The Nintendo Download: Domo Arigato, LostWinds, Shootanto, Domo Domo, Domo Domo

Nintendo loses more winds this week, and they're passing the savings on to you before the furry Japanese television mascot Domo completely devours the DSi.

It's a Domo invasion on DSiWare today as five titles starring the adorable whatever the hell it is show up for 200 DSi points apiece. We've got your Crash-Course Domo, Hard-Hat Domo, Pro-Putt Domo, Rock-n-Roll Domo, and White-Water Domo, because that little bastard really loves his hyphens. Just remember, every time you download a Domo DSi title, god kills a kitten.

On WiiWare we see the triumphant return of Frontier with LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias (1,000 Wii points), the follow-up to their excellent WiiWare launch title. This one has wind and weather, so not only can you blow, you can freeze and melt. LostWinds is joined by Hudson Entertainment's Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem (500 Wii points), a side-scrolling shooter in which your character and his weapons devolve and evolve as you progress. It actually sounds rather interesting.

Oh, and there's also the arcade version of Rygar on the Virtual Console (600 Wii points).

Check out the full descriptions below for more information about all things Domo and non-Domo related.


LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias Publisher: FRONTIER Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Fantasy Violence Price: 1,000 Wii Points™ Description: LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias is a sequel to the award-winning WiiWare launch title LostWinds. Enril the Wind Spirit returns to protect and guide young Toku by powering his jumps, aiding his glides and smashing his enemies. An evil adversary binds the fate of Toku's mother, Magdi, and the ancient Melodia civilization. To save Magdi, Toku and Enril must face new foes, enlist friends old and new, and wield incredible new powers - including the ability to switch the very seasons themselves - as they explore the diverse, richly interactive Chilling Peaks and Melodia City areas of the magical land of Mistralis. This enchanting, exhilarating, explorative game play experience is bursting with new ideas that make exceptional use of the Wii Remote™ controller. The awesome power of the Wind is back in the palm of your hand.

Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem Publisher: Hudson Entertainment Players: 1-2 ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Crude Humor, Mild Fantasy Violence, Suggestive Themes Price: 500 Wii Points Description: Battle for the future in a world governed by the law of the jungle. As you move through the stages, your character evolves and your weapons and shooting abilities change. First, throw weapons by hand, then proceed to use tools and different types of projectiles. A cooperative two-player mode is also available. The controls are simple: Move the character with the control stick, adjust the crosshairs with the Wii Remote controller and shoot down targets while dodging enemy attacks. Getting hit by an enemy bullet or touching an enemy close to you will count as a miss. With each miss, you'll lose one heart; losing all hearts will end the game.

Nintendo DSiWare

Crash-Course Domo™ Publisher: Nintendo Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points™ Description: In Crash-Course Domo, you'll guide Domo across the finish line in six increasingly difficult bicycle races. Steer Domo around other racers and patches of rough terrain, pedaling as fast as his stubby legs will allow.

Hard-Hat Domo™ Publisher: Nintendo Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points Description: In Hard-Hat Domo, Domo is a construction worker trying to get to the top of a building. Match ladder colours to floor colours - using cans of paint, if necessary - to earn points and continue climbing higher. Reach the top floor to clear each of the four levels of difficulty.

Pro-Putt Domo™ Publisher: Nintendo Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points Description: In Pro-Putt Domo, Domo hits the green in an effort to win the world putt-putt golf championship. Domo competes to finish with the lowest number of strokes in either the nine-hole Small Classic or the 18-hole Big Open tournament. Along the way, he'll collect coins and earn bowls of meat-and-potato stew while avoiding bunkers and water hazards.

Rock-n-Roll Domo™ Publisher: Nintendo Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points Description: In Rock-n-Roll Domo, you'll control Domo as he takes the stage in search of fortune and fame. Hit the right notes in rhythm (using the touch screen, if desired) to rock the house. If your timing needs work, use the mixer to practice songs. Complete five different songs at a series of increasingly larger venues to help Domo become a superstar.

White-Water Domo™ Publisher: Nintendo Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points Description: Take control of Domo as he hops into his kayak and races the river rapids in White-Water Domo. Jump and paddle as you steer Domo through the treacherous rapids in an effort to cross the finish line as quickly as possible. Finish with one of the top three times to proceed to the next stage.

Virtual Console

RYGAR™ Publisher: Tecmo Players: 1-2 ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Mild Fantasy Violence Price: 600 Wii Points Description: The year is 19XX A.D. and the human race has been brought to its knees by the resurrected ancient Beast Lord. The people have brought legendary warrior Rygar back to life in order to save the human race. Armed with Diskarmor, a weapon that extends, you'll also make full use of your jumping abilities to venture through and clear all 27 stages. Appearing at arcades in 1986 as a side-scrolling action game, RYGAR received high acclaim for its beautifully rendered graphics, including waterfalls and a setting sun. As extra features, players can collect the five Powers of Indra to obtain special bonuses or gain 1,000,000 bonus points for finding hidden items. Also, the number of lives and the level of difficulty can be altered.


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