Monday, July 14, 2008

Virtual Console/WiiWare Releases 7/14/08

These are the games that will be released on Nintendo's Online Store today, Donkey Kong!
My comments in red.

Major League Eating: The GameTM (Mastiff, 1-2 players, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older-Crude Humor, 1,000 Wii Points): The ultimate chomp-off is about to begin. Grab your Wii RemoteTM controller and dig into 12 different foods as you compete against the greatest major-league eaters in the world. This isn't just a race to stuff your face-you'll need strategy to master a smorgasbord of digestive attacks, defenses and counters. These include the Mega Burp, Gas Attack, Antacid and more. And don't forget to keep an eye on your Barf-O-Meter, because if the food hits the plate twice, you're out. Unlock more than 10 characters in single-player career mode, go gut-to-gut against your friends in versus mode, or compete online using Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection. Online play supports friend codes, random matchmaking and leader boards.
I have been dreading this moment, we all knew this was coming, and I think we can all agree that we should pass on WiiWare games this week. There are a lot of better ways to spend $10, with LostWinds, Toki Tori and Dr.Mario out their.
Status-Not Purchasing
Virtual Console
Donkey KongTM 3 (NES®, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): Based on the third game in the enormously popular arcade series, Donkey Kong 3 introduces an exterminator named Stanley as he desperately tries to protect the flowers in his greenhouse from Donkey Kong. Armed only with a can of bug spray, Stanley must force Donkey Kong higher and higher into the greenhouse rafters until Donkey Kong is off the screen and the next stage is reached. Not surprisingly, Donkey Kong isn't going to move without a fight, so he sends wave after wave of bugs, bees and other creatures toward Stanley. Not only must Stanley repel the insects in order to save the flowers, but he'll also have to keep an eye out for projectiles thrown by Donkey Kong himself. If Stanley is good enough, he'll be able to grab a can of more powerful bug spray and really get Donkey Kong moving. It all adds up to frantic fun that anyone can enjoy.
The only game worthy of a look this week, definetly not my favorite of the Donkey Kong bunch, but for 500 points I think we can all find some use for the game, and tide us over for the other, better, Donkey Kong games.
Status-Possible Purchase
NINJA COMMANDO (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older-Mild Language, Fantasy Violence, 900 Wii Points): NINJA COMMANDO is a vertically scrolling action game released by ADK in 1992. Players choose from among three ninjas-Joe, descended from the Koga ninja; Rayar, a woman who has learned the ways of the Iga ninja; and Ryu, descendant of the famous ninja Fuma Kotaro-as they pursue the merchant of death known as Spider, who plans to use a time machine to bring havoc to the world. The battle spans seven time periods, including the Stone Age, the Egyptian era and the Japanese Civil War era. Each hero features a variety of attack options in addition to their own normal attacks, including a deadly attack that inflicts damage upon all enemies on the screen, special ninja-arts attacks performed by inputting specific commands, and a powerful attack unleashed by taking on the "shape of the beast" when three scrolls have been collected. The game also supports two-player cooperative play, so you're welcome to bring a friend and enjoy taking on the evil Spider together.
Never heard of this game...but I have been told that it is going to be a part of that same collection that will be coming out sometime this year(we get one game from that collection every week it seems), the collection will be priced at $20. So, like all the other NEOGEO games these last few weeks, I suggest you pass, unless you know for sure that this is the only game you want in the collection.
Status-Not Purchasing

So we wrap up another week, glad to see 3 games released, though none of them are worthy of hyping up to much. We should be seeing Strongbad in the next 2 weeks, so look forward to that and whatever else the Virtual Console brings.

These games will be released on Monday July 14 at 9:00 PCT(about 30 minutes from this posting).

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