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April 28, 2010

Game & Watch: Donkey Kong Jr. – review

Filed under: blog,DSi,Nintendo,review,videogames — Tags: , , , , — technofranki @ 23:14

Before the GameBoy and before the NES, Nintendo made the Game & Watch series. The first Game & Watch was released in 1980 and a total of 60 games was realesed.

Some of the Game & Watch games have been released in compilations on the GameBoy and Nintendo have now startet to release some of the games on Nintendo DSi as DSiWare at 200 DSi points.

I’ve been playing Donkey Kong Jr. which was released on DSi in Europe on Friday April 23rd, 2010. The game mimics the original game that was released in 1982 very well. The screen looks and feels like the old LCD screens on the G&W. I remember playing this game some 25 years ago, and the game is still fun to play.

There are some good G&W games to wait for, but until then, Donkey Kong Jr. is a great buy. Lots of fun for 200 points.

February 28, 2010

Cool 3D game on DSiWare

Filed under: blog,DSi,videogames — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 17:22

On March 3rd, Japanese Nintendo DSi owner can download the DSiWare game Rittai Kakushi e Attakoreda (立体かくし絵 アッタコレダ). I don’t know what the games about, but I do love the 3D interface. It’s use the middle camera between the two DSi screens to track you eyes and use that information to display the right angel of th content on the screen. Watch the video bellow to see how it works. If you move your eyes or your DSi, the objects in the game moves. Pretty cool.

Source: Gizmodo.com

September 17, 2009

Reggie Fils-Aime at PAX – interviewed by G4TV

Filed under: DS,DSi,Nintendo,videogames — Tags: , , , , , — technofranki @ 21:54

Reggie Fils-Aime – president of Nintendo of America – where interview by G4TV.com at PAX 2009, and talks about DSi and the Nintendo Wii.

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Source: GoNintendo.com and wii.kombo.com

August 24, 2009

European trailer of Uno DSiWare

Filed under: DSi,videogames — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 21:46

Uno will be released on DSiWare on the Nintendo DSi in Europe end of September at 500 Nintendo Points.

Source: GoNintendo.com

August 3, 2009

Facebook and Nintendo DSi connectivity

Filed under: DSi,Nintendo — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 19:24

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Last week Nintendo DSi owner is Japan and Europe could update their DSi to firmware 1.4 (will come to US in the fall US August 3rd). The biggest news is that you now can upload pictures taken with the Nintendo DSi to your Facebook account. Pretty cool. It’s also blocking all flashcards. You can read more on Nintendo.co.uk.

To update the DSi firmware, go to System Settings and choose System Update (on page 4).

Here is a small YouTube video I made.

Here are some screenshot from the DSi.

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A quote from Nintendo.co.uk:

The Facebook integration with the Nintendo DSi Camera is one feature of a new system update for the Nintendo DSi, which also includes other improvements to the technical features of the console.  This update is accessed by performing a system update in the System Settings of the Nintendo DSi, which will automatically upgrade the console’s firmware to version 1.4.

The exciting new Facebook integration with the Nintendo DSi Camera allows you to send photos directly to your Facebook stream, where they will be shared with friends and stored in an Album on your profile. A Facebook logo will then appear in the album section of the camera, and a Facebook icon will now be present above your picture. Tap this to immediately connect online to your Facebook account and upload your picture.

July 11, 2009

Game & Watch games coming to DSiWare

Filed under: blog,DSi,retro,videogames — Tags: , , , , , , — technofranki @ 03:16

Do you remember the good old Nintendo Game & Watch handhelds you bought in the 80’s? Well, they’re back, at least as DSiWare on Nintendo DSi in Japan. (Source: GoNintendo.com)

Game & Watch games gave been released on the GameBoy, GameBoy Advance and the DS. Now it’s time for the downloadable version for the DSi. It’s Japan only for now, but I guess we’ll see it here in the West too. If the real thing is more like your coup of tee, you can always check out .

The first games are:

  • Ball, Flagman, Vermin & Judge (July 15)
  • Helmet & Chef (July 29)
  • Donkey Kong Jr., Mario’s Cement Factory & Manhole (August)

Here are a couple of videoes, you can see more on gamersdag.nl.

June 7, 2009

E3 2009: Video interview with Reggie Fils-Aime (IGN.com)

Filed under: DS,DSi,E3,Nintendo,Wii — Tags: , , , , , , , — technofranki @ 22:56

Here’s a video inteview with Reggie Fils-Aime (president, Nintendo of America) made by Matt Casamassasina, IGN.com.

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