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This Week's Nintendo Downloads

Bonsai Barber, Revenge Of Shinobi...

Bonsai Barber and Revenge Of Shinobi will be ready for download in the Wii Shopping Channel tomorrow as part of Nintendo's weekly update. City Transport Map Volumes 1 & 2 - 2009 will also be available through DSiWare.

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Bonsai Barber (1,000 Wii Points) is from Zoonami and has been developed by Martin Hollis who was development lead on GoldenEye for N64. Yet it is about as far removed as the Bond shooter as you could get. Here you have to earn money by cutting the barnets of vegetables! Living in a town populated by plants, fruit and vegetables, you use your Wii Remote as your hairdressing tool in order to clip, cut and comb the foliage on your client's heads. You'll get a star rating for each cut and if your clients like you they'll send you postcards and souvenirs from their holidays.

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The Revenge Of Shinobi (800 Points) was originally released in 1989 for Mega Drive. A sequel to the arcade game Shinobi, it has you playing as Joe Musashi, a ninja out to avenge his teacher's death and destroy the evil Shadow Master and his criminal empire. You'll travel from the bamboo forests of Japan to the streets of New York City as you fight off enemies by swinging your katana, throwing shurikens and performing special Ninjutsu moves.

Finally there's City Transport Map Volumes 1 & 2 - 2009 (500 Points). It's not a game but it could prove useful if you're lost in a major European city. Volumes 1 & 2 features maps of Paris, Rome, Dublin, Madrid and Lisbon, London, Amsterdam, Prague, Moscow and Berlin. Both volumes include routes for trains, subways, trams and airport shuttles (depending on the city). You can scroll around the maps easily with the stylus, and search by line or station name.

You can drop markers onto favourite places or attach a handwritten note to an interesting location. Or you could take a photo with the DSi Camera and pin it anywhere on the map. Finally there's a route quiz so you can test your city transport knowledge.

That's all for this week. Let us know what your think of this selection.

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  1. petrolstatus4 Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 10:02

    That sucks.
    I was looking forward to a decent game to download onto my DSi to play on the way to cornwall. Now I know i'll have a great time looking at maps for several hours. Perfect.

  2. mariofanatic128 Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 10:08

    It looks like an okay update for wiiware and virtual console but if they're are going to give us 2 applications on dsiware couldn't they have given us at least one game as well.

  3. Spoon-man Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 10:28

    Nice idea with the maps, but it would be better if they had versions for each specific country instead, since I'm sure many UK users would prefer maps of Birmingham and Leeds rather than Prague and Amsterdam.
    Otherwise, Bonsai Barber looks good, although only having one WiiWare and VC title is still kinda bad and really needs improving in future. When can we expect LIT, already?
    And when are we getting Mighty Flip Champs, Pop Plus Solo and Mario vs Donkey Kong on DSiWare? UGH!

  4. ACRID Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 10:48

    Revenge of Shinobi was one of my favourite games when I was a boy, I still load it up on my Mega Drive now and again

  5. Mario maniac Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 12:00

    ......................................................
    :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  6. kirby711 Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 12:14

    i'd stick to google earth, although for this you don't need the internet... i might download it, depending on my mood.

  7. Lanky031 Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 12:22

    im still eagerly waiting 4 flipnotestudios.
    ooh just downloaded bonsai barber,its crazy.
    whers flipnotestudios,+popplus solo.

  8. Shadowphantom Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 12:22

    WHERE THE HELL IS POP PLUS SOLO, MARIO VS DONKEY KONG 3, FLIPNOTE STUDIO, MIGHTY FLIP CHAMPS!!!!

    Argh...i'm starting to wish I had'nt bought the DSi after all...

  9. TheAPERSON Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 12:48

    I'm so glad I've stuck to the original DS all this time.

  10. Oiram 07 Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 13:36

    I hope Nintendo releases a new N64 game this month :(

    As for this weeks updates, they're ok i guess :?

  11. SoulSilver IV Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 13:57

    Maps?

    Maps!?

    Seriously Nintendo, WTF?

  12. YCshinobi Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 14:01

    Revenge of Shinobi makes this week awesome. 8)

  13. Gavin Rozee Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 14:19

    DSiWareLOL. My iPod Touch has a FREE, BETTER Map App built in. Gives directions and knows where your current location is. So GTFO Nintendo. I bought a DSi for games that I can't play on my Lite, not for your pathetic attempt at stealing Apples thunder.

    I'll be getting Bonsai Barber. Got my free seeds yesterday.

  14. sonicfever Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 15:22

    FLIPNOTE STUDIOS! :x

  15. ploiper Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 19:06

    another week without Earthworm Jim 2. this is geting very silly now.

  16. GuyWhoLikesBlue2 Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 20:32

    FLIPNOTE STUDIOS! :x

    YES, THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN NINTENDO, NOW DO IT! :evil:

  17. Tom Nook Rules Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 20:57

    bonsai barber-gd
    revenge of shinobi-gd
    road maps WTF!!!!! what a load of tosh wheres flipnote studio, minis march again, mr driller, pop plus and mighty flip champs?!

