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Strong Bad Episode 3 - Baddest of the Bands (WiiWare)

Strong Bad Episode 3 - Baddest of the Bands (WiiWare)

Does Strong Bad’s third WiiWare outing rock as much as the plot?

The third part of Strong Bad’s episodic series is pretty much the same as the previous two. You’ll visit various locations and obtain a variety of items, which you must use on the correct objects to advance the plot. The plot in this episode is just what you’d expect from the web cartoon - Strong Bad’s beloved Fun Machine..

Home Sweet Home (WiiWare)

Home Sweet Home (WiiWare)

Does Home Sweet Home have a strong enough foundation or does it totally collapse?

If you are a sucker for those home improvement shows that clog up television schedules so much these days, then perhaps this game is the one for you. Home Sweet Home started out life as a downloadable PC game but now it's seeking to expand its audience by making its way to WiiWare. The gameplay concept is fairly..

The Incredible Maze (WiiWare)

The Incredible Maze (WiiWare)

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...

Tetris Party (WiiWare)

Tetris Party (WiiWare)

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...

Art Style: Cubello (WiiWare)

Art Style: Cubello (WiiWare)

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...

World of Goo (WiiWare)

World of Goo (WiiWare)

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...

Midnight Bowling (WiiWare)

Midnight Bowling (WiiWare)

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..

MadStone (WiiWare)

MadStone (WiiWare)

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..

Art Style: Orbient (WiiWare)

Art Style: Orbient (WiiWare)

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..

Mega Man 9 (WiiWare)

Mega Man 9 (WiiWare)

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...

Potpourrii (WiiWare)

Potpourrii (WiiWare)

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..

Strong Bad Episode 2 - Strong Badia the Free (WiiWare)

Strong Bad Episode 2 - Strong Badia the Free (WiiWare)

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..

Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint (WiiWare)

Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint (WiiWare)

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"...

Bomberman Blast (WiiWare)

Bomberman Blast (WiiWare)

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...

Groovin' Blocks (WiiWare)

Groovin' Blocks (WiiWare)

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...

MaBoShi: The Three Shape Arcade (WiiWare)

MaBoShi: The Three Shape Arcade (WiiWare)

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..

Helix (WiiWare)

Helix (WiiWare)

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..

Midnight Pool (WiiWare)

Midnight Pool (WiiWare)

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 of you should download Midnight Pool. First of..

My Aquarium (WiiWare)

My Aquarium (WiiWare)

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..

Strong Bad Episode 1 - Homestar Ruiner (WiiWare)

Strong Bad Episode 1 - Homestar Ruiner (WiiWare)

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..