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Nintendo Download (NDSi/3DS/Wii) Thursday, September 13, 2012

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2012 @ 4:30 p.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. 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

Mystical Ninja starring Geomon (Konami/$2.99/3DS/eShop)

Rescue your pal and defeat the pirates.

A mysterious group of pirates called The Black Ship Gang appears in the Great Edo Harbor and begins wreaking havoc across the land. Join Goemon and his friends Ebisumaru and Sasuke as they battle to save ancient Japan from the clutches of the evil gang, and rescue their fellow ninja, Yae, from the gang’s clutches. Originally released in 1998, MYSTICAL NINJA starring GOEMON is an action role-playing game featuring three different characters to control, each with unique skills. Fight your way from Karakuri Castle through bustling villages, all the way to Skull Island. Visit towns and question the inhabitants for clues. Buy items to aid your quest, and solve brain-teasing puzzles to find Yae and defeat the pirates.

No. of Players: 2 players simultaneous

Fractured Soul (Endgame Studios/$11.99/3DS/eShop)

Old-school platforming on two screens!

Fractured Soul is a classic side-scrolling platform game with a twist: it is played across both screens at once! Created by platform gamers for platform gamers, and exclusively for 3DS, Fractured Soul literally adds a new dimension to this much-loved genre.

You are forgotten. Stranded on an outpost in deep space, you remember nothing of who you are. All you know is that you are different. You are able to shift into a parallel dimension at will.

The outpost has been invaded, and is now swarming with hostiles. Escape is imperative, and with danger on all sides, it is only your unique power that can give you a fighting chance...

Features

  • Double the action: Fractured Soul takes the classic, instantly familiar platform game and brings it to the next level with dual-screen gameplay!
  • Online rankings for speed running: Compete against your friends and the world via Nintendo leaderboards.
  • Gameplay variety: 5 major zones, each bringing a unique challenge to the second screen. Your dimension-shifting journey will take you underwater, through fierce winds, scorching heat and even inverse gravity!
  • Hours of content: 30 levels across 5 zones, including both platforming and shoot-em-up game styles, as well as epic, dual-screen boss battles!
  • Hardcore challenges: Unlock challenge levels, and test your skills to the limit!

No. of Players: 1 player

Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D (Teyon/$4.99/3DS/eShop)

Gear up and join an elite Special Forces unit in Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D, an arcade-style on-rail shooter for Nintendo 3DS.

Choose from three character profiles, each with unique attributes, and use a combination of brains and brawn (but mostly brawn) to blast your way through a variety of dangerous ground, vehicle and air-based stages. And if you’re really feeling trigger-happy, you can earn additional points by blowing up the environment. Each victory sees your military rank rise, earning you increasingly powerful and upgradeable weapons.

You’ll need preternatural reflexes and a never-say-die spirit to restore peace in the ever-volatile Middle East. When the smoke clears, will you be a Special Operations legend?

Features

  • An interactive, destructible environment featuring exotic Middle Eastern locales
  • Slug your way through six diverse, challenging levels
  • Higher military ranks enable more powerful weaponry
  • A game store bursting with all kinds of cool power-ups

No. of Players: up to 4 players

Bookstore Dream (CIRCLE Entertainment/$1.99/3DS/eShop/NDSiWare)

Ever had a dream of owning you own bookstore? Now you can!

Bookstore Dream is a simulation game that allows you to manage your lovely bookstore.

Get connected with publishers and put the best books on your shelf! Be sure to keep stocks at a good level when demands go up! If you do everything right you will become a well know brand in the community!

Game Features:

  • Management is not an easy task, you have to choose what books fit your store the best! Can you handle it?
  • Create a good running bookstore and become rich!
  • Want demand soaring through the roof? Get authors to your store to meet and greet their fans!

No. of Players: 1 player

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