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NINTENDO DOWNLOAD: IT'S CRYSTAL CLEAR: MARIO, MAGIC AND MONSTERS - OH MY!

April 20, 2009

The first Nintendo DSiWare™ game starring superstar Mario™ enters the fold this week with the launch of Dr. Mario™ Express. The Master of Illusion™ Express series adds another installment that promotes portable prestidigitation. WiiWare™ users will find precious crystals to defend in CRYSTAL DEFENDERS R1, while Virtual Console™ players face a cIassic race against the clock in Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair™. Read on to learn all about the latest downloadable games from Nintendo, then log on to choose your favorites.

Nintendo DSiWare

Dr. Mario Express (Nintendo, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Nintendo DSi Points™): Mario once again dons his stethoscope to battle the forces of illness in this downloadable version of the cIassic puzzle game. Use vitamins to eliminate viruses in CIassic mode, or play against a computer opponent in Vs. CPU mode. Make an appointment with Dr. Mario today.

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Master of Illusion Express: Deep Psyche (Nintendo, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 200 Nintendo DSi Points): Master of Illusion Express titles offer mind-bending magic tricks pulled from the popular Nintendo DS™ game. Learn the illusions, practice up and amaze your friends. Master of Illusion Express: Deep Psyche asks a series of pointed questions and reveals a startling truth.

WiiWare

CRYSTAL DEFENDERS R1 (SQUARE ENIX, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone – Mild Fantasy Violence, 800 Wii Points™): In CRYSTAL DEFENDERS R1, you must deploy various units such as Soldiers and Black Mages to stop wave after wave of encroaching monsters from escaping the area with your party's crystals. There are many different types of units to choose from, some specializing in powerful short-range attacks, some wielding far-reaching magicks, and still others equipped with bows that enable them to bring down aerial foes. Deploy units in strategic locations to take full advantage of their traits. Each time an enemy breaches your defenses and reaches a map's exit, your party will lose crystals. When all your crystals are gone, the game is over. CRYSTAL DEFENDERS R1 comes complete with a plethora of exciting stages, each varying in layout and difficulty. Can you defend them all without losing a single crystal?

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Virtual Console

Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone – Mild Cartoon Violence, 900 Wii Points): The once-quiet town of Xenobia is under attack from fierce and gruesome monsters. As Leo, it's up to you to save Xenobia from danger as you navigate through a series of worlds in a race against time. Use your sword and jumping abilities to battle foes. Watch for power-ups that will increase your health and add to the amount of time you have to complete your missions. Go it alone or play co-op with a friend who can take the role of Priscilla. Do you have what it takes to save the world?

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Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

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*Gloats

Well excuse me while I go download Majpra's Mask

*Opens wallet, only to see it empty

Sad

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Holy shit new (for me) Wonderboy!! And the hero is called Leo, even better.

So Leo, how good is this one compared to the others.

And hmm, a Square WiiWare game, anything on whether that game is good at all.

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Dvader said:

Holy shit new (for me) Wonderboy!! And the hero is called Leo, even better.

So Leo, how good is this one compared to the others.


 That Wonderboy game is a constantly scrolling horizontal shooter with minor platforming. It's very different from the adventure-styled Wonderboy games.

Gameplay video

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Ravenprose said:

Dvader said:

Holy shit new (for me) Wonderboy!! And the hero is called Leo, even better.

So Leo, how good is this one compared to the others.


That Wonderboy game is a constantly scrolling horizontal shooter with minor platforming. It's very different from the adventure-styled Wonderboy games.

Gameplay video

What... booooooo.

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And, it's TurboCD counterpart is ALREADY AVAILABLE on the Virtual Console!

Why'd they even bother?
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phantom_leo said:
And, it's TurboCD counterpart is ALREADY AVAILABLE on the Virtual Console!

Why'd they even bother?

So what about that Master System Wonderboy game, I guess the first one, is it worth playing, I already played the sequels which I assume would be better.

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Dvader said:

phantom_leo said:
And, it's TurboCD counterpart is ALREADY AVAILABLE on the Virtual Console!

Why'd they even bother?

So what about that Master System Wonderboy game, I guess the first one, is it worth playing, I already played the sequels which I assume would be better.

 The original Wonderboy SMS game is basically the same game as Adventure Island on NES. It doesn't have any adventure/RPG elements, and is just a straight platformer. It's a decent game, though.

Here's a Gameplay Video

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Ravenprose said:

Dvader said:

phantom_leo said:
And, it's TurboCD counterpart is ALREADY AVAILABLE on the Virtual Console!

