WiiWare News

August2009

  • News Lead the Meerkats Lesson Two Trailer

    Check out the second lesson for the upcoming WiiWare title.

    Inaria Interactive has just sent over the second video in their series of video lessons for their upcoming WiiWare title Lead the Meerkats. This video shows how you will have to forage for food and take care of the Meerkat pups. You can check out the full video below and we'll have more information on Lead the Meerkats as it becomes..

  • News LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias Announced

    The amazing WiiWare launch title is getting a sequel.

    Anticipation for a sequel to Frontier's WiiWare launch title LostWinds has been building for a long time now. We knew the announcement was coming, we just didn't know when or what to expect. In the most recent issue of Edge magazine, Frontier unleashes a rather in-depth preview of their...

  • News Nintendo Download 01-02 September 2009 (Japan)

    Another WiiWare holiday, but a few VC games and some DSiWare makes up for it.

    After last month's WiiWare windfall it shouldn't be a surprise that Japan is taking a little break from the service. Don't feel too bad for them, because there's three VC titles to tide over Wii downloaders and a few DSiWare titles from Nintendo as well. Virtual ConsoleTaikoo Risshinden (Super Famicom 800pts - Koei) -- A..

  • News Gaijin Games Releases Teaser for New Game

    Can you figure out what they're trying to tell us?

    Well Alex Neuse of Gaijin Games has just sent us their newest teaser for their upcoming WiiWare title. This teaser even has its own site that you can go check out to see if you can figure out what this whole thing is all about. We'd love hear any ideas you guys might have as to what this whole...

  • First Impressions Discipline (WiiWare - Japan)

    Art-house gaming comes to WiiWare.

    Discipline is a WiiWare game long-rumoured and only recently revealed. As possibly the most unusual game to yet grace the service, it game centres around a prison called Discipline, wherein you control a character apparently posing as an inmate. It's difficult to tell what exactly is happening because text plays a huge part in the game, with a lot of written..

  • First Impressions Simple Series Vol. 4 - The Misshitsu Kara no Dasshutsu (WiiWare - Japan)

    Not quite Steve McQueen...

    Well, Simple Series Vol. 4 - The Misshitsu Kara no Dasshutsu is quite a mouthful, so for the purpose of these impressions please forgive the re-titling of this game with the shorter, but still thematically correct name Room Escape. D3 Publisher is known as a publisher of budget games and has pushed out dozens of them for the PS2 and other platforms over the years for the..

  • Nintendo Download Mr. Driller W, Texas Hold'em Poker and Oscar in Toyland (EU)

    The Virtual Console takes another break.

    No huge surprises this week - WiiWare sees a game North America got earlier this week, along with Gameloft's latest, while DSiWare gets a single game already previously announced. Mr. Driller W is the latest in Namco's now quite well-known Mr. Driller series - A spin-off of the Dig Dug series, you play as the son of its protagonist as you try to dig your way..

  • Interviews Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: RUSH - Two Tribes

    We asked Two Tribes some questions about their upcoming second WiiWare game.

    It's been a long time since we heard anything from Two Tribes. After releasing the fantastic Toki Tori around WiiWare's launch period, they haven't really done too much on the digital download front - Toki Tori was recently ported to iPhone, but aside from that things have been pretty quiet. Of course we had a feeling they..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (27th Aug)

    It's Thursday again and time for the WiiWare Top 20!

    It's time to take a look at the most popular WiiWare titles available on the Wii Shop Channel. If you're feeling adventurous you can even take a look for yourself by simply logging on to your Wii Shop Channel, heading into the WiiWare section and then viewing "Popular Games". It's that easy! We compile this list using the USA region Wii..

  • News NinjaBee and Grubby Games Announce The Amazing Brain Train for WiiWare

    Award-winning game comes to WiiWare.

    The ever-growing list of upcoming WiiWare releases has just gotten a little bit bigger - Developers NinjaBee and Grubby Games have announced a partnership to bring The Amazing Brain Train, originally a PC game, to WiiWare. Although it's an educational game, it supposedly has more content than any other game in the genre - Quests, trophies, highscores and more..

