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News: USA WiiWare Update: Gradius Rebirth

USA WiiWare Update: Gradius Rebirth

It’s been a long time coming but Konami has finally gotten around to releasing Gradius ReBirth on the North American WiiWare service; somewhat ironic when you consider we only just reported on the availability of the soundtrack in Japan!

A poignant love-letter to fans of the long-running series, ReBirth is less a revolution and more an evolution; those of you expecting a game with the same..

News: USA WiiWare Update: Family & Friends Party

USA WiiWare Update: Family & Friends Party

Thanks to the uncontrollable nature of the internet it’s not often that we’re caught by surprise here at WiiWare World – we usually know well in advance about potential titles because it’s almost impossible for Nintendo to keep news from filtering out of its fortress-like HQ.

However, this week we’ve been caught with our pants down as Nintendo has made Gammick Entertainment’s Family..

News: USA WiiWare Update: Onslaught

USA WiiWare Update: Onslaught

Put those flyswats away and bring out the big guns, because this week’s WiiWare release is the awesome Onslaught, which sees you assuming the role of an intergalactic pest control operative hell-bent on eradicating the numerous insect nasties that threaten to put the willies up highly-sensitive people everywhere.

Europe was lucky enough to get this excellent game not so long ago and in our 9/10..

News: USA WiiWare Update: Evasive Space

USA WiiWare Update: Evasive Space

Today’s solo release for North American WiiWare is Evasive Space. A causal glance at one of the many screenshots in our gallery below might lead you to conclude that this is a shoot-em-up game. In fact the idea in this game is to avoid things instead, which is a novel idea. The game has been developed by High Voltage for newly formed Akinai Games (YUKES of America).

From what we have seen so far..

News: USA WiiWare Update: LIT

USA WiiWare Update: LIT

Allow us to shed some light (haha!) on this week’s WiiWare release – it’s Wayforward’s angst-em-up LIT, which we first clapped eyes on some time ago.

Based inside a sinister looking school, you assume the role of Jake as he attempts to locate his girlfriend so they can presumably bunk off lessons and attach fireworks to the tails of local cats, or whatever it is that kids get up to these..

News: USA WiiWare Update: Snowboard Riot & Lonpos

USA WiiWare Update: Snowboard Riot & Lonpos

Great news for snowboarding fans today as Hudson’s Snowboard Riot is up for grabs for 1000 Wii points. This game looks like it has it all, racing action, weapons to slow down your opponents, Balance Board support and most importantly online competition! We think it looks like potentially one of the most exciting WiiWare games of the year, but you’ll have to wait for our review in a couple of days to discover if this is really the case. Until then why not check out the official site to help you decide if you want to take a chance on it before our review?

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

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: USA WiiWare Update: High Voltage Hot Rod Show & Family Glide Hockey

USA WiiWare Update: High Voltage Hot Rod Show & Family Glide Hockey

Racing fans had better get ready to burn some rubber because the first of this week’s WiiWare release is High Voltage’s Hot Rod Show.

Looking very much like Codemasters’ top-down racing classic Micro Machines, this game promises a unique ‘stunt’ system that allows players to gain speed boosts. We recently interviewed High Voltage regarding this interesting racing title, so be sure to..

News: USA WiiWare Update: Planet Pachinko and Jungle Speed

USA WiiWare Update: Planet Pachinko and Jungle Speed

Hold on to your seats, guys – because today’s exciting WiiWare releases have just been confirmed!

First up we have Planet Pachinko, which might sound like a simulation of the popular Japanese gambling machine but is in fact a zany shooter where you assume the role of a robot looking for its puppy. Aww. At 500 points this could be quite appealing, and the recent interview we did with Allied..

News: USA WiiWare Update: Sandy Beach

USA WiiWare Update: Sandy Beach

It’s time to pop on your trunks, grab your bucket and spade and head for the beach – Konami’s Sandy Beach is now available on the North American WiiWare service! For a mere 500 Wii Points you can experience the joy of constructing your own sandcastle from the comfort of your own tatty armchair.

You can choose to construct the most fantastic sandcastle imaginable or make things a little more..

News: USA WiiWare Update: Maboshi's Arcade and Pool Revolution: Cue Sports

USA WiiWare Update: Maboshi's Arcade and Pool Revolution: Cue Sports

The final WiiWare update of the year doesn't bring anything truly new to the table - Both new WiiWare games today have already been released in Europe. Still, who cares when both of them are good games?

The wait is finally over - After exactly 4 months, Maboshi's Arcade (Known in Europe as MaBoShi: The Three Shape Arcade) is finally released in the US! In this strange yet wonderful game, you can..

