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Which WiiWare game should we play and discuss together on a future episode of Radio Free Nintendo?

FAST
8 (26.7%)
escapeVektor, Ch. 1
7 (23.3%)
MotoHeroz
15 (50%)

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Voting closed: April 12, 2012, 01:47:55 PM

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RetroActive #22 Poll: WiiWare Edition
« on: April 01, 2012, 01:47:18 PM »
WiiWare is probably fading out in advance of the Wii U release (and whatever next-gen digital platform it carries), but several interesting games have been released on the shop over the last year or so.

FAST is a futuristic racing game from Shin'en Multimedia, notable for its difficulty, polished visuals, and sense of speed. It's available for 1000 Wii Points.
NWR Impressions: http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/impressions/26346

escapeVektor, Ch. 1 is an action/puzzle game from Nnnnnnooooo. It's their first title since hitting the jackpot with the My Notebook series of DSiWare apps. It's available for 500 Wii Points.
NWR Review: http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/review/27953

MotoHeroz is a vehicular 2D platformer from RedLynx, also known for the Trials series on PC and Xbox Live Arcade. This is a similar game with less realistic physics and more cartoony visuals. It's available for 1500 Wii Points.
NWR Review: http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/review/27887

All of these games are available in North America and Europe.
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Re: RetroActive #22 Poll: WiiWare Edition
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 06:12:56 PM »
Actually, Nnooo's first game was the high-score shooting gallery Pop, a launch title for the WiiWare service.

I'd bank on MotoHeroz being the most interesting to discuss out of this trio, so I'll vote for that.
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Re: RetroActive #22 Poll: WiiWare Edition
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 06:28:10 PM »
Thanks, OP corrected.
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Re: RetroActive #22 Poll: WiiWare Edition
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 08:21:17 PM »
It's a shame that so few people have played (or presumably ever will play) some of the good titles on WiiWare.  That goes for the platform in general but doubly so for games released over the past year or two.  I would've loved to see Fluidity as an option since many people missed that gem too.


MotoHeroz is one that I've been interested in, but the platform seems so dead that I never got around to buying more points to pick it up.  I'll put my vote there and figure this might be enough incentive to


escapeVektor also sounded interesting... isn't that getting a 3DS re-release though?  I've heard that the series is moving to portables.  If true, I'd rather buy it there.
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Re: RetroActive #22 Poll: WiiWare Edition
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012, 08:52:40 PM »
I really couldn't care less what wins this poll. I didn't know any of these games existed before this poll, and I'm sure not interested in playing them now.  Picking a title at random, I guess I go with FAST.
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Re: RetroActive #22 Poll: WiiWare Edition
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 10:00:27 PM »
Fluidity was on our short-list, but we decided to drop it since the game has already been discussed a fair bit on RFN. I don't think any of us have played any of the final three nominees, unless you want to count the demo of escapeVektor that I played at E3 while drinking beers furnished by Nnnnnooooo. #tehbias
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Re: RetroActive #22 Poll: WiiWare Edition
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2012, 10:13:04 PM »
I chose escapeVektor just for the inevitable star wars reference. Screw it i'll just do it myself


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Re: RetroActive #22 Poll: WiiWare Edition
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2012, 02:05:07 AM »
I say we should redo the options and include STRIDER!!


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Re: RetroActive #22 Poll: WiiWare Edition
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2012, 06:17:30 AM »
Strider's not a WiiWare game, though.
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Re: RetroActive #22 Poll: WiiWare Edition
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2012, 08:21:15 AM »
Fluidity was on our short-list, but we decided to drop it since the game has already been discussed a fair bit on RFN. I don't think any of us have played any of the final three nominees, unless you want to count the demo of escapeVektor that I played at E3 while drinking beers furnished by Nnnnnooooo. #tehbias


Fair enough. Fluidity has received more attention in general - including the Club Nintendo spotlight where people could exchange coins for the game.  It is a great game though. Still playing through on a casual basis and find myself consistently impressed with the level design and creative challenges they dropped into Fluidity.
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Re: RetroActive #22 Poll: WiiWare Edition
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2012, 04:42:31 PM »
I predict the cheapest game will win.
 
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Re: RetroActive #22 Poll: WiiWare Edition
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2012, 06:45:48 PM »
Interesting decision to use WiiWare as the source for the games.  I personally haven't had the most stellar experience with my WiiWare purchasing decisions, but am interested to hear what everyone else has to say about these games.
 
I don't believe I will participate in this one.  FAST intruiges me as a game similar to F-Zero, but based on the review it seems a bit bare-bones.
 
escapeVektor doesn't look like my cup of tea.  I have limited interest in puzzle games.
 
Voted for MotoHeroz, because while it seems like something that would be more suited as a web browser game, I don't believe I've heard the NWR crew discuss a game in the same category as this.
 
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Re: RetroActive #22 Poll: WiiWare Edition
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2012, 07:12:55 PM »
escapeVektor is coming to the 3DS, so I have zero interest in playing the WiiWare version at this point.
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Re: RetroActive #22 Poll: WiiWare Edition
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2012, 07:26:19 PM »
escapeVektor doesn't look like my cup of tea.  I have limited interest in puzzle games.
It's only a puzzle game as much as Pac-Man is a puzzle game.

