Take off on an island adventure packed with excitement! Designed for kids aged 5-9, JumpStart Escape from Adventure Island is the second title in the JumpStart series of adventure-based learning games for the Wii. This action-packed game invites players to use their explorer skills and brain power to find a way to escape a mysterious island after a crash landing strands them there! As players race to...... read more
Our PALs (ba-dum tshhh) in Europe and Australia have two new WiiWare games to play with, as of this morning.
Adventure Island: The Beginning (WiiWare)
Crystal Defenders R1 (WiiWare)
As much as I loved AI2 on the NES, I must admit the graphical style of this new one kind of puts me off. Hopefully it plays great...... read more
The US Virtual Console is now four titles heavier:
Adventure Island (NES) - I owned the sequel!
Donkey Kong Jr Math (NES)
Bonk 3: Bonk's Big Adventure (TG-16)
Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole (Genesis)
More on Friday with the magical PAL...... read more
Kickstarter has opened the doors for many developers to make their way onto the console gaming scene. One of the most notable success stories from Kickstarter is that of Yacht Club Games and their title, Shovel Knight.
Yesterday the latest Wii U bound indie game successfully ended its Kickstarter campaign. Adventures of Pip, from TicToc Games, will be coming to the Wii U eShop in 2015. TicToc released the...... read more
Here's something you may not know. The classic TG-16 platformer Bonk's Adventure was remade by Hudson in 2003 and released as part of a Hudson Selection game disc on GameCube and PS2. Bonk's remake never made it out of Japan, leaving most of us ignorant of the fact that it exists at all.
Our new best friend on YouTube Koru Taylor has made this video review to spread the word:
If you liked that, check out...... read more
I guess I've been living in a cave because this is the first time I've heard of this game, but a press release from Nintendo tells us Learn with Pokemon: Typing Adventure for DS is being released in Europe today. Developed by Genius Sonority, it aims to help players learn typing skills by entering Pokemon names - at the end of each level is a Pokemon boss. A wireless keyboard comes bundled with the...... read more
German publishers bitComposer Games have put out a press release announcing a creepy new adventure game called Alter Ego for Wii and PC. The screenshots are taken from the PC version, but give you an idea of what to expect.
Alter Ego is the latest offering from the Czech studio Future Games, who were responsible for successful adventure titles like Black Mirror and Nibiru. Alter Ego will be released on Windows...... read more
A magazine in Germany called M! Games is reporting that a new title in the Rocket Knight Adventures series is being made.
Published by Konami, Rocket Knight Adventures was a popular side-scrolling platform game around during the Sega Genesis era. The main character is an opossum knight called Sparkster.
They say the new game is to feature 3D sprites on 2D environments and is under development by Climax. No...... read more
Sega's official website for Pole's Big Adventure has now been opened, it features some very catchy music. If you know Japanese, you might get even more out of it.
There's also this video showing footage of Pole in action.
Seeegaaaa! It's subtle, but I think that level might have been influenced by the first Super Mario Bros.
Indications are that Pole's Big Adventure will be exclusive to WiiWare. Is this...... read more
The adventure game Secret Files: Tuguska is being ported over to the Wii by Keen. The PC version was released in October last year and has been a critical success.
A traditional point-and-click adventure, the storyline is based on the Tunguska mystery, where a region of Siberia called Tunguska was engulfed in flames, burning it to a crisp.
The Wii edition is expected to retain graphics of a high standard and...... read more
The critically acclaimed Sonic Rush Adventure has just seen its release in Japan, but the first day sales figures are remarkably low.
Despite the runaway success of Nintendo DS in the country, Sonic's latest game only sold 1,500 copies.
Analysts at Enterbrain say that the Japanese public has turned its back on Sonic due to a string of mediocre (and some abysmal) past...... read more
Some videos have surfaced from the "E For All" expo in Los Angeles. They show off a few aspects of the Adventure Mode in Super Smash Bros Brawl. You'd have to say it's looking good.
