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Review: Adventure on Lost Island: Hidden Object Game (WiiWare)

Adventure on Lost Island: Hidden Object Game (WiiWare)

Short and sugary sweet

Playing Adventure on Lost Island: Hidden Object Game is a lot like eating a doughnut – it looks good, is very sweet and the experience feels nice. Before you know it, though, it's gone. ATeam definitely had a young audience in mind when making this game, with its winsome tone, brightly coloured graphics and simple gameplay, but while some players may be turned off by all..

News: Doc Clock and the Toasted Sandwich of Time Our New Favourite Game Title Ever

Doc Clock and the Toasted Sandwich of Time Our New Favourite Game Title Ever

Chronological WiiWare puzzle adventure on the way

This truly is a golden age of time-travelling WiiWare adventures. Not only is Back to the Future set to grace the service soon, Stickmen Studios has just announced its new title, the gloriously named Doc Clock and the Toasted Sandwich of Time A side-scrolling adventure puzzle game with a promising invention system, Doc Clock blends elements of Super..

Review: PHYSIO FUN Balance Training (WiiWare)

PHYSIO FUN Balance Training (WiiWare)

A good step in the right direction

Though most of the focus on the Wii's motion-based controls has been on their impact in gaming, what is more radical about Nintendo's approach with both the Wii and DS has been its success at positioning game systems as more than simply entertainment devices. Wii Fit stands as the biggest success story in this regard, with the Wii being successfully marketed as a..

Review: Racers' Islands: Crazy Racers (WiiWare)

Racers' Islands: Crazy Racers (WiiWare)

Crazy? More like lazy

It’s relatively easy to guess what a game titled Racers’ Islands: Crazy Racers might be about. If you said "a crazy racing game in which you race across some islands," you’d be correct – assuming that by "crazy" you meant "rubbish." The aim was obviously to capture the hearts of the...

Nintendo Download: 13 September 2010 (North America)

13 September 2010 (North America)

Find, conquer, scribble and flip this week

Got 500 WiiWare or DSiWare Points burning a hole in your digital wallet? Perhaps one of this week's Nintendo Download releases will help you put out that fire. WiiWare: Adventure on LOST ISLAND - Hidden Object Game (Ateam Inc., 500 Points) — Another find-fest brought to you by Ateam, the folks behind the...

News: Suda51 Talks About No More Heroes 3, 3DS Game Ideas and More

Suda51 Talks About No More Heroes 3, 3DS Game Ideas and More

Find out what qualities are important to him as a game designer

When you have an unorthodox game designer like Goichi Suda and a wonder machine like the 3DS that's sure to ignite a few sparks in developers' creative minds, we as consumers could very well be in for a treat. The CEO at Grasshopper Manufacture, more commonly known as Suda51, recently spoke to Revogamers about ideas he's considering..

News: Flash Back with a Zapper in Retro City Rampage

Flash Back with a Zapper in Retro City Rampage

Vblank Entertainment's parodic action game pays homage to the iconic Nintendo light gun

It's not uncommon for characters and items from one franchise to appear in another by the same developer, but when homage is paid to an unrelated series or item, there's an extra sense of joy in recognising the proverbial nod of the head. Vblank Entertainment's upcoming open-world action parody does just that..

News: An Astro Bugz Revenge Trailer Crawls Out of the Woodwork

An Astro Bugz Revenge Trailer Crawls Out of the Woodwork

Sudden Games' puzzler looks to be a blast

Back in March earlier this year, we were fortunate enough to play an early build of Astro Bugz Revenge, an adaptation of the iPhone puzzler that Sudden Games is bringing over to the Wii Shop Channel. With the latest trailer available for all to check out, the game should get its North American release date finalised very soon. Fusing elements not too..

News: And Yet It Moves Competition Winners

And Yet It Moves Competition Winners

Drumroll please...

Last week we ran a cheeky little competition to let 10 lucky North American readers win a copy of And Yet It Moves on WiiWare. This is a game so good we awarded it an impressive 9/10 in our recent review. Everyone likes a freebie, and competition here was fierce. We had 330 entries! However only 10 could win, so we punched the button on the magical Nintendo Life bingo machine and..

Nintendo Download: 14th & 15th September 2010 (Japan)

14th & 15th September 2010 (Japan)

Another triple threat for Japan next week: BIT.TRIP, VCA and DSiWare

WiiWare: BIT.TRIP RUNNER: Rhythm Alien no Geki Sō (500 Points, Arc System Works) — A lot of Japanese Wii owners are going to be happy next week as BIT.TRIP RUNNER finally arrives in Japan. The fact that the price is the same 500 Points as the rest of the series kind of makes up...

