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Review: Gods vs. Humans (WiiWare)

Gods vs. Humans (WiiWare)

Nobody wins?

So far, games priced at 1500 Wii Points have either been at the top or at the bottom of the spectrum; none of them have been anywhere in between. The fifth title to receive this price tag, Gods vs. Humans, might be the first game to fill in that empty space. One of the few strategy games on WiiWare, the title says it all. The humans are building a tower to pierce the heavens, and as..

News: Aya and the Cubes of Light Gets Speed Boost

Aya and the Cubes of Light Gets Speed Boost

Leads to slight delay

The first footage of upcoming WiiWare puzzler Aya and the Cubes of Light drew criticism from some readers due to its slow pacing, and developer Object Vision noticed. The outcome? The game will receive a speed increase, among other improvements. It also looks likely that the game will feature mid-level checkpoints in response to beta testers' requests. Sadly these improvements..

Interviews: Sega - Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1

Sega - Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1

We chat about the hedgehog's 2D return

It's nearly here: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 is released on WiiWare in North America on October 11th, with a European release following on Friday October 15th. With the game now finished and so very nearly here, we caught up with Ken Balough, Digital Brand Manager for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I, to pose some questions about the hedgehog's impending..

News: Bit.Trip FATE Soundtrack Available For Sale Before the Actual Game

Bit.Trip FATE Soundtrack Available For Sale Before the Actual Game

Full game aiming for Oct. 18 release in North America, says Gaijin

Sometimes, it seems, waiting is difficult. Like waiting for the next entry in a favourite game series. After the last time we parted ways with CommanderVideo in Gaijin Games' phenomenal Bit.Trip RUNNER, the return of the Atarified hero in Bit.Trip FATE seems like it can't come soon enough. Sure, you can bide your time reading our..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 9: Halloween Hootenanny

NLFM Episode 9: Halloween Hootenanny

You don't need to be the master of unlocking to access these horror treasures

Boo! It's a regular fright fest in this episode of NLFM as we queue up some of our favorite horror game tracks. BEHOLD! the wonders of mad science gone wrong! GASP! at the children of the night! WONDER! how Chuck D. Head doesn't need more painkillers! RUN! from the Scissorman! Dare you listen? Dare you not? In case you've..

Nintendo Download: 4th October 2010 (North America)

4th October 2010 (North America)

Shantae arrives!

No messing around this week, let's get straight to the good stuff. DSiWareShantae: Risky's Revenge (WayForward, 1200pts) – The genial genie finally returns in this highly anticipated release. The price point may seem steep, but WayForward assures us this one is packed with enough content to keep you going for ages. Our full review will be up later this week. Rummikub (Games..

Review: Astro Bugz Revenge (WiiWare)

Astro Bugz Revenge (WiiWare)

Revenge is sweet

It's a tale that's old as time: a puzzle game is released that requires you to match up three of the same colour in order to clear the screen and advance through levels. It is inevitably compared to Bubble Bobble and Bejeweled, and usually labelled as a clone of one or the other. Astro Bugz Revenge can safely be added to the list of these games, but its unique features and..

Review: Target Toss Pro: Lawn Darts (WiiWare)

Target Toss Pro: Lawn Darts (WiiWare)

Flying Wii Remotes: less likely to cause injury than flying lawn darts

A sequel to Target Toss Pro: Bags, released on WiiWare in 2008, Target Toss Pro: Lawn Darts brings the same style of play to a different variety of games, this time using lawn darts. We thought the previous release was good but needed some work – did Incredible Technologies hit the mark this time? Lawn Darts is an outdoor..

News: Racers' Island: Crazy Racers Racing Crazily to North America on Monday

Racers' Island: Crazy Racers Racing Crazily to North America on Monday

1000 Points stateside

Whilst Zallag released Gods vs. Humans to European WiiWare fans today, next Monday sees its first title, Racers' Islands: Crazy Racers reaching North America. At 1000 Points it's 200 Points cheaper than its European counterpart, but still boasts the same mixture of racers, islands and craziness. You can read our Racers' Island: Crazy Racers review to see what we made of this..

