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Where's Wally? Fantastic Journey 3 (WiiWare)

Where's Wally? Fantastic Journey 3 (WiiWare)

The final chapter

Where's Wally? Fantastic Journey 3 is the last part of retail game Where's Wally? Fantastic Journey, and follows the same pattern as predecessors Where's Wally? Fantastic Journey 1 and Where's Wally? Fantastic Journey 2. If you haven't played one of the previous games there's no need to worry, as this version is entirely self-contained. The aim of the game is to find Wally and..

Word Searcher Deluxe (WiiWare)

Word Searcher Deluxe (WiiWare)

Word down

It's hard not to question the practicality of a game like Word Searcher Deluxe. Word search books are almost literally a dime a dozen these days, and even the cheap-o books are becoming a little unnecessary considering the number of free options there are on the Internet and mobile app stores. As if that wasn't enough, Digital Leisure already has a Word Searcher title on WiiWare and..

Ubongo (WiiWare)

Ubongo (WiiWare)

They should keep it in the Congo

Ubongo is a board game popular in continental Europe, but its video game counterpart doesn't hit the target. The mechanics of the game are simple: up to four players play simultaneously, each with their own "plate", which is a shape that must be completely covered with Tetromino-like objects; imagine Tetris Tangrams and you're on the way. Whoever completes..

Where's Wally? Fantastic Journey 2 (WiiWare)

Where's Wally? Fantastic Journey 2 (WiiWare)

Spot the difference

Where's Wally? Fantastic Journey 2 is the second slice of the stripey one's retail appearance, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to you that it follows the exact same template as previous release Where's Wally? Fantastic Journey 1. Sadly, you can't carry your profile over from the first game, though it wouldn't make much of a difference anyway as the games are all-but..

Physiofun: Pelvic Floor Training (WiiWare)

Physiofun: Pelvic Floor Training (WiiWare)

Are you sitting comfortably?

On a service practically overflowing with niche games, Physiofun: Pelvic Floor Training is the undisputed champion: a game designed to help prevent postnatal urinary incontinence. 99% of you can stop reading now, unless you really want to know how successfully a video game can strengthen your pelvic floor, in which case read on. The game's predecessor Physiofun: Balance..

Successfully Learning Mathematics: Year 5 (WiiWare)

Successfully Learning Mathematics: Year 5 (WiiWare)

Your number's up

No sooner did the bell ring to signal the end of Successfully Learning Mathematics: Year 4 then it's time to buy a new uniform — figuratively speaking — and sit at the front of the class for Successfully Learning Mathematics: Year 5, the final game in this particular series. Continuing to guide you through your numerical education is Freddie the vampire, here once again to hold..

Play with Birds (WiiWare)

Play with Birds (WiiWare)

Play with Turds

Last year, the revamped WiiWare version of the beloved indie game La Mulana was delayed upon its submission by publisher Nicalis, as it was deemed "not good enough” by Nintendo's quality control team. Nicalis must have sent Nintendo a dirty diaper with the words “La Mulana” scrawled crudely on the side instead of an actual...

Successfully Learning Mathematics: Year 4 (WiiWare)

Successfully Learning Mathematics: Year 4 (WiiWare)

A game you can count on?

This is the third entry in Tivola's educational series, representing another year/grade of maths puzzles to help your youngsters pick up the basics. Previous entries haven't been quite up to par, and that sadly continues with Successfully Learning Mathematics: Year 4. Freddy the Vampire returns to help guide players through a range of challenges, some of which will look..

Planet Fish (WiiWare)

Planet Fish (WiiWare)

Take the bait

Hey there! Do you want to play some WiiWare game called Planet Fish? Didn't think so. Well then, do you want to play a highly original and puzzle-based spin on the fishing genre that's big on fun and creative problem solving? Ah, well then you do want to play Planet Fish, a game that is able to transcend its unappealing title and...

Where's Wally? Fantastic Journey 1 (WiiWare)

Where's Wally? Fantastic Journey 1 (WiiWare)

Lite stripes

The world's most famous stripe-wearing recluse is making his first appearance on WiiWare following a trio of outings on DSiWare. Where's Wally? Fantastic Journey 1 (known as Where's Waldo? in North America) is all-but identical to the DSiWare release Where's Wally? Travel Pack 1, with the same stages and objectives, but it works much better on the big screen. It’s basically cut down..

