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Review: ANIMA: Ark of Sinners (WiiWare)

ANIMA: Ark of Sinners (WiiWare)

Time to repent

Recent history in the WiiWare platform hasn’t seen an over-abundance of must-have, exciting releases. There is little surprise, then, that the release of ANIMA: Ark of Sinners was met with some optimism. With trailers giving an impression of an old-school Castlevania style of gameplay, a lot of gamers’ interests were piqued. The...

News: Retro Roads Never Looked Better Than 3D Pixel Racing

Retro Roads Never Looked Better Than 3D Pixel Racing

Blocks are best

If we said "here's a cool-looking racing game from the creators of Enjoy Your Massage!" you'd probably close your browser and race to scrub your eyes clean of those three hideous words linked to one of WiiWare's worst-ever games. Don't do that, though — 3D Pixel Racing actually looks kind of cool. Boasting a graphical style not dissimilar to breakout PS3 hit 3D Dot Game..

News: Bobby Carrot Forever Finally Ready for Release Next Week

Bobby Carrot Forever Finally Ready for Release Next Week

Something to chew on

Bobby Carrot Forever has been in development a long, long time: our news coverage dates back to December 2008, but after years of toiling FDG Entertainment's leporine hero is finally ready for action. On 21st July the game will hit the Wii Shop Channel for 800 Points, a pretty reasonable asking price for a 15 hour game with 72 levels. You'll also be able to download extra level..

Review: Big Town Shoot Out (WiiWare)

Big Town Shoot Out (WiiWare)

John Marston died in vain

You're stuck in traffic on a rainy day. Positioning yourself between the cars ahead and behind you, avoiding collision with the merging vehicles, occasionally reading street signs; these things don't require skill so much as a sort of passive awareness. It's not your first time in traffic. You know the drill. It's a test of patience – not because it's difficult, but..

Nintendo Download: 7th July 2011 (North America)

7th July 2011 (North America)

A strong week?

Another one-two punch of 3DS Virtual Console games this week, as well as a mixed bag of DSiWare and a little musical entertainment on WiiWare. Let's do this. 3DS Virtual ConsoleFortified Zone (Jaleco, Game Boy, $2.99) — Guide a male and female soldier through the fortified zone in this top-down shooter. It may not be the most well-known game from the Game Boy era, but we'll give it..

Nintendo Download: 7th July 2011 (Europe)

7th July 2011 (Europe)

A double 3DS delight

Frustrated that Japan is getting all the 3DS Virtual Console games before Europe? The comeback starts here, with two games released on the portable's download retro service this week, as well as a pair of DSiWare games and even a WiiWare adventure too. Read on. 3DS Virtual ConsoleFortified Zone (Jaleco, €3/£2.70) — A spot of run-and-gun action in this third-party 3DS..

Review: Successfully Learning German: Year 3 (WiiWare)

Successfully Learning German: Year 3 (WiiWare)

Hier gehen wir wieder

By now you probably have a fairly good grasp on whether or not Tivola's array of educational games is for you, and Successfully Learning German: Year 3 does absolutely nothing to change the series template. If you're still desperately grappling with the language then this second instalment of Wii-based linguistic training might come in handy. If you've not tackled a game in..

Nintendo Download: 30th June 2011 (North America)

30th June 2011 (North America)

This doesn't suck

Long-awaited Virtual Console games are where it's at today, with Wii and 3DS both receiving quality titles just in time for July. Wii Virtual Console: Final Fantasy III (Super NES, 800pts) — The wait is finally over as another 16-bit Square epic reaches Virtual Console in North America. Check out our Final Fantasy III review to...

Nintendo Download: 30th June 2011 (Europe)

30th June 2011 (Europe)

A dreamy download

This week it's fairies, vampires and dreams on the European Nintendo Download, including the first outing of a famous and beloved mascot from the Big N. What games are you dreaming of downloading? 3DS Virtual Console: Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy, UK: £3.60, EU: €4) — Kirby floats onto the 3DS with his first dreamy adventure,...

