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Nintendo Download (NDSi/3DS/Wii) Thursday, May 24, 2012

by Rainier on May 24, 2012 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT

Nintendo added one three NDSi/eShop titles to the Shop Channels, and one video. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem points to download: Game & Watch Gallery 2, Shinobi, Snakenoid DeluxeMighty Switch Force! (NDSi/3DS/eShop), and Madagascar 3 (video).

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

Game & Watch Gallery 2 (Nintendo/$3.99/eShop/3DS)

Original and updated versions of five Game & Watch hand-held games.

With the second of the Game & Watch Gallery series, you can enjoy five different games in both their original and revised versions. Classic versions will take you back to the ’80s and a simpler time in video games. Modern versions feature your favorite characters with improved play control, color and sound effects. This game is only playable in 2D.

  • In Parachute, you must rescue the parachutists. In
  • Helmet, don’t get hit in the head. In
  • Chef, flip up a gourmet meal. In
  • Vermin, whack the enemies. In
  • Donkey Kong, rescue your kidnapped sweetie.

No. of Players: 1 player

Snakenoid Deluxe (CINEMAX/$4.99/NDSi/eShop/3DS)

The game is an unique blend of classic game concepts. Using the stylus the player controls a snake on the lower screen and tries to use it to bounce the ball destroying boulders on the upper screen.

In each level the boulders are organized in a different shape.

At the same time the snake has to avoid enemies and may collect bonuses, falling out of the destroyed boulders. The aim of the game is to finish all the levels with the most points. The snake controlled by the player is composed of flexibly connected segments which bounce the ball.


  • The game is an unique blend of classic game concepts.
  • Game difficulty: EASY, NORMAL, HARD

No. of Players: 1 player

Mighty Switch Force! (WayForward Technologies/$5.99/eShop/3DS)

Space Hooligans have escaped custody and are wreaking havoc all over Planet Land!

HQ calls on cybernetic peace-keeper Patricia Wagon to bring these renegades to justice. With the help of Corporal Gendarmor and her trusty Pellet Gun, there's nothing she can't handle. When the going gets tough, Wagon activates her Helmet Siren, altering the world around her in 3D space. Even the third dimension can’t hide criminal ne’er-do-wells from the long arm of the law. Enter the mechanical shape-shifting, dimension switching world of Mighty Switch Force and blow crime away.


  • The next game in WayForward’s “Mighty” series
  • Run and gun action meets brain teasing navigation
  • Never before seen three dimensional puzzles
  • Bring the background to you -- smash foes against the screen
  • WayForward’s signature pixel animation reaches new heights; more colors and higher resolutions than ever before
  • Puzzles can be solved in 2D or 3D

Mighty Switch Force! (Includes 5 new "Bonus Levels")

New version available 5/12/12 via the Nintendo eShop. Players who already own the title can download the update for free. Newcomers will receive all bonus content included with their purchase.


  • 5 all new bonus levels
  • Enhanced stereoscopic effect to all previous levels
  • by popular request, a “retry” button for dedicated speed runners

No. of Players: 1 player

Madagascar 3 (3D Video/3DS/eShop, available May 26 at 6 a.m. PT)

Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman journey through Europe in a traveling circus as they fight to get home to the Big Apple.

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