Our periodic round up of the new DSiWare, WiiWare and Virtual Console releases for the week. What’s new?
Nabi Studios – 1,000 Wii Points
An online fighting game with a surprising amount of depth. Use precision motion control to pull off any move you can imagine.Â Playable online across Nintendo Wifi. Players can even make their own fight movies using the built-in replay editor and then upload the movies to share with buddies via WiiConnect24.
Zenquaria: Virtual Aquarium
Nintendo – 600 Wii Points
Yep, it’s another virtual aquarium. Don’t get me wrong, I can see the appeal. It is just that they are not exactly exciting, are they?
Well, this one has a nice twist. Alongside the usual ability to care for your fishies and even learn about how to care for them in real life, the real draw of this particular title has to be the ability to send your Mii swimming in the tank. Apparently you can actually have your Mii dive in and feed the fish or hunt for hidden trivia icons. It may only be something small, but that just sounds like so much fun.
SteamWorld: Tower Defence
Image & Form – 500 DSi Points
You can’t argue with a good tower defence game. Set in a world with a western style, SteamWorld puts the player in charge of defending the robot inhabitants from the hordes of Humans looking for gold. It’s a gold rush gone mad. Looks like fun.
DTP Entertainment – 500 DSi Points
Another staple game type. This crazy golf game comes with seven different worlds, each with six holes to test your golfing skills. Compete with friends in multiplayer mode.
2puzzle It – Fantasy
Neuland Multimedia – 500 DSi Points
A fantasy puzzle game with three modes. Not much else to say about this one. If you are a puzzle fan, check it out and tell us what you think.
Hair Salon Pocket Stylist
505 Games – 500 DSi Points
My life is now complete. I can take my own hair stylist with me everywhere I go and enjoy making new hairstyles for the cartoon characters from within the game. As if that were not enough, I can take a picture of myself and my friends, then try out the new hairstyles.
16 SHOT! Shooting Watch
Hudson Soft – 200 DSi Points
Back in the 8-bit glory days, Hudson’s own “Takahashi Meijin” a.k.a. “Master Higgins,” made a splash in the gaming world with his 16 shots per second. Now can you break his record in 16 Shot! SHOOTING WATCH?
Look out for the analysis feature which breaks down your statistics for you. If you get a high score, you can leave your signature using the Touch Screen. Get your family and friends to compete for some serious rapid-fire fun.
Shadow of the Ninja
Natsume inc. – 600 Wii Points
Side scrolling, platform ninja action from back in the days of the NES. Playing solo or in co-op, work through level after level of vicious soldiers, agile ninjas, and monstrous robots.
Until next time, have fun.