Nintendo Downloads: Pearl Harbor, Cowbots

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 05, 2010 7:00am PDT Presumably to mark the fourth of July, this week's batch of downloadable releases for the DSi and Wii includes looks at two very different periods in the USA's history--the tension following the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and the days when that wicky-wicky wild, wild West was roamed by steam-powered robot cowboys.

    WiiWare
    • Pearl Harbor Trilogy - 1941: Red Sun Rising - $7
    • Cruise Party - $8

    DSiWare
    • QuickPick Farmer - $2
    • Soul of Darkness - $5
    • SteamWorld Tower Defense - $5
    • 101 Shark Pets - $5
    • Hello Flowerz - $5
    • Flips: The Folk of the Faraway Tree - $5

All titles should be available from their respective digital stores in North America from 9am PST. Further details and marketing descriptions follow.

WiiWare

Pearl Harbor Trilogy - 1941: Red Sun Rising

Publisher: Legendo Entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) - Violence
Price: 700 Wii Points

Description: Pearl Harbor Trilogy - 1941: Red Sun Rising is the first title in a trilogy of air-combat action games for the WiiWare service. Take off from aircraft carrier decks and historic military bases as you conduct covert strikes, engage in furious dogfights and fly search-and-destroy missions. Pilot the most prolific fighter, bomber and torpedo-bearing aircraft of the World War II Pacific Theatre. Featuring two campaigns spanning the early years of the Pacific War, you can play as the United States Naval Air Force or the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Force. You can also choose to practice your combat skills in the Avenging Ace or Survival dogfight modes.

Cruise Party

Publisher: Enjoy Gaming
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) - Simulated Gambling
Price: 800 Wii Points

Description: Welcome aboard! Here you'll find four fabulous games to satisfy your appetite for gambling: Slot Machines, Roulette, Black Jack and "Video" Poker. Once on deck, you will be able to choose between Competition mode and Quick Play mode. If you beat a record, you'll have to enter your name in order to appear in the high scores table. Beware of bankruptcy!

Nintendo DSiWare

QuickPick Farmer

Publisher: Dancing Dots
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points

Description: It's time to shear your sheep, but a wolf named George is prowling around your farm, and he's hungry. Hurry up and put the wool in the barns for safekeeping. Use the stylus to round up identical sheep, shear them, collect the balls of wool and catapult them into the barns. If George is getting too close to your flock, fire a ball right at his muzzle to chase him away and gain some time. Experience 30 crazy levels, a nonstop mode, striped sheep, spotted sheep and a goofy wolf. Test your powers of observation, your reflexes and your tactics in the wacky world of QuickPick Farmer.

Soul of Darkness

Publisher: Gameloft
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) - Animated Blood, Fantasy Violence
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points Description: Enter a fascinating gothic world as the mysterious and powerful Kale. Try to save your beloved's life and soul by freeing her from an evil vampire's clutches. Explore dark woods, caves, huge castles and impressive cathedrals under the full moon's light. Master and upgrade your sword and spear, and learn how to control your powers. Use the Fire and the Ice or transform into your enemies to overcome the numerous obstacles in your way. Face and defeat foes such as werewolves, succubae, gargoyles and zombies. Exclusive camera features let you use your environment to gain power-ups and upgrades. Good or evil - be the sole master of your destiny!

SteamWorld Tower Defense

Publisher: Image & Form
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points Description: Welcome to Cowbot County, home of the robotic master race of SteamWorld! As the sheriff, you must stop the human invaders in their mad hunt for gold. Build attack robots next to the roads they roam, then watch the invaders go down. Use your robots' special skills to your advantage in this original tower defense variation where strategy and execution are equally important. There's an Easy mode for rookies, but everyone will find a unique challenge in the great Western reaches.

101 Shark Pets

Publisher: Teyon
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points

Description: Choose from more than 101 baby sharks or simply adopt them all. Discover their personalities as you feed, clean and care for your new pets. Bring out each pet's talents by training sharks in a variety of fun and wacky activities. Enter your shark into pet shows and earn money to buy exciting upgrades, including toys, food, clothes and accessories. The more tricks you teach and the more games you play, the more fun you'll have!

Hello Flowerz

Publisher: Enjoy Gaming
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points

Description: Welcome to Hello Flowerz, the gardening game where you have fun with flowers. Sow your favorite flowers and look after them every day, helping them grow into healthy, beautiful flowers. Use your flowers to create wonderful bouquets and enter them in regular competitions. Landscape your own gardens, transplant flowers and arrange various items. Put on your gloves, grab your tools and start showing off your flowers!

Flips: The Folk of the Faraway Tree

Publisher: Electronic Arts
Players: 1
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points

Description: Jo, Bessie and Fanny have a visit from their snooty friend Connie. Connie won't believe in the Faraway Tree and the magical people who live there: Moon-face, Silky the fairy and Saucepan Man. There's only one way to prove her wrong. Together the children climb the tree and visit some of the lands at the top of it, such as the Land of Secrets and the Land of Treats. And after a few adventures, Connie learns to be a nicer person altogether!

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