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Nintendo Download: Pokémon, Whips, Fighters, Bowling Balls, Robots, Intersections and Demos (US)

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

It's like a complete reversal - WiiWare only gets one new game this week, while DSiWare gets three.

Nintendo would like you to think that they're releasing a whopping 6 WiiWare games today, but the truth is there's only one - The remaining five are all demos of other games, allowing those unsure of their purchase to check them out before spending money. The Virtual Console gets another version of Capcom's famous fighter and another LucasArts classic, while DSiWare gets the latest Art Style and two other games.

WiiWare's single new game is the previously announced Pokémon Rumble, a fighting game featuring loads of different Pokémon from all throughout the series. It seems like pretty simple fun, but beware - It's developed by Ambrella, whose track record with Pokémon games isn't exactly the greatest. It's also 1500 Wii Points, so it looks like a risky buy! We'll have a review soon.

Select WiiWare games will also get demos starting today - The first five that will be made available are for Bit.Trip: Beat, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord, NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits, Pokémon Rumble and World of Goo. If our review were somehow not enough to convince you into getting these games, then you can now check out part of them yourself, free of charge. These demos will be available until the end of January next year.

Virtual Console gets two games on complete opposite ends of the spectrum. Street Fighter II': Champion Edition is the TurboGrafx-16 version of one of the most rereleased games of all time, and really doesn't have anything that puts it above other versions. On top of that, this is a Japanese import - So you'll have to pay 100 Wii Points more than usual, and M. Bison, Vega and Balrog's names will be swapped around in an attempt to confuse you. Our advice? Just get Super Street Fighter II and ignore the rest. Nevertheless, we'll review this version soon.

LucasArts has shown heavy support for Virtual Console so far, and today brings another of their classics to the table - Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures is a fantastic action platformer for the SNES featuring levels from all three original Indy films. It's got all the scenes you know and love, both in playable form and in the form of digitized pictures from the movies - The boulder chase, the tank fight, the burning inn and plenty of others. Accompanied by music from the movies in Dolby Surround, it's arguably one of the best games Factor 5, the developers of Turrican, have ever made - Definitely check it out. We'll have a review up shortly.

DSiWare gets three new games, although only one will likely ring a bell, that being DIGIDRIVE, the latest entry in the Art Style series. It's the first DSiWare one based on a previous game, that being the GBA bit Generations game of the same name. As its European title, INTERSECT, hints, the game is based around an intersection with cars. Direct cars of the same colour into the same lane to generate fuel used to propel the "Core" before the evil "Spike" catches up to it and destroys it, ending the game. Sounds simple, but we thought it was easily one of the best games in the series yet, so it's definitely worth a look. It costs 500 DSi Points.

We don't know much about Arcade Bowling, because it was completely unannounced before today! From Nintendo's info we gather that it is, shockingly, a game based on bowling, and that it's designed by David Crane, one of the founders of Activision. That's about it! It's only 200 DSi Points, which seems fair. We'll review the game within this week.

Robot Rescue seems a like a more interesting pick - In this puzzler, you need to make sure all of the little robots safely reach the exit by carefully manipulating the level. It seems slightly remniscent of old DOS games, so we hope that it turns out to be good. For 200 DSi Points, it's also cheap!

Will you be buying anything this week or will you just stick with checking out demos? More from Nintendo's press release:

NINTENDO DOWNLOAD: TRY BEFORE YOU BUY: NINTENDO OFFERS 5 GAME DEMOS TO GUIDE HOLIDAY SHOPPERS

There's never been a better time to check out the extraordinary lineup of downloadable games from Nintendo. This week, Wii™ owners who connect their Wii consoles to the Internet can enjoy demos of five exceptional games for the WiiWare™ downloadable game service for zero Wii Points™: BIT.TRIP BEAT, FINAL FANTASY® CRYSTAL CHRONICLES®: My Life as a Darklord™, NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits, World of Goo™ and a brand new entry in the Pokémon™ game series, Pokémon™ Rumble. To get a taste of any or all of these tremendous titles before downloading the full versions, go to the WiiWare section of the Wii Shop Channel and search for "Demo." For more information, please visit www.nintendo.com/wii/wiiware/demo.

