WiiWare News

July2009

  • News La-Mulana Coming to WiiWare

    The amazing indie release is headed to WiiWare.

    Now here's some fantastic news for those of you who can appreciate an old-school platformer. The Japanese indie platformer La-Mulana is headed to the WiiWare service! This news has officially been confirmed by Nintendo Power magazine, but any further details are a bit sketchy at the moment. You can check out the indie classic in all its glory below..

  • News The Three Musketeers: One for All! Coming to North America on Monday

    The unique new WiiWare platformer is almost here!

    Well we originally expected The Three Musketeers: One for All! to land on the European WiiWare service first, but it seems that's not going to be the case. Legendo Entertainment has just put out a press release announcing a July 27th North American release for the game for a price of 900 Wii Points. Of course the game is still also on tap for a July..

  • First Impressions Magnetis

    We put the upcoming WiiWare puzzler through its paces!

    The guys over at Yullaby were kind enough to send over a preview build of their upcoming WiiWare puzzler Magnetis for us to try out. I got to spend a few hours with the game today and I have to say, it's really surprised me. Now I expected it to be a good puzzler, but the game has a very unique feel to it and some very challenging game play to..

  • News Icon Games Announce Plans for Wiiware

    Arcade Darts, Arcade Sports & Stuntcars coming later this year.

    You may have noticed recently that we added 3 mysterious WiiWare games to our ‘coming soon’ list: Arcade Darts, Arcade Sports and Stunt Cars. These games are all in development by UK based developer Icon Games. Naturally we got in touch to find out more. Here is what Richard Hill-Whittall (Head of Development) had to say about..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (22nd 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..

  • Interviews Tales of Monkey Island - Telltale Games

    We asked Telltale some questions about the legendary series which has finally come to a Nintendo platform.

    Who hasn't heard of the Monkey Island series? Although it has never been on any Nintendo platform until now, most people still know that it's one of the greatest point and click adventure series ever made, but after Escape from Monkey Island, released in 2000, it sadly seemed to have died..

  • News Brand New Liight Gameplay Trailers Released

    Check out Liight in action!

    Studio Walljump have just updated us on the progress of their long-awaited WiiWare release Liight. They were also kind enough to send us three brand new gameplay videos of the game in action that you can check out below as well. It's worth mentioning that Liight was recently announced as a PAX 10 selection and will be in playable form at the upcoming Penny Arcade Expo..

  • News The Mystery of Whiterock Castle coming to WiiWare soon

    Can you solve the mystery within?

    We just received a press release from German publisher RTL Playtainment along with two screenshots about a new WiiWare game by the name of The Mystery of Whiterock Castle. It appears to be a medieval version of ‘Where’s Wally’ (Waldo), where the player has to search for items in the landscape. The pedantic among you may have picked up on the bold claim “The..

  • Nintendo Download Art, Cards and Crystals Have Gamers Seeing Spots (US)

    Mostly a catch up week for North America!

    Nintendo of America is playing catch up this week with the release of three titles that have already been released in Europe. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord (WiiWare - 1000 Points) was just recently released in Europe and you can check out our review of the game to find out what we thought about it. It's the sequel to My Life as a..

  • News Sexy Poker - ESRB Rated Sans Nudity

    But it still manages to pull an "M" rating.

    Well the Sexy Poker ESRB rating saga continues on, and this time the game gets through with an "M" rating. Of course there is no more nudity - only sexy lingerie to stare at. Below is the official content rating entry for Sexy Poker for the WiiWare service that gives some details on why the game received an "M" rating. SEXY POKER..

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    Review Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord

    Here's your chance to try out life as a Darklord!

    As a launch title for the WiiWare service in all regions, the long-titled Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King was highly anticipated by fans of the famous series and city-building enthusiasts alike. Having received positive critical acclaim from the gaming world, which appeared to...

