USA WiiWare Update: Strong Bad Episode One

Rejoice North American Wii owners! One of WiiWare's most eagerly awaited titles is released today. Strong Bad Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner has been on our radar for quite some time now and looks like being one of the finest games on Nintendo’s download service so far.

Based on a side-splittingly hilarious web flash cartoon, Homestar Ruiner is from the guys who brought us the excellent Sam and Max episodic PC adventures. Naturally, knowledge of the characters is a must if you’re to enjoy this game to its fullest potential, but adventure fans (not to mention those fond of a laugh) should find lots to appreciate here. The game retails for 1000 Wii points. If you are not sure if this game is for you then you might want to wait a day or so for our review.

Here’s the press release:

Strong Bad Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner (Telltale Games, 1 player, Rated T for Teen—Crude Humor, Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes, 1,000 Wii Points): Charming. Suave. Awesome. These are the words Strong Bad would use to describe himself. In a world gone mad, only one man can be trusted to save the day. A man with an attitude. A man called Strong Bad. As the star of the Homestar Runner Web cartoons, Strong Bad has been answering e-mails (in boxing gloves), pranking his friends, pummeling his enemies, and making people with questionable taste snort milk out of their noses for years now. And he's branched out to star in Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, a monthly five-episode series. In Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner, Strong Bad's plans to beat the snot out of Homestar backfire, and he ends up with an unwanted houseguest cramping his style. Now he needs to get life back to normal by any means possible. But wait, there's more: Teen Girl Squad comics, achievements, funny costumes and arcade games. You can even send pictures and messages to Wii Friends using Strong Bad's computer. So how about it? Can you handle Strong Bad's style?

Over on the Virtual Console there are two "import" games up for grabs today. Break In is a rather unexciting but competent pool game. Our pick would be the excellent Star Parodier, its one of the best shoot-em-ups we have played in quite a long, long time!

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