European Nintendo Downloads, Nov 5th
WiiWare demos, now there’s something that people would be interested in, right? Well whether you are or not, Nintendo have launched a new channel in the form of ongoing downloadable WiiWare demos which contain a taster of the full version of a WiiWare game.
WiiWare – ThruSpace: High Velocity 3D Puzzle
(Nintendo, 800 Wii Points)
ThruSpace™: High Velocity 3D Puzzle is a unique 3D puzzle game that will test your spatial awareness and reactions to the limit. Players must guide a ‘Keydron’ – a simple geometrical shape, travelling at speed – through gaps in a series of walls, rotating the Keydron to the correct angle in order to fit through. The more walls you pass through, the higher your score will become; keep an eye out for crystals along the way, as every crystal you manage to collect will boost your points.
Once you’ve mastered the basics, go a step further and learn how to do tricks and combos – skills you’ll find useful to score additional points. You’ll notice that some gaps in the walls are bigger than the Keydron – use your skills to fill the entire space with the Keydron’s shadow before passing through it, and you’ll increase your score.
There are three modes to enjoy: ‘Normal’, ‘Endless’ and ‘Trick Challenge’; you can even save three of your best runs as watchable replays in ‘Keydron Memories’ mode. As if that wasn’t enough, the online leaderboard allows you to compare scores and compete with players around the world, via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service.
*This title launches with a free demo, available for download for a limited period.
Nintendo DSiWare – Bookworm
(PopCap, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
Players must connect letter tiles – left, right, up and down – to build words and satisfy Lex’s appetite in ‘Bookworm Classic’ mode. Watch out for burning letters though — they could spell disaster for you and Lex. You can use ‘Reward Tiles’ and spell ‘Bonus Words’ to boost your score, as well as linking your best words to enter the Hall of Fame. With unlimited levels of word-puzzle fun, you’ll enjoy exercising your brain and learning new words on the go every time you play!
*Bookworm is only available for download, via Nintendo DSiWare, to players based in the UK and Ireland.
Nintendo DSiWare – GO Series: Fatal Blow
(GAMEBRIDGE, 200 Nintendo DSi Points)
GO Series presents Fatal Blow from Suzak. Confront an evil army and save the day in this superhero fighting game. Each time you defeat an enemy with a ‘Hero Attack’, the ‘Hero Gauge’ increases. Use simple button commands to charge-up the ‘Hero Gauge ‘and unleash powerful ‘Superhero Attacks’ on your foes. Continue to land ‘Hero Attacks’ in a bid to keep the ‘Hero Gauge’ charged and perform a devastating chain of Superhero Attacks.
Nintendo DSiWare – Rytmik Rock Edition
(Cinemax, 800 Nintendo DSi Points)
Rytmik Rock Edition is an application for creating both rhythmical and melodic themes as well as whole songs. It blends the fast and well-arranged interface of classic drum machines with the flexible pattern interface of popular trackers and a modern sound library. As if that wasn’t enough, Rytmik Rock Edition also contains more than 130 carefully selected sound samples of drum set, keyboards, bass, clean, lead and rhythm guitars instruments.
With Rytmik Rock Edition you can quickly and easily create the basic music building block – an audio clip. It consists of musical notations for up to four instruments that you may transpose, select their location in the stereo field, and modify their volume, polyphony (with extended polyphony handling), chorus/widening stereo effect and echo. You can also combine up to 128 audio clips in four tracks to create complex pieces of music. To help you on your way, you’ll discover a collection of 10 pre-made compositions at your disposal, with which you can quickly compose your own pieces.
However, Rytmik Rock Edition is not only for playing with sounds; in the hands of a skilful musician it can become a serious musical instrument and a surprisingly powerful, pocket music station. With Rytmik Rock Edition you’ll become the king of the rock party in no time.