Monday, June 16, 2008

WiiWare/Virtual Console Releases 6/16/08

We get two new games on WiiWare this week, but I can't vouch for the quality of them.
My comments in red.

Block Breaker Deluxe™(Gameloft, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone-Mild Suggestive Themes, 800 Wii Points): Prepare for the frenzy of the coolest block-breaker game ever.Block Breaker Deluxeis a reinvention of the cIassic arcade brick-breaker game with a trendy graphical styIe fun atmosphere and an exclusive multiplayer mode. Lively characters and amazing graphics provide distinctive settings of the jet-set nightlife, including a cool bar, dance club, casino and more. Special bricks, multiple bonuses, secret weapons, paddle size options and ball-speed variations make this fascinating game even more challenging. TheBlock Breaker Deluxerage has arrived.
I have never heard of this game, but it looks incredibly boring. I'm going to have to pass until I get some reviews.
Status- Not Purchasing
Cocoto Fishing Master(Neko Entertainment, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 700 Wii Points): Welcome to the adventures of Cocoto, Fishing Master. Get ready for a completely new experience on Wii. Play the role of Cocoto and travel the world to find five millennial fish. Only they can stop the magic cauldron from overflowing with lava and prevent the world from being destroyed. Thanks toCocoto Fishing Masterfor Wii, fishing has never been such fun. Use the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ controllers like a real fishing rod to catch more than 30 different fish. Discover five enchanted lakes in five different worlds from Cocoto's universe. Confront gigantic bosses to collect each fragment of the statuette that will allow you to wake the great god Geo from his slumber. Meet Cocoto's friends, sell your fish to Baggy and buy new fishing equipment from Neuro's shop.
Fishing games tend to annoy me, and this will be no different. A good game if you are looking for a cheap fishing game and don't want to shell out the extra cash for a Wii game.
Status- Not Purchasing

And the VC will see one release this week, but it's a real good one.

SAMURAI SHODOWN(NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated T for Teen-Animated Blood, Crude Humor, Violence, 900 Wii Points): This first entry in the extremely popular and revolutionary fighting-game series was released in 1993. Choose from 12 swordsmen with highly individualistic characteristics and fight furiously, ultimately confronting the evil Amakusa Shiro Tokisada. Each character wields his or her own specific weapon, but you must be careful not to lose it during the heat of battle. Some of the fighters also bring an animal companion into the fray, offering a unique aspect to the quick-paced action. Another significant feature of the game is the anger gauge, which indicates the level of anger felt by each of the combatants as they suffer repeated injuries. If the anger reaches its maximum level, the attacking ability of the character increases, leading to even more intense confrontations. Through it all, the refined camera system smoothly zooms in and out of the playing field, presenting the frenzy of the battle while showcasing the lively background (watch as the referee scores hits). Awaken the samurai spirit within and get ready for a new kind of fight.
One of the best 2D fighters I have ever played, easily worth $20 for me.
Status- Definetly Purchasing

So we get an ok week this week, these games will be released on Monday June 16 at 9:00 PCT.

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