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What’s New on the Wii/DSi Shop Channel for May 30, 2011

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For a holiday weekend, Nintendo sure didn’t take time off on the Wii side of things. A new WiiWare title that excites me and a pretty cool Virtual Console title? I’ll take it! But DSiWare leaves perhaps a little to be desired this time around …

This week’s games are as follows:

On DSiWare, there’s House M.D. – Globetrotting (Legacy Interactive, 1 player, 800 DSi Points), B Team – Episode 1: Dust & Steel (Subdued Software, 1 player, 800 DSi Points) and Valet Parking 1989 (Zordix AB, 1 player, 500 DSi Points). House M.D. – Globetrotting is, yes, a House-themed game that has you playing as the curmudgeonly doctor and his staff to try and find cures for patients’ ailments. B Team – Episode 1: Dust & Steel is a little game that, yep, is supposed to be reminiscent of The A-Team, except without Mr. T. Finally, Valet Parking 1989 is a very odd game that simulates valet parking, but with a 1980s theme. Odd.

Meanwhile, WiiWare has but one lonely game this week in the form of FAST – Racing League (Shin’en, 1-4 players, 1,000 Wii Points) and a demo of Bit. Trip Void (Aksys Games, 1-4 players). FAST looks exactly like the kind of game I can get behind, a racing title in the same vein as F-Zero and Wipeout. Man, it’s been a while since we’ve had one on a Nintendo console …

The Virtual Console has a new game this week: Super Adventure Island (SNES, 1 player, 800 Wii Points. Playing as Master Higgins, it’s up to you to save your loved one, Tina, from a fate as a stone statue for all eternity. And you get to do it with a variety of weapons and a skateboard.

Super Adventure Island debuted two weeks ago on the PAL Virtual Console. It, along with FAST – Racing League and the demo, is available right now on the Wii Shop Channel, while House M.D. – Globetrotting, B Team – Episode 1: Dust & Steel and Valet Parking 1989 are available for download off the DSi Shop Channel.

That’s it for this week’s list of DSiWare and WiiWare games. Until next time, happy gaming!

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