This week, Nintendo DSiWare and WiiWare sees the arrival of an ancient game made modern, Mahjong alongside the festively fun, Happy Holidays Christmas and Just Sing! Christmas Songs. If that isnâ€™t enough of a treat, also available this week to download is A Little Bit ofâ€¦Magic Made Fun: Matchmaker and for those to whom a Christmas shopping list is essential, myNotebook: Red should provide the perfect memory aid. Another fantastic Nintendo DSiWare title coming this week is Foto Face: The Face Stealer Strikes. Available on Virtual Console is Earthworm Jim 2.
NINTENDO WiiWare – Mahjong
(GameOn, 500 Wii points)
Relax your mind with the ancient game of tiles.
Mahjong features 30 layouts of the traditional tile-matching game in 3D, each with millions of different shuffles to play. The game’s style and interface has been designed for easy intuitive operation with the Wii Remoteâ„¢ controller – zooming is possible with the push of a button. The graphics can be customized with six fabulous tile-sets and a wide variety of backgrounds.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the endless challenge with this Mahjong game collection. Additional brain-sharpening challenges come with the extra mini-games “Memory” and “Matching”.
NINTENDO WiiWare – Happy Holidays Christmas
(505 Games, 500 Wii points)
Planning a Christmas party and want to grab guestsâ€™ attention? Or want to send greeting cards without the hassle of licking stamps? Then hereâ€™s the solution: create and send fun Christmas cards with this unique WiiWare application!
Happy Holidays Christmas lets you make fun Christmas-themed e-cards and send them straight to friends’ Wii consoles! Add a tree and decorations; choose frames, stickers and music; and then write a message to friends registered in your Wii Address Book.
NINTENDO DSiWare – A Little Bit ofâ€¦Magic Made Fun: Matchmaker
(Nintendo, 200 Nintendo DSi points)
Impress your friends with mesmerising magic using A Little Bit ofâ€¦ Magic Made Fun â€“ a collection of easy-to-perform tricks that you can carry wherever you go!
Matchmaker is a fortune-telling trick that might just help you break the ice with that special someone.
Ask a friend to choose their favourite places or foods while you do so as well. When you’ve finished, your Nintendo DSi will reveal that the spectator’s choices match your own!
Also included is the bonus trick Photo Diagnosis. Use the Nintendo DSi’s camera to take a photo of a person’s palm and face, and the software will correctly guess their age. How does it work?!
NINTENDO DSiWare – myNotebook: Red
(Nnooo, 200 Nintendo DSi points)
myNotebook allows you to take notes wherever you are. Just pop open your Nintendo DSi and jot down your thoughts! Make a list and cross it off. Or even play your favourite pen and paper games (games not included).
You can even personalize your notebook by drawing on the cover and changing the paper type with 18 different unlockable squared and lined paper styles.
Use the pen or pencil to make your notes or doodles and then erase the bits you don’t like. With 5 ink colours you’ll always be able to make your notes and doodles look stylish.
NINTENDO DSiWare – Just Sing! Christmas Songs
(Engine Software B.V, 200 Nintendo DSi points)
Get ready for Christmas karaoke where you are the star! The famous Christmas tunes â€œJingle Bellsâ€ and â€œSilent Nightâ€ are waiting for you.
Dressed up as jolly Santa Clause, enter a stage covered in snow. Just sing into the Nintendo DSi microphone and get into magical Christmas mood.
While singing, receive feedback. Did you hit all the right notes and sing in time? Itâ€™s a real challenge! Compare your high score with previous singers. Just sing till your holiday heartâ€™s content!
VIRTUAL CONSOLE – Earthworm Jim 2
(Interplay, SEGA MEGA DRIVE, 800 Wii points)
Earthworm Jim is back with his new sidekick, Snott, for an off-the-wall sequel in Earthworm Jim 2.
Containing more action than your standard platformer, each stage has a unique style and mission that draws on game play from different genres, including: mazes, trivia contests and arcade style levels. Do you have what it takes to rescue Princess Whatâ€™s-Her-Name?
Featuring music composed by Tommy Tallarico.
NINTENDO DSiWare – Foto Face: The Face Stealer Strikes
(EA, 800 Nintendo DSi points)
Your face, your game, youâ€™re the hero!
In Foto Face: The Face Stealer Strikes YOU get to be in the game! Using the camera and microphone, you become the hero in your own game! Unlock a variety of hero costumes as you battle the baddies, search for stars, and solve platforming puzzles.
The Face Stealer has stolen your identity and is creating troubleâ€”and everyone is blaming you. You have to track him down across 15 action-packed stages. Along the way, youâ€™ll come across many memorable creatures, both friend and foe. Use the camera and microphone to create faces and voices for every character in your game.
Foto Face: The Face Stealer Strikesâ€”a game starring YOU!
As the Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop are continually updated with exciting and refreshing games and applications, make sure you keep checking the Nintendo Channel, Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop for all the latest news and releases on already available and upcoming Virtual Console, WiiWare and Nintendo DSiWare titles.
Be sure to also check out Nintendo of Europe’s recently re-launched WiiWare portal, which functions as the main hub for the latest WiiWare news and game sites, while at the same time providing the perfect entry point for newcomers to the service. Weekly and all-time Top 10 lists show which WiiWare titles the UK’s] Club Nintendo members are currently downloading most, and which are the most popular of all time.
The portal also provides step-by-step tutorials explaining how to connect the Wii console to the Internet and how to download WiiWare games, as well as a video showing how to use Nintendo Points. Visit www.wiiware.co.uk for all the details. Downloaded games can be saved to Wii’s internal memory or SD card and added to the console’s Wii Menu or SD Card Menu for anytime easy access.
Via Nintendo Press Office