The Nintendo Download this week is… well, there’s just not much to it this week. No Virtual Console titles, and not even a free demo on WiiWare. One could blame the holiday, perhaps, except that as far as we know, they don’t have one until next week down in the States. Still, what’s here isn’t bad, necessarily… just largely unknown.
Overflow is a fluid control-type puzzle game for WiiWare, which has you use various planks, funnels, and even portals to move Professor Lexis’s precious fuel back to his new energy-efficient (and explosion-prone) invention.
DSiWare has three titles, as usual, but until the eShop launches on June 6th, Nintendo 3DS owners can’t touch them. Nonetheless, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords provides some puzzle action-adventure fun for one player or two as you match pieces up and progress through the story.
99Bullets provides some retro arcade space-shooting fun with a twist: you must make the best use of the 99 titular bullets in each level. And 3D Twist & Match has you twisting and turning various puzzle pieces to match the shape you see on the screen.
For more details on each of this week’s downloads, check out the press release below.
NINTENDO DOWNLOAD: SPRING CLEANING TAKES NEW FORMS ON NINTENDO GAME SYSTEMS
May 23, 2011
Spring cleaning is a lot more enjoyable with the latest downloadable game offerings from Nintendo. Instead of sprucing up your home, you’re invited to dispose of supernatural enemies and unusual messes, and the only cleanup tools you’ll need are your Wii™ or Nintendo DSi™ systems. In Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords for the Nintendo DSiWare™ service, you’ll need to wipe away an undead menace that threatens to destroy their kingdom. In Overflow, now available for the WiiWare™ service, your task is to clean up a colorful but dangerous fuel spill. Some of the action in these games may get messy, but you’ve got everything it takes to restore order.
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
Publisher: 1st Playable Productions
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Suggestive Themes
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords delivers classic puzzle action combined with an epic story of good versus evil. Enter the world of Etheria, a land that is quickly becoming swamped with evil. Help protect the kingdom of Bartonia from the undead invasion and seek out the source of these vile creatures to ensure the safety of your countrymen. Challenge your skills in single-player campaign mode or battle your friends via wireless multiplayer (broadband Internet access required). Match gems and unleash devastating spells to defeat your opponents. Complete more than 150 quests in the expansive and immersive story mode.
Publisher: EnjoyUp Games
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: 99Bullets is a fun space shooter with a retro look. The galaxy IRATA 2601 is threatened by Black Eye and his minions, but V-99 is ready to stop him with his 99 bullets. Control V-99 by avoiding, shooting and taking care of the 99 bullets available on each level. The game features more than 10 levels, incredible final bosses and an Arcade Mode.
3D Twist & Match
Publisher: Sanuk Games
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: How quickly can you rotate 3D objects to match their silhouettes? Challenge your spatial visualization skills and make optimal moves to build combos. With its intuitive controls, 3D Twist & Match is easy to pick up, yet its intense, frantic game play will have you coming back again and again. The game features 10 themes: Beach, Halloween, Christmas, Jungle, Food, Vehicles, Tools, Music, Sports and Electronics. Game modes include Classic, Rush and Practice. There are three levels of difficulty, 200 objects to match and oodles of trophies to unlock.
Publisher: Digital Leisure Inc.
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points™
Description: Professor Lexis just finished his greatest and most energy-efficient machine yet. However, the moment he flipped the switch for the first official test, the machine exploded and sprayed all of the professor’s new multicolored fuel everywhere. He now needs your help to collect the precious fuel and repair the damage before the worldwide energy symposium begins. Twist your Wii Remote™ controller to place wooden planks, funnels and particle transportation portals to guide the fluids back to the correct collection channels and repair the damage in 30 warped levels. The professor will even have you tackling the dangerous task of mixing fluids to create new fuel colors. Just be sure to contain the spill before you cause an overflow.
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.