It seems pretty much all the releases featured this week have already been seen in North America, though there is something new in the form of some additional DLC for Mega Man 10 and Simply Solitaire for the DSi. Since some of these releases only came out Monday in North America we don't have reviews up for them all just yet, but bear with us, they're coming.
WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase (800pts – Nintendo) – People seem to like a little WarioWare and Nintendo thinks people will like it even better if you can create and share your own. Read our WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase review to find out why we thought this was an excellent companion to WarioWare: D.I.Y for the DS, also set for release in Europe this Friday.
The King of Fighters '95 (900pts Neo Geo – D4 Enterprise) – The classic fighter comes to Europe. Our review of the North American release is coming soon.
Surviving High School (800pts – Electronic Arts) – Though decidedly American in tone, the story-based gameplay should have international appeal. Read our Surviving High School review and learn why fans of narrative-driven games should be interested in this one.
DoDoGo! (800pts – Neko Entertainment) – This egg-rolling game looks cute and we should have a review up soon.
Simply Solitaire (200pts – Engine Software) – From the makers of Simply Mahjong and Simply Sudoku comes this game featuring 50 puzzles to while away the hours with. We'll let you know if it's worth your time or not.
Here's the NoE press release for your reading pleasure:
28th April 2010: Let your creative side shine this week as WarioWare™: Do It Yourself - Showcase is available on WiiWare. Play and share wacky microgames with your friends and showcase your WarioWare creations on the big screen.
On Nintendo DSiWare this week you’ll be called upon to Save the Turtles from predators such as crabs and seagulls, struggle to master the art of SURVIVING HIGH SCHOOL and fight your way to the top of the tennis championships in VT Tennis.
If that wasn’t enough this week , get ready to fight legendary warriors from Fatal Fury, Ikari Warriors, Psycho Soldier and Art of Fighting in THE KING OF FIGHTERS '95 as it becomes available for you to download on Virtual Console.
WiiWare - WarioWare™: Do It Yourself - Showcase
(Nintendo, 800 Wii Points)
Play wacky microgames with friends and show off your WarioWare creations on the big screen with WarioWare: Do It Yourself - Showcase, the perfect companion to WarioWare: Do It Yourself available on Nintendo DS.
This game allows you to transfer microgames, music and comics from the Nintendo DS version to enjoy on your Wii console, using the Wii Remote instead of the Nintendo DS stylus. Also included is a selection of exclusive microgames that you can play on the TV or transfer to the Nintendo DS game to take with you on the go.
Last but not least, you can share microgames with your friends via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection; so everyone can experience the craziness that is WarioWare!
WiiWare - 5 Arcade Gems
(Nordcurrent, 700 Wii Points)
Welcome to 5 Arcade Gems, a collection of five wacky arcade games which you can play alone or together with your friends. There is something for everyone -whether you’d like to play a medieval knights game or ultra-modern space shooter.
Compete with other knights to beat the Evil Wizard's challenge in Templar Bashing and let no hazard get in the way of the dutiful Pizza Jungle Delivery company, not even the fierce savages who won't tip!
Outsmart your competitors in RC Buggy Madness and demonstrate your skills and reflexes in Lumberjack Trials.
And of course, no adventure is complete without some deep space alien-bursting action in Whirling Rangers.
WiiWare – Mega Man 10™ Pay & Play Add On Content
New add-on content available in-game:
Endless Attack Mode (300 Wii Points)
Special Stage 2 & 3 (100 Wii Points each)
NINTENDO DSiWare - Save the Turtles
(Sabarasa, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
Save the Turtles takes players to over 32 of the world’s most exotic beaches in a quest to help tiny turtles find their new home on the sea.
Players must use the Nintendo DS stylus to rub and tap the Touch Screen on the Nintendo DSi, digging eggs from the sand and lining-up cute reptiles while avoiding crabs, seagulls and litter on their way to the safety of the sea.
