Pucca's kisses game on WiiWare, demos of chick chick BOOM and Chronos Twins DX, and on DSiWare Treasure Hunter X, Oscar in Toyland 2, Panda Craze!
Pucca's kisses game Publisher: Bigben Interactive Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Cartoon Violence Price: 500 Wii Points Description: Pucca has one great dream in her life: to kiss the sweet and tender Garu, a little ninja who hasn't the slightest desire to do so. But Pucca is a young lady who is as much in love as she is stubborn in her pursuit of Garu – she is truly determined to cover him with kisses. Pucca's kisses game is a fun-filled and interactive cartoon that will enable you to pause the episode whenever Pucca faces an obstacle or is in danger. Help her overcome each challenge before heading out once again in pursuit of her beloved Garu.
chick chick BOOM (demo version) Publisher: tons of bits Players: 1-2 ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Cartoon Violence Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 800 Wii Points Description: Five chicks on your side, five chicks on the other … BOOM! In chick chick BOOM, you can throw pianos, pink elephants and sumo chicks or summon slimy giant jellyfish and UFOs. Draw lines in the arena to defend against your opponent's attacks. The real skill lies in your use of ink, creativity and timing. Extra help is provided by a corncob and a piñata. Play on your own or with friends, as a team or against each other. To keep things interesting, there are various game modes and different arenas, each with its own special attack.
Chronos Twins DX (demo version) Publisher: EnjoyUp Games Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Animated Blood, Mild Fantasy Violence Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 1,000 Wii Points Description: Enter the original world of Chronos Twins DX to experience a fantastic adventure filled with innovative ideas. Thanks to its Dual Gameplay game system, you'll be able to control Nec in two temporal scenarios at the same time. Chronos Twins DX mixes action, platforms, adventure and puzzles that will challenge your intelligence and skill.
Note: Some demo versions do not support all game features, and players cannot save their in-game progress in demo versions.
Treasure Hunter X Publisher: Agetec, Inc. Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points™ Description: The risk is great and the rewards are even greater. Many untouched caverns still exist in the world, just waiting for someone brave enough to explore them. Within them lie vast troves of treasure and rare artifacts. As Tyrol the treasure hunter, you must collect treasures and escape from the caverns. Be warned: There are creatures lurking in the depths of the caverns, and the element of nature is against you. Use your pickaxe wisely so you don't get trapped and lost forever within the darkness of the caverns. Can Tyrol collect enough treasure in order to win the heart of the woman he loves?
Oscar in Toyland 2 Publisher: Virtual Playground Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points Description: Oscar is back with more zany, nonstop action in seven exciting new worlds: All Star Sports World, World of Toys, Blox World, Water World, Old Time Toys, Travel Town and Mech World. Your mission is to swim, fly and run through these worlds collecting baby Oscars that have been scattered throughout the levels. You're armed with your secret weapon: a yo-yo that you can use to swing from platform to platform and zap nasty enemies in some of the craziest levels you'll ever play.
Panda Craze Publisher: TikGames, LLC Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points Description: Guide Tik-Ling the panda through caves, forests, mountains and deserts on the way to her home, the bamboo forest. The concept is simple: Collect all of the magical lanterns in each level to unlock a magic portal to the next level. Getting to the lanterns without getting stuck, however, isn't so simple. Dig, drill and blast your way through ice and rock in this epic puzzle adventure. Enjoy 150 challenging puzzle-platform levels. Accumulate new abilities and tools as you progress through the game.
I tried out the Chronos Twins DX and Chick Chick Boom demos.
Chronos Twins DX has a very cool concept, in that you control two characters simultaneously and their worlds kind of overlap. It's full of platforming, action, and puzzle segments. I played two demo stages and it was quite fun. The thing is, the game started out as a GBA title and definitely looks it. Chronos Twins is also available on DSiWare, and for half the price - I think I'll be getting that version!
Chick Chick Boom is a very pleasant surprise. It's a turn-based strategy game, with a real-time twist. Your pen of chicks is opposite your opponents, and with the wiimote's pointer you select which attacks and draw the shape on the screen to send an attack. Then, you can sabotage your opponent with a marker. You also have to defend your opponent's attacks. The demo doesn't get that hectic, but I can see it becoming so. There are a few real-time elements to manage while you take your turns attacking and defending. It was actually really fun, and I can see this game being a blast in local multiplayer (co-op or competitive). At 800 points, it's just a little more than I'd like to pay, but I think the value is there. I'll probably download this someday.