Survive and Thrive with New Downloadable Games from Nintendo

April 19, 2010

Survive and Thrive with New
Downloadable Games from Nintendo

Which is more difficult to survive:
a futuristic robot battle or high school? This week’s downloadable game
offerings from Nintendo invite you step up and find out for yourself. Mega Man 4
is now available to Wii owners via the Virtual Console service, sending players
on a classic mission with one of the all-time great gaming heroes. Meanwhile,
Nintendo DSi users can enjoy a more earthly brand of adventure in SURVIVING HIGH
SCHOOL for the Nintendo DSiWare service. Other new arrivals include retro gems
from Nintendo’s Game & Watch series, a hand-held app that lets you create your
own digital postcards and a new puzzle game for the WiiWare service that packs a
real bang.

We’ve also got a fresh entry in the
WarioWare: D.I.Y. “Big Name Games” series, which spotlights new downloadable
microgames created by the industry’s most talented designers. This week’s
microgame comes from WayForward Technologies’ Matt Bozon, known for his work on
hand-held classics like Shantae and Contra 4. New “Big Name Games” will be added
every Monday through July 26, all available to download for zero Nintendo DSi
Points to anyone with broadband Internet access and a copy of either WarioWare:
D.I.Y. for the Nintendo DS family of systems or WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase
software for the WiiWare service. Visit the Nintendo Channel on your Wii system
today to learn more about these games and to see a video of Matt Bozon creating
his original microgame, Shantae NAB!

Virtual Console
Mega Man 4
Original platform: NES
Publisher: Capcom
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: A year after the destruction of Gamma and Dr. Wily’s defeat at the
hands of Mega Man, the world is still at peace. One day Dr. Light receives a
mysterious letter from an unknown scientist named Dr. Mikhail Cossack. Dr.
Cossack plans to eliminate Mega Man and prove himself the greatest robot
designer of all time. It’s up to Mega Man to save the day once again. Mega Man 4
provides action-based game play like the earlier games in the series. In Mega
Man 4, Mega Man has the ability to charge up energy inside his Arm Cannon,
allowing him to fire larger and more damaging blasts.

Nintendo DSiWare

Publisher: Electronic Arts
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Suggestive Themes, Violent
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Welcome to Centerscore High, where the game changes with every
choice you make. Of course, some choices are wiser than others. Play the
premiere “Football Season” storyline plus seven episodes for hours of game play.
Kick off your story-driven adventures as the new kid in school. See if you can
earn a spot on the football team and win the heart of cheerleader Beth or goth
girl Raven. Unlock custom looks for your character and meet other kids who can
help (or hurt) you. You cause all the drama! Continue to play as different guys
or girls in other storylines. Work at the bakery and take on a local mobster.
Try out for the school play. Meet challenges on the tough side of town. You can
even travel to Europe! Master intense minigames and ace pop quizzes along the
way. The exclusive Trophy System tracks your results. Earn four “great endings”
and unlock a special BONUS EPISODE. The game looks awesome on the Nintendo DSi
system, which you hold sideways like a book. Best…high-school game…ever!

Game & Watch: Donkey Kong Jr.
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Donkey Kong is trapped! It’s up to Donkey Kong Jr. to snag the key
and set his father free from Mario’s cage. Help Donkey Kong Jr. avoid crows and
alligators as he swings his way to victory. Earn points by unlocking the cage,
hitting crows and alligators with pieces of food or jumping over alligators.
Receive mistake icons by running into crows and alligators or missing a jump for
the key. Receive three mistake icons and it’s game over!

Game & Watch: Flagman
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Memorize the order in which flags are raised, then raise them in
the same order (GAME A), or raise the correct flag according to the
corresponding number (GAME B). Earn a point each time you raise the correct
flag, or lose one of your remaining tries if you raise a flag out of order or if
you let the time bar run out. The game ends when you have no tries left.

Game & Watch: Ball
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Brush up on your juggling skills with Game & Watch: Ball. Move the
juggler’s arms to catch the balls. Drop a single ball and it’s game over

Publisher: Nnooo
Players: 1
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Create your own postcards and send them to your friends! With
myPostcards you can take a picture, write a quick note on it, then save
everything as a postcard. Just open your Nintendo DSi system, take a photo and
go. You can even customize your postcards by using 32 built-in background
themes, various collectible stamps and unlockable elements. Create postcards for
any occasion. Use the pen or pencil tools to write or draw. Simply erase
anything you don’t like. Five different inks let you add an extra splash of
color to your words and your drawings.


Bang Attack
Publisher: Engine Software
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Bang Attack is a fun, colorful puzzle game for players young and
old. You don’t have to learn how to play Bang Attack – just pick it up as you go
along. The objective is to find identical objects and smash them with your
little hammer. Once you have enough points, you can use the Wii Remote
controller to swing with the BIG hammer. If there’s a banana in the way, simply
whack it off the screen. If you have two Wii Remote controllers, you can
challenge another player and find out who’s the real champ. It’s not easy,
though. You’ll have to deploy tactics and speed at precisely the right moment.
You’ll also need to use special bonus objects to hinder your opponent in order
to win. Bang Attack features 40 levels over four crazy worlds, ensuring hours of
fun for the whole family.

Nintendo adds new titles to the
Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays.
Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi
Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop
Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A
Nintendo Points Card can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one
Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii
Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two