WiiWare - News

August2008

  • News Bomberman Blasting Onto The Wii

    It would seem that the impending release of Bomberman Blast can't be too far away now that Hudson has sent out an official press release for their upcoming WiiWare title. Bomberman fans should be pleased that all of the unique and intense multi-player action will be returning in this newest rendition of the classic series. You can take a look at the press release below, along with some new screenshots of the game in action.

    Hudson have also launched the Bomberman Blast website today for you to have a look at! Hudson Entertainment, the North Americ..

  • News Alien Pinball Action Returns

    Gamers anxious to get their hands on Alien Crush Returns may not have to wait much longer. Hudson has just sent out an official press release regarding the impending WiiWare release of the game. You can take a look at the press release below, along with three brand new screenshots of the game in action.

    Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, today announced that it..

  • News Strong Badia the Free - Trailer And Screenshots

    For those of our readers who enjoyed Strong Bad episode 1, you will no doubt be itching to hear more about episode 2 in the series ‘Strong Badia the Free’. Worry not today we can reveal 8 new images and the official trailer for the second installment.

    When Strong Bad fails to obey the King of Town's totally unfair email tax, he's placed under house arrest. Once freed from his wrongful..

  • News 2D Boy Interview - World Of Goo

    As the much anticipated World of Goo draws ever closer to release we thought it would be a good time to catch up with Ron and Kyle, the masterminds behind 2D Boy to find out a bit more about the most recent developments.

    Thankfully the dynamic duo were only too happy to answer our questions. Read on and find out what’s new in the World of Goo: WiiWare World: For those who have been living in a..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Helix

    This week's WiiWare title is the music rhythm game Helix from Ghostfire Games. You'll need to grab two Wii Remotes and get your body moving to the beat if you're going to make it through this unique WiiWare title.

    Helix is one of the most innovative music-rhythm games ever designed for the Wii console. Use the Wii Remote™ controller to do dozens of exciting moves, including punches, circles,..

  • News Helix Coming To US WiiWare This Coming Monday!

    Ed Roman, CEO of Ghostfire Games, has just sent out a press release announcing that their new WiiWare rhythm title Helix is coming to the US WiiWare service this coming Monday August 25th. You can check out the press release below and you can also check out the telephone interview we did with Ed back in June.

    Austin, TX (August 21st 2008) – Ghostfire Games™ announced today that Helix™, a..

  • News Alien Crush Returns & Space Invaders Get Even In Japan

    Lucky Japanese WiiWare gamers will be enjoying the awesome looking Alien Crush Returns and Space Invaders Get Even soon. Both are going to be made available on the Japanese WiiWare service this Tuesday (26 Aug).

    Whilst both games look undeniably awesome, Alien Crush Returns has to be the pick of the two. This looks like the perfect homage to the original much loved TurboGrafx pinball sim. With the..

  • News What's New In The World Of Goo?

    It’s been too long since we have had any new World of Goo news. This game is shaping up to be one of the best games coming up for WiiWare from the looks of it so it’s reassuring to see that Kyle and Ron (aka 2D Boy) are now really just putting the final touches to the game before its WiiWare launch, which is hopefully still lined up for September.

    Here’s the latest from Kyle in the 2D Boy..

  • News Hockey Allstar Shootout is coming to WiiWare

    As hinted the other day in our news on the Home Sweet Home trailer, Canadian developers Big Blue Bubble are soon to be releasing a sports game. We really should have been able to guess which sport this would be given their nationality, but the press release below confirms it! Soon Hockey Allstar Shootout will be coming to WiiWare.

    This potentially could be quite a fun game if you are a fan of the..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in America (20th August)

    It’s Wednesday again, time to look at what the most popular games are in the Wii Shop. To check for yourself simply log on to your Wii Shop channel, go into the WiiWare section and then view “Popular Games”.

    We are checking the list for the American region, so if you live elsewhere your list will probably be a lot different. Feel free to post your findings below as always. Here is the list..

  • News Square-Enix Gets Invaded!

    It would seem that Square-Enix isn't focusing all of their attention on RPGs these days with their recent announcement that they'll be publishing the European release of Space Invaders Get Even. Square Enix Ltd. has just issued a press release regarding the upcoming European release of their Space Invaders Get Even title on the WiiWare service.

    Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix®..

  • News Last Flight - Artwork!

    Polish developer Bloober Team recently sent us four new pieces of artwork from their new point-and-click action title Last Flight which you can see below.

    The game takes place on a passenger airline where gamers can take control of either American chef Larry Adelman or Romanian dhampir Anna. Your task is to basically fight and slay the many vampires that have overrun the plane. The catch is you can..

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    Review Midnight Pool

    Gameloft's best selling mobile hit comes to WiiWare, but does it clear the table?

    This week's WiiWare download is something we’re sure every Wii owner was waiting for with bated breath... an adaptation of a mobile phone pool game! However, before you dismiss this casual game as a redundant substitute for Wii Play, read on to find out why every one...

  • News Home Sweet Home - New Game Play Video!

