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Nintendo Download: Week of July 19, 2010.
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July 19, 2010, 15:31:43
Here are this week's releases on WiiWare, DSiWare, and Virtual Console!


Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 600 Wii Points™
Description: Turn your television into a virtual aquarium with AquaSpace. You can simply relax and watch the fish or take the opportunity to read detailed information about them, such as scientific names and habitats, using the illustrated encyclopedia. If you want to get up close and personal with the fish, you can send your Mii™ character on a dive to swim with them, feed them or hunt for trivia icons to discover fish-related facts. Choose from eight aquarium themes and spruce them up with dozens of different fish and a variety of decorations, wallpaper and plant life. You can also change the background music by taking your pick from a selection of songs or using the sound of water. Then, once everything is set up, you can view your aquarium from a variety of camera angles (including a fish-eye view). Visit every day and watch your aquarium change – your fish will grow, and new fish may be born. Life continues in your aquarium even while the Wii console is turned off.

Furry Legends
Publisher: Gamelion
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief, Mild Language
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Description: The legend starts here. Furry Legends is a dynamic platform adventure with the most fur ever seen in games. Solve fun, physics-based puzzles in a fantastic 3D world called Furland. It's a humorous and weird place populated by funny creatures you've never seen before, including five-eyed crabs, round cows, crazy rabbits and the lovely Furballs. Players control fluffy characters, each with a different set of special skills, such as the ability to manipulate time. Save the Furballs from their doom and keep Furland safe from Lord Squarie. Are you ready for a crazy adventure? Can you save Furland and its lovely Furballs? Try the furriest game of the century!

Publisher: Virtual Toys
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Description: Long ago, a lost civilization called the Elders, who worshipped the magical power of Nature, built a network of sacred temples around the world. Millennia have since passed, and the temples now lie in ruins. But their energy still resonates from the land, attracting adventurers from distant lands. Drawn by the unknown force, friends have begun to rebuild the ruins into ball courts, knowing only that they must relive the time-honored test of the spirit of the Elders: the game now known as basketball. HoopWorld is a three-on-three basketball game with an arcade twist. Unique characters and beautiful natural locations set the stage, while fighting and random power-ups keep the game fast and rough. Choose your favorite team and basketbrawl across the globe to become the undisputed world champions. Play on your own or with a friend and see if you can beat the leaders of the HoopWorld global ranking.

Nintendo DSiWare

Petz Kittens
Publisher: Ubisoft
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: The cutest newborn kittens are here, and they need someone to care for them and love them. Adopt your very own kittens, bond with them and help them grow into strong and healthy cats. Choose from a variety of popular cat breeds including Siamese and Persian. Give your adorable baby kittens lots of loving care: Feed them warm milk, keep them clean and warm, and help them grow. Your kittens make cute faces and react in surprising ways when you play fun games with them, such as peek-a-boo or balloon games.

Scrabble Tools
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Scrabble, long one of the world's most popular board games, is enjoying a tremendous surge in popularity, both online and in the real world. Scrabble Tools for the Nintendo DSi system helps players hone their skills by strengthening their vocabulary, pattern recognition and point strategies through fun interactive training exercises.

Hospital Havoc
Publisher: Hands-On Mobile
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Do you have what it takes to run your very own heart-pumping hospital? Help your doctor navigate through the havoc by admitting, diagnosing and treating some of the wackiest patients ever encountered. A comically fun time-management and strategy game, Hospital Havoc presents a challenging campaign with three levels of difficulty to choose from, plus 20 career levels, 19 possible illnesses, three-to-six bed conditions, 11 challenging scenarios (including zombies!), continuous play and rousing replay ability. Personalize your doctor and nurse, and utilize various power-ups and medical machines to help send those patients home.

Happy Birthday Mart
Publisher: Pixel Federation
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Have you ever dreamed of having your own shop where you sell the goods to your friends? You can make that dream come true in Happy Birthday Mart, and it's no ordinary store. Animals come here to buy gifts for their friends. Manage and serve your customers, clean up and fix broken shelves. Happy Birthday Mart offers tons of fun in six different stores with 12 animals and 24 minigames. You can play the minigames through a separate menu screen.

Crazy Sudoku
Publisher: dtp entertainment
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Play sudoku on the go using your Nintendo DSi system. The game features five levels of difficulty, offering a fun challenge for beginners and pros alike. Choose from two different grid sizes: 9x9 or 6x6. Use the handy Note feature to add comments to each and every cell and solve even the hardest puzzles. Try challenging a friend with the brilliant two-player mode.