  • News My Life as a Darklord Coming to North America on Monday

    Better get those Nintendo Points ready. Lots of them!

    According to the official Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord web site, the game is set to hit the North American WiiWare service on Monday, July 20th for 1000 Nintendo Points. Below is a list of all the available downloadable content and you can also check out the official trailer for the game on the official web site..

  • Interviews Magnetis - Yullaby

    Yullaby talk about their upcoming WiiWare puzzler.

    We were recently lucky enough to catch up with Etienne and Romain of Yullaby to talk a little bit about their upcoming WiiWare puzzler Magnetis. Etienne Périn is the main 2D/3D artist and lead game designer of Magnetis and Romain Gauthier is the music composer and sound designer of the game. You can find out what they had to say to Nintendo Life..

  • News Max & the Magic Marker Trailer and Screenshots

    Check out the game in action!

    Press Play has just released a brand new trailer for their upcoming WiiWare release Max & the Magic Marker. Below is a bit of information about the game and you can also check out the first world of the game in action in the trailer below. Max & the Magic Marker is a physics based 2D platform game, in which the player controls the boy Max and his Magic Marker..

  • News Tomenasanner Mad New Title from Konami for WiiWare

    More mental game stylings as only the Japanese can deliver them!

    It's not really apparent why Japanese game developers have such a penchant for wacky game ideas that provide a draw for many curious Westerners: it could be a reaction to growing up in a culture of overwork and is an explosive expression of repressed id. Whatever the reason, it's welcome by many who regard games such as Muscle March..

  • News Nyx goes on a Furry Quest

    More cross-pollination in the crazy world of WiiWare!

    Not to be outdone by Commander Video's Meat Makeover we have now learnt that the upcoming WiiWare game, Furry Legends will feature a cameo from none other than Nyx from the rather excellent NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits! Here’s what the guys at Gamelion had to say on their Twitter page today: Hidden character in Furry Legends! Nyx from NyxQuest..

  • News Commander Video's Meat Makeover

    Bit.Trip protagonist gets a fresh coat of beef for his Super Meat Boy appearance.

    This story has been out for a few days, and Team Meat let it slip awhile ago that Commander Video would make a cameo, but we're just so anxious for Super Meat Boy that we couldn't help but to devote another post to it: Edmund McMillen recently posted a design of the...

  • Nintendo Download 21-22 July 2009 (Japan)

    WiiWare catch-up, another classic Namco arcade game and some simple DSiWare puzzling adventure next week.

    Next week's schedule is a little on the light side (though as with previous weeks it's possible that Nintendo of Japan is updating their website piecemeal) with only 1 new WiiWare release, a couple of VC offerings and a single DSiWare release. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (800pts -..

  • News Brand New Chronos Twins DX Screenshots

    Check out the upcoming WiiWare title in action!

    The good folks over at EnjoyUp just sent us a fresh batch of Chronos Twins DX screenshots for you to enjoy. The more we see screenshots of the game in action, the more we want to try it out for ourselves. Maybe the wait won't be too much longer. Until then you can check out the ten brand new screenshots below for a taste of what's to come with this..

  • Nintendo Download MUSHA, Smash Table Tennis, My Life as a Darklord and Puzzle League (EU)

    The Hanabi Festival delivers the 300th European VC game.

    Nintendo's official UK magazine has once again spilled the beans on the upcoming Wii and DSi update. Surprisingly enough, Nintendo has not chosen to make Kirby's Dream Land 3 the 300th VC game, despite it being a planned Hanabi Festival release. At least the game which is now #300 is a great one! MUSHA, also known as Musha Aleste, is part of..

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    Review Ant Nation

    An antagonizingly good game.

    Konami returns to Wiiware with another semi-strategy game. This time instead of reactively fending off crabs, you’ll be proactively leading a nation of ants in a war of senseless aggression. Finally, those ladybugs will get what they deserve. But is this nation worthy of a leader such as you? Ant Nation is...

