Here are this week's releases on WiiWare, DSiWare, and Virtual Console!
All-Star Air Hockey™ Publisher: Skyworks Interactive Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points™ Description: Remember the days of hanging around the local arcade and playing air hockey until the wee hours? Grab your paddle and enjoy some classic arcade action with All-Star Air Hockey from Skyworks, creators of some of the best and most fun sports and arcade games for the Nintendo DSi system. In Practice Mode, choose from eight computer opponents. In Tournament Mode, test your skills against all of them. All-Star Air Hockey features state-of-the-art graphics and local high-score boards.
Mahjong Publisher: dtp young entertainment Players: 1-2 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points Description: Experience the world-famous Chinese board game. Play your way through numerous tricky levels with varying degrees of difficulty and beautifully drawn backdrops. Enjoy Single-Player or 2-Player Mode. Use powerful extras such as Dynamite, Whirlwind and Hourglass to become the uncontested Mahjong champion.
myDiary™ Publisher: Nnooo Players: 1 Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points Description: myDiary lets you keep your own personal diary on your Nintendo DSi system. Just open your system, tap on a day and write a note. Set alarms for important events. You can even lock your notes away from prying eyes. Try keeping track of important dates and to-do lists. You can even personalize myDiary with 12 unlockable themes and ink colors. Use the stylus like a pencil to make notes or doodles and then erase the bits you don't like. myDiary will help you organize your life.
101 Dolphin Pets Publisher: Teyon Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points Description: Choose from more than 101 baby dolphins or simply adopt them all. Discover their personalities as you feed, clean and care for your new pets. Bring out your pet's talents by training your dolphin in a variety of fun activities. Enter your dolphin into pet shows and earn money to buy exciting upgrades such as toys, food, clothes and accessories. The more tricks you teach and the more games you play, the more fun you'll have. You'll never be bored with so many new friends to play with, pamper and love.
MAGIC DESTINY Publisher: SHANBLUE INTERACTIVE Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Violent References Price: 500 Wii Points Description: Discover the fascinating world of astrology and let the stars guide you with MAGIC DESTINY. Use the vast encyclopedia to learn all about ancient knowledge that's been handed down through the centuries. Explore your destiny with predictions. Learn to read your future using seashells, numerology, tarot cards, palmistry and fortune cookies. Highly entertaining games such as Runeblock, Diamonds Link and Stellar Memory will take you deeper into the experience. Venture into this captivating, magical world…if you dare.
Zombie Panic in Wonderland (demo version) Publisher: Akaoni Studio Players: 1-2 ESRB Rating: T (Teen) - Mild Suggestive Themes, Fantasy Violence Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 1,000 Wii Points Description: A wave of zombies is attacking Wonderland. To save his friends from the spell of the “amorous zombies,” the player will have to solve the mystery of the “scented dwarves” - with machine gun in-hand - and put an end to the evil power hidden in the castle in the northern city. Game features include cut scenes, music with lyrics, seven playable characters, hidden levels, final bosses, different weapons, fire, demolitions, explosions and lots of zombies attacking you at all times.
Racers' Islands - Crazy Racers (demo version) Publisher: ZALLAG Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Cartoon Violence Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 1,000 Wii Points Description: Six drivers are competing on a popular TV show: an English lord, a dangerous beauty from Russia, a Mexican desperado, an eccentric Frenchman, a Japanese prodigy and an American bulldozer. Whichever character you choose, you'll have to drive and shoot simultaneously to be the first to cross the finish line. Enjoy 20 different races and six thematic islands styled to look like a big amusement park. Unique game play challenges you to drive with one hand while aiming with the other. Discover tons of content including items, trophies and time trials.
Note: Some demo versions do not support all game features, and players cannot save their in-game progress in demo versions.
Well, the demo for Zombie Panic was pretty shit. It controls well, I guess, but it wasn't that fun. I wonder if Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ is similar? I think I want to get that one on DSiWare.
Gotta agree with your assessment. It's very cute and quirky, and controls fine. But there is no meat here. It might give you control of a character like Sin & Punishment does, but it's actually less satisfying to play than an arcade light gun shooter.
Also tried the Krazy Racers demo. It is also crap. In theory, a Mario Kart clone which uses the IR pointer for the weapons should be pretty cool and fun. But it remains a theory.