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    Review Mr. Driller W

    Drill, baby, drill!

    That Mr. Driller W would be among the better puzzle games on the WiiWare service was somewhat of a given. It's a close relation to Dig Dug - a classic arcade series if there ever was one - and its own line of releases spans more consoles than you might have known existed. Mr. Driller has a long, rich and well-established history,...

  • News WiiWare Mecho Wars To Feature Online Multiplayer Mode?

    It will if the game's creator has anything to do with it.

    Our good friend Luc Bernard has just sent over word that he's trying to get an online multiplayer mode added in to the upcoming WiiWare version of Mecho Wars. Of course this good news comes with a catch. The game might end up being delayed a bit in order to implement this feature. He also mentioned that the WiiWare version will feature a..

  • News Rage of the Gladiator Horlan the Crusher Trailer and Exclusive MP3

    Check out the newest video from Ghostfire Games' upcoming WiiWare title plus a nice little bonus.

    Ed Roman, CEO of Ghostfire Games, has just sent over the newest gameplay trailer for their upcoming WiiWare release Rage of the Gladiator. Ed was also kind enough to give us an exclusive MP3 track from the game that was scored by veteran video game...

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    Review Arkanoid Plus!

    Another breakthrough for Taito?

    Taito's doing a fine job reviving its classic franchise on WiiWare - Space Invaders was revived with a completely different, fun gameplay style, while three games from the Bubble Bobble series all got decent to great remakes. This one's more like the Bubble Bobble games, in that it's a straight-up remake of the...

  • News Brand New Lead the Meerkats Trailer

    Check out the newest video of Lead the Meerkats in action.

    Inaria Interactive has just sent over the newest gameplay video of their upcoming WiiWare release Lead the Meerkats in action. This video shows the Lesson One tutorial that introduces the player to the game and its mechanics. You can check out the full video below and we'll have more information on Lead the Meerkats as it becomes available..

  • Nintendo Download Jedi, Drills and Bubbles (US)

    NoA takes a step back with only one game for each service.

    It seems Nintendo of America has finally decided to take it easy for a week - There's only three new games this time. That's not to say they're bad though! For the Virtual Console there's Super Empire Strikes Back, the second game in the Super Star Wars series, which is based on the movie of the same name. Like the first game, it's..

  • News Two Tribes Reveals Their Next WiiWare Project

    Set to make a series of games based around the famous Rubik's Cube.

    Ever since they released the excellent WiiWare launch title Toki Tori, things have been rather quiet at Two Tribes, which was a shame - Obviously we couldn't wait to see what else they had in store for WiiWare! Today the wait is over - Two Tribes has revealed that their next project is actually a series of WiiWare games based..

  • News Nintendo Download 25-26 August 2009 (Japan)

    The WiiWare party is back on with a load of new downloads for both Wii and DSi!

    After taking a couple of week's holiday the Japanese WiiWare service is back in action with five new WiiWare releases (two of them aimed at small children), two Virtual Console titles and five new DSiWare downloads. Yes it does seem terribly unfair, but that's life. If you're fortunate enough to be able to partake of..

  • News That Earthworm Jim WiiWare Game? Yep, A Remake

    Confirmed by Gameloft.

    Looking forward to that new Earthworm Jim game slated to hit WiiWare later this year? Well, if you're a fan, odds are you've already played it. Gameloft has confirmed our suspicions about their recently announced title: it's indeed a remake of the 1994 original, which just so happens to already be available on Virtual Console. If you don't care about updated graphics or..

  • News And Yet It Moves Coming to WiiWare

    Broken Rules bringing their PC/Mac platformer to WiiWare.

    Broken Rules has just officially announced that their PC/Mac platformer And Yet It Moves is coming to Nintendo's WiiWare service. This unique puzzle/platformer infuses exciting art styles with challenging platforming action and tosses in a bit of puzzle solving to the mix to spice things up a bit. You can check out the official press..

