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What’s New on the Wii/DSi Shop Channel for March 7, 2011

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Are you ready for bullets and bombs, Wii owners? Too bad if you’re not: you’re getting plenty this week! And DSi owners, you can have games where you get to be a gymnast, an explosives expert and a squishy little car made of jelly. I think that covers everyone?

This week’s games are as follows:

On DSiWare this week, we have G.G Series HORIZONTAL BAR (Genterprise Inc., 1 player, 200 DSi Points), GO Series EARTH SAVER (Gamebridge, 1 player, 500 DSi Points) and JellyCar 2 (Disney Interactive, 1 player, 500 DSi Points). G.G Series HORIZONTAL BAR has you swinging and jumping from bar to bar, adding momentum to your swing and trying to hit each jump perfectly as a gymnast. Yeah, kinda weird but interesting. In GO Series EARTH SAVER, you pilot a ship that’s off to save the world from a giant meteorite by creating combo chains of explosions. JellyCar 2 is a sequel to the first game in the series that features many of the same mechanics, with a few new game play modes to boot. Also, you drive around levels as a squishy car.

WiiWare has one full title this week: Heavy Fire: Black Arms (Teyon, 1-2 players, 500 Wii Points), along with a demo of Soccer Bashi (Icon Games Entertainment, 1-2 players). Heavy Fire: Black Arms is the sequel to Heavy Fire: Special Operations, in which you have to go to South America and destroy a massive weapons cartel operating out of the jungle. Oh, and it’s got co-op.

The Virtual Console returns with a new release, Bomberman Hero (Nintendo 64, 1 player, 1,000 Wii Points). A bit puzzled here they didn’t pick Bomberman 64 instead, but the two games are pretty similar in game play style. Story’s pretty similar, too: Bomberman has to save the day by blowing up the things in his way.

Bomberman Hero was released on the PAL Virtual Console last week. It, along with Heavy Fire: Black Arms and the demo, is available for download off the Wii Shop Channel, while G.G Series HORIZONTAL BAR, GO Series EARTH SAVER and JellyCar 2 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!

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