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USA WiiWare Update: Protöthea And Toki Tori

Posted by Darren Calvert

Another week, another WiiWare update! Today North America gets Ubisoft’s Protöthea. We have to admit that this game intrigues us somewhat as we are big shoot-em-up fans. Graphically this game does look impressive, but it remains to be seen how good the game itself will be. Could the free scrolling gameplay be it's undoing? Watch out for our review which will be up in the next day or so to find out!

Also up for grabs is Toki Tori, a fun platform/puzzle game by Dutch developers Two Tribes. You will certainly get your value for money with this, the later levels can be quite fiendish so you'll have to practice to nab all the eggs to complete the level. This comes highly recommended by WiiWare World, we awarded it a mighty 9/10 in our review when it got released in Europe a few weeks ago.

Over in Virtual Console land there is a new Neo Geo game in town, and it features NINJAS! Ninja Combat is really a poor man’s Final Fight however, so we would recommend you avoid it.

More from Nintendo's press release:

Nintendo adds new and classic games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday. This week’s new games are:

Protöthea (UbiSoft, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone - Fantasy Violence, 1,000 Wii Points): Protöthea is a top-down scrolling shooter game with free movement that puts players in complete control of a last-generation spaceship. The mission is to destroy the asteroid called Maqno 01 and finish with the plans of The Core. UbiSoft’s Protöthea introduces new concepts to a beloved, classic game style while mixing genres and utilizing the full capabilities of the Wii console, from graphics to controls. Players of all ages and experience levels will enjoy taking command of their ship, blasting through four different worlds in 10 challenging missions. Use your weapons arsenal and the special bonus items to help you accomplish your mission, and don’t forget to slow down time and take an edge over the enemy.

Toki Tori (Two Tribes, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points): Toki Tori is his name, and collecting eggs is his game. In this puzzle/platform game, players use a variety of items such as the Telewarp, InstantRock and Slug Sucker. Clever use and combination of these items are needed to solve all the game’s levels, of which there are more than 70. Levels range from easy to brain-teasingly hard, resulting in dozens of hours of puzzle play time. Toki Tori makes the most of what Wii has to offer. It uses the Wii Remote for a unique control scheme, which offers players a new and more relaxing play style. A second player can help you out by drawing hints while you are playing. The game even uses the Wii Message Board in a unique way.

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User Comments (30)

MisterSmith

#1

MisterSmith said:

I've been hearing things about Toki Tori for ages now, so I'll probably put down the money for that.

Objection

#4

Objection said:

Well...I was hoping for Gyrostarr to accompany Toki Tori, but at least its not Beer Pong, though i've heard we'll be getting that this month :( But then, we have Strongbad coming up too! :)

Rawk_Hawk

#5

Rawk_Hawk said:

I am waiting for a Gyrostarr review. IGN said its rumored to come out in a couple of weeks. Possibly June 16

DazzaAdmin

#6

Dazza said:

Good luck with that. IGN seem to make these dates up as they go along! :p

Vyenpaka-Kapaka

#8

Vyenpaka-Kapaka said:

I wish you didn't mention Europe got it for 900 and we got it for 1000.

I wouldn't know to be ticked off that, thanks to the My Life as King extra content (which I can't unlock becuase my Lv. 20 BLM can't finish a Level 12 dungeon that only BLM are able to complete >.>) I only have 900 wii points, and Toki Tori looks right up my alley - a fun puzzle/platformer to snuggle up to the lady with and work our way through.

