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A while ago the ESRB rated a mysterious new WiiWare game called Planet Pachinko, indicating it would be released on WiiWare in the west. Pachinko is an unbelievably popular Japanese arcade game in which you throw coins or balls into a machine and hope they bounce off of pegs into certain slots or cups at the bottom.
Of course we assumed that this game would be just that - Pachinko on WiiWare. The..
After High Voltage Software’s success with Gyrostarr on WiiWare, it is good to see them continuing to support the service with a new game simply called High Voltage Hot Rod Show. Unlike Gyrostarr this game will be a full on racing game, it looks like ExciteTruck from a overhead angle.
There is still no confirmation from the studio on Animales de la Muerte yet, rumours have been flying about that..
After revealing an amusing comic strip and the fact that Last Flight will be in fact a series of episodic games. WiiWare World can now exclusively reveal the latest screenshots from this upcoming WiiWare game.
We think you’ll agree that the cell shaded style looks particularly good for a downloadable title crammed into 40MB. The news about the pricing is a bit up in the air, the early word on the..
Episode 3 of the Strong Bad series, titled Baddest of the Bands, is coming to the WiiWare service in October. Below is a portion of the press release that was just sent out to the media which gives a little insight into the story line the new game will feature.
Rock and roll! Hurting for cash, Strong Bad sets out to dominate the Battle Royale of the Bands. Can he rule the stage and win the big..
It seems that information about the upcoming Kemco WiiWare title Sorcery Blade is slowly beginning to leak out. The game is based on the mobile phone Sorcery Sword series of games and is set on the planet Mars in the year 3000.
The game will make use of special attacks that can be executed by drawing shapes on the screen using the Wii Remote. You'll also be able to roam around town where you can..
With the summer coming to an end, it is rather thoughtful of Konami to provide a WiiWare game which lets the player enjoy all the fun of the seaside without even stepping out of their front door! Sandy Beach is a 3D sandcastle simulation which lets players use the Wii Remote to sculpt their own miniature structure.
Vermin may seek to destroy your castle but you can enter “crab mode” to inflict..
Good news for Strong Bad fans, our friends at Telltale Games have just confirmed to us that Strong Bad Episode 2 is due to be released in the USA on Monday 15th September on WiiWare.
There is no news on the European / Australian date yet, technically it should be the 26th September in the next fortnightly WiiWare update unless NoE change their recent pattern. Following on from Homestar Ruiner,..
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..
Prepare to be amazed - Groovin' Blocks was announced for WiiWare today, but is already being released in the US next Monday.
The game, developed by Empty Clip Studios, is a music-based puzzle game. Combining the rhythm genre (Judging by the song selection screenshot, it will have indie songs) with a falling block puzzler (It seems to be in the style of Columns, with three-part vertical blocks) it..
Studio Walljump, a start-up developer recently contacted us about their upcoming WiiWare game, called Liight. And no, that's not a typo in the title.
The studio is apparently founded by a former Nintendo artist, which should grab your attention. Liight appears to be some kind of puzzle game, and the developer is pretty confident that it will find favour with both casual and hardcore gamers alike..
Shin'en Multimedia, developers of acclaimed titles such as Nanostray 1&2 on the DS have provided WiiWare World with 9 screenshots of their upcoming WiiWare game Fun! Fun! Minigolf.
It’s all looking pretty snazzy we have to say, this is on our watch-with-interest list. See below the fold for the screenshots. Here’s more info about the game: 1-4 Players. Fun! Fun! features Golf courses in..
It would seem that the impending release of Bomberman Blast can't be too far away now that Hudson has sent out an official press release for their upcoming WiiWare title. Bomberman fans should be pleased that all of the unique and intense multi-player action will be returning in this newest rendition of the classic series. You can take a look at the press release below, along with some new screenshots of the game in action.
Hudson have also launched the Bomberman Blast website today for you to have a look at! Hudson Entertainment, the North Americ..
Gamers anxious to get their hands on Alien Crush Returns may not have to wait much longer. Hudson has just sent out an official press release regarding the impending WiiWare release of the game. You can take a look at the press release below, along with three brand new screenshots of the game in action.
Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, today announced that it..
For those of our readers who enjoyed Strong Bad episode 1, you will no doubt be itching to hear more about episode 2 in the series ‘Strong Badia the Free’. Worry not today we can reveal 8 new images and the official trailer for the second installment.
When Strong Bad fails to obey the King of Town's totally unfair email tax, he's placed under house arrest. Once freed from his wrongful..
Polish developer Bloober Team recently sent us four new pieces of artwork from their new point-and-click action title Last Flight which you can see below.
The game takes place on a passenger airline where gamers can take control of either American chef Larry Adelman or Romanian dhampir Anna. Your task is to basically fight and slay the many vampires that have overrun the plane. The catch is you can..
