WiiWare News

March2009

  • News The Making of World of Goo

    2D Boy is currently working on a seven-part series on their blog that will chronicle the development of their hugely popular WiiWare hit World of Goo.

    Part one of the series recently went up and includes a nice little bonus for those who would like to see World of Goo in its infancy. In fact fans can even download a prototype version of the game that was only a mere week old. Now keep in mind the..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Gradius Rebirth

    It’s been a long time coming but Konami has finally gotten around to releasing Gradius ReBirth on the North American WiiWare service; somewhat ironic when you consider we only just reported on the availability of the soundtrack in Japan!

    A poignant love-letter to fans of the long-running series, ReBirth is less a revolution and more an evolution; those of you expecting a game with the same..

  • News Cave Story Development Nearing Completion

    Judging from the newest entry in the Nicalis Blog, the WiiWare version of Cave Story seems to be nearing completion.

    According to the blog, Cave Story fans will likely be playing the game by the end of April or early May if all goes according to plans. The team is currently putting the finishing touches on the game and the online manual that will accompany it when it's released on the WiiWare..

  • News Gradius ReBirth Soundtrack Released

    Konami has recently released the full soundtrack to their WiiWare shooter Gradius ReBirth in Japan. If you've got $38.90 laying around and can't live without your fix of Gradius tunes, Play-Asia has the soundtrack for the taking.

    It's worth mentioning that this soundtrack isn't likely to see a release outside of Japan, so if you want one, you'd better grab it now as these video game soundtracks..

  • News New Golf Game Coming To Japanese WiiWare Next Week

    Arc System Works is bringing out what appears to be the sole new WiiWare release on the Japanese service next Tuesday, a game centred around golf putting called Okiraku Pata-Gorufu (Family Golf Putter). You're able to choose from four characters (a cute anime family rendered in cel-animation style) and try to putt your ball into a series of holes doing various trick shots. Wiimote control only with use of a simple arm swing after setting shot power to get the ball rolling appears to be the interface. The game will be 500 points, we expect Aksys Games will publish this in North America and Europe sometime later this year.

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  • News Cube: Gardens of Zen Coming To WiiWare

    Kalydo Games has just announced that their new web browser-based game Cube: Gardens of Zen is headed to Nintendo's WiiWare service.

    While we don't currently have many details on the upcoming WiiWare version, I was able to spend a couple of hours with the PC version of the game and you can check out my impressions below along with the official PC game play trailer for the game. Impressions:The basic..

  • News Gamelion Studios Interview - Furry Legends

    With the recent release of new screenshots of Gamelion Studios' first WiiWare title Furry Legends, we felt like now might be a good time to get in touch with them in an effort to find out more information on their upcoming release.

    Lukasz Szczepanski, producer of Furry Legends at Gamelion Studios in Poland, was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions for WiiWare..

  • News Harvest Moon Coming To WiiWare

    According to the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, the Harvest Moon series will soon be making an appearance on Nintendo's WiiWare service, at least in Japan. The game will be titled Harvest Moon Series: Ranch Store and will focus primarily on shop management.

    You'll still be able to play as either a boy or a girl and you'll have the opportunity to create your own shop from various types of stores..

  • News Capcom: Mega Man 9 is Best Selling WiiWare Title

    As WiiWare games go, Mega Man 9 was pretty bloody special. It also sold a ton! But we would never have thought it would be the best selling WiiWare release thus far; a quick glance at the top 20 games shows it’s in the lower reaches of the chart right now, whereas other strong titles are still doing well.

    Anyway, regardless of cold, hard facts, Capcom seems pretty pleased with the retail..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (4th Mar)

    It's Wednesday again which can only mean one thing. It's time to take a look at the most popular WiiWare titles available in the Wii Shop. 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 simple! Trust us, if we can do it, anyone can.

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  • First Impressions Rainbow Islands Towering Adventure!

    Rainbow Islands has been selected as the 3rd of Taito's Collection on WiiWare; it seems natural given that it's the arcade sequel to Bubble Bobble, the previous release

    I'm old enough to have seen the arcade game, but I guess I frequented the wrong arcades because I never laid eyes on this game until I bought the Bubble Bobble collection on the original Playstation. It's a rather unique..

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    Review Family & Friends Party

    Will WiiWare newcomer Gammick Entertainment get this party started?

    The Wii is no stranger to party games or mini-game compilations; in fact, it would be no exaggeration to say that the machine’s success is largely due to the brilliance of multiplayer titles like Wii Sports and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. However, familiarity breeds contempt and Gammick Entertainment's first offering..

