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February 28, 2009

Wii: WiiWare – Europe – Friday February 27, 2009

Filed under: Wii,WiiWare — Tags: , — technofranki @ 22:42

For the last couple of years, almost every Friday (or at least the weekend), I’ve been blogging the new Virtual Console and WiiWare games. Written with full text. But is does take some time, so now I will only write the titles and info.

Beer Pong! Frat Party Games
WiiWare – 27/02/2009 – JV Games – sports/arcade – 1-4 players – 800 points – age 3+

Snowboard Riot
WiiWare – 27/02/2009 – Hudson Soft – snowboard racing/battle – 1-4 players – 1000 points – age 7+

February 2, 2009

Wii: European WiiWare – Friday January 30, 2009

Filed under: Wii,WiiWare — Tags: , — technofranki @ 17:47

There was two new WiiWare titles to download for Europe on Friday January 30, 2009.

Family Glide Kockey
WiiWare – 30/01/2009 by Arc System Works – sports – 1-4 players – 500 points – age 3+

Daddy, Mommy. Sarah and Billy are back for some more family fun, and this time its glide hockey!

You can hone and master your glide hockey skills in a gymnasium. forest park, a beach, an amusement par, or even in the freezing Artic!

Family Gilde Hockey features appealing cel-shaded graphics and endearing music, as well as friendly and competitive matches. Choosen between single player mode, versus mode (with up to four players), or challenge your skill with engaging mini-games, such as “Glide Hockey Brawl!”, “Glide Hockey Drill!”, or “Gilde Hockey Tracer!”.

Pop Them, Drop Them – SAMEGAME
WiiWare – 30/01/2009 by Hudson Soft – puzzle – 1-4 players – 500 points – age 3+

SAMEGAME is simply yet engrossing puzzle game where you clear matching blocks in sets of 2 or more.

Score high by clearing out more blocks at once. If you manage to clear the entire grid, you can keep on playing with a whole new layout. Getting rid of all those blocks is the key to raking in the points!

Adjust the difficulty in a one-player game by trying different grid sizes and numbers of coours. Play it you way!

Up to 4 players can face off in any one of 3 multiplayer modes. “Fame Game”, the most straightforward choice, is similar to the one-player version. “Shame Game” turns the tables on the players, forcing them to go for the lovest score. Finaly, in “blame Game”, it’s a free-for-all as everyone vies for blocks on one big grid.

Choose from different block styles, background graphics and music, to customize your playing experience.

SAMEGAME: Easy to learn, easy to play… hard to put down!

January 18, 2009

WiiWare – Europe – Friday January 16, 2008

Filed under: Wii,WiiWare — Tags: , — technofranki @ 18:02

This week Europ only got one new WiiWare title to download on the Wii.

WiiWare – 16/01/2008 by Nintendo – puzzxle – 1-4 players – 800 points – age 3+

Lonpos is a simple  yet challenging puzzzle game that test your logic and concentration, eihter by yourself or working with – or against – other players. The aim is to arrange differently-shaped pieces to fit inside a box by moving and rotating them with the Wii Remote so that all pieces are used.

In Normal Mode you battle the clock, solving puzzles as fasat as you can to win points. Or take on Continuous Mode, where one false move means failure. In Cooperative Mode, take turns with a friend to complete puzzles, or try Versus Mode battle with up to three opponents, either on the same Wii console or worldwide via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

Lonopos comes with lots of puzzles to tax your grey matter – but if you hunger for more of a challenge, you can obtain even more puzzles, and also new backrogrunds and visuals, via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Pay & Play!

January 4, 2009

WiiWare – Europe – Friday January 2nd, 2009

Filed under: Wii,WiiWare — Tags: , — technofranki @ 02:28

There was two new WiiWare titles for Europe the first friday of  2009.

FUN! FUN! Minigolf
WiiWare – 02/01/2009 – Shin’en Multimedia – sports/golf – 1-4 players – 900 points – age 3+

Play minigolf with you friends in beautiful enviroments.

Choose a character and turn your Wii-Remote info a golf club. With its easy-to-use controls all you need to do is aim, swing and see who’s is the best. Play 27 holes spread across America, Asia and Europe. Enjoy exotic locations all over the world. Go for Gold in single player mode or invite your friends.

FUN! FUN! Minigolf supports up to four players. You can use one to four Wii remotes.

FUN! FUN! Minigolf is the ultimate party game for everyone.

Strong Bad Episode 5 – 8-Bit Is Enough
WiiWare – 02/01/2009 – Telltale Games – Adventure – 1 player – 1000 points – age 12+

Trogdor, the beefy-armed dragon of legend, has shaken free from his video game and is running though 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?

November 9, 2008

Wii: WiiWare – Europe – Friday November 7, 2008

Filed under: Wii,WiiWare — Tags: , — technofranki @ 19:12

This Friday, November 7, Europe got three new WiiWare titles to download on Nintendo Wii.

Alien Crush Returns
WiiWare – 07/11/2008 – Hudson Soft – action pinball – 1-4 players – 800 points – age 7+

Alien Crush returns is the ultimate incarnation to the popular Turbografx pinball classic, Alien Crush. Boasting innovative game and controlfeatures, this is one Wii experience thath you don’t want to miss!

