We’re going to try and keep an open mind about this game until Alex’s review pops up in a day or so, but we sense that many of our readers will have dismissed this in their minds already.
It would be easy to write off the game concept as a bad idea, but we are impressed that Mastiff added online modes, something which even more well-known devs haven’t bothered to implement on their WiiWare games. If anyone does download this before our review hits, be sure and tell us what you think below.
More from Nintendo’s Wii-kly update:
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:
Major League Eating: The Game (Mastiff, 1-2 players, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older - Crude Humor, 1,000 Wii Points): The ultimate chomp-off is about to begin. Grab your Wii Remote controller and dig into 12 different foods as you compete against the greatest major-league eaters in the world. This isn’t just a race to stuff your face - you’ll need strategy to master a smorgasbord of digestive attacks, defenses and counters. These include the Mega Burp, Gas Attack, Antacid and more. And don’t forget to keep an eye on your Barf-O-Meter, because if the food hits the plate twice, you’re out. Unlock more than 10 characters in single-player career mode, go gut-to-gut against your friends in versus mode, or compete online using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Online play supports friend codes, random matchmaking and leader boards.
If all this binge eating doesn’t sound like your bag then in Virtual Console land you can choose from the rather excellent Ninja Commando from the Neo Geo system, or the rather monotonous Donkey Kong 3 on the NES. The choice is yours!