Things were looking up last week with a solid Virtual Console release in Wild Guns (and if you haven’t snagged that yet, what are you waiting for?), but alas, the Virtual Console’s time in the limelight was short lived. At any rate, let’s take a look at what’s new in the world of Nintendo downloads.
Three more games were added to the WiiWare service this week, two of them for 1000 Wii Points/$10. Lead the Meerkats puts you in charge of a pack of, well, meerkats as you ensure it thrives by completing tasks like gathering food and fending off enemies. Zoo Disc Golf is golf with a frisbee standing in for a club and ball with anthropomorphic animals. Finally, Reel Fishing Challenge II is the odd one out at 500 Wii Points/$5 and is exactly what it sounds like, as well as the sequel to the first Reel Fishing Challenge, though if you want fishing games, you have plenty of other options.
The DSiWare service saw another four games join its ranks. Flametail goes for 500 DSi Points/$5 and involves drawing paths for the titular pod to burn away any garbage on each planet. Flips: The Magic Faraway Tree costs the same and is an interactive book aimed at the youngsters that own a DSi. Don’t Cross The Line is priced at 200 DSi Points/$2 and consists of drawing lines to connect boxes while not letting any of them cross each other. Lastly, Fire Panic goes for the same amount and drawing paths (this seems to be a theme this week) for firefighter trucks to extinguish fires.
That wraps it up for this week. Overall a lukewarm set of releases – hopefully next week’s will be more exciting. Check back here next week for our verdict on that.