WiiWare News

January2009

  • News Bplus Releases Part Two of Exclusive Soundtrack

    If you're one of those gamers who enjoyed the first part of the exclusive soundtrack Bplus recently released, you're in for a treat as they've just released the second part of the soundtrack on their web site forums for your listening enjoyment. And once again, it's completely free of charge!

    Below is the official press release which gives the details of the soundtrack release along with the..

  • News Pole's Big Adventure Coming To Japanese WiiWare

    What do you get when you cross the original Super Mario Bros. game with some extremely over-the-top risque humor? You basically get Sega's upcoming Japanese WiiWare title Pole's Big Adventure. Yes, you read that correctly. The character's name is Pole. And if you're dirty mind immediately thought of a certain male appendage, you're on the right track.

    Pole's Big Adventure looks to be a very..

  • News Super Meat Boy Slides Onto WiiWare Later This Year

    If you're familiar with flash game site Newgrounds you're no doubt aware that there's some very talented game creators there - Some of the contributors even formed their own videogame company, The Behemoth, and made Alien Hominid and Castle Crashers for consoles.

    It's now been announced that yet another Newgrounds game is taking the step to consoles. Meat Boy, created by Edmund McMillen, will be..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (21st 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.

    We compile..

  • News Bubble Bobble Wii - Now With 4 Player Support

    The latest edition of Famitsu has more goodness - The first screens of Taito's Bubble Bobble remake, Bubble Bobble Wii!

    The screens are very small, but we can at least tell a few things by looking at them closely - It has the same minimalistic graphical style as the original game (Available on VC), features new levels, and has 4-player support! The...

  • News More Square Enix Goodness on WiiWare - Crystal Defenders

    If you've got one of the popular iPhones and have checked out the library of downloadable games for it, you might have noticed that last month, they released a game for it called Crystal Defenders. In this shameless Tower Defense copy, you put down various character classics from Final Fantasy Tactics A2 (DS) and hope that they manage to kill all enemies before they can get to the end of the path.

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  • News Niki - Rock 'n Ball Released in the US Next Week

    Yet another WiiWare game's US release date has been confirmed in advance - You can expect Niki - Rock 'n Ball in the Wii Shop next Monday, the 26th.

    After the disappointment of Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint, we must admit we didn't have high hopes for this game, but when it was released in Europe we actually found it quite good, and, at just 500 Wii Points, how can you resist? While Plättchen was a..

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    Review High Voltage Hot Rod Show

    Will this highly anticipated WiiWare racer take pole position, or will it merely drive us to distraction?

    High Voltage Hot Rod Show is all about taking control of large trucks and racing them against each other, which is all well and good. However, because of certain game design choices, the trucks themselves handle more like a cross between an R/C car and a skateboard. In real life, not too many..

  • News EA's Peter Moore Likes World of Goo After All

    Remember when EA bigwig Peter Moore got all confused because he couldn’t fathom why World of Goo ranked so highly in Eurogamer’s top 50 of 2008? Well he’s now redeemed himself by singing the praises of 2D Boy’s awesome WiiWare title on his blog page.

    Here's what the big guy said: Before we close the door on one of the lively discussions that was breaking out here over the past couple of..

  • News World of Goo Soundtrack Now Available

    It seems the soundtrack trend continues and this time it's one of the most hotly-anticipated musical scores of 2008. That's right, 2D Boy has just made available for download, the entire World of Goo soundtrack for your listening pleasure. And the best part is that it's completely free!

    The soundtrack is 49 minutes long and has been completely remastered by Kyle Gabler. The 2D Boy servers have been..

  • News Two Tribes Opens Toki Tori Blog And Releases New Videos

    Toki Tori for has been available since the launch of WiiWare mid 2008. It has since been nominated for several IGN 2008 Awards, and was ranked 4th on the the year's top 5 WiiWare games at WiiWare World.

    Today, Two Tribes would like to announce the opening of their new Toki Tori blog. It can be found here. The blog will contain posts from the development team behind Toki Tori and focus on giving..

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    Review Family Glide Hockey

    Does Family Glide Hockey capture the fun and excitement of a real air hockey game?

    Let's face it, there are some recreational games that lend themselves perfectly to the Wii Remote's motion controls. We've already seen such games as billiards, miniature golf, and even a table tennis release make use of these motion sensing capabilities with varying degrees of success. So how is it possible to take..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: High Voltage Hot Rod Show & Family Glide Hockey

    Racing fans had better get ready to burn some rubber because the first of this week’s WiiWare release is High Voltage’s Hot Rod Show.

