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    3DS eShop / NES

    Review Adventures of Lolo

    Bubbles and puzzles and DEATH

    The fine folks over at HAL Laboratory have an affinity for protagonists who could double as pretty decent basketballs, and the often-forgotten NES puzzler Adventures of Lolo features our first example of a blob hero. Unlike the platforming cuteness of the Kirby series, arguably HAL's most famous creation, Lolo has a...

July2014

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    Wii U eShop / NES

    Review Adventure Island

    Skate and die

    Adventure Island started life as the SEGA-produced arcade title Wonder Boy, which itself was ported to several different home consoles and spawned a popular series of sequels with show-stealing box art. NES-owners missed out on the title, and would have to wait until Hudson Soft teamed up with original developer Escape to release a...

March2014

October2013

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    3DS eShop / NES

    Review Milon's Secret Castle

    A secret best kept hidden

    Hudson had many classics in its NES library - Adventure Island, Faxanadu and Bomberman are just a few of the great titles it gave us all back then. Milon's Secret Castle probably shouldn't be counted among those. As the title might reveal, you play as Milon, who has to make his way through a castle filled to the brim with...

August2013

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    3DS eShop / NES

    Review Star Soldier

    I got soul, but I'm not the best Star Soldier

    We may as well stop playing games en masse right now, because we all suck. That may sound harsh, but this 3DS eShop release of Hudson Soft’s vertically scrolling NES shoot-em-‘up will either make or break you. Unfortunately, if you play Star Soldier on the smaller screen of an original 3DS, the tiny...

January2012

  • News Hudson May Continue as a Brand

    There's hope yet

    Late yesterday we reported the sad news that Konami is dissolving Hudson Soft, one of the industry's most experienced development companies. Although it's clear that Hudson will no longer exist as an independent entity, there's now hope that it may still retain its own brand and identity. Hudson released a statement on its website, translated by Andriasang, which seems to suggest..

August2011

  • News Tetris: Axis Swings By 3DS on 2nd October

    Form a line

    Remember your first time playing Tetris on Game Boy? You know what would make that experience even better? 3D. Nintendo has just announced that Tetris: Axis will see release in North America on 2nd October, bringing with it 8-player Download Play, Augmented Reality and SpotPass features too. In fact, there are over 20 gameplay modes,...

May2011

  • News 16-Shot Legend Takahashi Meijin Leaves Hudson

    No parting shots

    Takahashi Meijin, known to many as Master Higgins or as the master of rapid fire button-tapping, has announced he is leaving Hudson after nearly 30 years at the company. Joining the company in 1982, Takahashi rose to prominence for his ability to fire 16 shots per second in Hudson's Star Soldier, a skill that led to the creation of a specific practice tool, the 16 Shot! Shooting..

March2011

  • News Deca Sports Extreme Survives and Gets Rated by the ESRB

    Any more Hudson titles on the way?

    Following the news of the North American arm of Hudson disbanding last month leaving the future of its titles uncertain, Konami ― the publisher into which Hudson will be absorbed ― later clarified what the official situation was regarding Hudson's projects. Speaking to Wired, a Konami spokesperso

  • News Bomberman and Bonk Cancelled for 3DS

    Omega Five gone, too

    At a time when we all want to hear about more 3DS games in the pipeline, it seems Hudson has struck a few games from its release schedule, cancelling Bomberman, Omega Five and Bonk. Andriasang reports the games are confirmed as cancelled in this month's Famitsu magazine, but also warns that there may be other games facing the chop as well. Whether or not this is connected to..

  • News Scratch That, There's Three Adventure Island Games Coming to Virtual Console

    Hudson's going all out

    A few days ago we spotted a rating for Super Adventure Island on the OFLC, but now yet another game in the series has been rated for the Virtual Console, although this time it's by the ESRB instead of the OFLC. It might be easy to miss on the ESRB site, as it's not a "new" rating, but if you search for Super Adventure Island II, you will find that the game's old..

  • News Master Higgins Has Not One But Two Upcoming Virtual Console Games

    Another Adventure Island game added to the queue

    Only last month, we reported that the OFLC had rated the second NES outing of everybody's favourite overweight islander based on a real person, Master Higgins, thus very likely meaning it was on its way to Virtual Console. Well, the OFLC has struck again, and has rated yet another Adventure Island game. This time, it's Super Adventure Island, the..