    If you've ever wanted to be an interior designer, now is your chance. Big Blue Bubble Games is getting set to release their new interior decorating game Home Sweet Home onto the WiiWare service and we can safely say that there's not another game like this available for the Wii console, that's for sure.

    In Home Sweet Home, you are given the task of decorating one room of your client's house. You..

  • News IGA: 2D WiiWare Castlevania Is The Right Approach

    WiiWare seems to be a hot bed for retro revivals at the moment, what with Mega Man 9 and Gradius Rebirth already announced for the service. And if a recent interview with Koji ‘IGA’ Igarashi is anything to go by, another highly esteemed franchise might be inbound, too.

    IGA is the current producer of Konami’s legendary Castlevania series and he had this to say when Nintendo World Report..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Midnight Pool

    This week’s WiiWare release took us by surprise – we knew that Midnight Pool was coming out eventually, but had no idea it would be this soon - very little has been seen or heard about this game. What we do know is that it’s based on Gameloft’s mobile phone version, which could be a good or bad thing, depending on your opinion of mobile phone games!

    If you’re a fan of hitting shiny balls..

  • News Eternity's Child Demo Now Available!

    Well for all those of you out there who have been patiently awaiting Luc Bernard's upcoming WiiWare title Eternity's Child, our friend Luc has just sent word that the Eternity's Child Demo is now up on Steam. Luc also sent along a personal message for the fans as well.

    The EC demo is out, so people can test it out. The demo level won't be in the WiiWare version, and the WiiWare version will have..

  • News Get Ready To Go To Battle In Swords & Soldiers!

    Exciting times today, as Dutch developer Ronimo Games has announced their plans to bring their new game, Swords & Soldiers, to WiiWare. They are a new studio which includes people who created the original version of de Blob, a game which is being remade for the Wii.

    Seemingly taking inspiration from Castle Crashers' visual style, which will be launching soon on Xbox Live Arcade, the game will..

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    Review My Aquarium

    If you are too busy to take care of real fish then Hudson’s virtual aquarium might be perfect for you.

    Let’s make this clear right from the very start of this review -- My Aquarium is not a game. Unlike Nintendo's deep sea diving title for the Wii, Endless Ocean, there is no adventuring or exploring of any sort. My Aquarium consists solely of watching and feeding fish. It is really an..

  • News EU WiiWare Update: Strong Bad Episode 1 and My Aquarium

    Not much of a surprise in Europe today, as both of today's releases were already confirmed by their publishers beforehand! You have the choice of relaxing by watching virtual fish, or helping out the most awesome guy on the planet (Well, according to himself!).

    The first episode of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, Homestar Ruiner, is...

  • News A Look Inside The Mega Man Boutique

    You'll have to forgive us for going a bit Mega Man crazy here at WiiWare World, but this game has got us seriously excited!

    We were having a quick snoop around the Japanese site for the upcoming WiiWare title Mega Man 9 (known as Rockman in Japan) and we happened upon this rather interesting image, which should have fans of the series weeping tears of utter joy: Yes indeedy – it’s the store..

  • News My Aquarium Coming To Europe This Friday

    Hold the front page! We’ve just had confirmation from Hudson that its virtual fish tank simulator My Aquarium will be hitting the European WiiWare service this Friday (15th).

    There's no word on the North American release date as yet. Our contact at Hudson has revealed that the company is still waiting for final approval from Nintendo of America, but is hopeful of also granting the game an August..

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    Review Strong Bad Episode 1 - Homestar Ruiner

    Are you cool and attractive enough to handle Strong Bad's style on WiiWare?

    Telltale Games have been developing some of the most prominent and downright hilarious adventure games of the past several years, while Homestar Runner has been responsible for one of the most popular and ridiculously enjoyable Flash cartoons of this millennium. It may seem fate, then, that these two forces would one day..

  • News Mega Man 9 Opening Cinematic - Retrotastic!

    Feeling as if you haven’t had enough Mega Man 9 news lately? Of course you haven’t, who can ever tire of the blue bomber? Today a trailer showing the opening ‘cinematics’ for Mega Man 9 has been revealed and it goes a little something like this:

    Dr Wily has made a fool out of himself, Mega Man has given him a good kicking yet again and peace is restored to earth. Oh noes, don’t talk so..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in America (13th August)

    It’s Wednesday again, time to look at what the most popular games are in the Wii Shop. To check for yourself simply log on to your Wii Shop channel, go into the WiiWare section and then view “Popular Games”.

    We are checking the list for the American region, so if you live elsewhere your list will probably be a lot different. Feel free to post your findings below as always. Here is the list..

  • News Strong Bad's Freezing Issue for Attractive People!

    According to Nintendo WiiFanboy, some users of Strong Bad: Episode 1 Homestar Ruiner have experienced freezing issues during the game. Readers over at the Telltale forums are also reporting the same problem. Some users have said that changing the display from 16x9 widescreen setting over to the regular 4:3 display setting fixes this problem. Other users have also said that changing the setting from 480p to 480i also helps.

