Monday, June 2, 2008

WiiWare Releases 6/02/08

Today we get another two games on WiiWare, one is a sequel to a very good game from way back. And the other is a remake of an old PC game.

My comments in red.
Protöthea (UbiSoft, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone - Fantasy Violence, 1,000 Wii Points): Protöthea is a top-down scrolling shooter game with free movement that puts players in complete control of a last-generation spaceship. The mission is to destroy the asteroid called Maqno 01 and finish with the plans of The Core. UbiSoft’s Protöthea introduces new concepts to a beloved, classic game style while mixing genres and utilizing the full capabilities of the Wii console, from graphics to controls. Players of all ages and experience levels will enjoy taking command of their ship, blasting through four different worlds in 10 challenging missions. Use your weapons arsenal and the special bonus items to help you accomplish your mission, and don’t forget to slow down time and take an edge over the enemy.
It seems like a decent game, but for a simple remake $10 looks to be pushing it. And with Gyrostarr coming out any day now I don't know what the draw for this will be in just a few short weeks. But if you are starved for a top-down shooter then I suppose you can shell out the money for this. I don't think I willl.
Status- Not Purchasing

Toki Tori (Two Tribes, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points): Toki Tori is his name, and collecting eggs is his game. In this puzzle/platform game, players use a variety of items such as the Telewarp, InstantRock and Slug Sucker. Clever use and combination of these items are needed to solve all the game’s levels, of which there are more than 70. Levels range from easy to brain-teasingly hard, resulting in dozens of hours of puzzle play time. Toki Tori makes the most of what Wii has to offer. It uses the Wii Remote for a unique control scheme, which offers players a new and more relaxing play style. A second player can help you out by drawing hints while you are playing. The game even uses the Wii Message Board in a unique way.
Toki Tori, that little guy brings back some memories. I didn't play the games a ton, but I did log enough time to relize that I enjoy them. With more then 70 levels the game should last you long enough to warrant the $10 purchase. I also want to see how they use the Wiimote, and the message board. Looks to be a well made game, with some nice little features.
Status- Purchasing

These games will be released at 9:00 PCT on Monday June 08, 2008.

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