  • News New Furry Legends Screenshots

    Gamelion Studios Poland has just informed us that they've started a development blog for their upcoming WiiWare title Furry Legends. We were also able to get our hands on a bunch of new screenshots of the game in action as well. Below is a snippet from Gamelion Studio's new blog that gives a little insight into their rather unique upcoming WiiWare title.

    Furry Legends is a platforming game, within..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Family & Friends Party

    Thanks to the uncontrollable nature of the internet it’s not often that we’re caught by surprise here at WiiWare World – we usually know well in advance about potential titles because it’s almost impossible for Nintendo to keep news from filtering out of its fortress-like HQ.

    However, this week we’ve been caught with our pants down as Nintendo has made Gammick Entertainment’s Family..

  • News Rainbow Islands Out in Japan Tomorrow

    I'm pretty sure a lot of people expected a WiiWare update of this game after Bubble Bobble Wii (Plus outside of Japan) came out, but who could have suspected it would be released only a few weeks later? Well, it's coming out in Japan tomorrow for 800 points and I don't think I need to tell you I'll be downloading this and providing my impressions soon.

    The game is titled Rainbow Islands: Towering..

  • News Night Game - New Game Play Video

    Having only recently announced their newest WiiWare title Night Game, Nicalis took us by surprise this week with the unexpected release of the game's official game play trailer.

    As you can see in the trailer below, the game looks like a bedtime version of Loco Roco with its soothing colors and hypnotic musical score. Let's hope gamers can stay awake long enough to finish the levels as this is..

February2009

  • News Batten Down The Hatches For Family Pirate Party

    Avast ya li'ly libbered land lubbers! Aksys Games have put out a press release to let us know that Daddy, Mommy, Sarah and Billy are bored of playing Table Tennis even more bored of air hockey!.

    Batten down the hatches and prepare to embark on a nautical themed adventure – ya’argh! Clearly we haven’t been too impressed with the ‘Family’ series from Aksys so far, but who knows, it could..

  • News ESRB Update: Four New WiiWare Games on the Way

    The ESRB has updated with a whopping four new WiiWare ratings! Three of these games have already been released in Japan, but have now gotten their first sign of a release elsewhere. The other's quite a surprise!

    Crystal Defenders R1 and Crystal Defenders R2 are the first two parts of Square's Crystal Defenders. As you might remember, the game was...

  • News EU WiiWare Update: Beer Pong and Snowboard Riot

    It had to happen some day. We’d been hoping and praying that it would pass us by; that maybe Nintendo, in its infinite mercy would deem us Europeans likeable enough to avoid such digital garbage, but sadly it wasn’t to be. We’re sorry to report that the lamentable Beer Pong! Frat Party Games – the game that proved that quality and popularity don’t always go hand-in-hand by topping the US WiiWare charts for God knows how long - is now available on the EU WiiWare service.

    The video game equivalent of watching paint dry (only not as exciting)..

  • News Hudson Interview - Onslaught

    When the release of Onslaught looked like it was still a few weeks away Amar Gavhane, the associate brand manager over at Hudson kindly agreed to do an interview with us answering all our questions about game modes, weapons, etc. It would have made for a fascinating read, except for just one small snag, before we could publish the interview the game surprised everyone and came out in Europe!

    As we..

  • News Diatomic Update

    The good folks at Grendel Games have just sent us an update on the progress of their upcoming WiiWare title Diatomic.

    We've been informed that we can expect screenshots and in-game footage sometime next week. They go on to say that the official web site for the game will also launch within the next week or so that will contain quite a bit of information regarding how the game is played. We'll keep..

  • News Wisconsin To Tax Digital Downloads

    With the popularity of digital downloads at an all-time high, it should come as no surprise that governments are beginning to look at ways to tax them.

    The State of Wisconsin just recently signed a bill into law that allows for a 5% tax on all digital downloads spanning music, books, ring tones, and even video games. The state expects to rack up nearly 7 million dollars yearly from the tax once the..

  • News Night Game - New WiiWare Release From Nicalis

    A recently released lineup of forthcoming games for Nintendo systems has thrown up a brand new WiiWare release called Night Game. Produced by the same team behind the upcoming Cave Story WiiWare port, this title is apparently ‘part action, part puzzler’.

    Here’s the press release: Night Game, developed and published by Nicalis: Exclusively for...

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (25th Feb)

    It's Wednesday again which can only mean one thing. It's time to take a look at the most popular WiiWare titles available in the Wii Shop. 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 simple! Trust us, if we can do it, anyone can.

