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.
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.
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.
The downloadable games service everyone’s been waiting for, WiiWare has been revealed by the Wall Street Journal to be hitting your US living rooms on May 12th. Also reported by the Wall Street Journal, is that Wii Fit will be released in the US on May 19th. Sounds like May is gonna be a great month. Excited?