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (15th 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..

  • News The Three Musketeers: One For All European/Australian Release Date Revealed

    It's time to gear up for The Three Musketeers: One For All!

    Legendo Entertainment has just announced that their upcoming WiiWare release The Three Musketeers: One For All! will be coming to the European and Australian WiiWare service on Friday, July 31st. The game will cost 900 Wii Points and and you can check out the official press release below for a full rundown on what you can expect from this..

  • News Gaijin Games Releases BIT.TRIP Teaser

    Can you figure this one out?

    Gaijin Games has dropped off another coded message via this months Nintendo Power magazine for gamers to begin speculating about. You can check out the message below to see if you can make heads or tails of it. Those guys at Gaijin Games sure like to play with our heads, don't they? :D...

  • News Doc Louis's Punch-Out!! - First Screenshots

    Two screenshots show off Doc Louis's return to the ring.

    Nintendo has released two screenshots of Doc Louis's Punch-Out!! to show people what they can expect from the Club Nintendo exclusive WiiWare game. Keep in mind that right now this will be exclusive to North Americans who have achieved a platinum member status! As expected, it's pretty much an extra fight for the retail Wii game, in which you..

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    Review Incoming!

    Beware of incoming duds.

    Welcome to Incoming!, a game of projectile combat. You command a tank (or a small group of tanks), and you will be expected to demolish the other tank (or small group of tanks) by adjusting the angle and velocity of each shot. You've played games like this before, and you've probably enjoyed them. In fact, the first time you play this game, you'll take one look at the..

  • News Take on Doc Louis in a Club Nintendo Exclusive Punch-Out!! Game

    North American platinum Club Nintendo members get an exclusive download.

    Live in North America? Registered a bunch of Nintendo games and/or systems before June 30th? Then you should've gotten an email a few weeks ago saying that you achieved platinum (Or gold) membership status. Nintendo of America has now revealed what rewards this will get you. If you've only achieved gold status prepare for..

  • Interviews The Three Musketeers: One For All! - Legendo

    One for all and all for one, Legendo are always ready (for an interview that is!)

    With the release of Legendo’s The Three Musketeers: One For All! drawing ever closer, we thought it was about time to get in touch with Bjorn Larsson, the CEO and Executive Producer at Legendo, to find out what we can expect from their WiiWare debut. Thankfully he was able to take a few moments out of his busy..

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    Review 5 Spots Party

    Can you spot the difference?

    5 Spots Party is based upon the tried and true pen and paper game "Spot the Difference," a staple of children's activity magazines since forever where the object is to compare two pictures (usually drawings) and identify a set number of differences between them as a means of passing the time. This game originally appeared on the PC where it had the top spot..

  • Nintendo Download Bits, Tanks, Ants, Commandos, Pulses and Brains (US)

    Nintendo of America counters Nintendo of Europe with an import week of their own. Also, more WiiWare!

    Nintendo of America sure loves WiiWare all of a sudden. This week sees yet another three new WiiWare releases, along with two VC imports recently released in Europe. DSiWare only gets a single new game. As previously announced, today is the North...

  • News Bit Boy!! and Tales of Monkey Island Coming to North American on Monday

    Two WiiWare releases already confirmed for a Monday release.

    Bernd Geiblinger has confirmed via the Bplus Forums that their newest WiiWare release Bit Boy!! is coming to the North American WiiWare service on Monday, July 13th. Also confirmed for release by IGN this Monday is Telltales's Tales of Monkey Island EP 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal WiiWare title. You can check out our Bit Boy!!..

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    Review Karate Phants: Gloves of Glory

    A fighting game based upon a licensed property -- what could possibly go wrong?

    As a general rule video games based upon licensed properties tend to be bad. For every decent game you'll find dozens of hastily churned out movie show tie-ins where the license is more important than the underlying game. The fighting genre has had some notable exceptions to this rule of course, with the VS Capcom..