News: USA WiiWare Update: Tiki Towers & Fun! Fun! Minigolf

USA WiiWare Update: Tiki Towers & Fun! Fun! Minigolf

The cat had already been let out of the bag on the release dates for both of today’s WiiWare releases so they should come as no surprise to our regular readers.

We have to admit to being quite interested in RealArcade’s Tiki Towers. On the one hand it looks like jungle themed World of Goo clone but we were assured from our recent interview with...

News: USA WiiWare Update: Strong Bad Episode 5 & Big Kahuna Party

USA WiiWare Update: Strong Bad Episode 5 & Big Kahuna Party

There are no prizes for guessing that Strong Bad Episode 5: 8-Bit Is Enough is out this week. This is the final game in the five part Strong Bad series, in which fans will finally be able to witness Trogdor in all three of the glorious Ds! Other popular Homestar Runner games such as Stinkoman 20X6 and Thy Dungeonman also make appearances. Watch out for our review which will be up later today.

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News: USA WiiWare Update: Bruiser & Scratch, Hockey Allstar Shootout

USA WiiWare Update: Bruiser & Scratch, Hockey Allstar Shootout

We’ve had our eye on Bruiser and Scratch for some time now – the game was formally announced ages ago – and today it finally sees release as one of today’s WiiWare titles.

Clocking in a 1000 Wii points and featuring more puzzles than you can shake a stick at, Bruiser and Scratch certainly looks interesting – and the fact that it’s produced by former members of Naughty Dog bodes well..

News: USA WiiWare Update: Space Invaders Get Even & Pit Crew Panic!

USA WiiWare Update: Space Invaders Get Even & Pit Crew Panic!

Well the US WiiWare releases feature something old and something new. The US finally gets the release of Taito's Space Invaders Get Even, which Japanese and European gamers have already been enjoying, as well as the newest Hudson WiiWare release Pit Crew Panic!

You can check out WiiWare World's Space Invaders Get Even review if you're still undecided on a purchase and we'll have a full review of..

News: USA WiiWare Update: Boingz & Sudoku Challenge!

USA WiiWare Update: Boingz & Sudoku Challenge!

Two new WiiWare games join the ranks of the ever growing library today. Perhaps the most interesting is RealArcade’s Boingz which looks like it could be heaps of fun. Be sure and check out the interview with the developers of Boingz which we did last month for more info.

Digital Leiure’s Sudoku Challenge! is the other game. After not exactly being bowled over by the Incredible Maze we hope this..

News: USA WiiWare Update: Strong Bad Ep 4 & Target Toss Pro: Bags

USA WiiWare Update: Strong Bad Ep 4 & Target Toss Pro: Bags

Strong Bad enters the world of Hollywood action movies this week with the release of Strong Bad Episode 4: Dangeresque 3 on the North American WiiWare service. As the title suggests this is the fourth entry in Telltale Games’ popular episodic adventure series and will set you back 1000 Wii Points. By all accounts, this is one of Strong Bad’s best appearances yet, but if you'd rather not rely on idle speculation when making your game purchases, our review will be live shortly, so fear not!

Leading up the rear (oo-er) on WiiWare today is Target..

News: USA WiiWare Update: Brain Challenge and Yummy Yummy Cooking Jam

USA WiiWare Update: Brain Challenge and Yummy Yummy Cooking Jam

Attention brain boxes and prospective chefs - this week’s North American WiiWare releases are likely to get you thinking and cooking!

GameLoft’s Brain Challenge is a lot like Nintendo’s Brain Training series – which is no bad thing when you consider how stupidly popular they are. It was released in Europe last week so you can check out our review here – we quite liked it, actually. It..

News: USA WiiWare Update: Alien Crush Returns and Home Sweet Home

USA WiiWare Update: Alien Crush Returns and Home Sweet Home

If you’re a fan of WiiWare then you have two very different moral choices this week. On one hand you can vanquish disgusting demonic hordes and on the other you can vanquish disgusting demonic interior design.

That’s right – today marks the release of Alien Crush Returns and Home Sweet Home on the North American WiiWare service! So if you’re...

News: USA WiiWare Update: Strong Bad Episode 3 and Art Style: Rotohex

USA WiiWare Update: Strong Bad Episode 3 and Art Style: Rotohex

Not much surprises today - Both released games were pretty much confirmed to be coming!

Strong Bad Episode 3: Baddest of the Bands is the third installment of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People. After Strong Bad's beloved Fun Machine breaks down, he can't play his cool new Limozeen game, so he takes it to Bubs for repairs - The problem is that he asks one big sack of cash as fee, so..