In months past, I've never really been able to give you, the reader, much info on some of the games Nintendo has offered up because they never did demos, especially not for WiiWare. Well, they're taking some of the guesswork out starting this week as a handful of demos appear on WiiWare for their more popular titles and for this week's lone release. Of course, DSiWare and the Virtual Console have their usual slate of games, too.
This week's games are as follows:
On DSiWare, we have three new games: Art Style: DIGIDRIVE (Nintendo, 1-2 players, 500 DSi Points), Arcade Bowling (Skyworks Interactive, 1 player, 200 DSi Points) and Robot Rescue (Teyon, 1 player, 200 DSi Points each). Art Style: DIGIDRIVE is an odd game that was first a Game Boy Advance title, where you control "traffic," stacking little triangles that represent cars to create fuel, which allows you to progress through the game. It's a very trippy-looking title and an odd one to play, but puzzle game lovers might be interested. Arcade Bowling is, you guessed it, a bowling title. Robot Rescue is a puzzle game that features the player rescuing robots from 45 different labyrinths, with a slight twist. When you move one robot, all the others move, as they're all connected.
On WiiWare, we've got Pokémon Rumble (Nintendo, 1-4 players, 1,500 Wii Points). The game has you playing as a Toy Pokemon, fighting in arenas and battling waves of other Toy Pokemon in a battle to see who comes out on top. It's a surprisingly fun game, though it's now the most expensive title on WiiWare. In addition, Nintendo is givng Wii owner a free taste of some of its most populat titles with demos now available for BIT.TRIP BEAT, FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Darklord, NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits, Pokémon Rumble and World of Goo. All I have to say is it's about time.