Another Monday, another Wii Shop update, the first of which is Strong Bad Episode 5: 8-Bit Is Enough (Telltale Games, 1 player, 1,000 Wii Points). The title finds Trogdor having broken free from his videogame and wreaking havoc on the “real world.” The description should be enough to warrant you sliding your $10 over to Telltale, but it’s unfortunate that this will be the last in the Strong Bad series. I shed a tear, but look forward to seeing what it is they have on their plate next …
Big Kahuna Party (Reflexive Entertainment Inc., 1-4 players, 700 Wii Points) joins the long list of parties on the Wii today. The title takes the popular match-three puzzle mechanic and adds a “tropical” theme, including shells and crabs and … other tropical things. 99 levels, four player cooperative and competitive modes, and matching things — sounds like a party to me.
Finally, Enduro Racer (SEGA Master System, 1 player, 500 Wii Points) — a home console version of a stand-up arcade cabinet title — comes to WiiWare. If I remember correctly, the arcade game was played on a full-sized dirty bike. This version does not support that, but if Ben Heck is looking his next mod, I think we found it.
All titles will be available at 9 a.m. Pacific time.
Two WiiWare Games and One Virtual Console Game Added to Wii Shop Channel
Time may be getting tight for holiday shoppers, but the selection and excitement at the Wii™ Shop Channel just keeps on growing. There’s no simpler way to access a brilliant variety of new and classic games, and they’re all available for download directly to your Wii console—no ribbons or wrapping paper required. This week’s additions bring a fresh mix of challenges for new and experienced players to enjoy: Slay a dragon in the season finale of Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People, solve a multiplayer puzzle or race the clock on an arcade-style motorbike course.
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:
Strong Bad Episode 5: 8-Bit Is Enough (Telltale Games, 1 player, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older—Mild Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief, Mild Suggestive Themes, 1,000 Wii Points): Trogdor, the beefy-armed dragon of legend, has shaken free from his video game and is running through the countryside, “burninating” everything in sight. With a dragon on the loose and 8-bit classics leaking into the real world, it’s all fun and games until the proud land of Strong Badia falls to Trogdor’s fiery wrath. Now Strong Bad must take back the night by sending this scorching menace back into his arcade cabinet once and for all. Just one problem: Does anybody know how to kill a dragon?
Big Kahuna Party (Reflexive Entertainment Inc., 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone, 700 Wii Points): Embark on a tropical adventure with the explosively charged Big Kahuna Party. Looking to make the ultimate party game, we started with a concept that’s accessible to the whole family—the popular match-three game. On top of that, we crafted a unique multiplayer experience in which you can choose to work together to complete the challenging levels before the timer runs out, or go head-to-head and compete in a frenzy of fun. To top it off, we added 99 uniquely free-flowing levels, the challenging Tiki Pole, 20 hidden tropical sea creatures to unlock, the strategic Fish Net and more. The result is a family party game like no other, easy to pick up but impossible to put down. Play alone or with friends, and unleash the Tiki spirit within.
Enduro Racer™ (SEGA Master System, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): Based on the popular SEGA arcade game and redesigned for the SEGA Master System, Enduro Racer takes you on an intense set of adrenaline-designed courses containing diverse and rough terrain that will test your skills and reaction time. Ride as fast as you can to pass as many cars and bikes as possible while also avoiding obstacles and pitfalls such as debris on the road. Take jumps off ramps and try to keep your speed up, but make sure to keep an eye on your bike so it doesn’t blow up in your face. Are you ready for the challenge?