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Nintendo Downloads: Cave Story, Game & Watch

by Alice O'Connor, Mar 22, 2010 7:10am PDT

Only one Wii title is in this week's batch of Wii and DSi downloadable release but it's a corker--Studio Pixel's much-praised Castlevania-like action adventure Cave Story. Over on the DSi, Nintendo's classic Game & Watch handhelds return complete with 'ghosts' of inactive sprites plus there's more tower defense and racing fun.

    WiiWare

    • Cave Story - $12

    DSiWare

    • Drift Street International - $8

    • Libera Wing - $8

    • Game & Watch: Mario's Cement Factory - $2

    • Game & Watch: Chef - $2

    • Game & Watch: Judge - $2

The new releases will hit the WiiWare and DSiWare stores today at 9am PST. Descriptions and further details from Nintendo follow below

WiiWare

Cave Story

Publisher: Nicalis, Inc.

Players: 1

ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Language

Price: 1,200 Wii Points

Description: Cave Story takes you into a rare world where a curious race of innocent, rabbit-like creatures called Mimiga run free. You wake up in a dark cave with no memory of who you are, where you came from or why you're in such a place. Uncovering Mimiga Village, you discover that the once-carefree Mimiga are in danger at the hands of a maniacal scientist. Their only hope rests squarely on the shoulders of a quiet, amnesiac boy who can't remember his own name. Take control, learn the origins of this world's power, stop the delusional villain and save the Mimiga.

Nintendo DSiWare

Drift Street International

Publisher: Tantalus

Players: 1-4

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points

Description: Drift Street International is the ultimate high-speed, white-knuckle street racing experience, made exclusively for Nintendo DSiWare. Slide and boost your performance car around challenging city streets in high-intensity midnight races across the United States, United Kingdom and Japan. Precise, responsive controls give you total control of your car - push yourself to the edge and own your opponents. Drift sideways through corners, building your nitrous meter to let you boost past opponents on the next straightaway. Test your skills against challenging, aggressive AI drivers, or take on your friends in four-player head-to-head wireless races. Additionally, each track plays host to arcade-style checkpoint races and challenging speed trials in which you must keep the speed close to the max to avoid elimination. Unmatched speed, smoothness and draw distance are only possible by taking full advantage of the Nintendo DSi hardware.

Libera Wing

Publisher: Pixel Federation

Players: 1

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Fantasy Violence

Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points

Description: Earth Union controls a large part of outer space. Suddenly, the connection with some of its stations is aborted and there are rumors of enemy ships approaching. Only the captain of the elite fleet Libera Wing can save the people from destruction. Become the captain of Libera Wing and save Earth Union from destruction in this tower- defense-style action-strategy game. Your objective is to combine the right strategy, item usage and abilities of your command ship. There are 36 story levels and 24 quick-play levels waiting for you.

Game & Watch: Mario's Cement Factory

Publisher: Nintendo

Players: 1

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points

Description: Conveyor belts carry tubs of cement to the mixers below. Use the elevators to move Mario to different levels of the factory, dumping cement from the top mixers to the mixers below and into the trucks. Earn points for every load of cement you drop from the mixers to the cement truck. Receive mistake icons by letting a mixer overflow with cement, trying to get on an elevator when you are not level with it, or hitting the floor or ceiling while riding an elevator. Receive three mistake icons and it's game over!

Game & Watch: Chef

Publisher: Nintendo

Players: 1

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points

Description: Move the chef to catch and flip the falling ingredients before they hit the floor. Contend with three ingredients in GAME A or four in GAME B. Earn one point for every ingredient the chef successfully flips into the air, or a mistake icon for each time you drop an ingredient. Receive three mistake icons and it's game over!

Game & Watch: Judge

Publisher: Nintendo

Players: 1-2

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief

Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points

Description: You have a split second to decide: whack your opponent or duck out of the way? Numbers appear on two large signs. If you think your number will be as big or bigger than your opponent's, whack him with a mallet. Dodge if you think your number will be smaller. Earn points based on correctly whacking your opponent or dodging an attack. The first player to reach 99 points wins.





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