Nintendo Download: Star Wars, Little Tournament, Heron, Monochrome Puzzle and Viking Invasion (EU)
Posted by Marcel van Duyn
Nintendo of Europe reveals Friday's download games two days in advance!
Bumped for the Thursday night visitors!
We believe this is a first - NoE regularly announces the weekly new downloadable releases one day in advance, on Thursday, but this time they've chosen to do it two days in advance instead. This week has the nice amount of five new games, but keep in mind that they will not be available for quite a while yet!
As most people probably expected, Virtual Console gets the final Super Star Wars game, Super Return of the Jedi. As you can probably guess, the game is largely based on the third (Or sixth, depending on how you look at it) part of the movie series, Episode VI, and as such features levels and scenes mirroring scenes from the film. Unsurprisingly, it's rather good. Now then, Zombies Ate My Neighbors in two more weeks, please, LucasArts?
One of the new WiiWare games was already announced beforehand - Heron: Steam Machine seems inspired by the classic Pipe Mania/Dream in that you must prevent a machine from overflowing by correct linking up sections of pipe. The only difference is that the entire playing area is already filled with pipes - All you have to do is flip them around. For 500 Wii Points it could be quite decent, especially if you have friends to play with, as the game supports up to 4 players.
Little Tournament Over Yonder seems to be WiiWare's first turn-based strategy game. Set in the medieval era, you'll have to take turns moving knights and other units in an attempt to eventually kill all of the enemy's forces. The game will cost 800 Wii Points.
DSiWare gets another game by the creators of Polarium and Actionloop - In Wakugumi - Monochrome Puzzle, the objective is to move around black and white blocks, eventually surrounding a large group of them with blocks of a single colour, and eliminating them. This seems to go on endlessly, meaning it's probably a highscore-based game. For 500 DSi Points it could be worth a try.
It had to happen eventually, but DSiWare also gets its first tower defense game this week. As you might guess by the title, Viking Invasion is based entirely around vikings doing what they do best - Invading! As in every other tower defense game, your objective is to place towers and other things in order to stop them from reaching their destination and stealing all your stuff. At 800 DSi Points it is near the higher end of the scale in terms of price, but perhaps it's the perfect game for on the go?
4 completely new games this week! We'll review all of them as fast as possible. Will you be getting any?