Ridin' through this world, all alone. God takes your soul; you're on your own. That is unless you've got the Nintendo 3DS and an internet connection handy. Then you've got Netflix to keep you company, courtesy of today's Nintendo Download.
It's Netflix day for the Nintendo 3DS, the day when streaming video fans everywhere download the free Netflix app and discreetly excuse themselves to sneak off to the restroom to watch biker gangs run guns and deal with territory disputes.
For those of you that actually want to game on your Nintendo consoles, I suppose there's some things in this box for you as well. Hey look, it's the Game & Watch Gallery, featuring four games that don't hold up particularly well! And Baseball for the Game Boy for only $2.99!
If I was forced to get excited about a game this week it would be 3D Pixel Racing for WiiWare, a colorful racing game with a 3D Dot Game Heroes vibe that I really dig.
But who wants to play games when they can watch television shows on a very tiny screen?
Publisher: Well, Netflix
Millions of people enjoy instantly watching TV episodes & movies streaming from Netflix with their Wii console. Now Netflix comes to the Nintendo 3DS system, allowing users to experience the same convenience and exciting content on the go. Adding to an already robust lineup of exciting 3D and 2D games and applications, Netflix truly makes the Nintendo 3DS system a device with something for everyone. Own a Wii console or other Netflix ready device? You can now pause and resume your TV shows and movies and pick up where you left off. For example, start watching at home on the Wii console-and start from the exact same spot while on the go from your Nintendo 3DS system. The free Netflix application can be downloaded from the Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo 3DS system at no cost. All you need is wireless broadband Internet access, and a Netflix unlimited membership for only $7.99 a month.
Game & Watch Gallery
Original and updated versions of four Game & Watch handheld games! Enjoy four different games from the Game & Watch Gallery series, in both original and revised versions. The classic versions take you back to the 1980s and - simpler time in video games. The modern versions feature your favorite characters and bring you into the present with improved play control and sound effects. This release includes four titles: Manhole, Fire, Octopus and Oil Panic.
Original Platform: Game Boy
Strategy, skill, and determination - it takes all three to win at Baseball! Re-live the glory of this 1989 Game Boy classic. As the pitching team, deliver a series of fastballs while adjusting curve and speed, but be careful not to wear out your pitcher. If the batter connects, your outfield or infield will back you up. As the batting team, shift your batter on the home plate and time each swing at the incoming ball. Try to safely reach the next base, or swing for a home run.
DSiWare (DSi, 3DS)
Extreme Hangman 2
Price: 200 DSi Points / $1.99
In Extreme Hangman 2, your goal is to save the hangman by guessing the word. If you guess the word correctly, the hangman lives. If you guess wrong, the hangman dies. You're only allowed a limited number of misses, so guess carefully. Extreme Hangman 2 boasts more than 3,000 words in 14 totally new categories, with 10 funny animations and four eye-catching backgrounds to choose from. Test your skill and try to save the hangman by guessing words in three difficulty levels.
Price: 500 DSi Points / $4.99
Immerse yourself in a world of hidden creatures. Our planet is full of life. In addition to all the creatures that can be seen with the naked eye, there are millions of microscopic creatures with amazing features. To discover them, AfterZoom turns the camera of your Nintendo DSi or Nintendo 3DS system into a virtual microscope. Explore your surroundings and discover new forms of life. Collect dozens of different species and take good care of them at the Specimens Bank. Mix the formulas you'll need to feed your organisms at the Chemical Lab. Battle your colonies against more powerful ones to win them over and complete your collection.
Publisher: Korner Games
Price: 500 DSi Points / $4.99
Puzzle Fever is a true test of skill for puzzle game fans, challenging players in a race to prove their mental agility. Each puzzle consists of pieces that must be fitted together on a board. There is only one possible way for players to fill in the board's gaps with the pieces they select. The premise is simple, but the fun is nearly endless.
Relax Mode: Solve puzzles without any pressure. This mode does not feature time limits.
Time Attack Mode: All of the puzzles must be completed in a race against time, so players must keep their eyes on the clock.
Multiplayer: This mode offers multiplayer game play via a local wireless connection. Players can adjust puzzle difficulty as well as the number of puzzles they want each round to contain.
Just Sing! 80's Collection
Publisher: dtp Young Entertainment
Price: 500 DSi Points / $4.99
The ‘80s are back and you're a star. Grab your Nintendo DSi™ system and have some karaoke fun. Expect all the cult hits of the era, including "Like a Virgin," "Take On Me," "Never Gonna Give You Up" and "The Heat Is On." Style your avatar with a classic '80s look and take the stage. Can you keep to the beat and hit all the notes? Perform the biggest party hits of the '80s and experience a musical blast from the past.
3D Pixel Racing
Price: 500 Wii Points
Classic 8-bit graphics clash with the modern 3D era – welcome to the world's first 3D pixel retro-cool racing game.
Challenge up to four friends in crazy race modes. Enjoy fast arcade action and unlock new tracks and cars. Turn on your headlights and experience the thrill of a night race. Select your favorite car and get ready to burst ahead in the first 3D pixel championship of the world. Game modes include Single Race, Championship, Capture the Flag, Hot Pursuit and Time Trial. Variable weather conditions (sun, fog, rain, snow) are also included.