Why'd they even bother?

So what about that Master System Wonderboy game, I guess the first one, is it worth playing, I already played the sequels which I assume would be better.

The original Wonderboy SMS game is basically the same game as Adventure Island on NES. It doesn't have any adventure/RPG elements, and is just a straight platformer. It's a decent game, though.

Here's a Gameplay Video

So I already have the Wonderboy games worth getting which are those adventure type games.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2009 23:25:46

Dvader said:

So I already have the Wonderboy games worth getting which are those adventure type games.

I hope they release Monster World IV on VC someday. It plays identically to Wonderboy in Monster World on Sega Genesis, but stars a girl named Arsha. It was never released outside Japan, though. I played it a while back on an emulator; a fan converted all of the Japanese text into English.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2009 02:10:06

Dvader said:

phantom_leo said:
And, it's TurboCD counterpart is ALREADY AVAILABLE on the Virtual Console!

Why'd they even bother?

So what about that Master System Wonderboy game, I guess the first one, is it worth playing, I already played the sequels which I assume would be better.

If you are referring to Wonder Boy in Monster Land, it has very light RPG elements. It's more of a platformer with a sword.

I LOVED it back in the day, but the sequels are a lot better. Save it for a rainy afternoon; that's what it would be perfect for now.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2009 02:39:08

phantom_leo said:

I LOVED it back in the day, but the sequels are a lot better. Save it for a rainy afternoon; that's what it would be perfect for now.

 I have other plans for rainy afternoons. 

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Tue, 21 Apr 2009 02:49:52
Boo, where's Final Fantasy?

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Tue, 21 Apr 2009 02:58:59
Screw that, where's Majora?
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Tue, 21 Apr 2009 03:31:22

SteelAttack said:

phantom_leo said:

I LOVED it back in the day, but the sequels are a lot better. Save it for a rainy afternoon; that's what it would be perfect for now.

I have other plans for rainy afternoons.

Naked mud wrestling with Iga?

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Tue, 21 Apr 2009 03:33:51
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*Gloats

Well excuse me while I go download Majpra's Mask

*Opens wallet, only to see it empty

Sad

*Gloats*

Well excuse me while I go play the cartridge for Majora's Mask

*Starts game, only to see it sucks*

Sad

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Tue, 21 Apr 2009 03:46:04

Yodariquo said:
Iga_Bobovic said:

*Gloats

Well excuse me while I go download Majpra's Mask

*Opens wallet, only to see it empty

Sad

*Gloats*

Well excuse me while I go play the cartridge for Majora's Mask

*Starts game, only to see it sucks*

Sad

 LOL

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Tue, 21 Apr 2009 04:18:04

Dvader said:

Holy shit new (for me) Wonderboy!! And the hero is called Leo, even better.

So Leo, how good is this one compared to the others.

And hmm, a Square WiiWare game, anything on whether that game is good at all.

It's a Tower Defense game with sprites lifted from FFTA2.

The iPhone version was shit.


Yodariquo said:
Iga_Bobovic said:

*Gloats

Well excuse me while I go download Majpra's Mask

*Opens wallet, only to see it empty

Sad

*Gloats*

Well excuse me while I go play the cartridge for Majora's Mask

*Starts game, only to see it sucks*

Sad

YOU TAKE THAT BACK GOOD SIR!

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Tue, 21 Apr 2009 04:36:43

Yodariquo said:
Iga_Bobovic said:

*Gloats

Well excuse me while I go download Majpra's Mask

*Opens wallet, only to see it empty

Sad

*Gloats*

Well excuse me while I go play the cartridge for Majora's Mask

*Starts game, only to see it sucks*

Sad

What the fuck.

We cant talk anymore, I am just going to ignore you on the podcast. Nyaa

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Tue, 21 Apr 2009 04:39:59

phantom_leo said:

Dvader said:

phantom_leo said:
And, it's TurboCD counterpart is ALREADY AVAILABLE on the Virtual Console!

Why'd they even bother?

So what about that Master System Wonderboy game, I guess the first one, is it worth playing, I already played the sequels which I assume would be better.

If you are referring to Wonder Boy in Monster Land, it has very light RPG elements. It's more of a platformer with a sword.

I LOVED it back in the day, but the sequels are a lot better. Save it for a rainy afternoon; that's what it would be perfect for now.

I have Wonderboy in Monster Land and love it. I have that and Dragon Curse. Its the others I am asking about, they dont seem to be the same type of games.

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