Nintendo Download 9-14-2009 (NA)

Oddly enough, Nintendo decided not to announce their new games via advance press release this week.  So, through some searching and waiting, we’ve got the list below.  It’s not a bad week, but we’re still shocked they did not announce it ahead of time like usual.  Maybe someone is on vacation…

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WiiWare

Spaceball: Revolution
Price: 800 Points
Publisher: Virtual Games
Players: 1-2
Desctiption: Fight your way through fifteen challenging levels in Spaceball Revolution, in which you have to reconstruct impossible shapes by shooting energy balls. It’s a race against the clock to complete the pattern in time and you’ll need to avoid enemy attacks while you try to do it!  You can use the walls to deflect your space balls in this futuristic puzzle game, which adds a level of strategy to the gameplay. There are numerous levels to take on, each with different obstacles to overcome and new puzzles to test your skills! There’s also a multiplayer mode allowing you to challenge a friend in a tense showdown in a split-screen format.

Texas Hold’em Poker
Price: 600 Points
Publisher: Gameloft
Players: 1-5 (online)
Desctiption: Prepare to experience the intensity of a real Texas Hold’em poker tournament! Whether you’re a poker novice or veteran, you’ll enjoy Tournament, Cash Game, and Heads-up mode with simple and fun Wii Remote controls. Hit the tables as one of 6 fun and charismatic characters, or import your own Mii to really put on your poker face. Take on the world’s most prestigious casinos – from Monaco to New York – and challenge opponents that won’t hesitate to taunt or comment on your playing style, creating a very realistic poker atmosphere! Even if you’ve never played poker before, you can learn all the rules and strategy with the Advanced Tutorial that teaches you everything from winning hands and betting to bluffing. Or you can impress friends with wild poker parties thanks to an Online mode that allows you to play with up to 5 friends and create your own tournaments, in addition to joining official Gameloft tournaments. You can even challenge random online opponents of any skill level you want.

Mart Racer
Price: 800 Points
Publisher: Joju Games
Players: 1-4 (local & online)
Mart Racer is an upcoming game for WiiWare. Compete against your friends to see who gets all the items in their list and runs to the cashiers before anyone else does. Play with up to 4 friends locally, or online through Wi-Fi Connection.

Virtual Console

Crash ‘n the Boys: Street Challenge
Price: 500 Points
Publisher: Aksys Games
Players: 1-2
Description:  Another tournament composed of several different challenges rocks the streets near Nekketsu High, and since series hero Kunio (Named Crash in this English version) isn’t going to turn down a challenge anytime soon, every gang in the city sends its team hoping to come up on top.

DSiWare

Oscar in Toyland
Price: 800 Points
Publisher: Filematch Ltd.
Players: 1
Description: Meet OSCAR – The new kid on the block. This fabulous jump and run game is easy to play, packed with hours of fun & non-stop action, 100’s of collectables & surprises! In psychedelic Worlds of Candy, Soda Pop, Amusement Park Rides, Board Games, Fantasy Land & more, meeting lots of cool Toys and Animals in hidden rooms and Bonus and Bogus mini games. Use Wings to Fly, Springy Shoes to Jump and Oscar’s secret weapon – his magical Yo-Yo to swing on and zap enemies in some of the craziest platform levels you’ll ever play!

Art Academy: First Semester
Price: 800 Points
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
Description: Art Academy is a portable art course that anyone can join to replace the lecture-like structure of art school, or the trial and error on canvas, with a Nintendo DSi system.  Art Academy: First Semester will guide you through the basics of using pencil and paints, which draw like the real things.  With your own paintbrush set and color palette, you will learn texturing and blending techniques, along with how to depict light and shade.  There is also Free Paint mode where you can select photos from your Nintendo DSi Camera Album to draw from.  In just a few lessons, you will be discovering your inner artist and creating your own masterpieces, with art skills that you can apply with real-life materials.

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Steve has been a Nintendo fan since the NES. He currently owns a NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, GameBoy, DS, DSi, 3DS, and 3DS XL. His favorite types of games are action platformers and multiplayer “party” games. Overall, he loves a game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours, and if that can be shared with friends, it is even better.

Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since April 2008. He started off as an avid reader, and eventually was asked to jump on the team. Currently, he enjoys writing game reviews and sharing breaking news with the fans and readers. You will also find him on the forums as an admin.