February2011

January2011

  • News Konami to Take Over Hudson in April

    Studio to be absorbed like one of Bomberman's explosions

    Hudson, well known for its Bomberman and Deca Sports series, is to be fully absorbed by Konami on April 1 of this year. Konami, the studio behind Castlevania, Dance Dance Revolution, Silent Hill and many other titles has been Hudson's parent company since April 2005, holding a 54% stake. The...

  • News Hudson Announces 3DS Line-up

    Ball-playing, bomb blasting and brain training on the menu

    Hudson has just announced the first three titles that they plan to bring to the 3DS this year. We already knew about the next entry in their Deca Sports series, now titled Deca Sports Extreme, and they've also added Bomberman and Nikoli's Pencil Puzzle, both working titles, to the mix. The former will obviously continue the popular..

  • News All Ten Disciplines in Deca Sports 3D Now Revealed

    A couple of surprises

    Last December left us scratching our heads over what the complete list of sports were in Hudson's upcoming 3DS title, Deca Sports 3D, known as Sports Island in Europe. Aside from the initial four that were revealed, the remaining six were largely recognisable but a couple left us guessing. In the lead-up to the 3DS's Japanese...

December2010

  • News Ready Yourself for a Super Bonk Attack this Friday

    Back in time for Christmas

    If you're up for some Super Bonk action – and you live in Europe – you're in luck, as the game headbashes its way to Virtual Console this Friday. The Super NES classic isn't the only Virtual Console title heading to Europe before Christmas: Mario Party 2 is Nintendo's festive gift to you, launching on Christmas Eve...

  • News Opening Round of Info on Deca Sports for the 3DS

    4 out of 10 sports officially revealed

    Hudson is keeping itself busy with its line-up of 3DS titles and the company's Japanese website has been updated with some screenshots of the upcoming instalment in the Deca Sports franchise (otherwise known as Sports Island in Europe). Deca Sports 3D (not final title) will feature ten different sports, and from the icons on the website's game page, they..

October2010

  • News Hudson Has Six 3DS Titles In Development

    Bonk, Omega Five, and Tetris due in 2011

    Hudson's been keeping pretty quiet on the 3DS front since it pledged its support for the machine back in June at the E3 expo. Initial announcements of the Bomberman, Deca Sports, and Kororinpa franchises are now beefed up thanks to an additional three titles that have been added to the company's Japanese website. First up is the side-scrolling shooter Omega..

September2010

  • News My Planetarium Trailer and Screenshots Look Stellar

    All in Japanese, though

    The ESRB outed My Planetarium a month or so ago, and now the Japanese website has been updated with the first screenshots and trailer of Hudson's upcoming gaze 'em up. With three different modes allowing you to view the night sky freely, learn about the history of constellations and search for particular clusters, nebulae and more, the game's development has been overseen by..

  • First Impressions Lost in Shadow

    We take Hudson's new platformer for a spin

    It doesn't take a genius to see that Hudson's upcoming Lost in Shadow release isn't your typical run-of-the-mill platformer. Not only does the game feature a protagonist that's not even a real person, rather his shadow, it also features some absolutely mesmerizing audio and visuals to further make it stand out from the crowd. Hudson was kind enough to send..

  • News Lost in Shadow Documentary Sheds Light on the Game's Creation

    Our well of shadow puns is running dry

    It may have been pushed back until 2011 in North America, but Lost in Shadow is still looking like one of the Wii's brightest upcoming releases. This behind-the-scenes documentary is in keeping with the game's unique graphical style, projecting the game's development team as shadows rather than the usual...

  • News Last Chance to Like Lost in Shadow and Raise Money for Charity

    Your thumbs still worth 10 cents to Child's Play

    Hudson's promising Lost in Shadow (A Shadow's Tale in Europe) may have been delayed until 2011 but there's no need to cry about it: it's all for a good cause, in fact. Every "Like" of the game's official Facebook page between August 30th and 4pm PST today will raise 10 cents for Child's Play, leaving you with just a few hours to log on and..

August2010

  • News My Planetarium Gazes Out Into the Expanding WiiWare Library

    Hudson's galactic follow-up to its My Aquarium series

    Hudson's been releasing some fairly decent and relaxing simulations on the WiiWare service lately. The developer has more than likely extracted all it can from the aquarium route, at least for the time being, however – and an ESRB rating has revealed a new direction that's a lot more cosmic in nature. My Planetarium is a virtual simulation..

