NintendoWare Weekly: Rage of the Gladiator, Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

Today's Wii downloadable releases look like they'll work nicely together. When Medusa heads have murdered you enough times in Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, you can switch over to Rage of the Gladiator and smash them in first person!


  • Rage of the Gladiator (Ghostfire Games, 1 player, 1,000 Wii Points): First-person fighting against mythical monsters -- with RPG elements. It even supports MotionPlus!

  • Triple Shot Sports (The Code Monkeys Ltd., 1-2 players, 500 Wii Points): A simulation of three target sports: Archery, Pistol Shooting, and Free Rifle.

Virtual Console

  • Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (Turbografx-16 CD-ROM, 1 player, 900 Wii Points): Richter Belmont and Maria Renard make their Castlevania debut. This is the first Western home console release for this game, which was the basis for (and included on) Dracula X Chronicles for PSP.


  • Zoo Frenzy (Gameloft, 1 player, 500 DSi Points): Create your very own zoo, and keep the animals happy and healthy through minigames. Apparently the brightest among your zoo animals will fight monsters for you?

  • 101 MiniGolf World (Teyon, 1-8 players, 500 DSi Points): This minigolf game has 100 holes! That's a lot of minigolf!

  • Battle of Giants: Dinosaurs -- Fight for Survival (Ubisoft, 1-2 players, 800 DSi Points): Explore the prehistoric world as your own customized dinosaur, find buried fossils to enhance your abilities, and, of course, battle giant dinosaurs.

  • Car Jack Streets (Tag Games, 1 player, 800 DSi Points): The iPhone GTA-alike parks on DSiWare.