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NintendoWare Weekly: Blaster Master: Enemy Below, Carmen Sandiego


A relatively obscure sequel to a very popular NES game appears on the 3DS eShop this week: Sunsoft's Blaster Master: Enemy Below for Game Boy Color. It's time to return to the world of upside-down space trucks and floating cyborg head things.

WiiWare offers a new Carmen Sandiego game (what?) about math (what?) and DSiWare shows it is possible to offer a retail DS game as a download -- though that functionality has so far been almost the exclusive domain of tiny publishers. For example, today we have Elite Forces: Unit 77 from Gammick Entertainment, and a game in the spirit of a retail DS release: a new sequel to 2007's WordJong.

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  • Carmen Sandiego Adventures in Math: The Lady Liberty (Gamelion, 1-6 players, 600 Wii Points): Solve math puzzles in order to stop Carmen Sandiego from getting away with the Statue of Liberty.
  • Demo: Paint Splash (KnapNok, 1-4 players, 0 Wii Points): What would it be like to draw with your Wiimote? If you can't imagine that, try this demo.
3DS eShop
  • Blaster Master: Enemy Below (Game Boy Color) (Sunsoft, 1 player, $4.99): A sequel to the NES classic, featuring the same mix of side-scrolling vehicle and top-down on-foot exploration.
  • Elite Forces: Unit 77 (Gammick Entertainment, 1-4 players, $7.99/800 DSi Points): Formerly a retail DS game, now you can download this isometric military action game.
  • WordJong Arcade (Magellan Interactive, 1 player, $7.99/800 DSi Points): Text
  • Just SING! Christmas Vol. 3 (dtp young entertainment, 1 player, $1.99/200 DSi Points): Tis the season to sing into your DS.

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