27 December 2011 – Fans of side scrolling action are truly spoiled for choice this week with a triplet of 2D platformers available to download from Nintendo eShop and Nintendo DSi Shop. The Game Boy version of the NES classic BIONIC COMMANDO arrives on Nintendo eShop to take you on a daring action-packed mission. As Rad Spencer, use your high-tech grapple hook and assault rifle to infiltrate the enemy’s stronghold in order to rescue Super Joe. You can be the difference between war and peace. Are you ready for the challenge?
Flip the world around you with Antipole. In this game you have the ability to manipulate the force of gravity allowing you to defy science by running on ceilings and jumping over incredible distances. You can even test yourself at different difficulty levels and challenges. The game also features a special bonus mode for owners of Cosmos X2.
This weeks final side scrolling installment is Flipper 2 – Flush the Goldfish, where you are tasked with saving Flush’s best friend who has been kidnapped by an evil monster. You will need to act quickly in order to save Flush’s best friend and with a little help from his super secret robot suit to give yourself the best possible chance to be the hero.
Check out all the latest offerings which are available for download this Thursday via Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel.
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Game Description: This Game Boy™ version of the NES™ classic brings you all the platform-swinging, gun-toting action of the original plus a brand new graphical style. Become Rad
Spencer the BIONIC COMMANDO to take out the evil Director Wiseman and bring peace to the
Game Description: Arm yourself with the ability to reverse gravity in this action-packed
side-scrolling adventure! With the power to flip the force of gravity, you can run on the ceiling,
leap incredible distances, and even use gravity to vanquish your enemies.
Flipper 2 - Flush
Game Description: Flush the goldfish has to act quickly to rescue his best friend from an evil
monster. Luckily Flush has a super secret robot suit to make things easier in this 2D side
Game Description: This free demo offers you the chance to try Gnomz, a new exciting arcade
fighter for the WiiWare™ service. Gnomz allows up to four Players to play against each other
and/or AI opponents in three different game modes for some bashing, smashing multiplayer
The SpotPass™ feature on Nintendo 3DS allows you to automatically receive a host of
exciting content such as 3D videos for Nintendo Video™, notifications, add-on data for your
software and system updates without lifting a finger. SpotPass content can be received
automatically and free of charge from thousands of supported public Wi-Fi access points
across Europe and through wireless broadband internet connections at home. It works even if
the system is in Sleep Mode.
Available this week via Nintendo Video is 3D Machine, the story of a brilliant inventor who
finally makes a breakthrough creating a wondrous invention only to leave it in the hands of his
incapable assistant leading to wealth and love, but inevitably ending in a catastrophe.
Making a return to Nintendo Video this week is the The Legend of Zelda™ Main Theme
Medley which was performed as part of The Legend of Zelda 25
Anniversary Symphony CD
Note to Editors:
The Nintendo eShop is a digital store for Nintendo 3DS owners that provides access to a wide
variety of free & paid for downloadable content each Thursday, which includes –
? Original 3D software
? 3D Classics - games that have been re-mastered in 3D
? Virtual Console - Game Boy™ and Game Boy™ Color games in their original 2D
? Extensive library of Nintendo DSiWare™
Visitors can also view video game trailers, screenshots and product information for games,
including those available at retail locations.
In order for Nintendo 3DS owners to gain access to the Nintendo eShop, a system update
must be performed via a wireless broadband internet connection. To perform the free and
simple recommended system update, Nintendo 3DS users can simply:
? Start the “System Settings” from the Home Menu,
? Select “Other Settings” and scroll the page right to select “System Update.”
Those who perform the system update will gain access to the Nintendo eShop and will be
able to download the new Nintendo Video™ application for free, providing access to a range
of new and exclusive 2D and 3D video content on their Nintendo 3DS system.
Nintendo eShop users can also download for free, the new Pokédex™ 3D application. Start
collecting data for more than 150 Pokémon™ from the Pokémon Black and Pokémon White
Version games. This new application lets users see each Pokémon in 3D with animated
motion and sound.
The system update will also provide users with access to a free Internet Browser, the ability to
receive SpotPass content from supported public WiFi hotspots across Europe, as well as
providing Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi™ XL owners the ability to easily transfer most of
their previously purchased Nintendo DSiWare games to their Nintendo 3DS systems.
Users can also add funds to their virtual wallets using their credit card or a Nintendo eShop
Card, browse the selections and then click to download the games they want.
Nintendo eShop Cards are now being roll out at various stores across Europe. You have the
choice of several denominations for Nintendo eShop Cards.
With an increasing number of shops stocking the Nintendo eShop Cards, it will become ever
more convenient for Nintendo users to make use of this easy payment method over the
coming weeks, especially as Nintendo eShop Cards become available in supermarkets, book
shops and many other convenient locations.
As with any pre-paid option, the Nintendo eShop Cards are activated at the point of purchase.
When a user purchases a card at any sales point, the code will be activated and the credit will
become available. The 16-digit code on the reverse side can be entered into any one of the
? Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS
? Wii Shop Channel
? Nintendo DSi Shop
Afterwards, you can begin shopping immediately.
As the Nintendo eShop, Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop are continually updated
with games and applications each Thursday; make sure you keep checking the Nintendo
eShop, Nintendo DSi Shop, Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo Channel for all the latest news
and releases on already available and upcoming games and applications.
Nintendo 3DS offers Parental Controls so that parents can control the level of 3D their children can view on the
Nintendo 3DS as well as the content they can access. Nintendo 3DS also features a 3D depth slider which lets
players turn off or adjust the level of 3D they want on the 3D Screen, two built-in screens for different functionality,
a Circle Pad which provides a full 360 degrees of direction, a built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor. It is equipped
with three cameras (two of which are facing outwards to allow the taking of 3D pictures and 3D videos), houses a
2GB SD Memory Card and is compatible with AR Cards which come packaged with Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo 3DS is
also backwards compatible with all existing Nintendo DS games, which can be played in 2D on your Nintendo 3DS
system. For more information about these features and other options, visit: http://www.nintendo.co.uk
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