Kirby and Peach
Mario and Pit
Donkey and Diddy...... read more
The Adventure Mode experience in Super Smash Bros Brawl needn't be a lonely one, you can play co-operatively with a friend.
Based on characters you encounter as you play through the Subspace Emissary, you can choose these fighters to make up your team. Each time you lose a life, you will respawn as a new character from the lineup until they're all gone.
Player one acts as the main fighter who the camera...... read more
Publishers Team 17 have released some trailers from gamescom. Among them is Yoku's Island Express, destined to hit Switch and other platforms in 2018.
Yoku's Island Express is described as an open-world pinball platform adventure (not many of those around). It stars a small postman called Yoku, a resident of Mokumana Island.
Check out the trailer...... read more
A few days ago we saw the trailer for Dive: The Medes Islands Secret, a WiiWare game in the making. Cosmonaut Games, the developers were kind enough to answer a few questions on it.
WW: Hello, could you introduce yourself and describe your role at Cosmonaut Games?
My name's Jose A. Giacomelli but everybody calls me Giaco. I am 40 years :( and I had my first video game at 8, and then when I was...... read more
If you're based in the US and your Wii is connected online, Telltale Games are offering Tales of Monkey Island 2: The Siege of Spinner Cay free to anyone who participates in a short survey.
After answering five simple questions, you input your friend code and the game will be gifted to you.
Take the survey
Apparently the survey will only run for around a week, so get clicking if you want to take...... read more
Another healthy selection of new downloadable games released on WiiWare and Virtual Console in North America today.
Tales of Monkey Island 4: The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood (WiiWare)
My Zoo (WiiWare)
Copter Crisis (WiiWare)
Christmas Clix (WiiWare)
The Combatribes (SNES)
Solomon's Key (Arcade)
Be ye...... read more
Monday kicks off with the return of infamous pirate Guybrush Threepwood on WiiWare, ready for the second episode of his new Tales Of series.
Tales of Monkey Island 2: The Siege of Spinner Cay (WiiWare)
3-2-1, Rattle Battle (WiiWare)
Phantasy Star (Master...... read more
The most popular WiiWare games in the US are listed below, as taken from info on the Wii Shop Channel.
Tales of Monkey Island 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal
Reel Fishing Challenge (..lulz, wut?)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My life as a Darklord
Texas Hold'em Tournament
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
World of Goo
My Pokemon Ranch
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A promising three WiiWare games released today in PAL regions. No Virtual Console games added. Reports exist that Nintendo are favoring WiiWare over VC because of higher sales, but that can't be confirmed as true.
Tales of Monkey Island 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal (WiiWare)
DRiiFT Mania (WiiWare)
The Three Musketeers: One for All (WiiWare)
Have a great...... read more
Three more WiiWare games have been released in North America this morning, including the highly anticipated first chapter of the new Monkey Island series. Nothing to mention for Virtual Console.
Tales of Monkey Island 1: The Launch of the Screaming Narwhal (WiiWare)
The Three Musketeers: One for All (WiiWare)
HB Arcade Cards (WiiWare)
Anything there you'll be...... read more
Well loved developers Telltale Games have released a trailer for the new Tales of Monkey Island series on WiiWare.
The first episode Launch of the Screaming Narwhal is reportedly coming out on...... read more
Guybrush Threepwood, star of the old Monkey Island games is coming to WiiWare in a new adventure series called Tales of Monkey Island. President of LucasArts, Darrell Rodriguez spoke:
"We couldn't be any more excited about bringing Monkey Island to today's gamers through our collaboration on the episodic series. We can't wait for Guybrush and LeChuck to return to our screens".
This will be an episodic series...... read more
A new stage has been revealed today for Super Smash Bros Brawl.
It's called Shadow Moses Island, and originates in the Metal Gear series. So it's Snake's home stage. It has high walls on the left and right which can be destroyed.
Metal Gears will appear in the background periodically. Also since it's his home turf, Snake can communicate with his team on this stage.
There's no place like home.
I was...... read more