Nintendo DLC: Hey, that’s a brick-breaker/RPG!

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Gangsters, card games (seven of them!), turn-based strategy, an arcade classic, and… a brick-breaker RPG? Yup, that’s what Alpha Bounce appears to be — a mix of classic Breakout style gameplay mixed with role-playing style exploration and and


  • Gangstar 2: Kings of L.A. (Gameloft, 1 player, 500 DSi Points)
  • Alpha Bounce (Mad Monkey Studios, 1 player, 500 DSi Points)
  • 7 Card Games (, 1 player, 500 DSi Points)
  • AiRace (QubicGames, 1-6 players, 800 DSi Points)


  • Military Madness: Nectaris (Hudson Entertainment, 1-4 players, 1,000 Wii Points)

Virtual Console

  • Zaxxon (SEGA – Arcade, 1 player, 800 Wii Points)

I’m strangely intrigued by Mad Monkey’s Alpha Bounce, although I’m not entire sure I’m ready to start blowing money on DSiWare games again. I had to leave a bunch behind on my DSi when I started using the DSi XL, and it was a crushing break up. I can’t imagine having to go through that again with the 3DS next year.

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