This week's launch of Pokémon Rumble for WiiWare delivers more than just a fun-packed new addition to the beloved Pokémon universe. Anyone who joins Club Nintendo™ – or is already a member – will have the opportunity to unlock an exclusive Toy Pokémon character that can be used in the game. Simply connect your Wii Shop Channel account to your new or existing Club Nintendo account, use Wii Points to download Pokémon Rumble and watch for an e-mail containing a special password that lets you access the character in the game. More information about this offer can be found at us.wii.com/wiiware/pokemonrumble/register. The offer is available only through April 30, 2010.

In addition to the WiiWare demos and a new Pokémon adventure, visitors to the Wii Shop Channel this week will also find a pair of classic Virtual Console™ games – one offering irresistible action with the iconic Indiana Jones® series, the other featuring the timeless thrills of Capcom's Street Fighter™ series. Meanwhile, Nintendo DSiWare™ users can visit the Nintendo DSi™ Shop to discover an eye-popping new Art Style™ game, a fun, arcade-style bowling title and a robot-themed logic game, all available for easy download and playable anytime, anywhere on the hand-held Nintendo DSi system.

WiiWare

Pokémon Rumble
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 1,500 Wii Points
Description: Available exclusively for the WiiWare service, Pokémon Rumble is an action game in which you control Toy Pokémon (referred to as "Pokémon") and take on wave after wave of other Pokémon in a variety of stages. You can befriend some of the defeated Pokémon along the way, which lets you add them to your collection and grants you the ability to use them in battle. Switch between collected Pokémon at any time, taking advantage of the fact that the amount of damage you deal depends on the type of move used and the type of Pokémon hit. Be the last one standing to gain the right to compete in the Battle Royale and test your skills against many Pokémon at once. You can also team up with three people for some multiplayer action (additional Wii Remote controllers required), working together to take down tough Bosses and earning points that can be used toward recruiting or training Pokémon. You can even save your favorite Pokémon to your Wii Remote™ controller for exchanges with friends. Combining beautiful cel-shaded graphics and exciting game-play features, this is one rumble you won't want to miss. Note that a demo version of Pokémon Rumble is also available for zero Wii Points.

BIT.TRIP BEAT Demo
Publisher: Aksys Games
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 0 Wii Points
Description: BIT.TRIP BEAT brings retro action back as you use the Wii Remote controller's motion sensor to bounce beats in this rhythm game. Retro visuals, classic game play, four-player multiplayer and an 8-bit soundtrack will get you in the zone and rock your world. Pay attention, though: As with most classic games, the challenges are mighty. If you can stay cool as the difficulty increases, you'll discover the beginnings of the BIT.TRIP saga.

FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Darklord Demo
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes
Price: 0 Wii Points
Description: Step into the royal shoes of the Darklord's daughter as she installs traps and monsters inside her tower to fight back the endless waves of invading adventurers in this world-conquest role-playing game. Filling your demonic tower with monsters and traps called Artifacts is your only hope to keep the adventurers from destroying the Dark Crystal on the top floor. Fly your tower across the land and conquer every stage on your way to dominating the entire world.

NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits Demo
Publisher: Over The Top Games
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 0 Wii Points
Description: NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits is the awesome story of Nyx, an enigmatic winged girl who must descend from heaven in search of her missing friend, Icarus. Fly over the ruins of ancient Greece and avoid falling into blazing sands or perishing in the claws of cruel harpies and hydras. You'll need the help of Zeus and other benevolent gods from Olympus to summon their powers. They will let you cast rays, modify the scenery and control winds at will. Fly, aim and shoot using the Wii Remote controller. Play with a friend and maximize your abilities: While one player controls Nyx, the other will control the powers from the gods.

