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Nintendo Download: 3rd January 2011 (North America)

3rd January 2011 (North America)

Kick off with the first download of the year

The first Nintendo Download of the year isn't a classic, but it brings some notable titles to DSiWare and a new WiiWare demo as well. Let's get this show on the road. WiiWare: Sneezies (Chillingo, 500pts) - A cutesy puzzler that began life on the iPhone, Sneezies is a decent enough title but doesn't do...

Nintendo Download: 31st December 2010 (Europe)

31st December 2010 (Europe)

Catch-up titles, art and astrology, plus a BIT.TRIP demo

If you plan on ringing in the new year with downloadable titles, you've got more than your fair share of options in this Nintendo Download update. Whether you want to adventure through the stars or read them to predict your future, play a sequel to Bejeweled or Nintendo's own take on the title's style, look back at BIT.TRIP's past or play a..

News: BIT.TRIP FLUX Gameplay Revealed, More or Less

BIT.TRIP FLUX Gameplay Revealed, More or Less

ESRB description is less cryptic than Alex Neuse's clues

Until now, we've only had a set of screenshots and a mysterious statement from Gaijin Games's Alex Neuse to help us figure out what BIT.TRIP FLUX, the sixth and final title in the musical WiiWare series, is all about. The game has just received an ESRB rating, however, and the board describes it as follows: This is a musical paddle game in..

Review: Around the World (WiiWare)

Around the World (WiiWare)

Tourist trap

Modern education generally reduces geography to simple memorisation, divorcing the subject from a sense of physicality and instead having students label countries along political boundaries and identify their capitals. Around the World takes a step in an alternative direction by challenging players to locate different things on an unlabelled illustration of the globe, and never..

Nintendo Download: 27th December 2010 (North America)

27th December 2010 (North America)

Catch-up titles and more

There are plenty of ways to ring in the new year in this Nintendo Download update, including a quality WiiWare demo, a couple of NeoGeo titles for virtual console, a portable slot machine and the newest entry in the G.G Series. Will you spend your holiday cash on any of these titles? Virtual ConsoleFighter's History Dynamite (NeoGeo, 900pts) – Also known as Karnov's..

News: WiiWare Super Meat Boy Gets Canned

WiiWare Super Meat Boy Gets Canned

You might want to sit down for this one

It seems Team Meat has decided that WiiWare is not a good fit for Super Meat Boy and have officially cancelled the game's development for the service. They've also let it be known that a Wii retail release is also looking grim, which pretty much lays to rest any semblance of hope that we'll see the boy of meat...

News: Brian Provinciano Addresses Retro City Rampage WiiWare Delay

Brian Provinciano Addresses Retro City Rampage WiiWare Delay

Stresses that it will be the "entire game" in spite of XBLA additions

With the recent announcement that the once WiiWare-exclusive Retro City Rampage will now be launching on the Xbox Live Arcade service first, the WiiWare version following several months later, developer Brian Provinciano wants gamers to know that he apologises for the delay...

Nintendo Download: 24th December 2010 (Europe)

24th December 2010 (Europe)

A mix of old and new

This week offers yet more catchup titles, consisting of games released in North America within the past few weeks, as well as the last few months. There's also two new games, however, both of which are for DSiWare and both of which are new instalments in two series which have been going for a while now. WiiWare: Hydroventure...

News: Documentary About Muscle March's Creator Explains So Much

Documentary About Muscle March's Creator Explains So Much

Learn about his inspirations

Muscle March is still probably the oddest game on WiiWare, to the extent you probably wouldn't want to meet its creator in a dark alley. But a short documentary? Sure, that's harmless enough. Shinya Satake, the game's producer, and Keita Takahashi of Katamari fame both feature in this short documentary called Electric Dreamers, detailing how the two talented gents got..

Review: Violin Paradise (WiiWare)

Violin Paradise (WiiWare)

Oy vey Maria

Hey, kids! Have you ever dreamed of being a professional violinist? Of feeling the stagnant air of a concert hall in your hair as you perform selections from Swan Lake with a string quartet composed entirely of your closest friends? Of screeching your way thanklessly through Ave Maria before an audience of nearly a dozen, most of whom are dozing senior citizens? No? We didn't think..

