WiiWare

Nintendo has learned a lot from WiiWare, offering insane incentives for to publishers

Nintendo has been extremely aggressive when it comes to the online space as of late with the reveal of the Miiverse and through the growth of the eShop. According to a source of the Wii U Daily, Nintendo will be taking that aggression to another level with the Wii U. If these sources are to be believed, Nintendo wants to offer all retail games as downloadable titles available on the Wii U eShop, a...

BurgerTime World Tour Coming To WiiWare

The classic platform puzzler game has its roots all the way back to the Atari and the more popular version of the NES is coming to WiiWare. Is this what Nintendo fans want? More retro games being rehashed? While BurgerTime was a great classic should it just be retired now?   Here is an excerpt from the press release: MonkeyPaw Games Inc. today announced that BurgerTime World Tour will be avai...

Kirby Mass Attack: “The closest thing to a Canvas Curse sequel we’ll ever see”

Kirby Mass Attack (out today) is getting really good reviews. Here’s one in particular: There will inevitably be Kirby purists who will baulk at the rather unorthodox gameplay concept behind Kirby Mass Attack, but if they do they’ll be missing out on one of Kirby’s most unique adventures to date. While there are a few extremely minor control issues that pop up from time to time, ...

This game looks and sounds fun

A lot like Trials HD with more players. Arrives tomorrow on WiiWare for $15. Interested?

What were your favorite Wiiware oddballs?

Do you have a gut-feeling Wiiware’s run its course? Nintendo’s admitted the service didn’t soar as planned and they hope to correct their mistakes with the 3DS eshop. I wouldn’t write the channel off yet; I’m sure good product will arrive for download between now and Project Café, but lately the Virtual Console has re-taken the spotlight with the long-awaited port of Chrono Trigger....

The BIT.TRIP Epic Reaches Its Grand Finale

The acclaimed BIT.TRIP game series for the WiiWare™ service has thrilled audiences with its mix of retro style and inventive game play. This week, new and longtime fans are invited to experience the series’ final installment, BIT.TRIP FLUX, and join CommanderVideo for one more unforgettable ride. Also this week, the Nintendo DSiWare™ service offers a variety of new hand-held games to satis...

Review – Jam City Rollergirls is an impressive WiiWare accomplishment

The first thing that struck me about Frozen Codebase’s new WiiWare title, Jam City Rollergirls, is that they crammed a lot into the restrictive file size of the Wii Shop Channel. For a game that combines Mario Kart [racing and power up items], Tony Hawk [skating and tricks], and roller derby action, they also managed to implement a rudimentary character generator for customization. Sure, it&...

Still don’t believe Apple is giving Nintendo a run for it’s money? Read this.

Although they admit the “average iPhone/iPad gamer is more interested in pleasantly passing time than being intellectually engaged or challenged,” indie darlings and World of Goo creators 2D Boy view App Store games as the future of video games. At least the kind of games they make — really awesome and clever puzzle games. To whit: World of Goo’s launch on iPad gave us a new perspe...

Interview with Lead Programmer of new WiiWare title Jam City Rollergirls

We get a lot of information from publishers about new games, but the press release from Frozen Codebase about their new WiiWare title Jam City Rollergirls caught my eye. The company is based out of Green Bay, Wisconsin, which is near to my hometown, and the game is the first roller derby video game I can remember seeing since RollerGames was on TV back in the 80’s. I contacted the company wi...

WiiWare Review: In Jellycar 2, Disney serves up simple graphics and deep gameplay

I smile anytime Disney and Nintendo do business together, mainly because I’d still love to see a Mario themed land at a Disney park someday. Today’s reality is a lot more basic, but it’s nice to see Disney finally contribute to WiiWare with a solid port of Jellycar 2. For the second week in a row, we’re offered a $5 port of a $1 iPhone game. While both conversions are solid additions to Wi...

Review: Sneezies infects Wiiware

Despite its annoying title, Sneezies attracted me with two elements I like in a Wiiware game: It’s five bucks and only requires pointing and clicking the Wiimote—Perfect for quick gameplay direct from the home screen. Based solely on the Nintendo Channel promo video, I downloaded Sneezies expecting an experience similar to Fantavision, the old PS2 fireworks matching game that would be awesome ...

chick chick BOOM – WiiWare review

Some very angry birds have appeared on the Wii, but they’re not the iVariety many of us have sent flying into a porcine stronghold.  Originally appearing as a flash game in 2007, chick chick BOOM was released for WiiWare in the US on December 27, 2010. It is a turn-based artillery title along the lines of Worms or Scorched Earth, supports 1 – 4 players, and is available for 800 Wii Po...

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