Here are this week's releases on WiiWare, DSiWare, and Virtual Console!
Castle Conqueror Publisher: CIRCLE Entertainment Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Cartoon Violence Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™ Description: Castle Conqueror is a real-time strategy game for casual gamers. You play as a commander who must resist the empire and save the lives of the people. Lead your soldiers into battle, seize the enemy's castle and gain victories until you destroy the empire on the mainland. The rules are simple. Use the stylus on the touch screen to select the player's castle and send your army to storm the enemy's castle in real time. Capture the castle and destroy your enemies to earn gold that can be used to upgrade your commander's abilities and to buy items that will help you win more battles. Select commanders and different cards to upgrade your army or castle. If you've managed to occupy the enemy's castle by the end of a battle, you win the game!
Crazy Pinball Publisher: dtp entertainment Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points Description: Find fun pinball action just like at the arcade. Five fantastic tables and plenty of themes ensure awesome variety. Go hunting for points with the Safari Flipper, or zoom from one goal to the next with the incredible Deep Sea Flipper. Set records that will blow your friends away. Crazy Pinball is the ultimate portable pinball experience.
myNotebook: Tan™ Publisher: Nnooo Players: 1 Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points Description: myNotebook allows you to take notes wherever you are. Just pop open your Nintendo DSi™ system and jot down your thoughts. Make a list and cross it off, or even play your favorite pen-and-paper games (games not included). You can personalize your notebook by drawing on the cover or by changing the paper type with 24 unlockable squared and lined paper styles. Use the pen or pencil to make notes or doodles and then erase the bits you don't like. With five ink colors, you'll always be able to make your notes and doodles look stylish. myNotebook also includes 128 pages to write on, plus the ability to export your pages to your Nintendo DSi Photo Album.
Adventure on LOST ISLAND - Hidden Object Game Publisher: Ateam Inc. Players: 1-4 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Price: 500 Wii Points™ Description: Discover hidden-object fun for kids and adults. Quickly find items in every stage to complete this adventure. Work together or compete in each stage to find items and help the game's hero find a way home. From seashells to sparkling jewels, do your best to find all of the hidden objects as fast as you can. During this adventure you will also confront ghosts and a dragon in action stages. Each stage can be played by up to four players for great gaming fun.
I sort of feel the same way as one of those posters on the article. I think Nintendo is focusing their online effort into improving things for next gen, while letting things on Wii and DSi just stay pretty much the way they are and sticking it out until the new systems arrive.