  • News My Aquarium 2 Website Makes a Splash

    Dive into new information

    Just released in Japan, My Aquarium 2 is due to ride the waves to the Western world within the near future, so it's a good job Hudson has opened the information floodgates by launching the game's website. As well as the option to use the Forecast Channel to update the in-game weather and the revelation that your fish will do a dance on your birthday, there will also be..

July2010

  • News The Latest Lost in Shadow Trailer Materialises

    Behold... the Watchman's Sword

    Hudson Entertainment has announced that its upcoming puzzle platformer will launch in North America on 4th January 2011, and we've got our hands on some new screenshots and the latest trailer, which sheds light on one of Lost in Shadow's features: the act of materialisation. From the press release: While the main character is indeed a shadow boy, on occasion in the..

May2010

  • News Tap-Tap-Tap-Tap-Tap - Get Practising with 16-Shot Shooting Watch for DSiWare

    Hudson's tap trainer on the way to the US

    It's been available on the Japanese DSiWare market for a few weeks now, but a recent ESRB rating has revealed the 16 Shot! Shooting Watch is on its way to North America in the near future. Although it sounds like a rather James Bond-esque gadget, the Shooting Watch is a device to help you find out exactly how quickly you can tap a button in a specified..

  • News Necromancer 2 Lurches onto DSiWare in Japan Next Month

    Western release currently uncertain

    Hudson Soft's Necromancer probably isn't on your list of Top Ten Games for a DSiWare Revival. Released on the TurboGrafx-16 over twenty years ago, it's a decent RPG that received a sequel for mobile devices last year. Guess which version DSiWare is receiving? Titled Necromancer: Nightmare Reborn, it's a beefed-up conversion of the mobile title promising enhanced..

  • News Hudson Enlightens Us with Lost In Shadow Teaser

    Lose yourself in this intriguing new video

    Hudson Entertainment recently debuted a teaser for its upcoming Wii title Lost in Shadow (otherwise known as Tower of Shadow and A Shadow's Tale), starring a shadow and his Sylph companion. The latter will manipulate the light source and the former will utilize the dynamics of luminescence to climb a...

April2010

  • News Hudson Serves Up Deca Sports 3 Announcement

    Will include MotionPlus support and online play

    Hudson recently announced plans to release the next iteration in its Deca Sports series (known as Sports Island in the UK), Deca Sports 3. According to its press release, Hudson is including Wii MotionPlus support for all ten games, which may pique the interest of those unfamiliar with the series. As you may expect, twenty sports after the original's..

  • News Hudson Announces New Mini-Game Collection

    Trying out Oops! Prank Party may not be a mistake

    Don't let the Wii's over-saturation with party games fool you: not every casual collection is meant for the discount rack and your gullible grandmother's shopping list. Face it – back when it was still cool, you were sanding down your analogue stick in Mario Party like the rest of us. Now the same developer that brought you that experience,..

  • News Konami Sheds More Light on A Shadow's Tale

    New trailer for the platformer previously known as Tower of Shadow

    It's not often that platform games manifest themselves in a unique hue that illuminates them from their surroundings, and this upcoming Wii title from Hudson Soft could well be the latest example of a game that does. In more ways than one, mind. Since it was announced last August, we still don't know too much about it. Other than..

March2010

  • News New Diner Dash Screenshots

    Order up!

    The guys over at Hudson were kind enough to send over a fresh batch of screenshots of their upcoming WiiWare release Diner Dash for you to enjoy. The game is set to hit the European WiiWare service on March 26th for 1000 Wii Points. Diner Dash will come to life in 3D on new generation consoles when players have the option to take direct control of Flo as she runs around to seat patrons,..

January2010

  • News Castlevania: Rondo of Blood ESRB Rated

    The wait is almost over.

    We just recently saw the release of Castlevania: The Adventure Rebirth in North America and now news has just leaked out that Castlevania: Rondo of Blood has just been ESRB Rated. Honestly, it can't get much better than this for Castlevania fans, and it would seem that Hudson's release of the game can now not be too far...

  • First Impressions Calling

    One call you might want to take.

    For those of you who love a good scare or just enjoy a playful romp through the latest survival horror title, Hudson's got just the game for you. In fact, they were even kind enough to send us over a preview build of their upcoming horror release Calling to check out and we have to say, this is easily one of the spookiest titles to hit the Wii console to date. As..

