Category Archives: DSi

Dark Void Zero Trailer

It’s 8-Bit:

Flipnote Fighter

Being a loyal fan of fighting games, that niche action genre from the arcade age, I’ve always thought would could be a better playing experience. I love my kicks and punches fighting games all the same, but really what more can you do that would make me more pleased. Well that is unless I stared in a fighting game, but that would take a crazy Japanese DSiWare game to do that. Not going to happ.. wait… what? They’re doing that? Oh right.

Fight With Photos: Photo Fighter X

What is Fight With Photos: Photo Fighter X? Why it’s a DSiWare game for the Nintendo DSi that actually allows you to create your own fighting game of sorts; staring yourself and your friends. Yeah, it’s gonna be fun-on-a-bun.

By using the DSi’s built-in camera and microphone, you can take pictures of you and your friends in corresponding poses then record audio to have matching sound effects; all to make your very own brawler without having to take one game programing lesson.

The game allows up to eight characters, which you can make fit into certain fighting styles, along with customizable backgrounds and special effects. And if you already haven’t noticed in the pictures above, they can be just about anything. And I really mean anything. Don’t take my word for it, check out these videos of the game in action.

And while this might not be a worthy contender against the likes of Street Fighter or Tekken, it’s only 200 DSi points and a pretty cool use of the DSi’s functions. Though I’m not sure exactly how one is able to download something from the Japanese DSi Store if they live here in the United States; the game will be available on Wednesday. Hopefully a domestic release won’t be too far off. (Yes I know this is Nintendo we’re talking about here.)

Fight With Photos: Photo Fighter X [DSiWare Official Site]

Fight With Photos: Photo Fighter X

Korg DS-10 Plus in the Works

GoNintendo reports on an updated version of the Korg DS-10.  No word on whether or not it will be localized.

Story from GoNintendo.


This is a note to anyone who happens to stumble upon this blog.

One of the most amazing pieces of DS software available today is a little gem called Retro Game Challenge.  It has a sequel, but it may never make it down here. :(


Siliconera: So about Retro Game Challenge 2…

Ken Berry, Director of Publishing: It looks very unlikely that we will localize and bring it.

We’ve gotten tons of e-mails from fans that say ‘thank you so much!’, ‘we love Retro Game Challenge’, ‘it’s my favorite DS game of all time’, but when you look at the sales numbers that actually picked it up and really being vocal about it, it’s pretty small compared to the other DS owners out there. The sales aren’t quite there to justify bringing the sequel.

JI: Fortunately, we got that title, but honestly it has not reached our expectations sales wise. It’s tough to bring the game over. If the sales of Game Center CX 1 dramatically increase we will of course consider it. It’s up to you guys.

S: OK! Tell my readers how many more copies need to be sold.

JI: We have to reach 100,000.

Full interview here: Siliconera via GoNintendo

Nintendo DSi Mobile Tour

Another press release.  This one is about the DSi Mobile Tour.  Nintendo is going to be crossing the US showing off the DSi at festivals and other huge gatherings.  Check out the press release for more details.

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