Hidden 3D Pictures Uses DSi Camera To Add A 3D Effect

By Spencer . February 26, 2010 . 12:48pm

Nintendo and Wario Ware: Shake It developer Good Cool have a neato game where you search for hidden objects. OK, that may not sound groundbreaking, but the technology is amazing.


By using the Nintendo DSi’s camera Hidden 3D Pictures simulates depth.


Tilt the Nintendo DSi to change your viewing angle, which makes letters and other objects appear. Find everything to clear the stage. Hidden 3D Pictures is a 500 DSiWare Point ($5) download and is slated for March 3 in Japan. Nintendo has not announced it for any other region, but since the game has hidden letters and not kanji Hidden 3D Pictures shouldn’t be a problem to localize.

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  • Chow

    That’s good with a stationary camera recording a NDSi with only one perspective, but I wonder how it looks when you move your head around naturally, and with two eyes.
    It’s similar to that optical illusion with the concave face follows you around as you move. But it only works if you don’t have a stereoscopic view of the optical illusion.

    Still pretty cool, though.

  • dusk

    I love it at first sight! But I have a question. Why doesn’t it use the touch screen to select the letter “A” instead of using the d-pad?

    • because there are letters on the screen without touch

  • First DSiware title that got me interested… I not only like that 3D illusion feature but I totally think those papercut landscapes look really adorable!

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