Nintendo Download: 28th February 2011 (North America)
Posted by James Newton
CommanderVideo finally reaches the end of his journey as BIT.TRIP FLUX reaches WiiWare, casting a long shadow over this week's download.
BIT.TRIP FLUX (Aksys Games, 800pts) — Gaijin Games brings the BIT.TRIP series to a close with this sixth title, which contains plenty of elements fans of previous releases will recognise. Our BIT.TRIP FLUX review tips its hat to CommanderVideo's final appearance, and be sure to keep reading Nintendo Life for our BIT.TRIP retrospective in the coming days.
Gods vs. Humans (Zallag) — A strategic title from French developer Zallag, this sells for a mighty 1200 Points in North America so the opportunity to dip into a free demo will be welcomed by many gamers. After you've taken on the mantle of deity in the demo, cast your all-seeing eye over our Gods vs. Humans review.
Pong Toss Pro: Frat Party Games (JV Games) — Throw balls into cups. It's beer pong without the ritualistic alcohol consumption, but a few drinks in real life might enhance the experience, as our Pong Toss Pro: Frat Party Games review suggests while also claiming to be your best friend ever.
My Little Restaurant (Qubic Games, 500pts) — Another culinary escapade for DSiWare, this comes from the publisher behind AiRace and last week's Remote Racers, two titles of mixed quality. We'll whip up a review and serve it this week.
Magnetic Joe (Subdued Software, 500pts) — Is Magnetic Joe your favourite little magnetic sphere? The press release assumes so, asking you to reunite with your old pal Joe to take him through 100 mazes filled with spikes, enemies and obstacles, which may or may not include iron filings and floppy disks. We'll decide if this one deserves a negative or a positive score later this week.
Monster Buster Club (Nordcurrent, 800pts) — Another minigame compilation from masters of the genre Nordcurrent, this one is obviously licensed by the cartoon series of the same name. Our man Philip J. Reed is on the case, so place your bets on a score... now.
NINTENDO DOWNLOAD: THE BIT.TRIP EPIC REACHES ITS GRAND FINALE
Feb. 28, 2011
The acclaimed BIT.TRIP game series for the WiiWare™ service has thrilled audiences with its mix of retro style and inventive game play. This week, new and longtime fans are invited to experience the series' final installment, BIT.TRIP FLUX, and join CommanderVideo for one more unforgettable ride. Also this week, the Nintendo DSiWare™ service offers a variety of new hand-held games to satisfy a multitude of tastes. Rise to the challenge of running your own eatery in My Little Restaurant, enjoy physics-based arcade action in Magnetic Joe or fend off an alien invasion in Monster Buster Club.
Publisher: Aksys Games
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Wii Points™
Description: The BIT.TRIP series comes full circle with BIT.TRIP FLUX, CommanderVideo's final adventure. Grab your Wii Remote™ controller and get ready for classic paddle-based game play as CommanderVideo returns to the source. Whether playing in single-player or in cooperative two-player mode, you'll be faced with new challenges that will make even the most experienced BIT.TRIPPERS weep. Enjoy new power-ups (including the Fullscreen Paddle), new beat types (including Avoid Beats) and the new Meta Mode. Ride along with CommanderVideo as he completes his mission and returns home.
Gods vs Humans (demo version)
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief, Cartoon Violence
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 1,200 Wii Points
Description: Embody major gods from Scandinavian, Egyptian, Roman and Japanese mythologies. 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 have 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. The game includes 60 levels for the solo campaign, 16 playable gods with specific powers, four hysterical bosses to defeat and 16 additional challenges for experienced players.
Pong Toss Pro – Frat Party Games® (demo version)
Publisher: JV Games Inc.
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Alcohol Reference, Comic Mischief, Mild Language
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 600 Wii Points
Description: Born on college campuses, Pong Toss is the ultimate party-game favorite. Now Pong Toss Pro takes it to the next level with improved graphics and a redesigned throwing system for complete accuracy. Also new to Pong Toss Pro is a Tournament Mode that supports four-, eight- or 16-team bracket play. Pong Toss Pro features six regulation tables and the ability to modify simple house rules. Rock it with a high-energy soundtrack and listen to the announcer commenting on your play. Rule the table with Fireball bonuses for consecutive shots. In Speed Pong, up to three challengers can compete at the same time. Speed and strategy are key in this fast-paced game. Jack up your opponents by using a slew of power-ups that will slow them down. The first player to sink the last cup wins it all.
Note: Some demo versions do not support all game features, and players cannot save their in-game progress in demo versions.
My Little Restaurant
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Welcome to My Little Restaurant. Get in here and turn this place from a small diner into a crowded eating palace. Help Mikey and Annie seat the guests, collect orders, deliver meals and earn money. Every once in a while, jump into the kitchen and prepare some tasty burgers or perfect sushi. You won't find a better deal at any other place. The game features five restaurant themes: American Diner, Japanese Bar, Ancient Palace, Picnic Fun and Space Lunchroom, plus two extra cooking games: Burgers for the Chef and Sushi Master Challenge. Enjoy 33 unique levels and discover extra features and power-ups.
Publisher: Subdued Software
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Take control of Magnetic Joe, everyone's favorite little magnetic sphere. Guide him through 100 exciting mazes filled with spikes, enemies and other obstacles. Help Joe as he pursues his nemesis, Dr. Magnevil, who's on his way to conquer the world. The mazes are full of magnets that push and pull Joe in different directions. Your task is to skillfully use their magnetic force to get Joe to the exit unharmed. Use the magnetic force carefully – the levels are filled with surprises, and a boss could be lurking.
Monster Buster Club
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Earth is about to be invaded by evil aliens, and their first stop is Singletown. As long as they're around to save the day, the members of the Monster Buster Club refuse to let this happen. Join Cathy, Danny, Sam and Chris on an exciting adventure based on the hit animated TV series Monster Buster Club and stop these troublemakers from taking over. As you search for the villainous Nosidda, you and the MBC team will battle aliens outside the school, race your car through the streets of Singletown, solve puzzles, engage in air battles and even visit outer space. The game features a highly interactive world with exciting game play that challenges your speed, timing and puzzle-solving abilities. Discover a wide variety of puzzles and challenges to overcome using the Nintendo DSi™ stylus. Play as any of four MBC characters: Cathy, Danny, Chris or Sam.