With only two weeks left in 2009, the Virtual Console has hit a milestone, adding the 500th game to its massive library. But which game gets the distinction of being #500? And what about WiiWare and DSiWare this week?
This week's games are as follows:
On DSiWare, we have five new games: Uno (Gameloft, 1-4 players, 800 DSi points), Dragon's Lair (Digital Leisure Inc., 1 player, 800 DSi points), Hot and Cold: A 3D Hidden Object Adventure (Majesco Entertainment, 1-2 players, 800 DSi points), High Stakes: Texas Hold'Em (Hudson Entertainment, 1-4 players, 500 DSi points) and myNotebook: Green (Nnooo, 1 player, 200 DSi points). myNotebook: Green is, you guessed it, the green version of the same notebook app we've seen before. High Stakes: Texas Hold'Em and Uno bring some digital card games to the DSi, while Hot and Cold: A 3D Hidden Object Adventure is a game that sends you on a search for people's missing stuff across town. Oh, and there's a port of some game called Dragon's Lair. Ever heard of it?
On WiiWare, we've got Eco Shooter: Plant 530 (Nintendo, 1 player, 1,000 Wii Points), TV Show King 2 (Gameloft, 1-4 players, 800 Wii Points), Pallurikio (Playstos Entertainment, 1 player, 1,000 Wii Points), and Happy Holidays Christmas (505 Games, 1 player, 500 Wii Points). Happy Holidays Christmas lets you send Christmas cards over the Wii's Internet connection to your other Wii friends. Whether that requires you to put in a Friend Code for each card is unknown, and no one may ever know because I doubt anyone's going to pick this up.
TV Show King 2 is a sequel to Gameloft's earlier trivia title, featuring 8,000 new questions. Pallurikio is a platforming title that involved a whole lot of rolling, perhaps similar to Kororinpa: Marble Mania but with more action and fewer puzzle elements. Lastly, Eco Shooter: Plant 530 forces me to string together words I would never have thought I'd ever use: Nintendo, WiiWare, first-person shooter. Another totally unannounced game, Eco Shooter: Plant 530 puts you in the shoes of a lone man who must battle invading aliens that are made of empty cans using his recycling gun. Yeah, it's not Halo, that's for certain, but it's interesting, especially since your ammo also doubles as your health. Gotta at least give them points for trying to be a little different.