I have a couple stories about Q-Games’s DSiWare projects that I’ve been meaning to get to, and with North America’s surprisingly strong lineup of DSiWare releases this week (Dark Void Zero and a downloadable version of EnjoyUp’s previously Europe-only Chronos Twins), now seems like the time to get them all out of the way.
Nintendo also released Starship Defense, a.k.a. Starship Patrol, this morning, so those of you interested in playing tower defense with a graph paper backdrop can pick it up for only 500 points. Once again, neither Nintendo or Q-Games has done much to promote this.
Trajectile, a.k.a. Reflect Missile, hit the U.S. DSiWare shop two weeks ago, also for 500 points, and it’s due to release in Japan this Wednesday. Nintendo is putting a little more effort advertising this fun puzzler there with a slick mini-site that shares no less than ten video clips explaining its mechanics — compare that to the dinky pages Nintendo of America/UK set up with 3-6 tiny screenshots.
Q-Games’s third space-themed game for DSiWare (hopefully they won’t announce a fourth game for the sake of my use of “trilogy” in the post title) is 3D Space Tank. I’ve heard very little about this game, other than rumors of it popping up in Australia’s game classification listings. I wonder if this will be anything like Tank Beat? Considering Nintendo’s current record of promoting Q-Games’s DSiWare titles, don’t expect to hear much about this until it’s already out. :o/
See also: Art Style: Intersect/Digidrive video