266 posts tagged dsiware
PSA: get Go! Go! Kokopolo before it’s too late ⊟
A very cool DSiWare game is disappearing at the end of this month. Go! Go! Kokopolo is a cute maze action game starring a cat who lures enemies through mazes by enraging them with scratches and then leading them into the mouth of a giant plant. It’s loaded with vibrant, cartoony art. Oh, and speaking of which, look at the amazing TC art made around the launch of the game!
BUY Nintendo 2DS & 3DS/XL, upcoming games
I am in the Movie March 27 ⊟
Oh man, I’d forgotten about this upcoming DSiWare app, which I think is just adorable. It adds effects to your DSi/3DS video inspired by popular sci-fi movies, and allows you to export clips with your SD card.
It’s coming out in North America March 27, and I don’t know how to explain why I like the idea so much. I mean, the trailer that is pretty much just a guy walking back and forth helps. I guess I like the idea of someone recording a scene on a DSi camera and then adding Matrix effects to it just because.
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Flappy Bird cloned in Petit Computer ⊟
You might have thought you’d be safe from Flappy Bird discussion on Tiny Cartridge. That was the case, until Bluerobin2 made a BASIC version for the DSiWare program Petit Computer! How cool!
I mean, whatever you think about the originality of Flappy Bird (and let’s be clear, I super don’t want to have debates about that because that’s all that’s happening on the internet right now), this is definitely a straight-up clone. But as a novelty that requires ownership of a DSiWare game and scanning of several QR codes (get them here) I don’t think it’s a threat to anybody.
Anyway, Petit Computer is awesome. Via @jellyscare!
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Don’t forget to grab Four Swords from the eShop! ⊟
Today is the last time you will be able to get The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords - Anniversary Edition from the 3DS eShop in the U.S. for a long time, if not forever! And it’s free! Thanks to Karlos Tim for the photo. Apologies to Europe.
Was there a Zelda holiday I missed today? ⊟
Because Nintendo of America just unceremoniously dumped A Link to the Past onto the Wii U eShop ($7.99), and Four Swords Anniversary Edition onto the 3DS eShop. The latter is available to download for free until February 2.
Thanks to everyone who sent us this tip, and to Go Get Good for the GIF.
Rhythm Core Alpha 2 Demo
What happens when a chiptune artist makes music with an eShop app?
A while back, we received a review copy of SoftEgg’s DSiWare music app Rhythm Core Alpha 2. While I don’t make music, I do have several friends in the area who do, so I handed my 3DS to my good buddy Kris Keyser and asked him to give me his view of this excellent but somewhat advanced music-making software.
I should say that I didn’t show Kris the manual or point him at the excellent tutorial videos on their YouTube channel; I wanted his impressions jumping into it cold.
This track is what Kris managed to make in a week. He sent it along with these Rhythm Core Alpha 2 impressions:
Circle Entertainment CEO Chris Chau, explaining how the company became such an unusually prolific DSiWare developer. Siliconera’s interview is a really interesting profile of the company behind Bookstore Dream (and many other things), a company that is almost totally invisible despite releasing what seems like several games a month.
Publisher Dream, an upcoming DSiWare title that has you running a game company. You’re in charge of developing, licensing, and publishing “cShop” games in this Circle Entertainment sim — if the premise sounds familiar, that’s because Kairosoft made a splash last year with a very similar smartphone release, Game Dev Story.
A few details posted by Nintendo Life:
“You’ll be able to develop up to four games at the same time, publish games from smaller studios, and make staff happy by adopting a cat. Fans of indie games on DSiWare may also get a kick from some other developers making a cameo as employable staff: these will include Keith (Tanukii studio), Peter (Moragami), Seigai (Flyhigh work), Chris (CIRCLE) and Hugo (Goodbye Galaxy games).”
Circle Entertainment laid the groundwork for this kind of sim with Bookstore Dream a few months back, which was decent and inexpensive at 200 Points. I’m hoping the company keeps this cheap, while somehow finding ways to improve upon Game Dev Story’s formula.
Buy: Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL consoles
See also: More DSiWare news and media
Teaser image for Nintendouji, an original DSiWare card RPG that is only being released on the 3DS eShop, and only as a Platinum gift from Club Nintendo in Japan. The name is a pun containing the first two characters of “Nintendo” and the word “douji,” which means “boy” or “child.”
Other Platinum gifts include a Pikmin tote bag, which I totally wouldn’t mind flaunting at the Whole Foods, and some clear Mario playing cards.
Buy: Nintendo 3DS XL Red or Blue, Nintendo 3DS See also: Previous Club Nintendo rewards
There are so many missed opportunities in Bookstore Dream, a DSiWare shop sim that I hoped would resemble Kairosoft’s fun iOS games like Game Dev Story.
Managing a bookstore sounds like a compelling concept, but where are all the fun parodies of familiar fiction? The titles they briefly show here seem generic, when we could have had some creative and hilarious spoofs.
Why carry something as boring as “The Classic” when you could have “Larry Cobbler and the Shaman’s Shoe?” Instead of “100 Faces,” I want “Four Shades of Grey,” an NYT best-seller and coffee table book collecting BDSM photos taken with a Game Boy Camera.
Buy: Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL consoles See also: More DSiWare news and media
As many suspected, Nintendo has swapped out its Club Nintendo game offer mid-month, switching Electroplankton: Rec-Rec for Starship Defense, a sort of tower defense thing by Pixeljunk developer Q-Games.
The Club Nintendo download is only available for 3DS owners, for 150 coins.
Petit Computer trailer shows you some of the possibilities of the DSiWare tool. You can do all kinds of DS programs! As long as you can… program… in BASIC…
This is going to be so rad for so many users, who will suddenly get to make DS homebrew using a simple app. And it’ll be rad for me too, because, uh, I’ll get to see said homebrew.