  • Nintendo Download Pilotwings, Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Pop Plus, Arkanoid and Bit.Trip (EU)

    An all-star lineup for Europe this week!

    There's a total of 5 new releases this week - And all of them are highly regarded games! Among them are two new Nintendo games, which, as Nintendo claims, are both being released because of this week's German Gamescom event. The Virtual Console finally gets a certain SNES launch title which strangely hasn't been made available yet - Pilotwings, a flight sim..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (19th Aug)

    It's Wednesday again and time for the WiiWare Top 20!

    It's time to take a look at the most popular WiiWare titles available on the Wii Shop Channel. If you're feeling adventurous you can even take a look for yourself by simply logging on to your Wii Shop Channel, heading into the WiiWare section and then viewing "Popular Games". It's that...

  • News Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2 on PC Tomorrow, WiiWare "Soon After"

    The second part of Guybrush Threepwood's new adventure is right around the corner.

    If you've bought and played the first chapter of Tales of Monkey Island and are itching to find out what happens after the cliffhanger you were shown at the end, your wait is almost over. The Siege of Spinner Cay, the second chapter in the series, will be released on...

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    Review PictureBook Games: Pop-Up Pursuit

    Feeling board? You will be!

    If there's one thing WiiWare spotlights so well, it's the beauty of simplicity. Many of its best releases (World of Goo, Toki Tori, Art Style: Orbient) are deceptively deep showcases for simple - yet addictive - concepts. PictureBook Games: Pop-Up Pursuit, however, reminds us all that simplicity without a strong...

  • News Bonsai Barber Monthly Competition

    Zoonami is giving European gamers a chance to win Bonsai seeds!

    Do you have artistic talent? Can you draw or paint? If the answer is yes, you might just have the opportunity to win yourself a set of Bonsai seeds. You can take a look at the official competition information below to find out the exact details of the contest and where you'll need to send your submissions in order to have a shot to win..

  • News Brand New Rage of the Gladiator Gameplay Video

    Check out the battle with the evil magician Lord Vensors!

    Ed Roman, CEO of Ghostfire Games, has just sent over a brand new gameplay video of their upcoming WiiWare fighting title Rage of the Gladiator in action. This is the battle with the evil magician Lord Vensors and you can see a handful of his magic tricks in action in the new gameplay video below. Ed was also kind enough to send us a batch of..

  • News Earthworm Jim Squiggling Onto WiiWare

    Hitting later this year.

    Party like it's 1994: Gameloft has announced a new Earthworm Jim game for mobiles and all three console's downloadable stores. We're not sure if it's an all-new adventure, as the wording of the press release seems to imply a remake of the first title. Let's hope for a new one, as the Genesis/Mega Drive original is already available on Virtual Console (and soon possibly on..

  • Nintendo Download Ninjas, Picture Books, Slot Cars, Sudoku and Guitars (US)

    Nintendo of America does a bit of catching up.

    There's nothing really unexpected this week - Except for the fact that it seems LucasArts won't be releasing their Super Star Wars games in consecutive weeks, as there's no new one this time. Four of today's five new games have already been released in Europe, so we've already got reviews ready. The Virtual Console has the best new game this week,..

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    Review 3-2-1, Rattle Battle!

    Will this party game keep everyone entertained, or will it just tire you out?

    Another minigame collection - as if the Wii isn't already overflowing with them! When done right, they can be quite entertaining, but Tecmo seems to have missed the whole point of the "minigame" concept by... well, by not offering a lot, really. This game only...

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    Review Family Slot Car Racing

    Slot car racing fun for the whole family...or is it?

    Arc System Works is clearly enjoying some success with the "Family" series of games because they just keep on putting them out. Considering what real life slot-car racing is all about a video game version could offer some improvements, so is it possible that this game is worthwhile?...

  • News Square Enix Drops Some Darklord DLC On Its PALs

    Available now, evil ones.