World of Goo Demo
Publisher: 2D BOY
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 0 Wii Points
Description: World of Goo is an award-winning, physics-based puzzle/construction game made entirely by two guys. Use living, squirming, talking globs of goo to build structures, bridges, cannonballs, zeppelins and giant tongues. The millions of Goo Balls that live in the beautiful World of Goo are curious to explore, but they don't know that they are in a game, nor that they are extremely delicious.

Virtual Console

Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures™
Original platform: Super NES™
Publisher: LucasArts
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: Grab your trusty whip and slash your way through all three Indy classics in this no-thrills-barred adventure. If it happened in the movies, it happens here: the giant boulder from Raiders of the Lost Ark, the mine-cart chase from Temple of Doom, the three trials from Last Crusade, Rene Belloq and Colonel Vogel – it's three times the action, all in one fully loaded game.

STREET FIGHTER II': CHAMPION EDITION
Original platform: TurboGrafx16
Publisher: Capcom
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) – Mild Blood, Violence
Price: 700 Wii Points
Description: This is the classic PCEngine (TurboGrafx16) version of the two-player fighting game that started it all. At the time, a large capacity HuCARD was used to allow faithful recreation of the dynamic arcade game and its features, including bonus stages and sound effects. In the game, players select one of 12 characters and face opponents in a no-holds-barred battle to decide the top fighter. Master a character's special moves and combos to defeat your rivals around the world. In "V.S. BATTLE" mode, there's a convenient handicap feature. Using this feature to adjust a character's performance, a novice player can be evenly matched against a seasoned player to enjoy an intense, head-to-head combat experience.

Nintendo DSiWare

Art Style™: DIGIDRIVE™
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: It's traffic control with a twist as you try to direct identical cars down the same road in Art Style: DIGIDRIVE. This constantly moving puzzle game combines an easily understood playing field (an intersection) and a simple goal (create fuel), challenging you to properly guide a never-ending stream of cars. Stack similar cars five deep to create some fuel, then use that fuel to continue your progress in the game. Play in ENDLESS mode to see how long you can last, or compete against the computer or a human opponent in VS mode. Use combos to your advantage and see if your reflexes can handle the intensity of Overdrive mode. When all is said and done, you may never look at gridlock quite the same way again.

Arcade Bowling
Publisher: Skyworks Interactive
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: From Skyworks comes another addictively classic game, Arcade Bowling. It was designed by video game legend David Crane, one of the original founders of Activision and one of the most critically acclaimed game designers of all time. In the tradition of everyone's favorite Boardwalk bowling game, use your stylus and steady aim to flick "laser" balls down the alley and up the ramp into the scoring holes. The farther away the scoring hole is, the more points you'll get. Arcade Bowling features three futuristic sound tracks, state-of-the-art 3-D graphics and two addictive game modes, Classic and Progressive. In Classic Mode, roll up to nine balls to score as many points as you can. In Progressive Mode, enjoy multiple levels of game play with increasing score plateaus and bonus targets.

Robot Rescue
Publisher: Teyon
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Robot Rescue is a fun logic game based on a simple but entertaining concept. Your mission is to free robots trapped in 45 evil computer labyrinths while avoiding deadly traps. Sound easy? Not so fast. Each robot shares linked controls, so when you move one, you move them all. It will take clever planning and nerves of steel to pull off this electronic escape. You'll need to avoid many traps, such as mines or electrical circuits, and take advantage of special elements like glue stains. Choose one of three difficulty levels and get ready for a challenge.

[via press.nintendo.com]

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User Comments (94)

ejamer

#2

ejamer said:

Wow... good week. The demos alone make it awesome, but the overall game selection isn't half bad either.

I remember playing the Indy game when it was first released and rather enjoying the experience. Any fan of the movies (or SNES-era gaming) should check it out!

7th_lutz

#3

7th_lutz said:

I didn't expect Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures to be released today. I know that Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures for the Snes was given good reviews by Game Informer review back in the day and yes, Game Informer has been around for a very long time.

It is nice to see demos coming out for Wiiware.

Fare_Godmace

#5

Fare_Godmace said:

I wonder why europeans can't try World of Goo lol.

I hope we can download Indiana Jones soon, it's seems fun!

