Two WiiWare Games and One Virtual Console Game Added to Wii Shop Channel
This week’s additions to the Wii™ Shop Channel will have players setting their sights on a wild variety of targets. From solid walls to wriggling fish to fierce samurai warriors, you’ll face plenty of fresh and unusual challenges as you master these distinctive games, each featuring an inventive twist on a proven formula. You’ll also notice the ongoing expansion of both WiiWare™ and Virtual Console™ offerings, bringing you the best of what’s new along with classic titles that hold fond memories.
Nintendo adds new and classic games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday. Wii™ owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new games are:
Block Breaker Deluxe™ (Gameloft, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone—Mild Suggestive Themes, 800 Wii Points): Prepare for the frenzy of the coolest block-breaker game ever. Block Breaker Deluxe is a reinvention of the classic arcade brick-breaker game with a trendy graphical style, fun atmosphere and an exclusive multiplayer mode. Lively characters and amazing graphics provide distinctive settings of the jet-set nightlife, including a cool bar, dance club, casino and more. Special bricks, multiple bonuses, secret weapons, paddle size options and ball-speed variations make this fascinating game even more challenging. The Block Breaker Deluxe rage has arrived.
Cocoto Fishing Master (Neko Entertainment, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 700 Wii Points): Welcome to the adventures of Cocoto, Fishing Master. Get ready for a completely new experience on Wii. Play the role of Cocoto and travel the world to find five millennial fish. Only they can stop the magic cauldron from overflowing with lava and prevent the world from being destroyed. Thanks to Cocoto Fishing Master for Wii, fishing has never been such fun. Use the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ controllers like a real fishing rod to catch more than 30 different fish. Discover five enchanted lakes in five different worlds from Cocoto’s universe. Confront gigantic bosses to collect each fragment of the statuette that will allow you to wake the great god Geo from his slumber. Meet Cocoto’s friends, sell your fish to Baggy and buy new fishing equipment from Neuro’s shop.
SAMURAI SHODOWN (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated T for Teen—Animated Blood, Crude Humor, Violence, 900 Wii Points): This first entry in the extremely popular and revolutionary fighting-game series was released in 1993. Choose from 12 swordsmen with highly individualistic characteristics and fight furiously, ultimately confronting the evil Amakusa Shiro Tokisada. Each character wields his or her own specific weapon, but you must be careful not to lose it during the heat of battle. Some of the fighters also bring an animal companion into the fray, offering a unique aspect to the quick-paced action. Another significant feature of the game is the anger gauge, which indicates the level of anger felt by each of the combatants as they suffer repeated injuries. If the anger reaches its maximum level, the attacking ability of the character increases, leading to even more intense confrontations. Through it all, the refined camera system smoothly zooms in and out of the playing field, presenting the frenzy of the battle while showcasing the lively background (watch as the referee scores hits). Awaken the samurai spirit within and get ready for a new kind of fight.
Before you read this, watch that video above. That’s video from the first WiiWare game of this week, called Block Breaker Deluxe (Gameloft, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone—Mild Suggestive Themes, 800 Wii Points). This was a game you could get on the N-Gage before it came to WiiWare. The gameplay itself doesn’t look bad, but the “jet-set nightlife” themes make it feel like Miami meets Arkanoid. Call me wacky, but I think I’d prefer to play an arcade game without a club chick type on the side of my screen.
Cocoto Fishing Master (Neko Entertainment, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 700 Wii Points), the second WiiWare title this week, has a Pixar-inspired look and sends you on a fish capturing adventure. Rather than a straightforward fishing sim, this title looks a little bit more lighthearted and diverse. I’ll let you know what gameplay is like later this week on RetroforceFAUX!
Last but not least, the Virtual Console gets some love too, in the form of SAMURAI SHODOWN (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated T for Teen—Animated Blood, Crude Humor, Violence, 900 Wii Points). This ought to press your buttons if you like your fighting games with a touch of Asian influence. If you haven’t played it, it’s worth a spin for sure, as this was where the series all started.
What are you downloading this week?