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Nintendo of Europe adds Make 10 to Nintendo DS lineup

By Spencer . June 24, 2008 . 10:28am

While Wario Land: The Shake Dimension is a shoe in for an international release, Tashiten: Tashite 10 ni Suru Monogatari is far from it. The mix of touch screen math problems and storybook visuals isn’t for everyone. The arithmetic is so simple it’s geared towards kids. Regardless of the demographic, Nintendo of Europe plans on […]

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Europe gets a taste of Cooking Navi?

By Spencer . April 24, 2008 . 7:30am

While scanning Nintendo of Europe’s release schedule I was looking for stuff we don’t have and it looks like I found something. In June, Nintendo of Europe will release Cooking Guide: Can’t Decide What to Eat. This title sounds similar to Shaberu! DS Oryouri Navi (DS Cooking Navi), a collection of recipes for the Nintendo […]

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The DS teaches everything including parenting skills

By Spencer . April 1, 2008 . 9:53am

While we’re on the topic of off beat DS software, did you know you can improve your parenting skills with the dual screen handheld? Marvelous Interactive (i.e. the company who publishes Harvest Moon and No More Heroes) wants to help neophyte parents with Sukusuku Kosodate DS (Sukusuku Parenting DS).   The software is based on […]

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Japan gets double Kirby, Europe gets DS Novel?

By Spencer . January 29, 2008 . 11:14am

At the tail end of Nintendo’s financial statement is a glimpse of Nintendo’s plan for 2008. Most of the titles like Disaster: Day of Crisis, Wii Music and Animal Crossing were either revealed or hinted at in the past. However, the list indicates 2008 is the year of Kirby, at least in Japan. Two Kirby […]

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Obviously in development, Common Sense Training Wii

By Spencer . January 23, 2008 . 10:08am

After a successful run as a Nintendo DS Touch Generations branded game, Otona no Joshikiryoku Training DS, is getting revised for the Wii. On March 6, Nintendo will release Minna no Joushikiryoku Telebi (Everybody’s Common Sense Power Televison), which adds in Miis and new general knowledge questions. Each day you can keep track of your […]

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Found! Nintendo Crossword gets a US release date

By Spencer . January 23, 2008 . 9:52am

Nintendo didn’t mention anything about Nintendo Crossword on their multi page 2008 outlook, but the Lost and Found DS game quietly got a release date on Nintendo’s press page. If NY Times Crosswords and USA Today Crosswords didn’t satiate your handheld crossword desired you can snag Nintendo Crossword, I mean Crossword DS (new title) on […]

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Nintendo helps Europe master Maths

By Spencer . January 4, 2008 . 6:49am

Sometime next year Nintendo is releasing Professor Kageyama's Maths Training, which I presume to be a localized version of one of the Kageyama Method Masu X Masu games, in Europe. The second game in the series was creatively advertised with an elementary school girl doing the windmill, headspins and 1990s. She’s really not bad either! […]

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Ubisoft wants to teach you yoga

By Spencer . December 15, 2007 . 4:38pm

There are a few yoga training games already out in Japan, but none in North America. Konami made a commitment to portable Yoga education when they announced Let’s Yoga, a localized version of Doko Demo Yoga, for North America. However, Ubisoft may beat Konami to the punch with Quick Yoga Training, an unannounced yoga training […]

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Test your knowledge about the JR line with Taito’s train trainer

By Spencer . December 13, 2007 . 11:37am

It’s obvious that there are way too many Nintendo DS quiz games out in Japan. Publishers keep targeting smaller and smaller niches just to get a piece of the brain training pie. Taito’s idea is to wrangle in people interested in the Japan rail system with Tetsudou Seminar JR Hen (Railroad Seminar JR Book). Next […]

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Super Mario Galaxy trailer and DS downloads found in Shinjuku station

By Spencer . November 30, 2007 . 3:54pm

Nintendo really does a lot of subway advertising in Tokyo. On top posting up billboards for their Touch Generations titles, Nintendo has a dedicated kiosk in Shinjuku station. Currently, it’s rotating through Super Mario Galaxy, Wii Fit and Ganbaru Watashi no Kakei Diary trailers. The only problem is the video unit is easy to miss, […]

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Books on your DS? Hands on DS Bungaku Zenshuu

By Spencer . October 24, 2007 . 11:45pm

All those train advertisements for DS Bungaku Zenshuu work. After seeing them for the past couple of days, my curiosity peaked and I headed over to a DS download station to see what all the fuss was about.   This is probably obvious, but you hold the DS in book mode when you use DS […]

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Nintendo backs their DS book reader with subway advertisements

By Spencer . October 23, 2007 . 2:18pm

A few weeks ago we mentioned DS Bungaku Zenshuu, a DS cartridge packed with ebooks developed by Genius Sonority. It came out last week and it’s a pretty big deal to Nintendo. At major train stations Nintendo has massive billboards advertising the game, like this one from Shibuya.   Just to put this in perspective, […]

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The DS turned into an e-Book reader

By Spencer . October 2, 2007 . 8:24am

Genius Sonority (read: the company who made Dragon Quest Swords) has an interesting tie-in project with Chukei Publishing Company coming out on October 18 in Japan. DS Bungaku Zenshuu packs in 100 books to read. Yes, read not play with. When you turn the program on you hold the DS as a book and drag […]

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More puzzles, less training in Brain Buster: Puzzle Pak

By Louise . August 12, 2007 . 3:04pm

The portable nature of the Nintendo DS and the feature of a stylus and touchscreen make it a convenient system for pen and paper games. Brain Buster Puzzle Pak makes use of this by giving us a collection of number puzzles.  Everyone knows about Sudoku, but Brain Buster also includes lesser known puzzles such as […]

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Big Brain Academy goes analog!

By Dan . August 10, 2007 . 2:16am

Ever get stuck wanting to play Big Brain Academy on your Nintendo DS but your little brother wont stop playing Horsez? Well now you're no longer out of luck. Thanks to University games, the big exciting world of Big Brain Academy is available to play in board game form. So gather your friends, break out […]