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Nintendo Download: 27th May 2011 (Europe)

Posted by James Newton

Let's go FAST

The wait for F-Zero to hit Wii may be never-ending, but the next best thing is about to arrive in the shiny ship shape of Shin'en's latest WiiWare outing. Elsewhere there's intergalactic planetary action and more English words with an education-loving vampire. Only on the Nintendo Download.

WiiWare

FAST - Racing League (Shin'en Multimedia, 1000pts) — Shin'en's combination of Ikaruga and F-Zero is looking mighty fine, as you will have read in our First Impressions: FAST — Racing League. Come back soon for our review.

DSiWare

Mighty Milky Way (WayForward Technologies, 800pts) — Thankfully WayForward's latest hasn't suffered the huge delays that beset Mighty Flip Champs or Shantae: Risky's Revenge. You can read our Mighty Milky Way review to see if this one's up to the stellar standard we've come to expect from WayForward.

Successfully Learning English - Year 5 (Tivola, 500pts) — Some English words we've learnt from this series so far: mediocre, lacklustre, meretricious. Expect these words — and more — in our upcoming review.

START YOUR ENGINES AND GET SET FOR SOME ANTIGRAVITY SPEED RACING

Check out the latest WiiWare and Nintendo DSiWare offerings available for download this Friday!

This week FAST - Racing League will send you hurtling 100 years into the future where in the world of 2112, the number one sport involves high-speed antigravity racers pitted against each other in high octane competition. Available on WiiWare, you will need all your skills and reflexes just to finish the race in one piece, let alone take on and master the range of game modes on offer.

Available on Nintendo DSiWare this week is the intergalactic action/puzzle game, Mighty Milky Way. This game will see you create and destroy planets in an effort to beat your arch rival – the laser-eyed T-Rex.

Also on Nintendo DSiWare, Freddy the vampire returns to help children progress through the tricky Successfully Learning English Year 5. Use Freddy for helpful hints and advice to learn and develop key reading and writing skills.

WiiWare – FAST - Racing League
(Shin'en Multimedia, 1000 Wii Points)
In the year 2112, extreme high speed races have captivated the imagination and interest of the masses. The latest antigravity racing technology introduced phase shifting and allowed for some of the most death defying action ever.

The key to staying alive is to perfectly match the phase of the track with your racing machine. Prepare yourself for a whole new racing experience at breakneck speeds where you push your skills to the limit to win races and beat all kinds of records.

You can also challenge your friends to an all-out split-screen competition. Compete against ruthless opponents and race to the top of all the league tables.

Start your engines, the future is now.

Nintendo DSiWare – Mighty Milky Way
(WayForward, 800 Nintendo DSi Points)
Are you ready to destroy planets and soar through space? With a pocket full of planet candy and a life full of boredom, green-skinned alien Luna needs your help to accomplish her secret mission.

Prepare for fever-pitched puzzles as Luna uses her magical staff to create and destroy planets on a whim. Explode vicious space monsters, avoid sizzling electric barriers and grab all the delicious planet candy you can.

But watch out for the T-Rex, Luna’s arch-nemesis. The power of his laser eyes is matched only by the animosity he has for Luna as a result of their bitter past.

Nintendo DSiWare – Successfully Learning English Year 5
(Tivola, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
In Successfully Learning English Year 5, pupils are once again joined by the little vampire Freddy who will help them solve exciting exercises to help learn English in a playful way.

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User Comments (26)

Sneaker13

#1

Sneaker13 said:

Really look forward to FAST - Racing League. It's another case of "I can't believe the graphics are that good".

FonistofCruxis

#3

FonistofCruxis said:

Once I've finished Mighty flip champs, I'll definetley get Mighty milky way, it looks great. FAST-racing league has fantastic graphics for a wiiware game (not that I would expect any less from shin'en) but its not my sort of game.

XCWarrior

#5

XCWarrior said:

Looking forward to FAST review. Might be worth picking up when it comes to WiiWare in the US

KeeperBvK

#6

KeeperBvK said:

Just wanted to say I love your writing style on these download news every Monday and Friday, James. ;)

Gavin_Rozee

#7

Gavin_Rozee said:

Well darn, I was really hoping for a demo of FAST. I'll have to wait for the review now. After wasting 1500 points on Platchen (Or whatever it's called) the night it launched I have to be much more careful with impulse buys.

thaantman

#10

thaantman said:

sigh, no FAST demo for europe, so were probably not gettin one, so i'll keep a look out for the review. any1 from europe gettin this on day1 please leave ur thoughts on the game, cause I definitely got $10 ready I just need confirmation that this game is HOTT!!!

TheAmazingRaccoon

#13

TheAmazingRaccoon said:

is there going to be a dsi component to the eshop?
If not, is it possible to gift a dsi game from a european dsi to an australian dsi? They are both PAL but belong to different Nintendos for releases.

Omega

#15

Omega said:

Nothing for me this week. I'm not so hyped for Fast as everyone else. I'm waiting for MDK2, since this is more my kind of game. Unfortunately next weeks comes Yard Sale Hidden Treasures: Sunnyville. Nintendo has apparently still some junk games to fill-in the weeks. Oh well. Something is better than nothing, I guess.

LeasTwanteD

#17

LeasTwanteD said:

Seems like a very good week with FAST and Mighty Milky Way. :)
The only downside is that there is no demo. A FAST demo would have been a great way to at least bring some more fuel to WiiWare. :|

nasachi

#20

nasachi said:

Fast is absolutely great, playing it at the moment :)

fast as hell with crystal clear graphics, no jaggies or fliggering... wondering why other developers don't get this quality with their retail games ^^

Gavin_Rozee

#21

Gavin_Rozee said:

I thought what the hell and downloaded FAST. It's a great game. Worth it's £7 price and then some.

What other games have this company developed? I'ma buy 'em.

Omega

#22

Omega said:

^ They have made Art of Balance, Jett Rocket and Fun! Fun! Minigolf for WiiWare. The first two are both decent games. For a complete list of games look here.

Alfred_ENG

#23

Alfred_ENG said:

It's a very good game. I give it 8.5 out of 10. Brilliant music.

I hope it sell's very well in Europe. I want to see a F-RL 2 with online multiplayer/Leaderboards.

jonnie

#25

jonnie said:

Downloaded game around midnight last night. Loving FAST, it is a great racing game with ace graphics. The music is excellent too. Been looking for a decent racing game on wii for ages, i have Mario Kart and FZero GX other than that none are worth bothering with, now i have FAST so this will keep me going for a while now. Other developers should hang their heads in shame at the rubbish they pump out on the wii, shin'en show how it could and should be done - Trackmania and Need for speed hot pursuit were both diabolical! All racing game fans should get FAST, its cheap and great. Only thing missing is online play.

indenmark

#26

indenmark said:

I just bought FAST. It's very cool! No need to wait for the review if you like racing games......just buy it! The black/white thing is a very cool touch, as is driving on the ceilings. If you like(d) the WipeOut series, you'll like this.

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