Aksys plays it fast and loose with the names in this week's Nintendo Download, with BlayzBloo: Super Melee Action Battle Royale for the DSi and Deer Captor, a game where you "capture" animals with guns and crossbows.
I suppose Aksys is showing its range, but I suspect the DSiWare BlayzBloo: Super Melee Action Battle Royale, featuring characters from popular fighting game series BlazBlue, will sell significantly better than Deer Captor, in which players use either a rifle or a crossbow to capture our furry woodland friends. I'm picturing Green Arrow-like net-tipped crossbow bolts in my head. I'm probably way off.
Deer Captor Sakura?
The rest of this week's offerings consist of a slot machine game, a hidden object puzzler, a match game and Petz Dogz Family. In other words, same old, same old.
I'm looking forward to some hot BlayzBloo action this afternoon. Who's with me?
Fantasy Slots: Adventure Slots and Games Publisher: Big John Games Players: 1 ESRB Rating: T (Teen) – Simulated Gambling Price: 700 Wii Points™ Description: Players can bring the exciting "Slots" experience home. Choose from six adventure-themed, five-reel bonus slots, or try your luck with classic Cherries or Diamonds slots. Win big jackpots and earn access to VIP suites. Players can use their winnings to purchase vibrant merchandise to customise their suites. As players progress, they can win multiple awards and achievements. Five-reel bonus slots include Gold Rush, Power of Zeus, Pirate Cove, Wild Safari, King Arthur's Excalibur and the Rising Sun. Classic three-reel slots are Diamonds and Cherries. Additional features include: High Roller Suites, where you can live like a VIP while customising your own high roller suite with items such as artwork, pool tables, trophies and furniture; Bonus Games, offering six great games that can be played separately to challenge your nerves and increase your winnings; and Unlockables with achievement trophies that are tracked and awarded for exceptional play.
Deer Captor Publisher: Aksys Games Players: 1-4 ESRB Rating: T (Teen) – Violence Price: 500 Wii Points Description: Deer Captor is a shooting game that offers an immersive hunting experience. Choosing from a rifle or crossbow, players can put their marksman skills to the test as they try to capture a variety of wildlife such as deer, hares and kites in the comfort of their living rooms. Aim for a high score in Instant Mode, where the objective is to capture as many animals as possible within a set time, or test your mettle in Mission Mode, where you must complete a series of objectives to advance to the pinnacle of the hunting world. Play against your friends and family in friendly competition, or post your single-player score to online leaderboards for nationwide bragging rights. (A broadband Internet connection is required for online play.)
Match Up! Publisher: Digital Leisure Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points™ Description: Flip, match and…kaboom! How fast can you find the right set in Match Up!? No matter how old you may be, Match Up! will have you captivated for hours. Reveal shapes, colours and hidden bonuses with a new take on a childhood favourite. You'll need quick hands and a sharp mind to beat the clock and disarm the explosive cards riddled throughout the game. Not quite ready for the explosive action? Start with the engaging classic concentration play and see if you can level up.
BlayzBloo: Super Melee Action Battle Royale Publisher: Aksys Games Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Cartoon Violence Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points Description: Blayzbloo: Super Melee Action Battle Royale pits Ragna, Rachel, Jin, Noel, Taokak and others against one another in five stages of rumble-and-tumble brawling action to see who's the best. There's also a Free Battle mode you can play to your heart's content. Use items in battle to pummel your opponent into oblivion. Drive attacks and special moves may also come in handy to finish off your opponents. Do you have what it takes to become the best Blayzbloo brawler?
Hints Hunter Publisher: CIRCLE Entertainment Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points Description: Hints Hunter is an easy, casual game that you can play anytime and anywhere. The objective is simply to find hidden keys by working out the meanings of the hints in each level. You can play using only the stylus. Most of the hints are helpful and may require you to think about the time of day, game functions like clicking or dragging, or the principle of opening or closing. Be sure to observe the smallest details very carefully, including the name of a level or even a tiny flower.
Petz Dogz Family Publisher: Ubisoft Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points Description: There's a whole family of dogs you can adopt and love! Take care of them, discover their unique personalities and teach them fun tricks. Choose from favourite breeds such as golden retrievers and labradors. Give your dogs the best care. Feed them, groom them and discover their individual personalities – some will be funny, others will be shy. Engage in fun activities with your pups – including playing with a flying disc and running obstacle courses – to turn them into talented dogs.