    Got some extra Wii points burning a hole in your digital pocket, PAL gamers? Square Enix has proposed a solution: buy FFCC: My Life as a Dark Lord DLC! First up is the Darklord Special Forces pack, which takes up 2 blocks and 500 space bucks. Included are six monsters: a melee Ogre, ranged Ahriman, magical Sahagin, some generic Coeurl and Chimera and healer Lamia. For 300..

  • News Official La-Mulana Site Goes Live

    Now you can check out all things La-Mulana!

    We've just received word from Nicalis that their brand new official La-Mulana Website is now live and ready for you to check out! There you'll find everything from the official gameplay trailer to screenshots and even an ongoing blog that will keep you up-to-date on all La-Mulana happenings. The beloved...

  • Nintendo Download Phantasy Star, Flipnote Studio, Sujin Taisen, Rattle Battle and Slot Car Racing (EU)

    2 DSiWare and WiiWare games, and one Virtual Console game.

    For the first time in quite a while, this week brings us two new DSiWare games. Today's other new releases aren't exactly surprising! For DSiWare, there's the previously announced Flipnote Studio, a nifty application which lets you draw your very own animations, which you can then fine-tune in various ways before uploading them to a special..

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    Review Rock N' Roll Climber

    Does this rock climbing simulation really rock?

    When word came down that Giles Goddard, the man who had a hand in creating such legendary game titles as Starfox and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was creating a WiiWare title, speculation began growing as to what type of game it could actually be. So to say it was shocking when it was announced that the game was a rock climbing simulation..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (12th Aug)

    It's Wednesday again and time for the WiiWare Top 20!

    It's time to take a look at the most popular WiiWare titles available on the Wii Shop Channel. If you're feeling adventurous you can even take a look for yourself by simply logging on to your Wii Shop Channel, heading into the WiiWare section and then viewing "Popular Games". It's that easy! We compile this list using the USA region..

  • News Bit.Trip Core Gets European Date

    Prepare to thumb dance on August 21

    European fans waiting to continue the musical and psychadelic journey of Commander Video, the end is nigh. Bit.Trip Core, the second release in Gaijin Games' crazy difficult retro-inspired saga, is slated for an August 21 release in the Old World. For the sequel, you're put literally in the middle of the action...

  • Nintendo Download Kindred Spirits, Rock N' Roll, Star Wars and Different Art (US)

    Well, that didn't take long - Super Star Wars is available today, among other games!

    We only just reported on the ESRB rating a classic Star Wars SNES game less than an hour ago, but it turns out the rating isn't going to be sitting there without the game actually being out for multiple months - Super Star Wars is available today! It's accompanied...

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    Review OVERTURN

    WiiWare's first Mech-based fighting game enters the arena, but is it a champ or a chump?

    WiiWare is very sparse when it comes to games that feature massive, hulking robots battling it out in an enclosed arena. Studio Zan therefore don't have to face much competition in the genre, so with that in mind let's delve into this game and see if they've taken the time to make this one worth owning. Upon..

  • Nintendo Download Bonsai Barber, The Revenge of Shinobi and City Transport Maps (EU)

    Zoonami's hairdressing game is finally out, and it's accompanied by Sega's awesome ninja game. Oh, and some city maps.

    After skipping a week, the Official Nintendo Magazine has once again revealed the Wii/DSi updates in advance. As promised a while ago, today finally sees the European release of Bonsai Barber. Accompanying it is a single Virtual Console game and two DSiWare applications which might..

  • First Impressions Tomenasanner

    Rock rock planet rock, don't stop. Rock rock planet rock - DON'T STOP!

    What Tomenasanner means is anyone's guess (try guessing in the comments - better still, please advise if you know!). It's written in katakana so it's apparently a word of foreign origin (sure sounds it!), but the closest that Google Translate offered was "tomen" which apparently means "bridle" in dutch and..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (5th Aug)

    It's Wednesday again and time for the WiiWare Top 20!

    It's time to take a look at the most popular WiiWare titles available on the Wii Shop Channel. If you're feeling adventurous you can even take a look for yourself by simply logging on to your Wii Shop Channel, heading into the WiiWare section and then viewing "Popular Games". It's that easy! We compile this list using the USA region..

