WiiWare News

October2008

  • News MadStone Savant Challenge Contest

    Those of you who've been putting a little overtime into Riverman Media's WiiWare puzzler MadStone will be happy to know that all that hard work is about to pay off. Literally! If you're one of the first to complete the game in the hidden Savant Mode you can score yourself some much-needed Wii Points in the official MadStone Savant Challenge Contest.

    Below is the official contest announcement from..

  • News JoJu Games Interview: Mart Racer

    Since we don't have a lot of information regarding the upcoming shopping spree-infused racing title Mart Racer from JoJu Games, we decided to get in touch with the company to try to find out a little more information on the game. Lead Development Director Juan Gril was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to take part in an exclusive interview for WiiWare World and here's what he had to tell us...

    WiiWare World: Can you tell us a little bit about JoJu Games? Juan Gril: We started Joju 3 years and a half ago. We are mostly guys...

  • News Cue Sports: Snooker vs. Billiards Coming To WiiWare In November

    Hudson hopes to continue their successful run of WiiWare titles with the upcoming release of their Cue Sports: Snooker vs. Billiards WiiWare title. The official Japanese site is now live for anyone that wants to check it out, but keep in mind the majority of the site is in Japanese.

    Hudson have told us that they expect the game to see a US and European release sometime in November. They've also..

  • News EU WiiWare Update: Tetris Party, The Incredible Maze and Home Sweet Home

    Today's European releases aren't very surprising - It's basically Monday's American update, plus one more game which was expected to be coming out soon.

    Tetris Party is the latest installment of the endlessly entertaining Tetris series. With 18 different gameplay modes and an online versus mode, this is yet another refreshing take on the series and...

  • News Baddest of the Bands Launches 27th Oct On WiiWare

    Our friends at Telltale Games have just confirmed what we probably already all suspected anyway – Yes that’s right Strong Bad Episode 3 will hit North America this coming Monday! Yay!

    We expect that the third Strong Bad outing is likely to be more of the same, but if you were a fan of episodes 1 & 2 then it is likely that this will rock your...

  • News Overturn Coming To Japanese WiiWare

    The official web site for Studio Zan's upcoming WiiWare title Overturn has gone live, although portions of the site are still labeled as "Coming Soon" on various pages.

    The game is due out on the WiiWare service in Japan sometime in November. No price has been set as of yet, but the game will contain three different modes of play including: Story Mode, Local VS. Mode, and Wifi Mode. Wifi..

  • News Want a Castlevania Remake? Tough, You Get Castlevania Judgment Instead

    In a recent interview with website Kikizo, Castlevania series producer Koji ‘IGA’ Igarashi (you know, that chap who is rather fond of wearing cowboy hats and carrying whips around with him) has spoken about his frustration at being told he should focus on new Castlevania games – such as the impending train-wreck that is Castlevania Judgment – rather than remake classic entries in the franchise.

    When innocently asked if he had any plans to ‘re-imagine’ older titles for services like WiiWare or Xbox Live Arcade, IGA lamented: Castlevania has a lengthy legacy of great games, and I’m definitely interested in revisiting them if I get a chance. However, ever..

  • News Toki Tori Invades Japan

    Remember Toki Tori? Of course you do – it’s the best Dutch export since the clog, as was clearly stated in our glowing review. It may be one of the earlier WiiWare releases but it remains a true classic that you really should download if you haven’t done so already.

    Anyway, our friends over at developer Two Tribes have gotten in touch to let us know about Toki Tori’s appearance at the..

  • News Tecmo's Latest WiiWare Project is a Monkey-Spanking Simulator

    The Toyko Game Show was so full of glitz and glamour that many titles fell by the wayside and probably didn't get the attention they deserved. Tecmo's Playshake would appear to be one such title.

    From what we can gather it's a collection of mini games (which appear to have online ranking modes) that focus on waggling the Wii Remote like a fool. Footage of one mode - where players are asked to see..

  • News Boom Tapper Coming To Japanese WiiWare

    With the severe lack of puzzle titles available for the WiiWare service (yeah, right), it's obviously going to be quite refreshing to see a new entry come to light. Developer Alpha Unit is currently getting ready to release their new boom box-infused puzzler Boom Tapper in Japan on November 11th for 500 Wii Points.