Bass_X0

#7

Bass_X0 said:

I wonder why europeans can't try World of Goo lol.

Maybe we're getting it on our usual download day?

Link79

#8

Link79 said:

There's no need to call Crystal Skull an abomination. Sure it was different and had a plot involving Aliens but it was still pretty good. I suppose ripping a guys heart out of his chest and he's still alive afterward makes perfect sense?

warioswoods

#9

warioswoods said:

Where's my planktons?

No need for downloads this week anyway, with NSMBW eating up every free gaming moment.

S_GE

#11

S_GE said:

Still waiting for:
Castlevania Rebirth
Smash Bros 64
Ninja Turtles in time (Remix on wiiware)
And Castlevania Rondo Of Blood on TG16
Any other game that comes out is a stalling pile of crap to me!!!

bboy2970

#12

bboy2970 said:

Great Update! I'll have to try out Pokemon Rumble and Final Fantasy. Oh and FINALLY we got Digidrive. Thanks Nintendo!

DiggerandIndy

#15

DiggerandIndy said:

Cool! I was wondeing when Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures would show up! I have the real deal, and it IS one of the best games out there!

Kevin

#16

Kevin said:

Forget Indy LucasArts, give us Maniac Mansion for the NES! At least the two game trend continues. Maybe Nintendo finally got the hint.

Percentful

#17

Percentful said:

I might be interested in the bowling game. I'm not really a fan of puzzle games [other than professor layton] so I won't be getting digidrive. I cant wait for the demos though!

skywake

#18

skywake said:

The demo thing is really cool... but the shop definitely needs a reworking now. At least now demos with gifting can increase the "word of mouth" sale.

It has been hard to convince someone that games like "Bit Trip Beat" or "World of Goo" were fun without buying the game and physically putting the controller in their hand or potentially wasting points on a gift. Now I can go into the shop, gift the demo and say "hey, this game is cool. You should check it out!"

I really hope they keep this feature... and we get the World of Goo demo on Friday so I can gift it to my brother.

Kevin

#20

Kevin said:

Hopefully they'll make VC demos. My interest in WiiWare in minimal at the least and hardly ever play any of the services games anymore except for mega man 9, bubble bobble, arkanoid, contra and final fantasy the after years.

Bass_X0

#21

Bass_X0 said:

Heh. The five demos will be clogging up the first five spots in the Top 20 popular games from now on. Free games always do - just check the free downloads on the DSi. More demos will end up clogging the Top 20 up more until eventually its a Top 20 downloaded demos list.

RaylaxStaff

#22

Raylax said:

"It's developed by Ambrella, whose track record with Pokémon games isn't exactly the greatest."
Huh? I only know of Ranch that Ambrella has developed, which isn't exactly bad. OK, as a gaming experience it's crap. But if you're trying to find a game or storyline in Pokémon Ranch you're missing the point. It's primarily for storage, and is considerably prettier than Box. Not being able to transfer Pokémon from one cart to another is a pain, sure. But I can sorta understand why, it's designed for households with more than 1 person playing Pokémon, rather than one freak obsessive (read: me) with both Diamond and Pearl (and Platinum in Japan). It'd be annoying if your little brother decided to steal your Mewtwo whilst you weren't looking. And then, as little brothers do, immediately restart his game.
Being able to render up to 1000 Pokémon onscreen at once with several Miis and toys, all interacting together little slowdown, isn't exactly bad form either. I mean, when they were given the task of creating a Pokémon Box Wii, they could've just stuck a ton of static Pokémon sprites on a background, added the Wii-DS connectivity, and sold it as that. Instead they make the fully interactive Ranch and allow you to generally play around with your army of critters, and people still compain.
It's a shame we didn't get the Platinum update, but I reckon we probably will when HGSS hit our shores. Nintendo will have a hard sell trying to shift a game that only supports 2 out of 5 of the generation, especially when the Japanese have a fully compat version. 1000 points was a bit too pricey, sure. But I think Nintendo manages pricing rather than Ambrella.

