Introducing The Next Wave Of DSiWare Software

By Spencer . January 26, 2009 . 6:22am

The initial lineup of downloadable DSiWare games didn’t exactly sweep DSi owners off their feet. Utsusu Made in Wario are the Art Style games looked neat, but that was about it for original Nintendo DSi software. Let’s take a look at the second wave of DSiWare titles and see if Nintendo one-upped their launch line up.


image Solitaire DSi (200 DSiWare Points) – Spider and Klondike games of Solitaire with cat cards.








image Nintendo DSi Clock (200 DSiWare Points) – It’s a clock for your DSi. This application has an alarm and vacation time features. Nintendo mentions a “clock series” so the Photo Stand Type, a DSi clock that cycles through photos, sounds like it’s going to be the first of many DSi Clocks.






image Hobonichi Rosenzu (500 DSiWare Points) – Portable subway map software with an integrated notepad. You can write messages and leave photos to remind you of landmarks on the map.





image Art Style Series: Somnium (500 DSiWare Points) – A brainteasing puzzle game where you match balls and cells of the same color.






image Art Style Series: PicoPict (500 DSiWare Points) – Sort of like Tetris mixed with Picross. Blocks fall from the sky missing one or two pixels. You have to take the squares on the ground and place them in the path of falling blocks to make them whole. Completed pieces make up 8-bit sprites of Mario and other NES icons.






image Chotto Panel de Pon (500 DSiWare Points) – A stripped down version of Planet Puzzle League with less skins and no online play. This version still has multiple modes like endless mode, score attack, stage clear, and Vs. CPU.







image Chotto Suujin Taisen (500 DSiWare Points) – A stripped down version of Suujin Taisen. This game supports online play over Nintendo Wi-Fi.








image Chotto Asobi Taizen Jikkuri Trump (500 DSiWare Points) – A package of popular card games from Clubhouse Games. Blackjack, Page One, American Page One, Daifugou, and Poker.



That’s it for the second batch of DSiWare titles. What do you think of it?


All of these go on sale on January 28. So far all of the DSiWare games have been developed by Nintendo. Can’t wait to see what kinds of software third party developers will make in the future.


Images courtesy of Nintendo.

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  • maxchain

    PicoPict looks kinda interesting, but they’ve got a long ways to go before they convince me to give up my GBA slot.

  • I’m actually a little more interested in seeing content patches for games. The idea of having an RPG updated with additional quests or items, or even an episodic Phoenix Wright gets me really excited. I just hope Nintendo hasn’t imposed any restrictions on that front.

  • MadMirko

    It’s cool that they publish tools like the subway map with the notes and photos feature, I could see myself buying a travel guide for a foreign city I’m visiting that could contain a similar notes and photos feature. Or a something like a strategy guide for Wii games.

    Otherwise, I agree it’s time third parties step up.

  • ECM

    Somnium, eh? Is it meant to lull you to sleep?

  • jj984jj

    PicoPict looks cool, I wish NoA would release the full version of Suujin Taisen here.

  • daizyujin

    YAWN! Seriously, if this is the reason for getting a DSI, why bother?

  • Mazen

    I want some cool mini platformer or mini RPG DSIware is disappointing now especially that it seems they updated it monthly.

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