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This Week in Nintendo Downloads

by Nick DiMola - June 8, 2009, 12:49 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

The Mario Minis march again on DSiWare alongside soldiers and their swords for WiiWare. Also, Genghis Khan makes his second appearance to do some fishing.

This week in Nintendo Downloads brings four new titles with one for DSiWare, two for WiiWare, and a single title for the long-running Virtual Console.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! is yet another Nintendo title for the service and the sequel to the retail DS game, Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis. Minis March Again features the same crew found in the last game, Mario, Pauline, and Donkey Kong. Mario and Pauline are throwing a party to celebrate the opening of their Super Mini Mario World theme park. Donkey Kong shows up late and is denied entry. In a fit of rage, he kidnaps Pauline, and Mario and his minis must once again save her. Players can now share their created levels via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection as well. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is available now through the DSi Shop for 800 Nintendo DSi Points ($8).

Swords & Soldiers, this week's first WiiWare title, has finally made its way to US shores. This 2D strategy title has players commanding an army and its magic in a quest for world domination. Players can either tackle the single player mode or face off against friends in the local multiplayer. Swords & Soldiers is rated E10+ by the ESRB and is available now through the Wii Shop Channel for 1000 Wii Points ($10).

Fish'em All is this week's last WiiWare title and it stars Jack and Walter who are on a fishing trip in a fantasy world. In this arcade-style game, players will be able to partake in the game's three modes, Arcade, Challenge and Fishtris, either alone or with a friend. Fish'em All is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is available now through the Wii Shop Channel for 800 Wii Points ($8).

This week's final game comes to us on the Virtual Console and originally appeared on the SNES. Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Grey Wolf puts players in the shoes of Gengis Khan in two unique scenarios. Players must engage in diplomacy, forge alliances, and organize their troops in order to defend the prosperity of their empire, all while spreading your dominance to all four corners of the known world. Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Grey Wolf is rated E10+ by the ESRB and is available now through the Wii Shop Channel for 800 Wii Points ($8).

Nintendo Download: March, Fight and Fish Your Way to World Domination

June 8, 2009

With this week’s additions to the Nintendo DSi Shop™ and Wii™ Shop Channel, fun truly comes in all shapes and sizes. A new Mario vs. Donkey Kong™ title on Nintendo DSiWare™ features miniature versions of the world’s most famous video game icon, while a pair of fresh WiiWare™ releases invite players to wield a fishing rod or storm a sprawling battlefield. For king-sized thrills, the latest Virtual Console™ offering lets players don the boots of one of the world’s biggest warriors.

Nintendo DSiWare

Mario vs. Donkey Kong™: Minis March Again!

Publisher: Nintendo

Players: 1

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief

Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points™

Description: Thanks to the runaway success of Super Mini Mario World, Mario™ and Pauline have expanded their toy-filled theme park and invited everyone to the opening celebration – everyone, that is, except Donkey Kong, who was too late to get in. Donkey Kong decides to crash the party and kidnaps Pauline along the way. Can Mario and his Mini Marios rescue Pauline from Donkey Kong’s clutches yet again? Make sure to explore the Construction Zone, where you’ll find all the tools needed to make your own original levels. You can then share your masterpieces or download levels created by others, via a local wireless connection or with broadband Internet access and Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection.


Swords & Soldiers

Publisher: Ronimo Games

Players: 1-2

ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Cartoon Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes

Price: 1,000 Wii Points™

Description: Rewrite history as you take control of the brutal Vikings, the devious Aztecs or the crafty Chinese in their global quest to win the favor of the Gods. Swords & Soldiers is a side-scrolling strategy game that lets you control an entire army and wield devastating magical abilities. Demolish your enemy’s castle at the end of these two-dimensional battlefields and lead your troops to victory. Featuring hours of single-player campaign game play and challenging skirmishes, the game also offers frantic local multiplayer matches that let you take the fight to your friends. If that still isn’t enough for you, there are several unlockable challenge modes that will test your abilities even further.

Fish’em All!™

Publisher: Abylight

Players: 1-2

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Cartoon Violence

Price: 800 Wii Points

Description: Here’s an arcade game with real coin-op flavor. Jack and Walter are two old fishermen in a fantasy world. They’ve found places where crazy fish leap out of the water all day long – perfect for fishing. It’s a shame the other strange creatures aren’t going to make things easy. In this surreal action game, you’ll experience the excitement of the great arcade classics on your Wii console. Hold on tight to your controller and fish ’em all, featuring nine colorful scenarios, three game modes (Arcade, Challenge and Fishtris) and one- or two-player action.

Virtual Console

Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf

Original platform: Super NES™

Publisher: KOEI

Players: 1-2

ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Violence

Price: 800 Wii Points

Description: In Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf, unite the scattered Mongol tribes under your banner and conquer the world as Genghis Khan. Choose from two riveting scenarios: Mongolia and all of Eurasia. It’s up to you to take your fledgling empire from humble beginnings on the Mongolian plateau and expand your borders across the land. As your rivals look enviously upon your domain, you must struggle to weather the assaults of your opponents and carve out a living for your people. Engage in diplomacy to forge alliances and organize your troops to defend the prosperity of your empire. If you can manage to spread the borders of your empire to the corners of the world, all will pay homage to your might.

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 systems.

Remember that both Wii and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit Wii.com or NintendoDSi.com.


Flames_of_chaosLukasz Balicki, Staff AlumnusJune 08, 2009

Swords and Soldiers looks like to be a must have title. I'm happy to see DSiWare picking up steam, I definitely want one now.

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