Nintendo Download for North America

Hooray! The long wait is over! Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 (1,500 points) is finally here… or here a few days ago if you have an iPhone. Whatever, BIG SCREEN SONIC is here.  Also released this week on WiiWare? Triple Jumping Sports (500 points! Yay! Triple Jumping Sports!

Oh what a coincidence. Ivy the Kiwi? Mini is available on DSiWare today too, which was created by Yuji Naka, one of the original minds behind Sonic.  Also on DSiWare today, Datamine (500 points) and G.G. Series Super Hero Ogre (200 points).

You can check out all the details on each title after the jump.


Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 1,500 Wii Points™
Description: The sequel fans have waited 16 years to experience is finally here! Featuring enhanced game-play elements such as the classic Sonic Spin Dash and the versatile Homing Attack, Sonic 4 picks up right where Sonic and Knuckles™ left off. With Eggman finally defeated, Sonic runs off to explore new zones and uncharted lands. Dr. Eggman, furious at the destruction of the Death Egg and the failure of his plans, puts all of his most devious schemes into action. In an effort to finally rid himself of Sonic, he revisits – and improves – the very best of his creations. Get ready for the next chapter in an epic 2D saga built for old and new fans alike.

Triple Jumping Sports
The Code Monkeys Ltd.
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Triple Jumping Sports is the most advanced recreational jumping game available for the WiiWare service, immersing players in the world of competitive jumping. Most events consist of activities that are traditionally derived from hunting and combat skills. Over time these practices have evolved into a variety of competitive sports that include Long Jump, High Jump and Pole Vault. As with real-life jumping events, players have full control over the speed, height, angle and distance. All of these will influence the success of the jump.

Nintendo DSiWare

Ivy the Kiwi? Mini
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Ivy is on a search for her mother and she needs your help! Help guide Ivy by stretching vines and protecting her from treacherous terrain and mean animals that stand in her way. She’s a bird, but she can’t fly, and she’s going to need all the help she can get if she’s going to find her mother. Will Ivy find her mother? More than 50 stages provide loads of fun for the whole family.

Enjoy Gaming ltd.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: You are the safety inspector at the largest data storage facility in the world. Unfortunately, your laziness at work has led to the biggest cataclysm of the wireless age: the loss of all mankind’s data. You have been chosen to embark on a dangerous journey to retrieve the lost data. Datamine is a great arcade-style action game where you control a robot and beam at data bubbles to split and catch them. Test your skills in 100 challenging levels. Grab equipment upgrades like speed boost, sticky shots and shields. Break encrypted data and fusion bubbles that multiply when they touch others.

Genterprise, Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Cartoon Violence
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Charge up your Superhero Attacks and be a super-cool superhero. An evil army is on the march. Confront it and save the day in this superhero action game. Each time you defeat an enemy with a Hero Attack, your Hero Gauge goes up. Then, with simple button commands, you can use the charged-up Hero Gauge to unleash powerful Superhero Attacks on your foes. Continue to land Hero Attacks to keep the Hero Gauge charged and perform a devastating chain of Superhero Attacks. After you destroy the lesser enemies, a boss will appear. Defeat it to clear the level.

9 thoughts on “Nintendo Download for North America”

        1. The soundtrack for Shantae RR is actually really good. I’d place it up there with some of the better soundtracks of the video game world. And that’s a good thing cause my only beef with the original game was that the sound in general was bad.

  1. So I’ve been playing Sonic 4, and well…while it’s a decent throwback to the old games, in all honesty it could have been better. Hell for the experience we’ve been waiting YEARS for, it seems a bit unpolished. If you jump on a spring and hit the homing attack button you’ll see what I mean…You can do that “glitch” endlessly.

    The homing attack itself is fine, but I would have liked it to be a different button instead of the jump button. It really screwed me up on the casino level.

    The levels are designed very well. They love to throw traps and crap at you.

    1. I’ve been playing Sonic 4 as well and… yeah… they need to put whoever was in charge of the physics on their employment blacklist. Sonic 4’s physics are the worst physics ever. Momentum is non-existant. Hit a hill with any amount of speed and you’re far more likely to cling to the side of the hill than to pick up speed. Jump at an angle and stop holding the direction and you will fall straight down. And as people have pointed out since before the game came out, you lose speed rapidly while spinning. At least speed boosters put you in a spin automatically and then take you back to running a short while afterwards.

      I do agree with everything local said about the game though.

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