    If you're experiencing this freezing issue this is about the only help we can offer until Telltale releases a patch to completely fix the problem. We'll have any information regarding any possible patches when it b..

  • News Tetris Party - New Game Play Video!

    We already know that Hudson's Tetris Party will support the Wii Fit Balance Board as well as Wii Remote 'point and shoot' control. Couple that together with online play and 18 different game modes to choose from and what you have is a fairly impressive Tetris package overall.

    We still don't have a firm release date for Tetris Party, but Hudson has said to expect the game sometime this Fall. You can..

  • News Braid Is Too Big For WiiWare

    Over on Microsoft’s XBLA, there is an action puzzler called Braid doing the rounds at the moment. It has attracted rave reviews all over the place. I keenly downloaded it and completed it 100% and can verify that this is a top notch game providing hours of entertainment.

    Sadly according to Jonathan Blow the game’s creator it has no chance of being made available on WiiWare, even though it is..

  • News More Info About Mega Man 9 Bosses

    As great as our friend the Blue Bomber is, we all know it is the fiendish bosses which make a good Mega Man game. Mega Man 9 like previous games will not disappoint putting you up against such characters as Magma Man, Galaxy Man, Jewel Man, Concrete Man, Hornet Man, Plug Man, Tornado Man and Splash Woman !

    Capcom have revealed more information about three of these bosses to IGN. Let’s take a look..

  • News New My Aquarium Trailer, Game Due This Month

    Hudson has kindly informed us that its interactive fish tank game My Aquarium is due for release sometime this month.

    In order to get you all excited, the company has also produced a new trailer for English-speaking markets. It's down there, below the next paragraph. Are we good to you or what? As you can see the game is set to feature all kinds of fishy goings-on and could end up being something..

  • News Space Invaders Get Even - Stage Pack Details

    Space Invaders Get Even is about to give the phrase "sold separately" a whole new meaning. We announced in our last Space Invaders Get Even news article that, while the game would only cost you 500 Wii Points, it would only buy you the basic game package with additional game content made available at an extra cost. Taito has just released more information to help clear up any questions regarding this additional downloadable content.

    The main game package, aptly named the Starter Pack, will cost you 500 Wii Points and will feature the first level of the game along with the basic UFO. There will then be three additio..

  • News Could Elite 4 Be Headed To WiiWare?

    While it's certainly no Duke Nukem, Frontier's Elite 4 title has seen its fair share of delays and supposed project cancellations since development on the game began back in 2000. After a successful run on the various personal computers of the 80's, Frontier was all set to take their hit franchise into the modern era of video gaming, making use of the more advanced technology found in today's computers and game consoles. Unfortunately, technical setbacks have kept the project from seeing completion, even leading many media outlets and Elite fans to assume that the project itself had been abandoned altogether.

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  • News Luc Bernard's Pitch For The Star Thief

    As we reported earlier today Luc Bernard plans to take a break from the videogame industry for personal reasons. Given the mixed reception around the release of his debut game Eternity’s Child on Steam he feels it is time to hang up his golden joypad for now and move on to other things in life.

    Could Luc be being too hasty however? Whatever your opinion on Eternity’s Child it did have beautiful..

  • News Luc Bernard Quits Videogame Development

    Some rather upsetting news has reached our ears today. Luc Bernard – the creator of WiiWare title Eternity’s Child and a firm friend of the site – has announced via his blog that he is quitting the videogame industry. He will be pursuing a career in graphic novels instead.

    Bernard has recently been on the receiving end of some rather bad press...

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Strong Bad Episode One

    Rejoice North American Wii owners! One of WiiWare's most eagerly awaited titles is released today. Strong Bad Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner has been on our radar for quite some time now and looks like being one of the finest games on Nintendo’s download service so far.

    Based on a side-splittingly hilarious web flash cartoon, Homestar Ruiner is from the guys who brought us the excellent Sam and Max..

  • News Gameshastra To Bring Tumblebugs To WiiWare

    Here's a cheeky little press release about a game called Tumblebugs which is said to be coming to WiiWare later this year. As you will see from the screenshots below this is pretty much a Zuma / Actionloop clone. Happy days eh?

    Wildfire and Gameshastra announce deal to deliver Tumblebugs on WiiWare Today Hyderabad and Los Angeles based Gameshastra announces an agreement to create the Wii version..

  • News Mega Man 9 Soundtracks Coming To Japan

    Don't look now, but the Mega Man 9 news just keeps getting better and better. Now fans of the game's soundtrack are in luck, as not one but two Mega Man 9 soundtracks are coming out in Japan later this year courtesy of Inti Creates.

    The first soundtrack, due out on September 12th, will feature the original soundtrack music taken directly from the game itself. This disc will feature a whopping 35..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in America (6th August)

    It’s Wednesday again, time to look at what the most popular games are in the Wii Shop. To check for yourself simply log on to your Wii Shop channel, go into the WiiWare section and then view “Popular Games”.

