Nintendo downloadable fun offering Petz Dogz Family, Deer Captor and more this week

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Nintendo claims that they’ve got our backs covered whether we like hunting, gambling, keeping virtual pets or plain old war-mongering with this week’s downloadable games. There’s Fantasy Slots: Adventure Slots and Games as well as Deer Captor for WiiWare and Match Up!, Hints Hunter, Petz Dogz Family and Blayzbloo: Super Melee Action Battle Royale for Nintendo DSiWare this week.

Touted to bring home the ‘Slot’ experience, Big John Games’ single player Fantasy Slots: Adventure Slots and Games features six adventure-themed, five-reel bonus slots and classic Cherries or Diamonds slots. Players get a chance to hit the jackpots and gain access to VIP suites. Winnings can be employed to buy colorful merchandise with which to decorate the suites. The five-reel bonus slots encompass Gold Rush, Power of Zeus, Wild Safari, Pirate Cove, King Arthur’s Excalibur and the Rising Sun.

Other fun features are listed out as High Roller suites that let players personalize their virtual living spaces with artwork, pool tables, trophies and furniture, Unlockables with achievement trophies and Bonus Games extending six games that can be enjoyed separately. Deer Captor by Aksys Games lets gamers put their marksman skills to the test while wielding a rifle or crossbow and trapping a variety of wildlife.

Players can try to capture as many animals as possible within the time limit in Instant mode. With Mission mode, gamers can accomplish a sequence of objectives and advance to the top of the hunting order. Gamers are given the option of competing for places on online leaderboards in single player mode or pitting themselves against friends and family in friendly competition. It can be played by a maximum of up to four people at a time.

Digital Leisure’s Match Up! challenges players to find the right set against the clock. Quick hands and an alert mind are all that’s needed to uncover shapes, colors and hidden bonuses while keeping an eye on the clock and disarming the explosive cards hidden all through the game. Those who are not courageous enough to test their mettle in this mode can always choose to immerse themselves in the classic concentration play mode.

Blayzbloo: Super Melee Action Battle Royale is yet another offering from Aksys Games this week. The single player title has a Free Battle mode that allows gamers to execute special moves, pummel or drive attacks upon their opponents. There are five stages that will have Ragna, Rachel, Jin, Noel, Taokak and other characters engage in some fierce brawling action to fight for the title of the best Blayzbloo brawler.

Ubisoft’s single player game titled Petz Dogz Family is for those who like grooming virtual pets, teaching them tricks and discovering their special personalities. Players can choose to keep Labradors, golden retrievers or other breeds and engage in activities like training their pets to run obstacle courses or play with a flying disc. Hints Hunter by Circle Entertainment has players unearthing keys by working out the meanings of the hints at each level. It can be played with the help of a stylus and accommodates functions such as clicking or dragging or the principle of opening or closing.

Blayzbloo: Super Melee Action Battle Royale and Hints Hunter can be downloaded for 500 Nintendo DSi Points apiece, while Petz Dog Family costs 800 Nintendo DSi Points. Fantasy Slots: Adventure Slots and Games and Deer Captor can be downloaded for 700 and 500 Wii Points, respectively.