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Nintendo Download (NDSi/3DS/Wii) Thursday, July 5, 2012

by Rainier on July 5, 2012 @ 6:48 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.

WiiWare

Let's Create! Pottery (Infinite Dreams Inc./500 Points)

With "Let's Create! Pottery" making ceramics has never been more simple and fun! Become a true artist and create "one of a kind" pottery items and share them with your friends!

Throw the clay on the wheel, release all your artistic talents and take benefit of dozens of materials available in order to create your own design! Even when you glaze and fire your very first pot you will feel accomplished and relaxed as pottery is the best way to relieve your everyday stress and find your inner peace. An amazing, therapeutic and uplifting experience you can enjoy with your family and friends!

Features

  • create your own ceramics,
  • unleash your creative soul,
  • dozens of beautiful materials to choose from,
  • perfect, relaxing experience.

No. of Players: 1 player

Nintendo DSiWare/3DS eShop

The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo/$4.99/3DS/eShop)

Reunite the Triforce and send Ganon packing.

Celebrate the Nintendo eShop “8-BIT SUMMER” series with this smash-hit adventure, originally released on the NES™ console in 1987. Ganon, the King of Evil, has broken free of the Dark World and has captured Hyrule’s beloved Princess Zelda. But before she was caught, Zelda managed to shatter the Triforce of Wisdom and scatter its eight pieces throughout Hyrule. Begin your adventure by finding a small wooden sword in a dark cave. As you grow in stature, experience and strength, so do your weapons. Help Link™ collect the captured pieces of the Triforce, rescue the princess and thwart Ganon’s evil plans.

No. of Players: 1 player

NES Open Tournament Golf (Nintendo/$4.99/3DS/eShop)

How can sand traps and water be this much fun?

We all know Mario is a hero, but did you know he’s also a world-class golfer? This classic NES game from 1991 – now available for Nintendo 3DS as part of the Nintendo eShop’s “8-BIT SUMMER” series – lets you challenge another player in Stroke, Match and Tournament modes. Play on three fantasy courses in the United States, the UK and Japan, and try to win a million dollars. Make sure you keep an eye on the wind and the distance to the hole before selecting your club, or else you’ll be racking up some high scores –which is exactly what you don’t want to do in this game. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced golfer, NES Open Tournament Golf is perfect for those days when you just can’t get to the local golf course.

No. of Players: 1 player

Heroes of Ruin (Square Enix/demo/3DS/eShop)

Create your own mercenary and battle forth on your own or join forces with other heroes in 4-player co-operative multiplayer.

Test your combat skills and earn rewards by taking on new daily challenges.

No. of Players: up to 4 players

Family Tennis 3D (Arc System Works/$6.99/3DS/eShop)

The Family series comes to Nintendo 3DS with a casual tennis game!

New characters join in to bring the number of playable characters to eight and there are six different courts, all exploding with variety. With the addition of Easy Mode, absolutely anyone can play with the press of a button and look great while doing it. Start with the Tournament to unlock everything in the gallery, then why not try the minigames: Roulette Rally, Human Backboard, and Survivor?

Features

  • Six courts, all with rich different features.
  • The whole family is here! Choose any of the eight different characters.
  • With the addition of Easy Mode, absolutely anyone can play with the press of a button and look great while doing it.
  • minigames: Roulette Rally, Human Backboard, and Survivor.

No. of Players: 1 player

Akari by Nikoli (Hamster Corporation/$4.99/3DS/eShop)

With the Nikoli puzzle series, you can enjoy high-quality "Akari" puzzles, created by Nikoli, who gave the world-famous puzzle "Sudoku" its name. The Nintendo 3DS allows for the realization of simple and easy to play operability.

"Akari" is a puzzle in which you set lights based on the hint numbers in order to light up the entirety of the white space. The main features of "Akari" are the easy to understand rules, and the depth of the game. There are great numbers of patterns for which you will figure out "When the numbers and lights and spaces are combined like this, then THIS is how they are sure to match up", so you have plenty of opportunities to taste "the excitement of discovering new patterns". To ensure your long-term enjoyment, we're prepared both a "Stage Clear" mode and a "Random" mode. In "Stage Clear" mode, you progress by clearing puzzles one by one, and in "Random" mode puzzles are generated at random. Please enjoy this high-quality "Akari" game.

Features

  • 50 Akari questions are collected.
  • This famous and easily understandable puzzle was created in 2001.

No. of Players: 1 player

Topoloco (Abstraction Games/$4.99/3DS/eShop)

Meet professor Topoloco. He's absolutely crazy about topography and he is glad to have you in his world topography class!

For each of the 5 continents he covers you can practice your skills in a series of mini-games like locating cities and countries, dragging flags, and more! You can practice as much as you want in order to prepare for a final exam which you can take whenever you think you're ready. Topoloco is both a fun topography learning game and a digital atlas for all ages.

Features

  • A fun way to learn world topography!
  • Impress your friends at school!
  • Explore the atlas covering 5 continents!
  • Practice fun mini-games and take exams!

No. of Players: 1 player

3, 2, 1... WordsUp! (EnjoyUp Games/$1.99/3DS/eShop)

Show your command of the language in 3, 2, 1... WordsUp!

Build the maximum number of words with the same combination of letters. Do it before time runs out or you will lose! Challenge yourself in this unique game of wit and skill. Practice your mental agility and your knowledge of the language in 3, 2, 1... WordsUp!

Features

  • Two challenging game modes.
  • Practice vocabulary in five languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese; the perfect complement to your language course!
  • Tens of thousands of words to discover.
  • Unlimited hours of play.

No. of Players: 1 player

Virtual Console

2020 Super Baseball (D4 Enterprise/900 Wii Points)

Originally released in 1991, this is not your typical baseball game. In the near future, there are two leagues with a total of 12 teams for players to choose from. Pick your team and go for the championship. The games are held at the exclusive Cyber Egg Stadium, where the home run zone is alarmingly small and the fair zone is unusually wide. There is even a stop zone to stop any ball that lands there. As the game progresses Crackers (mines) are installed. During games, armor can be purchased to reinforce your players. All this makes for a unique baseball experience. You may be a bit perplexed at first, but once you get used to it and begin devising a strategy, you might even start enjoying all the curveballs being thrown at you.

No. of Players: 2 players simultaneous


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