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For Christmas 2006, Nintendo gave us Super Mario Bros., Street Fighter II, Super Castlevania IV and an overpriced R-Type. Last holiday, we got Blades of Steel, Rolling Thunder 2 and Donkey Kong Country 3. This year's gifts from Nintendo are one decently sized retro outing and two stocking stuffers....

December 22nd 2008 at 9:26am 0 Comments
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Before we get to the actual information, we have to take a moment to give Curtis his promised momentary fame for coming up with the name for this weekly feature. So without further ado: CURTIS! Now, with that behind us:Strong Bad Episode 5: 8-Bit Is Enough (Telltale Games, 1 player, 1,000 Wii Point...

December 15th 2008 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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We'd like to begin this new feature, this amalgam of new offerings on the Virtual Console and WiiWare by asking for your help: We really need a catchier title than "Wii Post." Sure, it's practical, but it's not exactly "sticky," to drop some marketing lingo on you. Leave a great new one as a commen...

December 8th 2008 at 9:15am 0 Comments
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Next week, we'll be switching formats so the WiiWare and Virtual Console posts will be combined. Let's take a quick look at the games that prompted the move: The final, breathtaking solo salvo from WiiWare Weekly. Space Invaders Get Even (Taito, 1 player, 500 Wii Points): It's completely antit...

December 1st 2008 at 10:55am 0 Comments
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This week's WiiWare titles serve as a great example of the best and worst that the service has to offer. Strong Bad Episode 4: Dangeresque 3 (Telltale Games, 1 player, 1,000 Wii Points): Don't be confused by the subtitle, you didn't miss Dangeresque 1 and 2. After three Strong Bad episodes, yo...

November 17th 2008 at 10:29am 0 Comments
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These two entries to the WiiWare have been on Earth for a little over three hours now, so we're going to dispense with making any effort to educate you about them, and just skip right to the making fun of them. Yummy Yummy Cooking Jam (Virtual Toys, 1-2 players,1,000 Wii Points): Here are just...

November 10th 2008 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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Finding a way to combine pinball and H.R. Giger, Alien Crush Returns (Hudson Entertainment, 1-4 players, 800 Wii Points) is now available on WiiWare. The remake to 1988's Alien Crush has you facing off against insectoid monsters from outer space, using only your flippers and a large metallic sphere...

November 3rd 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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click to embiggen Whoa, ch-check out this week's WiiWare selections. No, really, check them out. Strong Bad Episode 3: Baddest of the Bands (Telltale Games, 1 player, 1,000 Wii Points): If you've played the previous Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People episodes, this is a no-brainer. I...

October 27th 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Let's not waste time with pleasantries, dear reader. It's Monday, there's WiiWare, this is it:Tetris Party (Tetris Online, Inc., 1-6 players, 1,200 Wii Points) -- The list of "Types of Party Invitations We Would Decline" is surprisingly short. There's "murder party," "fat person key party," and "T...

October 20th 2008 at 9:05am 0 Comments
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We don't have much to say about this week's WiiWare release of World of Goo (2D Boy, 1-4 players, 1,500 Wii Points) because, quite frankly, it might actually be good. While great for Wii owners, it makes the weekly announcement post quite boring. We have even less to say about this week's other...

October 13th 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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You know the great thing about writing about WiiWare every week? Often, the comedy writes itself. Let's take a look at the description for Midnight Bowling (Gameloft, 1-4 players, 800 Wii Points) shall we? "Plunge directly into the trendy and electric atmosphere of Midnight Bowling. With awes...

October 6th 2008 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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God, this just keeps getting better. We thought that last week was the best example of a known quantity trying to sneak its creepy friend past the bouncer and into Club WiiWare, but it's been absolutely topped.On the one hand, you have Bomberman Blast (Hudson Entertainment, 1-8 players, 1,000 Wii P...

September 29th 2008 at 11:25am 0 Comments