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  • First Impressions Mr. Driller World

    The plucky arcade star comes to WiiWare!

    The gameplay is so simple you would be right to wonder why a game like this wasn't released for the Atari 2600, and this is a large part of the attraction and part of the novelty: the idea of what is essentially a classic arcade game being released in 1999 when arcade games were almost exclusively lightgun shooters and driving games seems bizarre..

  • News Sega's Let's Catch Gets OFLC Rated

    Australia's OFLC ratings board has just recently given Sega's Let's Catch WiiWare title a "G" rating, which would lead us to believe that the game could be coming out there very soon and most likely worldwide shortly thereafter.

    Let's Catch is basically a Wii Remote-infused game of catch that features both single-player and multiplayer modes for game fans to enjoy. While the prospect of a..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Onslaught

    Put those flyswats away and bring out the big guns, because this week’s WiiWare release is the awesome Onslaught, which sees you assuming the role of an intergalactic pest control operative hell-bent on eradicating the numerous insect nasties that threaten to put the willies up highly-sensitive people everywhere.

    Europe was lucky enough to get this excellent game not so long ago and in our 9/10..

  • News First Screens of Adventure Island: The Beginning Revealed

    Hudson has revealed the first screenshots of their upcoming new Adventure Island game for WiiWare, Adventure Island: The Beginning which you can see below in our gallery.

    From the screens you can see that the game will have gameplay very similar to earlier games in the series, with all of the unique gameplay elements we've come to know and love such...

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (18th Feb)

    It's Wednesday again which can only mean one thing. It's time to take a look at the most popular WiiWare titles available in the Wii Shop. 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 simple! Trust us, if we can do it, anyone can.

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    Review Evasive Space

    Will Akinai Games’ WiiWare debut live up to expectations, or is it better off being lost in space?

    Let’s face it, when we first saw Evasive Space, we all thought it was going to be something quite special. Developed by High Voltage for Akinai Games, many gamers were expecting this WiiWare release to be nothing less than fantastic, and for good reason too. With some reasonable WiiWare titles..

  • News More Details About Swords & Soldiers

    As Swords & Soldiers nears its expected Q1 release date, it's only natural that Dutch developer Ronimo Games is trying to stir up some more hype for the game.

    Today they've released a whole bunch of new things - Aside from a whole bunch of new screens which can be found below in our gallery, they've released a new trailer, and an official website for the game, which can be found here. On the..

  • News Eternity's Child Nominated for GANG Award

    Eternity’s Child may have had its critics but that hasn’t prevented it from picking up a Game Audio Network Guild nomination for Best Soundtrack.

    The music was crafted by the very talented Sean Beeson and is well worth a listen. You can check out samples - as well as read about how the soundtrack was created – by visiting Sean’s own site here. However, despite such accolades, Mr Bernard is..

  • News Diatomic: Microscopic Arcade Action Madness

    Dutch development studio, Grendel Games recently got in touch with us regarding an intriguing new arcade action game called Diatomic which they plan to bring to WiiWare soon. Here’s what they told us:

    Diatomic is a hectic arcade action title that focuses on making choices between defensive or offensive play. The player controls a diatomic protagonist equipped with a deadly tail that can be used..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Evasive Space

    Today’s solo release for North American WiiWare is Evasive Space. A causal glance at one of the many screenshots in our gallery below might lead you to conclude that this is a shoot-em-up game. In fact the idea in this game is to avoid things instead, which is a novel idea. The game has been developed by High Voltage for newly formed Akinai Games (YUKES of America).

    From what we have seen so far..

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    Review Onslaught

    Can Hudson really pull off an FPS game on WiiWare?

    Japanese developers are not known for creating first person shooters. After all it is far from being a popular genre in the land of the rising sun. The few Japanese FPS games that spring to mind failed to compete with their Western counterparts. Considering the limitations of the WiiWare service,...

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    Review Pop-Up Pirate!

    Pop-Up Pirate! - a barrel of fun or a total wash-out?

    Many of us will remember Tomy’s successful ‘board’ game, Pop-Up Pirate, from our childhoods. Cautiously inserting mini-daggers into the pirate’s unsuspecting torso in an attempt to avoid murdering the poor one-eyed soul – that’s what being a kid is all about! Well, perhaps not, but it sure was an entertaining activity during heavy..

  • News EU WiiWare Update: Onslaught and Pop-Up Pirate!