    Looking very much like Codemasters’ top-down racing classic Micro Machines, this game promises a unique ‘stunt’ system that allows players to gain speed boosts. We recently interviewed High Voltage regarding this interesting racing title, so be sure to..

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    Review Lonpos

    Does this WiiWare puzzler have what it takes to stand out from the crowd?

    Having been available since WiiWare launched in Japan, Lonpos' Western release has been a long time coming. The game itself has been adapted from a popular logic puzzle game of the same name. The question, of course, is how well does it fare against the many puzzle titles already on WiiWare? At its core, Lonpos is a pretty..

  • News Over The Top Games Interview - Icarian: Kindred Spirits

    One of the most promising WiiWare games due later this year has to be Icarian: Kindred Spirits which is being developed by the newly formed independent studio ‘Over The Top Games’ based in Madrid, Spain.

    The screenshots we have seen of the game so far look really nice, even LostWinds quality. If the gameplay is also as good we will have a winner...

  • News Hudson Officially Announces Pop 'Em Drop 'Em Samegame

    Although we've known about Hudson's upcoming WiiWare title Pop 'Em Drop 'Em Samegame for several months now, we haven't had a lot of information on the title. Today Hudson has sent out the official press release for the game that gives out a few new tidbits of information and would lead us to believe that the game must be on its way to the North American and European WiiWare services soon.

    Hudson..

  • News EU WiiWare Update: Lonpos

    Seemingly following up to last week's rather sub-par VC update, this week doesn't really bring many exciting games to WiiWare! There's just one lone new game available today - The first WiiWare update since WiiWare launched to only have one game.

    That game is Lonpos, which has been available in Japan since WiiWare launched for them! Lonpos is yet...

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    Review Jungle Speed

    How does this unique card game of quick thinking and reflexes translate to WiiWare?

    For those of you out there who aren't familiar with it, Jungle Speed is a unique card game that's recently become quite popular among card game fans. It’s essentially one of the "first one to get rid of all their cards" style and not only requires the...

  • News First Details Of Riverman Media's Next Game

    Remember Riverman Media? Of course you do, they brought the fiendish falling block puzzler, MadStone to WiiWare back in October.

    We enjoyed the strategic gameplay and awarded it a respectable 7/10. If you haven’t yet checked it out, why not do so today? The guys at Riverman have revealed some exclusive new details about their next game, which thankfully isn’t another puzzler. We’re thinking..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (14th 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.

    We compile..

  • News Fresh Details About Gravitronix

    Cast your minds way back to the early days of WiiWare. A few developers spilled the beans about the games they were working on. One of those developers who were around at the very beginning were Medaverse with their innovative action/battle game Gravitronix. Heck we first posted about it back in October 2007!

    Since then we’ve done an interview with the guys and they’ve even been on TV to talk..

  • Talking Point Is Nintendo Ignoring WiiWare?

    Before WiiWare became a reality Nintendo was telling everyone that would listen that the service would revolutionise the way people purchase and play video games.

    Such was the company’s enthusiasm for the notion of digital distribution, the hype surrounding the launch of WiiWare was almost deafening. It was hard not to get carried away by the tidal wave of optimism. The service has now been..

  • News Bit.Trip Beat To Bring Classic Arcade Gameplay To WiiWare

    It was only a few days ago that we posted the sneak peek from this month’s Nintendo Power which revealed the first of Aksys Games’ retro styled series of games, Bit.Trip Beat which is coming to WiiWare.

    Some people may have thought Capcom were crazy for choosing the 8-bit NES style for Mega Man 9, but Aksys Games appear to be going one step...

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    Review Planet Pachinko

    Can you really ever have too much of a good thing?

    You have to admit, a shooting/platforming game that takes place inside of a Japanese pachinko machine is indeed an original concept. Not only do you get all of the chaotic action of the pachinko balls dropping down through the various pegs in each level, but you find yourself smack dab in the middle of it all, armed to the teeth with just about..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Planet Pachinko and Jungle Speed

    Hold on to your seats, guys – because today’s exciting WiiWare releases have just been confirmed!

    First up we have Planet Pachinko, which might sound like a simulation of the popular Japanese gambling machine but is in fact a zany shooter where you assume the role of a robot looking for its puppy. Aww. At 500 points this could be quite appealing, and the recent interview we did with Allied..