  • News Incoming Trailer and Screenshots

    Check out JV Games' upcoming WiiWare title in action!

    JV Games has just recently announced their newest WiiWare title Incoming and we've gotten our hands on the official gameplay trailer showing the game in action. The kind folks at JV Games were also nice enough to send over some artwork and screenshots of the game as well for everyone to check out. Incoming is a fast-paced strategic combat game..

  • Nintendo Download 14-15 July 2009 (JAPAN)

    Japanese WiiWare is back from holiday with a vengeance, plus Shinobi!

    Aside from Electroplankton, last week was possibly the driest Japanese download week in living memory. Nintendo has made up for the WiiWare break last week with five new WiiWare titles in addition to two new Virtual Console Arcade titles and a slew of Game and Watch titles for the DSiWare service. Marcel has already posted the..

  • Interviews ColorZ - Exkee

    We talk to Exkee about their upcoming WiiWare release.

    With the upcoming July 24th release of Exkee's first WiiWare offering ColorZ, we thought it might be a good time to get in touch with the developers in order to find out a bit more about the game. Romain Streichemberger, Production Director at Exkee, was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to answer some of our questions. You can..

  • Nintendo Download Bomberman '94, StarTropics II, 5 Spots Party, Karate Phants and BOXLIFE (EU)

    The Hanabi Festival continues with two more imports on VC, two WiiWare games and one DSiWare game.

    Last week brought us the excellent Pulseman and Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen as the first two imports of the fourth Hanabi Festival. This week brings us two more imports, and again, both of them are great! Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II is the second and, sadly, last StarTropics game. You..

  • News Hudson possibly bringing Shootanto Kakohen overseas

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

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

  • News WiiWare and DSiWare Mecho Wars Games Approved by Nintendo

    Mecho Wars headed to the Wii and DSi within the next few months.

    It looks like the wait for the WiiWare and DSiWare versions of Luc Bernard's Mecho Wars won't be too much longer. According to Oyaji Games' web site news section, both games have passed approval at Nintendo and are ready to go. Below is the news snippet from Oyaji Games' official web site. Mecho Wars on WiiWare and DSiWare have both..

  • News Official Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord Trailer

    Check out the official English trailer of the game in action!

    We got our hands on the official English trailer for the upcoming Square-Enix WiiWare release FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Darklord for everyone to check out. As you can see from the trailer, the game is a very different gameplay experience from the original FINAL...

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (8th July)

    It's Wednesday (sort of) 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..

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    Review Heracles: Chariot Racing

    Will Heracles slay the Titan of Nintendo racing games?

    Due to the space constraints that Nintendo places on WiiWare games, most games on the service are short, simple, and lacking in the graphics department. One certainly would not expect a complete port of a PlayStation 2 game on the service. But that is exactly what developer Neko Entertainment has given us here, and at a price point equivalent..

  • Interviews Super Meat Boy - Team Meat

    The insane guys at Team Meat lay it all out for your viewing pleasure.

    We recently caught up with Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes of Team Meat and took the opportunity to get a progress report on the development of their upcoming WiiWare title Super Meat Boy. Now before we proceed with the interview, it's worth mentioning that this little Q&A...

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    Review Bit.Trip Core

    Gaijin Games are back with the second game in the BIT.TRIP saga

    The original BIT.TRIP BEAT took the old-school play control of Pong and created a unique and more modern spin on it. It was a bit like the original Pong games, but with far more charm and visual flair. Now Gaijin Games has taken that successful formula and bumped it up a level to give...

  • Talking Point Bit Boy!! Took 50 Times More Work Than Bit.Trip?

    It did according to Bernd Geiblinger of BPlus!

    Over on the official BPlus forums, Bernd Geiblinger, Art Director at Bplus (AKA WiiBoy) posted the following: Now - we fought for the 'PADING'-GameBoy sound on the game start. For the PukiPuki-Sound like you know it from original tetris and Super Mario Land including the hearts in 'PAUSE'. Complete...