December2009

  • News Rooms: The Main Building Coming to Wii and DS

    Hudson announce their brand new point & click adventures.

    Hudson has just announced a brand new point & click adventure for the Wii and DS systems called Rooms: The Main Building. Combining unique puzzle-solving elements with the point & click controls of the Wii and DS systems, the game offers gamers an immersive experience unlike any other. You can check out the full press release below..

November2009

October2009

September2009

  • News First Bomberman Blitz Screenshots Released

    Check out the brand new screens of the game in action!

    The guys at Hudson were kind enough to send over the first batch of screenshots of their upcoming DSiWare release Bomberman Blitz in action. You can check out a snippet of information about the game below, along with the set of brand new screenshots in the screenshot gallery. Bomberman Blitz will allow on-the-go gamers the opportunity to..

  • News Bomberman Coming to DSiWare

    Hudson brings their Bomberman series to DSiWare!

    Over the years we've seen the Bomberman series make appearances on just about every video game system around, and now Hudson are bringing their hit multiplayer series to Nintendo's DSiWare service with the announcement of Bomberman Blitz! Below is a snippet of information from the official press release you can take a look at for more information on..

  • News Two New Hudson Titles Coming Soon

    Hudson to release two new titles in September.

    Hudson is looking to continue their success on Nintendo consoles with the announcement of two new titles that will be available to consumers in September. Miami Crisis brings a unique action-adventure title to the DS system and My Zoo serves as the follow-up to Hudson's wildly popular My Aquarium title on the WiiWare service. You can check out the..

  • News Bomberman Blast: Battlefest Coming to WiiWare

    More Bomberman action set to hit the WiiWare service.

    Hudson has also just announced that the sequel to Bomberman Live will be hitting Xbox Live Arcade this fall and will land on the Playstation Network and WiiWare services in 2010. The WiiWare version is tentatively titled Bomberman Blast: Battlefest. You can check out the official press information below for a taste of what you can expect from..

  • News Bonk Headbutts His Way Onto WiiWare

    Hudson officially announces their new WiiWare Bonk title.

    We found out yesterday that Hudson was bringing their prehistoric hero to Nintendo's WiiWare service, but there was very little information made available at the time. Hudson has just sent out the official press release announcing Bonk: Brink of Extinction today and it looks like Hudson has...

  • News Bonk: Brink of Extinction Coming to WiiWare

    Hudson's famous caveman is making his way onto the WiiWare service.

    For those who don't already know, Hudson's lovable caveman Bonk is headed to the WiiWare service in Spring 2010. Bonk: Brink of Extinction will feature all of Bonk's trademark gameplay moves built into a brand new original title. You can check out the official snippet of information...

August2009

  • News Deca Sports 2 Teaser Trailer 3

    Hudson releases final teaser trailer for their upcoming Wii sports package.

    You might remember the game as Sports Island 2, which was released in Europe back in May. Well Hudson is getting set to release the game in North America under the name Deca Sports 2. Hudson has just released the third and final teaser trailer for the game that you can check below along with a snippet of information setting..

July2009

  • News Hudson Officially Announces Calling

    Check out the upcoming Wii survival horror title in action!

    For those of you who don't already know, Hudson is currently working on a new survival horror game called Calling. The first screenshots of the game in action have just been released and as you can see, it's looking pretty creepy. The game is currently on schedule for a Spring 2010 release, so it's still a ways off. You can check out the..

  • News Hudson possibly bringing Shootanto Kakohen overseas

    Arcade-style shooter may be Hudson's first outing as a WiiWare licensor.

    Siliconera have found a US Trademark filing which appears to indicate that Hudson are undertaking the localisation of Grand Prix's 2008 arcade-style shooter Shootanto: Kakohen in what is sure to please folk curious about this currently Japanese-only title. The game was released in December 2008 and got some attention due to..

June2009

  • First Impressions Water Warfare

    We head to the playground to see if there's enough water in its soaker to keep gamers occupied

    Earlier this month, Hudson took a gamble and decided to release a first-person shooter on WiiWare. Due to it being the first of its kind on the platform and a new IP, some thought that Hudson would regret making such a bold decision. In the end, though, everything paid off, as not only did Onslaught..

April2009

  • News Europe Gets Adventure Island: The Beginning On WiiWare Tomorrow

    Master Higgins rides again!