    This week brings an unexpected release! You were probably expecting Snowboard Riot to be Hudson's next WiiWare game in Europe. Surprise surprise, because they have instead chosen to release Onslaught!

    Onslaught was only announced for European/American release about a week ago, but it's already available now! The game is, shockingly enough, a first person shooter - The first on WiiWare. In fact,..

  • News Evasive Space - Best Evasive Skills Competition

    To coincide with the North American release of Evasive Space this coming Monday we’ve teamed up with Akinai Games to give you the opportunity to win a copy of the game by sharing with us your best example of evading something.

    The object being evaded could be anything: a random projectile; the horror of kissing a great aunt with a hairy chin; a...

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (11th Feb)

    It's Wednesday again which can only mean one thing. It's time to take a look at the most popular WiiWare titles available in the Wii Shop. 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 simple! Trust us, if we can do it, anyone can.

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  • First Impressions Bubble Bobble Plus!

    Bub and Bob hit the WiiWare service in style.

    I've got a confession to make, and it's not that I don't like Bubble Bobble, because I do like it and the two arcade follow-ups: Bubble Symphony and Bubble Memories. No, I actually want to confess that I didn't want to buy or play this game tonight. Now, like everyone else I saw the announcement which came out of the blue and thought: wow, a new..

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    Review LIT

    Is LIT a light in the dark or just running up the electricity bill?

    Turn off the lights and grab your controller because it’s up to you to - erm - turn them back on. That’s the basic premise behind WayForward’s spooky puzzle game LIT. LIT puts you in the shoes of Jake, your regular pale-faced emo teenager, whose girlfriend is missing in a school that has become overrun with a mysterious..

  • News Tetris Party Tournament No. 3 Details

    If you missed your chance to compete in the last Tetris Party tournament then here is yet another chance for you to show off your skills to an unsuspecting world:

    WHAT: Tetris Party Tournament No. 3 for WiiWare Players HOW: Tetris Party Tournament No. 3 will feature four rounds – Marathon, Field Climber, Shadow and Stage Racer. Rounds one and two will feature the Marathon and Field Climber..

  • News New Cave Story Graveyard Screenshot

    As usual, Nicalis is releasing Cave Story screenshots one at a time. This time we get a look at one of the graveyard shots of the game. Once again the game looks fantastic and our anticipation level for the game is at an all-time high.

    Tyrone Rodriguez, of developer Nicalis, has recently flown to Kyoto to meet with Pixel about something top secret. While there's already been rampant speculation..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: LIT

    Allow us to shed some light (haha!) on this week’s WiiWare release – it’s Wayforward’s angst-em-up LIT, which we first clapped eyes on some time ago.

    Based inside a sinister looking school, you assume the role of Jake as he attempts to locate his girlfriend so they can presumably bunk off lessons and attach fireworks to the tails of local cats, or whatever it is that kids get up to these..

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    Review Snowboard Riot

    Is Hudson's Snowboard Riot a riot to play, or just a wipe-out?

    There's no denying that Hudson is one of the more talented developers on WiiWare. All of their games to date have done much to impress and show other devs how it’s done. In Snowboard Riot they have turned their hand to creating a racing game with the added bonus that you can use items...

  • News Animales de la Muerte Officially NOT Coming To WiiWare

    The cat is finally out of the bag!

    High Voltage’s Animales de la Muerte is officially NOT coming to WiiWare anymore. For those not in the know this game is a bloodthirsty comic shooter set in a zoo of all places. Check out the interview we did last year with High Voltage to find out lots more about this game. The fact that it is no longer planned...

  • First Impressions Overturn

    Whilst many of us are used to WiiWare games consisting of puzzle games and the very odd platformer, we are starting to see some more ambitious games.

    Overturn is one of these, a 3D arena-based robot fighting game which features not only 2-player split screen and a single player story (tournament) mode, but online play with up to four players -- truly impressive considering the game fits in only 200..

  • News Even More Onslaught Screens Break Cover

    Hudson certainly doesn’t waste any time when it comes to promoting its upcoming games; we only dropped the news bomb on the company’s impending FPS title Onslaught a few days ago, closely following with 6 screenshots which we nabbed off Hudson's website.

    It doesn't stop there folks as our pals at Hudson sent over a whole lot more images today for you to marvel at. Our Onslaught gallery has been..

  • News Bubble Bobble Plus Out On WiiWare Next Week

    ...If you are in Japan of course! Yes that’s right, no sooner than Bubble Bobble Wii was announced now it is dated for release on Tuesday, 10th February on Nintendo of Japan’s website.

