Nintendo Download: 7th January 2011 (Europe)
Posted by Marcel van Duyn
More Capcom arcade classics, plus a bunch of catch-up titles
Capcom is continuing their Virtual Console Arcade support with another two games, both of which were of course announced some time ago. At this rate they'll run out of games before we hit February! They're accompanied by a mixture of completely new games and games North America already got, most of which are fairly low-key.
Ghost Mania (Legendo, 500pts) – The falling block puzzler genre was quite popular on WiiWare for a while, but strangely died out not too long after it started. There's finally another one in the form of Legendo's latest, but it's not exactly worth getting too excited over, as you can find out in our Ghost Mania review.
Urbanix (Nordcurrent, 500pts) – Essentially a cleverly modernized version of Qix, in this game you play a little tractor who tries to erect cities. This is done by creating roads - Any area they fence in will instantly become filled in with new buildings. Of course, there's your usual share of powerups to get and enemies to avoid, so it won't be too easy. We'll have a review soon, but in the meantime, you could of course try...
Urbanix (Nordcurrent) – Yet another new title is immediately accompanied by a demo, so if you don't feel like waiting for our take, you can try the game out for yourself.
Exed Exes (Virtual Console Arcade, 800pts) – A mostly forgotten Capcom shoot 'em up, this one doesn't really have anything truly unique going for it. It's not necessarily a bad game, but we wouldn't exactly recommend it over many other shmups already available. We'll put up a review soon.
Ghosts 'n Goblins (Virtual Console Arcade, 800pts) – It was already available on the NES, but aside from obviously better graphics and sound, the original arcade version of one of the most infamously hard games ever is, shockingly, even more challenging than its console port. We'll give you our thoughts over the next few days.
Cosmo Fighters (Abylight, 500pts) – A somewhat River City Ransom-esque beat 'em up, the key difference being that you can only fight against other players in one small closed off environment. DSiWare doesn't have many games like this, but Cosmo Fighters doesn't do the job it had to do exceptionally well, as our Cosmo Fighters review will inform you.
Super Swap (Teyon, 500pts) – A fairly blatant Bejeweled clone, but that doesn't stop it from being quite enjoyable. It also helps that there are no Bejeweled games available on DSiWare in Europe - Get on the case, PopCap! You can find out everything you need to know in our Super Swap review.
Adventure in Vegas: Slot Machine (Gamelion Studios, 200pts) – A pretty sub-standard slot machine simulator, which unfortunately is every bit as unlikely to give you much happiness as in real life. See why it's best to stay away from gambling in our Adventure in Vegas: Slot Machine review.