With all the ball-blazing simplicity and flipper action thrills of standard pinball, Alien Crush returns has aall the visuals and digital elements that you’ve come to expect in a videogame including grotesque, eye-stunning playfields as well as unique Action Ball gimmicks that redefine the fun and excitement of pinball.

You can even nudge the machine with your Wii Remote. What’s more, you can connect via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to enjoy a variety of features such as four-player head-to-head action, high score competitions and Extra Stage downloads.

Brain Challenge
WiiWare – 07/11/2008 – Gameloft – brain training, puzzle – 1-4 players – 1000 points – age 3+

Boost your brain and relieve stress thorugh 25 Visual, Memory, Logic, Math and Focus mini-games.

Choose your favourite coach and get a detailed evaluation of your performance in personal trainng sessions.

Compare yourself with friends and family by letting your own customized Mii challenge their brains in 3 delirious multiplayer modes. Show them who is the boss!

Thanks to the special Kid Test and Senior test modes, you can gather people of all generations around the game.

Space Invaders Get Even
WiiWare – 07/11/2008 – Taito – shooter – 1 player – 500 points – age 7+

The Space Invaders are back, and this time they’re out to get even!

Take control of a UFO and make those Earthlings pay by unleashing your fleet of heroic invaders against their puny tanks, fighters and artillery.

Use your invaders’ five attack types and the might of the mother ship to rack up high scores, then upload them via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and see where you stand in the worldwide ranking!

October 25, 2008

Wii: WiiWare – Europe – Friday October 24, 2008

Filed under: Wii,WiiWare — Tags: , — technofranki @ 16:31

There was three new WiiWare titles to download on Nintendo Wii in Europe this week, on Friday October 24, 2008.

Home Sweet Home
WiiWare – 24/10/2008 – Big Blue Bubble – interior design/puzzle – 1 player – 1000 points – age 3+

Picture this scene…

You move into your new home and every room is perfect. Every rom, except one. Here is the blank canvas for your vision but you lack the know-how.

Who do you call? The Home Sweet Home team!

Home Sweet Home will give you the change to unleadh your hidden talents as an Interior Designer. You choose the furniture, patterns, and color to create a masterpiece  that will blow your client away.

with simple controls, a fun graphical style, and an easy to use interface, Home Sweet Home allows you to nurture your creative side. Remember, a house is not a home until it is a Home Sweet Home!

Tetris Party
WiiWare – 24/10/2008 – Tetris Online – puzzle – 1-6 players – 1200 points – age 3+

Tetris Party is a deceptively simple, totally addactive puzzle game that is sure to keep you and all of your friends and family entertained for hours on end. The WiiWare game features never-before-seen single-player and ultiplayer variations of Tetris, including Filed Climber, Stage Racer, Shadow, and Wii Balance Board-enabled modes. Several of the modes give users the chance to take advantage of the unique point-and-shoot capabilities of the Wii Remote.

The party doesn’t stop there. Take the Tetris fun online via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, where you can play  multiplayer Tetris against up to five friends at a time. you can also see how your Tetris Party skills stack up against the rest of the world using the global ranking system.

Supports the Wii Balance Board.

The Incredible Maze
WiiWare – 24/10/2008 – Digital Leisure – puzzle – 1 player – 500 points – age 3+

Get lost in The Incredible Maze!

Simply tilt your Wii Remote to navigate a series of exciting and twisted mazes. Entering the mazed could not be easier, but finding your way out will require a keen eye and a steady hand. Obstacles and traps are around every corner, so move your ball around the maze without falling off the edge. But watch out, there are lots of surprises in store. You can hunt for gems in a timed challenge, or test your abilities in a race against the clock. The Incredible Mae is also compatible with the Wii Balance Board so you can really but your weight into it.

This is the way, but you’ll have to find your own way out.

October 12, 2008

WiiWare – Europe – Friday October 10, 2008

Filed under: Wii,WiiWare — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 00:54

Europe got two new WiiWare games this week on Friday October 10.

Midnight Bowling
WiiWare – 10/10/2008 – Gameloft – bowling/sports – 1-4 players – 800 points – age 3+

Plunge directly into the trendy and electric atmosphere of Midnight Bowling!

With awesome playing sensations, prepare for ultra-fun gaming thanks to a new physics engine that lets you control your throws precisely and with your Wii Remote and make spectacular spins that will impress your opponents!

Face up to 3 friends into the fun Party mode where your playing abilities will be put to the test! Whatever your level, launch yourself into the immersive career mode where you will play in the trendiest bowling spots of the planet against charismatic characters that will give you a run for your money!

Potpourrii – A delicate mixture of challenge and fun!
WiiWare – Abstraction Games – action/puzzle – 1-2 players – 800 points – age 3+

In the puzzle game Potpourrii, everything resolves around the seasons.

For centuries, the seasons have followed a set pattern. But then things start to go awry in the forest. Suddenly, it’s snowing while the sun shines and flowers bloom while leaves are falling. Then a strange purple goo apperars. The leprechauns are stunned. Even worse, the magic oak of life loses its power.

It all turns out to be the fault of an evil wizard. You must help the lprechauns defeat him and restore natural order. To do this you need to collect seasonal spirits. Pick them up with the spirit cannon, shoot them at the center of the screen, group them and disappear. But watch out – they get faster and faster!

In short:

  • A puzzle game that keeps you hooked
  • Colourful visuals and beautiful effects
  • Easy to use Wii Remote controls
  • Play alone or with a second player
  • Use your Mii character
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