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Nintendo Download - September 22, 2011

by Pedro Hernandez - September 22, 2011, 9:38 am EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

Twinbee sees a 3D rebirth and there is an invasion of cubes of light.

Six pieces of software have been added to Nintendo's various download services today. The lone eShop exclusive for the week is 3D Classics: Twinbee. Originally developed by Konami and later remade by Nintendo, Twinbee makes its first ever appearance in North America. The overhead, scrolling shooter is available now for $4.99.

Nintendo Video sees only one new entry today: Blue Man Group Foley Part II, a continuation of last week's Blue Man Group video.

Two games are available now through either the eShop or DSiWare. The first of these is Escape Trick - Ninja Castle from INTENSE CO. The objective behind this game is to escape a castle by solving various puzzles. It can be purchased for $4.99.

The second game is Break Tactics from Agetec. It is a fantasy tactics game where players recruit and level up new party members while having them tackle various enemies and gain new ground. It, too, is available for $4.99.

On the WiiWare service, one full game and one demo have been added. Aya and the Cubes of Light, from Object Vision Software, is the full game for the week. In it, players solve various puzzles and mazes involving cubes of light. It has been priced at 1000 Wii Points ($10).

The demo is for Microforum's 3D Pixel Racing. The game features a unique graphical look that resembles a classic racing game set in a tri-dimensional world. The game was originally released on July 14 and is priced at 500 Wii Points ($5). The demo, however, is available now free of charge.

Nintendo Download, September 22, 2011

Nintendo Download

Nintendo Eshop
3D Classics: TwinBee
3D Classics: TwinBee™ 
This vertical-scrolling arcade game was originally available only on the Famicom system in Japan. Now, for the first time ever in North America, fans can play this classic shooter with a new 3D look.
(For Nintendo 3DS™)

Wii<br />
Aya and the Cubes of Light
Aya and the
Cubes of Light
Solve the cubic mazes and rekindle the stars in this exceptional hybrid of puzzle-platform gaming and 3D action. Teleport onto the Cubes to collect the Energy Packs and get the Cube engines working again. 
(For Wii™)

Nintendo eShop
Escape Trick: Ninja CAstle
Escape Trick:
Ninja Castle 
When a powerful ninja sneaks into a gadget-laden castle’s forbidden area, he gets trapped inside. Play as the powerful Raiko Mitarai and escape from the castle by solving tricky puzzles. 
(For Nintendo 3DS /
Nintendo DSi™)

Also New This Week

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS™ system, to the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Thursdays. 

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service and features games, applications and videos in both 2D and 3D. Users can add money to their virtual wallets using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. 

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems. 

Remember that Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visithttp://www.nintendo.com/wii, http://www.nintendo.com/3ds or http://www.nintendo.com/ds/systems/dsi.



TanookisuitSeptember 22, 2011

Whoa, Twinbee is great!  Kills Xevious.  Shoot those bells, change their colors, grab them and power up!

Scatt-ManSeptember 23, 2011

Recommend you check out Parodius, bud. It's a SNES game which basically merges all of Konami's shooters' elements and throws in a touch of Cho Aniki for the fans. IT ALSO HAS BELLS! ...Well, it's not half as crazy as Cho Aniki. >_>

KDR_11kSeptember 23, 2011

Yeah, I first saw Twinbee and the bell system in Parodius for the Game Boy.

That was also my first encounter with Gradius-style final bosses, at first I thought the final boss would only do something on hard difficulty but later I learned that it's an intentional joke (Game Boy Gradius bosses are much more vicious and that's the only version of Gradius I knew back then).

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