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.
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.
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.