  • News Capcom To Release Mega Man 9 Soundtrack

    Love classic 8-bit video game music? Got 30 Washingtons sitting there doing nothing in your pocket? Well if so, you might want to surf over to the Capcom Store and preorder your official Mega Man 9 Soundtrack.

    That's right, directly from Japan comes all of the catchy toe-tappers straight from Capcom's retro-filled Mega Man 9 WiiWare title for your listening pleasure at the bargain price of $29.95..

  • News Bit.Trip: Beat Coming To WiiWare

    What do you get when you cross the arcade classic Pong with a music/rhythm game? The end result would probably be close to Aksys Game's new WiiWare title Bit.Trip: Beat.

    Much like Pong, you still move your paddle around by tilting the Wii Remote, but in this unique WiiWare title you'll have to bounce the blocks off your paddle in rhythm with the pumping musical beats the game makes use of. The..

  • News High Voltage Voltage Hot Rod Show Dated For 19th Jan

    Way back in October we caught up with our pals at High Voltage to bring you the inside scoop on their upcoming racing game High Voltage Hot Rod Show.

    This Micro Machines style racer certainly looks like it could pack a punch when it hits WiiWare, which fortunately will not be a long wait for North American gamers as the press release below confirms: Hoffman Estates, IL – January 8, 2009 - High..

  • News Pop Them, Drop Them SameGame Hits Japan Next Week

    It's time for another Hudson WiiWare game! The oddly named Pop Them, Drop Them SameGame, based on the old PC game SameGame will be available in Japan next Tuesday.

    Costing a mere 500 Wii Points this simply seems to be an update of the classic game, featuring upgraded graphics, (presumably) music and multiplayer modes. Of course there are also some Hudson touches applied - You can change the tiles..

  • News Nicalis Updates Cave Story Progress

    In an entry yesterday on their official blog, Nicalis spoke a little bit about the progress on their upcoming WiiWare title Cave Story. They also let gamers in on a little surprise announcement regarding some additional content for the game as well.

    You can check out the relevant quote from the blog entry below to find out exactly what this nice little surprise they have in store for WiiWare fans..

  • News Jungle Speed swings onto WiiWare next week

    Along with the release of Planet Pachinko this coming Monday, WiiWare gamers will also be treated to the delights of a jungle themed card game by the name of Jungle Speed. This might not be everyone’s cup of tea but we’re sure some younger gamers might get a kick out of it.

    More from the press release below: Vancouver, Canada (January 8th, 2008) – The internationally renowned, lightning-fast..

  • News iPhone Hit 1112 WiiWare bound?

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so you’ll be aware that Apple’s iPhone/iPod Touch platform is getting some serious attention from game developers, largely thanks to excellent ‘Apps Store’ distribution method that allows users to download games direct to their devices using a wireless connection with the minimum of fuss. We’ve tried it and it’s all very nifty, although it has to be said that the general quality of the games available is often less than inspiring.

    However,..

  • News Bplus Releases Exclusive Soundtrack

    Well if you're one of those gamers who enjoys a good video game soundtrack, Bplus has got just what you're looking for. Bplus has just released part 1 of their soundtrack series on their web site forums for all to download. And the best part is that it's completely free of charge!

    Below is the official press release which gives the details of the soundtrack release along with the location of the..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (7th 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.

    We compile..

  • News Planet Pachinko Out Next Monday On WiiWare

    Readers with good memories will remember last month that we did an interview with Allied Kingdoms about their upcoming game Planet Pachinko. It’s great to see an indie company taking a chance on WiiWare with something original like this.

    The good news is for anyone interested in this that it will be available for download next Monday (12th Jan) in North America, for only 500 Wii points. Check out..

  • News EA's Moore Perplexed by World of Goo Success

    If you’re a keen fan of the excellent UK-based video game site Eurogamer then you’ll be aware that it recently posted its top 50 games of the past 12 months.

    WiiWare gem World of Goo cropped up in a very respectable tenth position, which caused EA’s Peter Moore to scratch his chin in puzzlement and comment that he was ‘surprised’ to see it...

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    Review Sandy Beach

    Hopefully that’s just sand in your pants and not crabs…

    Konami is well known in the gaming world and is a much larger game company than the typical WiiWare studio. With their resources, a simple budget title should be something they could throw together in a weekend. Unfortunately, Sandy Beach (developed by Frozen Codebase and published by Konami) looks and feels exactly like a game that was..

