Category Archives: WiiWare

Wii storage solutions

It was announced at Nintendo’s press conference in Japan eariler today that they will have a firmware update for the Wii in Spring 2009 that will let you download and store WiiWare and Virtual Console games on SD-card directly (source: Eurogamer.net). But there was no mention if you could run the games from the SD-card, we can already copy VC and WiiWare titles to the SD-card, so this announcement isn’t much of a news.

But then, I saw on GameSpot.com who reported from Nintendo’s press event in San Fransisco today where Reggie Fils-Aime said the following:

“Iwata is addressing the problem of Wii storage,” he says. “Soon you will be able to download and store virtual console and WiiWare titles directly your SD card, and play them off your SD card. This will make the Wii download experience much easier.”

So this is NEWS! But I hoped they could put up this feature in a firmware this Fall, and not wait until Spring next year. But hey, Nintendo is solving the storage problem.

Wii: WiiWare – Europe – Friday September 26

This week on Firday September 26, 2008 Europe got three new WiiWare games to download on Nintendo Wii. One of the games is the long avaited Mega Man 9. This is a brand new Mega Man games made with good old 8-bit graphics and sound. This game is also available on PS3 and will soon come to Xbox 360.

Helix
WiiWare – 26/09/2008 – Ghostfire Games – music rythm – 1 player – 1000 points – age 3+

Helix is one of the most innovative and fun music rythm games ever designed.

Use your upper body to perform fast-paced moves as you groove way to have fun while getting a good workput.

Be mesmerized by thebackground visuals, which pulse to the beat of the music!

Enjoy incredible replay value with 26 of the most amazing music tracks you’ve ever heard! With three difficulty levels there are 78 different levels in the game to play. Try to unlock all of the songs!

2 Wii Remotes are strongly recommended when playing this game!

Mega Man 9
WiiWare – 26/09/2008 – capcom – action platformer – 1 player – 1000 points – age 7+

Mega Man fans, your wait is over! The classic Blue Bomber that debuted in 1987 is back with the ninth installment in the classic series. It’s a new adventure for Mega Man all done in an 8-bit style – graphics, music and gameplay are all like you remember them!

Strong Bad Epsiode 2 – Strong Badia the Free
WiiWare – 26/09/2008 – Telltale Games – adventure – 1 player – 1000 points – age 12+

Strong Badia the Free is the second of five monthly episodes starring Strong Bad – the self-proclamed “coolest person ever” – and the rest of the cast from the popular Homestar Runner web cartoons.

When Strong Bad fails to obey the King of Town’s totally unfair email tax, he’s placed under house arrest. Once freed from his wrongful imprisonment, Strong Bad goes on a mission to untie the local warring factions under the Strong Badian flag. Is Free Country USA ready for such an awesome ruler?

Strong Bad episode 2: Strong Badia the Free also has the “Math Kickers featuring the Algebros” plus all new achievements, collectibles, costumes, and Teen Girl Squad comics. You can even use Strong Bad’s Lappy to send emails and pictures to your Wii friends! So what are you waiting for? Fire up Strong Badia the Free and get ready to kick some doughy King of the Town butt!

Wii: WiiWare games – Europe – Friday, September 12th, 2008

This Friday, September 12th, 2008, Europe got three WiiWare games to download on Nintendo Wii.

Bomberman Blast
WiiWare – 12/09/2008 – Hudson Soft – battle action – 1-8 players – 1000 points – age 3+

A brand new addition to the “Bomberman” series is available on WiiWare! Up to 8 players can battle online at once via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection! Simple controls make this a great game for family and friends to enjoy at anytime!

New items can be used by shaking the Wii Remote. A whole new experience for a Bomberman title! You can even take the intensity up another notch by adding your own Miis to the mix!

Battle results can be recorded on the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Ranking, so see how you stack up against others around the globe! This title will prove to be a blast for everyone – from those who’ve never touched aBomberman game, to the Bomberman masters!

Midnight Pool
WiiWare – 12/09/2008 – Gameloft – poll/sports – 1-2 players – 800 points – age 3+

Take a trip across America to make your dreams come true in a pool tournament worth millions. Visit the most colourful bars and meet seven of the coolest players on the circuit: from country music star Travis to Alison the biologist and John the sheriff.

Learn the tricks of the trade thorugh tutorials along the way, while advanced players can take on challenges to show off their trick-shot abilities. Keep things interesting with three sets of rules.

Plattchen – twist ‘n’ paint
WiiWare – 12/09/2008 – Bplus – puzzle shooter – 1-8 players – 1500 points

Use your imagination!

Plattchen – twist ‘n’ paint is a crazy, challenging puzzle shooter for more than 100 hours of fun with up to 8 players simultaneously.

Guar the birth of ZeLeLi and free them from the menace of the evil black Shadow Plattchen.

