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NintendoWare Weekly: Balloon Kid, 1950s Lawn Mower Kids


It's a "kid" oriented week for Nintendo downloadables. If you've been waiting for more Balloon Fight since downloading the NES game -- and of course you have -- Balloon Kid for Game Boy brings you an adventure expanded from that NES game, with new abilities and obstacles. You'll be delighted as long as you don't realize that Japan got the Game Boy Color version ... whoops!

While you have the 3DS open, you can also enjoy a "Main Theme Medley" from the recent Zelda concert on Nintendo Video.

On DSiWare, 1950s Lawn Mower Kids is a game about guiding three of the title characters to perform their gardening duties among UFOs, dogs, and other obstacles.


  • Gnomz (QubicGames, 1-4 players, 1,000 Wii Points): A four-player platform/fighting game -- about garden gnomes! Hey, this looks fun. And it has "considerable amounts of game modes," according to the trailer.
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  • Balloon Kid (Game Boy) (Nintendo, 1 player, $2.99): Float carefully through eight stages, avoiding random pointy things in the air. You now have the ability to drop your balloons and re-inflate them once on the ground.
  • 1950s Lawn Mower Kids (Zordix AB, 1 player, $4.99/500DSi Points): Mow yards as three kids on riding mowers -- controlling all three simultaneously.
  • House M.D. -Episode 4: Crashed (Legacy Interactive, 1 player, $7.99/800 DSi Points): A disgruntled drug addict is given unfettered access to intensive care patients.

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