    In Boom Tapper your job is to...

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    Review The Incredible Maze

    This WiiWare maze game certainly is incredible - incredibly bad, that is

    Let's cut straight to the chase here - The Incredible Maze follows in the tradition of virtual labyrinth adaptations like Super Monkey Ball and Kororinpa, but utterly lacks any of the creativity or polish that make those games fun and rewarding. At a mere 500 points this should...

  • News Brand New Sorcery Blade Game Play Video

    The information on the upcoming Japanese RPG Sorcery Blade is finally beginning to trickle out. We just got our hands on a brand new game play video from Kemco showing the game in action and so far it doesn't disappoint.

    As you can see in the video, this looks more like a retail release than what we've seen from the WiiWare service so far. This could be just the RPG experience the WiiWare service..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (22nd Oct)

    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 New Screenshots for Bang!

    We just got word from the guys at Engine Software regarding their upcoming WiiWare puzzler known simply as Bang! The game is now in the final stages of being checked by Nintendo so it should not be too long before we can all get to check it out for ourselves.

    We have been informed that there were some delays due to improve the 2-player mode and add other refinements to make for a better game..

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    Review Tetris Party

    Hudson grants us yet another version of the famous Russian puzzler, but how does this one stack up?

    Tetris may be 23 years old, but the game is still going strong even after all this time. While some versions have been better than others, people still can't seem to get enough of this addictive puzzler. With this in mind, is this latest instalment...

  • News Digital Leisure Announces Sudoku Challenge!

    Fresh off the release of their first WiiWare title The Incredible Maze comes an announcement from Digital Leisure of yet another title they have coming to the WiiWare service later this year. Sudoku Challenge! will be the next title from the company and is set to be released sometime in November 2008 at a tentative cost of 500 Wii Points.

    Sudoku Challenge! will feature: Three Difficulty..

  • News Tetris Party Hits Europe Friday

    Good news for Europeans wanting a Tetris fix - You won't have to wait long for Tetris Party!

    Tetris Online, Inc. revealed earlier today that the game will be released in Europe this Friday. That's just a 4 day wait - Thankfully this means the online skill difference between the US and Europe won't be that big! With a ton of both old and new modes, and online battles, this certainly seems like one..

  • News Mart Racer To Bring Supermarket Sweep Excitement To WiiWare

    Ever wished that you could take part in a trolley dash like on that old TV game show Supermarket Sweep? If so, all your dreams have come true because Joju Games have created such a game just for you!

    Yes friends, Mart Racer is the game you have been waiting for! Here are more details from the guys at Joju Games: Mart Racer is an upcoming game for WiiWare. Compete against your friends to see who..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Tetris Party & The Incredible Maze

    Pop the champagne corks and raise a toast because the good times are here to stay. After a cracking few weeks on the WiiWare service which bought us the legendary Mega Man 9, World of Goo, not to mention two awesome Art Style games now it gets even better with the much anticipated Tetris Party entering the halls of greatness.

    That is of course if it is any good, but with Hudson developing it on..

  • News Second Wave of Mega Man 9 DLC Released!

    A quick press release from Capcom about today's Mega Man 9 DLC update packs:

    We’re proud to announce that the second of Downloadable Content packs for Mega Man 9 will be available this week. Here’s the run down on what’s coming out. Hard Mode – Dubbed Hero Mode in Japan, this mode enables you to play the entire game on an increased difficulty level with alternate enemy distribution and..

  • News Tetris Party Tournament Announced

    To further enhance the Tetris Party experience that's coming soon to the WiiWare service, Hudson has announced a Tetris Party Tournament for North American gamers that will kick off on the first of December.

    Tetris Party will hit the WiiWare service later today, which is good news for those who want to get in a little early practice for the tournament. Below is the official statement as well as a..

  • News World of Goo is Officially the Best Wii Game Ever

    It seems that the world is going crazy for the World of Goo. We were so impressed by the beautiful looking physics themed action puzzler that we did the unthinkable and awarded it a mighty 10/10, the first game we have reviewed to receive that impressive accolade.

    It seems this is not only our opinion as the most popular review rating comparison site Metacritic reveals. 1up, NintendoWorldReport,..

  • News Fake Man Content Pack Coming To WiiWare Next Week?

