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    3DS eShop

    Review PUZZLEBOX setup

    Flip the script

    It's always refreshing when a game comes along that challenges norms and makes its players rethink the standards of a genre. The modern gaming market is so abundant that even the least common genres are saturated with new titles, making it even more appreciated when something that feels new makes its way onto consoles. As Nintendo...

April2014

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    3DS eShop

    Review Bit Boy!! ARCADE

    Kubi, you blockhead...

    It's been almost five years since Bit Boy!! graced the WiiWare service, providing a generation-spanning adventure through the history of video games. Unfortunately the execution of that game was middling at best, leaving a great concept — the guiding of a single hero on a nostalgia-tinged journey through the past — sorely...

February2012

  • News Bit Boy!! ARCADE for eShop is Halfway Done

    Bplus returns

    After Bit Boy!! on WiiWare, download developer Bplus is bringing the series to 3DS with Bit Boy!! ARCADE on the way to the eShop in 2012. This portable version has several additions over its WiiWare brother, with new stages, weapons and blocks, plus the ability to buy continues with Play Coins. Bit Boy!! ARCADE is 50% complete...

June2011

  • News Bplus Wants your Input in Developing Three 3DS eShop Games

    Vektor Tank+ creators open their forums to comments and criticism

    Bplus, the developer of such titles as Bit Boy!! and the upcoming Vektor Tank 3D+ wants your help in creating three in situ 3DS eShop titles. Following in Capcom's fan-centred footsteps, they've recently posted the following on their forums: These three game concepts are chosen to be...

July2010

  • News Bplus Blowing Up 3DS with Vector Tank 3D+

    Prepare for more 3D explosions than ever

    Capcom, Konami, Nintendo and other big-name studios are all hard at work bringing some of their big name titles to the 3DS, but that's not to say the smaller developers are going to be left behind. Bplus, of Niki - Rock 'n' Ball and Bit Boy!! fame has just announced it will be bringing Vektor Tank 3D+ to 3DS in Q2 2011. The first scree

February2010

  • Interviews Bplus - Bit Man!!

    We chat about Bplus' Japanese debut: the evolution from Bit Boy!! to Bit Man!!

    Bplus games seem to be the Marmite of WiiWare, invoking strong feelings of love or disdain from gamers in our forums, but whichever side of the fence you're on, you have to be impressed that they've been selected as one of the first participants in Marvelous Entertainment's World Game Parade. Once we heard the news we..

  • News Marvelous Entertainment Announces World Game Parade

    Western indie games heading for the Land of the Rising Sun

    Marvelous Entertainment is launching a new "World Game Parade" label for WiiWare in Japan, bringing over indie games from Western developers which might not otherwise have seen the inside of the Japanese Wii Shop. The release dates haven't been announced yet, but the first four games have been named and listed on a promotional..

July2009

June2009

  • News Bit Boy!! Coming to Europe July 3rd

    Bplus' newest WiiWare title hits the European WiiWare service on Friday.

    Austrian developer Bplus has just announced that their newest WiiWare title Bit Boy!! will be released in Europe on July 3rd. The title will retail for 600 Nintendo Points. The US version of the game is currently still in check at Nintendo, but Bplus assures us that a North...

  • Interviews Bit Boy!! - Bplus

    Bplus talk about their upcoming WiiWare retrorama!

    We've recently seen quite a bit of new information being released regarding Bplus' upcoming WiiWare release Bit Boy!!, but there were still a lot of unanswered questions floating around that needed some answers. We recently caught up with Bernd Geiblinger, Art Director at Bplus, and he was kind enough to sit down and answer some of our burning..

  • News Official Bit Boy!! Game Play Trailer

    Bplus shows us their upcoming WiiWare title in action!

    The guys at Bplus were kind enough to send us over their first official game play trailer for their upcoming WiiWare title Bit Boy!!. As you can see, the game will take the little hero Kubi through the various generations of video gaming. He, along with his surroundings, will change according to which particular generation of gaming he's..

  • News Bplus Announces Bit Boy!!

    Are you ready to get Bit?

    Bplus has just sent out an official press release announcing their brand new WiiWare title Bit Boy!!. You'll get to take control of Kubi as he traverses through the various generations of video games in an attempt to rescue his fellow pixel pals. Below is the official press release which gives some more information and insight into this new WiiWare release. You can also..

April2009

  • News Bplus Bringing Vektor Tank to Wii

    Bplus turns their attention to Wii retail with their upcoming title Vektor Tank.

    Having gotten their feet wet on Nintendo's WiiWare service with the releases of their Plättchen and Niki Rock 'n Ball titles, developer Bplus have now turned their focus towards Wii retail titles with the announcement of their forthcoming Wii game Vektor Tank. Bplus has stated that the game was originally inspired by..

January2009

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Niki - Rock 'n' Ball

    The only game today on WiiWare for North America is Niki - Rock ‘n’ Ball by Austrian developers, Bplus. It is a new interpretation of the unforgettable Arcade classics such as Bubble Bobble or Snow Bros, where the only goal is to vanquish all opponents to reach the next stage. Of course there are a few twists to bring the gameplay up to date.

    Those of you with good memories will recall that..

  • News Bplus Releases Part Two of Exclusive Soundtrack

    If you're one of those gamers who enjoyed the first part of the exclusive soundtrack Bplus recently released, you're in for a treat as they've just released the second part of the soundtrack on their web site forums for your listening enjoyment. And once again, it's completely free of charge!