AENIGMA

#23

AENIGMA said:

Nintendo made a mistake on the Club Nintendo Pokémon Rumble, special Toy unlock page. On #5 of the Here's How section of the page they say:

"5. Head to the WiiWare™ section of the Wii Shop Channel, and download Pokémon Rumble for 1,000 Wii Points."

I wonder how long it will take them to find the mistake.

hattrick

#27

hattrick said:

Love your blog, but I thought I'd mention a couple things I noticed in this post.

The PR below says Pokemon Rumble is 1500 points...not 1200 as you mentioned...

Also, the Arcade Bowling game is more like skeeball than actual bowling. There is a version already out for the iPhone.

invmat

#29

invmat said:

@bboy2970: He lives in EU just as me, and we aren't as lucky as you Americans ;-) (5 demos instead of 3 and PR instead of no PR)

pixelman

#31

pixelman said:

OMG. I'm downloading all of those demos today. :D One of the best updates ever. Can't wait for the Indy review.

vherub

#33

vherub said:

they need to put the demos in a separate tab at the top of the screen, or have a demo channel. putting them in the top 20 popular tab is silly and confusing.

vakama94

#34

vakama94 said:

yes!!! now i can try world of goo for free, and that pokemon game seems interesting, i'll download that demo too, as for beat and nyxquest, i already have those

Marioman64

#35

Marioman64 said:

i forgot i have to wait till like 12:00 until i can get the pokemon game

i've been waiting for a non-take-turn pokemon game forever i cant wait!

gladiator_posse

#36

gladiator_posse said:

So are these demos new levels? Is the Goo level pulled from the game I've already played through? The Final Fantasy sounds like additional content...

SmaMan

#40

SmaMan said:

@Raylax
Didn't Ambrella alsomake Pokemon Colosseum and Battle Revolution? You know, the games we all thought were going to be the GCN/Wii replacements for N64's Stadium series but fell way, WAY short of that.

Rapadash6

#41

Rapadash6 said:

Wow, what a great update! I expected Indiana Jones to come along eventually but had no idea it would come so soon. Pokemon Rumble also has me interested and I'm definately going to try the demo at least. Also, this is the FOURTH week in a row of two VC releases... UNBELIEVABLE!

ballistikboy

#42

ballistikboy said:

Sounds like a great update for the DSi Shop! Can't wait for Arcade Bowling, DigiDrive and the Robot thing. ;-)

SwerdMurd

#44

SwerdMurd said:

/applause

Thank you Nintendo. The move to include demos was really, really smart. This definitely modernizes their online service a bit--this and the streamlined new (I guess not that new now) Nintendo channel are going a long way.

Pegasus

#45

Pegasus said:

Good to see Indy finally show up. I wonder if that means that we might see The Infernal Machine as well then.

How about the original Star Wars arcade game, Lucasarts? That'd be even better! ;)

Earendel68

#46

Earendel68 said:

I will try NyxQuest demo. Thanks to LucasArts for support Virtual Console; one or two can learn something from them...

#47

said:

woah! that´s a huge update! :o

I am not a big fan of demos but maybe I will finallly know why people makes such a big fuzz about world of goo ;p

I liked Indiana Jones but in the Genesis..is the same game?

And no cave story..again >=( c,mon!

Cheezy

#48

Cheezy said:

I think this is the best update in such a long time! Tons of good stuff, and demos!!! Pokemon Rumble looks excellent, all DSiWare releases sound cool, and VC is pretty great as well.

BTW, I had a feeling we'd get Digidrive today, I mentioned it in one of the threads ;)

WolfRamHeart

#49

WolfRamHeart said:

Hooray, we finally got demos! That was a very nice surprise. First New Super Mario Bros Wii yesterday and now WiiWare demos today. Great job Nintendo! I'm thinking about getting Indiana Jones. I never played it before but I keep hearing great things about it. I honestly can't imagine why anyone would download Street Fighter II: Champion Edition. This version has to be one of the most useless Virtual Console releases ever.

