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Nintendo downloads: tripping bits, electric torches and spots

Posted by: Chad at 10/25/2010 5:50 PM
There isn't too much to write home about into this week's list of Nintendo downloads.  First up for the WiiWare is BIT.TRIP FATE (800 Wii Points) - the latest in a series of titles with a very distinct look.  It's actually a side-scrolling shooter that can be played by yourself or with a co-pilot. Then there is My Planetarium (500 Wii Points) which allows you to star gaze without exposing yourself to the great outdoors.  Both of these games are pictured below.

DSiWare gets four different titles.  The first two are both 500 DSi Points - Go! Go! Island Rescue and Spot the Difference.  The other two are only 200 DSi Points - GO Series Defense Wars and Flashlight.  Flashlight is really just an app that allows you to change the color and intensity of the light coming from your DSi.  I really wonder who would use this application for what's mentioned in the press release - "a serious source of light while taking night hikes." 

Read the full descriptions of each of the titles in the press release or head to the Wii or DSi web sites for more media. 



Oct. 25, 2010
Nintendo Download

New BIT.TRIP FATE Among Downloadable Treats for Nintendo Systems

Wanna treat yourself to some new games? There’s no trick to it. Just visit the Wii Shop Channel or Nintendo DSi Shop to browse and download hundreds of instantly enjoyable games for Wii™ and Nintendo DSi™ systems. The latest additions to the WiiWare™ service include BIT.TRIP FATE, a new entry in the acclaimed series that blends retro aesthetics with modern gaming thrills. New for the Nintendo DSiWare™ service, Go! Go! Island Rescue! invites you to endure a disaster-laden vacation, while GO Series Defense Wars challenges you to protect your base against heavily armed enemies. No matter what you plan to wear on Oct. 31, these new downloads will keep you grinning like a jack-o’-lantern.

WiiWare
BIT.TRIP FATE
Publisher: Aksys Games
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points™
Description: BIT.TRIP FATE is an on-rails side-scrolling shoot-’em-up that finds CommanderVideo riding the vibe to discover his fate. CommanderVideo will need a little help from the friends he made in BIT.TRIP RUNNER to thwart the Mingrawn Timbletot, who has mutated the world into an ugly technological nightmare. Join forces with the Junior Melchkin, CommandgirlVideo and others to increase CommanderVideo’s power and save the world. Whether you play in single-player mode or team up with a co-pilot, you’ll need a steady hand to navigate the vibe and aim your blasters at the twisted souls out to destroy you.

My Planetarium™
Publisher: Hudson Entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Alcohol Reference, Violent References
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: My Planetarium is a game that allows you to observe celestial bodies from the comfort of your living room using the Wii Remote™ controller. Choose from three main modes. Observation Mode contains approximately 20,000 celestial objects up to stars of the 7th magnitude. Changeable settings include the ability to display the latitude and longitude of constellations and choose how fast time elapses. In Planetarium Mode, you can take 11 different tours that cover subjects such as stars, nebulae, constellations and other celestial objects. The Celestial Guidebook contains detailed information and mythology on celestial objects and constellations as well as a helpful glossary of astronomy terms used in observation. Enjoy a deep look into the stars and mysterious objects that fill the night sky. (Information on celestial objects is up-to-date as of June 2010.)

Nintendo DSiWare
Go! Go! Island Rescue!
Publisher: Connect2Media
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Comic Mischief, Tobacco Reference
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: This is the worst vacation ever! The hotels are collapsing, the robot waiters are going berserk and the picturesque volcanoes are exploding. You’ll be lucky to make it out alive, let alone get a suntan. It’s time to scramble the Rescue Squad! Take control of a squad of brave firefighters who must save the hapless Darwins from all manner of disasters, including fire, floods and rampaging robots. To do this, you must throw the Darwins around the levels until they reach a fire exit. Luckily, some of the Darwins bounce, so don’t worry too much if you drop some of them. And you can always rewind time in case of any fatal accidents. With more than 50 levels of unique, laugh-out-loud game play spread across four colorful zones, panic rooms and bonus levels, Go! Go! Island Rescue! will have you smiling for hours.

Spot the Difference
Publisher: Enjoy Gaming
Players: 1-6
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Photos are displayed on both screens. You must select the areas on the bottom screen where you see a difference and find all differences in a limited amount of time. If you manage to discover the differences within the time limit, you’ll be rewarded with Cups according to your performance. There are Bronze, Silver and Gold Cups to be won. The game features 160 different photos from established photographers, with more than 1,000 combinations of differences to find in the images. Choose between one-player and multiplayer modes. The multiplayer mode is a turn-based mode in which each player must spot the differences in the same image.

GO Series Defense Wars
Publisher: Gamebridge
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Defend your base by taking control of a mini-arsenal of weapons and fighting off wave after wave of enemy attackers. Use the stylus to fire bullets and bombs at oncoming enemies. Arm your base with guns, cannons and tanks in preparation for the onslaught, then attack with everything you’ve got. Your mission is to survive. Good luck!

Flashlight
Publisher: Kaasa
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: Not Rated
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: When it’s dark, people need a simple source of light. Flashlight changes the dual screens of your Nintendo DSi system into a flashlight with added features. You can change the color and the intensity of the light. Use your Nintendo DSi system to read under a blanket or to get a serious source of light while taking night hikes. Flashlight could also be helpful in other situations, such as using the warning light when your car has broken down.

Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that both Wii and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://wii.com or http://www.nintendodsi.com.