    For any of our Euro / Aussie readers who are patiently waiting for Hudson Soft’s Adventure Island: The Beginning we can gladly tell you that your wait will soon be over. It will be on sale in the Wii Shop at midnight tonight for 1000 Nintendo points (GMT of course!). This installment of Adventure Island will return gamers back to the good old days of platforming..

  • News Deca Sports 2 fails to score in Japan sales charts

    Foul ball!

    While Deca Sports proved to be a monster hit in terms of sales for Hudson, its sequel - which was released earlier this week in Japan - doesn't look like following in its predecessor's footsteps, at least in Japan. With first day sales of only 2,500, Deca Sports 2 has failed to capture the public's interest quite like its older brother...

  • News Game Play Trailer - Bomberman 2 DS

    Check out Hudson's new Bomberman 2 DS title in action!

    Hudson has just released the official game play trailer for their brand new Bomberman 2 DS title. You can check out the official game play trailer below. Bomberman 2 DS has already been released in Japan and Europe, but there's currently no word on a US release for the game at this time. We'll keep you posted on a possible release date..

  • News Game Play Trailer - Job Island

    Check out Hudson's new Job Island title in action!

    Hudson has just released the official game play trailer for their brand new Wii release Job Island. You can check out the official game play trailer below. Job Island has already been released in Japan and Europe, but North American gamers will have to wait until May 13th to get their hands on the game. It's turning out to be an interesting title..

  • News Hudson Launches Official Adventure Island: The Beginning Website

    Hudson's official Adventure Island: The Beginning website is now open for business.

    It seems the wait for Hudson's upcoming WiiWare title Adventure Island: The Beginning might be just about over. Hudson has just announced that their Official Adventure Island website is now live. You can check out the site for some new tidbits of information on the game and don't forget to check out our exclusive..

March2009

  • News First Military Madness Screenshots!

    Well all of you Military Madness fans out there can now officially jump for joy. Although Hudson's Military Madness WiiWare title was only recently even announced, the first group of screenshots from this new version of the game is now in our midst.

    Apparently, the game is quite a bit further along in development than many originally thought, which is certainly good news for those of us who are..

  • News Hudson Entertainment Announce Three New WiiWare Titles

    Hudson Entertainment USA have been busy, it seems. There are now three more WiiWare titles to look out for!

    By far the biggest announcement is a new installment in the Military Madness series (Also known as Nectaris). As you might know, the games are quite a bit like Nintendo's "Wars" series, with turn-based combat involving military units. This new version of the game will not only..

  • News Job Island's Stranger Side

    Ever wanted to have Master Higgins's job? Now you can!

    As you might know, Master Higgins (Takahashi Meijin) is Hudson's number one PR guy. Long ago he was able to hit a button 16 times a second, which propelled him into Japanese stardom. In the recently released Wii game Job Island: Hard Working People (Known as 'Help Wanted' in North America) you can take on a variety of jobs, such as farmer,..

  • News USA WiiWare Update - Pop 'Em Drop 'Em SameGame

    US WiiWare fans are playing catch-up this week with a Hudson puzzle title that came out in Europe in January.

    The bizarrely titled Pop Them Drop Them SameGame is the sole WiiWare release this week, and for some reason the US title has been subtled altered to Pop 'Em Drop 'Em SameGame. Can you spot the difference? Moniker-related mischief aside, all you really need to know is that Drake quite liked..

  • News Bomberman '94 & Detana!! Twinbee Coming To US Virtual Console On Monday

    According to Hudson Entertainment's Virtual Console website, two of Hudson's more popular import PC Engine titles, Bomberman '94 and Detana!! Twinbee, are headed to the North American Virtual Console this coming Monday, March 23.

    Both titles were never previously released in North America, which explains their 700 Wii Point price tag, but both are well worth a look. We will have full reviews of..

  • News Adventure Island: The Beginning - First Video

    It was only a few days ago that we revealed our exclusive interview with Takahashi Meijin about Hudson’s upcoming WiiWare game Adventure Island: The Beginning. He told us we could expect to get our hands on the game in May, but it looks like Japan will get it sooner as the official website has now launched, and it lists their release date as "April".

    In the game you can collect special..

  • News More DSiWare? Hudson to the Rescue!

    Or maybe not. At least, not yet... Sudoku Beginner 50 and Sudoku 150 are upcoming Sudoku downloads for the DSi, courtesy of our good friends at Hudson.

