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NintendoWare Weekly: Just Jam, Qix, Fortified Zone


The 3DS Virtual Console is slowly acquiring new Game Boy games, with two (essentially) third-party games added to the eShop this week.

Qix is a Nintendo-published handheld version of Taito's weird arcade classic, which has players drawing rectangular lines to fill space while avoiding abstract enemies. And Jaleco's Fortified Zone is a top-down action game, sort of like the NES Metal Gears (without all the cowering).

WiiWare's single release is Just Jam, a game about making music by arranging samples with a simple-looking interface.


  • Just Jam (Big John Games, 1 player, 800 Wii Points): Use the Wiimote to play music, with an entire virtual band.
3DS eShop
  • Fortified Zone (Game Boy) (Jaleco, 1 player, $3.99): Two anime kids invade a heavily guarded fortress in this top-down run & gun.
  • Qix (Game Boy) (Nintendo, 1-2 players, $2.99): Draw a line to surround a rectangular area.
  • Jewel Keepers: Easter Island (Nordcurrent, 1 player, $4.99/500 DSi Points): Tropical match-three puzzler.
  • Make Up & Style (Cypronia, 1 player, $4.99/500 DSi Points): Apply e-makeup to a 3D face.
  • Roller Angels (Agetec, 1 player, $4.99/500 DSi Points): A very cute side-scroller about skating through town and restoring color with spray paint.
  • Farm Frenzy (Alawar Entertainment, 1 player, $4.99/500 DSi Points): Farm work as arcade minigames.

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