NintendoWare Weekly: Shantae: Risky's Revenge, Fatal Fury 3

Originally meant to be episodic, the long-awaited sequel Shantae: Risky's Revenge arrives on DSiWare today. At 1,200 DSi Points ($12), it's the most expensive game on the service -- though its price doesn't come close to comparing to eBay prices for the original (just the manual is $50). If nothing else, that should provide a clue as to the level of affection people, including opportunistic eBayers, have for this series.

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  • Racers' Islands - Crazy Racers (Zallag, 1-4 players, 1,000 Wii Points): Drive and shoot to win a racing-based TV show.
  • Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 3 (Publisher, player, Wii Points): The PooYoos have more knowledge to pass on to humanity -- specifically, our 3-6-year-olds.
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  • Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory (Neo Geo, 1-2 players, 900 Wii Points): For this iteration, SNK added new "Combination Arts" combos, replaced the two-plane system from previous games with a three-plane "Oversway" system, and, of course, added new characters (including Blue Mary).
  • Shantae: Risky's Revenge (WayForward, 1 player, 1,200 DSi Points): The sequel to the Game Boy Color platformer Shantae arrives, starring a half-genie on a quest to defeat the pirate Risky Boots.
  • Rummikub (Games Factory Online, 1-4 players, DSi Points): The weirdly named game that we always passed by without a second look (meaning we now don't know anything about it) arrives on DSiWare. Apparently it's about making "sets" of numerical tiles that add up to certain values.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.