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Nintendo Download (NDSi/3DS/Wii) Thursday, July 26, 2012

by Rainier on July 26, 2012 @ 5:28 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

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (Nintendo/$3.99/3DS/eShop)

Be the bad guy and explore the many exciting levels of Kitchen Island.

The “8-bit Summer” series continues with this video game classic. Things are really cookin’ on Kitchen Island. Wario™ has heard that the pirates have a giant golden statue of Princess Toadstool. After being kicked out of the last castle by his rival, Mario™, he’s scheming to steal the statue. Help Wario collect treasure by smashing into objects and foes. Power-ups like the Bull Hat, Jet Hat and Dragon Hat will grant Wario new powers that he can use to his advantage. Find special keys to unlock treasure chests that are hidden in various levels. The more treasure you collect, the bigger the castle at the end of the game will be.

Wario’s greed knows no bounds. Help him reach the ultimate prize.

No. of Players: 1 player

Planet Crashers (Ignition Entertainment/$9.99/3DS/eShop)

As one of the youngest and brightest cadets to graduate from the esteemed Planet Crashers Academy, your first assignment couldn’t be much bigger. An intern from the Academy, Jinkle-bottom, has been sent to deliver your orders:

“Reports indicate an unknown evil has emerged from the darkest corner of the galaxy, with plans to snuff out the sun. The Academy is putting you on the job. Journey to the other side of the galaxy, and prevent the unimaginable from happening.” Are you ready to take on an adventure of a lifetime?

Features

  • Fully explore a massive universe filled with danger and adventure
  • Battle in dungeons to gain experience points, level-up weapons, and advance to nearby planets
  • Fully customizable main character means that no two heroes are the same
  • Experience an epic 3D adventure-RPG that brings a universe of thrills and excitement to your Nintendo 3DS!

No. of Players: 2 players simultaneous

Mole Mania (Nintendo/$2.99/3DS/eShop)

Blast and tunnel your way through fun and challenging puzzles. You'll dig Mole Mania!

Join Muddy Mole in a race to defeat the evil farmer, Jinbe. Work your way through each puzzle by pushing, pulling, or throwing black balls to defeat or trap enemies. Blast strategic exits and burrow into soft soil to tunnel your way through underground paths to the next action-packed level. Defeat the bosses and solve all of the puzzles in Jinbe Land to reunite Muddy Mole with his beloved wife and kids. You'll dig the fast pace and challenging fun of Mole Mania!

No. of Players: 2 players simultaneous

Dot Runner: Complete Edition (Intense Co./$4.99/3DS/eShop)

"Dot Runner: Complete Edition" is a dot-eater action game in which dots that appear in dungeons must be devoured within the time limits.

No. of Players: 1 player

Decathlon 2012 (CINEMAX/$4.99/3DS/NDSiWare/eShop)

Roman Šebrle’s world record of 9026 points is shaking at its roots. The time has come for a competition in the premiere athletic discipline – the decathlon.

After hard training only the most versatile athlete will win. Every error will be mercilessly penalized and the chance to create a new world record will vanish away in the London fog.

10 games in one: 100 meters sprint, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400 meters run, 110 meters hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and finally the exhausting 1500 meters run.

In each discipline you control your athlete simply with the stylus, but you won’t succeed without proper timing, speed, and managing your stamina. Results achieved in individual disciplines are stored in a table and compared with the best world scores. The total score in the decathlon is calculated using a real-world formula, thus it is possible to accurately compare your score not only to the world record but also to the other athletes participating in the competition, including up to three friends with whom you take turns during the game.

Enjoy a stylish design which naturally complements the great playability of original sports games. But this time you don’t have to worry about breaking your joystick. During the track events you have to move the stylus with the correct frequency and not waste your stamina. When jumping, you have to attain the necessary speed and time your take-off correctly, and when throwing you won’t succeed without totally concentrating on your technique.

Only one athlete will get the gold medal for his country.

Features

  • 10 disciplines, a training mode, and a competition for the gold medal
  • A visual assistant for easier training in the disciplines
  • Accurate control using the stylus
  • A selection of 32 national representations
  • Game for 1 to 4 players
  • A world records table
  • A stylish design in the style of classic sporting games

No. of Players: up to 4 players

Virtual Console

World Hereos Perfect (D4 Enterprise/900 Wii Points)

This is the fourth installment in the World Heroes fighting game series, released in 1995. In this game, 16 figures from across history fight for the title of the world’s strongest. In previous installments, the amount of time you held a button down determined the strength or weakness of an attack, but that system has been removed in this game. In addition to a more orthodox fighting-game approach that enables weak, middle and strong attacks using different buttons, this game includes new elements such as the Hero Gauge, Extra Attacks and Guard Breaker Attacks, adding an exciting new layer of strategy.

No. of Players: 1 player


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