    According to an interview with Mega Man 9 producer Hironobu Takeshita, the second downloadable content pack is due for release on the WiiWare service next week. You'll remember that the first set of downloadable Mega Man 9 Content Packs were made available earlier this month and now Mega Man 9 fans who still haven't gotten enough Mega Man retro goodness are in for yet another treat.

    In an interview..

  • News Is WayForward's LIT Going To Light Up Our Lives Soon?

    Before the WiiWare service kicked off back in May we picked up on a whole list of games, some which finally came out such as Plattchen and others which just seem to be in development hell like Gravitronix. WayForward Technologies were another company who let a few things slip on their future intentions with a interesting sounding title called LIT and a remake of their Game Boy Color game Shantae. After that there was silence!

    The silence has finally been broken as this month’s Nintendo Power features some exclusive info about LIT as detailed below. Our contact at WayForward (of Contra 4 DS fame) told us we would start to see m..

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    Review Art Style: Cubello

    Is Nintendo's latest Art Style game a triumph of style over substance?

    When it launched, WiiWare signalled a shift in Nintendo’s attitude toward developers and gamers. After Dr. Mario and My Pokémon Ranch hinted that it was really just another outlet for them to spawn pedestrian versions of their tremendously popular franchises, many gamers lost...

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (15th Oct)

    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 this list using the USA region Wii Shop channel, so if you live elsewhere your list will probably be quite a bit different. Please feel free to post your region's findings below as always. Keep in mind that...

  • News High Voltage Interview: High Voltage Hot Rod Show

    We love a good racing game here at WiiWare World. As D2C’s SPOGS Racing failed to deliver the goods we pinned our hopes on another racer to come to WiiWare and save the day. Perhaps High Voltage Hot Rod Show is that game?

    We got in touch with our pals at High Voltage Software, developers of the rather good Gyrostarr and the upcoming awesome...

  • News Tetris Party Released On WiiWare In Japan

    Judging from the Japanese WiiWare releases today it would appear that Tetris Party is about to make its way to other regions sooner than many expected. This is great news for all the Tetris maniacs out there who've waited long and hard for a Tetris title to reach the Nintendo Wii console.

    Update: Tetris Party is now confirmed on the official site to be coming out on the 20th October. That's this..

  • News New Swords & Soldiers Instructional Video

    So far very little information is known about Ronimo Games' upcoming WiiWare strategy title Swords & Soldiers other than the title of the game and a handful of gorgeous screenshots. Several developers at Ronimo Games were responsible for the original PC version of the hit Wii game de Blob and have now set their sights on Nintendo's WiiWare service.

    Ronimo Games has just sent us a brand new..

  • News Get Ready to Brave the Dangers of Planet Pachinko

    A while ago the ESRB rated a mysterious new WiiWare game called Planet Pachinko, indicating it would be released on WiiWare in the west. Pachinko is an unbelievably popular Japanese arcade game in which you throw coins or balls into a machine and hope they bounce off of pegs into certain slots or cups at the bottom.

    Of course we assumed that this game would be just that - Pachinko on WiiWare. The..

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    Review World of Goo

    Will World of Goo leave gamers all warm and gooey inside?

    It's certainly no secret to WiiWare fans that World of Goo has seen more hype than just about any other WiiWare title to date. While this generally leads to unrealistic expectations, every so often a game somehow manages to not only fulfil the hype, but exceed it. Say hello to World of Goo...

  • News Mindware Interview Part 2 - MaBoShi: The Three Shape Arcade

    Those among our readership with good memories will remember that a few weeks ago we did an interview..

    ...with Micky G. Albert the president of Mindware Corp. in Japan about his WiiWare debut with MaBoShi: The Three Shape Arcade. So detailed were his answers that we thought it best to run the interview in two parts! Here is the second part of our exclusive WiiWare World interview. We hope you..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: World Of Goo & Art Style: Cubello

    The time has arrived; today you can finally get acquainted with what may well be the best game to hit WiiWare to date. Yes we’re talking about World of Goo of course! The WiiWare World team have been enjoying the PC version of the game all week which the nice chaps at 2D Boy supplied us with. Amazingly it surpassed all our expectations, it’s hard to pick fault with anything, yes it is THAT good!

    Our review will be ready a little later today as we want to try out the WiiWare specific features such as the 4 player co-op and of course how the game controls with the Wii Remote instead of a mouse. We recommend that only the most cautious of our readers wait for the review however, you c..

  • News How to play Plättchen - Twist 'n' Paint

    In case you were one of the ‘lucky’ people to pick up Plättchen - Twist 'n' Paint against our advice, you may be interested to know that the developer Bplus has released a video which explains some of the finer mechanics of the gameplay.

    Maybe if you were not convinced to give this a try yet then maybe this video explanation may change your mind, then again maybe not! As always let us know..

  • News Introducing High Voltage Hot Rod Show for WiiWare

    After High Voltage Software’s success with Gyrostarr on WiiWare, it is good to see them continuing to support the service with a new game simply called High Voltage Hot Rod Show. Unlike Gyrostarr this game will be a full on racing game, it looks like ExciteTruck from a overhead angle.

    There is still no confirmation from the studio on Animales de la Muerte yet, rumours have been flying about that..

  • News Updated Cave Story Artwork Causes Controversy

    It seems that many diehard Cave Story fans have recently become divided over the slightly updated artwork that will be used in the upcoming WiiWare version of Cave Story. Many fans have already expressed their dislike of the more detailed look Daisuke Amaya has given Toroko, feeling that it takes away from the classic old-school look the game has always featured.

    Nicalis recently provided a side-by-side comparison of both the old and new artwork to show these subtle differences. They blew the artwork of Toroko up 800 times to show these changes pixel by pixel. You can take a look at the picture below to see the differences...

  • News Studio Walljump Interview: Liight

    Since we haven't been given much information on Studio Walljump's upcoming WiiWare puzzler Liight, we thought it might be time to go straight to the top to get a bit more information on this unique light-infused puzzle title.

    Thankfully, Nicholas Trahan, owner of development house Studio Walljump, was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to take part in an exclusive WiiWare World..

  • News EU WiiWare Update: Midnight Bowling and Potpourrii

    Let's pretend there were no new WiiWare games this week and call it a day. It'd probably be better than what we really got.

    First up is the dreadful Midnight Bowling, which was released in the US earlier this week. Not much companies have bothered to make any competition for Wii Sports's bowling minigame yet - This is probably the reason why. Midnight Bowling throws everything Wii Sports did so..

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    Review Midnight Bowling

    How many points does a game score for a gutter ball?

    Gameloft has given Wiiware some of its best titles like Midnight Pool and Wild West Guns, so it was with great anticipation that we sat down to enjoy their latest offering, Midnight Bowling. Although some would argue that Wii Sports renders any other bowling game redundant, we feel that there is room for a more rewarding take on the sport and the..

  • News Marvelous Bringing Discipline To WiiWare

    Marvelous Entertainment has recently announced that they will soon be bringing a game simply entitled Discipline to the WiiWare service.

    Not much is currently known about the title other than a few facts released by the company during their press conference announcing the game. The game takes place inside of a high security prison called "Discipline" and requires the player to take part..

  • News Last Flight - New Screenshots

    After revealing an amusing comic strip and the fact that Last Flight will be in fact a series of episodic games. WiiWare World can now exclusively reveal the latest screenshots from this upcoming WiiWare game.

    We think you’ll agree that the cell shaded style looks particularly good for a downloadable title crammed into 40MB. The news about the pricing is a bit up in the air, the early word on the..

  • News More Bit Generations Games Coming To WiiWare

    After the surprise release of Art Style: Orbient on WiiWare last week the in North America, it will probably come as no surprise to discover that more of the GBA series of bit Generations games should find their way to WiiWare. The question is which ones will make it first?

    Worry not inquisitive reader as the Australian OFLC ratings body has...

  • News Treasure To Support WiiWare?

    Treasure president Masato Maegawa has confirmed that his company is looking at producing games for downloadable content services such as WiiWare and XBLA.

    Speaking to 1up.com, Maegawa commented that he really liked the job fellow Japanese developer IntiCreates did with Mega Man 9. This might suggest that Treasure is looking at doing similar things with its own IP – which should get all serious..

  • News Mega Man 9 Press Kit Fetches $750 on eBay

    Remember those awesome Mega Man 9 press kits we told you about not so long ago? Well one dedicated Blue Bomber fan is soon going to be cozying up to an assets CD in a NES cartridge-shaped case and will find their bank account significantly reduced as a result, because one of these kits has just sold for an eye-watering $750 on auction site eBay.

    Worth every penny? Well, not really – especially..

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

    My how fast Wednesday rolls around. 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! Even we were able to pull it off without much help.

    We compile this..

  • News Strong Bad: Baddest of the Bands Coming In October

    Episode 3 of the Strong Bad series, titled Baddest of the Bands, is coming to the WiiWare service in October. Below is a portion of the press release that was just sent out to the media which gives a little insight into the story line the new game will feature.

    Rock and roll! Hurting for cash, Strong Bad sets out to dominate the Battle Royale of the Bands. Can he rule the stage and win the big..

  • News Brand New Sorcery Blade Screenshots

    It seems that information about the upcoming Kemco WiiWare title Sorcery Blade is slowly beginning to leak out. The game is based on the mobile phone Sorcery Sword series of games and is set on the planet Mars in the year 3000.

    The game will make use of special attacks that can be executed by drawing shapes on the screen using the Wii Remote. You'll also be able to roam around town where you can..

  • News Official Cave Story Site Goes Live

    It's only been a few days since the game's announcement, but the official site for Cave Story is now live.

    At the moment, the site includes some screenshots, wallpapers, information, and even a blog which will be updated regularly with news about Cave Story and other things. The game's creator, Pixel, even responds to some of the blog posts in Japanese! The game is expected to be launched on..

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    Review MadStone

    Is WiiWare collapsing under an avalanche of 'falling block' games?

    If there’s one thing you can learn by looking at the current WiiWare release list it’s that the Wii certainly has no shortage of quick and casual puzzle games. Some might say that there are too many, but can we ever have too much of a good thing? Madstone is, literally, another falling blocks puzzle game in the vein of Tetris..

  • News Confusion Reigns over Mega Man 9 Sales

    Mega Man 9 is easily one of the biggest WiiWare titles so far, but it’s only when you look at the figures recently published by VG Charts that you realize just how big. 140,000 downloads in one week – that’s a lot of cash in your virtual pocket, no matter which way you look at it.

    Well, it would be if Capcom hadn’t debunked the figure almost...

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Midnight Bowling And MadStone

    There is something for everyone today on the Wii Shop. First up is Midnight Bowling, another successful Gameloft cellphone game now brought lovingly to WiiWare. When we reviewed Midnight Pool back in August we quite liked it so there is every chance this might be worth a look too if you have grown tired of Wii Sports bowling.

    If puzzlers are your bag then you might want to check out MadStone. We..

  • News Capcom Releases Two Mega Man 9 Downloadable Content Packs

    For all you Mega Man fans out there who just can't seem to get enough of the classic Blue Bomber, Capcom has just announced the release of the first two Downloadable Content packs for their Mega Man 9 WiiWare title.

    Endless Attack Content Pack - Test your skills on a stage without end. Try to break the record for getting the farthest. Results will be displayed in the Rankings page. Not compatible..

  • News WiiWare Announcement Blowout - Bubble Bobble, Rainbow Islands and More

    Shortly ater the recent press conference in Japan, Nintendo released a few lists of upcoming games. While they already announced their new DS and Wii games, they didn't announce any WiiWare games during the conference, which means that the WiiWare list would most likely be very interesting.

    As it turns out, it is - a whopping 50 WiiWare titles by...

  • News Wahoo Studios / NinjaBee Interview: Boingz

    While we don't know a lot about Wahoo Studio's upcoming Wiiware title Boingz, we were lucky enough to get an exclusive interview with Jeremy and Joey from Wahoo Studios to find out a bit more about the game. They were also nice enough to send us over a short game play video of the game in action to further show how the game is played. You can check out the full interview and game play video below.

    WiiWare World: How long has Boingz been in development? Jeremy: About a year. WW: How did you come up with the idea of Boingz in the first place? Jeremy: The idea came from a brain storming session about games..

  • News MadStone Coming To WiiWare On Monday

    Good news for gamers who just can't get enough puzzle goodness from the WiiWare service as RiverMan Media has announced that their new title MadStone is coming to the WiiWare service on Monday, October 6th and will cost 800 Wii Points. We recently previewed the game and were impressed with the game's simple but frantic game play. If you're looking for something a bit different in the puzzle genre, you should definitely consider picking up MadStone when its released. Below is the press release.

    MADSTONE EXPLODES ONTO WIIWARE OCTOBER..

  • News World Of Goo Coming To US WiiWare October 13

    The wait is almost over. 2D Boy has just announced that World of Goo will be coming to the US WiiWare service on Monday, October 13. That means in less than two weeks Wii owners will finally be able to enjoy this much-anticipated WiiWare title. The price has now been finalized and will cost 1500 Wii Points.

    If you want to get more insight into the...

  • News Why You Should Be Excited About Cave Story

    When Cave Story was announced for WiiWare yesterday, a lot of gamers went wild with excitement - Others, however, were left puzzled as to why this news is so great. Let's take a look at the reasons you should be excited about this game coming to WiiWare.

    Cave Story was originally released in 2004 for the PC. It was created over the span of five (!)...

  • News More Informaton On Boingz From RealNetworks

    Although the following press release contains the word 'casual' far too many times for our liking, we have to admit we're pretty optimistic about RealNetworks' Boingz. A WiiWare exclusive that promises to captivate players with bendy little creatures and unique motion sensitive gameplay, this game might just give World of Goo a run for its money. See below the fold for some screenshots from this upcoming game.

    Boingz to soon be available as Real’s first WiiWare title SAN FRANCISCO - October 3, 2008 - From Nintendo’s Fall Media Summit, digital entertainment services provider RealNetworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK) today announced Boingz, its first WiiWare g..

  • News New WiiWare Game: Let's Catch

    Sega has now gone live with the official site for their upcoming WiiWare title Let's Catch. The game will simulate a real life game of catch in which the player uses the Wii Remote to simulate both the throwing and catching of the ball. The game will also feature several challenges that up to 4 players can take part in that range from trying to throw the ball with the highest velocity to target challenges. There's even a game of Hot Potato where the potato is actually a time bomb. You don't want to be the one to catch the bomb when the timer reaches "0" obviously. According to the official site, the game will feature full Mii support and will retail for 1000 Wii Points.

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  • News New WiiWare Games: Cave Story And Boingz

    We got a pleasant surprise in a recent press release sent to us from Nintendo. Aside from all the other news such as Wii Music, a new Punch-Out!!, and Sin & Punishment 2 which are coming to the Wii there was also some fresh info about WiiWare for a change!

    We knew all about Tetris Party, Strong Bad Episode 3 and World of Goo, but we were surprised to hear confirmation that the rumour that the..

  • News WiiWare Games To Be Directly Downloadable To SD Cards

    At a press conference in Japan today, not only did Nintendo announce a barrage of new DS/Wii games and a new DS, they also announced something Wii fans have been wanting for a long time - A storage solution!

    Sadly, it's not a hard drive like many people assumed. Instead, you'll be able to directly download games to SD cards. At the moment, the only way to get games on SD cards is to download them..

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    Review Art Style: Orbient

    Does this bit generations remake keep the spirit of the original game intact?

    Back in 2006, Nintendo published a series of games on the Game Boy Advance in Japan called bit Generations, which were a sister series to the DS’s Touch Generations games meant to illustrate the beginnings of video games. One of the games released in this interesting series was Orbital. It’s quite clear that Art..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (1st Oct)

    It’s Wednesday again, time to look at what the most popular games are in the Wii Shop. To check for yourself simply log on to your Wii Shop channel, go into the WiiWare section and then view “Popular Games”.

    We are checking the list for the USA region, so if you live elsewhere your list will probably be a lot different. Feel free to post your findings below as always. Remember the list below..

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  • News BPM Racing Gets the Green Light For WiiWare

    Here’s an interesting press release we received today from a company called YUKE’s Company of America about their upcoming WiiWare game BPM Racing:

    BPM Racing Gets the Green Light YUKE'S Company of America To Bring Innovative Rhythm Racing Title To WiiWare CHICAGO - Sept. 30, 2008 YUKE'S Company of America, the U.S. publishing arm of Japanese game developer YUKE'S Company Limited, today..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Bomberman Blast And Art Style: Orbient

    Good news for North America this week as Bomberman Blast is finally up for grabs. The gameplay probably doesn’t need much an introduction, but if you are curious to know how the WiiWare version stacks up then you can check out our Bomberman Blast review from when it came out in Europe a few weeks ago.

    A game which does require a bit of an introduction is Nintendo’s Art Style: Orbient. This is..

  • News Eternity's Child Delayed - Sequel Announced!

    Our good friend Luc Bernard has just sent word that the WiiWare version of Eternity's Child will be slightly delayed due to difficulty in porting the game over from the PC version. Luc has told us that Alten8, the publisher of the WiiWare version of the game, has someone working on the project full time in order to get it ready for release hopefully by the end of the year.

    He's also told us that the WiiWare version of Eternity's Child will have an added Challenge Mode where players can play through levels that were created by gamers using the PC version's level...

  • News Mega Man 9 - Proto Man Details Revealed

    For those of you out there who just can't get enough Mega Man 9 goodness, it seems the fun will continue. In fact, if you're one of those who thinks Mega Man 9 just isn't tough enough, Capcom is about to remedy that situation.

    On October 6th you can pony up 200 Wii Points and download the Proto Man downloadable content. You'll then have full access to the yellow-scarfed character and all of his new..

  • News EU WiiWare Update: Mega Man 9, Strong Bad Ep 2 and Helix

    You'd better have some Wii Points ready as there are three new games are available today, and all of them are good! All three have already been out in North America for a short time, so it can be considered somewhat of a catch-up update.

    Mega Man 9 needs no introduction unless you have been living in a cave for the past few months! The game has been designed by Capcom to look, sound and play just..

  • News Mindware Interview Part 1 - MaBoShi: The Three Shape Arcade

    When we first saw some screenshots of MaBoShi: The Three Shape Arcade, we didn’t know what to expect.

    However upon playing it following its release in late August all our reservations were swept aside and it was promptly awarded an 8/10 in our review. We wanted to know more about how this intriguing game came to pass so we set about contacting the...

  • News Major League Eating Coming to Japan, With New Characters

    Did anybody really expect Major League Eating: The Game to be released outside of the US? We certainly didn't, but apparently the game is heading to Japan next month!

    The game is set to be released in the land of the rising sun on October 14th. It comes with a change specifically for Japan: The characters representing Rich LeFevre and Juliet Lee will be replaced in favour of the Japanese Noboyuki..

  • News Helix Coming To Europe This Friday

    Ed Roman, CEO of Austin-based game developer Ghostfire Games has just informed us that their WiiWare title Helix is coming to the European WiiWare service this Friday, September 26 for 1000 Wii Points. Now European gamers can enjoy the same unique music/rhythm game that US gamers have been enjoying for the past few weeks.

    You can check out our full review of Helix, along with our exclusive..

  • News Mega Man 9 T-Shirts Now On Sale

    Capcom are never shy of making a quick buck here and there. Not only do they have the best selling WiiWare game this week (and dare we say for the whole month of October too probably!) they are now selling the famous Mega Man 9 t-shirt which you can today preorder from their online store for a reasonable price of $24.95.

    Get your order in soon and be the envy on all your friends! If you are feeling..

  • News World Of Goo Submitted To Nintendo For Approval

    Good news for all you Goo fans out there. 2D Boy has just announced that they've submitted their upcoming WiiWare title World of Goo to Nintendo for approval. If the game passes approval, they should have a release date soon. It would seem that the game is still on track for an October release date.

    There's been no more word yet on the possibility of a European retail release of World of Goo, but..

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

    It’s Wednesday again, time to look at what the most popular games are in the Wii Shop. To check for yourself simply log on to your Wii Shop channel, go into the WiiWare section and then view “Popular Games”.

    We are checking the list for the USA region, so if you live elsewhere your list will probably be a lot different. Feel free to post your findings below as always. Remember the list below..

  • News Wii Chess Comes to WiiWare in Japan

    If you keep up with retail Wii games, you're probably aware that way back in January, Europe got the game Wii Chess, which was basically just chess (With Wi-Fi) at the price of a budget title. Nintendo never announced the title for release in any other region - Not even Australia - Until now!

    Next week, Japanese players can download the renamed World Chess on WiiWare - This is exactly the same as..