By Spencer . February 20, 2009 . 5:38am
Instead of releasing games sporadically like WiiWare we can count on Nintendo of Japan to give us a surge of new DSiWare software at the end of every month. Next week Nintendo DSi owners can get a calculator (no joke), more Art Style games, and two third party titles from Namco Bandai. The Art Style series and stripped down Nintendo DS games are still carrying the platform, but there is another ace in this month’s line up — Ide Yousuke’s Healthy Mahjong DSi, a portable mahjong game with online play.
Nintendo DSi Calculator (200 DSiWare Points)
A simple calculator with built in unit conversions: feet to kilometers, grams to pounds, Celsius to Fahrenheit and… Kelvin! Comes in two styles Famicom Mario and Animal Crossing. Yes, these are sold separately.
Mojipittan Shiritori Clock (200 DSiWare Points)
A dictionary clock with Mojipittan characters.
Art Style Series: Nalaku (500 DSiWare Points)
In this puzzle game you step and climb on cubes to change their color. More blocks fall from the sky. Players have to dodge them and avoid on standing on shaky ground when the floors fall apart.
Art Style Series: Hacolife (500 DSiWare Points)
Another puzzle game that involves blocks. Instead of dodging them you make them in Hacolife by cutting a sheet of six squares on a grid and folding them into a cube.
Chotto Asobi Taizen: Onajimi Table (500 DSiWare Points)
A bite sized collection of Clubhouse Games including: Reversi, Hasami Shogi, Go, Shogi, and Hanafuda.
Chotto Bungaku Zenshu: Sekai no Bungaku 20 (500 DSiWare Points)
A bite sized version of Bungaku Zenshu (aka 100 Classic Book Collection in Europe) with twenty books.
Ide Yousuke’s Healthy Mahjong DSi (800 DSiWare Points)
Based on the WiiWare game of the same name, this portable mahjong game coaches players with tips from famous Mahjong player Ide Yousuke. The Nintendo DSi version also includes multiplayer: local, over Nintendo Wi-Fi, and against people playing the same game on a Wii. You can even use your Mii on the DS in this game.
Mr. Driller (800 DSiWare Points)
Essentially a “chotto” version of Mr. Driller Drill Spirits which Namco Bandai released a long time ago. This version has three modes: Mission, Time Attack, and Driston which was cut from the US version.