Ren

#51

Ren said:

demos is nice to have since I haven't tried Nyxquest. So are these demos like a one time try or a limited version that you can play whenever for a couple minutes?
Not a Pokemon fan, myself. Never understood the appeal.

I guess theres no point in an Excitebike demo, I should just get it, eh?

Knux

#52

Knux said:

Very awesome update, and Nintendo finally got smart and started releasing demos! :)

bboy2970

#53

bboy2970 said:

I really hope to see the full versions of some of those demos pop up in the top 20. That will show Nintendo how valuable demos are and they will be more tempted to make it a permanent feature.**crosses fingers**

Rawk_Hawk

#54

Rawk_Hawk said:

Very solid update. I am going to check out Arcade Bowling plus I have some demos to try.The VC is getting games again and I am happy.

StarDust4Ever

#56

StarDust4Ever said:

I'm not really super-interested in today's releases (Except for art-styles), but I am extremely grateful that Nintendo has finally got it's head on strait. They are placing more support on Virtual Console, and finally have added features (playable demos) to make the Wiiware store more up-do-date with current standards.

But the Wii hardware was just as capable when it launched in November 2006 then as it is now. All that remains to be seen is, why did they take so long to fix things? Really - Three freaking years? Come on :P

Adamant

#58

Adamant said:

@buffalobob: No, the SNES game covers all three movies. The Mega Drive game is only based on The Last Crusade. This one is much better.

Digiki

#60

Digiki said:

I thought Pokemon Rumble was supposed to be 1200 D:
The demo was quite enjoyable though.

Thanks to the Darklord demo I've discovered that it isn't very good :D

odd69

#64

odd69 said:

Finally Nintendo is moving into this generation. Demos should have been here since launch, there is no excuse for that,but atleast we get them now.I'm too busy with Super Mario though plus this week stinks on Wiiware. No cave story, I bet the developers have ran into a bug or they are waiting for the right time to release it. I'm having too much fun with Mario Wii to actually care this week.

cheetahman91

#66

cheetahman91 said:

Indiana Jones is a very welcome surprise. Hopefully the demos are successful enough that Nintendo just makes every WiiWare game a demo, perminately.

donx998

#67

donx998 said:

Heh. You can tell already that pokemon scrambles gonna rock just look at how much it cost it has to be a good and long game to cost that many points plus it isnt turned based :)

Porky

#68

Porky said:

I bought Pokemon Rumble after the demo.. its great! 15 dollars for this game is not pricey.. New super mario brothers wii for 50 dollars is.
Also again, more comments than the europe and japan releases. Just stating that.

Ricardo91

#70

Ricardo91 said:

F**k yeah demoes! Once I'm able to get my Wii online, I'm downloading the ones for MLaaDL and Bit. Trip!

The games themselves are disappointing (ANOTHER version of SFII? Seriously?).

Twilight_Crow

#71

Twilight_Crow said:

Nice update, that Indy game sounds neat, also I like Demos so I'm very happy today, already tried Pokemon Rumble and NyxQuest. That Pokemon game is addictive, and I actually like the pokemon toys, at least now they specified they're toys :), still, the price is a bit high, so I'll wait for a full review.

Jolted85

#72

Jolted85 said:

im a sucker for getting street fighter 2 ports on the vc so I downloaded it just now, also I will check out the demo of pokemon rumble, hopefully ninty will add more game demos in the future, good week for me

Slapshot

#73

Slapshot said:

DSiWare Bowling..... Interesting...... Price if Definately right...... might have to download.

Bakajin

#75

Bakajin said:

To quote StarBoy91: Yay!!! Indiana Jones!!! :D Sweetness! :) Still, ever since I downloaded the Nyxquest demo I haven't been able to get back on the Wii Shop channel. This happen to anybody else?

astarisborn94

#76

astarisborn94 said:

A fantastic week this time around. I really need to get my hand on Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures and the WiiWare demo before the latter is gone.

Thanks for a fantastic week Nintendo.

Altkey

#77

Altkey said:

Now all Nintendo needs to do is to get Virtual Console (Virtual Handheld) on the DSi.

