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News: Spot the Differences Marking Its WiiWare Release Very Soon

Spot the Differences Marking Its WiiWare Release Very Soon

Sanuk's latest puzzle game will have you paying close attention

There are certain games that transcend language barriers and Sanuk Games tapped into one particular example when it launched Spot the Differences! on the Sony PSP and PS3, and then later on the Apple Apps Store. With the success it has enjoyed across the platforms, the developer has announced that the WiiWare service will soon be..

News: You Can Stop Waiting for Worms: Battle Islands on WiiWare Now

You Can Stop Waiting for Worms: Battle Islands on WiiWare Now

It's coming out on disc instead

It's been a long old time since we last heard anything about Worms: Battle Islands but we were expecting it to launch on WiiWare this month. Sadly, the downloadable service just got a little duller, as THQ has announced the game is on its way to Wii as a retail release. The game is now scheduled to release in November. AGOURA HILLS, Calif. - Delivering an arsenal..

Interviews: Brian Provinciano - Retro City Rampage

Brian Provinciano - Retro City Rampage

Vblank Entertainment's open-world game looks set to hijack your 8-bit heart

Grand Theftendo may have started out as a pet project of Vblank Entertainment's Brian Provinciano, but eight years later it's turned into one of the most intriguing games slated to hit WiiWare in the form of Retro City Rampage. The novelty of an 8-bit open-world game was enough to put it on our radar, and the amount of..

News: New Robox Trailer as Game Launches this Friday

New Robox Trailer as Game Launches this Friday

1,000 Points for mechanical marvel

Dreambox Games has been hard at work on Robox, polishing the little robotic box for his big debut, and that date is fast approaching. The game launches across Europe this Friday, September 24th, for 1,000 Nintendo Points. To celebrate, Dreambox has released a new trailer showing off some more of the game's beautiful hand-drawn art and classic 2D gameplay. There's..

Nintendo Download: 20th September 2010 (North America)

20th September 2010 (North America)

Throwing and Caterpillars on WiiWare; Aero 2 on VC; Soccer, Go Series and Countdown on DSiWare

The world of Nintendo Downloads is often surprising, even for aficionados such as ourselves. Sometimes a long-awaited title appears; others come from out of the blue. Enjoy this week's line-up. WiiWareTriple Throwing Sports (Code Monkeys, 500pts) – The follow-up to previous WiiWare release Triple Shot..

First Impressions: Surinuke Anatōsu

Surinuke Anatōsu

Thrill-seeking for puzzler fans

One doesn't often think of thrills and puzzles as belonging in the same sentence. You can get a bit of excitement from kicking off a combo in a fast-paced game, but to actually get a rush in the same sense as riding a rollercoaster is something else entirely. Whilst it might be an exaggeration to say Surinuke Anatōsu is the equivalent of an amusement park ride, the..

News: Expect La Mulana to be Really, Really Hard

Expect La Mulana to be Really, Really Hard

No Easy Mode in sight

La Mulana is coming to WiiWare – yes, we promise – with improved graphics but no alterations made to the game's notorious difficulty level. Designer Takumi Naramura has said there'll be no Easy Mode in the game, for one very simple reason: We made the game difficult so players can die. According to Naramura, it can take up to 30 hours to complete La Mulana, most of which..

News: Airport Mania: First Flight Approaches the Runway with a Trailer

Airport Mania: First Flight Approaches the Runway with a Trailer

Take an eagle-eyed look at the new WiiWare air traffic control game

If you enjoyed playing Firemint's Flight Control, then you might want to take note of the upcoming WiiWare title Airport Mania: First Flight and check out the first trailer for the air traffic control game from Reflexive Entertainment and South Winds Games. Originally published on the PC by Reflexive and later ported over to the..

News: Monsteca Corral Competition Winners

Monsteca Corral Competition Winners

Drumroll please...

Last week we ran a cheeky little competition to let 10 lucky Euro/Aussie readers win a copy of A Monsteca Corral: Monsters vs. Robots on WiiWare. Everyone likes a freebie, and competition here was fierce. We had 199 entries! However only 10 could win, so we punched the button on the magical Nintendo Life bingo machine and can now reveal the lucky winners: paulnumber9y0ss4ri4n

Nintendo Download: 17th September (Europe)

17th September (Europe)

Not a whole lot of excitement

Nintendo of Europe has chosen not to release a Virtual Console game, instead giving you the choice of several games that will likely not appeal to many hardcore gamers out there. You have been warned! WiiWareAdventure on LOST ISLAND - Hidden Object Game (Ateam Inc., 500 Points) — More similar to "Aha! I Found it!" Hidden Object Game rather than Ateam's..

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

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

Chronological WiiWare puzzle adventure on the way

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

Nintendo Download: 13 September 2010 (North America)

13 September 2010 (North America)

Find, conquer, scribble and flip this week

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

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

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

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

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

News: Flash Back with a Zapper in Retro City Rampage

Flash Back with a Zapper in Retro City Rampage

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

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

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

An Astro Bugz Revenge Trailer Crawls Out of the Woodwork

Sudden Games' puzzler looks to be a blast

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

News: And Yet It Moves Competition Winners

And Yet It Moves Competition Winners

Drumroll please...

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

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

14th & 15th September 2010 (Japan)

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

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

Nintendo Download: 10th September (Europe)

10th September (Europe)

More catching up

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

News: XGen Studios Readying Machinarium and Super Motherload for WiiWare

XGen Studios Readying Machinarium and Super Motherload for WiiWare

Double-whammy on the way

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

News: Practise Your Balancing with PHYSIO FUN Tomorrow

Practise Your Balancing with PHYSIO FUN Tomorrow

2,000 Wii Points for helpful software

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

News: chick chick BOOM Lays New Screenshots and Artwork

chick chick BOOM Lays New Screenshots and Artwork

WiiWare title awaiting approval

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

Podcast: Episode 19 - So Long, Farewell

Episode 19 - So Long, Farewell

Full of audio treats you simply will not believe

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

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

Find Adventure on Lost Island: Hidden Object Game Next Monday

Bit of a mouthful

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

Nintendo Download: 6th September (North America)

6th September (North America)

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

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

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

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

Zallag zooming around on September 10th

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