    We are checking the list for the American region, so if you live elsewhere your list will probably be a lot different. Feel free to post your findings below as always. Here is the list..

  • News Mega Man 9 - Flicker Included!

    Capcom seems to be taking this trip down memory lane with their upcoming WiiWare Mega Man 9 game quite seriously. Not only will the game have 8-bit sound effects and visuals, but now Capcom is saying that this new Mega Man title will also have the same flicker that plagued many a game during the 8-bit era. About the only thing left for Capcom to do would be to require the player to jiggle the Wii Remote much the same way NES carts had to be jiggled to get the games to boot up on the loose contacts inside the NES cartridge slot. (We hope they don't take it quite that far, however)

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  • News Strong Bad's Homestar Ruiner Gets Release Date!

    After the debacle of the Virtual Console releases in the US this week, I realize that this news will be taken with a grain of salt, but here goes anyway. Telltale Games have just released a press announcement stating that their upcoming WiiWare title Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People will hit the WiiWare service on August 11, 2008. The first of five episodes entitled "Homestar Ruiner" will be the first to see a release on the service.

    Below is the official press release that gives some good details about this upcoming release. As usual, we'll have more information on the game as soon a..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Wild West Guns

    As predicted Wild West Guns is up for grabs today on WiiWare in North America. If you like Zapper games such as Link's Crossbow Training you could do a lot worse than checking out this game. You don't need a Wii Zapper to play it of course! The action is a little short lived, but it’s great fun with two players. For 1000 Wii points it represents a solid buy for anyone who likes the genre.

    Check..

  • News Gravitronix - Still Alive And Kicking!

    Since our interview with Jesse Lowther, lead designer and CEO of Medaverse Studios way back in February this year, you would be forgiven for thinking that Gravitronix is never going to come out. After all, normally by now we’d expect to see some screenshots or PR hype.

    Worry not readers, Medaverse just had their Alpha Night and it seems all is well in Gravitronix land: Tonight was our first REAL..

  • News Eternity's Child Now Available for Steam

    For those who are interested in the upcoming WiiWare game Eternity’s Child it may come as good news to hear that it is now available on the PC download service, Steam for a measly $4.49 (until 7th August when it goes up to a backbreaking $4.99!).

    A few weeks we did a preview of Eternity’s Child based on a non-complete version of the game which...

  • News Mega Man 9 To Support Classic And Gamecube Controllers

    Here's another tiny snippet of Mega Man 9 news for those of you out there who can't seem to get enough of it.

    According to Nintendojo, Capcom has confirmed that Mega Man 9 will indeed support not only the Wii Remote held sideways, but also the Classic and Gamecube controllers. What this also means is that if you're lucky enough to own one of the Wii NES RetroPort adapters, you can even use the..

  • News Major League Eating: Kodiak Bear Unleashed

    A bit of a random press release which we received from Mastiff today, but we're guessing some of our readers might be interested to know about the unlockables in Major League Eating.

    Mastiff Unleashes Kodiak Bear on Unsuspecting U.S. Wii Population Major League Eating: The Game Features Famous Ursine Opponent from Kobayashi vs. Kodiak Bear Match of 2003 SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - Aug. 1, 2008 - In..

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    Review Wild West Guns

    Saddle up the horse and reload your six shooter - it's time to earn your badge, partner...

    As children many of us spent several lazy afternoons watching old cowboy flicks, so it seems almost criminal that this classic Hollywood genre hasn't been granted a decent videogame adaptation for some time. Last generation's GUN was a modestly successful representation of the movies, but the focus on..

  • News Official Potpourrii Trailer

    Abstraction Games has released the official trailer for their upcoming WiiWare puzzler Potpourrii. While the video is fairly short, it at least gives some indication of how the game is played.

    Potpourrii is set in an old tree stump where you must take control of the spirit cannon and use it to help the tiny leprechauns restore strength to the magic tree. There are four different spirits, each..

July2008

  • News Euro Update: Wild West Guns and Defend Your Castle

    Lucky European gamers have been gifted not one but two WiiWare releases today. Hurrah!

    Wild West Guns is a neat-looking shooter that attempts to capture the thrills and spills of traditional light gun titles. It reminds us a little of Konami’s crusty old arcade shooter Lethal Enforcers II: Gunfighters – hopefully it’s a bit better! Expect our review soon. This will set you back 1000 Wii..

  • News Braben: LostWinds Was Almost Cancelled

    Frontier Developments maestro David Braben has rained praise on download services like WiiWare, commenting that LostWinds would probably have been cancelled had it been earmarked as a traditional retail release.

    Speaking at the Develop Conference in Brighton, UK, Braben had this to say: It's a fantastic way of de-risking publishing. This is a game...

  • News Play Eternity’s Child Prequel – For Free!

    Not many people seem to be aware that the upcoming WiiWare title Eternity’s Child actually started life as a mobile phone game. It was never officially released but creator Luc Bernard has put it on his site as a free download. What a kindly gent he is.

