Nintendo downloads: fly in the sky, solve puzzles and celebrate Halloween

by: Tina -
It’s that time of week again as Nintendo rolls out their choice selections for downloadable titles on your favorite Nintendo gaming device.

Wii users will have access to three titles this week. ThruSpace (800 Wii points) is a puzzle game involving a keydron that you have to maneuver through walls. Nintendo gets festive with Happy Holidays Halloween (500 Wii points), which allows you to create Halloween cards and outfit your character in costumes.

The third Wii title is probably the most exciting of the three: Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (800 Wii points) resurrected from the SNES and tasking you with locating stolen crystals.

As for DSi gamers, Snapdots (500 DSi points) is your puzzle game of the week. Control a UFO to arrange blocks to solve the rotating puzzle. Giving you control of a different vehicle, Armada (500 DSi points) involves commanding a military aircraft carrier to guide other in-air vehicles to safety. You can indulge in classic pen-and-paper games with Academy: Tic-Tac-Toe (200 DSi points), or play the piano in 15 different songs in Music on: Playing Piano (200 DSi points).

That’s the full list this week. Check back for more of Nintendo’s weekly updates.
Virtual Console

FINAL FANTASY MYSTIC QUEST

Original platform: Super NES

Publisher: Square Enix

Players: 1

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Fantasy Violence

Price: 800 Wii Points™

Description: Return to a time of classic action and adventure. Young Benjamin embarks on a quest to reclaim the stolen crystals that are the key to balancing the four elements of the world. Experience this treasured Super NES™ game on the Wii system and save the world once more!


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ThruSpace

Publisher: Nintendo

Players: 1

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

Price: 800 Wii Points

Description: ThruSpace is an exciting puzzle game in which you move and rotate an object called a keydron through gaps in walls. Putting your keydron through a gap earns you points, but mastering this ability allows you to perform combos (picking up pairs of crystals simultaneously) and tricks (rotating the keydron so that its shadow covers all of the gap before passing through it), which are key to achieving high scores. Refine your skills in multiple game modes (Normal, Endless and Trick Challenge), brush up on the rules in Keydron Tutorial, or watch replay data in Keydron Memories. As the game progresses, the number of available keydrons, backgrounds, stages and levels will increase. If you have a broadband Internet connection, you can register your high scores on the leaderboard via Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection and compare scores with other ThruSpace players. This game is easy to play but difficult to master. Do you have the skills and reflexes necessary to overcome the increasingly complex challenges of ThruSpace?


Happy Holidays Halloween

Publisher: 505 Games

Players: 1

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

Price: 500 Wii Points

Description: Create and send fun Halloween cards! Use your imagination and dress your character in different costumes, then decorate the card choosing a background, music and lots of stickers. Using the Wii Remote™ controller, you can easily navigate through the different menus and add stickers in the position and size of your choice. Once the card is finished, write a personal note and send it to your friends.


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Snapdots

Publisher: Nintendo

Players: 1

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™

Description: Welcome to Snapdots! Complete dozens of puzzle pictures by rotating the puzzle to find the best angle and shooting blocks from your UFO. If the placement isn’t quite right, use the UFO to retrieve blocks and shoot them in different spots. Adding to the challenge, puzzles often contain several types of blocks and spots, each with its own characteristics. Journey to multiple planets to tackle puzzles individually in Puzzle mode, or try to clear as many puzzles as you can within a time limit in the frenetic Time Attack mode. In either mode, strategy and action combine to create a classic puzzle game that definitely hits the spot.


Armada

Publisher: Zoo Games, Inc.

Players: 1

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Violence

Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points

Description: Armada puts you in command of a military aircraft carrier. It’s up to you to safely land and refuel fighters, bombers and medical helicopters. Avoid deadly collisions, battle turbulent weather conditions and engage the enemy. With your reputation on the line and lives at stake, you’ll need quick thinking and smart strategies in order to protect and direct the military aircraft to safety. If you aren’t careful, enemies will surround your carrier and sabotage your mission. Take control and prove yourself a hero!


Academy: Tic-Tac-Toe

Publisher: Gamelion

Players: 1

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points

Description: One of the world’s most famous pen-and-paper games for two players can now be in your pocket wherever you go. If there’s no one around to play the game with you, don’t worry: skillful AI players will gladly play with you in any of the four Tic-Tac-Toe variants available. If a single 3-by-3 playing field makes you claustrophobic, try the new Nine Board mode that adds a nice twist and more strategic depth to the game. Prove you’re a worthy Tic-Tac-Toe player by entering the Tic-Tac-Toe League and advancing from the initial School Club League, through Academic, City, National and World Leagues, all the way up to the Super Stars League. Claim the top spot and become the Tic-Tac-Toe champ!


Music on: Playing Piano

Publisher: Abylight

Players: 1

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points

Description: Playing the piano has never been so easy and so much fun! This new collection of 15 popular songs allows you to enjoy a complete musical experience even if you have no prior knowledge of the piano. Notes transformed into rectangles appear over the piano keys to show you where, when and how to play them. The song speed increases depending on the game’s level. Music on: Playing Piano is an easy and intuitive game that will challenge your auditory and visual coordination.
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