This week we have one WiiWare title, four DSiWare and one epic entry to the Virtual Console. Final Fantasy fans rejoice!
Big Blue Bubble Inc. – 500 Wii Points
Darts and the Wii seem to go hand in hand, or Wiimote in screen, depending on how sweaty you get. This darts simulation game is set in a pub (naturally) and offers all of the popular darts games.
A certain amount of customising is available, in the form of avatars and the designs on dart flights.
Flips – Silent But Deadly
Electronic Arts – 500 DSi Points
Another offering in the interactive book category. One for the kids, especially with a title like that.
When Mr Watts, the science teacher, turns up for class and tries to open his briefcase with his teeth, James, Alexander and Lenny realise he’s not quite himself. The friends investigate, and uncover a plot so dangerous that the life of every pupil and teacher is at risk. How will they possibly foil it and restore Mr Watts to normal?
Nintendo – 500 DSi Points
Shoot ‘em up action for DSi. Nothing too deep here, just get the highest score possible. There are two available crafts offering different difficulty levels.
Players must collect cubes to replenish the energy used by their special weapons, and also boost their score. Scores can be uploaded to the online leaderboard where players will even be able to watch other players’ replays to learn from the best.
Bounce & Break
Enjoy Gaming – 500 DSi Points
Break-out fun in a Zen Japanese Universe. Four universe, each with four seasons, and the best two scores will be saved in the top ranking table.
CINEMAX – 800 DSi Points
Another of the rare DSi apps here, and this one might actually be worthwhile. Rytmik allows you to create rhythmical and melodic themes and compose songs. The application has more than 170 samples to play with, alongside it’s well-arranged user interface.
This is an application that will be fun for most people, but can be a serious musical instrument to the musically inclined.
Square Enix – 600 Wii Points
Saving the best until last, the grand-daddy of the Final Fantasy series is now on virtual console.
Final Fantasy first appeared on the NES back in 1990. Now it is back again to be enjoyed by gamers looking for a retro hit, or new comers wondering what all the fuss is about.
The world lies shrouded in darkness. The winds die… The seas rage… The earth decays… But the people believe in a prophecy, patiently awaiting its fulfillment.
â€œWhen darkness veils the earth, four Warriors of Light shall come…â€ After a long journey, four young travelers did at last appear… and in the hand of each was clutched a crystalâ€¦
That’s the lot for this week. The obvious star is Final Fantasy on Virtual Console, a game that should not be missed. Otherwise, not much to write home about. Shoot ‘em up and break-out fans are catered for, but only in a generic manner. Still, last week’s outstanding DodoGo! should still be keeping gamers busy on the DSi front.
Until next week, have fun!