USA WiiWare Update: Protöthea And Toki Tori

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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