MARIO KART RACING, MINI GOLF MADNESS, FUTURISTIC GAMING AND MUCH MORE TO DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK

1st April 2010: Start your engines and get ready for some serious racing mayhem as Super Mario Kart™ is available to download on Virtual Console. Get ready to burn rubber with eight of your favourite Mushroom Kingdom characters– from Mario and Bowser, to Donkey Kong Jr. in his only Mario Kart appearance.

Embark on a fantastic adventure and uncover endless hidden secrets in Chronos Twins DX on WiiWare. Also, on WiiWare this week, there are hours of fun to be had in Family Mini Golf, as you negotiate your way around a range of obstacles - from bumpers, to speed ramps, to fans, and much more.

There is a plethora of excitement on Nintendo DSiWare, as players can put their reflexes to the test in AiRace: Tunnel, guide Oscar through sensational worlds of hit movies and TV shows in Oscar in Movieland and fight their way through fifteen challenging levels in Spaceball: Revolution.

Virtual Console - Super Mario Kart™

(Nintendo, Super Nintendo, 800 Wii Points)

Start your engines for the original, legendary Super Mario Kart. Consistently ranked as one of the best video games ever made, it launched the kart racing genre and spawned five smash hit sequels.

Choose from eight of your favourite Mushroom Kingdom characters– from familiar faces like Mario and Bowser, to Donkey Kong Jr. in his only Mario Kart appearance.

Burn rubber across tracks rendered in fluid Mode 7 graphics, including many courses that still feature in Mario Kart games today; like Mario Circuit, Bowser Castle, Koopa Beach and the infamous Rainbow Road!

Race solo against the CPU, go head-to-head in split-screen, and experience the original version of Battle Mode– the great multiplayer favourite. And it wouldn’t be Mario Kart without the sublime controls; power sliding is still as fun now as it ever was!

WiiWare - Chronos Twins DX

(EnjoyUp Games, 700 Wii Points)

Enter into the original world of Chronos Twins, where you'll live a fantastic adventure full of innovative ideas never seen before in any game. Thanks to its Dual Gameplay game system you'll be able to control Nec in two temporary scenarios at the same time. Chronos Twins mixes adventure, platforms and puzzles that will challenge your intelligence and ability.

Explore an unknown world where you'll discover endless hidden secrets. There are 19 levels fully packed with alien beings and spectacular final bosses and players can play in two worlds simultaneously to progress and overcome challenges that would be impossible to finish in only one world.

There is also the added excite of players being able to change the past by moving items or defeating creatures. This will have the knock on effect of altering the present which will change accordingly in real time.

WiiWare - Family Mini Golf

(Aksys Games, 500 Wii Points).

Daddy, Mummy, Sarah, and Billy are back for some mini golf action. Play through multiple golf courses that contain obstacles that range from bumpers, to speed ramps, to fans, and more.

Up to eight players can play with one another using a single Wii Remote. See who, amongst all your friends, is truly the best at tackling every course. Players can download new courses to continue the fun-filled mini golf experience or up the ante, creating even more complex and difficult mini golf courses to overcome.

Can you conquer all the courses and become the mini golf champion?

NINTENDO DSiWare - AiRace: Tunnel

(QubicGames, 200 Nintendo DSi Points)

AiRace: Tunnel is an invitation to a certain newly started project - Project Tunnel. It was prepared to examine the quickness and attention of aviation rookies. Think you’ve got the skills?

Put your reflexes to the test and see how swift and precise your actions are. Manoeuvre your aircraft safely through specially created winding tunnels full of traps but be careful– your plane will speed up with every second making each turn and each barrier harder to pass.

NINTENDO DSiWare - Oscar in Movieland

(Virtual Playground, 800 Nintendo DSi Points)

Following his successful Oscar in Toyland escapades, Oscar now plays the leading actor in sensational worlds of hit movies and TV shows. From Sci Fi to Cartoon, Western to War, Horror to Jurassic and a zany Game show host, this is a game not to be missed.

Oscar in Movieland pushes Nintendo DSiWare to new limits with eye popping graphics, parallax scrolling backgrounds and fabulous gameplay. This platformer is packed with hours of fun and non-stop action.

NINTENDO DSiWare - Puzzle to Go Diddl *

(Tivola Publishing, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)

Puzzle to Go Diddl is the jigsaw puzzle for on the move. Puzzle together the most beautiful Diddl motifs wherever and whenever you like. Collect stars for each completed jigsaw puzzle and release new images. Each motif is available in three different degrees of difficulty.

If you’d rather use your own images to create motifs, Puzzle to Go also allows you to puzzle together all the images from the photo album of your Nintendo DSi.

The game comes with 10 unique motifs with Diddl and friends and has 3 different degrees of difficulty: 68, 88 or 130 pieces.

NINTENDO DSiWare - Spaceball: Revolution

(Virtual Toys, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)

Fight your way through fifteen challenging levels in Spaceball Revolution, in which you have to reconstruct impossible shapes by shooting energy balls. It’s a race against the clock to complete the pattern in time and you’ll need to avoid enemy attacks while you try to do it.

You can use the walls to deflect your space balls in this futuristic puzzle game, which adds a level of strategy to the gameplay. There are numerous levels to take on, each with different obstacles to overcome and new puzzles to test your skills! There's also a multiplayer mode allowing you to challenge a friend in a tense showdown in a split-screen format.

As the Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop are continually updated with exciting and refreshing games and applications, make sure you keep checking the Nintendo Channel, Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop for all the latest news and releases on already available and upcoming Virtual Console, WiiWare and Nintendo DSiWare titles.

Be sure to also check out Nintendo of Europe's WiiWare portal, which functions as the main hub for the latest WiiWare news and game sites, while at the same time providing the perfect entry point for newcomers to the service. Weekly and all-time Top 10 lists show which WiiWare titles the UK Club Nintendo members are currently downloading most, and which are the most popular of all time.

The portal also provides step-by-step tutorials explaining how to connect the Wii console to the Internet and how to download WiiWare games, as well as a video showing how to use Nintendo Points. Visit www.wiiware.co.uk for all the details. Downloaded games can be saved to Wii's internal memory or SD card and added to the console's Wii Menu or SD Card Menu for anytime easy access.

For further information on each game please contact:

Chronos Twins DX

EnjoyUp Games - Julio Moruno Fernández, julio@enjoyup.com

Family Mini Golf

Aksys Games - Gail Salamanca, gail@aksysgames.com

Super Mario Kart™

Nintendo– Lewis Digby, lewis.digby@nintendo.co.uk

AiRace: Tunnel

QubicGames - Jakub Pieczykolan, jpieczyk@qubicgames.com

Oscar in Movieland

Virtual Playground - Colin Courtney, colin@microvalue.net

Puzzle to Go Diddl

Tivola Publishing - Helfried Menchén, menchen@tivola.de

Spaceball: Revolution

Virtual Toys - Isidro Gilabert, isidro@virtualtoys.net

*Please note that elements of this software may have been featured in previously released software.


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