Ghosts and Robots: First WiiWare Downloads for 2011

on January 3, 2011 12:00 PM

Ghosts and Robots: First WiiWare Downloads for 2011

Forget 2010. It’s over, and I for one am fine with that. Let’s not waste any more time and get 2011 started the right way with a batch of new downloadable games for the Wii! This week’s selection features a game about ghosts, and one about robots so who better to lead the way than Ghost Robot?

Read on for the full list of releases for this week.

WiiWare

  • Sneezies – 500 Wii Points
  • Use your Wii controller to drop a burst of sneezing powder into the field of floating Sneezies and watch as they sneeze themselves out of their bubbles in a marvelous chain reaction. Try to rescue as many Sneezies as you can.

  • Ghost Mania – 500 Wii Points
  • Build and expand colored stacks of ghosts and blocks in any direction and any number. The game features multiple single- and two-player modes, including a relaxed and thoughtful puzzle mode, an arcade mode and a variety of two-player modes such as Battle and Enduro. The game centers on the misadventures of Becky and Tim, a pair of ghost guardians who’ve just lost their jobs. Having fallen asleep on active duty, they accidentally let all the ghosts escape from the Spirit World and must catch them all before it’s too late.

  • Robox – (Demo now available; previously released for 1000 Wii Points)
  • Jump, explore and shoot as you discover a planet filled with strange and menacing creatures. Go through a beautiful and lethal forest, find your way out of a labyrinth cave, jump into jelly bubbles and go for a ride on a giant slug. Fight epic battles against giant final bosses. Regain the abilities you’ve lost with the help of tiny creatures. Move through walls, break the floor or get new gadgets such as drills and gigantic cannons.

DSiWare

  • Alt-Play: Jason Rohrer Anthology – 200 DSi Points
  • In this compilation, award-winning game auteur Jason Rohrer’s work comes to the Nintendo DSi system, including three of his best games to date: Passage, Gravitation and Between. The deep themes and distinctive presentation in Rohrer’s work help to blur the line between visual art and video games, evoking thoughts and emotions rarely associated with gaming.

  • Word Searcher 2 – 500 DSi Points
  • Word Searcher 2 contains fun words from multiple categories including palindromes, pirates and painting. Packed with a huge assortment of subjects to choose from, there’s sure to be a puzzle anyone can enjoy. Help improve your vocabulary, memory and problem-solving skills.

  • Music on: Drums – 500 DSi Points
  • It’s a beatbox full of features for creating songs and rhythms. With a library of 160 sounds, use your creative skills to assign them to eight available tracks per pattern. Activate or deactivate each of the 16 steps that make up a track using the buttons or the stylus and combine the eight patterns to compose up to 64 songs. If you want to produce a more complex tune, you can customize each step and set the volume, change the frequency and assign a panning. Like a professional DJ, you can create and play in real time. Once you’ve laid down your patterns, you can use them to create much more complicated rhythms in Song mode, where you can add them to a sequence of up to 32 parts and change their length, activate or deactivate tracks, add repeats and so on.

 /  Staff Writer
John is what you might call something of a badass. When he's not writing about games or playing them, he's playing in the Kansas City band "Documentary" and drinking as many different beers as often as he can. He's a huge comic nerd in the best sense of the term, with a particular love for the Creator Owned movement.
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