    Eternity's Child: The Lost Chapter (snappy title, eh?) showcases a gorgeous artstyle, with lovely hand drawn 2D visuals. If you’re sufficiently..

  • News Space Invaders Get Even To Come With Bargain Price Tag

    It seems that there's more good news for Space Invaders fans inside the newest issue of Japanese game magazine Famitsu. According to several scans from the magazine, Space Invaders Get Even will only cost a paltry 500 Wii Points when it hits the WiiWare service. Of course there could be a catch to that. The magazine also confirms that there will be downloadable stages available that could cost you additional Wii Points. Despite this minor catch, 500 Wii Points is still a great deal for the basic game.

    In another fun twist for classic shooter fans, gamers will also have the option of pl..

  • News Tetris Party To Support The Balance Board

    Hudson announced Tetris Party some time ago and although we’d heard rumours of Balance Board compatibility, it hasn’t actually been confirmed until now.

    The game is set for release in Autumn (or 'Fall' if you're of the North American persuasion) and will also include online play, 'point and shoot' wiimote control and 18 different games modes, 10 of which will be all-new variations on the core..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in America (30th July)

    It’s Wednesday again, time to look at what the most popular games are in the Wii Shop. To check for yourself simply log on to your Wii Shop channel, go into the WiiWare section and then view “Popular Games”.

    We are checking the list for the American region, so if you live elsewhere your list will probably be a lot different. Feel free to post your findings below as always. Here is the list..

  • News Wild West Guns - Fact Sheet, New Images And Video!

    For anyone in Europe who is looking forward to checking out Wild West Guns on Friday you can go to the saloon, order a whiskey and relax, with this media blowout we can be 100% sure now that you will not be disappointed!

    We also assured that this is out in North America on the following Monday (4th August). Below the fold we have 14 exclusive new images, and the first look at the video trailer for..

  • News Wild West Guns Coming To Europe This Friday

    European gamers will have something to look forward to this coming Friday as GameLoft’s lightgun-like shooter Wild West Guns is up on WiiWare. This isn’t just an idle internet rumour. We have it on good authority that this will indeed be out on Friday for 1000 Wii points.

    We still don’t know a whole lot about the game other than it has a wild west setting (duh!), it plays like a old lightgun..

  • News Hotheads Call For Storage

    Yet another reason for Nintendo to release their storage device.

    The 'hilariously' titled Penny Arcade episodic adventure game Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness has already been released on the PC/Linux, Xbox 360 and soon to be on the PS3 but is yet to be released or even be announced on the Wii through WiiWare. The developer Hothead Studios has however talked about..

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    Review Frat Party Games: Pong Toss

    Is Pong Toss the life of the party, or just another sobering WiiWare experience?

    Before we start, it's worth noting that Pong Toss began life as "Beer Pong" but due to worries about references to alcohol, developer JV Games opted for a more family-friendly name and removed all the naughty drinks as well. We're sure Nintendo and the ESRB...

  • News Wallace and Gromit's Grand Adventures - WiiWare Bound?

    Cracking news, Gromit! Everyone’s favourite plastcine duo are to star in a series of adventures thanks to those kind chaps at Telltale games, and although we’re probably getting ahead of ourselves here, it’s highly likely that the platform for these episodic escapades is going to be WiiWare.

    Called Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Adventures, the...

  • News Penny Arcade Adventures Too Big For WiiWare

    Kotaku recently interviewed Hothead Games, who are the developers of Penny Arcade Adventures. The interview was mostly about why this game still wasn’t available on the Playstation Network when XBLA has had it for a while, but the question of the possibility of this series coming to WiiWare also came up:

    While they would love to bring the...

  • News Keiji Inafune Reveals More About Mega Man 9

    In a recent interview with MTV Multiplayer, the creator of the Mega Man series, Keiji Inafune and his partner in crime, Hironobu Takeshita, producer of Mega Man 9 reveal a few more nuggets of information about this upcoming retro styled game.

    Here are some of the choice bits of the interview: Multiplayer: When you guys decided to make “Mega Man 9″ in this style, I assume nobody at Capcom had..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Pong Toss

    If the concept of tossing pongs appeals to you then this week’s WiiWare release will probably have you crying tears of ecstasy. Frat Party Games: Pong Toss (previously known as Beer Pong before Nintendo got a bit moody about the connection with alcohol) is a digital representation of the popular college pastime and certainly looks amusing enough, but as always we will reserve judgment until we’ve actually had chance to sit down with a cool six pack and review it – which should be very shortly.

    Here’s the press release: Pong Toss - Frat Party Games™ (JV Games,..

  • News Where In The World Is Strong Bad?

    Bad news for Strong Bad fans today. It seems that SBCGFAP will NOT be coming out in July after all! Emily Morganti, the marketing coordinator over at Telltale Games explains the dealio on their game forum:

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the game is not coming out tomorrow. What IGN said is true - we have submitted the game to Nintendo, and as soon as we get approval from them, it will be..

