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NintendoWare Weekly: Art Style Light Trax, Viral Survival, Metal Torrent


There hasn't been a new Art Style game on WiiWare since October 2008 -- they've all gone to DSiWare since that platform launched. Today, the series returns to Wii, in much the same way as it started: with a fancy update to a GBA Bit Generations game. It's accompanied by a compelling, odd-looking game from NIS America.

Meanwhile, DSiWare has poker, a vertical shmup, a puzzle game about racing, and a hidden object game about historical crime. See all the new downloads after the break.

Gallery: Art Style: light trax (WiiWare) | 16 Photos


  • Art Style: Light Trax (Nintendo, 1 player, 600 Wii Points): A remake of the Bit Generations game Dotstream, in which players control a beam of light racing with other beams.
  • Manic Monkey Mayhem (The Code Monkeys Ltd., 1-4 players, 800 Wii Points): Basically, it's a multiplayer shooting game in which your monkey tosses bananas at other monkeys standing on small platforms.
  • Viral Survival (NIS America, 1 player, 500 Wii Points): Control DNA to dodge virus cells, connecting to other DNA units you see to form a tail -- and, given the proper power-up or game mode, blasting those viruses with "immunity missiles."
  • Metal Torrent (Nintendo, 1 player, 500 DSi Points): You can prove your dominance over everyone else playing a vertical shooter through DSiWare, thanks to this game's online leaderboards.
  • World Poker Tour Texas Hold 'Em (Hands-On Mobile, 1-6 players, 500 DSi Points): The official game of the World Poker Tour, if that makes a difference. Features local wireless multiplayer.
  • Real Crimes: Jack the Ripper (Virtual Playground, 1 player,800 DSi Points): Search for clues in crime scenes as you try to determine the identity of Jack the Ripper in this ... hidden object game.
  • Advanced Circuits (BiP media, 1 player, 200 DSi Points): Set down pieces of track to complete roads.

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