Amazon.com and Nintendo have teamed up for charity with this Limited Edition of DS Lite; Pink Ribbon. It retails at US$129.99 and from the sale of Limited Edition Pink Ribbon DS Lite, US$5 will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure cancer research. (Source: Joystiq.com)
This week on Firday September 26, 2008 Europe got three new WiiWare games to download on Nintendo Wii. One of the games is the long avaited Mega Man 9. This is a brand new Mega Man games made with good old 8-bit graphics and sound. This game is also available on PS3 and will soon come to Xbox 360.
WiiWare – 26/09/2008 – Ghostfire Games – music rythm – 1 player – 1000 points – age 3+
Helix is one of the most innovative and fun music rythm games ever designed.
Use your upper body to perform fast-paced moves as you groove way to have fun while getting a good workput.
Be mesmerized by thebackground visuals, which pulse to the beat of the music!
Enjoy incredible replay value with 26 of the most amazing music tracks you’ve ever heard! With three difficulty levels there are 78 different levels in the game to play. Try to unlock all of the songs!
2 Wii Remotes are strongly recommended when playing this game!
Mega Man 9
WiiWare – 26/09/2008 – capcom – action platformer – 1 player – 1000 points – age 7+
Mega Man fans, your wait is over! The classic Blue Bomber that debuted in 1987 is back with the ninth installment in the classic series. It’s a new adventure for Mega Man all done in an 8-bit style – graphics, music and gameplay are all like you remember them!
Strong Bad Epsiode 2 – Strong Badia the Free
WiiWare – 26/09/2008 – Telltale Games – adventure – 1 player – 1000 points – age 12+
Strong Badia the Free is the second of five monthly episodes starring Strong Bad – the self-proclamed “coolest person ever” – and the rest of the cast from the popular Homestar Runner web cartoons.
When Strong Bad fails to obey the King of Town’s totally unfair email tax, he’s placed under house arrest. Once freed from his wrongful imprisonment, Strong Bad goes on a mission to untie the local warring factions under the Strong Badian flag. Is Free Country USA ready for such an awesome ruler?
Strong Bad episode 2: Strong Badia the Free also has the “Math Kickers featuring the Algebros” plus all new achievements, collectibles, costumes, and Teen Girl Squad comics. You can even use Strong Bad’s Lappy to send emails and pictures to your Wii friends! So what are you waiting for? Fire up Strong Badia the Free and get ready to kick some doughy King of the Town butt!
Friday September 19, 2008 Europe got three new Virtual Console games to download on Nintendo Wii.
Commodore 64 – 1984 – Commodore Gaming – puzzle/arcade – 1-2 players – 500 points – age 7+
Originaly released in 1984, Boulder dash is well-known as one of the greats of the classic era of compuer games. It is one of the very few computer games ever to be prted from home computer to arcades, rather the other way around.
The hero of the game is the brave prospector Rockford. His mission: to dig through caves collecting diamonds. But it’s not as easy as it might seem! Rockford must stay constantly on the lookout for various types of dagnerous creatures and obstacles, like falling roks, which threaten his underground mission. He is in constant danger of being crushed or trapped by an avalance, or being killed by and underground explosion.
Strategy and planning are the key to master the “physics” of Boulder Dash. Once the indicated amount of Jewels have been collected, the door to the mysterious escape tunnel is revealed, and Rockford can pass through into another cave, filled with precious stones and dangerous traps! So what ate you waiting for? The diamond rush is upon us!
Commodore 64 – 1983 – Commodore Gaming – arcade/platformer/other – 1 player – 500 points – age 3+
The enemy has infiltrated Jupiter Headquarters! Alienators have planted bombs throughout its thrirty levels and are ready to ashes at any moment. Can they be stopped?
Already, Jupiter #1 is starting to crumble. Can it be saved? And can the other two command centres be secured before the Alienators overrun their defences? It’s up to you!
You, trained as the goverment’s top secret weapon, are the only one able to defuse the boms and restore the communication systems. You are Jupiter Jumpman! You have the speed, skill and seven lives necessary to outwit the Alienators. You have the ability to scale ladders, girders and ropes, and traverse mysterious maxes to quickly find the bombs. Only you know how to defuse them.
Sonic the Hedgehog
Master System – 1991 – Sega – action/platformer – 1 player – 500 points – age 3+
Got ready for a second helping of the original Sonc the Hedgehog with the Sega MAster System remake of Sonic’s debut adventure! This version of the classic platformer game sports new stages, mew bosses and a level map.
Remember hunting through the Special Stages for Chaos Emeralds? Now they’ve hidden in the regular stages, so get hunting! But don’t worry, the Special Stages are still here with other prizes for you to pick up.
With a host of new Zones exclusive to this version and a showdown with the evil Dr Eggman (aka Dr. Robotnic) at the end of each Zone, what are you waiting for? Let’s get to it!
I’ve been using the DS Browser for about 2 weeks now. And for me it works very well. I will tell you in a while.
The DS Browser comes with a DS cartridge and a Memory Expansion Pak. Just plug it in and your ready to go. If you haven’t used your DS online yet, you have to set it up. But this is an easy task.
So how does it work? On the touchscreen you have a menubar at the bottom. Here you can select to enter a URL to go to a webpage. If you use that webpage a lot, bookmark it. The page can be viewed in two different ways. The first is Overview Mode. Her you have the page fit into the touchscreen and a zoombox. What’s inside the zoombox is showed on the topscreen. The second mode is SRR Mode. The page is formated to fit both screens, and I think this is the best mode. The keyboard to type in text works very well and you are also able to usehabdwritting recognition. I haven’t used it much, since I’m very good at using the keyboard.
There have been much talk about the speed of the browser. Yes, it’s slow and it can take some time to load the page. It feels like using a 56K modem again. So it cant replace your PC. But for me this software is very good. I often lie in bed using WAP on my cellphone, this ofcourse cost some money. So DS Browser is a good replacement for your cellhpone since you easily can view all sort of pages.
The browser does not support Flash, video, audio or PDF, but that doesn’t have to be a problem. So is it worth buying? I will say yes if you need to have internet access all the time. The price is a bit high thou.
The Nintendo DS Browser is out in Japan and Europe. There is no US release date yet. The browser comes in both a NDS and DS Lite version. You can get all versions a Play-Asia.com.
I’ve got pictures and will post them soon.