All of these are good games in their own right, and some of the best on WiiWare and I'd recommend them all. MotoHeroz is probably the deepest experience.
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Re: RetroActive #22 Poll: WiiWare Edition
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2012, 11:06:19 PM »
I own FAST, so I would comment on that game if it would win. 

I played the demo for MotoHeroz.  It seemed like a fun game, so I would maybe pick it up.  But it seems like a much more fun multiplayer game, which is a mode I would never play.

From what I've seen of escapeVektor I'm not that interested. 

Since I can't vote for 'not escapeVektor', I don't think I'll vote.  I'll just see what wins and decide then.

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Re: RetroActive #22 Poll: WiiWare Edition
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2012, 08:27:06 AM »
Wow. Shame on me. I've hardly heard of any of those. Think I'll play along with the guys this time.

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Re: RetroActive #22 Poll: WiiWare Edition
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2012, 10:36:27 AM »
I'm shocked at the number of people who never heard of these games.

What the hell do you guys do with your Wiiiiiiiis?

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Re: RetroActive #22 Poll: WiiWare Edition
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2012, 10:39:26 AM »
Nothing, most likely.

I'm the Director of a Nintendo site and I've sparingly used it since early 2011. I missed all these on WiiWare because I just didn't really play my Wii when they came out.
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Re: RetroActive #22 Poll: WiiWare Edition
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2012, 10:55:59 AM »
I'm shocked at the number of people who never heard of these games.

What the hell do you guys do with your Wiiiiiiiis?

Play games that were actually worthy of my time and money, which naturally meant ignoring WiiWare for the most part.  There's really no reason anyone should have heard of these games, given what a pitiful job Nintendo has done of conveying that information and making people want to check these games out.
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Re: RetroActive #22 Poll: WiiWare Edition
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2012, 11:43:43 AM »
I'm shocked at the number of people who never heard of these games.

What the hell do you guys do with your Wiiiiiiiis?

Play games that were actually worthy of my time and money, which naturally meant ignoring WiiWare for the most part.  There's really no reason anyone should have heard of these games, given what a pitiful job Nintendo has done of conveying that information and making people want to check these games out.


You are conflating the issues.


People haven't heard of these games because Nintendo did a pitiful job of getting information out about them, or about WiiWare in general.


However, these games (and a nice handful of other WiiWare titles) are certainly worthy of your time and money. Suggesting that WiiWare should be ignored on the basis of a lack of quality software is silly.  "On noes! Wii has no gamez!"
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« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2012, 12:22:53 PM »
However, these games (and a nice handful of other WiiWare titles) are certainly worthy of your time and money. Suggesting that WiiWare should be ignored on the basis of a lack of quality software is silly.  "On noes! Wii has no gamez!"

No, the Wii has games.  It's just that WiiWare is not the place to go for them outside that "handful of nice titles" (World of Goo, Bit.Trip series, etc.).  And when a service is 95% ****, I'm not going to waste my time keeping up with it, especially if even RFN doesn't care enough to talk about these games.
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Re: RetroActive #22 Poll: WiiWare Edition
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2012, 01:40:46 PM »
However, these games (and a nice handful of other WiiWare titles) are certainly worthy of your time and money. Suggesting that WiiWare should be ignored on the basis of a lack of quality software is silly.  "On noes! Wii has no gamez!"

No, the Wii has games.  It's just that WiiWare is not the place to go for them outside that "handful of nice titles" (World of Goo, Bit.Trip series, etc.).  And when a service is 95% ****, I'm not going to waste my time keeping up with it, especially if even RFN doesn't care enough to talk about these games.


Your loss then.


iOS is way more than 95% junk, both DS and Wii can't be far off, and I'd wager that PS2 probably hits the mark too.  Trying to pick out quality isn't always easy, but it's much easier with WiiWare where the total number of titles available is quite limited when compared to those other platforms.
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Re: RetroActive #22 Poll: WiiWare Edition
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2012, 02:15:58 PM »
I have heard of all of these games and many more on wiiware that seem interesting. Just sayin. It is mostly a matter of limits to resourcing, both time and money. And I am also just about out of room on the SD card too.
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Re: RetroActive #22 Poll: WiiWare Edition
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2012, 07:49:27 PM »
And when a service is 95% ****, I'm not going to waste my time keeping up with it, especially if even RFN doesn't care enough to talk about these games.

But we do... that's why we're doing this RetroActive!
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Re: RetroActive #22 Poll: WiiWare Edition
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2012, 10:02:56 AM »
I really couldn't care less what wins this poll. I didn't know any of these games existed before this poll, and I'm sure not interested in playing them now.  Picking a title at random, I guess I go with FAST.


Looks like broodwars is getting called out by a few folks so thought I would dive in too. I totally agree with brood here (except for the part about voting for FAST).
And isn't this a crazy situation!
We are all people who love Nintendo games so much that we listen to a weekly fan made pod cast and post stuff like this on a forum. AND STILL many of us have never heard of these games and don't care about WiiWare.

I was really disappointed that the RFN guys choice was WiiWare for this poll before I even knew what the games were. Why is that???
I guess the guys who have contributed to the discussion already have answered that for me:


Bad marketing, bad games & bad marketing of bad games.


Man I hope Nintendo have learned something to apply to WiiUWare, or whatever they call it. As for me I will sit this Retro Active out because I'm almost exclusively a handheld gamer these days. But maybe I'll try the winner when WiiU hits town.
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