    Now we here at WiiWare World can't read Japanese (our lifelong shame!) and there's only so much we're able to glean about this game. But since the "Beginner 50" version is selling for 200 Nintendo points and the "150" version..

  • News Takahashi Meijin Interview - Hudson's Adventure Island

    Takahashi Meijin is something of a legend in his native Japan. You might know him as '16 Shot' thanks to his famed ability to hit a controller button 16 times in a second.

    However, if you're a keen fan of Hudson's output then you might also know him as the inspiration for Master Higgins from Adventure Island. However, these days he's given up on skateboarding in a loincloth and is content with..

February2009

  • News EU WiiWare Update: Beer Pong and Snowboard Riot

    It had to happen some day. We’d been hoping and praying that it would pass us by; that maybe Nintendo, in its infinite mercy would deem us Europeans likeable enough to avoid such digital garbage, but sadly it wasn’t to be. We’re sorry to report that the lamentable Beer Pong! Frat Party Games – the game that proved that quality and popularity don’t always go hand-in-hand by topping the US WiiWare charts for God knows how long - is now available on the EU WiiWare service.

    The video game equivalent of watching paint dry (only not as exciting)..

  • News Hudson Interview - Onslaught

    When the release of Onslaught looked like it was still a few weeks away Amar Gavhane, the associate brand manager over at Hudson kindly agreed to do an interview with us answering all our questions about game modes, weapons, etc. It would have made for a fascinating read, except for just one small snag, before we could publish the interview the game surprised everyone and came out in Europe!

    As we..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Onslaught

    Put those flyswats away and bring out the big guns, because this week’s WiiWare release is the awesome Onslaught, which sees you assuming the role of an intergalactic pest control operative hell-bent on eradicating the numerous insect nasties that threaten to put the willies up highly-sensitive people everywhere.

    Europe was lucky enough to get this excellent game not so long ago and in our 9/10..

  • News First Screens of Adventure Island: The Beginning Revealed

    Hudson has revealed the first screenshots of their upcoming new Adventure Island game for WiiWare, Adventure Island: The Beginning which you can see below in our gallery.

    From the screens you can see that the game will have gameplay very similar to earlier games in the series, with all of the unique gameplay elements we've come to know and love such...

  • News Hudson Not Abandoning Virtual Console After All?

    While there's no denying that Hudson has already enjoyed quite a bit of success on Nintendo's WiiWare service, it's not been all good news for those of us who are still anxiously awaiting more Turbografx-16 Virtual Console releases.

    Since they began releasing games on the WiiWare service, Hudson has all but stopped releasing any Turbografx-16 titles outside of Japan and according to our Japanese..

  • News EU WiiWare Update: Onslaught and Pop-Up Pirate!

    This week brings an unexpected release! You were probably expecting Snowboard Riot to be Hudson's next WiiWare game in Europe. Surprise surprise, because they have instead chosen to release Onslaught!

    Onslaught was only announced for European/American release about a week ago, but it's already available now! The game is, shockingly enough, a first person shooter - The first on WiiWare. In fact,..

  • News Even More Onslaught Screens Break Cover

    Hudson certainly doesn’t waste any time when it comes to promoting its upcoming games; we only dropped the news bomb on the company’s impending FPS title Onslaught a few days ago, closely following with 6 screenshots which we nabbed off Hudson's website.

    It doesn't stop there folks as our pals at Hudson sent over a whole lot more images today for you to marvel at. Our Onslaught gallery has been..

  • News Hudson Releases Onslaught Screenshots

    WiiWare fans who've been aching for a first-person shooter experience are in for a treat with Hudson's upcoming WiiWare title Onslaught. Combining intuitive FPS controls using the Wii Remote with intense shooting action, Onslaught looks to be just the WiiWare title action fans have been waiting for.

    Being the first FPS on WiiWare, Onslaught gives shooter fans the action you’ve been waiting for..

  • News Hudson's Upcoming WiiWare Games Revealed

    Our contact at Hudson who represents the European region has been kind enough to confirm the WiiWare lineup for the next few months. It should come as no surprise that Snowboard Riot has been penciled in for a February release, as this is now already out in North America.

