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Nintendo Download: Week of March 14, 2011.
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March 14, 2011, 15:06:29
DSiWare: Plants vs. Zombies, Rabi Laby, 5 in 1 Mahjong. WiiWare: Liight and Mix Superstar (demo).

Nintendo DSiWare

Plants vs. Zombies
Publisher: PopCap Games
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E 10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Animated Blood, Cartoon Violence
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Get ready to soil your plants in the zombie-zapping phenomenon from PopCap. A mob of fun-loving zombies is about to invade your home, and the only defense is your arsenal of home-guardin' plants. You'll have to think fast and plant faster as you fight the fun-dead through day, night and fog, in the swimming pool and on the roof. Dig into five game modes and get more zombie-zapping action in four new mini-games. You can even make your own zombie creation with the Zombatar™! The fun never dies.

Rabi Laby
Publisher: Agetec, Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Rabi Laby requires teamwork, dedication and the love of a great adventure. Alice is a spunky young girl who adores her fluffy pet rabbit named Rabi. One day Alice was looking for Rabi and finally found him right before he jumped into a small hole in a tree. Without thinking twice, Alice jumped in after him. This is where their magical adventure begins. Alice and Rabi encounter intriguing animals and creatures that may lead them to the exit, or stop them from escaping. Together they will explore and discover things unlike anything they've ever seen before. They must work as a team to find the key and escape each area of the mighty labyrinth. Both Alice and Rabi have their own unique abilities and you must switch between them in order to complete each area and ultimately escape the labyrinth's grasp. The labyrinth awaits you...

5 in 1 Mahjong
Publisher: cerasus.media
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Play Standard mahjong without all the bells and whistles. You can choose from more than 300 layouts or try different variations of the game. In "Countdown," you only have 20 minutes to clear the tiles. With "Remember," you can train your memory as every tile is only briefly visible. Don't dally in "Shuffle" mode - the board will rebuild itself if you don't make a match in time. In "Match" you simply need to search for particular tiles. The tile images are strikingly sharp, making them easy to recognize. Choose your favorite tile design, plus enjoy the great soundtrack and high-quality animation that create an authentic gaming experience. Challenge yourself with a range of difficult layouts. If you are stuck, hints will help you out.


Publisher: Studio Walljump
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points™
Description: Liight is a unique, award-winning, puzzle-solving game where you use colored lights and shadows to solve puzzles and make music. Each puzzle in Liight is a unique combination of colored lights and targets arranged on a special board. If you completely cover a target with light of the matching color, the target will glow and play music. A puzzle is solved when all of the targets are glowing and playing music together. Every puzzle makes a different song each time you play. Nonstop mode in Liight is a fast-paced arcade puzzle game that uses the same basic concepts you learn in Solve mode in a constant struggle for a high score. Liight also has a Create mode to make your own puzzles any way you want, and a Share mode to send them to your Wii™ friends using the WiiConnect24™ service.

Mix Superstar (demo version)
Publisher: Digital Leisure Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 500 Wii Points
Description: Think you can be the next big music star? Well now you've got all the tools right at your fingertips with Mix Superstar. Create, mix and record your own royalty-free musical masterpieces right on your Wii console. There are more than 1,000 Dance, Hip Hop and Techno loops included across multiple instruments like Drum, Bass, Synth, Guitar and even voice tracks. Once you've got that next hit created, it's time to show it off. Mix Superstar allows you to export your music creations, and download them to your computer so you can take them on the go. You can also use the WiiConnect24 service to send those hits to your Wii friends who own the game, and even collaborate on mixes. Also included is full support for both the Logitech® USB Microphone and the Wii Speak™ accessory (sold separately) so you can lay down your own vocals. Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection Pay & Play service even allows you to enhance your music creation experience with additional loop packs from a variety of genres. Now go on and make some noise.


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Posted: 03/14/11, 15:06:29  - Edited by 
 on: 03/14/11, 15:39:54    
Why not sign up for a (free) account and create your own content?
Let there be Liight!

PvZ finally on DSiWare. 800 points is steep though.

Posted by 
 on: 03/14/11, 15:09:58
I knew I was forgetting to do something, sorry to all the Europeans I shall get back on it come Friday

Posted by 
 on: 03/14/11, 15:18:21
Liight so soon? Anyone going to download and give impressions?

I'm not completely sold on Plants vs. Zombies from what I've played of it, but it was fun, and my girlfriend loved it so... might have to pick it up. When I get a 3DS, because I have no DSi. I guess I could get the cartridge version on DS but that's $20 right?

Posted by 
 on: 03/14/11, 15:19:01  - Edited by 
 on: 03/14/11, 15:19:23
I got it on the app store on my gf's phone for 3 bucks and I think that's a good price for it. The retail DS game has extra exclusive modes, but I don't know about this DSiWare release. This is the type of game you want to have on the hard drive, I think.

Posted by 
 on: 03/14/11, 15:31:13

Yeah, it's more expensive and (supposedly) less featured than the DSi version, which is baffling.

Posted by 
 on: 03/14/11, 15:31:23

800 Nintendo Points is just $8, though, right? That makes it only a dollar more than the same game on PC, IIRC. Not that steep. Especially when you consider the retail release is $20, as is the price for the 360 version.

I wonder if it's the full game, or if some content had to be removed for the DSiWare version?

Posted by 
 on: 03/14/11, 15:33:49

How do I need to fix that? Just add in some teaser?

Posted by 
 on: 03/14/11, 15:38:38
I've always been curious about Bonsai Barber, but I still have other games to get first.

Posted by 
 on: 03/18/11, 20:36:50
I heart me some Bonsai Barber

Posted by 
 on: 03/18/11, 20:45:34
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