  • News FFCC: My Life as a Dark Lord Coming to Europe July 17th

    The sequel to My Life as a King is headed to Europe soon.

    FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a King was one of the original launch titles for the WiiWare service and fans have been clamoring for a sequel ever since. Well the wait is almost over as the game has just been announced for release on the European WiiWare service on July 17th. FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Dark..

  • Nintendo Download Cores, Bubbles, Chariots, Sports, Numbers and Cars (US)

    Three more WiiWare games, including the 100th WiiWare release!

    Today sees the release of yet another 3 WiiWare games! They're accompanied by two new DSiWare games and one Virtual Console game. Bit.Trip: Core is the second game in Gaijin Games' Bit.Trip series and officially the 100th WiiWare game. The big difference between it and Bit.Trip: Beat is...

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    Review Bit Boy!!

    Will you want to join Kubi on this totally crazy pixellated retro journey?

    There has been a fair amount of hype surrounding the release of Bplus’ Bit Boy!! which is understandable as it taps into our love of retro gaming in much the same way as Mega Man 9 and Bit.Trip Beat did. Bit Boy!! offers a puzzling experience not unlike Pac-Man and adds a...

  • News Konami Announces WiiWare Plans for Europe

    DRiiFT MANIA this month, Contra Rebirth in August.

    Konami already released Gradius Rebirth in Europe yesterday, but that won't stop them from releasing another game this month! To top things off, next month they'll be releasing a completely new Contra game which Japan has already been enjoying for a while. DRiiFT MANIA, which will be released later this month, is an overhead racing game similar to..

  • News Incoming! Coming to WiiWare in July

    JV Games' strategy-combat game headed to WiiWare soon.

    JV Games Inc., creators of Frat Party Games Pong Toss, are getting set to release their second WiiWare title onto the service in July. Incoming! will make its North American WiiWare debut sometime in July. You can check out the official press release below for more information on this interesting WiiWare title. JV Games Inc. is pleased to..

  • Interviews BIT.TRIP CORE - Gaijin Games

    Gaijin Games talk about their upcoming BIT.TRIP CORE release.

    With the upcoming release of Gajin Games' BIT.TRIP CORE WiiWare title on Monday, we thought it was time to get in touch with the ever-insightful CommanderVideo, aka Alex Neuse, CEO of Gaijin Games, to find out what we can expect from their second BIT.TRIP release. As usual, Alex was as...

  • News Triangle Studios Announces Heron: Steam Machine for WiiWare

    Another Dutch WiiWare developer has appeared!

    Triangle Studios today announced that they are developing Heron: Steam Machine exclusively for WiiWare. The game seems to be inspired by the classic Pipe Dream and Pipe Mania games, in which you have to move and turn pipeline sections in order to make water or another fluid move from one spot to another. That's really all there is to it here as well, it..

  • News Cave Story Nearing The Finish Line

    Developer ironing out some bugs.

    Still waiting for the WiiWare version of Cave Story? Looks like the wait'll be just a little bit longer, but hopefully not too long. An update over at developer Nicalis' official blog via GoNintendo throws us a few morsels regarding the game's progress. Fortunately, it's looking good! We still have bugs that need to be fixed. Probably about two dozen or so minor..

  • Nintendo Download Hanabi Festival 4, Gradius Rebirth, Bit Boy!!, Brain Challenge and Mario Apps (EU)

    It's a fantastic week for Europe, with a total of 7 new downloadable games across all services!

    As Hudson revealed last week, this month brings us the 4th Hanabi Festival! And what luck, it's already started in the very first week of the month - There's two new imports up for grabs right now! Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen is the first game in the now seemingly dead Ogre Battle series,..

  • News Super Meat Boy Creators Hosting Live Q & A Today

    Webcam info session is today (July 2nd, 2009) at 5 PM PST.

