Hudson hero Master Higgins resurfaces on Virtual Console in Adventure Island II, alongside new titles from Ludia and Tivola.
Adventure Island II (Hudson, NES, 500pts) — Master Higgins is back with his trusty axe, four dinosaurs and an evil witch to take down. This NES platformer brings back fond memories for many, so we'll bring you a full and honest review in the coming days to see if it's worth going back in time to revisit the island.
Where's Wally? Fantastic Journey 2 (Ludia, 500pts) — The second portion of Ludia's voyage to find the striped one, we don't expect this to be much different to its predecessor, so read our Where's Wally? Fantastic Journey 1 review for a starter.
Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 3 (Lexis Numerique, full version: 500pts) — The final (so far) outing for the cutesy PooYoos, you can read our Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 3 review to find out if it's worth buying the full game if you like the free demo.
Successfully Learning English: Year 2 (Tivola, 500pts) — If you've managed to Successfully Learn Mathematics but want to brush up on your language skills, here's Tivola to save the day. Expect minigames, head-scratching challenges and Freddy the vampire to feature in our upcoming review.
Hellokids - Vol. 1: Coloring and Painting (BiP Media, 200pts) — Rounding out this week's educational vibe is this colourful title from BiP Media, aiming to help young kids improve their artistic skills or just scrawl over photos taken with the DSi camera. We'll don our artist's smock and bring you a review soon.
DEFEAT EVIL OR INDULGE IN SOME PUZZLING PLEASURE
Check out the latest WiiWare, Virtual Console and Nintendo DSiWare available for download this Friday!
This week’s Wii Shop Channel offering spans games that will tackle your brain cells and train your fingers as well as your tongue!
Where's Wally?® Fantastic Journey 2 on WiiWare this week, will see you setting off on a new adventure, this time through the magical worlds of The Nasty Nasties to track down Wally in any one of the numerous puzzles available.
On Virtual Console this week, help Master Higgins in Adventure Island II to defeat the Evil Witch Doctor and rescue his sweetheart.
Lastly but by no means least Nintendo DSiWare, Hellokids - Vol. 1: Coloring and Painting, will help train budding artists’ fingers, while Successfully Learning: English Year 2 will help you get your tongue round those tricky words with the aid of a helpful little vampire friend.
WiiWare – Where's Wally?® Fantastic Journey 2
(Ludia, 500 Wii Points)
Continue the search for Wally and his friends in Where's Wally? ® Fantastic Journey 2. Based on the hit publishing series, Where's Wally? ® The Fantastic Journey 2 offers hide-and-seek puzzling fun, set in the magical worlds of The Nasty Nasties. Your journey will take you through such places as The Fighting Foresters and The Deep-Sea Divers on your search for hidden items. Adding another dimension to the game, you can either play solo or challenge friends. So get ready for a few surprises and friendly attempts at sabotage – all of which will serve to fuel the game’s puzzling fun!
WiiWare Demo* – Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 3
Demo (Lexis Numerique)
Virtual Console – Adventure Island II
(HUDSON SOFT, 500 Wii Points)
Master Higgins is back in the second instalment of the classic Adventure Island series. This time, the Evil Witch Doctor and his monsters have taken over the island and captured Higgins's sweetheart too. In order to save her, you must guide Higgins through eight island stages of increasing difficulty. Along the way, you’ll encounter numerous enemies and obstacles, culminating in a battle that will test your abilities to their limits. As well as relying on your wits, Higgins can draw on the service of his trusty axe and enlist the help of four dinosaurs, each with different abilities to aid you on your journey across land, sea and even air. With the help of his companions, only Master Higgins can restore peace to the island and save the damsel in distress.
Nintendo DSiWare – Hellokids - Vol. 1: Coloring and Painting
(BiP media, 200 Nintendo DSi Points)
Hellokids - Vol. 1: Coloring and Painting enables you to create your own colourful drawings as well as draw over photos. With over 150 drawings across three levels of varying difficulty (which include a “color containment” assistant), Hellokids is a great way to develop your children’s skills in a fun and engaging way. Furthermore, a ‘Freehand Drawing’ mode, with simple practical tools; several thicknesses of pen, automatic fill function, colour palette and decoration, offers hours of sketching fun to children and adults alike.
You can even draw over a photo you have taken, or upload a photo from your Nintendo DSi album, to send to friends via Facebook!
Nintendo DSiWare – Successfully Learning: English Year 2
(Tivola, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
In Successfully Learning: English Year 2, your task is to complete a range of exciting exercises which will help you to learn English in a playful way. Along the way you’ll be aided by a little vampire friend, Freddy, who will motivate you and offer helpful tips and advice.