News: Heavy Fire: Special Operations Targeting Europe on New Year's Eve

Heavy Fire: Special Operations Targeting Europe on New Year's Eve

Teyon deploys series debut for 500 points

Teyon's first instalment in the Heavy Fire series might not have done much to convince us that it's a compelling on-rails shooter, but if you're brave enough to lay down the points for it, you'll be glad to know that it launches in Europe on 31st December. Heavy Fire: Special Operations will be available to download from next Friday for 500 points, five..

Review: Inkub (WiiWare)

Inkub (WiiWare)

These tubes are fit to be tied

Tower defense games have enough in common that one pretty much knows how much he will or won't enjoy the game before he even plays it. The core concept is addictive and appealing to a certain subset of gamers, and a complete turnoff to others. This is not a bad thing; in fact, it saves both parties a lot of time. Very, very few tower defense games manage to..

Review: Frobot (WiiWare)

Frobot (WiiWare)

It's dy-no-mite!

It's been a fairly long wait for Fugazo's first WiiWare offering – the game was announced over a year and a half ago – and while Frobot initially looked extremely simplistic and basic, it's now evolved into quite a polished and well-designed release for the service. Craftily combining both shooting and puzzle-solving elements,...

Nintendo Download: 20th December 2010 (North America)

20th December 2010 (North America)

Mario gets the party started!

It's the week before Christmas and plenty is stirring in the Wii Shop Channel, with everything from Virtual Console party games to WiiWare games about killer robots with afros. DSiWare doesn't do without though, with more Christmas carols, dragon's lairs and more. Virtual ConsoleMario Party 2 (Nintendo 64, 1000pts) – A classic multiplayer outing from the plumber's..

News: Cross Shanblue's Palms With Silver for a WiiWare Astrology Game

Cross Shanblue's Palms With Silver for a WiiWare Astrology Game

Discover your Magic Destiny on December 31st

My Starry Night has already educated WiiWare owners about the wonders of astronomy, but Shanblue's upcoming Magic Destiny wants to teach you about the very different celestial practice of astrology. There'll of course be the obligatory minigames, as well as a glossary for those who don't know their tarot from their biorhythms from their Bach flower..

News: Heavy Fire: Black Arms Invades with New Trailer

Heavy Fire: Black Arms Invades with New Trailer

Pow pow pow

Teyon has just released a new trailer for its upcoming WiiWare title Heavy Fire: Black Arms, a light-gun shooter that puts you in the jungles of South America where you'll take on the illegal arms trade. It follows the previous release Heavy Fire: Special Operations, which debuted in North America last July. You can rock out to the trailer below and check back at Nintendo Life for a..

Nintendo Download: 17th December 2010 (Europe)

17th December 2010 (Europe)

Lots and lots of catchup titles

This week is almost exclusively made up of catchup titles, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, especially when it means that there's so many releases. Maybe there's something you'd like in the bunch. WiiWareMy Fireplace (Korner, 500pts) – Secretly the recently released in North America Fireplacing, for some reason, Korner has picked up the title and renamed it..

News: First BIT.TRIP FLUX Screenshots

First BIT.TRIP FLUX Screenshots

Check out the game in action!

Thanks to those who've completed Level 17 of Mission in Snowdriftland, we now have some of the first ever screenshots of Gaijin Games' upcoming BIT.TRIP finale BIT.TRIP FLUX in action. You can check out the gallery of eight screenshots below and we'll have more information about the game coming soon. Special thanks to...

Review: lilt line (WiiWare)

lilt line (WiiWare)

Meet Commander Video's less-confident little brother

There's a reason Gaijin Games, as young as it is as a developer, already has a strong and devoted following, having taken addictively throbbing beats and married them to some of the most intense gameplay we've ever seen. It takes periodic trips to a sunnier, much simpler era of gaming, and redefines the experience as a plunge into dangerous and..