Electroplankton Swims To DSiWare Next Week

By Spencer . July 3, 2009 . 2:55pm

image Electroplankton is one Nintendo’s unusual DS titles because it’s not really a game. Electroplankton is a music making tool with neon fish.


You can make chiptunes by poking algae-like Electroplankton in BeatNES and create a symphony (or in my case a cacophony) by drawing paths in Tracy.


Since Electroplankton got a limited release it is sort of rare, but soon Nintendo DSi owners will get a chance to pick up a digital version of the game… in pieces. The ten programs in Electroplankton will be sold as separate DSiWare titles, each priced at 200 DSiWare Points ($2). Electroplankton originally retailed for 4,800 yen ($50) so this is a fair deal.


Here’s the Electroplankton DSiWare schedule for Japan.


July 8: Tracy, Hanenbon, Nanocarp, BeatNES,

July 22: Rec Rec, Lumiloop

August: Sun Animalcule, Luminarian, Marine Snow, Volvoice


Nintendo of America has not announced any plans to re-release Electroplankton on DSiWare at this time, but it’s not like DSiWare is flooded with games. I imagine Electroplankton will trickle in eventually.

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  • I jumped at the chance to get this game back when I had finally gotten a DS. I don’t regret it. It’s not really a game but just one of those toys you muck around with to amuse and relax you at any point of time in the day.

    Good to hear that anyone who didn’t get a chance to snap it up back in cartridge form can pick it up.

    If you’re not planning on shelling out for the whole thing, my favorite recommendations are Tracy, Luminaria, Marine-Snow, Beatnes, and Volvoice. Those are the ones I’m usually playing around with when I pop it in for a breather.

  • ocha

    As someone who’s been trolling ebay for this game for months… This makes me happy. Verrry happy.

  • Ian Schopa

    It’s a nice idea but if you wanted all of them I would find it annoying to have 10 ‘apps’ on your dsi menu just for 1 game. I was hoping this would be something new with integration in the dsi sound channel.

  • pressstart

    Hopefully the also add the ability to actually save your work.

  • stickybomb67

    Came out in the states, apparently specifically by my request.
    Nintendo is…such a great thing that I can’t even think how to describe it.

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