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Nintendo

Platform(s): Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Wii, WiiU
Genre: Hardware

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Nintendo Download (NDSi/3DS/Wii) Thursday, September 27, 2012

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2012 @ 11:40 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.

WiiWare

Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers (D4 Enterprise/500)

"Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers" is the 7th installment in the Fatal Fury fighting game franchise, and was first released in 1998.

Based on the same game mechanics as previous installments, "Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers" boasts an evolved version of the 2-line battle, as well as many new features such as: "Break Shot" - a guard cancel system that is available for several moves; also, when a character continues walking, their sway line accumulates; and when a character is knocked down, if the player expertly times the gauge and button action, the character will swiftly get back on their feet.

This time around 2 newcomers have been introduced: Li Xiang Fei the Kung-Fu master and a boxer by the name of Rick Strowd. And Geese Howard makes reappearance as playable character. Choose from 22 fighters and test your might!

No. of Players: 2 players simultaneous

Nintendo DSiWare/3DS eShop

Kart Krashers (Big John Games/$4.99/3DS/eShop)

Kart Krashers is a single player game where the player drives their kart through an exciting 10 stage circuit that spans the globe, and beyond!

Each stage has three uniquely laid out events, for a total of 30 challenging competitions. The goal is simple: collect stars and smash into objects to achieve the highest event score. Earn enough points and you will win up to three Golden Wheels in each event, which are the key to advancing in the Kart Krashers competition.

The competition starts with a team of two drivers. Emily Prix is a young girl that can fix just about anything, and who needs the Kart Krashers prize money to help her struggling family. Cross Ranson is a talented and motivated driver with attitude and a flair for danger, but is plagued by a mysterious curse that can only be broken by winning the Kart Krashers competition. Throughout the course of the circuit you will meet up with three new drivers, each with their own motivations, and each bringing new Kart capabilities and driving styles to your team.

As you unlock stages more and more of the mystery of the Kart Krasher competition is revealed. Earn enough golden wheels and your team will win the grand prize, and the honor of being known as Kart Krashing champions.

There are achievement medals to be won, and high scores to be set.

Features

  • Combines Kart Driving with Platforming
  • 30 Unique Events
  • Unlock mystery surrounding the competition
  • Achievement Medals

No. of Players: 1 player

Quarth (Konami/$2.99/3DS/eShop)

Get ready for the turbo-charged puzzle challenge of your life!

Original Release Date: December 1990

Quarth is the blockbuster puzzle challenge guaranteed to knock your socks off at a maddening, mind-numbing pace. With a rain of bionic block patterns descending upon you, you must race back and forth in your powerful Block-buster ship destroying the blocks before they blow you up. Stay alive and rake in points for every block you wipe out. If you chalk up enough points to qualify, you'll charge into bonus games where it's you against the clock and the unstoppable blocks of Quarth.

No. of Players: 1 player

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

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

"Hitori by Nikoli" contains 50 sudoku puzzles. "Hitori" is a puzzle in which you fill in any unnecessary numbers, making sure that the same number doesn't appear twice in the same line. Once you get the hang of it, you can feel the joy of figuring out the many various gimmicks thought up by the creator. This is a puzzle for real connoisseurs. 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 "Hitori" game.

No. of Players: up to 4 players

The "DENPA" Men: They Came By Wave (Genius Sonority Inc./$9.99/3DS/eShop)

Radio waves are all around you. However, what you might not know is that, at any and all times, mysterious little creatures float around near these waves. They're called "Denpa" Men. You can't see them normally, but you can find them and catch them with your Nintendo 3DS.

This is a role-playing game in which you collect Denpa Men to form a party, and use this party to explore dungeons. Each radio wave territory has its own completely unique Denpa Men, and no two of them are ever the same! Their faces, bodies, and personalities are all different, and some of them even have special skills and strong points.

There's a practically infinite number of variations!

Sometimes, you'll even find Denpa Men who are exceptionally strong. Try searching in lots of different places to form your own team of these wonderful tiny critters, and take them on an adventure to rescue a certain special someone from the clutches of the King of Evil!

Features

  • Different types of "DENPA" MEN are location-specific
  • There are many types of "DENPA" MEN, some are quite rare
  • You can find and catch new characters anytime, anywhere
  • Captured characters become characters in the game

No. of Players: 1 player

Kid Icarus: Uprising (video/available Sept. 4 at 6 a.m. PT)

An exclusive 3D montage of four released Kid Icarus: Uprising game-play trailers is now available for download in the Nintendo eShop. Throughout his epic odyssey, Pit will encounter numerous foes as he ventures through the Underworld and beyond, and in this montage you will discover some of these impressive characters.

Starting on 9/30/2012, you will even be able to stream the trailers individually in 3D on Nintendo eShop or in 2D on the official Nintendo YouTube Channel.


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