Nintendo Download: 1st October (Europe)

1st October (Europe)

Plenty of PooYoos, Petz, Gods and Humans

Hopefully the exciting news about upcoming Virtual Console releases for Europe will be enough to satisfy retro fans for now, while this week there's two WiiWare and three DSiWare titles to quench your thirst. WiiWareGods vs. Humans (1500pts, Zallag) – We've been looking forward to this comical strategic combat title, which will hopefully set publisher..

Review: Robox (WiiWare)

Robox (WiiWare)

Should you square off with this?

From the first screens released, developer Dreambox Games’s first WiiWare title looked set for stardom. Robox is a 2D side-scrolling platforming adventure that has a beguiling beauty, utilising an art style that's full of character and reminiscent of the pages of classic children’s books like Where the Wild...

News: Download the Soundtrack for Dive: The Medes Islands Secret

Download the Soundtrack for Dive: The Medes Islands Secret

For free, of course

Dive: The Medes Islands Secret is one of the better games to have arrived on WiiWare so far this year: a submarine blend of exploration and action, it's sold well enough for Cosmonaut Games to want to say thank you with the release of the game's complete soundtrack. Composed and remastered by El Topo Negro, it includes 11 tracks with new versions and never-before-released bonus..

News: 3DS To Get Revamped Online Shop

3DS To Get Revamped Online Shop

Better interface, faster menus and a new Virtual Console

Nintendo's Wii Shop Channel and DSiWare Shop may have some great games on them, but browsing the services for content could be a bit easier. Unless you go in there knowing what you want, finding something new and interesting can be a bit cumbersome, as sifting through menu after menu can take some time. With the 3DS, Nintendo hopes to change..

News: Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Races to WiiWare on October 11th

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Races to WiiWare on October 11th

WiiWare gets it before XBLA and PSN

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode One will come to WiiWare on Monday October 11th with a European release to follow on Friday October 15th. The game will cost 1500 Points, as previously claimed by Nintendo Power. WiiWare will also receive the game before Xbox 360 and PS3 owners, if only by a matter of days. Our crack team of hedgehog experts is gearing up to tackle a..

Nintendo Download: 27th September (North America)

27th September (North America)

Two each for WiiWare and DSiWare

This week's release schedule is as varied as usual, taking in potentially fatal sports games to cerebral puzzlers, with two games apiece for WiiWare and DSiWare and the expected break from Virtual Console. WiiWareTarget Toss Pro: Lawn Darts (700pts, Incredible Technologies) – The follow-up to Target Toss Pro: Bags, this puts you in a virtual back garden and lets..

News: Nintendo Power Claims Sonic 4: Episode 1 Will Cost 1500 Points

Nintendo Power Claims Sonic 4: Episode 1 Will Cost 1500 Points

High price for hedgehog heaven

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 is one of WiiWare's most anticipated games, either because of or despite the claims it will bring Sonic back to his glory days, depending on your point of view. Flagship WiiWare titles don't come cheap however, and the latest issue of Nintendo Power claims Sonic's next outing will set you back a sizeable 1,500 Wii Points. Considering..

News: My Planetarium Trailer and Screenshots Look Stellar

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..

Review: Triple Throwing Sports (WiiWare)

Triple Throwing Sports (WiiWare)

It’s not hammer time and it never will be

Please have your Wii Remote and Nunchuk handy. You’ll need them to read this review. Ready? Okay, first, begin by spinning the Nunchuk around in a circular motion. Any direction will do, just spin it really fast, then faster still. Then, when the time is right, press the B button. Are you with us so far? Good, now press the A button while simultaneously..

Nintendo Download: 28th & 29th September 2010 (Japan)

28th & 29th September 2010 (Japan)

Two each for Wii and DSi next week

Could predictions of the death of WiiWare in Japan have been premature? It appears so as there's two new titles coming next week, both from 3rd parties. Import gaming fantatics should reign in their excitement, however as both appear to be "lifestyle" apps rather than games. The DSi offerings are unlikely to engender any excitement either since one of..