    Below is the official press release which gives the details of the soundtrack release along with the..

  • News Niki - Rock 'n Ball Released in the US Next Week

    Yet another WiiWare game's US release date has been confirmed in advance - You can expect Niki - Rock 'n Ball in the Wii Shop next Monday, the 26th.

    After the disappointment of Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint, we must admit we didn't have high hopes for this game, but when it was released in Europe we actually found it quite good, and, at just 500 Wii Points, how can you resist? While Plättchen was a..

  • News Bplus Releases Exclusive Soundtrack

    Well if you're one of those gamers who enjoys a good video game soundtrack, Bplus has got just what you're looking for. Bplus has just released part 1 of their soundtrack series on their web site forums for all to download. And the best part is that it's completely free of charge!

    Below is the official press release which gives the details of the soundtrack release along with the location of the..

December2008

  • News EU WiiWare Update: World Of Goo And Lots More!

    With only one week to go until Christmas, it seems that Nintendo are full of festive cheer and have prepared the mother of all WiiWare updates to ensure your holiday season kicks off with a bang.

    First up with have the sublime World of Goo, what more can be said about this great game which hasn’t already been said? If you been living in a cave or...

  • News Niki - Rock 'n' Ball Coming To European WiiWare This Friday

    Bplus has just announced that their newest WiiWare title Niki - Rock 'n' Ball is set to hit the European WiiWare service this Friday, December 19th for a mere 500 Wii Points. After seeing video of the game in action, we're looking forward to taking the game for a spin once it's released. Below is the official press release for the game and the official Niki - Rock 'n' Ball site has also just launched that you can check out for even more details on the game.

    Bplus, independent software develope...

  • News Bplus Gets The Ball Rolling With Niki – Rock 'n' Ball

    Bplus might not have had the most auspicious start to WiiWare publishing, but you have to give this tiny independent developer credit for sticking at it. Today the studio has announced its second WiiWare title, called Niki – Rock 'n' Ball.

    Here's the glorious details, straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak: Niki – Rock 'n' Ball is a new interpretation of the unforgettable Arcade..

October2008

  • News How to play Plättchen - Twist 'n' Paint

    In case you were one of the ‘lucky’ people to pick up Plättchen - Twist 'n' Paint against our advice, you may be interested to know that the developer Bplus has released a video which explains some of the finer mechanics of the gameplay.

    Maybe if you were not convinced to give this a try yet then maybe this video explanation may change your mind, then again maybe not! As always let us know..

September2008

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Mega Man 9 and Plättchen

    The wait is finally over. It’s easily one of the most eagerly awaited games in the short but colourful history of WiiWare and now Mega Man 9 is at long last available for download!

    Don the party hats and pop the cork on that family-sized bottle of fizzy soda, because the good times are here to stay! Well, at least until you break your Wii Remote in a fit of rage because you’ve died at the exact..

  • News Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint Going Up Against Mega Man 9

    After lacklustre reviews in Europe the overpriced Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint is now heading to the USA. According to N-Europe it will be out this Monday alongside Mega Man 9!

    Since our unfavourable review last week we haven’t seen WiiBoy AKA Bplus post here again. After getting an ex-employee to register here to leave ridiculously over the top...

  • News EU WiiWare Update: Plättchen, Bomberman Blast, and Midnight Pool!

    It seems that European gamers have hit the jackpot today with an unprecedented three WiiWare releases. Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint, Bomberman Blast, and Midnight Pool have all been added to the European WiiWare service for you to enjoy!

    Midnight Pool (800 Wii Points) has already seen a release in the US, but European gamers are the first to get a taste of Bomberman Blast (1000 Wii Points) and..

  • News Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint Wants To Be Your Fantasy

    The guys at Bplus were kind enough to supply us with some new screenshots for Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint which you can find in our gallery below. In addition to that you can discover more about the various ‘fantasies’ on offer in this interesting looking puzzler coming soon to WiiWare.

    Haunted Wood Fantasy The haunted wood is a scary place full of creepy things that gives you a healthy amount..

July2008

  • News Bplus Interview #2 - Plättchen - Twist 'n' Paint

    Way back in March we caught up with the charismatic Bernd Geiblinger of Bplus, the Austrian developers of the upcoming WiiWare game Plättchen - Twist 'n' Paint. It was a fascinating insight into this mysterious game, but we were still left wondering quite how the gameplay would work in practice.

    Seeing as the game is finally due this month in America we thought it would be rude not to pester Bernd..

  • News Plättchen Will Be Twisting And Turning In July

    Have you been waiting patiently for Bplus’ intriguing Plättchen: Twist and Paint? Well that wait is almost over because the company has exclusively confirmed to us that the game should be released in the North American WiiWare store in the 3rd week of July. This may be subject to change however.

    A weird and wonderful combination of puzzle and shooting, Plättchen has been in development for what..

March2008

  • News WiiWare interview - Plättchen Twist 'n' Paint (Bplus)

    In our series of exclusive interviews with up and coming WiiWare developers we have been lucky enough to grab a few moments with Bernd Geiblinger, the art director of Plättchen Twist 'n' Paint.

    The veteran Viennese developers at Bplus certainly appear switched on and want to make a name for themselves on the new WiiWare service. Let's see what they were able to tell us: WiiWare World: As exclusive..