Nintendo Download – April 25, 2011

While WiiWare is nothing to be excited about today, DSiWare is not too bad. For WiiWare, we are getting one new title in Word Searcher Deluxe and a new free demo of Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 3. For DSiWare, three new games/apps will be available today — Airport Mania: First Flight, Inchworm Animation, and Ubongo. One title we are excited about is Inchworm Animation, so be sure to send in your animations, and maybe we will feature them in a future post! As always, check out the official press release below, where we have embedded gameplay trailers.

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April 25, 2011

Which sounds more fun to you: soaring through the skies or creating brilliant animated shorts? The latest arrivals on the Nintendo DSiWare™ service invite you to try your hand at both. The bustling, high-flying world of airline travel comes to life in Airport Mania®: First Flight, while the newInchworm Animation puts an arsenal of powerful painting and animation tools within easy reach wherever you go. Check out all of this week’s additions to the WiiWare™ and Nintendo DSiWare services and set a course for instantly downloadable fun.

Nintendo DSiWare

Airport Mania: First Flight
Publisher:
Lemon Games
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Pack your bags for a trip through the skies in Airport Mania. Travel through eight amusing airports while you land a variety of planes, purchase upgrades and avoid delays. Stay on your toes, as some planes carry precious cargo and will need to land in a hurry, while others might need a trip to the repair shop. With good planning, you’re sure to make it to the gate on time. With unique challenges and whimsical characters that will put a smile on your face, this is one flight you don’t want to miss.

Inchworm Animation
Publisher:
Flat Black Films
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Inchworm Animation is a full-featured paint and animation system for the Nintendo DSi™ system. Five years in the making, Inchworm Animation lets you create mind-blowing digital paintings and animations in the palm of your hand. Use the Nintendo DSi Camera application to record video, stop-motion animation and time-lapse photography. Paint with transparency and smooth anti-aliased brushes. Create images up to 9,999-by-9,999 pixels. An easy-to-use pattern editor lets you make cool repeating patterns. Other tools include onion skin, six-level zoom, cut/paste/rotate, undo and shape primitives. Inchworm Animation‘s sophisticated layer system allows you to create structured animated scenes. Each layer can have its own independent frame loop. You can even draw on your animation as it plays. Comprehensive tutorials will show you the ropes. Export your finished masterpieces to an SD card (sold separately) as Flash or BMP image sequences.

Ubongo
Publisher:
Korner Entertainment
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Language
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Ubongo‘s mechanics are very simple. Just solve as many puzzles as you can and get gems of the same color. The player who has more gems when time runs out will be the winner. Game modes include History Mode, Quick Game, Time Attack and Multiplayer Mode. The original board game is a blockbuster in many countries.

[Below is the trailer for the WiiWare version. The DSiWare title should be very similar.]

WiiWare

Word Searcher Deluxe
Publisher:
Digital Leisure Inc.
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points™
Description: You’ll need a sharp eye and a quick mind to complete 100 themed word search puzzles. Word Searcher Deluxe contains fun words from multiple categories, including palindromes, pirates and painting. With a huge assortment of subjects to choose from, there are puzzles for everyone to enjoy. Test your vocabulary, memory and problem-solving skills with these challenging puzzles. Keep track of – and try to beat – your own play-through times again and again as words are scrambled every time you play.

[Below is a trailer for the first version, Word Searcher, which seems to be the same game, but 100 more puzzles.]

Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 3 (demo version)
Publisher:
Lexis Numérique
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: EC (Early Childhood)
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 500 Wii Points
Description: Welcome to the first fun, poetic brain-trainer for children aged 3 to 6. With the PooYoos, a merry band of adorable baby animals, children will have fun while learning the basics for development, including numbers, letters, lateralization, shapes and colors. Children get to dance with their new friends and earn lovely interactive rewards. With two levels of interactivity, children of any age or level can play the activities based on plants and music. This game has been designed for use by children who have not yet grasped reading. The instructions are spoken in French, English or Spanish, depending on the language setting of your Wii™ console.

Note: Some demo versions do not support all game features, and players cannot save their in-game progress in demo versions.

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, visithttp://wii.com or http://www.nintendodsi.com.

[PR Email from Nintendo of America]

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