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More Excitebots: Trick Racing details

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– Each bot has a weight, grip, boost power, longevity stat
– Turtle: Heavy, has serious boost
– Frog: All-around bot
– Bat: Light, good boost power/longevity, lacks grip
– Choose from the frog, beetle, ladybug, bat, turtle, grasshopper at beginning of the game
– All vehicles are different
– Each vehicle has four stock colors/seven unlockable ones, one special design
– Can buy the mouse, mantis, hummingbird for a price
– Hummingbird cost 2500 stars
– Very fast
– Rubber band bar hovers in mid-air, can trampoline off it + do front flips (for more stars)
– Question mark boxes lead to morphing the terrain, opening up shortcuts, micro-challenges
– Bottle rocket boosts you into the air, hovering + flying with a short boost
– Can create earthquakes with hammer
– New power-up allows your bot to run – it’s a wrench item – bot can sprint, burst into flames, tear through the track
– Hit ramps to go into the air, go into a glide mode – controls similar to wing cap Mario
– If you collect butterflies in the air then land on huge sunflower, then can gain more points
– Poker Race mode available
– Similar in visual/audio design to Excite Truck
– Can’t play own songs from SD card
– Tracks include Egypt, Scotland, Mexico, China, Kilimanjaro, and Finland

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Is this really where Nintendo is heading? If so, the Wii may be in for a new type of casual experience. A Nintendo patent was discovered today and seems to center around one thing: education with Mario and friends with the Wii. The patent harps on titles for a younger audience – toddlers, pre-kindergartners, and those with disabilities. Software would be designed around focusing on number recognition, color identification, reading/writing, and sound recognition. Concepts for games include animal matching, number matching, letter matching, mazes, memory challenges, and more.

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NPD numbers show that the lifetime sales of Wii Fit have surpassed Halo 3’s. More specifically, 6 million units of Nintendo’s balance board game have been sold in the U.S. while lifetime numbers for Halo 3 stand at 5.9 million units. This information accounts for all sales figures until the end of February. NPD sales data, which was released last night, illustrate Wii Fit’s ability to stay in the top 10 software sales chart. The title captured the fourth spot in February. Wii Fit, however, is behind its “brother,” Wii Play, in total sales numbers.

NPD top 20 for February

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1. Wii Fit w/ Balance Board (Nintendo, Wii
2. Street Fighter IV (Capcom, Xbox 360)
3. Street Fighter IV (Capcom, PlayStation 3)
4. Wii Play w/Remote (Nintendo, Wii)
5. Killzone 2 (Sony, PlayStation 3)
6. Mario Kart w/Wheel (Nintendo, Wii)
7. Call Of Duty: World At War (Activision Blizzard, Xbox 360)
8. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo, DS)
9. New Super Mario Bros (Nintendo, DS)
10. Guitar Hero World Tour (Activision Blizzard, Wii)

11. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (Warner Interactive, Xbox 360)
12. Skate 2 (Electronic Arts, Xbox 360)
13. Left 4 Dead (Electronic Arts, Xbox 360)
14. NBA 2K9 (Take-Two, Xbox 360)
15. Halo 3 (Microsoft, Xbox 360)
16. Call of Duty: World At War (Activision, PS3)
17. Lego Star Wars: Complete Saga (LucasArts, Wii)
18. Guitar Hero: World Tour (Activision, Xbox 360)
19. My Fitness Coach (Ubisoft, Wii)
20. Fallout 3 (Bethesda Softworks, Xbox 360)

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It’s no secret that in Call of Duty: World at War, gamers can take aim at dogs. Being able to do that alone has caused Breanna Lucci, president of the Animal Rights Club at the Academy of Notre Dame in Massachusetts, to rally her fellow classmates. She fears that having the ability to kill dogs in Call of Duty could somehow cause others to kill dogs in real life.

Lucci recently started a petition in her school to make others aware of the dog killings in World at War after watching her brother play the game. So far, the petition has over 100 signatures. Lucci is hoping to send the petition to Activision.

“Killing dogs as a form of entertainment…over and over again. That’s one of the objects of the game. Parents need to know what they are buying their kids. Killing animals should not be a form of entertainment…My little 12-pound Pomeranian, Winnie the Pooh, is sitting next to him [her brother], and I’m thinking, ‘This looks horrible!’ My brother is a sweetheart. He won’t be killing dogs after playing. But some people might.”

Top 5 game sales worldwide (Amazon)

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Wii

North America:
1. Wii Fit (Nintendo)
2. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
3. My Fitness Coach (Ubisoft)
4. Wii Play (Nintendo)
5. Guitar Hero World Tour Full Band Kit (Activision)

Japan:
1. Wii Fit (Nintendo)
2. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu NEXT (Konami)
3. Wii de Asobu: Pikmin 2 (Nintendo)
4. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
5. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii (Namco)

UK:
1. Wii Fit (Nintendo)
2. My Fitness Coach (Ubisoft)
3. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
4. Wii Play (Nintendo)
5. MadWorld (Sega)

DS

North America:
1. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo)
2. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (Rockstar)
3. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo)
4. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo)
5. Scrabble (Hasbro)

Japan:
1. Super Robot Taisen K — Special Edition (Bandai)
2. Rittai Picross (Nintendo)
3. Mario & Luigi RPG 3 (Nintendo)
4. Super Robot Taisen K (Bandai)
5. Dengeki Gakuen RPG: Cross of Venus — Premium Pack (ASCII Media Works)

UK:
1. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo)
2. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (Rockstar)
3. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force (Disney)
4. Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training (Nintendo)
5. Puzzler Collection (Ubisoft)

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First review of Little King’s Story

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NGamer has the first review on Little King’s Story and the score isn’t too shabby…

Little King’s Story (Wii) – 92%
MadWorld (Wii) – 84%
New Play Control! Metroid Prime (Wii) – 80%
Sonic and the Black Knight (Wii) – 56%
Rogue Trooper: Quartz Zone Massacre (Wii) – 75%
Job Island (Wii) – 65%
Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy (Wii) – 75%
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars – The Director’s Cut (Wii) – 68%
Don King Boxing (Wii) – 55%
Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (Wii) – 90%
Ready 2 Rumble Revolution (Wii) – 62%
LIT (WiiWare) – 3/5
Onslaught (WiiWare) – 2/5
Mario & Luigi RPG 3 (DS) – 85%
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (DS) – 78%
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (DS) – 94%
Henry Hatsworth in The Puzzling Adventure (DS) – 86%
Lux-Pain (DS) – 81%
Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure (DS) – 80%
Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume (DS) – 79%

Thanks to joclo for the news tip!

Gamebridge reveals its first titles in collaboration with Rising Star Games.
16th March 2009 – Following its launch announcement last week, Gamebridge announces its first European game release and confirms two further products for 2009.

The first game title to be released by bold new publisher Gamebridge will also be the first in its HAPPY series – Happy Bakery, exclusively for Nintendo DS™.

Happy Bakery is a great cooking simulation game aimed at the very youngest of Nintendo DS gamers to try their hand at baking some of their favourite breads and cakes, without messing up the kitchen. The game gives players the chance to simulate making and baking 40 types of bread and cakes whilst meeting a range of colourful characters that bring an element of adventure as the player attempts to collect all the Bread Fairies.