  • News Semnat Studios Interview - Eduardo the Samurai Toaster

    Semnat Studio's Eduardo the Samurai Toaster is already garnering quite a bit of enthusiastic attention just in the short time since it was announced, so we decided it might be time to get in touch with the developers and find out as much information as we could about this interesting upcoming WiiWare title.

    Daniel Coleman of Semnat Studios was kind enough to take time out of his busy development..

  • News Semnat Studios Announces Eduardo the Samurai Toaster

    Semnat Studios has just announced Eduardo the Samurai Toaster, their first title for the WiiWare service. The game is basically set up like a good old-fashioned run 'n' gun title, but features some very quirky artwork and unique level designs.

    Below is a copy of the official press release the company sent out that gives a lot of good information on this unique upcoming WiiWare title. Indie..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Sandy Beach

    It’s time to pop on your trunks, grab your bucket and spade and head for the beach – Konami’s Sandy Beach is now available on the North American WiiWare service! For a mere 500 Wii Points you can experience the joy of constructing your own sandcastle from the comfort of your own tatty armchair.

    You can choose to construct the most fantastic sandcastle imaginable or make things a little more..

  • News EU WiiWare Update: Fun! Fun! Minigolf and Strong Bad Episode 5

    Not many surprises for Europe today to start off 2009 - One game was already announced beforehand, and the other was almost guaranteed to come out! It's still a nice duo of games, however.

    Fun! Fun! Minigolf was released in the US two weeks ago. As the title implies this is a golf game - Graphically it's easily one of the strongest games on WiiWare, but the game is sort of lacking in actual..

  • News Hudson Launches Official Snowboard Riot Website

    Hudson has just launched the official site for their upcoming WiiWare title Snowboard Riot. The game takes place on a volcanic island that is covered in snow almost all year round and pits up to four snow boarders against each other in race after thrilling race.

    The game will offer up wi-fi online battles as well as Wii Balance Board support for that authentic snowboarding feel. The game also..

December2008

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (31st Dec)

    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.

    We compile..

  • News WiiWare World - Best of 2008

    This year brought Wii owners the WiiWare service and with it some great and affordable downloadable game titles. While we've seen our fair share of awful titles on the service, we've also seen some outstanding releases, a few that approach even some of the better Wii retail releases.

    As 2008 comes to a close, we at WiiWare World thought it might be time to take a look back at a handful of the best..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Maboshi's Arcade and Pool Revolution: Cue Sports

    The final WiiWare update of the year doesn't bring anything truly new to the table - Both new WiiWare games today have already been released in Europe. Still, who cares when both of them are good games?

    The wait is finally over - After exactly 4 months, Maboshi's Arcade (Known in Europe as MaBoShi: The Three Shape Arcade) is finally released in the US! In this strange yet wonderful game, you can..

  • News Luc Bernard Talks About Upcoming WiiWare Projects

    After a rough 2008, our good friend Luc Bernard has decided to focus his efforts on a number of new projects for 2009 on both the Apple iPhone and Nintendo WiiWare game download services.

    Luc, along with a close personal friend of his and a handful of investors, has established a new game development company that will be based in Florida. This new...

  • News Nintendo To Launch Wii Video Service Next Year

    We've already seen Sony and Microsoft dip their toes into video distribution on their Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles, so it seems only natural to see Nintendo following suit.

    Starting in the Spring of 2009, Nintendo will kick off its own brand of video distribution in Japan. But instead of offering movies and television shows, as Sony and Microsoft have done, Nintendo will instead offer..

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

    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 Tiki Towers

    Will Tiki Towers build Wiiware to new heights or crash under its own weight?

    Some might see this jungle themed construction game as a bit of a cash in on the success of World of Goo. After all, both games command you to get from point A to point B by building a structure. However, this is where the similarities end. For starters, the structures are more conventional here and resemble traditional..

  • News Metacritic's Best Wii Games of 2008

    As 2008 is coming to a close it’s time to check out Metacritic’s best videogames of 2008. Here you can see a breakdown of the top 5 games for all systems as decided by the average score from all the professional reviews which were tracked.

    The results from the Wii top 5 is quite interesting as 3 of the 5 games are WiiWare games! Not bad going we think: It will come as no surprise that World of..

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    Review Fun! Fun! Minigolf

    So much fun they named it twice, but it is really up to par?