    The games for March and April might come as more of a surprise however: Onslaught (Due March in Europe)Onslaught is a first..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Snowboard Riot & Lonpos

    Great news for snowboarding fans today as Hudson’s Snowboard Riot is up for grabs for 1000 Wii points. This game looks like it has it all, racing action, weapons to slow down your opponents, Balance Board support and most importantly online competition! We think it looks like potentially one of the most exciting WiiWare games of the year, but you’ll have to wait for our review in a couple of days to discover if this is really the case. Until then why not check out the official site to help you decide if you want to take a chance on it before our review?

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January2009

  • News EU WiiWare Update: Pop Them Drop Them and Family Glide Hockey

    The news wire has spoken and it has been revealed that lucky European WiiWare fans have two new releases to sink their teeth into this week, so let's have a look at what's afoot, shall we?

    Puzzle game Pop Them, Drop Them SAMEGAME unquestionably wins the award for stupidest moniker of the month, but the jury is still out on whether or not this is worth a look. It’s from Hudson and only costs 500..

  • News Hudson Officially Announces Pop 'Em Drop 'Em Samegame

    Although we've known about Hudson's upcoming WiiWare title Pop 'Em Drop 'Em Samegame for several months now, we haven't had a lot of information on the title. Today Hudson has sent out the official press release for the game that gives out a few new tidbits of information and would lead us to believe that the game must be on its way to the North American and European WiiWare services soon.

    Hudson..

  • News Hudson Launches Official Snowboard Riot Website

    Hudson has just launched the official site for their upcoming WiiWare title Snowboard Riot. The game takes place on a volcanic island that is covered in snow almost all year round and pits up to four snow boarders against each other in race after thrilling race.

    The game will offer up wi-fi online battles as well as Wii Balance Board support for that authentic snowboarding feel. The game also..

December2008

November2008

  • News Hudson Interview - Alien Crush Returns

    With the recent release of Alien Crush Returns, Hudson continues to breath new life into their classic franchises through both the Wii Virtual Console and WiiWare services. While they've also brought out some great new titles, it's these remakes of their classic titles that seem to grab the most attention from gamers around the world.

    We recently...

  • News Hudson Considers More Realistic Adventure Island

    Although not quite as well-known or recognized as Shigeru Miyamoto, Takahashi Meijin (Master Higgins) has long been a gaming celebrity in Japan. His amazing ability to press a fire button 16 times a second has long garnered him a reputation among shooter fans around the world, but it's been his unique association with Hudson's Adventure Island series that's been his biggest claim to fame.

    For those..

  • News EU WiiWare Update: Cubello, Cue Sports, Cooking Jam and Strong Bad 3

    Nintendo clearly has the hots for the European continent today because it has unleashed not one, not two, not three but FOUR new WiiWare titles for download!

    That’s right; if you’re a Euro Wii owner then you have Art Style: Cubello, Cue Sports: Snooker vs Billiards, Strong Bad Episode 3 and Yummy Yummy Cooking Jam to choose from. You lucky things! We’ve already covered Cubello, Yummy Yummy..

  • News Hudson announce Pool Revolution: Cue Sports for WiiWare

    Last week we exclusively revealed Hudson’s latest batch of WiiWare games as given to us by Hudson’s European rep. Now it is the turn of Hudson USA who have just released a press release about Pool Revolution: Cue Sports, which is also known as Cue Sports: Snooker vs Billards in Europe.

    See below for our screenshot gallery. Are you ready for a little billiards action? The Only Pool Game For..

  • News Hudson announce Pit Crew Panic! for WiiWare

    Last week we exclusively revealed Hudson’s latest batch of WiiWare games as given to us by Hudson’s European rep. Now it is the turn of Hudson USA who have just released a press release about Pit Crew Panic!.

    See below for our screenshot gallery. So who is game for fixing a giant toilet? Fix a Variety of Wacky "WHATSITS" With Your All-Female Pit Crew REDWOOD CITY, CA. - November 11,..

  • News Hudson announce Snowboard Riot for WiiWare

    Last week we exclusively revealed Hudson’s latest batch of WiiWare games as given to us by Hudson’s European rep. Now it is the turn of Hudson USA who have just released a press release about Snowboard Riot.

    See below for our screenshot gallery. Après-ski anyone? A Unique Twist on Snowboarding Using Weapons! REDWOOD CITY, CA - November 11,...

  • News Hudson's Upcoming WiiWare Games Revealed

    News splurge! We’d only just finished our morning cup of coffee here at WiiWare World towers when our good friends at Hudson gave us exclusive screenshots and information for their upcoming WiiWare line-up for Europe (and hopefully North America at roughly the same time).

