Nintendo and Tattoos, Art of Ink

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Wow O wow! Did anyone see this today? I don't really play video games except pinball of course but curious if any LSTers who play video games have played and/or plan on trying this out? Here's the full article but the name of the game is Art of Ink.

This Week in Nintendo Downloads: April 11

by Pedro Hernandez, Staff Writer - April 11, 2011 - 12:26 P.M.

Tattoos and birds lead the way in this week's selection of downloadable games.

Today's Nintendo Downloads update has five new titles, three for DSiWare and two for WiiWare.

The first title is Art of Ink by Sabarasa. This is a tattoo parlor simulator where players use the stylus and Nintendo DS touch screen in order to draw onto a person, all while making sure they are pleased. The tattoo game can be downloaded for 800 DSi Points ($8).

From MumboJumbo is this week's second DSiWare game, Slingo Quest. The 800 DSi Point game ($8) is a puzzle game that combines slots and bingo. Players use the slots to align numbers in 20 spins. The matching numbers will be present in your card.

The third and final DSiWare game for the week is Escape Trick: The Secret of Rock City Prison, from Intense CO.Ltd. The title is an adventure game where players must help Roy, a convicted man, who believes he was unfairly framed. The touch screen and stylus play an important role in the mystery solving gameplay. The title can be downloaded for 500 DSi Points ($5).

Starting WiiWare's selection of games is Play with Birds from Games Farm. Play with Birds is a mini-game title where players get to raise a bird family. The game has been priced at 500 Wii Points ($5).

The final game for the week is the DSiWare demo version of Fast Draw Showdown from Digital Leisure. Players get to participate in fast draw matches where the quickest gun fighter wins. The demo version is free of charge, while the full version can be downloaded for 500 DSi Points ($5).


Nintendo Download: New Downloadable Games Keep the Ink Flowing and the Fun Growing

April 11, 2011

Ready for a new hand-held game that's sure to get under your skin? Art of Ink for the Nintendo DSiWare™ service invites players to flex their creative muscle by designing memorable tattoos for a colorful range of clients. Meanwhile, Slingo Quest offers a super-charged brand of puzzle-based fun, combining slots and bingo. A new prison-break adventure rounds out the latest Nintendo DSiWare offerings, while fresh additions to the WiiWare™ service include cartoon birds and a demo version of an engaging Wild West shooter.

Nintendo DSiWare

Art of Ink

Publisher: Sabarasa

Players: 1

ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Animated Blood, Suggestive Themes

Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points™

Description: Submerge yourself in the colorful world of tattoo art. Working in one of the most prestigious studios in town, you can turn your stylus into a tattoo machine and work with precision on your clients to give them a piece of your art. But be careful - it's not just the art you have to deal with. Satisfying your customer takes more than just skill with your inks. You must get to know the crazy cast of characters that comes to your shop and give each client the perfect design. Keep your clients happy and make a name for yourself to eventually open your own shop and customize it to your liking. Other tattoo artists will take note of your success and will challenge you to prove your skills. Defeating them will give you an insight into their techniques and help you become the next tattoo master.

Slingo Quest

Publisher: MumboJumbo

Players: 1

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points

Description: Slingo Quest combines two classics - slots and bingo - in the ultimate puzzle game. Spin the traditional five-reel slot machine, then match the numbers on your cards (across, down or diagonally) and hit a Slingo. Create as many Slingos as you can in 20 spins with the help of fun power-ups. Fun game modes include Multi-Card Slingo, Seven by Seven Slingo and Pirate's Fortune Slingo. Collect cool power-ups, including Slingo Vision, Devil Protection and Multipliers. Play through 50 fun levels of Slingo, collecting Slingo Stars and Stamps for big bonuses. Are you ready for the next Slingo challenge?

Escape Trick: The Secret of Rock City Prison

Publisher: INTENSE CO., Ltd.

Players: 1

ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Mild Language, Mild Violence, Tobacco Reference

Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points

Description: The Rock City Federal Prison is known as a giant coffin, locking up death row inmates and lifers with no parole. Roy is locked up in cell 218 on a 10-year term. He knows he was framed. A false accusation, mysterious cash left in the prison cell, a breakout plot by prisoners, a warden who is nice only to Roy, the mysterious death of the old man who died in a hole six months ago - is this a conspiracy? Now, the unprecedented jailbreak begins. Escape Trick is a "breakout adventure game" in which players use the stylus to search, use and combine various items in the cell and attempt to escape. Not only the items, but also the letters and symbols in the room can be significant hints for a breakout. In addition to the quest, unique characters get involved with Roy in the adventure part of the game. Roy's secrets and the mystery of the prison are revealed as players progress.


Play with Birds

Publisher: Games Farm

Players: 1

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief

Price: 500 Wii Points™

Description: Play with Birds is an original cartoon bird game for players of all ages. Fly through the city and play dozens of bird minigames, including Birdman, Catch Thief and Bird Race. Become famous and find a bird to build a nest with. Play with Birds is focused on the lifelong adventures of a small bird in a city, from hatching to finding a partner to building a nest and establishing a family.

Fast Draw Showdown (demo version)

Publisher: Digital Leisure Inc.

Players: 1-2

ESRB Rating: T (Teen) - Alcohol Reference, Violence

Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 500 Wii Points

Description: When it comes to fast draw, there are only two types of people: the quick and the dead. Now you have the chance to find out where you stand - or lie, as the case may be. Go up against the best quick-draws in the business, including one of the world's fastest, Wes Flowers. Unholster your Wii Remote™ controller and show 'em who's really the fastest draw in this live-action shooter. You can even take on a friend in multiplayer modes and see which one of you has the quickest draw. (Additional controllers are required for multiplayer modes and are sold separately.) You'll need some serious speed and awesome accuracy to take on these gunslingers.

Note: Some demo versions do not support all game features, and players cannot save their in-game progress in demo versions.

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