Nintendo Download Brings Darts, Learning, Solitaire and Monsters
You might find exactly what you’re looking for in this week’s offerings– but realistically that’s probably not going to happen (unless you have a small child or a hankering for another Solitaire app). Yes, there appears to be nothing for hardcore gamers but a few things for those who want a casual or novel experience.
Dart Rage is the first of the two demos available. Interestingly, there is more depth than meets the eye here, as this title offers fleshed-out multiplayer for up to four. Options are plentiful, too– you’ll have to try the demo to see if it’s for you and your buddies. The full version will set you back 600 Wii Points.
Learning With the PooYoos: Episode 2 is a demo specifically for children aged 3 to 6. With assistance from the PooYoos, little tykes will learn about numbers, letters, lateralization, shapes and colors, having fun all along the way. Learning to read has never been so much fun! The complete version costs 500 Wii Points.
Bear in mind that those two downloads are demos, which means that not every feature will be available, and it’s impossible to save your progress.
Simply Solitaire is just that: straight-up Solitaire and not a whole lot else. If you’re looking for the bare minimum, this is it. Thankfully, it has a budget price tag of 200 Nintendo DSi Points. Other Solitaire iterations can be found on the Nintendo DSi Shop for between 200 and 500 points.
Faceez: Monsters! is an app which gives the user freedom to take pictures of friends and disguise them as the living dead, werewolves, vampires and zombies. If you’re interested, it’s selling for 200 DSi Points.
The Possibly Dreaded 3DS Black Screen of Death
Nintendo 3DS has just been released to the masses, and there have been some reports of the system freezing during a game, showing a black screen. Sometimes powering down and back up again can fix the issue, but a few have had to return their 3DS’s to Nintendo. These problems occur with several games (noted are Ghost Recon, Street Fighter, Super Monkey Ball and Lego Star Wars), but it can also happen while online or using applications.
Monster Tale Might not Release in Europe
Things don’t look so good for those in Europe who want to get their platforming/monster-raising sim on. RaidenZR, A NeoGAF forum member who worked on the awesome title Monster Tale, had this to say:
“We provided the European language support in the game itself, but it is 100% Majesco’s decision at this point. I really don’t know, though. Last I’ve heard through other publisher grumblings is that the DS release scene in Europe is next-to-impossible (piracy being rampant) and a guaranteed loss for them. I really don’t have any insider information for you, sadly.”
This post indicates that the only feasible way to enjoy this title any time soon in Europe is to import it. If this is your only choice, then by all means do so! Monster Tale is not to be missed, even if bought at a premium price.