There were to ways to handle this week’s Nintendo Download. Nintendo could have released something absolutely spectacular for WiiWare, DSiWare, or the Virtual Console, stirring up the excitement over the reveal of the new console to a fever pitch. Or they could just slip out four puzzle games and get back to doing whatever it is they’re doing in Los Angeles this week.
Puzzle games it is!
GO Series Picdun</em>
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: PICture DUNgeon is a unique action RPG. As you explore the dungeon, every step you take will fill in the blanks of a hidden picture. Use your head to solve puzzles that unveil hidden passages, and use your pedometer to help find every step that will reveal the hidden images. Attack and counter with your sword and shield, charging up attacks to unleash killer blows. Upgrade your weapons and equipment and fight through hordes of creatures as you go deeper into the dungeon. Each of the 60 floors has a picture to unlock, each one more detailed than the last. Picdun will keep you playing for a very long time.
Publisher: Code Mystics Inc.
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Meet Walker. Walker is wandering the land of dreams, following his sleepy path among the clouds and stars. Guide him peacefully through Dreamland to Sunrise without him waking up. But be careful: Walker faces many challenges to a good night’s sleep. Alarm Clocks, Early Birds and Night Mares thwart your efforts. Dreamwalker is an action-puzzler in which you control the maze, shepherding Walker safely to his goal while counting sheep and avoiding sleep-disturbing hazards. Collect Reward Stars for clever solutions that complete the puzzle in minimal time or actions. Enjoy 40 levels of evolving challenges that introduce fresh puzzle features such as disappearing rainclouds, disorienting spinners and teleporters. Dreamwalker offers hours of game play, two bonus games and a rich soundtrack. Appealing to casual and core gamers alike, it’s fun for all ages.
Crazy Cheebo: Puzzle Party
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Crazy Cheebo: Puzzle Party is a drag-and-drop-style matching game that casual gamers will enjoy. The objective is to switch two objects to make a horizontal or vertical set of three or more objects of the same colour. Players can win various awards by matching more objects and creating combos. The game contains colorful graphics, a Crazy Cheebo character and lots of humorous videos. You can have even more fun when you compete against your friends in multiplayer games.
Publisher: Korner Entertainment
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Language
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: What’s Ubongo? Its mechanics are very simple. Just solve as many puzzles as you can and get gems of the same colour. At the end of the established time, the player who has the most gems of any one colour will be the winner. Modes include History Mode, Quick Game, Time Attack and Multiplayer Mode. The original board game is a blockbuster in many countries.