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Nintendoware Weekly: Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, ThruSpace


There's a Final Fantasy game on Virtual Console this week! Well, kind of -- Final Fantasy Mystic Quest was designed as a beginner RPG for American gamers, who weren't entirely familiar with the JRPG genre in those pre-Final Fantasy 7 days.

Americans should already be familiar enough with the concept of "spacial skills" to play WiiWare's ThruSpace, which is all about putting Tetris-like pieces through walls.

DSiWare is host to four games this week, including a Nintendo-published puzzle game, Snapdots.

Virtual Console

  • Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (SNES, 1 player, 800 Wii Points): Gather the crystals, restore the elements, and learn what an "RPG" is all about.
  • ThruSpace (Nintendo, 1 player, 800 Wii Points): Rotate a Tetris-esque object called a "Keydron" to fit through spaces in walls. You can even perform tricks!

Gallery: ThruSpace | 3 Photos

  • Happy Holidays Halloween (505 Games, 1 player, 500 Wii Points): How else are you going to send Halloween e-cards to your friends through the Wii?
  • DSiWare
    • Snapdots (Nintendo, 1 player, 500 DSi Points): Complete picross-ish puzzles by picking up and rotating sections with your UFO.

    Gallery: Snapdots (DSiWare) | 3 Photos

  • Armada (Zoo Games, 1 player, 500 DSi Points): Control the deployment and landing of military aircraft from your aircraft carrier.
  • Academy: Tic-Tac-Toe (Gamelion, 1 player, 200 DSi Points): Learn Tic-Tac-Toe by advancing through the Tic-Tac-Toe League.
  • Music on: Playing Piano (Abylight, 1 player, 200 DSi Points): This piano teaching program includes 15 songs to learn.
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