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Spotto! Review

You are a bird, and you are so angry! So angry, in fact, that you might just go ahead and lob some explosive power at some unsuspecting creatures, causing them to explode. No, this isn’t Angry Birds. This is Spotto!, a DSiWare title created by Intelligent Systems, the nice fellows who brought us the Fire Emblem and Advanced Wars series. While Spotto! may sound like Nintendo’s answer to Angry Birds, Spotto was actually the angry bird before the Angry Birds, as the title saw release a full month before the original launch of Angry Birds.

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Nintendo Download Store, 3DS Updated

As some of you might have experienced, last week’s 3DS 2.0.0-2U update gave users the eShop, Web Browser, and the ability to pause time in Ridge Racer. Oh wait, that’s just the game freezing…

Well anyway, that little nagging issue has been resolved in the 2.1.0-3U update just starting to roll out, in addition to a general upgrade in system stability as a whole.

So since you don’t have to worry about your new hardware crashing, how about you celebrate by downloading some games for it? Nintendo’s also added a new title to the 3DS eShop, as well as a few by means of DSiWare.

If you want to get your retro on, you can now buy the Game Boy edition of Donkey Kong for a measly $3.99.

Also available via DSiWare are Gold Fever(500 Points, $4.99), Zimo: Mahjong Fanatic(200 Points, $199), Beach Party Craze(800 Points, $7.99), and Hidden Photo(500 Points, $4.99).

Not wanting to leave the Wii out of the party, the big N’s added one new title each for Virtual Console, WiiWare, and WiiWare Demos.

On the Virtual Console stage is Mega Man 5(500 Points), which I really hope will be seeing a 3DS port as well(Sooner than later please!).

With WiiWare, there’s Snail Mail(600 Points) and a demo for BIT.TRIP FLUX(Demo: Free, Full Version: 800 Points).

So there’s this week’s store updates, go play already!

Four Swords DSiWare is the GBA Title

During Nintendo’s E3 conference they announced that, to celebrate this years 25th anniversary for Zelda, DSiWare would be receiving a Four Swords title, which would be priced at the all appealing amount of $0. Unfortunately, if you were expecting an all new adventure, you’re out of luck. According to Joystiq, the title has been confirmed to be the original Game Boy Advance Four Swords title.

Four Swords was originally bundled with the GBA port of A Link to the Past, allowing for four player action using link cables.  The DSiWare version would, most likely, work via local wi-fi. Nintendo hasn’t announced if any enhancements will be made to the title, like updated visuals or online gameplay. But it is hard to complain about something that’s free.

The title is set to launch this September.

Nintendo 3DS eShop Update Live!

Late last night Nintendo finally released the long awaited June update. This update adds new functionality to the Nintendo 3DS, including the ability to transfer DSiWare bring over your DSiWare titles,  and the ability to browse the web. Although from what I’ve used of the web browser, it’s nothing to get excited about.

 

More importantly, the Nintendo 3DS’ digital download service, the eShop, launched. Until early July you get a free copy of Excite Bike optimized for the Nintendo 3DS’ 3D visuals and its wide screen display. Pokédex 3D is also available for free.  Of course, if you’re looking to spend a little cash you can go with one of the Virtual Console releases including Radar Mission, Alleyway, and the classic Super Mario Land.  And finally, you get full access to almost the entirety of DSiWare’s library. A fantastic opportunity for those who missed out on the DSi the first time around.

 

The Nintendo 3DS eShop will be updated on Thursdays in North America, separating it from the usual DSiWare, WiiWare, and Wii Virtual Console’s Monday updates. Let’s hope we start getting some of those great Virtual Console releases that have already hit Japan, like Kirby’s Adventure and Mega Man: Dr Wily’s Revenge.

MDK2 and Mighty Milky Way Hit NA WiiWare and DSiWare

DSiWare and WiiWare had some pretty big releases this week. Mighty Milky Way, from the developers behind Shantae series and Mightly Flip Champs, hit DSiWare today for 800 points. You play as the green-skinned Luma who has the ability to blow up and create plants at whim thanks to her magical staff. On WiiWare the Dreamcast classic MDK 2, one of Bioware’s early titles, for 1,000 points. It’s a third person shooter following three different characters fighting against alien race known as Shwang Shwings.

 

You can find both these titles on Nintendo’s downloadable services starting today.

 

Nintendo Download for Europe

Hey, Europe! It’s that time of the week ! Nintendo Download time! This week we have the Virtual Console title Adventure Island II (500 points)!  On WiiWare we have Where’s Wally? Fantastic Journey 2 (500 points), and a demo for Learning with PooYoos – Episode 3. And lastly we have DSiWare with Hellokids – Vol. 1 Coloring and Painting (200 points) and Successfully Learning English Year 2 (500 points).

 

Go buy Adventure Island II.

 

Nintendo Download for North America

Hey, North America! It’s Nintendo Download time! This week… Eh, nothing really of interest. On DSiWare there is Art of Ink (800 points), Slingo Quest (800 points) and Escape Trick: The Secret of Rock City Prison (500 points).  On WiiWare, Play with Birds (500 points) was added, along with a demo for Fast Draw Showdown.

 

So yeah, nothing particularly mind boggling here. Where’s Final Fantasy VI? Well, in the mean time you can check out details on each of the new titles right after the jump!

 

 

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Nintendo Download for Europe

Hey, Europe. No Virtual Console release this week, but as usual we get some DSiWare and WiiWare titles.  On DSiWare you can find Trollboarder (500 points) and Twist and Match (200 points). On WiiWare you can find Successfully Learning Mathematics Year 5 (800 points), Physiofun Pelvic Floor Training (1,000 points), and a demo for Monsteca Corral: Monsters vs. Robots.

 

Nothing particularly noteworthy from what I can tell. Now excuse me while I train for year 5 of mathematics while pelvic floor training.

Nintendo Download for North America

Even if the Hudson Software we know today is pretty much gone at this point, we can still enjoy the company that was. Today on the Virtual Console, Super Bonk (800 points) is here! The title is the first in the series on the SNES, which was followed by a Japanese only sequel.

 

Otherwise, this week we have the usual offerings from DSiWare with Anonymous Notes Chapter One – From The Abyss (200 points), A Fairy Tale (500 points), and Absolute BaseBall (500 points). On WiiWare there’s Planet Fish (500 points) and a demo for A Monsteca Corral:  Monsters vs. Robots.

 

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Nintendo Download of Europe

Europeans get a tiny update this week with only a few releases across Nintendo’s online services. First up there’s a demo for the WiiWare title Soccer Bashi. If you want a actual full game on your Wii this week though, you’ll have to turn to the Virtual Console which is now offering the Super Nintedo title Brawl Brothers (800 points).  And last, but not least, you can get GO Series: Captain Sub (200 points) on DSiWare.

 

Haven’t seen an update this small since before DSiWare existed so it was only WiiWare and Virtual Console titles.