This week on the Nintendo download services, we’ve got a Virtual Console title and a few puzzle games from Nintendo. There’s also games to teach you how to play the piano and … tic-tac-toe? Thought that was simple enough to learn on your own, but whatever.
Anyways, this week’s games are as follows:
On DSiWare this week, we have Snapdots (Nintendo, 1 player, 500 DSi Points), Armada (Zoo Games, 1 player, 500 DSi Points), Academy: Tic-Tac-Toe (Gamelion, 1 player, 200 DSi Points) and Music on: Playing Piano (Abylight, 1 player, 200 DSi Points). Snapdots is Nintendo’s second puzzle title this week, this one focusing on moving and rotating little sections of the puzzle around with a UFO to create pictures. Armada is a military-themed version of Flight Control, replacing the airport with an aircraft carrier. Academy: Tic-Tac-Toe attempts to teach you how to be a Tic-Tac-Toe god and conquer the almighty TIC TAC TOE LEAGUE!!!! Yeahhhhh!!!! Meanwhile, Music on: Playing Piano is an app hat used the DSi to try and teach people how to play the piano, much like the guitar-related app that came before this one.
WiiWare has two titles this week: ThruSpace (Nintendo, 1 player, 800 Wii Points) and Happy Holidays Halloween (505 Games, 1 player, 500 Wii Points). ThruSpace has you rotate a Tetris-like piece through holes in walls in an interesting puzzle-like game. Happy Holidays Halloween isn’t even really a game: it’s an app that allows you to send Halloween-themed cards on the Wii.
The Virtual Console is back with a new game: Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (SNES, 1 player, 800 Wii Points). Mystic Quest is an entirely different beast than the rest of the series: it got rid of many early elements of the Final Fantasy franchise (random battles, parties and specific save points, for one), partly because it was aimed at a U.S. market which, at the time, was not dominated by the RPG fans. Mystic Quest was supposed to open the genre up to everyone: it didn’t quite do that.
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest was released last month on the PAL Virtual Console. It, along with ThruSpace and Happy Holidays Halloween, is available for download off the Wii Shop Channel, while Snapdots, Armada, Academy: Tic-Tac-Toe and Music on: Playing Piano 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!