  • News Ghostfire Games Developer Video - Helix

    Ed Roman, CEO of Ghostfire Games and producer for their upcoming WiiWare title Helix, has just released a new developer interview video in which he answers many of the common questions that are being asked about Helix. You might remember that we did an interview with Ed last month about the game and this video is more of an extension of that.

    In the video, Ed explains exactly how the game plays as..

  • News Abstraction Games Interview - Potpourrii

    We love a good puzzler here at WiiWare World, and Abstraction Games upcoming game, Potpourrii is looking to be one of the more interesting ones coming up. Many people had assumed this was just a simple Bust-A-Move clone with a circular spin, but it seems there is more to it than just that.

    As the release date for Potpourrii draws ever closer we thought it was high time to catch up with Ralph Egas,..

  • News Space Invaders Get Even - It's Payback Time!

    It seems that after three long decades of being picked on by arcade gamers, the Space Invaders have finally had enough. Now they're fighting back and you get to take control of the invaders themselves this time around.

    Taito has recently announced their upcoming WiiWare title Space Invaders Get Even to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Space Invaders. It's hard to believe it's been that long since..

  • News Defend Your Castle Coming To Europe Next Week

    Here’s a spot of good news before the weekend. From next Friday, 1st August, European and Australian gamers will finally be able to download the rather excellent Defend Your Castle from their Wii Shop. The price will remain at a handsome 500 Wii points too! For those who are interested to know more you can check out our Defend Your Castle review to find out what the buzz is all about.

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  • News Marvelous Entertainment Working on WiiWare Title

    Legendary Japanese game developer Marvelous Entertainment have recently announced a co-publishing deal with XSEED Games to distribute their titles in both the US and Europe. Marvelous are best known for their association with the long-running Harvest Moon series of games.

    In a recent interview with Siliconera , Marvelous confirmed that they are in fact currently working on a downloadable title for..

  • News Reggie Says Storage Issue Isn't Only For Geeks And Otaku!

    Good old Reggie Fils-Aime, he’s the man. The president of Nintendo of America is launching a one man war on the terror that is the lack of internal storage on the Wii. Europe's Laurent Fischer might think that only "geeks and otaku" are bothered about having no space left to store all the lovely WiiWare games and other downloadable content you have bought, but worry not because Reggie is on your side!

    Speaking to MTV, Reggie revealed they consider the storage issue to be of wide importance now. It’s not just the hardcore demographic who are..

  • News Retro Styled Castlevania Coming To WiiWare?

    In an interview with Wired, the current Castlevania series producer, Koji Igarashi (who you might know as the man who nearly always wears a black cowboy hat and carries around a whip) was asked what he thinks about Mega Man 9. He responded as follows:

    I'm watching that very closely to see how it does. Myself, I'm a big retro gaming fan, so if it is successful that definitely opens up doors for..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in America (23rd July)

    It’s Wednesday again, time to look at what the most popular games are in the Wii Shop. To check for yourself simply log on to your Wii Shop channel, go into the WiiWare section and then view “Popular Games”.

    We are checking the list for the American region, so if you live elsewhere your list will probably be a lot different. Feel free to post your findings below as always. Here is the list..

  • News Big Kahuna Party to Bring Multiplayer Fun to WiiWare

    We got a press release about a new game for WiiWare today by the name of Big Kahuna Party. It’s the first we have heard of this game, or indeed the developers Reflexive Entertainment so we really don’t know what to expect from this one yet. It appears to be a multiplayer underwater puzzle game.

    See below the fold for the screenshots we currently have and as ever let your thoughts be known!..

  • News New Wii Channel for Japan - Print Your Photos!

    Japan gets a new Wii channel out of the blue today - What seems to translate as the "Digital Camera Print Channel" allows you to insert the SD card of your digital camera and select photos to print out!

    From what we can make out from the Japanese press release (Or the badly translated Babelfish version), there's three things you can order: A print of a single photo An entire album ful

  • News Mega Man 9 T-shirts To Go On Sale Soon!

    Do you remember a few days ago when we posted about the retro themed Mega Man 9 box art as featured on a T-shirt which a lucky 1up staffer won at E3? Well the good news is now you too could own one of these fashionable garments!

    Check out Kramez’s blog at Capcom for more info: It was quickly decided by the marketing group that if we were going to release a game that looked like it came from 1987..

  • News Official Helix WiiWare Trailer - Shake Your Booty!

    Ed Roman of Ghostfire Games just gave us a look at the brand new official trailer for their upcoming WiiWare title Helix. He informed us that the game has been submitted to Nintendo for approval and they're hoping for an August 2008 release date.

    If you'd like to see more of Helix in action, take a look at the official trailer video below. The video shows exactly how the game is played and gives a..

  • News Animales de la Muerte - More Information

    A few weeks ago we interviewed High Voltage Software about their upcoming WiiWare game Animals de la Muerte. Whilst it was a very informative interview, we forgot to ask one crucial question! What are the controls like on this game?

