Amazon’s “Deal of the Day” today is Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Nintendo Wii for only $25.99. The rest of the deals today also seem to be Nintendo Wii related. So if you own the console, watch the Goldbox Deals page throughout the day and see if they got something you’ve been wanting, but were too cheap to buy.
The Wiikly update is back to the regular three titles a week, which is easier for me because I don’t have to type as much. Not that I type much anyway, right? So this week, there’s two WiiWare titles; Block Breaker Deluxe and Cocoto Fishing, and one Virtual Console title; Samurai Shodown.
Block Breaker Deluxe looks ok, but I think those games are a little played out. The boss battles look fun though. Cocoto Fishing Master actually looks like it could be a lot of fun too. I normally don’t care much for fishing games but this one has a cartoony design, uses odd fish and bait, and the best thing; using the Wiimote to fish. Last of all is Samurai Shodown. Lastly, is Samurai Shodown. Basically, if you like 2d fighting games, this is a must own. I loved this game when I was younger. Pick it up. Here’s the official press release from Nintendo.
This week’s additions to the Wii Shop Channel will have players setting their sights on a wild variety of targets. From solid walls to wriggling fish to fierce samurai warriors, you’ll face plenty of fresh and unusual challenges as you master these distinctive games, each featuring an inventive twist on a proven formula. You’ll also notice the ongoing expansion of both WiiWare and Virtual Console offerings, bringing you the best of what’s new along with classic titles that hold fond memories.
The latest online tournament for Mario Kart Wii brings a very special surprise, in the form of a new track and game mode. The new track, Galaxy Colosseum, is extremely basic and is just a round disc, but it’s a new track nonetheless. It also contains a new Boss Attack mode though.
This tournament lasts until June 9th and there’s no word yet if the track will still be available after the tournament, so you better just log on and grab while it’s there. Then join the tournament, and show us your competitive side!
This week brings two more WiiWare titles and one Virtual Console title. First off, for WiiWare you get Protothea from Ubisoft which is a scrolling shooter in which your enemy is an asteroid. The second WiiWare game is Toki Tori from Two Tribes, which is actually a reincarnated version of the game from the Game Boy Color. This one’s a puzzler/platformer.
Now on to the classic on the Virtual Console. You get the side scroller, Ninja Combat from the NEOGEO system. You play as a Ninja, obviously, one named Joe and one name Hayabusa, who must fight their way to the Ninja Tower. This one’s two player too, so grab a buddy. Here’s the full press release from Nintendo.
Two WiiWare Games and One Virtual Console Game Added to Wii Shop Channel
This weeks Wiikly update brings four games; 2 for the Virtual Console and 2 WiiWare titles. For WiiWare, you get Dr. Mario Online RX, which brings back the fun from the classic game in a new format as well as Family Table Tennis, which looks like a fun game to play with your parents.
Then for Virtual Console games, you get City Connection from the NES and the awesome side scrolling shooter from NEOGEO, Metal Slug. Check out the press release from Nintendo below for all the info.
This weeks weekly update includes two new games from the new WiiWare service as well as a classic from the NES. Critter Round-Up is a puzzle game which requires the player to figure out how to round up the animals. Looks fun enough.
The second WiiWare game is Star Soldier R. This is a shooter in which you will be trying to get the highest scores. You can compete for the best scores by uploading them to leaderboards.
Last of all is the Virtual Console release. Skykid is a horizontal scrolling shooter. In this one, you control an airplane and you have to dodge and shoot down enemy airplanes as well as dodge other projectiles such as from cannons. This game is pretty tough. I’ve actually played a ton of it. It’s fun though, if you have the patience.
Nintendo has decided to take a week off from their normal schedule of adding games to the Virtual Console, but in it’s place comes something much better. The downloadable game service for the Wii, WiiWare, has finally launched.
WiiWare is basically the Playstation Store or Xbox Live Marketplace for the Wii, where you can pick up games created by both big developers and smaller indie teams as well. In keeping the tradition of the Virtual Console, games will be added to the service on Mondays. Check out the games available now and their descriptions below or read the full press release from Nintendo.
If you own a Wii, you probably know that the Nintendo Channel went live in the U.S. yesterday. You probably got all excited and messed with it all night, right. Yeah, it’s a lot of fun.
There’s one problem though. It spies on you. You won’t even notice it, but it will note your gaming setup and console configuration s and it’ll report everything back to Nintendo. This includes TV preferences, daily playing habits, WiiConnect24 settings, and more.
It’s a little weird, but if you want to keep playing those demos on your DS, you have to leave the “information exchange” on. I wonder if there’s a little camera hidden in the sensor bar that records you too.
This morning the Nintendo Channel has finally decided to grace your Wii console here in the U.S. so now you’ll be able to view videos, info on upcoming games, and play demos on the DS.
As a matter of fact, there are some demos up there right now if you want ‘em. Remember though, that the demo disappears once the DS is shut off. There are several other features available as well. I recommend that you just check it out on your own and mess around a little bit…or a lota bit.