All though these are not full-fledged games these demos are enough to keep those bored kids happy during lay overs and while waiting to board your plane.
- The current line-up of airports includes:
- New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
- Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
The service works the same way the DS download kiosks work in most video game stores. DS owners stand within a few feet of a wi-fi kiosk and use their DS to download temporary (they go away when the power is turned off) demo copies of Nintendo DS games.
- Games offered currently include:
- Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day
- Elite Beat Agents
- Cooking Mama
- Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend
It is expected that the titles available will be rotated as time goes on.
"Delta is excited to partner with Nintendo, makers of some of the most popular video games of all time, to provide yet another innovative entertainment offering to our global travelers. This program reflects our ongoing commitment to provide a distinctive, enjoyable travel experience - both on the ground and in the air â€“ especially during the busy spring and summer travel season."
Joan Vincenz, Delta's managing director of Product Marketing.
"Partnering with Delta builds on Nintendo's goal to expand the world of video games to new audiences. Because people typically have a lot of down time, airports are ideal places for people young and old to try out free new game experiences and see what they like."
George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications.
I have to say that this is some pretty cool news for DS players like myself. The only thing they could do to make it even better would be to bring the kiosk on board the airplane!
Think about that for a minute. If they offered DS download play for the whole flight you could try out a whole slew of games in flight!