This week marks the arrival of a new month and… comes without a Virtual Console release. Ouch. However, both WiiWare and DSiWare services still received new releases, so let’s take a look at those.
On the WiiWare service comes two new games. Zombie Panic in Wonderland for 1,000 Wii points/$10 is reminiscent of Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ, only in 3-D and with more little girls from fairy tales with heavy artillery. Like LRRHZBBQ, it’s a rail shooter that involves moving your character along the bottom of the screen shooting enemies while avoiding incoming fire. Interestingly, they’re both also made by Spanish developers, albeit different companies. 1000 points seems like a bit much considering it was 800 points in Japan, though if you played LRRHZBBQ to death, this might be up your alley. Kung Fu Funk: Everybody is Kung Fu Fighting! goes for 500 Wii Points/$5 and appears to be a bunch of kung fu themed minigames that heavily use motion controls.
As for the DSiWare service, five games make their debut, four of which cost 500 DSi points/$5. BLOONS is a puzzle game wherein you shoot darts to pop all the balloons on the screen. Bounce & Break is another of many Breakout clones. 1001 Crystal Mazes Collection, as the name may suggest, involves pushing crystals through mazes onto a target destination. Crazy Golf is basically a digital version of mini golf on various wacky courses that also supports multiplayer over Wi-Fi. Lastly, Sokomania, the odd one out of the pack at 200 DSi points/$2, is similar to 1001 Crystal Mazes Collection, only you push crates instead of crystals, and the goal is to minimize the number of crate movements while pushing the crate to its destination.
That does it for this week – a somewhat unremarkable start of a new month for the Nintendo download services this week (except possibly Zombie Panic in Wonderland), but there’s always next week, right? Check back here then for a recap of that set of releases.