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Nintendo

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

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Nintendo Download (NDSi/3DS/Wii) Thursday, October 25, 2012

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2012 @ 2:18 p.m. PDT

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. To enjoy the 3D effect of Nintendo 3DS software, you must experience it from the system itself. . Use Parental Controls to restrict 3D mode for children 6 and under.

Nintendo DSiWare/3DS eShop

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Nintendo/$39.9/3DS/eShop)

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask is the fifth installment in the series, and the first one for the Nintendo 3DS system. Dive into a vibrant world filled with delightful puzzles and mind-bending intrigue.

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask will be available at retail stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Oct. 28.

Liberation Maiden (Level-5/$7.99/3DS/eShop)

The spirits that once protected the beautiful island nation of New Japan have been taken.

Level-5 and Grasshopper Manufacture’s SUDA51 team up to bring you Liberation Maiden, a full-scale 3D shooter game in the Nintendo eShop.

Players step into the role of Shoko Ozora, who rides out on her Liberator, Kamui, to protect the country of New Japan against invading forces. Shoko will face powerful opposition from an arsenal of ground forces, culminating in thrilling showdowns with the enemy’s massive mechanical Conduit Spikes.

The game brings AAA production values to the downloadable space with breathtaking animation by bones, fully voiced dialog and contributions from an all-star cast of artists, designers and musicians.

No. of Players: 1 player

NightSky (Nicalis/$9.99/3DS/eShop)

NightSky is an action-puzzle game that offers an ambient gameplay experience unlike any other on 3DS with cerebral challenges that fill uniquely designed picturesque worlds.

Each of these worlds is broken into different areas in which the player must maneuver a sphere by using realistic physics to advance. There are no enemies, no bosses, and no violence in NightSky.

An intuitive experience is friendly for casual and mainstream gamers. NightSky also offers a formidable challenge for hardcore players, with an unlockable Alternative mode. The original soundtrack by experimental jazz musician Chris Schlarb will further heighten the surreal 3D experience.

No. of Players: 1 player

Marvel Pinball 3D (Zen Studios/Demo/3DS/eShop)

Marvel Pinball 3D is the ultimate Super Hero pinball experience, featuring original tables based on legendary characters from the Marvel Universe.

  • See Tony Stark suit up for action on the Iron Man table as he fights against his infamous archenemy, the Mandarin.
  • Join Blade and Hannibal in New York to fight off the vampiric hordes led by Deacon Frost and Dracula.
  • Rally the troops and help Captain America and the Howling Commandos defend freedom against Baron Zemo and the Red Skull!
  • Defeat Doctor Doom alongside Marvel's first family, the Fantastic Four, featuring Mister Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Thing and the Human Torch.

Marvel Pinball 3D features the most advanced ball physics, online leader boards ranking you against other players, in-game friend challenges, interactive 3D models, and more!

  • Marvel Pinball is now in stunning 3D!
  • Exciting Super Hero pinball action!
  • The premiere pinball experience!

No. of Players: up to 4 players

Mutant Mudds (Renegade Kid/$8.99/3DS/eShop)

Love pixels? Fond of platformers? Is there a special place in your heart for the 8-bit and 16-bit era? Want to have fun? Yes!? Well, you’ve come to the right place, my friend. Mutant Mudds is a “12-bit” action platformer full of pixels and platforming fun!

Our hero, Max, may be just a 2D sprite, but he can leap into the third dimension by jetting between the background and the foreground playfields with his trusty jetpack in this unique dimensionally-woven experience.

Armed with a heavy-duty water cannon, Max has what he needs to vanquish his long-term nemesi: the Mutant Mudds. Max must blast and hover his way across the soiled landscape to seek out mysterious Water Sprites. Legend says collecting all of the mysterious Water Sprites will wash the filthy Mutant Mudds away for good!

NEW! Now featuring 20 FREE BONUS LEVELS. This brings the total level count to 60!!

Key Features

  • Classic 2D platformer gameplay with a 3D twist.
  • Thwart the filthy Mutant Mudds’ evil plans.
  • Run, shoot, and hover through 40 unique challenging levels.
  • Unlock mighty power-ups and gain access to secret levels.

No. of Players: 1 player

Ghosts'n Goblins (Capcom/$4.99/eShop)

Defeat the forces of evil and save your girlfriend in this haunting adventure.

Take on the role of the knight Sir Arthur, and delve into the realm of demons and monsters to rescue your girlfriend. Choose your weapons wisely and take advantage of their strengths to deal with the situation at hand. Defeat the main boss at the end of each level and pass through the gates that stand between you and Astaroth. Teach him a lesson in chivalry he’ll never forget. The stage for adventure is set. Are you brave enough for the challenge?

No. of Players: 2 players simultaneous

Castlevania: The Adventure (Konami/$3.99/eShop)

Rid the universe of Dracula’s legion of darkness and doom.

After getting his wings clipped, the death-defying Count Dracula has risen again. Desiring revenge even more than blood, he’ll descend upon you with fangs that glisten by the light of the full moon. Play the role of another hero from a long lineage of vampire hunters, the Belmont clan. Battle your way through the Count’s maze of torture chambers and vampire crypts. Unlock the castle’s secrets by locating hearts, crystals and crosses. You must also possess the strength to master the Mystic Whip, which wards off unearthly evils like the She Worm. Risk your neck and accept the challenge. If you fail to destroy Dracula now, he will rule the night forever.

No. of Players: 1 player

18th Gate (CIRCLE Entertainment/$4.99/eShop/DSiWare)

In the realm of oblivion, an abandoned palace hides many valuable treasures, but those who enter this place have no real hope of ever escaping. You play as three different heroes. Journey through 18 different dungeon areas, facing various challenges, including random monsters, traps, limited turns, hidden paths, etc.

Game Features:

  • Adventure through a dungeon with 18 different areas
  • Random enemies, traps, and bonus items
  • Play with 3 playable heroes at the same time, each with different abilities and skills

No. of Players: 1 player

Virtual Console

Shock Troopers (D4 Enterprise/900 Points)

Shock Troopers is a military-themed action game that was first released in 1997. The characters are internationally renowned mercenaries assigned to rescue Dr. George and his granddaughter, who have been kidnapped by a terrorist group calling themselves the Bloody Scorpions. In the game you have the option of forming a team using three out of the eight total mercenaries, or going solo in Lone Wolf Mode. The route you choose at the beginning will affect the progress of the game, allowing you to enjoy original game play time after time. You can also play with 2 players.

No. of Players: 2 players simultaneous


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