    The game will have 200 maps, 100 for the original game and another 100 in the arrange mode. Taking into account the two difficulty settings this makes a mighty...

  • First Impressions Pole's Big Adventure

    I have a confession to make. I hate platforming games.

    I think outside of sports games they must be my least favourite genre. So why would I be interested in a game like Pole's Adventure, which is very much a mishmash of 8-bit platformers? Well, because it takes the piss out of them fantastically of course! I think it's safe to say that if you aren't familiar with 8-bit games from the Nintendo..

  • News Hudson Releases Onslaught Screenshots

    WiiWare fans who've been aching for a first-person shooter experience are in for a treat with Hudson's upcoming WiiWare title Onslaught. Combining intuitive FPS controls using the Wii Remote with intense shooting action, Onslaught looks to be just the WiiWare title action fans have been waiting for.

    Being the first FPS on WiiWare, Onslaught gives shooter fans the action you’ve been waiting for..

  • News Weekly WiiWare Round Up (4th Feb)

    Nintendo's WiiWare shop has 4 new releases this week, Pop Them, Drop Them SameGame, Lonpos, Family Glide Hockey, Snowboard Riot.

    Pop Them, Drop Them SameGameRelease Date: Fri 30th Jan (EU) Same Game is a simple yet engrossing puzzle game where you clear matching blocks in sets of 2 or more. Score high by clearing out more blocks at once. If you manage to clear the entire grid, you can keep on..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (4th Feb)

    It's Wednesday again which can only mean one thing. It's time to take a look at the most popular WiiWare titles available in the Wii Shop. 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 simple! Trust us, if we can do it, anyone can.

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  • News Eduardo the Samurai Toaster - First Look Video

    Eduardo the Samurai Toaster is one of the most interesting WiiWare titles we've seen in a long time; at its core this is an incredibly fast and frenetic side-scrolling, run‘n’gun 2D shooter, featuring visuals drawn and scanned in from several different art mediums such as pen & ink, acrylic paint and charcoal.

    After reading our recent interview with Semnat Studios if you are anything like..

  • News Hudson's Upcoming WiiWare Games Revealed

    Our contact at Hudson who represents the European region has been kind enough to confirm the WiiWare lineup for the next few months. It should come as no surprise that Snowboard Riot has been penciled in for a February release, as this is now already out in North America.

    The games for March and April might come as more of a surprise however: Onslaught (Due March in Europe)Onslaught is a first..

  • News Bubble Bobble Plus Gets Rated for Western Release

    We’ve slowly been getting more and more excited about Taito’s WiiWare update of its classic Bubble Bobble coin-op, but so far our anticipation has been checked by the fact that the game looked destined to remain a Japan-only release.

    Thankfully our scepticism was unfounded as the game has just been rated on the German USK database, making a Western release a formality. It's also gained a shiny..

  • News Gaijin Games Interview - Bit.Trip Beat

    Bit.Trip Beat looks set to be one of the most original and fun games of 2009 on WiiWare. It’s a clever blend of Atari 2600 visuals, Pong gameplay and a slamming chiptune soundtrack.

    Intrigued by this mysterious looking game we contacted the developers Gaijin Games to find out more. Thankfully the head honcho, Alex Neuse agreed to spill the beans on their upcoming game so you lucky readers can be..

  • News Gamelion Studios Announces Furry Legends for WiiWare

    Yet another developer has announced they are developing a WiiWare game! This time it's Gamelion Studios based in Poland, who have announced that they are making a game named Furry Legends.

    As there are no screenshots or videos just yet, you'll have to read the press release to make up your mind: GAMELION announces “Furry Legends”, a WiiWare Development. Gamelion announces an ongoing..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Snowboard Riot & Lonpos

    Great news for snowboarding fans today as Hudson’s Snowboard Riot is up for grabs for 1000 Wii points. This game looks like it has it all, racing action, weapons to slow down your opponents, Balance Board support and most importantly online competition! We think it looks like potentially one of the most exciting WiiWare games of the year, but you’ll have to wait for our review in a couple of days to discover if this is really the case. Until then why not check out the official site to help you decide if you want to take a chance on it before our review?

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  • News LIT Coming To US WiiWare on February 9th

    Those of you out there who've been anxiously awaiting Wayforward Technologies' new WiiWare title LIT won't have to wait much longer. WayForward has just announced on their web site that LIT will be coming to the North American WiiWare service on February 9th for 800 Wii Points.

    LIT is a 3D horror action puzzler that follows Jake, a typical,...