Cocoa_Man5

#78

Cocoa_Man5 said:

pretty nice week IMO. Indy was a nice surprise, and as for the demos are they crap as in length like the brawl ones?

vio

#79

vio said:

Damn! I've never thought I'd see the day, but NOA for once blew NOJ out of the water. This is very impressive. And it looks like we're permanently back to 2 VC releases a week! Hard to believe back in the Summer people thought Nintendo was going to drop VC support completely.

Cocoa_Man5

#80

Cocoa_Man5 said:

@vio yup that summer reminded me of the start of 2008 and how people were always dissapointed with 2 VC games a week compared to 3.

J_K

#83

J_K said:

Passing on Indy would be a HUGE mistake if you enjoyed the old movies. While he got shorted having 1 title instead of 3 like Star Wars, what is there is a fairly long, challenging, and well laid out game. There's a ton of platforming, but also some really fantastic MODE7 type stages for the mining car chase, airplanes off the zeppelin from the third movie, the rubber raft also in the 2nd movie, and more.

RaylaxStaff

#84

Raylax said:

@40: No, Colosseum, XD and Battle Revolution were made by Genius Sonority. Ambrella weren't around (at least on the Pokémon scene) at that point.

The_Ink_Pit_Ox

#85

The_Ink_Pit_Ox said:

I didn't like Temple of Doom, and Raiders was ok. Basically, I'm not a fan of Indy. The video also made it look like any other platformer.

SmaMan

#86

SmaMan said:

@vio
I thought the first time NOA blew NOJ out of the water was when we got the Wii first...

LEGEND_MARIOID

#87

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

Yet again the NA-ites get a far, far superior update to the EU. This is EVEN w.r.t the downloadable demos which they got more of! Happy for the NA-ites but its a case of getting used to this from an EU-ites perspective.

Anyway, looking forward to the Pokemon Rumble revw as that is on my radar list as is Robot Rescue

Sylverstone

#88

Sylverstone said:

Well, this week was very hefty. I couldn't this (or last week's) update as I usually do on YouTube (delayed double update for Wednesday morning)!

Aside from my YT channel woes, I wish I had my Wii to demo Pokemon Rumble and NyxQuest. And yeah, Ambrella has done some odd titles with the Pokemon brand (Hey You, Pikachu! (N64) - I got it dirt cheap and it was weird and Pokemon Dash (DS) - Thanks for screwing up my DS Phat's touchscreen, Ambrella! :()

Yay DIGIDRIVE's here! Next killer titles, Reflection, and the first myNotebook app! (And later, Shantae: Risky's Revenge!) As for Robot Rescue, seems skippable to me and Arcade Bowling (which isn't even bowling for Christ's sake!) is way passable. It's like what Dragon said in her review, some things are meant to be played in real life.

Oh well, hope next week is as good as this!

#89

said:

I can't stand Indiana Jones movies, but I love his costume, and the whip is a nice touch! That's the only nice thing I can think to say about Indy.

rjejr

#90

rjejr said:

The demo news was the best "blue light" expereince I have had in my 3 years of Wii ownership. I actually read the Nintendo message twice thinking it must be about DSi demos and not Wii games. For this alone I say hallalula.

muy importante - anybody know how the "demos" are limited? I DLed Pokemon Rumble and played about 20 minutes with my wife and most everything seemed available. PC demos tend to have 30 or 60 minutes or a level limit, software weeks or days. Those SSBB demos were like 20 seconds for a couple of them ;-) I ask b/c I have 2 sons and if they are time limited I need to share.

SmaMan

#91

SmaMan said:

And all of this had to come out now that the residence hall's internet has been down. :(

Porky

#92

Porky said:

I hope we have more wiiware next week. Possibly nintendo didn't release other wiiware so Pokemon Rumble can get monster amount of sales. Please uno come november 23.

astarisborn94

#94

astarisborn94 said:

@Vio: I wouldn't be so sure. I think we'll go back to one-game week after December, 2009. Of course I would love to be proven wrong.

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