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Posted by 
 on: 07/19/10, 16:12:00
It's hard to believe that Nintendo published an Aquarium game. It seems to be a lucrative 'genre' on WiiWare, though.


Posted by 
 on: 07/19/10, 18:21:27

Posted by 
 on: 07/19/10, 19:09:53
Nintendo doesn't care about the Virtual Console.

Posted by 
 on: 07/19/10, 23:00:27
Is there any explanation for why Virtual Console is just plain being ignored now?

Posted by 
 on: 07/19/10, 23:49:29
Damnit, I HATE NoA.

Posted by 
 on: 07/20/10, 00:13:38
I dunno, I think there's a pretty big target demographic for Furry Legends.

Posted by 
 on: 07/20/10, 00:36:18
There are still virtual console games coming in japan. I swear next time around I should get a Japanese version of whatever system Nintendo releases next.

Posted by 
 on: 07/20/10, 00:48:59
@Simbabbad But that's because Nintendo was putting out crap no one ever heard of.

Put out Yoshi's Island and Mega Man X and they will sell.

Posted by 
 on: 07/20/10, 01:07:43
Oh hey Nintendo I like your games. ESpecilly that part wher Ganon came out of the castle on the horse and shot a ball at Zelda and then Zeld woke up from the nightmare. Also when Metroid was a gorl.

Posted by 
 on: 07/20/10, 01:49:47

That's twice this month you've slipped deadly nightshade into my tea and run off!

(wait I don't fit in here, nor does my icon match my quote/username)

Posted by 
 on: 07/20/10, 02:09:23
TriforceBun said:
Oh hey Nintendo I like your games. ESpecilly that part wher Ganon came out of the castle on the horse and shot a ball at Zelda and then Zeld woke up from the nightmare. Also when Metroid was a gorl.


Posted by 
 on: 07/20/10, 04:02:33
VC doesn't make any money because they refuse to put out great VC games more then once every 6 months. Nobody checks it anymore for VC.. it sucks.




Posted by 
 on: 07/20/10, 05:31:47  - Edited by 
 on: 07/20/10, 05:32:15
Hey, now that I can actually see the Furry Legends trailer Simba posted, I have to say... it doesn't look half bad.

edit - Also, I just watched Nintendo Week. Good to see Nintendo flex its marketing muscle for... Tomena Sanner? Yoshi's Story?

Tomena Sanner released last December, and I think YS was even earlier. Guess Nintendo must know there isn't much out there to showcase if they that's what they chose to focus on.

Posted by 
 on: 07/20/10, 05:46:01  - Edited by 
 on: 07/20/10, 05:48:07

Posted by 
 on: 07/20/10, 06:11:19
Well, they were showcasing side-scrollers, so it makes sense to showcase those two. They chose 1 WiiWare game and 1 VC game so they're promoting both services. Tomena Sanner is a great value and can use all the publicity it can get, so I'm happy they chose it. And the Yoshi's Story blurb actually made me consider, for a second, downloading it because I've never given it a fair shake. Its look resembles that of Kirby's Epic Yarn in a way.
As they mentioned at the end of this week's episode, we should write in our favourite side-scrollers and maybe they will feature them on Nintendo Week. I will nominate Kirby's Adventure.

Posted by 
 on: 07/20/10, 06:23:41  - Edited by 
 on: 07/20/10, 06:24:50
No! You will do no such thing! Do not waste this opportunity to innundate Nintendo with requests for Yoshi's Island, fool!

Posted by 
 on: 07/20/10, 06:53:52
The real impediment to VC is the damned ESRB. If publishers didn't have to pay to get games rated, there would be virtually no cost in putting a game on the VC (as far as I can tell).

Are VC games rated in Japan? That might be one cause for the disparity.

It's time to go off the grid. Renounce that Comics Code!

Yoshi's Story is a weird, charming, idiosyncratic game with amazing aesthetics that absolutely deserves to be played for $10.

Posted by 
 on: 07/20/10, 06:57:14  - Edited by 
 on: 07/20/10, 06:59:20
I just won a copy of Furry Legends. I'll give it a run-through tonight.

Posted by 
 on: 07/20/10, 17:16:31
Good idea, I'll give Yoshi's Island a mention in the same breath.

I think I rented it way back when, and couldn't really get into it. Then again, I never owned Super Mario World 2 either. I swear, I don't have anything against Yoshi!


*ditches Yoshi to get a Green Star*

Posted by 
 on: 07/20/10, 18:18:55  - Edited by 
 on: 07/20/10, 18:21:21
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