USA WiiWare Update: Snowboard Riot & Lonpos

Great news for snowboarding fans today as Hudson’s Snowboard Riot is up for grabs for 1000 Wii points. This game looks like it has it all, racing action, weapons to slow down your opponents, Balance Board support and most importantly online competition! We think it looks like potentially one of the most exciting WiiWare games of the year, but you’ll have to wait for our review in a couple of days to discover if this is really the case. Until then why not check out the official site to help you decide if you want to take a chance on it before our review?

Today’s other game will challenge your mind rather than your reflexes. Lonpos is a logic puzzle game in which the player must fit a fixed number of beaded game pieces of various shapes, to fill a set area such as a rectangle or pyramid. The actual board game is quite popular in Japan and the WiiWare translation is not bad as we found out when it hit Europe two weeks ago, but it’s not really in the same league as the best of WiiWare’s puzzle titles. You’ll probably instinctively know if this is a game you will enjoy or not, no doubt.

On the Virtual Console this week another forgotten Master System game is hoping to get your attention. Sonic Chaos came very late in the day in the Master System’s lifetime, sadly it isn’t the best Sonic game on the system. One for hardcore Sonic fans only perhaps!