    Those who are interested in the WiiWare-bound indie game Super Meat Boy (which includes many of us here at Nintendo Life) will be pleased to know that its often-facetious creators Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes are hosting a live question and answer web cam chat today. Starting at 5 PM...

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (1st 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..

  • News 5 Spots Party Coming to Europe July 10th

    You can check out the final gameplay trailer while you wait.

    For those European gamers who have been waiting for the release of 5 Spots Party on the WiiWare service, the wait is almost over. The game, based on the popular pastime of spotting the differences between two photos, will be released on July 10th and will cost 500 Nintendo Points. The folks over at Cosmonaut Games were kind enough to send..

June2009

  • News Bit Boy!! Coming to Europe July 3rd

    Bplus' newest WiiWare title hits the European WiiWare service on Friday.

    Austrian developer Bplus has just announced that their newest WiiWare title Bit Boy!! will be released in Europe on July 3rd. The title will retail for 600 Nintendo Points. The US version of the game is currently still in check at Nintendo, but Bplus assures us that a North...

  • News Carnival King Coming to WiiWare

    A good old-fashioned carnival shooting gallery!

    Incredible Technologies, developers of Target Toss Pro: Bags, has just announced their brand new WiiWare title Carnival King. If you've ever wanted to experience the thrill of an old-fashioned carnival shooting gallery, this is the game for you. You can take a look at the official press release below, along with a brand new gameplay video showing the..

  • News New Furry Legends Gameplay Trailer

    Check out the newest gameplay video in action.

    We just got in a new trailer for the upcoming WiiWare title Furry Legends for you to check out. As you can see from the video, the game is fairly far along in development and Gamelion Studios have stated that the game's development process is progressing nicely and it should be ready soon. You can check out the official trailer below. As usual, we'll..

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    Review Silver Star Reversi

    It’s Reversi on WiiWare: what more do you want to know?

    Similar to its sibling Silver Star Chess, the latest game from Agetec is a decent but barebones take on a classic board game. The game of Reversi dates back to late 19th century England and has been known in modern times as Othello. Two players take turns placing black and white dots on an 8 by 8 grid, trying to create horizontal, vertical,..

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    Review Reel Fishing Challenge

    Keeping it reel.

    There are some sports that seem tailor-made for video game translations, but fishing is arguably not one of them. A pastime that centers around patience rather than action or skill does not seem like the sort of thing that most people would be interested in experiencing indoors. Yet strangely enough the genre has existed for some time, and with the Wii it continues to flourish. It..

  • News Magnetis WiiWare Trailer

    Check out Magnetis in action.

    The folks at Yullaby were kind enough to send over the official trailer for their upcoming WiiWare puzzler Magnetis along with a press release for the game below. Yullaby is proud to introduce a video trailer and three new images for its new game, Magnetis, which demonstrates combo mechanics for advanced players. Magnetis is a multiplayer arcade puzzler with a very..

  • Nintendo Download 30th June - 1st July 2009 addendum (JAPAN)

    Two more WiiWare titles coming Tuesday aimed at younger gamers and an extra DSiWare title on the 1st.

    Looks like the mock tears for Japan were premature last week as some additional releases mean Japan has a 3-2-2 week it turns out. Thanks to Nintendo Life reader Ratengo for noting that the Japanese Shop news item for this week's releases had two additional WiiWare titles that weren't detailed on..

  • Nintendo Download Fantasies, Fishing, Warfare, Reversi and Sudoku (US)

    NoA's sudden WiiWare push continues, with yet another 3 WiiWare games and 1 game for both DSiWare and Virtual Console.

    Nintendo seems to be focusing on WiiWare a lot lately. Perhaps they're just trying to stir up excitement for upcoming big releases? It mostly seems to be a Europe catchup week - Only two WiiWare games are new for the west and neither seems very interesting. Water Warfare is..

