Nintendo Downloads: Sonic the Hedgehog 4, Sonic Creator's New Platformer 'Ivy the Kiwi?'

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 11, 2010 8:40am PDT This week's batch of Wii and DSi downloadable releases brings a double-whammy of Sonic-y goodness. Nintendo's delivering the first chapter of Sonic the Hedgehog's new retro, side-on, episode platformer Sonic 4 for WiiWare as well as a small slice of Sonic co-creator Yuji Naka's puzzle-platformer Ivy the Kiwi? on DSiWare.
    WiiWare
    • Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode I - $15
    • Triple Jumping Sports - $5

    DSiWare
    • Ivy the Kiwi? Mini - $5
    • Datamine - $5
    • G.G. Series SUPER HERO OGRE - $2

All titles will be available in North America now. Descriptions follow below.

WiiWare

Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I
Publisher: SEGA
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief
Price: 1,500 Wii Points

Description: The sequel fans have waited 16 years to experience is finally here! Featuring enhanced game-play elements such as the classic Sonic Spin Dash and the versatile Homing Attack, Sonic 4 picks up right where Sonic and Knuckles left off. With Eggman finally defeated, Sonic runs off to explore new zones and uncharted lands. Dr. Eggman, furious at the destruction of the Death Egg and the failure of his plans, puts all of his most devious schemes into action. In an effort to finally rid himself of Sonic, he revisits - and improves - the very best of his creations. Get ready for the next chapter in an epic 2D saga built for old and new fans alike.

Triple Jumping Sports
Publisher: The Code Monkeys Ltd.
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points

Description: Triple Jumping Sports is the most advanced recreational jumping game available for the WiiWare service, immersing players in the world of competitive jumping. Most events consist of activities that are traditionally derived from hunting and combat skills. Over time these practices have evolved into a variety of competitive sports that include Long Jump, High Jump and Pole Vault. As with real-life jumping events, players have full control over the speed, height, angle and distance. All of these will influence the success of the jump.

Nintendo DSiWare

Ivy the Kiwi? Mini
Publisher: XSEED Games
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points

Description: Ivy is on a search for her mother and she needs your help! Help guide Ivy by stretching vines and protecting her from treacherous terrain and mean animals that stand in her way. She's a bird, but she can't fly, and she's going to need all the help she can get if she's going to find her mother. Will Ivy find her mother? More than 50 stages provide loads of fun for the whole family.

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

Description: You are the safety inspector at the largest data storage facility in the world. Unfortunately, your laziness at work has led to the biggest cataclysm of the wireless age: the loss of all mankind's data. You have been chosen to embark on a dangerous journey to retrieve the lost data. Datamine is a great arcade-style action game where you control a robot and beam at data bubbles to split and catch them. Test your skills in 100 challenging levels. Grab equipment upgrades like speed boost, sticky shots and shields. Break encrypted data and fusion bubbles that multiply when they touch others.

G.G. Series SUPER HERO OGRE
Publisher: Genterprise, Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Cartoon Violence
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points

Description: Charge up your Superhero Attacks and be a super-cool superhero. An evil army is on the march. Confront it and save the day in this superhero action game. Each time you defeat an enemy with a Hero Attack, your Hero Gauge goes up. Then, with simple button commands, you can use the charged-up Hero Gauge to unleash powerful Superhero Attacks on your foes. Continue to land Hero Attacks to keep the Hero Gauge charged and perform a devastating chain of Superhero Attacks. After you destroy the lesser enemies, a boss will appear. Defeat it to clear the level.

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