  18. tomutwit Friday 7th Aug 2009 at 07:31

    You know what?
    I bought a flippin' DSi just because I knew Flipnote Studio would be DSiWare only!
    And how long has it been since 3rd April? Huh?
    If it's not out next week, when I'm going to Ireland, then I'm gonna buy a PSP. :evil:


    No, not really :cry:

  19. slangman Friday 7th Aug 2009 at 12:55

    Great week. Revenge of Shinobi looks quite good. Even if it runs in 50hz.

  20. popenicker Friday 7th Aug 2009 at 18:59

    WHERE THE HELL IS POP PLUS SOLO, MARIO VS DONKEY KONG 3, FLIPNOTE STUDIO, MIGHTY FLIP CHAMPS!!!!

    Argh...i'm starting to wish I had'nt bought the DSi after all...


    ...why? for gods sake people, stop these kinds of posts. you wish you hadnt bought a DSi because you have to wait a little longer for these titles!? these kinds of posts are pathetic, i guess you lot are gonna go and sell your wiis because mario galaxy 2 doesnt come out tomorow.

  21. Wii_With_Mii Saturday 8th Aug 2009 at 15:27

    Where's Moving Memo?

  22. SoulSilver IV Saturday 8th Aug 2009 at 20:02

    WHERE THE HELL IS POP PLUS SOLO, MARIO VS DONKEY KONG 3, FLIPNOTE STUDIO, MIGHTY FLIP CHAMPS!!!!

    Argh...i'm starting to wish I had'nt bought the DSi after all...


    ...why? for gods sake people, stop these kinds of posts. you wish you hadnt bought a DSi because you have to wait a little longer for these titles!? these kinds of posts are pathetic, i guess you lot are gonna go and sell your wiis because mario galaxy 2 doesnt come out tomorow.

    What a stupid post. The reason people are saying this because when Nintendo announced DSiWare, people saw huge potential for it, yet so far Nintendo have failed to deliver. For Wii, there were some decent launch titles, e.g. Twilight Princess, and the flow of good titles has remained fairly consistent throughout the Wii's life. Yet when Nintendo choose to release road map apps instead of a game that's freely available in the USA and doesn't require any translation, you can't help but understand why DSi owners feel disappointed. It's a fair point to say that you'd want to sell your consoles if there was a lack of decent content available to play on it, and in this situation that's pretty much exactly the case.

  23. Random-Hero Sunday 9th Aug 2009 at 04:41

    FLIPNOTE STUDIOS! :x

    YES, THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN NINTENDO, NOW DO IT! :evil:

    Remember people, it took Nintendo 8 years + to bring you a G/S Remake and what has happened? They ruined it by editing the plot, locations and adding there style of "depth"

    DO I WANT HOENN LEGENDS IN A REMAKE? NO!
    LEARN THE MEANING OF REMAKE NINTENDO, NOT RE-INVISION!

    *Angry post is angry*

  24. popenicker Sunday 9th Aug 2009 at 14:20

    WHERE THE HELL IS POP PLUS SOLO, MARIO VS DONKEY KONG 3, FLIPNOTE STUDIO, MIGHTY FLIP CHAMPS!!!!

    Argh...i'm starting to wish I had'nt bought the DSi after all...


    ...why? for gods sake people, stop these kinds of posts. you wish you hadnt bought a DSi because you have to wait a little longer for these titles!? these kinds of posts are pathetic, i guess you lot are gonna go and sell your wiis because mario galaxy 2 doesnt come out tomorow.

    What a stupid post. The reason people are saying this because when Nintendo announced DSiWare, people saw huge potential for it, yet so far Nintendo have failed to deliver. For Wii, there were some decent launch titles, e.g. Twilight Princess, and the flow of good titles has remained fairly consistent throughout the Wii's life. Yet when Nintendo choose to release road map apps instead of a game that's freely available in the USA and doesn't require any translation, you can't help but understand why DSi owners feel disappointed. It's a fair point to say that you'd want to sell your consoles if there was a lack of decent content available to play on it, and in this situation that's pretty much exactly the case.

    Actually, saying i was saying that saying you wished you didnt buy a console because the game you want hasnt been released yet is stupid. these games have been announced, they are availiable in other countrys, so they WILL be out someday. going around saying you wish you hadnt bought it because these titles aint out is stupid. ssbb took around 7 months to come out after it was released in japan,so what are you gonna do? buy a console just to trade it in, and then buy it again when the games out??

  25. jct Monday 10th Aug 2009 at 10:21

    Come on people, Nintendo are going to release Flipnote Studios. You just have to be PATIENT people. And that comment a while ago about saying that it's stupid to trade in your console is absolutely right.

    I don't see anyone complaining about how New Super Mario Bros Wii is going to take another few months to be released, do I?

    It's childish behaviour, in my opinion. All good things come to those wait, not to those who have a hissy fit and stamp their feet on internet forums.

  26. jct Monday 10th Aug 2009 at 10:21

    Come on people, Nintendo are going to release Flipnote Studios. You just have to be PATIENT people. And that comment a while ago about saying that it's stupid to trade in your console is absolutely right.

    I don't see anyone complaining about how New Super Mario Bros Wii is going to take another few months to be released, do I?

    It's childish behaviour, in my opinion. All good things come to those wait, not to those who have a hissy fit and stamp their feet on internet forums.

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