Electroplankton Swimming to DSiWare

00340639-photo-electroplanktonNintendo has a habit of making games that aren’t always games. Electroplankton was one of these experiments – more light and music simulator the title gives players control of a sparkly little wireform creature with a happy face in it that you move around creating an interactive musical experience. Originally released for the Nintendo DS handheld as 10 unique electroplankton, the title is getting a re-release of a sort thanks to Nintendo’s new DSi download service.

Beginning this week (July 8th) in Japan the software giant will be releasing 4 of the available creatures/levels at a bargain price of 200 Nintendo DSi points. The plan reportedly is to expand the offering to include all 10 creatures, which even at 2000 points is a bit of a bargain since the game, now out of print in the US, Europe and Japan is going for a fairly high price on eBay. No word on if the downloads are guaranteed for the US DSiWare store yet.

One complaint I always had during the limited time I spent playing the game before the next shiny bauble or explosion caught my jaded eye was that I could not save the music I created while “playing” with my plankton. I’ve been unable to confirm if this feature is included in the new download capable handheld.

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