New Game Get gets scribbling! [updated]


The DS wins the week with both Bowser’s Inside Story and Scribblenauts making their debut. Over on the Wii there’s NHL 2K10 and Toy Story Mania that look interesting.  Still no word from Nintendo yet on the WiiWare, DSiWare, or Virtual Console games. DSiWare titles this week are Art Academy and Oscar in Toyland, for WiiWare it’s Texas Hold’Em Poker, Spaceball: Revolution, and Mart Racer, and for Virtual Console it’s Crash ‘n The Boys.


Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2
Monster Trucks Mayhem
NHL 2K10
Pacific Liberator
Tornado Outbreak
Toy Story Mania


Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
My Boyfriend
Princess in Love
Bleach: The 3rd Phantom
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2
Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2
Horse Life Adventures
IL-2: Sturmovik: Birds of Prey


Texas Hold’Em Poker
Publisher: Gameloft
Players: 1-6
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) ”“ Simulated Gambling
Price: 600 Wii Pointsâ„¢
Description: Prepare to experience the intensity of a real Texas hold’em poker tournament. Whether you’re a poker novice or a veteran, you’ll enjoy Tournament, Cash Game and Heads-up modes with the simple-to-use Wii Remoteâ„¢ controller. Hit the tables as one of six fun and charismatic characters, or import your own Miiâ„¢ character to really put on your poker face. Take on the world’s most prestigious casinos, from Monaco to New York, and challenge opponents who won’t hesitate to taunt or comment on your style, creating a very realistic poker atmosphere. You can also impress friends with wild poker parties, thanks to an online mode that allows you to play with up to five friends and create your own tournaments or join official Gameloft tournaments. You can even challenge random online opponents of any skill level. Even if you’ve never played poker before, you can learn all the rules and strategy with an Advanced Tutorial that teaches you everything from winning hands and betting to bluffing. Broadband Internet access required for online play. For more info, go to

Spaceball: Revolutionâ„¢
Publisher: Virtual Toys
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) ”“ Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: Steer your way through 15 diabolical levels in which you’ll have to reconstruct impossible figures with help from space energy balls. Race against the clock and evade obstacles to activate the correct boxes. Spaceball: Revolution will put your ability and your concentration to the test. The game also lets you compare your score with the best players around the world in various difficulty levels: Easy, Normal, Advanced and Master.

Mart Racer
Publisher: JoJu Games
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) ”“ Alcohol Reference, Comic Mischief
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: You’re a sharp-elbowed shopper racing through the store to find items before your rivals do. Use your Wii Remote controller like a handlebar to control your shopping cart as you race through different types of stores. Vex your competitors by stunning them with plungers and stealing groceries out of their carts. Outrun them by using your drifting and aisle-jumping skills. Keep away from the security guards who want to stop the mall melee. The first player with a completed shopping list at the cash register wins. A simple and fun game that’s suitable for all ages, Mart Racer pits you against the computer or up to four players. Play with your friends and family on a split screen or compete online via Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection.


Art Academyâ„¢: First Semester
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Art Academy is a portable art course that replaces the lecture-like structure of art school and the trial-and-error of working on canvas. Art Academy: First Semester can guide you through the basics of pencil and paints, using Nintendo DSi controls to draw like the real things. With your own paintbrush set and color palette, you’ll learn texturing and blending techniques, plus ways to depict light and shade. There’s also Free Paint mode, which allows you to select and draw from photos in your Nintendo DSi Camera Album. In just a few lessons, you’ll be discovering your inner artist and creating your own masterpieces with art skills that you can apply with real-life materials.

Oscar in Toyland
Publisher: Virtual Playground
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) ”“ Comic Mischief
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Meet Oscar, the new kid on the block. This fabulous jump-and-run game is easy to play, packed with hours of fun and nonstop action, hundreds of collectibles and surprises. In psychedelic worlds of candy, soda pop, amusement park rides, board games, fairy tales and more, you’ll meet cool toys and animals in hidden rooms, bonus and bogus mini games. Use Wings to fly, Springy Shoes to jump, and Oscar’s secret weapon, his magical Yo-Yo, to swing and zap enemies in some of the craziest platform levels you’ll ever play.


Crash ”˜N The Boysâ„¢ Street Challenge
Original platform: NESâ„¢
Publisher: Aksys Games
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) ”“ Cartoon Violence
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Todd Thornley, son of the head of Thornley Industries, has had it with Crash and the Southside boys. With help from other high schools, Todd decides Hiller High will take down Crash and his Southside High cronies in an unsanctioned street challenge. Take control of one of four high school teams (with four playable characters per team) and make your way through five different sporting events. Dash and bash through the 400 meter hurdles; swing to victory in the hammer throw; swim and knock out your opponent while swimming; pole vault, jump and ride a unicycle across rooftops; and use judo to fight your opponent in a one-on-one brawl. Can you lead your high school to the top of the Street Challenge?


September 10th

Street Sweeper Social Club
“100 Little Curses”
“Fight! Smash! Win!”
“Somewhere in the World”
Available as Track Pack for 550 Wii Points
or individually for 200 Wii Points

September 15th

“Metal on Metal”
“This is Thirteen”

Dinosaur Jr.
“Pick Me Up”
“The Wagon”

The Guess Who
“Hand Me Down World”
“No Time”

Tenacious D
“Rock Your Socks”