Features: The Game Modes of MotoHeroz

The Game Modes of MotoHeroz

Wrapping it up

Over the past months we've brought you exclusive articles from Finnish developer RedLynx, detailing the world, characters, power-ups and vehicles on offer in the WiiWare game. Now we have the most important and final part in the series, explaining exactly how you can play MotoHeroz when it launches

News: Big John Games to Just JAM on NA WiiWare Next Month

Big John Games to Just JAM on NA WiiWare Next Month

Jam out to these screen shots and trailer

On 7th July, Big John Games is set to release a new WiiWare music program called Just JAM in North America for 800 Points. The press release, trailer and screen shots below show off the title's live, in-performance take on aural interactivity, with experience points, downloadable content and "millions of musical combinations." When it hits the..

News: Ark of Sinners Scheduled for Release Next Month

Ark of Sinners Scheduled for Release Next Month

More jumping action for WiiWare

Since Anima Game Studio's Ark of Sinners announcement last November, we haven't heard much on the 2.5D side-scrolling platformer. A recent report by Revogamers has put an end to that quiet spell as the publication has revealed the game will be released some time in July. The main character in Ark of Sinners is a young...

Review: Snail Mail (WiiWare)

Snail Mail (WiiWare)

Not quite worth its salt

It's a fact: the postal service in is at a crossroads. In many regions, it can't even stay afloat. Email has replaced letter writing, bills are paid online, and even physical packages are being trusted more and more frequently to privately-owned couriers. So how can the postal service become profitable again? By raising rates? By downsizing? By cutting out weekend..

News: Telltale has "No Plans" for Puzzle Agent on WiiWare

Telltale has "No Plans" for Puzzle Agent on WiiWare

Another mystery solved

Telltale Games has really dialled down its WiiWare support in recent times: last October we revealed Back to the Future was not coming to Wii and now Puzzle Agent: Nelson Tethers is the latest casualty. Cubed3 contacted Telltale, whose community manager Alan Johnson had this to say: We're always looking to get our titles on as many platforms as we can, but currently have no..

Nintendo Download: 23rd June 2011 (Europe)

23rd June 2011 (Europe)

No Sonic in sight

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, but Europe's not getting into the spiky spirit in the eShop at least. Nintendo has just sent over the list of games you can expect to play form this weekend, so let's see what lucky European guys and girls can download. 3DS Virtual ConsoleDouble Dragon (Game Boy, €3) — Join Billy and Jimmy in this portable conversion..

Nintendo Download: 23rd June 2011 (North America)

23rd June 2011 (North America)

Anyone for Tennis?

Over in little old London, the Wimbledon Championships are ongoing, so Nintendo is looking to capitalise on it with its 3DS Virtual Console release this week. Let's see what else is available. 3DS Virtual ConsoleTennis (Game Boy, $2.99) — A simplistic but moderately enjoyable portable rendition of the sport, this should tide you over until we get the Game Boy Color version of..

Review: Successfully Learning German: Year 2 (WiiWare)

Successfully Learning German: Year 2 (WiiWare)

Nicht so toll

Tivola's continued attempts to teach the world basic mathematic and linguistic skills continues apace with Successfully Learning German: Year 2, marking another appearance from vampire Freddie, the world's least qualified teaching assistant. If you've played a previous Successfully Learning game you'll know what to expect, but if not here's the quick run-down. There are ten categories..

News: Looks Like There's No Sale on Sonic Games This Week

Looks Like There's No Sale on Sonic Games This Week

Hardly the birthday gift he wanted

Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, but it looks like Virtual Console owners won't be able to grab a cheaper piece of gaming history. SEGA's announced that it will be reducing prices on the hedgehog's games on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network to celebrate his birthday, but there's no...

News: Remember, the Nintendo Download is On Thursdays Now

Remember, the Nintendo Download is On Thursdays Now

Nothing out today

Those of you tuning into Nintendo Life expecting to find out what's available to download in North America today may be confused, but not to worry, we haven't given up — as of last week, the Nintendo Download has moved to Thursdays. While it was initially believed that press releases would be available on Monday to prepare for the digital store update on Thursday, we've had..

Nintendo Download: 16th June 2011 (Europe)

16th June 2011 (Europe)

What's new today?

The European Nintendo Download is now live too, so let's see what's ready and waiting for you right now. 3DS Virtual ConsoleDonkey Kong (Game Boy, UK: £3.60, EU: €4) — The classic story of a gorilla and a plumber retold once again in this Virtual Console revisitation of the game also known as Donkey Kong '94. Expect our review very shortly. DSiWareThe games below are..