DSiWare plays Real Soccer

Nintendo's DSiWare downloadable game service remains a relatively new feature for the publisher's popular handheld, having launched only last month. And while content has steadily marched onto the DSiWare Store, this week sees the release of one of the more ambitious titles yet: Gameloft's Real...

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Nintendo's DSiWare downloadable game service remains a relatively new feature for the publisher's popular handheld, having launched only last month. And while content has steadily marched onto the DSiWare Store, this week sees the release of one of the more ambitious titles yet: Gameloft's Real Soccer 2009. Available for 800 DSi points ($8 ), the soccer sim accommodates play for up to four and features 198 clubs, real-world players, and 3D visuals.

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Aksys Games' Family Pirate Party is this week's new addition to the Nintendo WiiWare store. A family-friendly board game that accommodates play for up to four, Pirate Party features cel-shaded graphics and a lively soundtrack. It is available for 500 Wii points ($5).

Lastly, the Wii's Virtual Console has been updated this week with Galaxy Force II. Originally appearing in arcades before being released on the Sega Genesis, Galaxy Force II is a third-person space shooter in which players blast their way through a variety of alien environments full of robots, ships, and turrets. The 3D shoot-'em-up costs 800 Wii points ($8 ).

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Saxostev

If I had a DSI, I would most likely pick up Real Soccer. Seems like a fun game.

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gnrlstuart

great, lets see some more titles that take full advantage of the dsi's hardware, without the memory constraints of the ds cartridge. a tony hawk style game would be nice, ace combat. and maybe an online shooter?

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hatieshorrer

The description in the DSi store said you can take pictures with the DSi camera and turn them into a custom team logo or players face.

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necronaux

Whoo-hoo, $8 games! But soccer?

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Terrencec06

looks good for DSi

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Rect_Pola

That's... not bad looking at all. Call me an old fogey (I certainly do) but I'm always taken back by when the line between "downloadable" game and "digitially distributed" game becomes this blurred. You know what I mean.

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mgreco_1988

not the biggest soccer game fan. but this does look to be the best dsiware game currently available. we will have to wait for a review though.

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Bazza28

Who really wants to play this?

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iMuffins

Okay fps_d0minat0r, so I guess Doom was a bad game back in the 90's because it didn't have good graphics. Guess Quake and Wolfenstein sucked too, along with every game released for the NES, eh?

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fps_d0minat0r

ahahahahah they call that "real" soccer..... gameloft should just stick will mobile phone games......actually they shouldnt. no game developer will get graphics like pro evolution soccer for PSP on the DS, its impossible. who said games aint all about graphics??? well their not but there should be good graphics to pick it up in the first palce. anyone here telling me you would play this unappealing game and be happy with it??? I didnt think so.

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k1o8

probaly would be fun

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Mr_Fujiv1

graphics look bad, sorry

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SonicTheMonkey

At least this content looks to be closer to games than priced demos.

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laresistance123

The graphics look horrible compared to the PSP.

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teknicz

So is there going to be a Gamespot review for this game?

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gameking5000

There must be a flaw if it's $8

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newb16

Real 3D graphics on a handheld? Sweet!!!

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fail_baby

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jashwin

the game is gonna be awesome!!!

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world-ender-49

I have almost all the major DSi releases and I have to agree with SSBFan

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SSBFan12

The game is the best DSiware game out right now.

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gatsbythepig

real soccer doesn't look so real

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Magrino

Nintendo's DSiWare downloadable game service remains a relatively new feature for the publisher's popular handheld, having launched only last month. And while content has steadily marched onto the DSiWare Store, this week sees the release of one of the more ambitious titles yet: Gameloft's Real Soccer 2009. Available for 800 DSi points ($8 ), the soccer sim accommodates play for up to four and features 198 clubs, real-world players, and 3D visuals.

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Aksys Games' Family Pirate Party is this week's new addition to the Nintendo WiiWare store. A family-friendly board game that accommodates play for up to four, Pirate Party features cel-shaded graphics and a lively soundtrack. It is available for 500 Wii points ($5).

Lastly, the Wii's Virtual Console has been updated this week with Galaxy Force II. Originally appearing in arcades before being released on the Sega Genesis, Galaxy Force II is a third-person space shooter in which players blast their way through a variety of alien environments full of robots, ships, and turrets. The 3D shoot-'em-up costs 800 Wii points ($8 ).