This week’s Nintendo Download is smashing for Europe.
Wii owners get two excellent retro styled titles including BIT.TRIP.VOID (1000 points) and Mega Man 10 (1000 points). The Virtual Console also returns with the arcade title Zaxxon (500 points).
DSi owners get a dose of retro Capcom action as well with the release of Dark Void Zero(500 points). Other titles added to the DSiWare service include Flips: The Bubonic Builders (500 points), Globulos Party (500 points), New English Training: Learn With Tempo – Advanced Edition (800 points), Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon (500 points), and Real Football 2010 (800 points).
Full details on each title after the jump.
WiiWare – BIT.TRIP VOID
(Aksys Games, 600 Wii Points)
The third instalment in the retro-arcade BIT.TRIP saga, BIT.TRIP VOID is a fun exploration of rhythm and music through gaming. Players have complete freedom to move around the screen in any direction, interacting with the music in brand new ways. The classic game play aesthetic remains, as colour – and the absence of colour – are explored to the fullest.
Trip out in 4-player co-op and get lost in the beat with a friend. See if you can survive the onslaught of Beats and further your own BIT.TRIP score.
WiiWare – Mega Man™ 10
(CAPCOM, 1000 Wii Points)
The original 2D classic Mega Man returns in Mega Man 10. This latest Mega Man title goes back to its old school roots with retro action, platform game play and classic 8-bit style graphics and sound.
In this, the latest instalment of Mega Man, the year is 20XX and a suspicious outbreak of Roboenza, a Robot Flu, has broken out – spreading across the world like wildfire and bringing down robots everywhere. To make matters worse, a month after the outbreak the infected robots go on a rampage, destroying the city and holding it hostage. It’s up to Mega Man to take on this sinister threat and get to the bottom of the mysterious virus.
Players will enjoy this fun-packed game and can rediscover the Mega Man experience courtesy of classically inspired new boss characters, each with their own unique weapons and vulnerabilities.
DSiWare – Dark Void™ Zero
(CAPCOM, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
After 20 years, the legendary lost project “Dark Void” is back courtesy of CAPCOM, who commissioned the recreation of the original 8-bit classic, now re-titled “Dark Void Zero”, on the Nintendo DSi system.
Players take on the character of Rusty, the first human born in the Void. As Rusty, you must battle the Watchers in an attempt to foil their quest for world domination. With the aid of Nikola Tesla and a state-of-the-art rocket pack, Rusty must take down the Watchers and their minions across three intense levels of action and intrigue.
DSiWare – Flips: The Bubonic Builders*
(Electronic Arts, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
The builders are in to replace the girls’ toilet block at St Sebastian’s, but they’re more interested in cups of tea and instant noodle snacks than doing any work. James suspects some evil intent is afoot, but Alexander and Lenny are less convinced…until a strange accident reveals the truth. How will the three best friends stop St Sebastian’s being reduced to rubble?
Flips Interactive Books – the Fun New Way for Kids to Read.
DSiWare – Globulos Party*
(GlobZ, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
Globulos Party is a collection of fun-packed, mini-games. With a total of 20 games players will be spoilt for choice. Choose from: 4-Square, Arena, Basket, Bomber, Bomber-King, Croquet, Darts, Darts-King, Football, Funky-Football, Ice Hockey, Monster, Pétanque, Pinball, Rally, Rugby, Snooker, Sumo, Tic-Tac-Toe, Volley.
Globulos Party has been elected “best game of the year” for handheld consoles by the Milthon French Awards jury who particularly appreciated playing the game in multiplayer.
Providing over 15 hours of solo fun and an unlimited lifetime with the 3 multiplayer modes – you might want to put in some solo practice first – you don’t want your friends to beat you in multiplayer mode.
DSiWare – New English Training: Learn with Tempo – Advanced Edition*
(Nintendo, 800 Nintendo DSi Points)
New English Training: Learn with Tempo brings you a series of fun exercises that will help you learn words and phrases in English which you’ll find useful in everyday situations.
In this Starter Edition you will learn common phrases by speaking aloud (using the Nintendo DSis built-in microphone) and following the vocal rhythm of native speakers. By following chapters of a story you will practise pronunciation, listening and rhythm; and by repeating the lessons, you will quickly master the basics of vocabulary and sentence construction.
The Advanced Edition also includes an Auto-listening feature enabling you to listen to English phrases on the go, by closing the Nintendo DSi and using headphones. With just a little training each day, you can learn new English skills or improve existing skills, and gain confidence in real-life situations.
DSiWare – Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon™
(Nintendo, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
Rise to Zeus’s challenge and become a high-score champion in this Greek mythology pinball game. Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon™ brings you all the lights, sounds and features of a real pinball table but on your Nintendo DSi.
Choose between Regular Game or Daily Game modes, and begin your odyssey on the quest for an almighty score. Collect tributes to boost your points – these are gained via modes based on Greek legends – The Golden Fleece, the Flight of Icarus and Medusa, who has the power to turn your steel ball into stone.
Enjoy high-speed pinball action across both screens of the Nintendo DSi, complete with an authentic dot matrix-style animated scoreboard and realistic ball physics. Keep your ears tuned for the rousing soundtrack and character voiceovers, including Brian Blessed as the voice of Zeus. For pinball fans, this is truly a gift from the gods.
DSiWare – Real Football 2010
(Gameloft, 800 Nintendo DSi Points)
Real Football – the Number 1 football game on Nintendo DSiWare – is back for the most exciting season yet. With over 245 clubs in eight leagues, nearly every player, plus three new stadiums: Bavaria, Republic & Cathedral players will be spoilt for choice. Perform flip-flaps, step-overs and more with effortless Touch Screen controls. The TV commentary adds to the realism and players can take pictures on their Nintendo DSi to customise their ball, flag or even their players. Why not challenge your friends to a tournament via DS Wireless Play to see which of you is the God of football.
Virtual Console – Zaxxon™
(SEGA, Virtual Console Arcade, 500 Wii Points)
Travel back to a time when everyone was wearing high-tops, leg warmers and had big hair. This was the early 80’s, when video game fans were wowed by the cutting edge graphics and sound effects of the first pseudo-3D intergalactic arcade shooter – Zaxxon.
Touted as the first isometric shooter, Zaxxon featured the looks and sounds of an actual aircraft flight, allowing the player to command their ship – diving, climbing and banking just like a real fighter pilot. Today, players will fly through heavily armoured space fortresses, zapping fuel tanks, dodging walls and blowing up enemy missiles. Your mission is to take the fight to the enemy fleet and destroy the aggressor ships. Blasting pixels has never been so much fun.