Whilst Europe welcomed the return of WiiWare demos last week, there's no such luck for North American gamers, who are demo-less for at least one more week. There's still a decent mix however with five games in total, if you could call Discolight a game.
Gods vs. Humans (Zallag, 1200pts) – This deity-based strategy game receives a lower price in the States, dropping from 1500 Points to 1200, which might make it a little more alluring. We weren't hugely impressed, as you can read in our Gods vs. Humans review, but a 300 Point decrease might tempt you into picking it up.
Mix Superstar (Digital Leisure, 500pts) – WiiWare's first music creation tool, Mix Superstar lets you create your own tunes from a range of royalty-free samples, even sharing your creations online with other users via WiFi Connection. We'll compose our thoughts on this and bring you a full review soon.
Discolight (Kaasa Solution, 200pts) – Complete the set! Following the release of Flashlight you can now turn your DSi into an all-purpose rave wherever you go. Our Discolight review tells you everything you need to know, which isn't much apart from "save your money."
GO Series Pinball Attack! (Gamebridge, 500pts) – A crazy mix of pinball, platformer and shoot 'em up, this one's not quite as fun as previous GO Series releases. Our GO Series Pinball Attack! review should save you from flipping out.
Adventure in Vegas: Slot Machine (Gamelion Studios, 200pts) – A slot machine title featuring three themed machines: Hawaiian, Pirate Treasure and Mexican Heat, each with its own tunes, graphics and special features. We'll try our luck and see if this one hits the jackpot.
Fast-forward past the press release to start discussion about why WiiWare demos aren't available if you like.
NINTENDO DOWNLOAD: NO MATTER WHAT THE CLOCK SAYS, IT'S TIME FOR DOWNLOADABLE GAMING FUN
Nov. 8, 2010
Whether you remembered to set your clocks back for daylight saving time or spent Sunday wondering why everybody else was running an hour behind, Nintendo is ready to kick off the week with new releases that can be enjoyed no matter what time it is. Additions to the WiiWare™ service include Gods vs Humans, a strategy game that challenges you to wield divine powers, and Mix Superstar, which invites you to craft your own pop-music masterpieces. You'll also find new downloadable titles for the Nintendo DSiWare™ service that let you experience pinball-themed adventures or vie for giant jackpots in Las Vegas.
Gods vs Humans
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief, Cartoon Violence
Price: 1,200 Wii Points™
Description: Embody major gods from the fabulous mythologies of Scandinavia, Egypt, Rome and Japan. As a god, you have enough power to rule the humans – all but the cheeky ones! Some of them want to enter your domain, and they've decided to build a tower to confront you. Use your divine powers to bring them down and show them who's boss. Be careful not to hurt them, though – you need people to believe in you. There are 16 playable gods with distinctive powers, four hysterical bosses to defeat, 16 additional challenges for experienced players, 60 levels for the solo campaign and a special split-screen two-player mode.
Publisher: Digital Leisure Inc.
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Think you can be the next big music star? Now you've got all the tools at your fingertips with Mix Superstar. Create, mix and record your own royalty-free musical masterpieces right on your Wii™ system. There are more than 1,000 Dance, Hip Hop and Techno loops included across multiple instruments, including Drum, Bass, Synth, Guitar and voice tracks. Once you've created your next hit, it's time to show it off. Mix Superstar lets you export your music creations and load them onto your computer so you can take them on the go. You can also use the WiiConnect24™ system to send songs to your Wii Friends and even collaborate on mixes. The game includes full support for both the Logitech USB Microphone and Wii Speak™ accessory (each sold separately) so you can lay down your own vocals. The Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection Pay & Play service even allows you to enhance your music creation experience with additional loop packs from a variety of genres. Go on and make some noise!
GO Series Pinball Attack!
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Developed by ArtePiazza, Pinball Attack is a unique fusion of pinball, exploration and shooting. Control the flippers of a pinball machine as you go on a magical journey under the sea, inside the earth, through a jungle and into space. As the scenery passes by in the background, use the pinball to fight off enemies such as a giant blowfish, collect bonuses and grab power-ups. Defeat bosses at the end of each level to progress to the next world.
Adventure in Vegas: Slot Machine
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) – Simulated Gambling
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Try your luck on three slot machines: Hawaiian, Pirate Treasure and Mexican Heat. The one-armed bandits in Adventure in Vegas: Slot Machine are not only uniquely themed with tunes and graphics, but they also have different special features: numbers of reels, extra buttons, winning sequences and custom bets. End your around-the-world trip in Vegas and bet the remainder of the small fortune you've inherited. You have to be good to be lucky! Will you acquire more luxury goods like jewelry, a bike or your own jet? Or maybe you'll lose everything. Whatever the outcome, all you can do in Las Vegas is go for it!
ESRB Rating: Not Rated
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Party on by changing your Nintendo DSi™ system into a disco light. Choose between music genres such as Love, Hip Hop and Rock. A special "Disco Disco" feature will display colors that change with the rhythm of the music. Place several Nintendo DSi systems together and create your very own disco!