Space Invaders Get Even is about to give the phrase "sold separately" a whole new meaning. We announced in our last Space Invaders Get Even news article that, while the game would only cost you 500 Wii Points, it would only buy you the basic game package with additional game content made available at an extra cost. Taito has just released more information to help clear up any questions regarding this additional downloadable content.
The main game package, aptly named the Starter Pack, will cost you 500 Wii Points and will feature the first level of the game along with the basic UFO. There will then be three additio..
For anyone in Europe who is looking forward to checking out Wild West Guns on Friday you can go to the saloon, order a whiskey and relax, with this media blowout we can be 100% sure now that you will not be disappointed!
We also assured that this is out in North America on the following Monday (4th August). Below the fold we have 14 exclusive new images, and the first look at the video trailer for..
We got a press release about a new game for WiiWare today by the name of Big Kahuna Party. It’s the first we have heard of this game, or indeed the developers Reflexive Entertainment so we really don’t know what to expect from this one yet. It appears to be a multiplayer underwater puzzle game.
See below the fold for the screenshots we currently have and as ever let your thoughts be known!..
Fans of the TurboGrafx-16 pinball simulation Alien Crush will be happy to know that the official Japanese Alien Crush Returns website for the upcoming WiiWare sequel has gone live. The game has also gotten its official title of Alien Crush Returns as well. We got our hands on some new screenshots as well as the official trailer for the game for everyone to check out.
Just from perusing the web site..
Famitsu revealed the first screenshots of GameLoft's upcoming shooter, Wild West Guns yesterday. We first heard about this title last month from a ESRB rating, but up until now we didn’t know anything about the actual gameplay.
Here is an awful Google translation of Famitsu’s page: Set foot at the city's western fast gun Set in the American West by GANSHUTINGUGEMU to unfold, Wii software will..
As the news of Mega Man 9 has now hit the streets, Capcom has seen fit to supply gaming sites with the same images they gave to the various magazines that reported on the game. While this means there aren't new screens, it does mean you can now view them at a larger size, and devoid of lighting problems due to whatever device people scanned the magazines with.
The screens have been added to the..
Some people were still a bit unsure about Mega Man 9's existence, despite having seen the Nintendo Power having screenshots. If you were one of those people who still had doubt, you can drop it all now - The latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu features a section about Mega Man 9 as well.
The game's Japanese title appears to be Rockman 9: Revival of the Wild Ambition (Every Mega Man game has a..
Taito's Space Invaders is making a comeback on WiiWare! In Space Invaders: Get Even you will, in a reversal of roles, play as the space invaders themselves as you take on the Earth!
The game was revealed a few months ago as a retail Wii game, but it has now been switched to WiiWare instead (or "download only" as our Japanese source below reports). There are few details for now, but what..
Join Strong Bad in his quest to find his Snake Boxer V videogame and save the world, or something like that!
Below you can find the third and most recent gameplay trailer released from Telltale Games today. For more information you can check out their dev blog and try out their “Payable demo” :p For those who like the look of this comical point and click adventure, the good news is it isn’t..
A Japanese games company called Yudo recently announced that they're planning on releasing a music rhythm game for WiiWare. Aero Guitar will be similar to games such as Guitar Hero and Dancing Stage/Dance Dance Revolution, making you try to hit beat markers at the correct times using the Wiimote as a virtual instrument.
For now, it's unknown if there will be multiplayer, but we think it would be a..
RiverMan Media are quietly working on a falling block style puzzle game called MadStone which is headed to WiiWare.
Have a look at the screenshots on our Madstone game page or watch the video below. Here is a bit of blurb about the game from the developers which explains what to expect in more detail: RiverMan Media is thrilled to announce the development of our first WiiWare project, MadStone..
In a WiiWare World exclusive we bring you a trailer showing footage from Mastiff’s upcoming Major League Eating: The Game. In addition to that we have all new screenshots too!
Since the game based on Major League Eating was first announced it has attracted a certain about of scepticism. Can Mastiff capture the fun and excitement of the “sport” of stuffing your face with food until you..
UK developer Oxygen Games has been so nice as to provide us with some more information and the first screens of its upcoming WiiWare game Pirates: The Key of Dreams.
The game's story mode features a navy captain who is sent undercover to retrieve "The Key of Dreams", a dangerous artefact, from the hands of the famous pirate Blackbeard. To do this he must travel to seven different..
From the very moment a Dr Mario game was announced for WiiWare we’ve been eagerly anticipating its arrival. Whether we’re supposed to call it Dr. Mario Online RX or Dr. Mario & Germ Buster, it doesn’t matter to us; we just want to play it already! It was a surprising move for Nintendo to not make this available for the North American WiiWare launch last Monday, but now it looks like we may have to wait a little longer still.
With only Star Soldier R and Konami’s Critter Round-Up having been confirmed for this Monday’s batch of WiiWare games it is sta..
When you hear the word 'Potpourrii' you may picture that bowl of perfumed wood shavings your mum has in her bathroom, but for WiiWare gamers the word is about to be given an entirely different meaning thanks to Dutch developer Abstraction Games.