    Kindly Micah Skaritka at HVS has set the record straight on the controls once and for all. It actually sounds like a pretty good system. Wiimote pointing is fun for a..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Pirates - The Key of Dreams

    Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum! Pirates: The Key of Dreams has made it across from Europe and is up for grabs today. Sadly it didn’t impress us so much as you can read in our review, but that’s not to say you might not get some enjoyment out this game even if it is a bit short-lived.

    More from Nintendo’s Wii-kly update: Nintendo adds new and classic games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m..

  • News JV Games Interview - Pong Toss

    With the upcoming release of the controversial WiiWare title Frat Party Games - Pong Toss, we thought it would be a good time to get some inside information on the title. We were fortunate enough to catch up with Jag Jaeger, co-founder and VP of JV Games and he was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to do an interview with WiiWare World. Here's what Jag had to tell us in this exclusive interview.

    Wiiware World: What gave you the idea to translate this frat party game into a videogame? Jag Jaeger The reasons are many, but the main goal for Frat Party Games is to create simple and fun games where a player doesn’t have t..

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    Review Pirates: The Key of Dreams

    Is this pirate based game worth your pieces of eight or should it walk the plank?

    Pirates: The Key of Dreams was originally meant to be released as one of the launch titles in Europe. For whatever reason, this failed to happen, but two months it has finally come out and perhaps lost some of its thunder. Interestingly it is a prequel to an upcoming DS game by the name of Pirates: Duels on the High..

  • News WiiWare Preview - Eternity's Child

    Luc Bernard was kind enough to send us over a new preview build of his upcoming WiiWare platformer Eternity’s Child complete with tons of new levels to play. We've also added a bunch of new screen shots of the game in action which you can see at the bottom of this preview.

    You might remember that we did a preview of the game last month, but for...

  • News EU WiiWare Update: Pirates and SPOGS Racing

    It's WiiWare week for Europe again, and this time there are once again two new games available. Although you might as well say it's just one, as one of them was already released in the US and was found to be rather shockingly bad.

    The "new" game of the bunch is Pirates: The Key of Dreams, in which you can play as a pirate, sailing the seas, recruiting new men, battling other ships,..

  • News Pilot the Vic Viper Once More in Gradius Rebirth

    WiiWare, much like Virtual Console, is turning into a heaven for shoot 'em up fans. Konami today announced that it's going to resurrect the Gradius franchise on the service with Gradius Rebirth (A fitting name)!

    Last seen in 2004 on the PlayStation 2, Gradius really needs no introduction to most gamers, as it's one of the most popular shoot 'em up series of all time, due to being one of the first..

  • News Mega Man 9 Official Box Art

    Jeremy Parish from 1up really is the coolest kid on the block today as he walks the streets looking retrotastic in the Mega Man 9 t-shirt he blagged off a Capcom rep at E3 for completing both stages on the Mega Man 9 demo.

    Sporting phrases like "ultrasound graphics synthesis" and "8-bit fidelity engine" you can tell straightaway that this creation has its tongue firmly in its..

  • E3 2008 More Mega Man 9 Hands-On Impressions

    We posted some hands-on thoughts about the Mega Man 9 E3 demo from GoNintendo and Wii Fanboy yesterday so we could find out if it lived up to the expectations.

    Of course the E3 bandwagon keeps rolling and now the big boys have got their hands-on previews up for us to see if Mega Man 9 is looking like the game we all want it to be. Let’s have a look at what they all had to say: IGN I'll reign in..

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    Review Major League Eating: The Game

    What goes down must come back up in this gut-wrenching ‘sport’.

    People have been competitively stuffing their gullets with exorbitant amounts of various foods for over a hundred years, but not until the release of Major League Eating: The Game on WiiWare has this activity been immortalised in a videogame. Now, before you ask yourself whether or not you’d want to try a game about something as..

  • News Most Popular WiiWare Games in America (16th July)

    It’s Wednesday again, time to look at what the most popular games are in the Wii Shop. To check for yourself simply log on to your Wii Shop channel, go into the WiiWare section and then view “Popular Games”.

    We are checking the list for the American region, so if you live elsewhere your list will probably be a lot different. Feel free to post your findings below as always. Here is the list..

  • E3 2008 Mega Man 9 First Impressions

    Sadly the Corbmiester wasn't able to make it to E3 this year on our behalf. However all is not lost because GoNintendo and Wii Fanboy did make it to E3 and have posted their thoughts on Mega Man 9 before the big boys like IGN give us their verdict soon no doubt.

    Let’s check out what they had to say: GoNintendo I am was very pleased to see that the game is absolutely brutal. I don’t think that..

  • E3 2008 Miyamoto Discusses Limited Storage Space On Wii

    We haven’t exactly been bombarded with WiiWare news at E3 2008 yet. Well in fact, no news to speak of yet! So you can forgive us for raising the sticky wicket of the lack of a storage solution on the Wii yet again.

    Hopefully there will be a breakthrough on the horizon soon. IGN caught up with Miyamoto about this ever increasing problem and here’s what he had to say: There isn't anything that..

