Hey, Europe! Are you ready for the final Nintendo Download for this year? While it isn’t exactly a bang, there are still a few titles here worth looking at.
On WiiWare you can find Bejeweled 2 (1,000 points), Heavy Fire: Special Operations (500 points), and Magic Destiny Astrological Games (500 points). On DSiWare you can find Alt-Play: Jason Rohrer Anthology (200 points), Space Ace (800 points), and Spin Six (500 points).
If you’re looking for something free of charge, you can find the demo for BIT.TRIP. BEAT available to download for free! You can check out full details on each title after the jump.
WiiWare – Magic Destiny – Astrological Games
(Shanblue Interactive, 500 Wii Points)
Discover the fascinating world of astrology and let the stars guide you with Magic Destiny. With highly entertaining games, such as Runeblock, Diamonds Link and Stellar Memory, Magic Destiny – Astrological Games mixes minigames with Astrology and helps you learn to read your future with seashells, numerology, tarot cards, palmistry and fortune cookies.
Players can also use the game’s vast encyclopaedia to learn about the ancient knowledge of astrology which features detailed background information on astrological symbols. So, if you’re looking for guidance from the heavens on your New Year’s resolutions, venture into this captivating, magical world if you dare…
WiiWare – Heavy Fire: Special Operations
(Teyon, 500 Wii Points)
Join the elite army unit in Heavy Fire: Special Operations. In this classic arcade shooter, players are tasked with challenging missions set in the Middle East, but be warned, you will need a quick trigger-finger to navigate the hazards of each level.
Rise through the military ranks to achieve more powerful weapons which offer assorted features and controls, and perform combos and smash things around you to get more points! The replay function enables you to review gameplay action in a bid to improve your best score, which can then be submitted to the world ranking.
WiiWare – Bejeweled® 2
(PopCap Games, Inc., 1,000 points)
Get set to play the world’s #1 puzzle game, now available for download on WiiWare! Match three sparkling gems to make them explode in a shower of colours and points. Those with eagle eyes can aim to match four or more gems to create flashy ‘power gems’ that boost both scores and moods with brilliant cascades and combos!
Soar to gem-matching heights in ‘Classic’ mode, or race through matches pitched against the clock in ‘Action’ mode. For even more dazzling fun, test your trigger-finger and your brain cells with multi-faceted ‘Puzzles’, or enter the Zen state of ‘Endless’ play. Get ready for some fast-paced, high-carat fun with Bejeweled® 2!
Nintendo DSiWare – Alt-Play: Jason Rohrer Anthology
(Sabarasa Inc., 200 Nintendo DSi Points)
Alt-Play: Jason Rohrer Anthology brings three of his original creations to Nintendo DSiWare. In this compilation, award-winning game auteur Jason Rohrer’s work comes to Nintendo DSiWare, including three of his best games to date: Passage, Gravitation and Between.
Introducing players to some of the most unique experiences this medium has to offer, Alt-Play: Jason Rohrer Anthology not only provides absorbing gameplay features, but will provoke you into thinking about morality and life. Due to the deep themes contained within the game, and the manner in which they are presented, Rohrer’s work helps to blur the line between art and games, evoking thoughts and emotions rarely associated with gaming. The perfect cerebral challenge to see in the New Year.
Nintendo DSiWare – Space Ace®
(Digital Leisure Inc., 800 Nintendo DSi Points)
In Space Ace, this fully animated classic arcade game from legendary animator Don Bluth, you play the heroic Ace who must prevent the evil Commander Borf from taking over Earth and reducing humankind to infants. Only two people have the courage and strength to stop Borf and save Earth: the beautiful Kimberly and the heroic Ace.
However, as they approach Borf’s stronghold, Ace is hit by the Infanto Ray, changing him into a child, and Kimberly is kidnapped by the evil madman! Make your way through bizarre new worlds and fire the laser gun at your disposal in a bid to defeat your numerous foes…
With such odds stacked against you, how will you succeed? The fate of Earth is in your hands!
Nintendo DSiWare – SPIN SIX™
(Nintendo, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
Spin Six is a puzzle game guaranteed to bring a new twist to the genre. It’s all about rotating number panels to make horizontal or vertical lines of the same number to clear them from the board. While that sounds simple, the challenge lies in your ability to make chains of number panels to score even more points.
There are four unique game modes, each with various skill levels. Puzzle mode offers almost 200 puzzles split into ‘One-Turn’ or ‘Chain’ categories, or you can challenge your panel elimination skills in ‘Time Attack’ mode. Pit yourself against a time limit in ‘Score Attack’ mode, (using the Spinnerator to get into ‘Fever Time’ and really boost your score!), while ‘Chain Challenge’ is about making as many chains as you can in one go.
With easy to master, but deep gameplay, isn’t it about time you gave Spin Six a whirl?