PLay as one the countless FantasyMEs and fight as an astronaut, butterfly, car, football and many more against sharks,cowboys, asteroids and skulls in the numerous fabulous Fantasy World.

Use items and multiplers in combos to fight your way to the top of the high scores and find the perfect way to solve a level!

Go crazy in the three completely different game modes of Plattchen – twist ænæ paint with more than 300 levels. Twist yourself along with your friends cooperatively or against each other thorugh the many multiplayer modes.

Wii: WiiWare – Europe – Friday August 29th, 2008

Friday August 29, 2008, Europe got two new Virtual Console games and two WiiWare games.

Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa
NES – 1988 – Konami – platformer – 1 player – 600 points – age 3+

Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa is a platform game released in 1988 and available now for the first time outside Japan! Players take on the role of baby Upa, a prince of the Ruakuyo kingdom, and embark on an adventure spanning seve different worlds in order to rescue the realm from the dagnerous demon Zai.

Dig Dug
NES – 1985 – Namco Bandai Games – action – 1-2 players – 600 points – age 3+

Critter Round-Up
WiiWare – 29/08/2008 – Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH – puzzle action – 1-4 players – 1000 points – age 3+

MaBoShi – The Three Shape Arcade
WiiWare – 29/08/2008 – Nintendo – arcade/action – 1-3 players – 800 points – age 3+

Wii: WiiWare – Europe – Friday August 15th, 2008

There are two new WiiWare titles available for Europe today, Friday August 15th, 2008.

My Aquarium
WiiWare – 15/08/2008 – Hudson Soft – relaxtion – 1 player – 500 points – age 3+

Swaying aquatic plants… Fish idly swimming about… My Aquarium is a relaxin Wii Software experience which allows you to enjoy a virtual aquarium in your spare time.

regardless of fresh or saltwater, you can select from over 40 popular types of fish including favourtes like the Ocellaris Clownfish, the Freshwater Angelfish and the Asian Arowana. You can also create up to six different aquariums and personalize them by adding decorations like seaweed and drift wood.

In My Aquarium, you can send aqariums to your registred friends. The aquarium can even be set with special dates, such as a friend’s birthday, when the wish will commemorate it with a dance.

Feed your fish and watch them steadily grow from fry to adult. Then, after meeting certain conditions, you can breed them!

Anoteher fun feature will allow you to interact with your fish using your Wii Remote, such as “tapping” the glass of your aquarium!

Strong Bad Episode 1 – Homestar Ruiner
WiiWare – 15/08/2008 – Telltale Games – adventure – 1 player – 1000 points – age 12+

Charming. Suave. Awsome. these are the words Strong Bad would use to decribe himself. in a world gone mad, only one man can be trusted to save the day. A man with an attidue. A amn called Strong Bad.

As the star of the Homestar Runner web cartoons, Strong Bad has been ansvering emails (in boxing gloves), pranking his friends, pummeling his enemies and making people with questionable taste squirt milk out of their noses for years. Now he’s branched out to star in Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attravtive People, a 5-epsiode series.

In Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner. When Strong Bad’s plans to beat the not out of Hpmestar backfire, he ends up with an unwated houseguest cramping his style. Now he needs to get life back to normal, by any means possible. But wait, there’s more! Teen Girl Squad comics! Achievements! Funny Costumes! Arcade games! You can even send pictures and emails to Wii friends using Strong Bad’s computer! So how about it? Can you handle Strong Bad’s style?

Wii: Virtual Console – Europe – Friday July 18th, 2008

On Friday July 18th, 2008, Europe got two new WiiWare titles to download on Nintendo Wii.

Pirates: The Key of Dreams

Set sail to recover the fabled Key of Dreams, held by the swarthy cutthroat himself, Blackbeard! Traverse the dangerous seas, blasting the dastardly brigands with your cannons – or bring out the big guns, like rockets, mines and flamethrowers!

SPOGS Racing

In this unique racing game, burn rubber in your SPOG (a giant tyre bearing your special emblem) across wild tracks, complete with loop-the-loops and crazy twists and turns! Take on your opponents with a wide range of wacky power-ups, or race a friend in the split-screen two-player mode.

Soruce: Nintendo.co.uk

Wii: Virtual Console – Europe – Friday July 4th, 2008

Europe got two WiiWare titles on Friday July 4th, 2008.

My Pokémon Ranch
WiiWare – Nintendo – 04/07/2008 – Pokemon interaction – 1 player – 1000 points – age3+

The Pokemon phenomenon debuts on WiiWare with My Pokemon Ranch. Watch as Pokemons and Miis interact with each other for the first time! Enjoy the relaxing Ranch life ny viewing your Ranch and its Pokemon, taking pictures, and sending those pictures to your friends.

Pop
WiiWare – 04/07/2008 – Nnooo – puzzler/shooter – 1-4 players – 700 points – age 4+

Pop is all about popping bubbles! It may sound simple but there are lots of things you can do to get a high-score and have fun.