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    Review Water Warfare

    Fill up your super soakers and prepare for a drenching in Hudson’s second WiiWare FPS game.

    Earlier this year, Hudson released Onslaught, WiiWare's first FPS which proved that Japanese developers can actually make good FPS games! One of the only complaints with Onslaught was that it only featured online co-op and versus modes; there was no...

  • Podcast Episode 5 - June's Download Round-up!

    Round-up of June's downloads plus: YOUR voices!

    This episode brings you more of a download-focused approach, rounding up some of the best titles you can download released in the last month. Plus you can hear the voices of some of your favourite Nintendo Life commenters! If you want to get involved in the next episode or leave your feedback, you can call us on +44 (0)20 8144 8216, Skype us at..

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    Review Puzzle Bobble Plus!

    The third Bubble Bobble series remake to hit WiiWare. Is it any good after the somewhat disappointing Rainbow Islands?

    Puzzle Bobble - or Bust-A-Move as it's known in North America - is perhaps the most well-known game in the Bubble Bobble series. Almost everybody's played it in some way or form, with multiple versions and a ton of rip-offs over the years. With that in mind, does this newest..

  • Nintendo Download 30th June - 1st July 2009 (JAPAN)

    An unusually light release week for Japan with 1 WiiWare, 2 Virtual Console and 1 DSiWare release.

    After weeks of mass software dowloading we see a release week that would look at home in PAL territories or North America -- maybe it's going to be Japan's turn for light release weeks for a change? On the WiiWare front we have Final Fantasy Crystal...

  • Nintendo Download Puzzle Bobble, Water Warfare, SimEarth, Altered Beast and More Sudoku (EU)

    DSiWare takes a bit of a break to give the spotlight to the Wii releases this week.

    A large part of today's update isn't very surprising - Three of the games are published by Hudson Soft and were already announced for release earlier this week. The two unannounced releases are quite nice surprises though! On WiiWare, we've gotten Puzzle Bobble Plus!, the third Bubble Bobble series WiiWare remake by..

  • News Mecho Wars Confirmed for WiiWare and DSiWare

    Luc Bernard's latest project meets with Nintendo's approval

    In case you didn't know, Luc Bernard's fantasy-themed turn-based strategy title Mecho Wars has just been released on the iPhone and has been getting some generally positive reviews. Bernard himself has previously stated - albeit under the influence of alcohol - that he'd like to bring the game to either WiiWare or DSiWare and now he's..

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    Review Drill Sergeant Mindstrong

    Look alive, maggot!

    The best way to describe Drill Sergeant Mindstrong would be to liken it to a military boot camp version of Brain Training. The game presents you with four basic mini-games, each with its own unique military theme complete with a Drill Sergeant barking commands and insults at you on a nearly continuous basis. While these...

  • News BIT.TRIP CORE Coming to WiiWare July 6th

    The next title in the Bit.Trip series is on its way.

    Gaijin Games has just announced that their newest WiiWare release in their Bit.Trip series BIT.TRIP CORE is headed to the US WiiWare service on July 6th, which will make it the 100th US WiiWare release. Congrats to the guys at Gaijin Games for all their hard work! Below is a copy of the graphic...

  • News New Nintendo Channel Videos

    Nintendo adds two new videos to their Nintendo Channel.

    The nice folks at Nintendo were kind enough to send over two brand new videos of upcoming releases. These videos were just added to the Nintendo Channel as well, and more are on the way. The first video is of Ubisoft's Red Steel 2 with charismatic Creative Director Jason Vandenberghe on hand to give you some insight into their upcoming Wii..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (24th June)

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

    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..

  • News Icarian Gets a New Name: NyxQuest

    Over the Top Games had to change the name of their recent WiiWare release.

    Icarian: Kindred Spirits, which was released only last Friday in Europe, has already run into some trouble - For some reason, the developers need to change its name. The new name will be fairly simplistic by simply using the main character's name - NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits...