WiiWare News

September2008

  • First Impressions MadStone

    It's no secret that the WiiWare service has seen quite a long line of puzzle releases since its inception, so news of yet another upcoming puzzler will likely draw more than a few sighs from Wii owners. But after playing a preview build of RiverMan Media's upcoming WiiWare puzzler MadStone, we have to say that you might want to give this game a try before you write it off as just another lame attempt to cash in on the WiiWare service.

    The premise of MadStone revolves around the idea of smashing through piles of crumbling ruins in an attempt to get your Madstones into the Energy Pool located beneath the ruins. You hold the Wii Remote sideways and use th..

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    Review Mega Man 9

    The Blue Bomber is back - but has this trip down memory lane been worth the wait?

    There's no denying that the NES Mega Man series was a huge hit for Capcom during the 8-bit era. The games enjoyed mammoth success for Capcom and probably single-handedly sold many an NES console in the process. Although the series and its spinoffs have continued to...

  • News Mega Man 9 Challenge List

    To those of you that have downloaded Mega Man 9: are you guys feeling the burn yet? Capcom's latest WiiWare title is certainly a game that likes to challenge the player, and the developer has even included a range of tasks that you must complete to finish the game with a 100% progress rating.

    The full list is as follows: 01 Waltz - Clear the game in 120 minutes or less. 02 Tango - Clear the game in..

  • News Mega Man 9 Downloadable Content List

    The eagle eyed amongst our readers will have noticed that in the Mega Man 9 operation guide it lists the upcoming downloadable content which you can get your grubby mitts on for a few spare Wii points next month. Sign me up for a slice of Proto Man action! :-p

    Endless AttackTest your skills on a stage without end. Try to break the record for getting the farthest. Results will be displayed in the..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Mega Man 9 and Plättchen

    The wait is finally over. It’s easily one of the most eagerly awaited games in the short but colourful history of WiiWare and now Mega Man 9 is at long last available for download!

    Don the party hats and pop the cork on that family-sized bottle of fizzy soda, because the good times are here to stay! Well, at least until you break your Wii Remote in a fit of rage because you’ve died at the exact..

  • News Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint Going Up Against Mega Man 9

    After lacklustre reviews in Europe the overpriced Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint is now heading to the USA. According to N-Europe it will be out this Monday alongside Mega Man 9!

    Since our unfavourable review last week we haven’t seen WiiBoy AKA Bplus post here again. After getting an ex-employee to register here to leave ridiculously over the top...

  • News Mega Man 9 Confirmed For US Release On Monday!

    The wait is almost over! Capcom has announced the US release of their highly-anticipated Mega Man 9 WiiWare title this coming Monday, September 22. This also means that WiiWare will see a release of the game before any other download service on the competing consoles.

    As if this good news wasn't enough, Capcom has also announced a bit of downloadable content for Mega Man 9 in the form of the Proto..

  • News Snakes On A Plane - Last Flight Comic Teaser

    Today we can reveal a cheeky little comic strip teaser from the game which pokes fun at the Snakes on a Plane B movie of 2006. Our Polish friends must have been knocking back on the vodkas pretty hard when they came up with this latest artwork.

    It turns out that Last Flight will be episodic in nature with each new episode being released 3-4 months...

  • News English Alien Crush Returns Website Launches

    It looks like Alien Crush Returns is the next Hudson title to be released (US - You've got to wait for Bomberman Blast first!). Today, Hudson launched the official European and US sites for the game.

    Although the trailer hasn't been translated into English yet, you can look through the site for a lot of information about the game. For example, maybe you didn't yet know that you're able to download..

  • News Bomberman Blast Coming Soon To North America

    It seems that Bomberman Blast isn't far away from a North American release, at least according to Hudson's Fan Club Insider newsletter.

    Bomberman Blast has already seen a release in Europe, so we've pretty much assumed that it wasn't far away from release in the other regions. This new information basically solidifies that assumption. Maybe North American gamers will get lucky and get the game this..

  • News Mobile Phone RPG Coming To WiiWare

    It would seem from the current issue of Famitsu magazine that Kemco is in the process of bringing their popular mobile phone rpg series Sorcery Sword over to the WiiWare service. The game is tentatively titled Sorcery Blade and has a radically different look to it than previous mobile releases in the series.

    As you can see from the screenshots, the game shares some similarities to the Monster..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (17th 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 Capcom's Mega Man 9 Press Kit Goes Retro

    In a move to further add even more 8-bit goodness to the upcoming release of their Mega Man 9 WiiWare title, Capcom is sending out a limited number of retro-themed press kits to various media organizations.

    The kit comes in a cardboard case that's shaped like a classic NES cartridge box and features an actual replica of an NES cart that will house the cd-rom disc. It's worth noting that while this..

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    Review Potpourrii

    A puzzler for all seasons?

    While many of our readers bemoan the reality of the increasing abundance of puzzlers on WiiWare, we at WiiWare World welcome any games that try something new and original like Potpourrii does. That said, even original and innovative games have to offer decent gameplay. So where does this latest puzzler stand? As with most puzzlers that sport a story, Potpourri's plot is..

  • News My Pokémon Ranch To Be Updated For Platinum

    Fans of Pokémon who have already purchased Pokémon Platinum (An update of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl), which was released in Japan a few days ago, may have noticed something - It's not compatible with My Pokémon Ranch.

    Not to worry however, as Nintendo has already announced that they'll fix this. They will soon release an update for My Pokémon Ranch that will allow it to be linked to Platinum,..

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    Review Strong Bad Episode 2 - Strong Badia the Free

    Strong Bad is placed under house arrest. Can you still handle his style?

    If you're a fan of Homestar Runner and you downloaded the first episode of Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People, Homestar Ruiner, you probably enjoyed it. It was hard not to notice a few minor flaws though; some solutions were a bit strange (you had to use certain items on stuff you’d never think to use them on), the..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Potpourrii and Strong Bad Episode 2

    Two new WiiWare games are up in the Wii shop later today. A cheeky little puzzler by the name of Potpourrii and the second in the Strong Bad episodic series, Strong Badia The Free.

    Everyone will pretty much have a good idea of what to expect with the new Strong Bad game, generally you will only be buying this if you enjoyed the first game Homestar Ruiner. If you liked the first one then this is a..

  • News Gameloft's Brain Challenge Comes To WiiWare

    A while ago we noticed that the OFLC and the USK rated Gameloft's Brain Challenge for the Wii. Unsure if it was a WiiWare game or not, we decided to hold off on adding it to the site.

    The PEGI has now rated the game as well, however, and they've revealed that it is actually for WiiWare. Brain Challenge is similar to games like Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training for the DS - Basically, you take a few..

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    Review Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint

    Does Plättchen have the unique twists puzzle fans are looking for?

    Plättchen: Twist 'n Paint is certainly one of the more mysterious WiiWare games to date. It was the very first title to be announced last year before the WiiWare service went live but has been plagued with several delays. Aside from the fact that it was a "puzzle shooter"...

  • News Tetris Party - Japanese Trailer

    We just got our hands on the brand new Japanese trailer for the upcoming WiiWare puzzler Tetris Party. The official Japanese Tetris Party site has also been launched and has some great information on the various playing modes found in the game. For those who can't read Japanese, you can always surf over to Google Translate and use it to translate the various pages of the site.

    Tetris Party is set..

  • News Sandy Beach Coming To WiiWare Soon

    With the summer coming to an end, it is rather thoughtful of Konami to provide a WiiWare game which lets the player enjoy all the fun of the seaside without even stepping out of their front door! Sandy Beach is a 3D sandcastle simulation which lets players use the Wii Remote to sculpt their own miniature structure.

    Vermin may seek to destroy your castle but you can enter “crab mode” to inflict..

  • News Strong Bad Episode 2 Out This Monday

    Good news for Strong Bad fans, our friends at Telltale Games have just confirmed to us that Strong Bad Episode 2 is due to be released in the USA on Monday 15th September on WiiWare.

    There is no news on the European / Australian date yet, technically it should be the 26th September in the next fortnightly WiiWare update unless NoE change their recent pattern. Following on from Homestar Ruiner,..

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    Review Bomberman Blast

    Everyone's favourite arsonist is back with a blast from the past!

    Of all well-known videogame characters, Bomberman has got to be the one who has stayed the closest to his roots. Almost every single Bomberman game features the exact same goal: grab power-ups, avoid the blasts of your opponents' (and your own!) bombs and then blow them up! While some...

  • News Mega Man 9 Release Dated For Japan

    We are getting ever closer to the release of the greatly anticipated Mega Man 9 on WiiWare. Capcom have officially dated it’s release as the 24th of September in Japan now as confirmed by Famitsu. For the reasonable asking price of 1000 Wii points we are all in for a treat with this retro sequel.

    Rumours have been flying around about the American release date on WiiWare, it looks likely that it..

  • News EU WiiWare Update: Plättchen, Bomberman Blast, and Midnight Pool!

    It seems that European gamers have hit the jackpot today with an unprecedented three WiiWare releases. Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint, Bomberman Blast, and Midnight Pool have all been added to the European WiiWare service for you to enjoy!

    Midnight Pool (800 Wii Points) has already seen a release in the US, but European gamers are the first to get a taste of Bomberman Blast (1000 Wii Points) and..

  • News Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint Wants To Be Your Fantasy

    The guys at Bplus were kind enough to supply us with some new screenshots for Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint which you can find in our gallery below. In addition to that you can discover more about the various ‘fantasies’ on offer in this interesting looking puzzler coming soon to WiiWare.

    Haunted Wood Fantasy The haunted wood is a scary place full of creepy things that gives you a healthy amount..

  • News Ronimo Games Interview: Swords and Soldiers

    The recently announced Swords and Soldiers is shaping up to be one of the more interesting WiiWare titles we've seen.

    An unusual mix of RTS and side-scrolling action, the gorgeous 2D visuals should ensure the game stands out from the rest of the WiiWare crowd. In order to learn a little more about the title itself, we got in touch with Fabian Akker of developer Ronimo Games. Nintendo Life: Can you..

  • First Impressions Space Invaders Get Even

    Players across the globe have been shooting aliens in the Space Invaders series for 30 years now but Taito has decided to put the shoe on the other foot this time as Space Invaders Get Even puts you in control of the Alien UFO, and your goal is to crush mankind once and for all!

    Now that this game is out on the Japanese WiiWare service we took it upon ourselves to give you the inside scoop - is..

  • News World of Goo To Hit WiiWare In October?

    Woot!

    World of Goo has been one of the most heavily-anticipated WiiWare titles since it was first announced. 2-D Boy has just released a news item on their official web site stating that the PC version of the game has just gone gold and will likely see a release during the first week of November. What's great about this news is that they have also...

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (10th 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 Bomberman Blasting Into Japan This Month

    Hudson Soft has released a new trailer for the Japanese version of Bomberman Blast on the Nintendo Channel, which will be released in the land of the rising sun on the 25th of this month.

    The video shows some of the new features the game will have, such as the new weapons - If you ever wanted to actually block the fire from bombs, or use a rocket backpack to go skyward in order to avoid a blast,..

  • News Nintendo’s Storage Solution: Better Than HDD, Expected Soon

    Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed that the company is looking into the age-old Wii memory storage issue and has even gone as far as to say the solution they’ve come up with is ‘better’ than a hard drive.

    What this could mean is anyone’s guess but as we’ve said in the past it’s doubtful that Nintendo will just allow you to plug any old hard drive in via the USB..

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    Review Groovin' Blocks

    Is Groovin' Blocks really that groovy or is it more of a square?

    Unless you've been stuck on a deserted island or in a coma for the past few months, you know that there's been a barrage of puzzle games released on the WiiWare service during its short time in existence. You can now add one more puzzler to the list with the release of Empty Clip...

  • News Potpourrii Coming To US WiiWare Next Monday!

    It looks like another puzzler will be making its way onto the WiiWare service next week. Ralph Egas of Abstraction Games has personally told WiiWare World that their first WiiWare title Potpourrii will be released on the US WiiWare service on Monday, September 15 and will cost 800 Wii points.

    You can also check out the interview we recently...

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Groovin' Blocks

    Just one WiiWare title to savour this week and it’s the seriously swingin’ puzzle title Groovin’ Blocks, from Empty Clip Studios.

    A head-spinning puzzle title with a musical twist, Groovin’ Blocks certainly looks interesting but has this rookie developer gotten off to a winning start? As always, our review will reveal all. The game retails for a very reasonable 800 Wii Points, in case you..

  • News Shin'en Interview - Fun! Fun! Minigolf

    We're massive fans of Shin'en here at WiiWare World, having enjoyed the output of the German developer for many years now. Iridion II is easily one of our favourite GBA shooters and Nanostray 2 recently rocked our socks off on the DS.

    So as you might imagine the news that Shin'en are to produce titles for Nintendo's WiiWare service understandably got us very excited indeed, and we therefore..

  • News RiverMan Media Interview - MadStone

    MadStone was confirmed back in June and it appears to be shaping up to be a pretty solid puzzle title for the WiiWare service. Keen to know more about the mysterious developers RiverMan Media, we tracked down brothers Jacob Stevens and Paul Stevens and asked them nicely if they wouldn't mind answering a few questions about the soon to be released game. Happily for us they were only too happy to oblige...

    WiiWare World: Can you tell our readers a bit about how Riverman Media got formed? Jacob Stevens: It may sound sentimental, but from the moment our grandfather gave us an NES for Christmas, my brother Paul and I knew we wanted to create games..

  • News Empty Clip Studios Interview - Groovin' Blocks

    After the surprise announcement of an intriguing new action/puzzle game with the funky name of Groovin’ Blocks we really wanted to know a bit more. Could this fusion of Rock Band and Lumines be one to look out for when it hits the WiiWare service tomorrow in the USA?

    Thankfully Francois Bertrand, the co-founder of Empty Clip Studios managed to take time out of his busy schedule to give WiiWare..

  • News Get Your Groove On With Groovin' Blocks

    Prepare to be amazed - Groovin' Blocks was announced for WiiWare today, but is already being released in the US next Monday.

    The game, developed by Empty Clip Studios, is a music-based puzzle game. Combining the rhythm genre (Judging by the song selection screenshot, it will have indie songs) with a falling block puzzler (It seems to be in the style of Columns, with three-part vertical blocks) it..

  • News Japan Can 'Play With Kappa' In September

    Here’s an interesting looking game heading to Japan later this month. Play with Kappa: Kappa and his Forest Friends is an educational game by Cable Entertainment for WiiWare. The story is about a young kappa and his quest to become human.

    The game takes the form of an animated picture book which is narrated. There are quizzes which the kiddies can partake in to test if they have been paying..

  • First Impressions Alien Crush Returns

    Alien Crush Returns has been on our radar for some time now. We're massive fans of the original game here at WiiWare World and the idea of a 3D update has us very excited indeed. It's out in Japan as we speak and we've had a quick blast to see if this lives up to expectations.

    Alien Crush Returns is a pinball game with a difference. Set in an alien world and based on the much loved PC Engine /..

  • News Studio Walljump Announces Liight For WiiWare

    Studio Walljump, a start-up developer recently contacted us about their upcoming WiiWare game, called Liight. And no, that's not a typo in the title.

    The studio is apparently founded by a former Nintendo artist, which should grab your attention. Liight appears to be some kind of puzzle game, and the developer is pretty confident that it will find favour with both casual and hardcore gamers alike..

  • News Fun! Fun! Minigolf - Screenshots And Info

    Shin'en Multimedia, developers of acclaimed titles such as Nanostray 1&2 on the DS have provided WiiWare World with 9 screenshots of their upcoming WiiWare game Fun! Fun! Minigolf.

    It’s all looking pretty snazzy we have to say, this is on our watch-with-interest list. See below the fold for the screenshots. Here’s more info about the game: 1-4 Players. Fun! Fun! features Golf courses in..

  • First Impressions Gradius Rebirth

    Gradius Rebirth is out now in Japan and the guys at Konami have done a good job bringing the classic series back for another outing, this time on WiiWare.

    ReBirth isn’t an all new game, more of a remix of past Gradius titles, all presented in a lovely retro style. The first thing that hits you is the charming 16-bit graphics and sound, which are very much like what you would expect from a SNES..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (3rd 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 USA WiiWare Update: My Aquarium

    Is it just us or is something fishy is going on here? Why, it’s Hudson’s My Aquarium, no less!

    Euro WiiWare fans got to experience this interesting little ‘game’ not so long ago and we gave it a robust 8/10 review. Before you start throwing sharp objects at us and burning our precious livestock, let it be known that this is one seriously entertaining piece of software. To call it a 'game'..

August2008

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    Review MaBoShi: The Three Shape Arcade

    Three games in one - Triple the fun or triple the terror?

    MaBoShi: The Three Shape Arcade is a rather unique game from Mindware, a company that's relatively unknown outside of Japan. As the title suggests, MaBoShi is based around three shapes - Circle, Stick and Square. The gameplay comprises three mini-games based on these shapes, which all challenge you to the simple objective of beating the..

  • News Gradius ReBirth Hitting Japan Next Week

    Here’s a pleasant surprise – it only seems like five minutes ago that we were able to announce the development of Gradius ReBirth for WiiWare, and now the game is almost with us!

    The 2D shooter will be arriving on the Japanese WiiWare service next Tuesday (alongside Midnight Bowling and what appears to be some kind of Othello variant), which means it will beat the similarly retro-themed Mega..

  • News EU WiiWare Update: Critter Round-Up & MaBoShi

    Europe finally gets chance to sample the ‘delights’ of Konami's Critter Round-Up thanks to this week’s WiiWare update.

    Although it’s nice to see EU gamers catching up with their North American counterparts (Critter Round-Up came out in the US in May) it’s a shame that the actual game is so uninspiring. We didn’t think much to it – feel free to check out our review. It costs 1000 Wii..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (27th August)

    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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    Review Helix

    Pick up your Wii Remotes and prepare to burn off some calories in this WiiWare music rhythm game.

    If you haven't yet had enough of looking foolish by moving to the groove or rocking out on toy guitars, fret not! Now there is a new way to get people to have a laugh at your expense: Helix - a curious hybrid of rhythm action and workout exercise. Like games such as Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar..

  • News Bomberman Blasting Onto The Wii

    It would seem that the impending release of Bomberman Blast can't be too far away now that Hudson has sent out an official press release for their upcoming WiiWare title. Bomberman fans should be pleased that all of the unique and intense multi-player action will be returning in this newest rendition of the classic series. You can take a look at the press release below, along with some new screenshots of the game in action.

    Hudson have also launched the Bomberman Blast website today for you to have a look at! Hudson Entertainment, the North Americ..

  • News Alien Pinball Action Returns

    Gamers anxious to get their hands on Alien Crush Returns may not have to wait much longer. Hudson has just sent out an official press release regarding the impending WiiWare release of the game. You can take a look at the press release below, along with three brand new screenshots of the game in action.

    Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, today announced that it..

  • News Strong Badia the Free - Trailer And Screenshots

    For those of our readers who enjoyed Strong Bad episode 1, you will no doubt be itching to hear more about episode 2 in the series ‘Strong Badia the Free’. Worry not today we can reveal 8 new images and the official trailer for the second installment.

    When Strong Bad fails to obey the King of Town's totally unfair email tax, he's placed under house arrest. Once freed from his wrongful..

  • News 2D Boy Interview - World Of Goo

    As the much anticipated World of Goo draws ever closer to release we thought it would be a good time to catch up with Ron and Kyle, the masterminds behind 2D Boy to find out a bit more about the most recent developments.

    Thankfully the dynamic duo were only too happy to answer our questions. Read on and find out what’s new in the World of Goo: WiiWare World: For those who have been living in a..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Helix

    This week's WiiWare title is the music rhythm game Helix from Ghostfire Games. You'll need to grab two Wii Remotes and get your body moving to the beat if you're going to make it through this unique WiiWare title.

    Helix is one of the most innovative music-rhythm games ever designed for the Wii console. Use the Wii Remote™ controller to do dozens of exciting moves, including punches, circles,..

  • News Helix Coming To US WiiWare This Coming Monday!

    Ed Roman, CEO of Ghostfire Games, has just sent out a press release announcing that their new WiiWare rhythm title Helix is coming to the US WiiWare service this coming Monday August 25th. You can check out the press release below and you can also check out the telephone interview we did with Ed back in June.

    Austin, TX (August 21st 2008) – Ghostfire Games™ announced today that Helix™, a..

  • News Alien Crush Returns & Space Invaders Get Even In Japan

    Lucky Japanese WiiWare gamers will be enjoying the awesome looking Alien Crush Returns and Space Invaders Get Even soon. Both are going to be made available on the Japanese WiiWare service this Tuesday (26 Aug).

    Whilst both games look undeniably awesome, Alien Crush Returns has to be the pick of the two. This looks like the perfect homage to the original much loved TurboGrafx pinball sim. With the..

  • News What's New In The World Of Goo?

    It’s been too long since we have had any new World of Goo news. This game is shaping up to be one of the best games coming up for WiiWare from the looks of it so it’s reassuring to see that Kyle and Ron (aka 2D Boy) are now really just putting the final touches to the game before its WiiWare launch, which is hopefully still lined up for September.

    Here’s the latest from Kyle in the 2D Boy..

  • News Hockey Allstar Shootout is coming to WiiWare

    As hinted the other day in our news on the Home Sweet Home trailer, Canadian developers Big Blue Bubble are soon to be releasing a sports game. We really should have been able to guess which sport this would be given their nationality, but the press release below confirms it! Soon Hockey Allstar Shootout will be coming to WiiWare.

    This potentially could be quite a fun game if you are a fan of the..

  • News Top 20 WiiWare Games in America (20th August)

    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 American region, so if you live elsewhere your list will probably be a lot different. Feel free to post your findings below as always. Here is the list..

  • News Square-Enix Gets Invaded!

    It would seem that Square-Enix isn't focusing all of their attention on RPGs these days with their recent announcement that they'll be publishing the European release of Space Invaders Get Even. Square Enix Ltd. has just issued a press release regarding the upcoming European release of their Space Invaders Get Even title on the WiiWare service.

    Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix®..

  • News Last Flight - Artwork!

    Polish developer Bloober Team recently sent us four new pieces of artwork from their new point-and-click action title Last Flight which you can see below.

    The game takes place on a passenger airline where gamers can take control of either American chef Larry Adelman or Romanian dhampir Anna. Your task is to basically fight and slay the many vampires that have overrun the plane. The catch is you can..

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    Review Midnight Pool

    Gameloft's best selling mobile hit comes to WiiWare, but does it clear the table?

    This week's WiiWare download is something we’re sure every Wii owner was waiting for with bated breath... an adaptation of a mobile phone pool game! However, before you dismiss this casual game as a redundant substitute for Wii Play, read on to find out why every one...

  • News Home Sweet Home - New Game Play Video!

    If you've ever wanted to be an interior designer, now is your chance. Big Blue Bubble Games is getting set to release their new interior decorating game Home Sweet Home onto the WiiWare service and we can safely say that there's not another game like this available for the Wii console, that's for sure.

    In Home Sweet Home, you are given the task of decorating one room of your client's house. You..

  • News IGA: 2D WiiWare Castlevania Is The Right Approach

    WiiWare seems to be a hot bed for retro revivals at the moment, what with Mega Man 9 and Gradius Rebirth already announced for the service. And if a recent interview with Koji ‘IGA’ Igarashi is anything to go by, another highly esteemed franchise might be inbound, too.

    IGA is the current producer of Konami’s legendary Castlevania series and he had this to say when Nintendo World Report..

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Midnight Pool

    This week’s WiiWare release took us by surprise – we knew that Midnight Pool was coming out eventually, but had no idea it would be this soon - very little has been seen or heard about this game. What we do know is that it’s based on Gameloft’s mobile phone version, which could be a good or bad thing, depending on your opinion of mobile phone games!

    If you’re a fan of hitting shiny balls..

  • News Eternity's Child Demo Now Available!

    Well for all those of you out there who have been patiently awaiting Luc Bernard's upcoming WiiWare title Eternity's Child, our friend Luc has just sent word that the Eternity's Child Demo is now up on Steam. Luc also sent along a personal message for the fans as well.

    The EC demo is out, so people can test it out. The demo level won't be in the WiiWare version, and the WiiWare version will have..

  • News Get Ready To Go To Battle In Swords & Soldiers!

    Exciting times today, as Dutch developer Ronimo Games has announced their plans to bring their new game, Swords & Soldiers, to WiiWare. They are a new studio which includes people who created the original version of de Blob, a game which is being remade for the Wii.

    Seemingly taking inspiration from Castle Crashers' visual style, which will be launching soon on Xbox Live Arcade, the game will..

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    Review My Aquarium

    If you are too busy to take care of real fish then Hudson’s virtual aquarium might be perfect for you.

    Let’s make this clear right from the very start of this review -- My Aquarium is not a game. Unlike Nintendo's deep sea diving title for the Wii, Endless Ocean, there is no adventuring or exploring of any sort. My Aquarium consists solely of watching and feeding fish. It is really an..

  • News EU WiiWare Update: Strong Bad Episode 1 and My Aquarium

    Not much of a surprise in Europe today, as both of today's releases were already confirmed by their publishers beforehand! You have the choice of relaxing by watching virtual fish, or helping out the most awesome guy on the planet (Well, according to himself!).

    The first episode of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, Homestar Ruiner, is...

  • News A Look Inside The Mega Man Boutique

    You'll have to forgive us for going a bit Mega Man crazy here at WiiWare World, but this game has got us seriously excited!

    We were having a quick snoop around the Japanese site for the upcoming WiiWare title Mega Man 9 (known as Rockman in Japan) and we happened upon this rather interesting image, which should have fans of the series weeping tears of utter joy: Yes indeedy – it’s the store..

  • News My Aquarium Coming To Europe This Friday

    Hold the front page! We’ve just had confirmation from Hudson that its virtual fish tank simulator My Aquarium will be hitting the European WiiWare service this Friday (15th).

    There's no word on the North American release date as yet. Our contact at Hudson has revealed that the company is still waiting for final approval from Nintendo of America, but is hopeful of also granting the game an August..

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    Review Strong Bad Episode 1 - Homestar Ruiner

    Are you cool and attractive enough to handle Strong Bad's style on WiiWare?

    Telltale Games have been developing some of the most prominent and downright hilarious adventure games of the past several years, while Homestar Runner has been responsible for one of the most popular and ridiculously enjoyable Flash cartoons of this millennium. It may seem fate, then, that these two forces would one day..

  • News Mega Man 9 Opening Cinematic - Retrotastic!

    Feeling as if you haven’t had enough Mega Man 9 news lately? Of course you haven’t, who can ever tire of the blue bomber? Today a trailer showing the opening ‘cinematics’ for Mega Man 9 has been revealed and it goes a little something like this:

    Dr Wily has made a fool out of himself, Mega Man has given him a good kicking yet again and peace is restored to earth. Oh noes, don’t talk so..