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This Week's Virtual Console and WiiWare

by Nick DiMola - November 24, 2008, 7:53 am PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Press Release

Bouncing onto WiiWare this week is RealMedia's first console title ever, a sure-to-be challenging Sudoku title, and a snotty adventure for the Virtual Console.

This week's update brings us two original titles for WiiWare alongside a truly disgusting platformer adventure title from the 16-bit era for the Virtual Console.

Boingz from RealArcade is this week's first WiiWare title and it tasks players with stretching, flexing, and flicking the titular characters around an alien world. Finding the magical gate will enable the Boingz to progress through the next thirty levels in this puzzle platformer. Players will be able to use the Boingz to work together to wake sleepy friends, explore surreal landscapes, and collect Twinklies along the sea floor. Boingz is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is available now through the Wii Shop Channel for 1,000 Wii Points ($10).

Our second and final WiiWare title of the week is a Sudoku Challenge! from Digital Leisure Inc. Featuring three difficulty settings and over 100 million puzzles, Sudoku Challenge! will likely satiate even the most feverous of fans. Sudoku Challenge! is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is available now through the Wii Shop Channel for 500 Wii Points ($5).

Our final title of the week and only Virtual Console game is the infamous Boogerman: A Pick and Flick adventure for the Sega Genesis. Players will control the belching, booger-flicking hero after Boogerman's alter-ego, Snotty Ragsdale, stumbles into an alternate dimension created by a machine in Professor Stinkbaum's lab. Boogerman will use his skills to defeat a variety of vomit-inducing foes and hopefully find his way back to the real world. After his pick and flick adventure, Boogerman later made a cameo appearance alongside Earthworm Jim in the N64 claymation fighter, ClayFighter 63 1/3 which has yet to see release on the Virtual Console. Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure is available now through the Wii Shop Channel for 800 Wii Points ($8).

WII-KLY UPDATE: TWO WIIWARE GAMES AND ONE VIRTUAL CONSOLE GAME ADDED TO WII SHOP CHANNEL

Nov. 24, 2008

This week, it's all about you. By adding three new single-player games to the Wii™ Shop Channel, we're helping gamers turn their Wii time into "me time." That said, don't be surprised if you attract a crowd of onlookers with this remarkable lineup. From elastic critters and elaborate puzzles to a hero with highly questionable manners, these solo titles are suitable for sharing, but give your friends and family fair warning: They may have to wait a while for their turn once you've gotten a taste of the single-player fun.

Nintendo adds new and classic games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week's new games are:

WiiWare™

Boingz (RealArcade, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points): Stretch, flex and flick your way to freedom. A truly mind-bending experience, Boingz introduces you to cute, colorful, stretchable friends lost in an alien world, searching for the magical gates that will take them home. Boingz springs to life with 30 levels of puzzle-platforming fun. The Boingz are bendy little critters that can be pulled, stretched and flicked from place to place like rubber bands. It's a team effort, as all the Boingz will have to work together to unwind the game's puzzles. What's more, many of the Boingz have fallen into a deep slumber, and you'll have to lead the stronger Boingz to find and wake up their sleepy friends. Explore surreal landscapes, sail through the air like a trapeze artist, walk along the seafloor, and collect the Twinklies to power up your elastic-powered flights.

Sudoku Challenge! (Digital Leisure Inc., 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): Now's your chance to play the brain-busting puzzle game taking the world by storm. With over 100 million Sudoku puzzles, you'll never see the same puzzle twice in Sudoku Challenge! You can select the classic nine-by-nine Sudoku game boards as well as Grand Sudoku, which challenges you to complete five intersecting Sudoku boards simultaneously. Just a beginner? Don't worry-with three difficulty options, even a novice player can complete a Sudoku with ease. But if you're a seasoned pro, challenge yourself in Expert mode and test your true skills. It's time to get your thinking cap on and see how many Sudoku puzzles you can conquer.

Virtual Console™

Boogerman™: A Pick and Flick Adventure (Sega Genesis, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone-Comic Mischief, 800 Wii Points): In this top pick from the Sega Genesis, play as Boogerman, the heroic alter ego of Snotty Ragsdale. While investigating Professor Stinkbaum's lab, Boogerman stumbles upon a strange machine that opens a portal to another dimension. Boogerman has a nose for adventure, but has he met his match in this sticky situation? Journey through dangerous worlds while battling wicked enemies like Fly Boy and Deodor Ant. Deal them a blow with Boogerman's super abilities: pick and flick with deadly precision, belch, and use his deadly signature stomp.

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Talkback

KDR_11kNovember 24, 2008

Boingz and Boogerman seem fitting...

broodwarsNovember 24, 2008

A truly "bleh" lineup, although I have to say those first few sentences of the official press release give a good indication that Nintendo of America is tired of being served by Nintendo of Europe when it comes to truly ridiculous marketing writing.

KDR_11kNovember 25, 2008

Boingz is a 3/10.

AVNovember 25, 2008

Sure you could play Sudoku on the Wii, but WHY?

Something is lost without the pen.

I enjoy Brain Age 2's version the most outside of real life. Having it on Wii just won't be the same unless you could gesture the numbers out or something I don't why this has a point.

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