Unfortunately, the past week brought about the end to Hudson Soft’s U.S. publishing arm, now fully a part of Konami USA. While Hudson Soft itself lives on as one of Konami’s internal companies, they’ve apparently decided to pass the moment by releasing one of Hudson’s most well-known 16-bit games on the Virtual Console this week.
This week’s games are as follows:
On DSiWare this week, we have Anonymous Notes Chapter 1 – From the Abyss (Sonic Powered, 1 player, 200 DSi Points), A Fairy Tale (Lemon Games, 1 player, 500 DSi Points) and Absolute Baseball (Tasuke, 1 player, 500 DSi Points). Anonymous Notes Chapter 1 – From the Abyss features plenty of randomly-generated dungeons for you to explore, while A Fairy Tale is a simple falling-block puzzle game, not unlike many we’ve seen on DSiWare before. The difference is this one has a fairy theme to it. Finally, Absolute Baseball is a managerial sim title, where you get to manage a team and level them up via earned experience.
WiiWare has two items this week: Planet Fish (Ludia, 1 player, 500 Wii Points) and a demo of A Monsteca Corral: Monsters vs. Robots (Onteca, 1-4 players). In Planet Fish, it’s up to you to collect exotic fish from exotic locales by catching them inside bubbles. Seems pretty simple, I guess?
The Virtual Console has a new game this week: Super Bonk (SNES, 1 player, 800 Wii Points). Once again, Bonk’s off to save his people form the evil King Drool in this 16-bit side-scrolling adventure!
Super Bonk came out on the Japanese Virtual Console in November 2010 and on the PAL Virtual Console in December 2010. It, along with Planet Fish and the demo, is available for download off the Wii Shop Channel, while Anonymous Notes Chapter 1 – From the Abyss, A Fairy Tale and Absolute Baseball are 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!