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NintendoWare Weekly: LostWinds, Shootanto, Rygar ... Domo


It's an unexpectedly packed week for Nintendo downloaders! On WiiWare, there's a game that should be wonderful and another that should be, uh, interesting. There's an arcade classic on Virtual Console, and DSiWare features the arrival of one of the weirdest game series to be announced at E3: a set of five games based on NHK mascot and generally adorable monster Domo-kun.

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  • LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias (Frontier, 1 player, 1,000 Wii Points): Toku and Enril are back, to rescue Toku's mother Magdi and the entire Melodia civilization by jumping and blowing wind at things. This time, they can change the seasons from summer to winter, giving all of their enemies colds in the process.
  • Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem (Hudson, 1-2 players, 500 Wii Points): Throw away all your other games about monkeys evolving into modern humans as they throw rocks at lizardmen, because Shootanto is here. If you could hit a dinosaur or a monstrous Venus fly trap with those games, that would be great.
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  • Rygar (Arcade, 1-2 players, 600 Wii Points): Tecmo's deadest, most shirtless hero is back in his original adventure. This is long before that weird makeover with the feathered white hair. This is Rygar as you remember it, unless you played the NES game the most, in which case you'll find this version nicer-looking and much more linear.


  • Crash-Course Domo, Hard-Hat Domo, Pro-Putt Domo, Rock-n-Roll Domo, White-Water Domo (Nintendo, 1 player, 200 DSi Points each): Domo-kun embarks on bicycle-riding, construction, golfing, musical, and kayaking adventures. All are pretty much guaranteed to be more inexplicably adorable then usual with the addition of a friendly monster with a gaping, rectangular mouth.

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