    Wii Sports golf - which, lest we forget, comes bundled for free with the Wii console - offers a taste of what playing golf with a Wii Remote can be like. However, with only nine holes and a clunky putting mechanism that can often feel inaccurate, the game is just not satisfying enough to capture the hearts and minds of hardcore putters..

  • News Wayforward Launches Official LIT Web Site

    The official LIT website is now live for all to check out. You might even find a link to a certain interview that one utterly amazing WiiWare website recently conducted. There are also quite a few screenshots of LIT in action as well as some really cool conceptual artwork from the game's developers.

    You can also check out the brand new LIT gameplay...

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Tiki Towers & Fun! Fun! Minigolf

    The cat had already been let out of the bag on the release dates for both of today’s WiiWare releases so they should come as no surprise to our regular readers.

    We have to admit to being quite interested in RealArcade’s Tiki Towers. On the one hand it looks like jungle themed World of Goo clone but we were assured from our recent interview with...

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    Review Niki - Rock 'n' Ball

    Not completely on the ball

    This second WiiWare release from Bplus is a bit of a departure from their "everything-and-the-kitchen-sink" debut outing Plättchen, attempting to recapture some arcade magic via simple goals and score attacking. Whilst the presentation and controls do the job, odd choices in level design and lacklustre gameplay leave us feeling a bit underwhelmed. There's a..

  • News YUKE'S / High Voltage Interview - Evasive Space

    After two previous WiiWare releases in Gyrostarr and V.I.P Casino: Blackjack, High Voltage Software has now partnered up with YUKES Company of America to bring Wii owners their next WiiWare offering Evasive Space.

    We recently caught up with Keith Hladik, Associate Producer at High Voltage Games and Nate Fitt, Marketing Manager at YUKE'S Company of America and had the opportunity to speak with them..

  • News DK Games Interview - Equilibrio

    With the recent announcement of DK Games' first WiiWare entry Equilibrio, we thought it might be a good time to talk to the man behind the game in an attempt to gain a bit more insight into the game and the development studio behind it.

    Lead developer of DK Games Christophe Kohler was kind enough to take time out of his busy development schedule to take part in an exclusive interview with WiiWare..

  • News RealArcade Interview - Tiki Towers

    Tiki Towers is set to hit the US WiiWare service this Monday, December 22nd so we decided it might be a good time to get in touch with the developers of Tiki Towers in order to find out more about the game.

    Graham Kays, producer of Tiki Towers, was nice enough to take time out of his busy schedule to talk with WiiWare World about the game. You can check out the full contents of the interview below..

  • News EU WiiWare Update: World Of Goo And Lots More!

    With only one week to go until Christmas, it seems that Nintendo are full of festive cheer and have prepared the mother of all WiiWare updates to ensure your holiday season kicks off with a bang.

    First up with have the sublime World of Goo, what more can be said about this great game which hasn’t already been said? If you been living in a cave or...

  • News DK Games Announces Equilibrio for WiiWare

    Watch out kids, there’s a new WiiWare game in town! Equilibrio seems to be a simple, but fun game involving a ball rolling around a giant maze full of obstacles at break neck speed. With a low price point promised, 4 player and balance board support this is sure to be a winner we think.

    It’s interesting that we are starting to see more and more WiiWare games also coming out on the iPhone,..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (17th Dec)

    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 Behold The All New Swords & Soldiers Trailer

    Fans of real time strategy games will breathe a sigh of relief as today Ronimo Games has released the first video trailer of Swords & Soldiers for the world to see. This marvelous looking game is set to be released early in the new year so we haven’t got long to wait now.

    More from the press release and video trailer below: UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS – December 17, 2008 – The developers..

  • News Europe to Get World of Goo This Friday

    Rejoice, European WiiWare fans! 2Dboy - the developer of the awesome World of Goo – has confirmed that the game will be making its EU debut this coming Friday. Australia and New Zealand are also going to be getting their fair share of goo-goodness, too.

    The game was released in the US some months ago and has become something of a poster boy for...

  • News Allied Kingdoms Interview - Planet Pachinko

    The WiiWare service originally set out to be an outlet for indie developers to share their small budget gems with the world. So far we have seen too much of that as most games released are from established development studios with the occasional indie such as 2D Boy finding success.

    Enter Darren Wilson from Allied Kingdoms, his company is a true start-up and he’s boldly bringing Planet Pachinko..