Why the 10% price increase!? Yeah, its only 100 points. But percentages are DRAMATIC... and now I hafta go buy 1,000 points to get the 100 I actually need. >< Some would say the proper response might be 'boycott' or 'don't spend your wii points' or somesuch nonsense, but I'm sitting here waiting for my little cell phone clock to ding 12 with the rest of ya. XD

DazzaAdmin

#9

Dazza said:

@Vyenpaka - To be fair we did mention the price difference the other day. The truth is that Nintendo set the price, not Two Tribes so don't hold it against them. Even at 1000 points Toki Tori is a fantastic bargain! :p

ChocoDK

#10

ChocoDK said:

Darn it 1000 Wii Points for Toki Tori that ruins my plan to wipe out my Wii Points. I only hope that when Super Mario RPG comes to North America now it will also be 900 Wii Points. But its awesome its here now =D!

lockelocke

#12

lockelocke said:

Its a DOLLAR, A DOLLAR!!!!!
WHAT CAN YOU EVEN BUY FOR A DOLLAR!?
WHAT ARE YOU SAVING A PIGGY BANK!?
just kidding

Tate24

#13

Tate24 said:

is it true, that US gets new releases every week?

here in UK, we only have 6 wiiware games out. Worst still we get new games every two weeks. Were suppose to be getting, Pop and pirates:key of dreams=( on friday. Its seem that everyone else is getting good stuff, and were waiting 4 ages to get are hands on it.

DazzaAdmin

#14

Dazza said:

@Tate24 - I am sure it will pick up in Europe soon enough and there will be a weekly WiiWare update. Give it time!

I do know that Pop is almost ready. It has been slowed down a bit due to localisation into French, Spanish, Dutch, German and Italian. Hopefully not much longer now! :D

At least you already have Toki Tori! :p

Roboto

#17

Roboto said:

i downloaded toki tori its in spanish here in mexico and some other games like dr.mario and critter round up

Terra

#18

Terra said:

Lucky USA, getting Protothea. I downloaded a PC demo and i want it now badly

CorbsAdmin

#19

Corbs said:

I found Protothea to be quite average. Looks like more of a tech demo than anything. I like the play control in a shooter to be a lot tighter. I love a shooter as much as anyone, but this one wasn't worth the points to me.

Boringman54

#20

Boringman54 said:

Protothea? Never heard of it but it is made by a big name developer so it might be good, but I'm still not getting it beacuse I suck at top-down shooters.

The_shoemaker

#21

The_shoemaker said:

Big name developers mean nothing. Ubisoft, Nintendo, Sony, Camcom, all of those big name developers have dissipointed me at some time. Now look at Pop and Lostwinds, both made by small companies, both are very great games.

Objection

#22

Objection said:

@Boring and shoemaker
Big name can mean something or nothing depending on who it is and the title. Let's just wait for the review, hm?

Kawaiipikachu

#25

Kawaiipikachu said:

Is Toki Tori some kind of god to your guys ?
Well i was joking about that then but you guys seem to go mad over it .

thewiirocks

#26

thewiirocks said:

@Kawaiipikachu - Is Toki Tori some kind of god to your guys ?

Why don't you play it and find out? Mwhahaha!!

Seriously. It's one of the best WiiWare games yet. (If not the best.)

vherub

#28

vherub said:

the toki trailer on the wii's nin channel is subpar, as is the proto trailer.
But I am definitely getting toki, and have to check out the pc demo for proto first.
Only game I have gotten so far was lost winds which was fantastic.

Rawk_Hawk

#29

Rawk_Hawk said:

I am impressed with the Wii Ware line up so far. I really thought it would all be shovelware and flash based games. So I guess its the first time I have been wrong since 1997.

@ Dazza I also am taking the IGN date for Gryostarr with a grain of salt. But one can hope it will be out in 2 weeks

Tim

#30

Tim said:

If only Toki Tori was 900 points in Canada too it would work out perfectly.

I would buy a 2000 point card for a total 2400 points because I have 400 left as is. I would then be able to buy Dr.Mario for 1000 + Toki Tori for 900 + Defend your Castle for 500 and it would equal a perfect 2400.

Alas I am a 100 points short. Nintendo should really let us buy points in 100 increments. Those bastards set it up so they can hold on to our pennies for us or in this case dollars.

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