defeat evil spirits and had become a Nuke-Nin (fugitive ninja) by breaking the tribe's rules. The man, who is said to be the strongest Ninja of the clan, is called Raiko Mitarai. For his mission, he sneaks into the gadget-laden castle's forbidden area, but gets trapped and ends up being stuck inside. This time, the game takes place in the gadget-laden castle! Can Raiko, the strongest Ninja of all, successfully get out of the castle? Play with the main character of Ninja and escape from the castle, which is full of puzzles. Inspect and touch an area when it looks suspicious. The game provides an enjoyable game play experience for everyone by solving puzzles and using items. The game is full of action elements such as using Ninjutsu by drawing a circle, taking a picture and sticking it on the Memo screen, and by using the camera feature to enjoy the “escape game”.

Features

  • Tricky escape adventure
  • Solve puzzles by using unique items
  • Use Ninjitsu and abilities to defeat enemies
  • Use the DSi Camera to post pictures to the Memo screen

Blue Man Group Foley Part II (Available on Nintendo Video Sep 22, 2011/Comedy Studio: Blue Man Group)

Every step you take, every move you make. It’s like air guitar on steroids but something just isn’t right…


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