It's Friday again, and as usual there is a veritable smorgasborg of downloadable goodies for you to consider including Gaijin Games' lilt line on WiiWare. There are no Virtual Console games this week, but you can look forward to Final Fantasy III next week. Oh yus!
lilt line (Gaijin Games, 500pts) — Somewhat similar to the BIT.TRIP series, this is another rhythm game from the same developers, though with a bit of a different musical and graphical style. We're not as much of a fan of this one, but we still thought it was quite fun. Read our lilt line review for more.
Mix Superstar (Digital Leisure) — An excellent music creation tool by the otherwise generally average developer Digital Leisure. If you're interested, after playing the demo you might want to read our Mix Superstar review to further decide if the game is worth its 500 Wii Point price.
GO Series: Earth Saver (Gamebridge, 500pts) — One of the only GO Series games not to be released in Europe first, this one involves cutting sections out of meteors before they hit Earth. We thought it was another good addition to the series, as you can read in our GO Series: Earth Saver review.
Shapo (Tik Games, 500pts) — A mix of gameplay objectives, in this you have to build shapes, and also balance them on a platform. We'll see how it turns out!
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Check out the latest WiiWare and Nintendo DSiWare available for download this Friday!
In lilt line on WiiWare this week, you will need to have all your wits about you to compete in this fast moving racing game, complemented by its award winning dubstep soundtrack. Discover 15 levels of urban beats that will leave your senses buzzing for hours.
In Successfully Learning: Mathematics, Year 3 you enter into a whole new level of maths puzzles that will introduce children to increasingly complex mathematical challenges that will both test and entertain at the same time. However, if at any point you get stuck, then call upon your friendly vampire companion Freddy to help solve the puzzles.
Nintendo DSiWare this week sees players attempting to save the world from Armageddon in GO Series: EARTH SAVER. The latest game in the franchise will see you land on a meteorite hurtling towards the Earth and attempting to steer the menace from hitting the planet’s surface. Also on Nintendo DSiWare you can test your brain in the puzzle game Shapo or train yourself to be the best beautician in town in Beauty Academy.
WiiWare - lilt line (Gaijin Games, 500 Wii Points)
lilt line will confound your senses as you attempt to stay on the track while tapping to the beat of the funky soundtrack by dubstep superstars. It’s a race to the finish line that has to be experienced to be believed.
Set across 15 levels of intense musical racing, you will need to use your Wii Remote to keep to the rhythm of the beat and drink in the success of victory. And even if you don’t win the race, you can simply enjoy the award winning soundtrack.
WiiWare - Successfully Learning: Mathematics, Year 3 (Tivola, 800 Wii Points)
In Successfully Learning: Mathematics, Year 3, pupils once again team up with little vampire, Freddy, to solve maths problems together. With the help of Freddy, pupils will solve exciting math problems to help learn maths in a playful way. Use your little vampire friend to help create an environment where children can learn in a fun and relaxed way.
As a reward for hard study, you can unlock new levels of a fun bonus game.
WiiWare Demo – Mix Superstar (Digital Leisure)
Nintendo DSiWare – GO Series: EARTH SAVER (GAMEBRIDGE, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
The GO Series presents its latest adventure in EARTH SAVER from Tom Create. The planet is in jeopardy as a meteorite hurtles towards the Earth.
To prevent catastrophe, you will need to land your spaceship on the meteorite and set explosives to break off pieces so they disintegrate in the Earth's atmosphere.
Tactically plant bombs, create chain reactions, wipe out any alien life forms and ultimately save the Earth from certain doom.
Nintendo DSiWare – Shapo (Tik Games, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
Shapo is a puzzle game that will keep you on the edge of your seat. You are tasked with having to balance the scales as you place shapes made of different materials on top of one another, set to the backdrop of the wonders of the world.
Play more than 150 levels in Classic or Puzzle mode to unlock the greatest wonders of the world backgrounds. Enjoy exciting power ups and magical balls to enhance the gameplay – brought to you with an exhilarating soundtrack and stunning graphic.
Nintendo DSiWare - Beauty Academy (Tivola, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
Become a stylist to the stars! Prove your skill and speed at hair styling, make- up, nail design and much more in this fun beauty parlour simulator. Fulfil the wishes of your customers and your beauty studio will become known as the best in town!