  • News Team Meat Interview - Super Meat Boy

    Team Meat's Super Meat Boy title might be very early in development for the WiiWare service, but it's never to early to dig for a little new information on the game. With the popularity of the flash version of the game already creating some anticipation for the game, we couldn't resist touching base with the developers in an effort to pry a few tidbits of information out of them.

    We recently caught..

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    Review Pop Them, Drop Them SameGame

    Is Hudson’s puzzler a worthy purchase or just more of the same?

    SameGame is a bit of an unusual one. It was first created way back in 1985, but was never really all that popular. Nevertheless, it went on to spawn a large number of clones and remakes over the years, with Hudson’s effort being the latest. The basic concept of SameGame is quite simple. You are presented with a large grid filled..

  • News Meat Boy Plushie and Musical Track Now Available

    If you're feeling like getting into the Super Meat Boy spirit, you can now surf over to the Super Meat Boy Blog and purchase your very own Meat Boy plushie. How can you resist a cute little plushie that's in the shape of a piece of meat?

    Edmund has also just posted one of the first musical tracks from the Super Meat Boy game for your listening enjoyment as well. You can check it out below. If..

  • News Toki Tori Blog Update: The Anatomy of a Toki Tori Level

    It's time for another Toki Tori blog update! This time, you can see how exactly Two Tribes went about designing levels.

    The blog post says that Two Tribes very carefully designed every level - Each one had to have its own unique feature or theme, without making the solution too obvious. The post also reveals some interesting things from this and the previous Toki Tori - For example, Toki Tori on..

  • News More Info and Screenshots for Bubble Bobble Wii

    Famitsu have revealed fresh new screenshots and information about Bubble Bobble Wii this week. You can see a translation of their feature here.

    So far it’s looking really good, the gameplay of the arcade classic appears to be retained and we are promised 100+ levels of fun. The game also offers four player support and special maps for high score...

  • News EU WiiWare Update: Pop Them Drop Them and Family Glide Hockey

    The news wire has spoken and it has been revealed that lucky European WiiWare fans have two new releases to sink their teeth into this week, so let's have a look at what's afoot, shall we?

    Puzzle game Pop Them, Drop Them SAMEGAME unquestionably wins the award for stupidest moniker of the month, but the jury is still out on whether or not this is worth a look. It’s from Hudson and only costs 500..

  • News Artex Studios Developing for WiiWare

    Hungary-based Artex Studios, the company that owns Casual Game Store, today announced that it's bringing two games to WiiWare (And iPhone) later this year.

    The first, Mahjong Zodiac, is a game available on said site. While Japan loves its mahjong (And already has multiple on VC and WiiWare), the rest of the world doesn't really seem to see many videogames based on it - Thankfully this will change..

  • News Evasive Space Cleared for February Lift-Off

    We’ve had our beady eyes on High Voltage’s Evasive Space for a while now, and on more than one occasion we would find ourselves pondering that vital question: when is this excellent-looking WiiWare title going to be made available for public consumption?

    Well, we can finally put these thoughts to rest because one of the most promising titles we've seen in a long time just became a little less..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (28th Jan)

    It's Wednesday again which can only mean one thing. It's time to take a look at the most popular WiiWare titles available in the Wii Shop. 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 simple! Trust us, if we can do it, anyone can.

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  • News New Cave Story Screenshot And Progress Update

    Things have been a bit quiet on the Cave Story development front for a while, so it’s good to find out that things are moving forward nicely in this blog post from Nicalis.

    It seems that the guys at Nicalis are totally committed to making sure that this WiiWare port of the freeware classic is going to be of the finest quality. Who could argue at dropping some Wii points for this bad boy? We also..

  • News Toribash Coming To WiiWare

    The developers of Toribash have just confirmed that they're currently developing a version of their extremely unique fighting game for Nintendo's WiiWare service via their official blog.

    Toribash can best be characterized as a physics-based one-on-one fighting game that allows players to have unparalleled control over their figher's game play moves. Unlike many other fighting games out there,..

  • News Tetris Party Tournament No. 2 Details

    If you missed your chance to compete in the last Tetris Party tournament then here is your second chance:

    WHAT: Tetris® Party Tournament No. 2 for WiiWareTM. In this exciting 15-day tournament, players in groups of two can compete playing the Co-op mode to win 1200 Wii Points™. HOW: Tournament No. 2 will feature one of Tetris Party’s most popular variants - Co-op Tetris- which requires two..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Niki - Rock 'n' Ball

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