Hyperkin Game Genie offers lifeline for tough DS games
Hyperkin Game Genie Unlocks DS titles
We all know that even the hardcore gamers need little help sometimes. There are some games which are very easy to complete but some are so tough that you may never see the end credits. Till now you have been downloading the walkthroughs from www.gamefaqs.com which would have helped you initially but never a perfect solution to defeat that end-level boss or cross a certain stage. You have been frantically searching for some ‘cheat’ or ‘code’ to arm the character with some special powers or weapons. But the long wait is now over.
There is some good news for DS fans. Hyperkin has released Game Genie which can unlock secret codes in your favorite DS games. The Game Genie can unlock the secret codes of more than 300 game titles. The Game Genie can also work with other handheld systems like 3DS, DSi, DSi XL and DS Lite. The Game Genie gives complete access to codes that will give you power-ups such as unlimited lives. Now you can even unlock the hugely popular games like Call of Duty, Pokemon and New Super Mario Bros. This little gadget will enhance our gaming experience with DS and even allow you to listen to MP3 music. You may even visit www.thegamegenie.com to download the latest codes. Several new codes are being added to the database on a regular basis as and when new games are released in the market. However, only owners of Game Genie can avail of the online service.
The Game Genie is very easy to use and not at all high priced. It is a power tool to unlock more than 300 games on the DS platform. The Game Genie has more than 60,000 codes and those who are having DS systems with built-in Wi-Fi can receive the upgrades directly to the Game Genie. The product is available at amazon.com at a price of $19.99.
Math Trainer to help your Math grades
Those with a weak brain for math and find Brain Age extremely challenging, there is still hope for you yet with this Japanese title called Math Trainer. It offers a whole gamut of (fun) mathematical problems to solve, from the basic addition and subtraction to the more complex multiplication and division. Needless to say, problems get trickier the further the player progresses in the game. Somehow, Nintendo DS titles that involve a whole lot of brain power and touching seem to lean more toward the smartphone variety. Source: DS Fanboy
SimCity is one of the unwavering icons of gaming, sparking off a whole genre of simulation type games back in the early 90s that had gamers glued to their computers for days on end without showering or eating. Cellphone technology has advanced to such a level that they are actually mini mobile computers that pack more than enough power to run the great classic SimCity without running into any snags whatsoever. Developed by EA Mobile, this miniaturized version follows the same story arc, where you are the prima donna city planner who plans to build a bustling metropolis from nothing. What is the last frontier for SimCity? Pen and paper? Source: Mobile Mag
Nokia to re-enter portable gaming market
They say that third time’s the charm, and Nokia would probably bank on that adage being true after the colossal failure of its NGage and NGage QD gaming phones that were nothing but a novelty. Their next generation cellphones will be powerful enough to compete with the likes of the Sony PSP and Nintendo DS, and their commitment has been underlined with the presence of established publishers and developers who have already signed up with Nokia to develop content for the current N-Series phones and S60 software. If that is Warcraft III I see in the concept photo, then consider me sold. Who cares if I’ve got constipation? That means I have more time to squeeze in for gaming the next time I attempt to take a dump. Source: Esato
Lifesigns – yet another Hospital game
Can’t get enough of Trauma Center: Under the Knife? Fret not, there is more hospital action coming your way with Lifesigns: Hospital Affairs for the Nintendo DS platform. As usual, you play the protagonist who has the task of saving lives inside Lifesigns. The difference of a single second could mean life or death for you, so make sure you steady those jittery hands when performing a delicate surgery procedure. You begin as an assistant doctor who talks and operates his way to the top of the food chain, touching lives in the process. In fact, the entire thing works out pretty much like one of those Japanese soap operas you catch on TV. The gameplay claims to be open-ended without any linearity, but that remains to be seen. All I know is I’m stoked with the idea of the possibilities offered in Lifesigns. You can expect to see this title hit stores sometime in Q1 2007. Source: DS-X2
Undercover: Dual Motives for DS
The Nintendo DS’ microphone function is underutilized in games, and I always was a little bit apprehensive of it as I wouldn’t want to get spit all over my precious DS during frantic gameplay moments. Apparently Undercover: Dual Motives will make use of the microphone in some of the more endearing moments within. Imagine blowing paper darts at him literally by aiming with the stylus on one hand and puffing away. Anyone who sees you doing that in public will probably get turned off and complain about how the DS teaches people to be rude, but they just don’t get the point do they? No idea on when Undercover: Dual Motives will be released, but the screenshots on the right (not sure if it is actual gameplay or not) look pretty sweet. Source: DS Fanboy
Arvale: Short Tales now available
The Pocket PC platform is often maligned and overlooked when it comes to quality games, but Arvale: Short Tales is a RPG that can be considered as an epic on your communication device. Being the third game in this instalment, you can pick up Arvale: Short Tales for $19.95 in a try or buy offer. Expect to clock up anywhere between 10 to 20 hours with this game, and with over 30 locations and hundred of detailed maps, characters, and a noteworthy bestiary, you would have a great time completing all four stories inside. We’re nto sure what a ninja with a pirate’s eye-patch is doing inside the game though, although the sorceress must’ve done some great magic to achieve those bulbuous breasts. Source: Pocket Gamer
EA to bring Sim Theme Park to DS
I guess the DS platform is really ideal to bring old PC classics as it features the perfect input format. Electronic Arts has announced that they will be porting over the Theme Park simulation for the DS, and word on the street is a Japanese version will be released next March. Several German sources have cited a similar launch date for Europe, but do take all that news with a pinch of salt. EA might be in the bad books of most people for producing sub-par games, but it is a good thing to see younger gamers pick up classics in this day and age of High Definition gaming. Source: DS-x2
Cake Mania making its way to the DS
Looks like the Nintendo DS isn’t limited to new genres thanks to its unique input system, it also offers more than enough firepower to handle Flash ports, and Cake Mania is one of the upcoming titles that might retail at an incredibly low $19.99. Despite being able to play it all over the Internet, there is something about bringing this game everywhere you go with the DS. Cake Mania is actually a baking sim (can you believe it) that features you, the young chef Jill who is charged with the task to save the family business by baking her way to success. Amongst the activities Jill is involved in would be taking part in various baking shows across exotic locations such as Hawaii and even in a casino. There are 80 levels which have been faithfully reproduced from the original Flash game, and gamers can also expect the Back to the Bakery expansion to be bundled with each purchase. Source: DS Fanboy