Posted on 16 June 2008 by AlexJ
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.
Posted on 09 June 2008 by AlexJ
Ok, sorry about the “nothing interesting” title, but I wouldn’t purchase any of the games released today. Well, maybe one; Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa sounds like the funnest release of the three. It’s a platformer that was never released before here in the States, which puts you in the place of a baby who can inflate his enemies with his rattle. You can get this one for 600 points.
Then you have Dig Dug, which doesn’t really need an explanation as everyone has seen this game in some form. You can download that one for 600 points as well.
Lastly, is the one lonesome WiiWare title; My Pokemon Ranch. This one will let you watch your Pokemon and Miis interact with each other while on ranch. You can take pictures and send them to your friends on the Wii Message board too. You can get that 1,000 points.
Posted on 02 June 2008 by AlexJ
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
Posted on 26 May 2008 by AlexJ
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.
Posted on 19 May 2008 by AlexJ
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.
Posted on 12 May 2008 by AlexJ
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.
Posted on 21 April 2008 by AlexJ
Two more games have been added to the virtual console this week. Both games this week are themed around “rescue driven storylines” and should provide plenty of fun. River City Ransom comes from the NES, in which a guy named Ryan has to save his girlfriend from someone named Slick. Looks fun. The second game offered this week is Phantasy Star II Generations of Doom. If you enjoyed any of the previous Phantasy Star games, you’ll enjoy this one. Check out the full press release from Nintendo below:
Helping out your friends is often as easy as a ride to the airport or a kind word of advice. But when they fall victim to dastardly kidnappers, things get a little more complicated. Step up and find out what it takes to rescue your imperiled pals in the latest additions to the Wii Shop Channel. Both of these classic titles feature distinctive rescue-driven storylines and villain-busting action to help bring out your inner hero. Isn’t that what friends are for?
Posted on 14 April 2008 by AlexJ
Both games this week come from Sega. The first of which coming from the Sega Master System. Fantasy Zone is a scrolling shooter, but is way different than any shooter you’ve likely played before. Very weird. The next game comes from the Sega Genesis. Mega Turrican is a shooter with awesome graphics and fun gameplay. Both games this week would be good buys. Check out the full press release below.
Danger may not be your middle name, but you’ll find plenty of it in this week’s additions to the Wii™ Shop Channel. Two classic side-scrolling action titles invite players to blast and battle their way to a thrilling climax. In a spaceship or an assault suit, it’ll take all the grit and gusto you can muster to survive these perilous, heart-pumping adventures.
Nintendo adds new games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday. Wii™ owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new games are: Continue Reading
Posted on 07 April 2008 by AlexJ
This week brings two oldies, but goodies. Both games are from the NES but should keep you entertained for quite a while. Yoshi’s Cookie is a puzzle game which contains about 100 stages for you to play through, either by yourself or with a buddy. My girlfriend would want me to buy it just because it has Yoshi in it. The other game being offered this week is Bases Loaded. This was very popular, but I mostly played RBI Baseball. I can’t even begin to tell you how many hours I put into that game as a kid. Bases Loaded is loved by many though, so I guess I just missed out. Ok, so here’s the full press release:
The arrival of April means springtime fun is officially back in season. To get Wiiô Shop Channel patrons in the spirit, we’re pleased to offer a pair of lively NES favorites. One is a breezy, puzzle-busting fantasy, the other a classic baseball title to keep sports fans fired up for a new season of nine-inning excitement. Whether your tastes run toward cookies or ballpark snacks, you’ll find hours of gaming enjoyment right at your fingertips.
Posted on 31 March 2008 by AlexJ
Two more games have been added to the Virtual Console this week. The one worth mentioning is Wonder Boy. This game comes from the Sega Master System, meaning this game really is a vintage title. Not a bad choice. The second game being offered this week is Cruis’n USA. Not much to say about this one. You probably remember it as a racing game where the only thing really exciting was the ability to do a wheelie in the car during a burnout. Weeeeee! Check out the full press release below.
It’s a week of fun-filled firsts at the Wii™ Shop Channel. Each of the latest game offerings represents the first title in a memorable series that has influenced many subsequent titles over the years. Whether you prefer high-speed drives or side-scrolling adventures, it’s clear that these classic games have lasting appeal. What’s more, Wonder Boy is the first-ever Sega Master System title to be made available via Virtual Console.