  • News NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits Available in North America Next Monday

    Over the Top Games' awesome puzzle platformer finally crosses the ocean.

    Over the Top Games has finally announced a North American release date for their debut game, NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits. The game was released in Europe back in June, but week after week, did not show up in any North American Wii Shop updates. Thankfully, you can now rest easy knowing that the game will be out next Monday, the..

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    Review Sexy Poker

    Put on your Wii gloves…

    Filling the hole in Wiiware’s library of card games is Gameloft’s Sexy Poker, the self-proclaimed “first sexy poker game on the Wii.” It certainly is unique, but has Gameloft dealt their latest offering a winning hand? The first thing that must be said about Sexy Poker is that this is an M-rated game. For many of...

  • News Bonsai Barber out in Europe this week

    Zoonami celebrate the upcoming Euro launch of Bonsai Barber in style with a big carrot cake!

    Way back in March in North America our pals at Nintendo published a cheeky WiiWare title by the name of Bonsai Barber. The game was quite unique as you get the chance to try out your skills as a barber on a bunch of willing vegetables. Sure, it’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but we found..

  • News Rage of the Gladiator Coming to WiiWare

    Ghostfire Games announces their brand new WiiWare title.

    Ed Roman, CEO of Ghostfire Games, has just sent over the official announcement of their brand new WiiWare title Rage of the Gladiator, along with a whole host of goodies to go along with it. See below for the trailer showing footage of the game, along with lots of screenshots. You might remember Ghostfire Games from their first WiiWare..

  • Nintendo Download Mechas, Sexy Poker, Football and Art (US)

    The Virtual Console shows signs of life.

    The past two North American Wii/DSi updates had no new Virtual Console games, but thankfully, there is one this week. It's accompanied by two WiiWare games and the final DSiWare Art Style game (For now). On WiiWare, today brings us the previously announced Overturn. Perhaps taking a bit of inspiration from...

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    Review Driift Mania

    Super Sprint and Super Off-Road had a baby and it's soooo cute!

    If you were a gamer in the mid-late 80s you'll probably remember a couple of arcade games called Super Sprint and Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's Super Off-Road, both of which gave 1-3 players the chance to compete in a series of races against human or computer-controlled opponents...

  • News Overturn: Mecha Wars Coming to WiiWare on Monday

    The tournament-based battle title is on its way to North America.

    Studio ZAN has just announced that their tournament-based battle game Overturn: Mecha Wars will be released on the WiiWare service in North America this Monday, August 3rd for 800 Wii Points. They were kind enough to send over a host of new screenshots of the game in action that you can check out below, along with a snippet of..

  • News Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes Announced

    Silent Dreams announce their brand new WiiWare strategy RPG title.

    Silent Dreams has just announced their brand new tactical strategy RPG title Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes that will be coming to the WiiWare service later on this year. You can check out the full press release below which gives loads of details on this new title and what you can expect from it. Fans of roleplaying and strategic..

July2009

  • News Nintendo Download 04-05 August 2009 (JAPAN)

    It's a mega update in the Land of the Rising Sun!

    The release schedules around the world have seen bumper crops of WiiWare releases (and in PAL territories VC ones courtesy of the latest Hanabi Festival); naturally being Nintendo's home territory it should come as no surprise that Japan outdoes even these impressive download service updates. Next...

  • News Telltale Games: 'Wii Audience Is Perfect For Us"

    Developer loves Nintendo's machine, actually

    Despite the fact that one of the company's staff is of the opinion that the iPhone is more powerful than the Wii, Telltale's design director has insisted that he thinks Nintendo's platform is a perfect fit for their games. We think the Wii audience is perfect for the kinds of games we make, orientated towards story and characters and casual play - a..

  • Nintendo Download Driift Mania, The Three Musketeers, Monkey Island and Guitar Rock Tour (EU)

    The Virtual Console takes a break after the Hanabi Festival.

