Nintendo Download: Crystal Defenders R2, Penguins & Friends, PiCOPiCT and Pop Superstar (EU)
Posted by Marcel van Duyn
Two WiiWare and two DSiWare titles for Europe this week.
It seems like there is no Virtual Console game this week. Last week, however, we thought there wasn't one either - Then it suddenly appeared on the Wii Shop half an hour later! Perhaps the same will happen this time.
Crystal Defenders R2 isn't much of a surprise seeing as North America got it last Monday. You once again have to defend your precious crystals from well-known Final Fantasy enemies by strategically placing various units around a winding path to keep them at bay. If you enjoyed the first Crystal Defenders you'll probably like this - Because it's a direct sequel, it's got a bit more challenge and a handful of small extra features. Read our Crystal Defenders R2 review if you want to be sure.
Penguins & Friends: Hey! That's My Fish! was also released in North America a while ago, so it was bound to come eventually. In this videogame adaptation of the board game Hey! That's My Fish!, your goal is to get your penguin to eat the most fish of all. It's a decent little conversion, so if you like board games it could be a good purchase. If you're not convinced just yet, maybe our Penguins & Friends: Hey! That's My Fish! review will do the trick.
This week's DSiWare games aren't very surprising either. Art Style: PiCOPiCT was, much like Crystal Defenders R2, released in North America last Monday (As Art Style: PiCTOBiTS) and is the sixth game in the Art Style series to reach European shores. It's also undoubtedly one of the best yet - It combines the addictiveness of the Art Style series with various classic Nintendo franchises, as you'll slowly form sprites of NES characters while you play. Read our Art Style: PiCTOBiTS review to see why you don't want to miss this Art Style game.
The other DSiWare game was announced a while ago as being released in Q2 2009, so it had to come sometime soon. Pop Superstar: Road to Celebrity is the second Gameloft game to hit the service. We still don't know too much about the game, really - It seems like you get to be a pop singer, and you have to try and win over the crowd to become the titular superstar. This is the only game in this update that's completely new, so you'll have to wait a few days for a review!
Four games, but no VC update this time. An hour after the update there's still none - Looks like we're out of luck this time!