  • News Evasive Space Website Launched Today With New Trailer

    Ever since we first clapped eyes of the numerous screenshots thrown into the public domain by YUKES and High Voltage about their upcoming WiiWare none-shoot-em-up, Evasive Space we’ve been dying to find out more. It certainly looks stunning, we think this is a game to watch out for.

    If you feel the same as us then you might want to check out the newly launched Evasive Space website for more..

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    Review Big Kahuna Party

    Is WiiWare puzzler Big Kahuna Party a beach party or a shipwreck?

    Big Kahuna Party is a "match-three" game in the style of Bejeweled. This style of play has been around for a while now and there is not much left to add to the genre, though this doesn’t mean there isn’t room in your collection for a fun variation on the theme. So is Big Kahuna Party worth a try? To its credit, Big..

  • News Club Nintendo Comes To North America

    Well it's good news for North American Nintendo fans as the company has just announced the North American launch of Club Nintendo. The official Club Nintendo site is now up and you can surf over there to register all of your Nintendo goodies and take part in surveys that will earn you special coins that can be used to purchased various rewards. If you already have a My Nintendo account, you can even transfer all of your previously registered items to your new Club Nintendo account.

    Club Nintendo Offers Special Membership for Fans Starting today, Nintendo welcomes its No..

  • News Niki - Rock 'n' Ball Coming To European WiiWare This Friday

    Bplus has just announced that their newest WiiWare title Niki - Rock 'n' Ball is set to hit the European WiiWare service this Friday, December 19th for a mere 500 Wii Points. After seeing video of the game in action, we're looking forward to taking the game for a spin once it's released. Below is the official press release for the game and the official Niki - Rock 'n' Ball site has also just launched that you can check out for even more details on the game.

    Bplus, independent software develope...

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    Review Strong Bad Episode 5 - 8-Bit is Enough

    Strong Bad goes 8-bit in the final installment of the SBCG4AP series

    Dry those tears, folks - it’s finally time for the last episode of Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People! Surely they’ve saved the best for last? At the very least, they do tie up some loose ends. For example, we’ve seen a broken Trogdor arcade cabinet in the last four episodes, which finally comes into play when..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Strong Bad Episode 5 & Big Kahuna Party

    There are no prizes for guessing that Strong Bad Episode 5: 8-Bit Is Enough is out this week. This is the final game in the five part Strong Bad series, in which fans will finally be able to witness Trogdor in all three of the glorious Ds! Other popular Homestar Runner games such as Stinkoman 20X6 and Thy Dungeonman also make appearances. Watch out for our review which will be up later today.

    Big..

  • News Neko Porting Two More Playstation 2 Titles To WiiWare

    The Australian OFLC recently revealed that Neko Entertainment are porting two more of their old Playstation 2 catalogue over to WiiWare, much like Cocoto Fishing Master back in June, which sadly we weren’t too impressed with.

    Cocoto Platform Jumper is another game in the Cocoto series, obviously the title makes it clear this is not another fishing adventure! Actually if you check out the video it..

  • News Tiki Towers Lined Up For A Christmas WiiWare Launch

    Alongside Fun! Fun! Minigolf, the next game to reveal its release date for the pre-Christmas slot of Monday, 22nd December is RealArcade’s Tiki Towers. The price point is confirmed to be only 500 Wii points. The observant among you remember that this was originally scheduled to be released last Monday, but for whatever reason that did not happen.

    Some might write this game off as a World of Goo..

  • News Fun! Fun! Minigolf Wants To Be In Your Christmas Stocking!

    If you were wondering what WiiWare game to treat yourself to this Christmas, why not Fun! Fun! Minigolf by Shin’en? (you know, those dudes who made Nanostray on the DS).

    If you visit the game website you will see the release dates have now been revealed, which are 22nd December for North America and 2nd January for Europe and Australia. Cutesy minigolf games are often quite good fun and this is..

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    Review Bruiser & Scratch

    Does Steel Penny Games debut WiiWare puzzler have that Naughty Dog magic?

    It seems only natural that a game being developed by former members of such an accomplished developer as Naughty Dog would garner some serious hype when it's announced. While it's always nice for a developer to get some type of recognition ahead of time, it can also prove to...

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    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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    We recently posted news of a new WiiWare title from YUKE'S Company of America called Evasive Space which featured a ton of new screenshots of the game in action.

    While we don't have quite that many new screens to unload on you today, we have come across 30 new screen shots that show Levels 3 and 4 in action, as well as some new information on these two new levels and Booster Items found in the..