    After North America did not get any VC games the last two weeks some people were rightfully worried that Europe would also not get any new ones as soon as the Hanabi Festival was over. Those worries were well warranted, because as it turns out, indeed, there's not one new VC game tonight! Instead, there's a whopping three new WiiWare..

  • News iPhone more powerful than Wii?

    Telltale Games seem to think so!

    Monkey Island hasn't even been out a week yet, and already a storm's brewing over the game's choppy framerate. When a fan complained on the Telltale Games forums about the Wii versions' framerate, a Telltale programmer went on record to say: ..The Wii is just not a powerful console. An iPhone is much more powerful than a Wii, even. Later on this programmer was..

  • News Worms Coming to WiiWare and Possibly DSiWare

    Now here's some good news for all you Worms fans!

    According to a SPOnG interview with Team 17, Worms will be headed to WiiWare, and possibly even DSiWare in the near future. The games have appeared on every major current generation platform at one time or another, but it's nice to hear news of the series making an appearance on Nintendo's WiiWare service. And the possibility of a DSiWare release..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (29th July)

    It's Wednesday again and time for the WiiWare Top 20!

    It's time to take a look at the most popular WiiWare titles available on the Wii Shop Channel. If you're feeling adventurous you can even take a look for yourself by simply logging on to your Wii Shop Channel, heading into the WiiWare section and then viewing "Popular Games". It's that easy! We compile this list using the USA region..

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    Review HB Arcade Cards

    You know what this game of Rummy needs? Gin. And lots of it

    HB Arcade Cards has one thing working for it, and three things working against it. Let’s start with the good news: it’s six great games for one low price, but you don’t need to read a review to tell you that. So now on with the bad news. The first problem the game has is that there is...

  • Interviews Night Game - Nicalis

    Nicalis gives us the lowdown on the much anticipated Night Game in this exclusive interview.

    Way back in November last year we interviewed Nicalis about Cave Story, a game which is being anticipated with as much excitement as 2D Boy’s World of Goo by indie fans. There is no question that Nicalis are set to impress with their overhaul of the classic freeware game by Daisuke Amaya. A refreshing..

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    Review The Three Musketeers: One For All!

    This week, Alexandre Dumas makes his WiiWare debut. Next week: Crime and Punishment Party!

    When it was first announced, The Three Musketeers: One For All! was the subject of much anticipation on the part of the WiiWare community, simply because it belonged a mysteriously under-represented genre: the action platformer. This earned it a lot of...

  • News Bonsai Barber Giveaway: Get Your Free Seeds Now

    Live in Europe? Want some free celery, carrot or onion seeds? Act now!

    To celebrate the upcoming August 7th release of Bonsai Barber in Europe, Zoonami Games has started a fitting giveaway promotion for the game. Simply shoot an email to bbseeds@zoonami.com with your name and address, and you will be mailed a..

  • News Nintendo Rep: Virtual Console Being Toned Down

    Supposedly steering towards more original games.

    Bummed about how crappy Nintendo of America seems to treat Channels and the Virtual Console? Aren't we all. The Gamebag was so bummed they emailed Nintendo. When queried about the slowed VC support, a customer service rep replied with what we've all seen coming but hoped wasn't true. We understand...

  • Interviews Driift Mania - Konami

    Konami's European studio spill the beans about their upcoming WiiWare racer!

    With the upcoming July 31st European release of Konami's WiiWare top-down racing game Driift Mania approaching fast, we thought that now might be a good time to get in touch with the developers behind it in order to find out a bit more about the game. Axel de Rougé, the Lead Producer for Driift Mania at Konami, was kind..

  • Interviews Max & the Magic Marker - Press Play

    Press Play talk about their upcoming WiiWare platformer.

    Ole Teglbjærg from Press Play was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to answer a few of our questions in an interview regarding their upcoming WiiWare platformer Max & the Magic Marker. You can check out the full interview below to find out what he had to say to Nintendo Life. Nintendo Life: Can you tell us a little bit..

  • News La Mulana Creator Addresses Speed Concerns

    No need to worry about the slow speed of the first trailer.

