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Nintendo Download: 4th March 2011 (Europe)

4th March 2011 (Europe)

Holding out for a Hero?

It's an auspicious day in Virtual Console history, as the service receives only its second third-party N64 game in the West, after Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber. It's certainly the highlight of what is otherwise a rather underwhelming download this week. Virtual ConsoleBomberman Hero (Hudson Soft, N64, 1000pts) — This single-player bomber outing divides players..

News: WiiWare Comes Under Heavy Fire: Black Arms on Monday

WiiWare Comes Under Heavy Fire: Black Arms on Monday

Jungle fever

Monday's Nintendo Download will arrive amid a storm of bullets as Polish developer Teyon has revealed its next title Heavy Fire: Black Arms will land on the service next week. The successor to shoot 'em up Heavy Fire: Special Operations, Black Arms takes the fight out of the desert and into the jungle. There's a launch trailer below which might convince you to part with your 500..

Review: 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..

News: Nintendo Names Cynthia Gordon New Corporate Affairs VP

Nintendo Names Cynthia Gordon New Corporate Affairs VP

Denise Kaigler's replacement commences next month

As Nintendo's range of hardware expands, so too does its family of employees. The company has announced the hiring of Cynthia Gordon, a strategic communications professional with over two decades of consumer-brand experience, as Nintendo of America's Vice President of Corporate Affairs. Gordon will officially start her new role on 14 March,..

News: Liight Finally Shines on WiiWare on 14th March

Liight Finally Shines on WiiWare on 14th March

Just 500 Points

It's been a long time coming, but WiiWare puzzle game Liight is finally coming to WiiWare on 14th March for 500 Points. We first heard of the game way back in September 2008, after which we interviewed Studio Walljump, but now years later the colour-matching game is on the way to WiiWare. You can read our Liight First Impressions from June 2010 to get

News: BurgerTime HD Gets a Taste of Being a Multi-Platform Game

BurgerTime HD Gets a Taste of Being a Multi-Platform Game

MonkeyPaw Games' retro title rated by the ESRB

Our Ante Up: Texas Hold'em review showed that a game doesn't need to be flashy in order to be successful, and publisher MonkeyPaw Games has had its upcoming title rated by the Entertainment Software Rating Board; a retro title that's sure to follow in the same vein. A recent ESRB rating of BurgerTime HD reveals that the old arcade game ― later ported..

News: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 Likely to have a Bigger Budget

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 Likely to have a Bigger Budget

First episode success gives developer more gold rings

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 marked the welcome return of the blue spiky one's 2D home console adventures after a long hiatus, and now, four months after the release of the debut title in the latest episodic adventure, talk is starting to flow on what we can expect from Episode 2. Brand Manager Ken Balough has been participating in the..

Nintendo Download: 28th February 2011 (North America)

28th February 2011 (North America)

BIT.TRIP's over

CommanderVideo finally reaches the end of his journey as BIT.TRIP FLUX reaches WiiWare, casting a long shadow over this week's download. WiiWareBIT.TRIP FLUX (Aksys Games, 800pts) — Gaijin Games brings the BIT.TRIP series to a close with this sixth title, which contains plenty of elements fans of previous releases will recognise. Our BIT.TRIP FLUX review tips its hat to..

First Impressions: escapeVektor: Chapter 1

escapeVektor: Chapter 1

We take Nnooo's trippy arcade title for a spin

It's now been almost three long years since Nnooo released its first WiiWare title Pop, and now after having turned its attention to DSiWare and its rather unique set of myLifeCollected applications, the company has decided to make a surprising return to WiiWare with the brand new title escapeVektor: Chapter 1. While there are no bubbles to pop this..

Review: 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...

News: These Target Renders Reveal Gaijin's BIT.TRIP Visions

These Target Renders Reveal Gaijin's BIT.TRIP Visions

Get a peek at pre-development mock-ups of the first five games

Seeing how games develop over time is always of interest to us here at Nintendo Life, which is why we badgered BIT.TRIP developers Gaijin Games for an exclusive peek at some of their development documentation and how we wound up with these target renders for the first five games. These...

News: Gaijin Games Acquires Robotube, Bloktonik WiiWare Cancelled

Gaijin Games Acquires Robotube, Bloktonik WiiWare Cancelled

Mixed news, everyone

Famed WiiWare developer Gaijin Games and Robotube Games have worked together in the past – Mr Robotube appears as a cameo character in BIT.TRIP FATE, for example – but the two just got a whole lot closer, as Gaijin announces it has acquired Robotube in an "extremely hostile" takeover. While this means two fine independent developers are now combined, the downside..

News: First Bobby Carrot Forever WiiWare Trailer Sprouts Up

First Bobby Carrot Forever WiiWare Trailer Sprouts Up

Don't soil yourself

WiiWare's Bobby Carrot Forever must be in a Gro-Bag these days: we went for over two years without hearing anything, then this month the exclusive Bobby Carrot WiiWare screenshots and first gameplay trailer have appeared within the space of a few weeks. The video has everything you'd want in a trailer: a cheesy American voice over, golden carrots and a rabbit on a hang-glider..

Review: 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...

Nintendo Download: 24th February 2011 (Europe)

24th February 2011 (Europe)

All is FLUX

The critically-acclaimed BIT.TRIP series reaches its sixth instalment today with CommanderVideo's final appearance: BIT.TRIP FLUX. Let's see what else is available this week. WiiWareBIT.TRIP FLUX (Aksys Games, 800pts) – The conclusion to the BIT.TRIP saga, this takes its cues from series-starter BIT.TRIP BEAT with some brand new tricks up its sleeve: new power-ups, new Beat types and..

News: Nnooo Returns to WiiWare with escapeVektor: Chapter 1

Nnooo Returns to WiiWare with escapeVektor: Chapter 1

Arcade action

Australian developer Nnooo has made a name for itself with its DSiWare titles, including myDiary, myNotebook and the upcoming augmented reality game Spirit Hunters Inc. The studio has just announced its first WiiWare title since 2008's Pop in the form of escapeVektor: Chapter 1. The game is set inside the Wii, with players hoping to help Vektor escape the CPU's clutches. Progr

Review: 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..

Nintendo Download: 21st February 2011 (North America)

21st February 2011 (North America)

Faxanadu leads the charge

It's been two weeks since we last saw a Virtual Console game, which means it's time for another one, this time in the shapely side-scrolling form of Faxanadu on NES. There's also a couple of WiiWare demos and some DSiWare puzzle games of course, as well as headline WiiWare download... well, we won't spoil it. Virtual ConsoleFaxanadu (NES, Hudson) – A classic..

Review: 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..

News: Triple Sports Developer Code Monkeys Closes its Doors

Triple Sports Developer Code Monkeys Closes its Doors

After 23 years

It's always disappointing when a developer chooses to cease trading, and one of the latest casualties is UK studio The Code Monkeys, the team behind Manic Monkey Mayhem and the Triple Sports series on WiiWare. The shareholders and directors took the decision to cease trading on the company's 23rd anniversary, although there has been...