Atari’s Greatest Hits on DS, Ivy the Kiwi on Wii/DS – Casual Gaming Round-Up

Thu, Aug 26, 2010

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We have quite a bit of casual gaming news for you today – not only has Harmonix unleashed a slew of info and trailers for Rock Band 3 and Dance Central (check out our coverage, here), but Atari and XSeed have been hard at work with announcements of their own. In Atari’s case, we see the announcement of Atari’s Greatest Hits on the Nintendo DS, while XSeed has officially begun shipping Ivy the Kiwi to retailers on Nintendo DS and Wii.

Atari’s Greatest Hits Coming to DS This Holiday

This November, Atari will bring 50 of their most classic games to the Nintendo DS in a single package, known simply as Atari’s Greatest Hits.

The game will include the expected single player mode, but will also bring single-cartridge multiplayer (that is, only one person needs to own the game) to titles like Pong, Space Duel and Outlaw.

The full list of games includes both classic Atari arcade games, and a slew of Atari 2600 titles. Here’s the full lineup:

Atari Arcade Hits

Asteroids, Battlezone, Centipede, Gravitar, Lunar Lander, Missile Command, Pong, Space Duel, Tempest.

Atari 2600 Favorites

3D Tic-Tac-Toe, Adventure, Air-Sea Battle, Asteroids, Atari Video Cube, Basketball, Battlezone, Bowling, Centipede, Championship Soccer, Dodge ’Em, Flag Capture, Football, Fun with Numbers, Gravitar, Hangman, Haunted House, Home Run, Human Cannonball, Math Gran Prix, Miniature Golf, Missile Command, Outlaw, Realsports Baseball, Realsports Boxing, Realsports Football, Realsports Tennis, Realsports Volleyball, Sky Diver, Slot Machine, Slot Racers, Sprintmasters, Starship, Stella Track, Submarine Commander, Surround, Swordquest Earthworld, Swordquest Fireworld, Swordquest Waterworld,Tempest and Video Checkers

Atari’s Greatest Hits will launch on the Nintendo DS this November at a price of $29.99. Be sure to check out the official announcement trailer below to see what to expect from the game when it launches this fall.

Ivy the Kiwi Now Available on Nintendo DS and Wii

XSeed has announced this week that Ivy the Kiwi has now shipped to stores for the Nintendo Wii and DS. The game is from legendary video game creator Yuji Naka, the creator of Sonic.

Ivy the Kiwi takes players on a storybook adventure surrounding the lonely baby bird Ivy. You’ll play as Ivy through 2-D landscapes while trying to find both your mother and your identity. With a single red feather to guide you, and an inability to fly, you’ll start on just the forest floor, amidst a bed of leaves, and must begin your lonesome journey of finding your mother.

Players will use the Wii Remote of DS Stylus to create vines that are both stretchy and flexible, and use these vines to propel Ivy forever forward on her journey, whether simply over gaps, or around or over obstacles that stand in her way.

The game features over 100 stages on both the DS and Wii versions, and up to four players can compete against one another in the game’s single card DS or split-screen Wii multiplayer modes.

Ivy the Kiwi is now available on the Nintendo Wii for $29.99 and on the Nintendo DS for $19.99. For more information, head over to the game’s website.

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