The second week of the DSiWare experiment has begun, and well, it’s off to a bit of a slow start. A pair of new DSiWare games lead the charge, though admittedly, aren’t the strongest games out there, but it’s only week two. After all, WiiWare took a while to improve. Speaking of which, a new WiiWare title and a Virtual Console release round out the rare quartet of games appearing on the Wii Shop Channel.
This week’s games are as follows:
Two DSiWare games hit the channel this week. First up is Mixed Messages, the first offering from Activision on the DSi that features 2-21 players and seems to be a virtual version of “Telephone.” That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as it might be a better interface than using Pictochat, so at only 500 points, it could be a good deal, but only if the game has download play for other DSi users that might not have the title.
Master of Illusion Express: Shuffle Games is the second DSiWare game, and it’s only 200 points. However, it appears to simply be the card-tricks section of the original DS game Master of Illusion rather than something entirely new, which is a big disappointment.
On WiiWare, we’ve got one new title in the form of TOMY’s Party Fun Pirate, based on a classic children’s toy over in Japan. Fans of Japanese comedian Hard Gay might remember this from the adventure where he went to Tomy and eventually got a special version of Pop-Up Pirate made based on his likeness. It’s 500 points, but a lot like Jenga. I’m not sure how this translates into game form. Jenga was a total bust via Jenga World Tour. Let’s hope this is a bit better.
On the Virtual Console, the lone game this week is Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure at 800 points. This is the Sega Genesis version of the title, and while I would have liked to see the Super Nintendo version instead as the Genesis version is a port, it’s still a pretty good game for old-school platforming fans.
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure debuts on the North American Virtual Console. It, along with TOMY’s Party Fun Pirate, Mixed Messages and Master of Illusion Express: Shuffle Games, is available for download off the Wii Shop Channel.
Check back next week for the latest round of releases for the Wii and DSi. Until then, happy gaming!Powered by Sidelines