Beavers and Brains on Wii, Books, Music, Upside-Down Puzzling and still more Sudoku on DSi this week in Europe.
Retro fans will be disappointed at another week without a Virtual Console release, but hopefully we'll be seeing Wild Guns here soon. Otherwise it's mainly a catch-up week for Europe on Wii and DSi.
Robocalypse: Beaver Defense (600pts - Vogster) -- This tongue-in-cheek tower defence game was released in North America Monday, so you can expect our review soon.
A Topsy Turvy Life: Turvy Drops (200pts - Tecmo-Koei Games Co., ltd.) -- Tecmo's DSiWare debut consists of a pair of games played holding your DSi upside down. This is the first one, already released in both Japan and North America. Read our A Topsy Turvy Life: Turvy Drops review and see what we thought of it.
Music On: Electronic Keyboard (200pts - Abylight) -- With a couple of WiiWare releases under their belts Abylight have set their sights on DSiWare with the first of a planned series of electronic music applications. Our resident composer will get on the case shortly.
Flips: The Folk of the Faraway Tree (500pts - Electronic Arts) -- Another book from EA aimed at the youth reading market. Expect a review from us soon.
Crazy Sudoku (200pts - DTP Entertainment) -- Another sudoku game for DSi; this one has a 2-player mode to change things up a bit. We'll let you know how it stacks up against the numerous other sudoku games on DSi already.
As usual you can read Nintendo of Europe's press release below:
Get ready for battle as Robocalypse™ - Beaver Defense blasts into view on WiiWare this week. Also on WiiWare is the addictive puzzle game Brain Drain™ - challenge yourself with puzzles from all three game modes.
On Nintendo DSiWare this week - A Topsy Turvy Life: Turvy Drops™ turns gaming upside-down, with an innovative take on the classic block puzzle game. You can also show off your musical skills to all your friends in Music on: Electronic Keyboard; catch up with the latest Flips chapter in Flips The Folk Of The Faraway Tree; and last, but certainly not least, tackle Sudoku like you never have before in Crazy Sudoku.
WiiWare - Robocalypse™ - Beaver Defense
(Vogster Entertainment, 600 Wii Points)
Set in a world of wise-cracking, battling robots, Robocalypse™ - Beaver Defense offers madcap weaponry and uproarious destruction in a “tower defense” style game. Players create and strategically position towers to annihilate waves of enemy robots, while player-controlled Hero robots act as mobile weapons units, bringing heavy firepower to all areas of the battlefield.
WiiWare - Brain Drain™
(Enjoy Gaming ltd., 500 Wii Points)
Brain Drain is a funny and addictive puzzle game. You have to place the elements of a scrambled puzzle according to a given model.
With three game modes there is more than enough to keep you entertained: in Challenge mode you have 200 fixed puzzles with preset best times to solve and beat; in Race mode complete a stream of puzzles against the clock in four levels of difficulties; and finally in Random mode enjoy a more relaxed puzzle experience, as you take on a endless collection of random puzzles.
Nintendo DSiWare - A Topsy Turvy Life: Turvy Drops™
(TECMO KOEI GAMES Co., Ltd., 200 Nintendo DSi Points)
Turn the Nintendo DSi upside down and draw blocks on the Touch Screen to fill the spaces below in this topsy turvy take on puzzle games.
Play "Endless Mode" to see just how many points you can get as the blocks on the bottom screen fill faster and faster. Remember - the more blocks you clear at once, the higher your score.
Play "Puzzle Mode" to test your brain against 30 mind-bending puzzles! Clear all the blocks within the time and turn limits. Can you figure the puzzles out before time runs out?
Turn the turvys topsy with A Topsy Turvy Life: Turvy Drops.
Nintendo DSiWare - Music on: Electronic Keyboard
(Abylight, 200 Nintendo DSi Points)
Music on: Electronic Keyboard gives you your very own electronic keyboard to take with you everywhere you go. Get creative, transforming your Nintendo DSi into a complete electronic keyboard: with a great variety of instruments, rhythms and sound effects.
This is the perfect way to have fun and impress your friends with your musical creations.
Whether you are already an expert or if you are taking your first musical steps, Electronic Keyboard will help you capture your inspiration wherever you are.
Nintendo DSiWare – Flips The Folk Of The Faraway Tree
(Electronic Arts, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
Flips Interactive Books – the Fun New Way for Kids to Read have released Flips The Folk Of The Faraway Tree. Joe, Beth and Frannie have a visit from snooty friend Connie. Connie won’t believe in the Faraway Tree and the magical people who live there – Moon-face, Silky the fairy and Saucepan Man.
There’s only one way to prove her wrong and so together the children climb the tree, and visit some of the lands at the top of it. And after a few adventures in the Land of Secrets and the Land of Treats, Connie learns to be a nicer person altogether.
Nintendo DSiWare - Crazy Sudoku
(dtp entertainment AG, 200 Nintendo DSi Points)
Crazy Sudoku - play Sudoku on the go and anywhere you want on your Nintendo DSi.
The game features five different levels of difficulty – a challenge for Sudoku beginners and pros alike. Choose from two different grid sizes (9x9 or 6x6) and with the handy Note feature you can add comments to each and every cell and solve even the hardest Sudokus. You can also try challenging a friend with the brilliant two player mode.
As the Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop are continually updated with exciting and refreshing games and applications, make sure you keep checking the Nintendo Channel, Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop for all the latest news and releases on already available and upcoming Virtual Console, WiiWare and Nintendo DSiWare titles.
Be sure to also check out Nintendo of Europe's WiiWare portal, which functions as the main hub for the latest WiiWare news and game sites, while at the same time providing the perfect entry point for newcomers to the service. Weekly and all-time Top 10 lists show which WiiWare titles the UK Club Nintendo members are currently downloading most, and which are the most popular of all time.
The portal also provides step-by-step tutorials explaining how to connect the Wii console to the Internet and how to download WiiWare games, as well as a video showing how to use Nintendo Points. Visit www.wiiware.co.uk for all the details. Downloaded games can be saved to Wii's internal memory or SD card and added to the console's Wii Menu or SD Card Menu for anytime easy access.