Nintendo’s Weekly Downloadables: Bubble Popping, Sudoku and More

Mon, Feb 8, 2010

Casual, Console

The week’s batch of DSiWare, WiiWare and Virtual Console games have “casual” written all over them. From Sudoku and balloon popping to a quirky little “press one button” title, this week’s assortment has something for anyone who may be new to gaming, or who just wants a stress-free way to spend some time. Here’s the full lineup (thanks Joystiq!):

DSiWare

  • Oscar in Movieland (Virtual Playground, 1 player, 800 DSi Points): A side-scrolling platformer ported from the Amiga to DSiWare — like its predecessor Oscar in Toyland.
  • Link ‘n Launch (Nintendo, 1 player, 500 DSi Points): In this Pipe Dream-esque puzzle game, players connect fuel lines for rockets.
  • Fieldrunners (Subatomic Studios, 1 player, 500 DSi Points): Do you like tower defense? You’ll probably love Fieldrunners. Because it’s tower defense.
  • Sudoku 4Pockets (4Pockets.com, 1 player, 500 DSi Points): It’s not just a clever name — you really can fit this 3,600 puzzle sudoku game in your pocket, unless you’re playing on a DSi XL.
  • Extreme Hangman (Gamelion, 1-2 players, 200 DSi Points): A chalk-outline Hangman is placed in various dangerous situations, and only your correct guesses of the letters in a word can save him.

WiiWare

  • Blaster Master Overdrive (Sunsoft, 1 player, 1,000 Wii Points): Jump back into your cool tank-car thing for a sequel to the classic NES vehicular Metroidvania! If the grenade pause trick doesn’t work this time, we’re all doomed.
  • Tomena Sanner (Konami, 1-4 players, 500 Wii Points): Jump, dance, kick, and more to get past the moai, sumo wrestlers, punks, trees, aliens, schoolgirls, and other assorted impediments in this extraordinarily quirky one-button game.
  • Bloons (Hands-on Mobile, 1 player, 500 Wii Points): Pop as many balloons as possible using a limited supply of darts.
  • Hubert the Teddy Bear Winter Games (Teyon, 1-16 players, 500 Wii Points): These are the events that don’t get televised: “snow fight, sleigh ride, Christmas tree decoration, fishing, catching a bunny and more.”

Virtual Console

  • Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom (NES, 1 player, 500 Wii Points): Hudson’s graphical text adventure stars Sir Cucumber, who must rescue Princess Tomato from Minister Pumpkin and prevent the Farmies from overthrowing the Salad Kingdom, with only a baby persimmon named Percy to help him.
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