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Nintendo Download: Week of May 16, 2011.
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May 16, 2011, 15:23:08
VC: Chrono Trigger; WiiWare: Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove: Monster Mix and Lead the Meerkats (demo); DSiWare: Big Bass Arcade, Word Searcher 3, and Hellokids - Vol. 1: Coloring and Painting

Virtual Console

Original platform: Super NES
Publisher: Square Enix
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points™
Description: A young man is transported into the past, altering the course of history and the outcome of the future. He has to find his way home, but first he must travel to the outer edges of time to repair the world's chronology. On the way, he encounters strange friends and foes, uses incredible devices and vehicles, and penetrates and neutralizes the fortresses of the past, present and future. A paradox has been created. If he does not restore the order of time, nothing will ever be the same. He is the one who will become a hero. He is Crono.

Nintendo DSiWare

Big Bass Arcade
Publisher: Big John Games
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Big Bass Arcade is all about the action where the bass are biting and fighting. Catch a boatload of fish and take a shot at the world-record bass. The game is packed with features: seven different lakes, nine lures, three multiple-lake tournaments, 42 events, high scores for each event and the elusive world-record bass. Big John Games brings 17 years of fishing game experience to Big Bass Arcade to create incredible fish behaviors, spectacular animations and second-to-none fish AI. Putting the fun back into hand-held fishing is the name of the game. Players choose from two control options - stylus or +Control Pad - for casting, reeling and controlling the fish-fighting action. Big Bass Arcade appeals to fishing enthusiasts and gamers alike by capturing the adrenaline rush of fish-fighting in an arcade-style game.

Word Searcher 3
Publisher: Digital Leisure Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: You'll need a keen eye and a quick mind to complete 100 themed word-search puzzles. Word Searcher 3 contains fun words from multiple categories including astronomy, currency and rivers. Packed with a huge assortment of subjects to choose from, there's sure to be a puzzle anyone can enjoy. Keep your vocabulary, memory and problem-solving skills sharp with these challenging puzzles. Keep track of - and try to beat - your own play-through times again and again as words are scrambled every time you play.

Hellokids - Vol. 1: Coloring and Painting
Publisher: BiP Media
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Imagine a coloring book on your Nintendo DSi™ system, add the ability to create your own drawings and to draw over photos, and you've got Hellokids. Color and draw using the Nintendo DSi stylus. Enjoy more than 150 drawings you can color with three difficulty levels, including a "color containment" assistant. A Freehand Drawing mode includes simple, practical tools, such as an automatic fill function, a color palette and decorations. You can also draw on a photo you've taken or uploaded from your Nintendo DSi album. Hellokids is a great pocket companion for all budding artists.


Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove: Monster Mix
Publisher: Natsume Inc.
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Join Gabrielle and her monster friends as they dance along to a spooktacular selection of songs. Grab your Wii Remote™ controller and dance along as you shimmy, shake and spin in time to the music. There's trouble in Monster Town: Vlad the Vampire's loyal zombies have disappeared. Gabrielle and her monster friends will have to bust some serious moves on the dance floor in order to lure them back. Along the way, maybe they can uncover the identity of the mysterious creature that's terrorizing Monster Town's zombies. Up to four players can show off their best moves in the game's multiplayer mode. (Additional accessories are required for multiplayer mode and are sold separately.) Short and full versions of songs let you dance as much as you want. Unlock tons of outrageous outfits and items.

Lead the Meerkats™ (demo version)
Publisher: Lapland Studio
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Animated Blood, Mild Violence
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 1,000 Wii Points
Description: In Lead the Meerkats, you are a young meerkat who has a lot to accomplish. You've been separated from your pack, and the time has come for you to form your own meerkat pack. Are you ready for the challenge? Name your pack and its meerkats. Dig burrow networks and enlarge your territory. Forage for food and grow your pack size. Stay on guard and be ready to make quick decisions. Run to the safety of the burrows or fight your enemies. Go head-to-head with a rival meerkat pack. Lead your pack to victory and rule the savanna. Lead the Meerkats is the first game to simulate the exciting life of meerkats. Lead your pack and enjoy the company of these lively and endearing animals. Lead the Meerkats offers fun game play for animal lovers of all ages.

Note: Some demo versions do not support all game features, and players cannot save their in-game progress in demo versions.


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Posted: 05/16/11, 15:23:08    
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CHRONO TRIGGER deserves all the caps Nintendo's press release can give it.

And you know what? I kind of want this:

Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 16:08:10

Very Bust-a-Grooveish. Interesting...

Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 16:10:47

You just want to dress up little girls...

Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 16:19:22
YES! Lead the Meerkats!

Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 16:24:22
Oh wow. I just actually read the CHRONO TRIGGER description.

Seriously, someone at Nintendo of America needs to be shot and not given a proper burial.

Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 16:24:51

What's wrong with it? I guess the only bit that may be a bit wrong is "restore the order of time." Is that what you're talking about?

Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 16:32:24
Is that not the most boring description of the game you've ever read? How is someone who has never heard of this game supposed to know that this is a classic? That it's a must-play?

A press release isn't exactly a great way to get the word out on these games, but they could at least do it right...

Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 16:36:25

I guess... but it's Chrono Trigger. Does it really need a special introduction to let us know how great of a game it is? Do they usually give classics a different description to let us know that they were some of the best games on the SNES?

Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 16:39:02
No, but that's the thing: they might as well just list the games and not bother the descriptions, they're useless.

I guess I don't understand why they don't try to sell us more on the game. I remember when Pulseman came out: not a single mention of Pokémon in the description. If it had been me, Pokémon would have been plastered all over that press release.

Gotta get people interested in these old games, dammit!

Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 16:49:20
Nothing for me this week. I actually downloaded Wild Guns (SNES) to play with a friend yesterday. Good game.

Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 17:19:22
Hmm, kinda interested in that fishing game, gonna look into it.

Whoa, teh graphix! So lifelike!

Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 17:22:12  - Edited by 
 on: 05/16/11, 17:31:45
I agree with Guillaume, the description of Chrono Trigger sounds like it came from someone who has never played the game and only has a vague idea of what it is about.

Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 17:24:33
Haha I was gonna say the description actually makes it sound very cool. It sounds very intiguing.

I need Wii points desperately...

Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 19:22:05
In the past year I've played and completed 2 classic games for the 1st time: Super Metroid and Link to the Past. I skipped the SNES era. So I'm thinking Chrono Trigger should be my next classic to enjoy.

Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 19:48:41
I just want to know if the WiiWare version has the movies added from the PS1 game, like the DS. If the answer is no, then I have the definitive version on the DS.

Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 20:08:05
DS version all the way, it's fantastic.

Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 20:20:05
I find the PSOne cutscenes to detract from the flawlessness that is Chrono Trigger, they do not enhance it.

Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 20:54:15

I feel like thats actually off the back of the box or something. Can anyone confirm/deny?

I have a box at home. I'll check it out.


What do I win??

SNES back:

So, basically, Pandy wants to kill the people at Squaresoft. ...GET HIM!!

Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 22:39:14  - Edited by 
 on: 05/16/11, 22:43:35
Nice find.

Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 22:45:26

I did it for us. I did it..for Chrono Trigger.

Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 22:46:05
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