Archive for the ‘Wii’ Category

Nintendo DLC 9/29/09

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Dragon Quest Wars

This week we got a few interesting choices. Any fan of the Square Enix series Dragon Quest has a quick distraction with Dragon Quest Wars for the DSi.

Personally, I’m the most excited with Arkanoid Plus! which continues the wonderful paddle/ball/brick classic. There’s been a lot of changes since the original and I can’t wait to try the boss battles.

For the Virtual Console, I’m wary suggesting Altered Beast because I know it’s part of Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection . But if you don’t have a PS3 or an XBox360 and desperately want to play this game, it’s now available for you. I find the game to be insanely hard, but I try it out whenever I’m bored because it’s part of the collection.

More information and pricing after the jump.

Top 25 Amazon Sales - 4/16/09

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

We’re going to take a look at the list of top video game sales from Amazon. This list doesn’t count the systems, accessories, or downloadables. I always found it weird that Amazon had a section of “Top Video Games” and they count accessories and the like. I’ve compiled the top 25 games so you don’t have to. There’s some analysis after the jump.

1.Wii Fit - Wii

2.Mario Kart Wii with Wii Wheel - Wii

3.Pokemon Platinum - DS

4.Wii Sports Resort (Pre-Order) - Wii

5.Wii Play with Wii Remote - Wii

6.My Fitness Coach - Wii

7.Professor Layton and the Curious Village - DS

8.Killzone 2 - PS3

9.Mario Kart DS - DS

10.Shaun White Snowboarding - Wii


Nintendo Downloads 4/13/09

Monday, April 13th, 2009


After Nintendo’s big week of DSi Downloads the pickings look a little slim. We have one Virtual Console, one WiiWare, and two DSi downloads. I’m very wary about both DSi downloads. The Master of Illusion series is questionable in my book. It’s really not a game, so throwing money on it just doesn’t seem like the answer.

Mixed Messages seems like a fun game, but only if you have several friends on hand. It’s a technologically advanced version of the childhood favorite game Telephone. One person writes a sentence, one person draws the sentence in picture form, and then the third person has to interpret the picture as a sentence.

Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings gets Bonus

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Back in January, Activision announced Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings for the Wii, DS, PS2, and PSP. There hasn’t been much news, but there was a bonus recently added to the Wii version. The classic game Indiana Jones and the Fates of Atlantis will be part of the game.

I’m under the assumption that the game will be converted to work with the Wii, but any game that uses things like mice can be adjusted for the Wii. If I recall correctly, Fates of Atlantis was one of those classic PC point and click adventure games. I was a huge fan of Kings Quest (Six in particular) so I may consider getting this game just for the bonus.


Nintendo Downloads 4/6/09

Monday, April 6th, 2009

To celebrate the release of the new Nintendo DSi most of the available downloads this week are part of Nintendo’s new DSiWare. Granted, everyone should probably download the Nintendo DSi Browser since it is 0 points. It seems as though all of the games are an extension of a previous game, or just light examples of what the DSi could do. I think that the best choice out of all the products has to be WarioWare Snapped! The game is always short spurts of fun, no matter which Nintendo system it is on.

Looking at the Wii’s side, we have EQUILBRIO in the WiiWare and Uncharted Waters: New Horizons on the Virtual Console. EQUILBRIO is yet another product that can use the Balance Board, which is great for anybody who thought that the Balance Board wouldn’t get much love. I’m interested in the Uncharted Waters: New Horizons because there were some positive reviews on GameFAQs. Personally, I’ve never heard of the game and I appreciate the fact that the Virtual Console puts these rare games.

More information after the jump.


Facebook app for swapping Wii Friend Codes

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Swap Wii friend codes on Facebook.

Wii owners who have tried to play online with their friends will no doubt have slapped their forehead at the sheer unfriendliness of the task. Wii Friend Number is a Facebook application that aims to simplify the task of swapping codes - allowing you to enter your friend code, define your game library, and see the friend codes of all your Facebook friends. Game on.

Nintendo on tour in Australia

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Nintendo of Australia on tour.

Nintendo of Australia will be launching their Connection Tour 08 on June 28, running through till 15 July. They’ll be setting up in Westfield shopping centres across Australia, and giving you the opportunity to play the ridiculously-late highly-anticipated Super Smash Bros. Brawl and the widely-mocked Guitar Hero On Tour (among other games) - with the odd Mario Kart Wii competition thrown in to boot. Click through for the tour dates.


Super Smash Bros. Brawl gets Australian release date

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Super Smash Bros. Brawl gets Australian release date.

Nintendo of Australia just sent word that they’ve finally set a release date for Super Smash Bros. Brawl in Australia. Thankfully, it’s not too much longer than we’ve already waited - June 26, 2008.

River City Ransom hits US Virtual Console

Monday, April 21st, 2008

River City Ransom arrives on the Virtual Console.

This morning saw two new games added to the Wii Virtual Console library - River City Ransom (NES) and Phantasy Star 3: Generations of Doom (Genesis).

PAL owners who want their River City fix don’t need to wait until Friday. Just check the Virtual Console for Street Gangs (the name of the PAL release) - it’s been available since February!

Pic via ConsoleClassix

Wii Fit Selling For $89.99

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Wii Fit

This morning Nintendo released info on the upcoming Wii Fit game (if you can call it that), scheduled to hit the streets on May 19. Apparently the game and the Wii Balance Board will be bundled together for a whopping $89.99. Those of you living in the New York City area can head down to the Nintendo World Store in Rockefeller Plaza between April 18-20 and receive a special bonus item upon reserving the game: a limited edition Wii Fit T-shirt featuring the image and reproduced autograph of legendary Nintendo video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. Better be quick though, as only the first 1,000 will be eligable for the shirt.

Boasting a dynamic mix of more than 40 yoga, aerobics, strength training and balance activities, Wii Fit provides consumers with a fun, easy and affordable way to incorporate exercise into their daily routines. Using the included wireless Wii Balance Board accessory, every member of the household can step up and stay active, setting individual fitness goals and tracking their progress over time.