BINGO PARTY Deluxe (WiiWare)

BINGO PARTY Deluxe (WiiWare)

Bing-oh…

Developers Ateam Inc have seen a gap in the download game market: bingo. For those who thought this pastime was restricted to bingo halls and retirement homes, think again. Bingo Party Deluxe is now available on WiiWare; does it succeed and scream ‘house’ at the top of its voice, or frustratingly bemoan the drawing of all the wrong numbers? Bingo Party Deluxe appears to have been..

Successfully Learning Mathematics: Year 3 (WiiWare)

Successfully Learning Mathematics: Year 3 (WiiWare)

The numbers game

It's now year 3, and Successfully Learning Mathematics to offer more maths-related madness with Freddy the Vampire. Previous games saw a competent mix of maths puzzles for the younger generation, with some bonus games thrown in. Year 3, for better or for worse, changes little in updating the series. Freddy the Vampire, an avatar with what will be an insanely irritating voice to..

Liight (WiiWare)

Liight (WiiWare)

Iit's veery goood!

Announced as it was all the way back in 2008, gamers can be forgiven for suspecting that Liight might, like so much vapourware before it, never have graced our Wii consoles. But this week, the long-awaited and oft-discussed game finally got its chance to shine. The good news is that the extended development time actually seemed...

Heavy Fire: Black Arms (WiiWare)

Heavy Fire: Black Arms (WiiWare)

Kill 'em all

Remember Heavy Fire: Special Operations, that on-rails military shooter that was kind of not good at all? Well, it got a sequel. Don't ask us how, but somehow it convinced enough people to plunk down their cash to be worth another go for developer Teyon. While it does delight us to say that there have indeed been a few tweaks for the better in Heavy Fire: Black Arms, the game still..

Successfully Learning Mathematics: Year 2 (WiiWare)

Successfully Learning Mathematics: Year 2 (WiiWare)

Do the math

For many years, even before the heady days of Mario is Missing, gaming has given something back to the community in the form of educational titles. Whilst rarely excellent in the traditional entertainment sense, they aim to integrate fun challenges with learning, thus creating the edutainment sub-genre. Successfully Learning Mathematics: Year 2 leans far more toward the educational side..

Arcade Essentials (WiiWare)

Arcade Essentials (WiiWare)

We’re gaming like it’s 1979

Before the modern era of electronic entertainment, a major venue for any gamer was the local arcade. These establishments were noisy fun factories featuring enough flashing lights to cause fits, homes to huge game machines that were simple and addictive – the perfect combination for separating you from your pocket change. While these are still around in a more..

My Little Baby (WiiWare)

My Little Baby (WiiWare)

Needs a time out

Simulation titles have come in all shapes and forms, from home decoration with Home Sweet Home to virtual fireplaces with Cosy Fire and many more. This time around we have My Little Baby, a simplified version of the DS retail title of the same name, where your aim is to raise and care for a baby. While it tries to present this...

BIT.TRIP FLUX (WiiWare)

BIT.TRIP FLUX (WiiWare)

FLUXing good

With the BIT.TRIP series, Gaijin Games has somehow been able to take gamers back to the early days of video gaming while at the same time combining this nostalgic experience with a whole host of challenging and engaging gameplay elements. BIT.TRIP FLUX marks the sixth and final release of the series, and while it might look like little...

Cricket Challenge (WiiWare)

Cricket Challenge (WiiWare)

Cricket hits the streets! Uh, sort of…

When the Nintendo Wii and the Wii Remote were unveiled, a lot of sporty gamers thought of one thing: Wii Cricket. Unfortunately, despite online petitions and campaigns in the system's early years, the perfect cricket experience on the console hasn't been forthcoming, even with the addition of MotionPlus in summer 2009. Even the highly coveted Ashes Cricket..

Cosy Fire (WiiWare)

Cosy Fire (WiiWare)

Not so hot hot hot

The WiiWare catalogue is full of surprises; Hudson's My Aquarium has sold more units than anyone could have predicted, proving there's an audience for non-games on the service. It's just this audience that is expected to enjoy Cosy Fire, the latest fire-tending simulation following Korner Entertainment's Fireplacing. Things start off promisingly, giving you the freedom to select..