Wii Virtual Console – new games, Friday April 20th

I haven’t been good on updating new Virtual Console games on the Wii, but will try to do better. So here is the weeks new games for European Wii owner.

Lylat Wars (aka. StarFox)
Nintendo 64 – 1000 points
“Andross has launched an all-out attack on the Lylat System, and only Fox McCloud and the Star Fox team stand in his way. Jump into your Arwin fighter, Landmaster thank ir Blue Marine sub, and blast Andcross’s forces into atoms!”

Donkey Kong Jr. Math
NES – 500 points
“Join Donkey Kong Jr. for a maths lesson with a difference! In this educational NES game, swing and jump around the stage, collecting numbers and symbols to calculate the correct figure displayed by Donkey Kong.”

Xbox 360: Backward Compatibility Update (April 2007)

Xbox 360 got a new backward compatibility update today. You can download the update from Microsoft’s webpage with this link here.

This is the new original Xbox games you can play on Xbox 360:

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Breakdown™
  • Call of Duty® 2: Big Red One
  • Call of Duty® 3
  • Cars
  • Crash Bandicoot 5: Wrath of Cortex
  • Dai Senryaku VII: Modern Military Tactics™
  • FIFA Soccer 2007
  • Full Spectrum Warrior™
  • Guilty Gear Isuka
  • JSRF: Jet Set Radio Future
  • MechAssault® 2: Lone Wolf
  • Mercenaries™
  • NASCAR 2006: Total Team Control
  • NFL Fever 2004
  • Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee
  • Panzer Dragoon ORTA™
  • Phantom Dust™
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Return To Castle Wolfenstein
  • RugbyLeague 2
  • Sonic Riders™
  • Soul Calibur 2 (updated)
  • Star Wars Republic Commando™
  • Street Fighter® Anniversary Collection
  • The King of Fighters Neowave
  • The King of Fighters™ 2002 & 2003
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 07
  • Tony Hawk’s Underground
  • Ultra Bust-A-Move
  • Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict
  • Xiaolin Showdown

For more info, look at Xbox.com.

Virtual Console: Neo Geo games this Summer

We already known for a while that Neo Geo games would make an apperance on Virtual Console on Nintendo Wii, but we didn’t know when. We do know. It will come mid-summer, world wide.

Here’s a quote from an IGN.com interview with Ben Herman, president of SNK Playmore USA:
IGN: A huge one on everyone’s mind is price per download. What do you think of current prices, and where will we see Neo Geo games fitting in? Are they going to top the price of N64 titles, or be about on par?

Herman: With NES at essentially $5 and Super NES at $8, we’ll be putting our games at just a little above the Super NES point.

IGN: When will we see Neo Geo games hit the VC, and what regions are going to be getting them first?

Herman: We’re aiming for a worldwide release, so that it’s available for all regions at once. As far as the date, we’re looking to start releasing games around mid-summer of this year.“

Live Arcade: Worms – Challenge 13

Challenge 13 in Worms on Xbox Live Arcade is one of the hardest ones. I used a couple of days before I had to search the net for how to beat that level.

It’s actually easy when you know how to do it. You use a Girder and place it in the upper right as shown on the pictures and in the video and when it’s your turn again, you teleport the worm to the safe place.

I hope this will help you beating that challenge.

Here’s a YouTube video I made:

[UPDATE: June 4th 2007] I have also made a video for the Challenge 19.

Wii: Internet Channel (Final version)

So the Wii lighted blue this morning with an e-mail from Nintendo. The final version of the Internet Channel is finaly here. The full version of the Opera Browser will be free to download until June 30. From July 1 this year it will cost you 500 points.

I like that you now can zoom in steps and the pages seems to load faster. The screensize of the trail version was fix, but you can now change that and almost get a full screen. You also keep your favourties from the trail, so you don’t have to bookmark them again. There’s some cosmetic changes and and overall, the browser look real good.

Here’s the new changes I got from Opera Softwares pressrelease:

  • Zoom – The Internet Channel features two types of zoom: manual and automatic. The automatic zoom was first introduced in the trial version and allows users to select a point with the remote and zoom into that point at an auto-detected level. Manual zoom now gives the user the option to zoom the entire page at self-determined intervals. Nintendo also introduces the “outline font” feature which prevents fonts from appearing blurred no matter the zoom level in use.
  • Search – A search button has been added to the start page and to the browser toolbar. Choose between Yahoo! Search and Google as preselected search engines. Your selection can be changed at any time, or a different search engine can be used by typing the address of the search engine you wish to use.
  • Scroll – To help users understand their scrolling motions, a new scrolling display guide has been added to the Internet Channel that indicates the direction and speed of the scroll. In addition to scrolling by pressing the B Button, users can also scroll by pressing the +Control Pad, for four-directional scrolling. This allows you to scroll the screen without having to point the remote at the TV.
  • Ease of use – The Internet Channel now offers more user feedback when surfing. Users will encounter new sounds, animations and loading cursor graphics, creating a more complete browsing experience.
  • Multiple cursors – The Internet Channel now displays the cursors of multiple Wii remotes. The primary Wii Remote can control actions on the screen, while the other Wii Remotes can point out interesting content.
  • Hide the toolbar – Users are now given the option to display or hide the toolbar in the settings menu. Also, there are new advanced key presses for each toolbar function allowing users to surf with the toolbar off.
  • Response time – The Internet Channel now sports improved performance and response time upon start up, when loading the favorites menu and in the toolbar.