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  • DarkWish

    Full PR:

    Even if you’re no longer a student, the back-to-school season is bringing all kinds of youthful kicks to the Wii™ Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi™ Shop. The latest Nintendo DSiWare™ titles feature creative art activities and an imaginative, toy-filled joyride. Three new WiiWare™ games invite you to play cards with friends, dodge intergalactic obstacles and compete in wild grocery cart races. A new Virtual Console™ release even challenges players to partake in some heated high school hijinks. And no matter what your grade level, be sure to take advantage of this special offer: Consumers can receive 1,000 bonus Nintendo DSi Points™ by purchasing a new Nintendo DSi™ game system and connecting to the Nintendo DSi Shop by 11:59 pm Pacific time on Oct. 5, 2009. For full offer details, please visit DSiOffer.Nintendo.com

    Nintendo DSiWare

    Art Academy™: First Semester
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Players: 1
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
    Description: Art Academy is a portable art course that replaces the lecture-like structure of art school and the trial-and-error of working on canvas. Art Academy: First Semester can guide you through the basics of pencil and paints, using Nintendo DSi controls to draw like the real things. With your own paintbrush set and color palette, you’ll learn texturing and blending techniques, plus ways to depict light and shade. There’s also Free Paint mode, which allows you to select and draw from photos in your Nintendo DSi Camera Album. In just a few lessons, you’ll be discovering your inner artist and creating your own masterpieces with art skills that you can apply with real-life materials.

    Oscar in Toyland
    Publisher: Virtual Playground
    Players: 1
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
    Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
    Description: Meet Oscar, the new kid on the block. This fabulous jump-and-run game is easy to play, packed with hours of fun and nonstop action, hundreds of collectibles and surprises. In psychedelic worlds of candy, soda pop, amusement park rides, board games, fairy tales and more, you’ll meet cool toys and animals in hidden rooms, bonus and bogus mini games. Use Wings to fly, Springy Shoes to jump, and Oscar’s secret weapon, his magical Yo-Yo, to swing and zap enemies in some of the craziest platform levels you’ll ever play.

    WiiWare

    Texas Hold’Em Poker
    Publisher: Gameloft
    Players: 1-6
    ESRB Rating: T (Teen) – Simulated Gambling
    Price: 600 Wii Points™
    Description: Prepare to experience the intensity of a real Texas hold’em poker tournament. Whether you’re a poker novice or a veteran, you’ll enjoy Tournament, Cash Game and Heads-up modes with the simple-to-use Wii Remote™ controller. Hit the tables as one of six fun and charismatic characters, or import your own Mii™ character to really put on your poker face. Take on the world’s most prestigious casinos, from Monaco to New York, and challenge opponents who won’t hesitate to taunt or comment on your style, creating a very realistic poker atmosphere. You can also impress friends with wild poker parties, thanks to an online mode that allows you to play with up to five friends and create your own tournaments or join official Gameloft tournaments. You can even challenge random online opponents of any skill level. Even if you’ve never played poker before, you can learn all the rules and strategy with an Advanced Tutorial that teaches you everything from winning hands and betting to bluffing. Broadband Internet access required for online play. For more info, go to http://www.Nintendo.com.

    Spaceball: Revolution™
    Publisher: Virtual Toys
    Players: 1-2
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Fantasy Violence
    Price: 800 Wii Points
    Description: Steer your way through 15 diabolical levels in which you’ll have to reconstruct impossible figures with help from space energy balls. Race against the clock and evade obstacles to activate the correct boxes. Spaceball: Revolution will put your ability and your concentration to the test. The game also lets you compare your score with the best players around the world in various difficulty levels: Easy, Normal, Advanced and Master.

    Mart Racer
    Publisher: JoJu Games
    Players: 1-4
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Alcohol Reference, Comic Mischief
    Price: 800 Wii Points
    Description: You’re a sharp-elbowed shopper racing through the store to find items before your rivals do. Use your Wii Remote controller like a handlebar to control your shopping cart as you race through different types of stores. Vex your competitors by stunning them with plungers and stealing groceries out of their carts. Outrun them by using your drifting and aisle-jumping skills. Keep away from the security guards who want to stop the mall melee. The first player with a completed shopping list at the cash register wins. A simple and fun game that’s suitable for all ages, Mart Racer pits you against the computer or up to four players. Play with your friends and family on a split screen or compete online via Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection. (Broadband Internet access is required for online play.)

    Virtual Console

    Crash ‘N The Boys™ Street Challenge
    Original platform: NES™
    Publisher: Aksys Games
    Players: 1-2
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Cartoon Violence
    Price: 500 Wii Points
    Description: Todd Thornley, son of the head of Thornley Industries, has had it with Crash and the Southside boys. With help from other high schools, Todd decides Hiller High will take down Crash and his Southside High cronies in an unsanctioned street challenge. Take control of one of four high school teams (with four playable characters per team) and make your way through five different sporting events. Dash and bash through the 400 meter hurdles; swing to victory in the hammer throw; swim and knock out your opponent while swimming; pole vault, jump and ride a unicycle across rooftops; and use judo to fight your opponent in a one-on-one brawl. Can you lead your high school to the top of the Street Challenge?

    Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

    Remember that both Wii and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit Wii.com or NintendoDSi.com.

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