NintendoWare Weekly: Super Smash Bros., Ninja Gaiden, Dragon's Lair

Nintendo announced its 500th downloadable Wii game today, reserving the honor for Super Smash Bros. Or, we suppose, for any of the other Virtual Console or WiiWare games released today. But Nintendo says it's Super Smash Bros., and that certainly seems like a more special way to celebrate a milestone than, say, the arcade version of Ninja Gaiden. See all the WiiWare, Virtual Console, and DSiWare releases after the break.
DSiWare
  • UNO (Gameloft, 1-4 players, 800 DSi Points): Though a version of the classic card game with online play sounds nice, we can't help but notice that it costs a lot more than a deck of cards.
  • Dragon's Lair (Digital Leisure, 1 player, 800 DSi Points): The first laserdisc game on DSiWare! Guide Dirk the Daring through the castle of the dragon Singe by pressing directional or action buttons at the right moment.
  • Hot and Cold: A 3D Hidden Object Adventure (Majesco, 1-2 players, 800 DSi Points): The hidden-object game, previously released on cartridge, returns as DSiWare. Warmer!
  • High Stakes: Texas Hold'Em (Hudson, 1-4 players, 500 DSi Points): The stakes are high indeed -- are you willing to risk 500 of your points on some poker?
  • myNotebook: Green (Nnooo, 1 player, 200 DSi Points): It's a notebook app, with 18 different (unlockable!) paper styles. If you need one of those, here it is!
WiiWare
  • Eco Shooter: Plant 530 (Nintendo, 1player, 1,000 Wii Points): Aliens have animated all of Earth's cans, and it's up to you to shoot them down and reclaim their Can Energy in this light gun game developed by Intelligent Systems. Can Energy!
  • TV Show King 2 (Gameloft, 1-4 players, 800 Wii Points) 8,000 new questions, online play, and the ability to write your own questions. That's why there's a sequel to TV Show King. It was our first question too.
  • Pallurikio (Playstos Entertainment, 1 player, 1,000 Wii Points): A platformer about a spherical character who can jump and (obviously) roll.
  • Happy Holidays Christmas (505 Games, 1 player, 500 Wii Points): Create and send Christmas cards to your friends' Wii Message Boards. We couldn't believe this was real when the Halloween version came out, and we don't believe it now.
Virtual Console
  • Super Smash Bros. (N64, 1-4 players, 1,000 Wii Points): Before Brawl's expansive cast of characters, before trophies, and before Adventure Mode, there was just Super Smash Bros., a game focused entirely on multiplayer fighting for up to four players.
  • Ninja Gaiden (Arcade, 1-2 players, 600 Wii Points): Virtual Console Arcade pricing is not as standardized as that for other systems, so whenever something shows up for under 800 Points, it's a delightful surprise! Like, for example, the arcade brawler that started the Ninja Gaiden series.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.