    There have been some readers who've commented about the speed of the WiiWare La Mulana title in the first trailer that was released. Takumi Naramura, La Mulana creator and director of the upcoming WiiWare version of the game saw some of these comments and wanted to set the record straight as far as the concerns voiced regarding the speed..

  • News Brand New Zombie Panic in Wonderland Screenshots

    New screenshots galore!

    We just got in a bunch of brand new screenshots of the upcoming WiiWare release Zombie Panic in Wonderland in action! You can check out the game description below along with the all-new set of screenshots of the game. Enjoy! Blast all the zombies! The game is a first-player shooter game with a very simple system. The player controls the character´s movements with the..

  • News Want Your Name in Furry Legends?

    Here's your chance!

    Have you ever played a video game and thought your name would look good in there somewhere? If so, you're going to get your shot at fame and fortune. Okay, maybe just the fame part. Gamelion Studios, developers of the upcoming WiiWare release Furry Legends are giving one or two gamers the chance to have their names placed inside...

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    Review Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1

    Guybrush Threepwood’s first new adventure in almost 9 years. Is he still the wannabe pirate king of adventure games?

    The 'point and click' adventure has been clinically dead for quite a while now, largely because it seemed impossible to make a good example of the genre in 3D. Many developers tried, but almost all of them failed, mostly due to...

  • Nintendo Download Monkeys, Musketeers, Cards and Sudoku (US)

    Virtual Console sits out again.

    We're really wondering what's going on over at Nintendo of America - Last week didn't have any VC games, but this week doesn't either! For about the 7th time in a row, there are 3 new WiiWare games, though. Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal is the first episode in Telltale's new...

  • News La Mulana Announcement and Trailer

    See the WiiWare version of La Mulana in action!

    You might remember that Nigoro and Nicalis recently announced their new partnership. Well, these two companies have now officially announced their new WiiWare title La Mulana and have released the first trailer showing the game in action. You can check out the brand new trailer below, along with the official press release announcing the game. Nigoro,..

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    Review ColorZ

    It’s a colourful world we live in.

    ColorZ is a game whose trailer captured the attentions of many with its vibrant colours against light backgrounds and novel colour fusion mechanic. The sight of gently drifting UFOs floating through groups of stationary enemies accompanied by an ambient/trance techno soundtrack and no shooting in sight created the impression it was the kind of game you could..

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    Review Battle Poker

    Battle Poker? I hardly battle know her!

    There are a few things about Battle Poker that you will notice as soon as you start playing the game, and one of them is that at no point do you actually play any poker. Is this a bad thing? Absolutely not, but it does lead to a slightly schizophrenic experience. Basically, Battle Poker is a collection of puzzle-based minigames (all but two of which are..

  • News Tales of Monkey Island Coming to WiiWare on Monday

    The premier episode is almost upon us.

    Good news for fans of the Tales of Monkey Island titles, the first episode, "Launch of the Screaming Narwhals", is set to hit the North American WiiWare service on Monday, July 27th at a cost 1000 Wii Points. We've also been informed that information regarding a European release should be coming soon as well. We'll have more information on Tales of..

  • Nintendo Download 28-29 July 2009 (Japan)

    2 arcade classics, 3 new WiiWare titles and a bumper crop of DSiWare next week.

    Looks like we're back to a more familiar release schedule in Japan, but the number of new DSiWare releases is more than normal with 9 new titles (though it has to be admitted two of these are guidebooks). The Virtual Console releases include Tecmo's second offering for the VCA: Ninja Ryukenden, which gamers elsewhere..

  • News Brand New Stunt Cars Screenshots

    Check out the newest screens of the game in action!

    We just got in a bunch of brand new screenshots of the upcoming WiiWare release Stunt Cars for you to check out. As you can see, the game is really shaping up and should be worth keeping an eye on between now and its WiiWare release. We'll keep you posted on any new developments, and we'll have a full review of the game when it hits the WiiWare..

  • News Nicalis and Nigoro Join Forces

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