Production on the company’s debut WiiWare title is now drawing to a close and MD Ralph Egas has kindly granted us a sneaky peak at this intriguing title..
Ghostfire games has just revealed new screenshots for its upcoming WiiWare title Helix.
Falling neatly into the ‘rhythm action’ genre, Helix calls for the player to move their bodies in time with the beat of 26 different songs, each crafted by an independent artist. The required moves – which include punches, backfists and hooks - are shown via an on-screen mannequin, with additional commands..
A lot of our readers are pretty excited about Strong Bad's first outing on WiiWare. If you are one of them then you are probably eager to see more footage from the upcoming game!
Telltale Games has released a second trailer from Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, a game developed for WiiWare and PC and starring Strong Bad, the self-proclaimed coolest person ever. We have kindly uploaded..
Dutch developer Two Tribes today released some new screens for Toki Tori, their upcoming WiiWare game. As you might know, it appears to be a remake of their original Game Boy Color game of the same name.
The game is a platformer/puzzler hybrid, combining quick reactions with smart thinking. It was originally released at the end of the GBC's life (In 2001) and was met with pretty positive reviews..
In a completely random announcement today, Ubisoft has revealed they are bringing the 2005 PC game Protöthea to WiiWare. The game is a shooter, but doesn't really stand out too much.
The WiiWare release will include extra features and things to do, and apparently will be released on WiiWare's launch day for 1000 Wii Points. Ubisoft's James Regan told IGN: Ubisoft is excited to bring Protöthea..
You might've already seen it on the WiiWare game page a while ago - Toki Tori was a game released on the Game Boy Color at the very end of its life - 2001, to be exact. The game looked quite amazing for the little system, almost on par with the new Game Boy Advance, and featured some stunningly addictive gameplay. It also had a pretty addictive soundtrack.
Dutch developer Two Tribes has now officially announced that Toki Tori is indeed coming to WiiWare. Whether it's a remake, sequel or combination of both is still up in the air (Although some of the levels seen so far were in the original), but the game is looking quite great and t...
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Remember Sadness? Many months ago we were treated to some tantalising production artwork for this potentially groundbreaking survival horror title, and then it all went silent. From what we can gather developer Nibris has experienced issues with finding a publisher, and this has led many people to write the project off as dead. The rumour mill is once..
SquareEnix’s Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King is fast becoming one of the most desirable WiiWare titles and looking at these latest screens it’s not difficult to see why. The game is, quite frankly, gorgeous.
These latest shots show what appears to be the main foe of the game, dubbed the ‘Dark Lord’. He’s a nasty looking chap and particularly well designed. The shots..
XGen Studios has announced that its successful Flash-based game Defend Your Castle is WiiWare-bound and will launch alongside the new service in May (North America) at a cost of 500 Wii points.
As the title suggests, the game involves you defending your castle against hordes of attackers. You can do this by grabbing them and flinging them skywards - something that was fun to do with a mouse input..
As the release of Eternity’s Child gets ever closer, Luc Bernard has kindly published some more rather excellent-looking screens as well as putting sections of the official soundtrack online. What a kind fellow he is.
The screens look promising and confirm what we already know: the game is looking gorgeous. However, the soundtrack is the real surprise here; composed by Sean Beeson, the music is..
Square Enix’s latest upcoming Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles title is easily one of the most eagerly awaited titles for Nintendo’s new WiiWare service and with good reason; the game is looking particularly special as these latest screens and trailer will attest.
It is understood that the game takes place after the GameCube title that the...
Long-running Japanese publication has the scoop on this interesting update of the classic city building franchise
The latest issue of Japanese videogame magazine Famistu carries an interesting news story regarding the next instalment of the Sim City franchise. Dubbed Sim City DS 2, the game appears to be heavily tailored towards younger gamers with some cute looking townspeople not a million miles..
Scans from legendary Japanese magazine Famitsu have made it online only to cause us all to drool even more.
Easily one of this years hottest titles Super Mario Galaxy has been tipped to finally be the true sequel to Super Mario 64, something we've now been waiting over 10 years for. This weeks scans show a bunch of new areas from the game, including an unlikely (yeah, c'mon) haunted house area. The..
Sega have released a small batch of screenshots from their upcoming sequel to NiGHTS into Dreams.
Whilst we don't have any firm release date for the Sega title, the speed of which Sonic and the Secret Rings was released, its likely that the game will be out this year. It's got alot to live upto and these first screenshots are certainly promising, it seems to be in much the same vein as the..
Namco hyper blast us with some new screenshots from its forthcoming Space Station Tycoon game for Wii.
Just incase you didn't already know about the game, here's a reminder of the current factoid sheet: "Space Station Tycoon utilizes the creative and unique functionality of the Wii by allowing gamers to emerge themselves in a type of tycoon gameplay never before experienced” Makoto Iwai,..
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