Yes, the DS I am holding here is upside down. I have a good reason for that. I am playing a cutting-edge game.

Have you ever seen a shoot-em-up that lets you controls the bad aliens at the top of the screen? Finally, I can rain destruction on a stupid upward-shooting space-ship. This is how the other half fights.

Kotaku intern Aulistar Mark and I just shot this quick and dirty video of me playing the opening level of A Topsy Turvy Life: The Turvys Strike Back, a $2 DSiWare game from Koei Tecmo (and developer Aspect) released in the American Nintendo online store this past Monday.

You can even play this game two-player, two people crowded around the DS, one as the spaceship and one as the aliens. I tried that yesterday with a friend and, either way we did it, the aliens won. It's not easy being a space ship.