Monday, June 30, 2008

WiiWare/Virtual Console Releases 6/30/08

Today Nintendo releases their third game on the WiiWare service, though I don't know how many people have actually heard of it. And the NEOGEO receives a gem in Fatal Fury today(though is it really worth it right now??)...
My comments in red.

Magnetica™ Twist (Nintendo, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone-Comic Mischief, 1,000 Wii Points): The classic puzzle game Magnetica is now available on WiiWare , putting its own unique "twist" on the puzzle-game experience. You're surrounded by marbles, marching slowly but surely down a track. Use a launcher (piloted by a Mii™ of your choice) to shoot marbles with matching colors and wipe them out before they reach the end of the track. Control couldn't be simpler, as all you need to do is twist the Wii Remote™ controller to aim and press the A button to shoot. And the game play remains as addictive and deep as you've come to expect in Nintendo's puzzle games, with five varied play modes, advanced mechanics such as the ability to lob marbles, and a never-ending supply of combos. This definitely isn't your typical game of marbles.
Nintendo's third WiiWare game, no big names like Mario or Pokemon here though, just simple Mii puzzling. Thing is, you can play games that are very similar on the internet for free(also a good way to demo the game and see if the genre is for you), and I don't know what this could add to make it worth $10, I suppose the game will have a lot of levels, and the free versions don't have any multiplayer. So if you are in need of a puzzle game, or love this genre and want to play it with friends then Magnetica is probably for you, otherwise...stay away.
Status-Not Purchasing

FATAL FURY 2 (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated T for Teen-Animated Blood, Violence, 900 Wii Points): Released in 1992 by SNK, FATAL FURY 2 is the second installment in the renowned fighting-game series. In addition to Terry, Andy and Joe, who appeared in the original game, another five distinctive fighters gather from around the world to compete for the championship title. Also newly added are stage-specific hazards and the ability to perform desperation attacks when a character's strength is low. These particularly deadly techniques create the chance for a come-from-behind victory achieved with a single strike. Moreover, the innovative two-line battle, which proved popular in the previous version, also has been radically enhanced. Pressing the weak-attack and strong-attack buttons simultaneously enables players to move their fighters to another line themselves, or to launch an attack that pushes opponents back to another line. This game mechanic, unique to this title in the series, allows the player to take advantage of the depth of the screen and create even more exciting bouts. Can you prove yourself the king of fighters again?
Now this is a good game, a really good game. Thing about this one though, is that a $20 compilation of this, and a few other games is coming out later this year.
So unless you know that this is the only game in the compilation you want, or you just absolutely have to have it today. I suggest waiting for the compilation later this year.

Status-Not Purchasing(Yet)

The first Final Fantasy Chrystal Chronicles Downloadable Content will be released today(the first since the game was released). I have heard that they only thing they are adding today are new costumes, but others have said we are getting some form of shrines or buildings. Just have to wait and see I guess.

These games will be releases Monday June 30, 2008 at 9:00 PCT.


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