Summer's here, and the time is right for playing some WiiWare titles! Whether it's soaking a buddy, going fishing or just relaxing with a little but of sudoku, Nintendo's getting ready for the warm weather with some appropriately themed games.
This week's games are as follows:
On DSiWare, we have Sudoku Master (Hudson, 1 player, 500 DSi Points). Featuring 150 puzzles, there's not much else to describe about this game other than it's sudoku and there are a couple different, but not new game modes in this title. Still, it's only 500 points, so it's not a bad deal when you consider a sudoku puzzle book costs a little bit more than $5.
On WiiWare, there are three titles this week; Water Warfare (Hudson, 1-8 players, 800 Wii Points), Reel Fishing Challenge (Natsume, 1 player, 500 Wii Points) and Silver Star Reversi (Agetec, Inc., 1-2 players, 500 Points). Water Warfare is an interesting first-person shooter title in that it's not about killing people, but soaking them. There are single-player, co-op and online multiplayer modes available in Hudson's new title, which is a very welcome addition to the Wii Shop Channel. Reel Fishing Challenge is, as you might have guessed, a fishing title for the Wii, while Silver Star Reversi is a take on the traditional board game Reversi. Again, what's in this week's titles is pretty obvious from the game's name alone.
On the Virtual Console this week is Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa from the Sega Master System (1 player, 500 Wii Points). The sequel to the earlier-released Fantasy Zone, Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up in which the player navigates the cute Opa-Opa through a variety of levels to take out enemies. And like the first game, Fantasy Zone II is known for looking incredibly, incredibly cute.
Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa was released in January on the Japanese Virtual Console and in May on the PAL Virtual Console. It, along with Water Warfare, Reel Fishing Challenge and Silver Star Reversi, is available for download off the Wii Shop Channel, while Sudoku Master is available for download off the DSi Shop Channel.
Check back next week for the latest round of digital releases for the Wii and DSi. Until then, happy gaming!