The game features four game modes, including a never ending survival mode called “Turtles Forever”, and several unlockable trophies. Give Mother Nature a hand and help Save the Turtles!
NINTENDO DSiWare – SURVIVING HIGH SCHOOL
(Electronic Arts, 800 Nintendo DSi Points)
Welcome to Centerscore High, where each choice you make changes your game.
But remember, some choices are wiser than others… Play the premiere “Football Season” storyline plus seven episodes for hours of gameplay. You cause all the drama!
Master mini games and ace pop quizzes all along the way and use the Trophy System to track your results. Earn four “great endings” and unlock a bonus episode.
NINTENDO DSiWare - DodoGo!
(Neko Entertainment, 800 Nintendo DSi Points)
Get ready for some adventure in the time of the dinosaurs. You’ll need to save as many Dodo eggs as possible by leading them to safety.
Get creative with easy tools: build dynamic structures and modify the terrain with a simple touch of the Nintendo DS stylus. Shape, brush, saw, dig and even use explosives!
Over 100 captivating missions with bonus levels for a change of pace, and lots of surprises to discover.
The game can be played in French, English, German, Spanish, Dutch or Italian.
NINTENDO DSiWare - Simply Solitaire
(Engine Software, 200 Nintendo DSi Points)
Simply Solitaire gives you exactly what you want: pure Solitaire on your Nintendo DSi! The simple game design and easy, intuitive controls make it a game that the whole family can enjoy. The game has 50 puzzles in each level to guarantee hours of gameplay fun.
NINTENDO DSiWare – VT Tennis
(Virtual Toys, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
VT Tennis is an 'Ace' of a tennis game for the Nintendo DSi. Train your budding tennis star to serve, lob and smash your way to victory with precision swipes in all directions, using its innovative stylus and Touch Screen controls. Advance your player statistics in this fast-paced tournament of game modes, featuring Quickmatch, Tennis School & World Championship.
The objective is to become number one in the world rankings. To do this, the player will have to unlock courts as he competes in championships all over the world. At the start of career mode, the player will see himself in last place in the rankings. From this moment on, you must battle your way up to be among the top players.
You can play on all types of surface: grass, clay, hard courts and wood and learn the best techniques for winning each tournament on the different surfaces. Seventeen tough courts, each more difficult than the last, stand between you and your final victory.
Virtual Console - THE KING OF FIGHTERS '95
(D4 Enterprise, NEOGEO, 900 Wii Points)
Engage in battle once more in this classic fighting game from 1995. The main characters from classic series Fatal Fury, Ikari Warriors, Psycho Soldier and Art of Fighting return, ready to continue the fight from King of Fighters '94.
Joining them is Iori Yagami, a rival of hero Kyo Kusanagi, ready to leave his mark on the continuing story - and on Kyo! Three-on-three team battles, a power gauge that unleashes devastating blows and the series' unique one-shot reversal super special moves, all make the jump from the '94 release. But it doesn't stop there; use the new "Team Edit" ability to add a new dimension of strategy to your bouts.
As the Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop are continually updated with exciting and refreshing games and applications, make sure you keep checking the Nintendo Channel, Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop for all the latest news and releases on already available and upcoming Virtual Console, WiiWare and Nintendo DSiWare titles.
Be sure to also check out Nintendo of Europe's WiiWare portal, which functions as the main hub for the latest WiiWare news and game sites, while at the same time providing the perfect entry point for newcomers to the service. Weekly and all-time Top 10 lists show which WiiWare titles the UK Club Nintendo members are currently downloading most, and which are the most popular of all time.
The portal also provides step-by-step tutorials explaining how to connect the Wii console to the Internet and how to download WiiWare games, as well as a video showing how to use Nintendo Points. Visit www.wiiware.co.uk for all the details. Downloaded games can be saved to Wii's internal memory or SD card and added to the console's Wii Menu or SD Card Menu for anytime easy access.