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Slide Adventure Magkid, Slide Your DS Around with the Slide Controller!

This action game will come with a special "Slide Controller" that you plug into Slot 2 of your DS. Rolling it around you'll be controlling a magnetic character known as "Magkid". Anything he bumps into sticks to him and by bumping into the enemies he can make use of their abilities such as breathing fire or shooting out deadly beams...


Learning DS: The Complete Guide to the New TOEIC

"Gakken DS Shin TOEIC Test Kanzen Kouryaku" aims to help the Japanese improve their scores in the TOIEIC, a test that determines if a person's English proficiency is good enough for daily activities or not. Kind of like the JLPT for anyone who wants to work or study in Japan when their first language isn't Japanese. Covering the latest...


Watch and Fold with Origami DS, Easier to Follow Animated Instructions

I used to do a bit of Origami too (the Japanese art of paper folding) with the aid of a book but as you can guess, the instructions and diagrams aren't always easy to follow. Now with "Minagara Oreru DS Origami" you can watch 100 animations of how it's actually done. There's voice control support, a training mode and you can add your...


Love Cat Life, 40 Different Kinds of Kitties for you to Look After

Apart from looking after these little kitties, you'll be able to play mini games to earn money and buy them some goodies. The 40 different kinds of cats include American Short Hair, Tonkinese, Havana Brown, Ocicat, Oriental, Cymric and Soleillevant. By using the wireless link feature, cats can meet and breed a new cat too, inheriting...


Problematic Japanese, Learn if you’re Using Correct Japanese!

Based on a book of the same name, "Mondai na Nihongo" aims to improve your Japanese through a short daily quiz. Each day you just need to spend time answering 10 questions such as outlining mistakes in sentences and deciding if the reading of a Kanji is correct or not. After every week, you'll be given a test to determine your Japanese...


Hell Girl: Akekadzura, The Multi-branching DS Adventure Game

Based on the Anime "Jigoku Shoujo", you play as a new original character Mizuho Takahashi, a young high school girl. As a member of the mystery club Mizuho's activities have been affecting her school performance thus she has to stop taking part in them any more. She also learns that if nothing happens at the club a month later, it will be...


AKB48 Girl Idols Promote Kanji Memorising Software

Supervised by Hiroyoshi Tsugawa who specialises in teaching people how to remember things, "Maru Kaite Dondon Oboeru Kyoui no Tsugawa-shiki Kanji Kioku Jutsu", is a training title aimed at helping you remember those complex Kanji with high number of strokes. What you do is look at Kanji, circle the part which you find the most...


Gloss Silver and Metallic Rose goes on Sale Today in Japan

Yay, actual photos to show what the two new DS Lite colours really look like. Judging by these two photos from Nintendo Inside, the "Gloss Silver" version doesn't have the same matte grey finish that the original DS had. The outside seems to have a metallic shine to it but the inside remains matte. Not bad but I'm not getting another DS...