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NintendoWare Weekly: Natsume Championship Wrestling


We suspect the Wii and DSi Shops are going to go even darker than usual next week, with all of Nintendo's attention turned toward the 3DS. This is likely to be the last normal-ish release week until the late-May eShop update (prove us wrong, Nintendo!)

Today's update features a fairly obscure SNES wrestling game, which lacks a real wrestling license but does include four-player functionality. In addition, there's a demo for Dive: The Medes Islands Secret.

DSiWare features another budget G.G. Series game, this time a shooter featuring tanks, and a port of PC puzzler Shapo. We haven't played the game, so we can't comment on the actual quality, but "Shapo" is way fun to say in whatever manner you choose to pronounce it.


  • Arcade Essentials (Nordcurrent, 1 player, 500 Wii Points): A collection of five games like, but legally distinct from, arcade favorites Qix, Galaxian, Q*Bert, Bust-a-Move, and Missile Command.
  • Demo: Dive: The Medes Islands Secret (Cosmonaut Games, 1 player, 0 Wii Points): Take a little dip in search of treasure.
Virtual Console
  • Natsume Championship Wrestling (SNES, 1-4 players, 800 Wii Points): 4-player SNES wrestling, no multitap required.
  • G.G Series D-TANK (Genterprise, 1 player, 200 DSi Points): Destroy the enemy tanks targeting your base -- or take out the enemy's base -- in this vertically-scrolling tank shooter.
  • Shapo (Tik Games, 1 player, 500 DSi Points): Place shapes into puzzles to balance them on a fulcrum.

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