Nintendo Download: 10th September (Europe)

10th September (Europe)

More catching up

There's only one real surprise this week, and it probably won't be a pleasant one for most people, as it comes in the form of a new highest price for a WiiWare game. That particular game's also one of only two truly new titles this week, with every single other one already being released in North America and all but one of those also having reviews already. Expectedly, the Virtual..

News: XGen Studios Readying Machinarium and Super Motherload for WiiWare

XGen Studios Readying Machinarium and Super Motherload for WiiWare

Double-whammy on the way

XGen Studios' last WiiWare title, Defend Your Castle, seems like a long time ago now, but it won't be long before it's gracing our Shop Channel again as it's bringing two titles to WiiWare in the coming months. The first is a collaboration with Amanita Design to bring to WiiWare the highly-regarded PC puzzle-adventure...

News: Practise Your Balancing with PHYSIO FUN Tomorrow

Practise Your Balancing with PHYSIO FUN Tomorrow

2,000 Wii Points for helpful software

Kaasa is clearly the place to be when it comes to WiiWare firsts. As well as bringing the service its first pelvic floor exercise game, tomorrow the company launches PHYSIO FUN Balance Training as an alternative to lengthy rehabilitation programmes. Kaasa's tests have included a soft foam surrounding for the board itself, something that obviously won't be..

Review: Fenimore Fillmore "The Westerner" (WiiWare)

Fenimore Fillmore "The Westerner" (WiiWare)

A cowpoke past his prime

Fenimore Fillmore lives by the gun, namely Chekhov's Gun – the assertion that if in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired. In Fenimore Fillmore "The Westerner", this trope surely rings true, as most of the seemingly insignificant items you encounter...

News: chick chick BOOM Lays New Screenshots and Artwork

chick chick BOOM Lays New Screenshots and Artwork

WiiWare title awaiting approval

It's been a long time since we heard anything from tons of bits regarding its WiiWare action game chick chick BOOM, but the studio's just been in touch to tell us the game's been submitted to Nintendo for approval, kindly sending over some artwork and screenshots too. Two opposing teams of chicks try to blow each other up using attacks ranging from storm clouds to..

Podcast: Episode 19 - So Long, Farewell

Episode 19 - So Long, Farewell

Full of audio treats you simply will not believe

The Nintendo Life podcast is taking a break for a little while, but this final-for-a-while show is crammed full of quality items. Terrible accents, anonymous listeners pretending to host talk shows about genitals – yes, really – and the culmination of Sean Aaron's interview with Gaijin Games's Chris Osborn, there's never been a more varied or..

News: Find Adventure on Lost Island: Hidden Object Game Next Monday

Find Adventure on Lost Island: Hidden Object Game Next Monday

Bit of a mouthful

Ateam Inc, the team behind previous WiiWare releases "Aha! I Found It!" Hidden Object Game and "Aha! I Got It!" Escape Game, is bringing another colourful title to the service next week in the form of Adventure on Lost Island: Hidden Object Game. Another four-player find fest, Adventure on Lost Island is set to hit North America on Monday, September 13th for..

Nintendo Download: 6th September (North America)

6th September (North America)

Westerners on WiiWare; Samurai on VC; Exotic Farms, Mahjong and Acoustic Guitars on DSiWare

Today might be a national holiday in United States but that doesn't mean the Nintendo Download is taking a day off, with five releases including the return of Virtual Console in the form of Samurai Shodown III. WiiWareFenimore Fillmore: The Westerner (Revistronic, 1000pts) – Take the role of cowboy..

News: Racers' Islands: Crazy Racers Off the Starting Grid Next Week

Racers' Islands: Crazy Racers Off the Starting Grid Next Week

Zallag zooming around on September 10th

European publisher Zallag, the same company behind the upcoming Gods vs. Humans, is set to launch its first WiiWare title in Europe next week with the release of Racers' Island: Crazy Racers. With up to eight players on one Wii console, 20 tracks to choose from and the nVidia PhysX engine making each object behave more realistically, Racers' Island: Crazy..

First Impressions: BIT.TRIP FATE

BIT.TRIP FATE

We take the game for a spin in space

The folks at Gaijin Games have already brought us four amazing BIT.TRIP releases that take many of the classic arcade elements from days gone by and somehow make them relevant again with their unique music/rhythm gameplay twists. We've seen classic influences ranging from the original Pong all the way up to David...