Monday, May 26, 2008

5/26/08 WiiWare Releases

These are the WiiWare games that will be released in about an hour and a half.

My comments in red.
Dr. Mario Online Rx (Nintendo, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points): The doctor is in! Mario™ takes a break from his adventuring ways and once again dons his stethoscope for a new generation of germ-battling mayhem. In addition to the classic mode of using vitamins to exterminate viruses, you’ll find two battle modes and an online multiplayer mode where you can hone your skills against players from around the world. Feel like challenging a friend who doesn’t have Dr. Mario Online Rx? Then the WiiWare-exclusive Friend Battle Demo is just what the doctor ordered. Or maybe you’d like some help taking on those nasty viruses? Try out Virus Buster, where four players can simultaneously move capsules simply by pointing at them with a Wii Remote™ controller. Any way you look at it, Dr. Mario Online Rx is a prescription for fun that everyone can enjoy.
This is Nintendos first WiiWare game to hit the United States, and it will likely be worth the wait. Dr. Mario was probably the most anticipated WiiWare game, and most were sad that they didn't get it at launch(myself included). With online, this game will probably last you a good while, and for only 1000 Wii Points($10), you aren't risking much.
Status-Likely Purchase
Family Table Tennis (Aksys Games, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): It’s time for some good old family fun, and what’s more fun than table tennis? Just like a real family, choose your character from a cast of four, which includes Daddy, Mommy, Sarah and Billy. There are four table tennis-tastic stages where it doesn’t matter if you’re an indoors or outdoors table-tennis player. Pick your poison from a gymnasium, a forest park, a beach or even an amusement park. Choose from Single or Versus mode, or select a minigame to play. In Versus mode, you and a friend can play against each other to see who is the better table-tennis player. And if Single and Versus modes aren’t enough, select between three minigames, which include Target Table Tennis, Thrilling Table Tennis and Matching Table Tennis. The appealing cell-shaded graphics and endearing music, on top of the super-fun game play, will have you and your family playing from morning till night. Get your paddles ready.
I've seen one video of this game...somewhere. But it really just looks like the Wii Play ping-pong game with some cute graphics. Other then that I see no reason to pick this up, even at 500 Wii Points($5).
Status-Not Purchasing

So there you have it, Dr. Mario finnaly hits the US. And we get some family friendly ping-pong.
These games will be released Monday May 26 at 9:00 PCT (about an hour and a half).

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