    After the excellent Alien Crush Returns which came out this week for both North America and Europe it seems that Hudson can do..

  • News EU WiiWare Update: Alien Crush Returns, Brain Challenge and Space Invaders Get Even

    This week doesn't just bring us one game from a high-profile developer - It brings us two! They come together with yet another game from one of WiiWare's strongest supporters, Gameloft.

    The release of Alien Crush Returns shouldn't really come as a surprise if you keep an eye on every region's releases - The US got it earlier this week. Alien Crush...

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Alien Crush Returns and Home Sweet Home

    If you’re a fan of WiiWare then you have two very different moral choices this week. On one hand you can vanquish disgusting demonic hordes and on the other you can vanquish disgusting demonic interior design.

    That’s right – today marks the release of Alien Crush Returns and Home Sweet Home on the North American WiiWare service! So if you’re...

October2008

  • News Cue Sports: Snooker vs. Billiards Coming To WiiWare In November

    Hudson hopes to continue their successful run of WiiWare titles with the upcoming release of their Cue Sports: Snooker vs. Billiards WiiWare title. The official Japanese site is now live for anyone that wants to check it out, but keep in mind the majority of the site is in Japanese.

    Hudson have told us that they expect the game to see a US and European release sometime in November. They've also..

  • News Tetris Party Released On WiiWare In Japan

    Judging from the Japanese WiiWare releases today it would appear that Tetris Party is about to make its way to other regions sooner than many expected. This is great news for all the Tetris maniacs out there who've waited long and hard for a Tetris title to reach the Nintendo Wii console.

    Update: Tetris Party is now confirmed on the official site to be coming out on the 20th October. That's this..

September2008

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Bomberman Blast And Art Style: Orbient

    Good news for North America this week as Bomberman Blast is finally up for grabs. The gameplay probably doesn’t need much an introduction, but if you are curious to know how the WiiWare version stacks up then you can check out our Bomberman Blast review from when it came out in Europe a few weeks ago.

    A game which does require a bit of an introduction is Nintendo’s Art Style: Orbient. This is..

  • News English Alien Crush Returns Website Launches

    It looks like Alien Crush Returns is the next Hudson title to be released (US - You've got to wait for Bomberman Blast first!). Today, Hudson launched the official European and US sites for the game.

    Although the trailer hasn't been translated into English yet, you can look through the site for a lot of information about the game. For example, maybe you didn't yet know that you're able to download..

  • News Bomberman Blast Coming Soon To North America

    It seems that Bomberman Blast isn't far away from a North American release, at least according to Hudson's Fan Club Insider newsletter.

    Bomberman Blast has already seen a release in Europe, so we've pretty much assumed that it wasn't far away from release in the other regions. This new information basically solidifies that assumption. Maybe North American gamers will get lucky and get the game this..

  • News Tetris Party - Japanese Trailer

    We just got our hands on the brand new Japanese trailer for the upcoming WiiWare puzzler Tetris Party. The official Japanese Tetris Party site has also been launched and has some great information on the various playing modes found in the game. For those who can't read Japanese, you can always surf over to Google Translate and use it to translate the various pages of the site.

    Tetris Party is set..

  • News EU WiiWare Update: Plättchen, Bomberman Blast, and Midnight Pool!

    It seems that European gamers have hit the jackpot today with an unprecedented three WiiWare releases. Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint, Bomberman Blast, and Midnight Pool have all been added to the European WiiWare service for you to enjoy!

    Midnight Pool (800 Wii Points) has already seen a release in the US, but European gamers are the first to get a taste of Bomberman Blast (1000 Wii Points) and..

  • News Bomberman Blasting Into Japan This Month

    Hudson Soft has released a new trailer for the Japanese version of Bomberman Blast on the Nintendo Channel, which will be released in the land of the rising sun on the 25th of this month.

    The video shows some of the new features the game will have, such as the new weapons - If you ever wanted to actually block the fire from bombs, or use a rocket backpack to go skyward in order to avoid a blast,..

  • First Impressions Alien Crush Returns

    Alien Crush Returns has been on our radar for some time now. We're massive fans of the original game here at WiiWare World and the idea of a 3D update has us very excited indeed. It's out in Japan as we speak and we've had a quick blast to see if this lives up to expectations.

    Alien Crush Returns is a pinball game with a difference. Set in an alien world and based on the much loved PC Engine /..

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