  • News Hudson's My Aquarium For WiiWare

    We received a rather interesting press release today about the upcoming fish tank simulation for WiiWare called My Aquarium by Hudson. It seems the original name of Blue Oasis for North America has now been dropped so it’s got the same name as Europe thankfully.

    We’re not sure what to make of this “game” but we’re sure it will interest some as a sort of glorified screensaver for the Wii..

  • News Japanese Mega Man 9 Site Now Live

    Some good news today as the official Japanese Mega Man 9 site has gone live. We had a quick flick through the pages and whilst we can’t understand any of the text, there is some cool content there.

    We hope Capcom USA launch a translated version of the site. If you click on the third option you can see all the Japanese box art for all the Mega Man (Rockman) games released to date. A little Mega..

  • News Alien Crush Returns - More Details

    Japanese magazine Famitsu has put up some new screenshots of the rather tasty looking Alien Crush Returns. Check it out Google’s translation of the page for yourselves.

    Here are the interesting details which we noted: Features Reverse Ball - allows you to instantly send the ball back the way it was moving. Split Ball – lets your ball split into two for a limited time for increased scoring..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Major League Eating

    The moment you were all dreading (or possibly looking forward to!) is finally upon us. Today Major League Eating: The Game is up on WiiWare for North America as promised the other day!

    We’re going to try and keep an open mind about this game until Alex’s review pops up in a day or so, but we sense that many of our readers will have dismissed this in their minds already. It would be easy to..

  • News Mega Man 9 Cover Song

    Who amongst our readers have watched the Mega Man 9 trailer more than one time just to hear the funky 8-bit music again? Even though it’s just about thirty notes repeating over and over we can’t get enough of it here at WiiWare World.

    The ever talented Tanguy Ukulele Orchestra have already done a cover song of this music in the style of ukulele and acapella. At the very least listening to this..

  • News Prepare To Eat Until You Belch On Monday

    Soon our North American friends will be able to stuff their faces on a virtual feast as Major League Eating: The Game is up on WiiWare this coming Monday.

    At first we were a bit dismissive of this game, but it actually seems to be shaping up to look like it could be a half decent game. Heck it’s even got online play and leaderboards. It certainly appears to be in a different league from offenders..

  • News Alien Crush Returns - New Screenshots and Video

    Fans of the TurboGrafx-16 pinball simulation Alien Crush will be happy to know that the official Japanese Alien Crush Returns website for the upcoming WiiWare sequel has gone live. The game has also gotten its official title of Alien Crush Returns as well. We got our hands on some new screenshots as well as the official trailer for the game for everyone to check out.

    Just from perusing the web site..

  • News Bomberman Looks Like A Blast

    The German ratings board, the USK have revealed that the upcoming Bomberman game will in fact be called Bomberman Blast. It seems like a pretty good name to us assuming that the game is a blast to play!

    The official Japanese Bomberman Blast website is available now also. Check it out, there are loads of goodies like screenshots, game modes and artwork for you to look at. That is if you can..

  • News Mega Man 9 - New Video, Online Leaderboards, NOT Exclusive!

    IGN had a pre-E3 breakthrough today with a new Mega Man 9 video and some new snippets of news.

    Anyone who has been around this site for the last week or so will know how stoked we are about Mega Man 9. Only the most cynical of gamers could fail to love the idea of a brand new 8-bit NES style Mega Man, with all new levels. The first bit of news is contrary to the denials we have heard, it is now..

  • News Bplus Interview #2 - Plättchen - Twist 'n' Paint

    Way back in March we caught up with the charismatic Bernd Geiblinger of Bplus, the Austrian developers of the upcoming WiiWare game Plättchen - Twist 'n' Paint. It was a fascinating insight into this mysterious game, but we were still left wondering quite how the gameplay would work in practice.

    Seeing as the game is finally due this month in America we thought it would be rude not to pester Bernd..

  • News High Voltage Interview - Animales de la Muerte

    Update: Animales is NOT coming to WiiWare now!

    We've been keeping a keen eye trained on Animales de la Muerte for some time now; this gloriously bloodthursty comic shooter certainly has what it takes to catch the eye, but what's the story behind its development? We demanded answers, and we got them. The awesomely named Chad Kent - Executive Producer for High Voltage Software - is the guy who..

  • News Defend Your Castle On Its Way To Europe Soon

    Defend Your Castle has been out for a while in North America, since the launch of WiiWare, in fact! The game, which is based on the popular online flash game of the same name, is the cheapest WiiWare game, though that doesn't mean it's bad - On the contrary, it's actually rather addictive as our Defend Your Castle review testifies.

    Obviously some Europeans were wondering when and if they would be..

  • News Most Popular WiiWare Games in America (9th July)

    It’s Wednesday again, time to look at what the most popular games are in the Wii Shop. To check for yourself simply log on to your Wii Shop channel, go into the WiiWare section and then view “Popular Games”.

    We are checking the list for the American region, so if you live elsewhere your list will probably be a lot different. Feel free to post your findings below as always. Here is the list..

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