Lucky Number 7 for WiiWare, DSiWare and VC

By Shane Jury 03.07.2009 2

Lucky Number 7 for WiiWare, DSiWare and VC on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

An almighty 7 titles across the three downloadable formats for Nintendo gamers this week, as the Hanabi Festival kicks off with a Pulse and a Battle.

First up are two new games for Virtual Console that have never been released in the EU before. Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen from Square-Enix brings the acclaimed strategy series to our shores for the first time ever, and even at 900 points, it being one of the best Strategy games of all time should sway you.
The second game is from a development studio many gamers here will recognize as the maker of the Pokemon Handheld games. Pulseman from Game Freak is a fun platformer that uses the electric nature of the main character and his world to navigate, attack and solve puzzles. Also 900 Points.

For Wiiware, there is the showing of Gradius Rebirth from Konami, a side-scrolling homage to the shooters of yesteryear, with 8-Bit visuals like those of Mega Man 9, and borrowed elements from the original Gradius games. The game is 1000 points in the states, but over here we can get it for 600 Points. Bargain eh?
The other new Wiiware title on show is Bit Boy!! from the makers of Plattchen and Niki- Rock 'n Ball. A unique premise sees the main character of this game exploring 6 worlds, each one based on a different visual point of gaming history; ranging from the 8-Bit Blocks of the NES, to the 128-Bit Smoothness of the Gamecube. Also 600 Points if you feel daring enough to give this one a go.

For DSiWare, there are three new additions to the shop channel, although two of them are basic Applications, in the form of Mario Clock and Mario Calculator. You can guess what each of them does, and with both set at 200 points each, you might want to give them a try.
The last new game up for download is Brain Challenge from Gameloft, in what seems to be a more-or-less port of the decent WiiWare game of the same name. 800 Points here.

Any games you'll be considering a purchase for today?

Box art for Gradius ReBirth
Developer

M2

Publisher

Konami

Genre

Shooter

Players

1

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Wow, great line-up this week! I implore people to check out Ogre Battle Smilie Pulseman is interesting as it's on the MegaDrive a year or so before Pokemon, which was subsequently followed by Nintendo swallowing the company.

Pleased Gradius Rebirth is finally here - maybe it won't be too long before Contra Rebirth arrives as well. I'm also quite intrigued by BitBoy!! since Bplus' last game was fun.

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Gradius Rebirth 600? oh usa player must be pissed of now maybe it didt sell well so they lower cost for us?

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