Tuesday, July 31, 2007

World's 1st Multiplayer Flash Game on Wii Internet Channel

Winston-Salem, NC - July 31, 2007 - Xensory Games is proud to announce the release of the first Flash game for the Wii Internet Channel to support four-way multiplayer game play using multiple Wiimotes. The initial game, Catch a Falling Star, allows up to four players on a single console to join in the action and compete head to head to gather as many stars a possible across five frenetic rounds.

Xensory Games is the first to complete integration of the Opera Wiimote API into Flash and will be releasing additional games imminently which will take advantage of the tilt and distance tracking afforded.

Catch a Falling Star is available at:



Pitfall: Super Smash Bros. Dojo 7/31 Update

I'm a huge fan of the Animal Crossing Series and have strongly wanted representation of the series in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Well, Smashville, an Animal Crossing stage was revealed, and now a new item from the Animal Crossing Series has been revealed. The pitfall is now in Brawl! Basically, it's just like in the Animal Crossing Series. You throw the Pitfall at the ground, and it vanishes. When someone touches it, they fall into a hole.

The Pitfall in Brawl also does more though. You can throw it at an opponent and they will drop through pass-through floors.


Monday, July 30, 2007

Interesting Wii Accessories

Buy the Wii Remote Fishing Rod Here

Buy the Wii Remote/Nunchuk Winding Device Here

Buy the Wii Remote Gloves Here


The Wii-loaded Crane Game

You might have come across a crane game that had a Wii in it to win, but never have you seen this:

I wonder how much it costs to use this thing.


7/30 VC Wii-kly Update: Star Soldier, Dynamite Headdy, Drop Off

The Virtual Console™ is like a box of chocolates: You never know which games have the tasty caramel filling and which ones have that pink-green crème inside. Whatever your preference, we’ve got you covered with this weeks release of Star Soldier, Dynamite Headdy and Drop Off. Read on and savor the delicious centers of these classic treats.

Three new classic games go live at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Nintendo adds new games to the Wii Shop Channel 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:

Star Soldier (NES®, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone - Mild Fantasy Violence, 500 Wii Points): The standard for vertically scrolling shooters, Star Soldier is the original game that spawned all of the titles in the long-running Soldier series. Go inside a floating space station inhabited by a giant computer known as Starbrain. Your mission: to stop Starbrain’s galactic invasion by piloting Caesar, a new, compact space fighter through 16 deadly stages. Collect power capsules to increase three different attributes of your ship: firepower, movement speed and defensive shields. Blast wave after wave of approaching enemies or use the innovative Trap Zone feature to fly beneath a land mass and avoid incoming fire. Conquer each stage to make your way to the final confrontation with Starbrain.

Dynamite Headdy™ (Sega Genesis, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone - Comic Mischief, 800 Wii Points): Headdy, a toy with a detachable head, arrives in North Town to find that the evil puppet king Dark Demon is causing serious problems. Dark Demon is gathering up all the puppets in town and turning some into his own evil minions, while eliminating the rest of the puppets that aren’t good enough to join his legions. Headdy is captured and is targeted for the incinerator, but escapes in the nick of time. Now he’s got to save the town. To do so, Headdy has to take on all manner of bad guys and even has to contend with his lifelong nemesis, Trouble Bruin the bear. Can Headdy overcome all his foes and take down Dark Demon?

Drop Off (TurboGrafx16, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 600 Wii Points): Brave five rounds of haunting, nightmarish dreams in this take on the classic arcade puzzler. To save his dearly beloved from the malicious demon that controls her dreams and holds her captive, our brave hero plunges himself into the nightmare to vanquish this evil foe. Deftly use the arrow items and control the angle of the ball to shatter the blocks that descend from the top of the screen. Set your sights on the joints holding the blocks together and knock off multiple blocks in one exhilarating blow. As you drop more and more blocks, their shapes will change, allowing you to earn bonus points. You must use your concentration and reflexes to defeat the demon and save your beloved.


Mario Strikers Charged Press Release

REDMOND, Wash., July 30, 2007 - It’s gonna take more than a good pair of shin guards to protect Mario™ and his turbo-kicking teammates in Mario Strikers Charged™, Nintendo’s blistering new soccer title for Wii™ that launches today. Earthquakes, firestorms and electric shockwaves are just a few of the otherworldly hazards in this ball-chasing battle royal. And with players from coast to coast competing online, this wildly unpredictable pitch is for neither the faint of heart nor the heavy of foot. It’s not just soccer, it’s soccer - Mario style.

Mario Strikers Charged introduces nine sensational new stadiums, plus a host of new characters with their own special abilities and power moves. Players create their own teams by mixing and matching captains and sidekicks, then use the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ to face opponents in single-player or multiplayer modes. Mastering Striker Challenges or the tournament-styled Road to the Striker Cup will unlock new elements and cheats.

The excitement extends beyond your living room as Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection, Nintendo’s wireless gaming service, enables players nationwide to meet and compete online. Participants are ranked using a positive structured points-based system, and rankings are reset to zero each week to keep the competition fresh and fierce.

“Mario Strikers Charged incorporates unique Wii controls such as flicking the Wii Remote to tackle the ball from your opponent or using it to block shots on the goal,” says George Harrison, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. “There’s no better way to keep a game challenging and fun than to invite more people to join the action. With Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, we’re creating a real community where players at any experience level can take part in the fun.”

Mario Strikers Charged is rated E 10+ for Everyone 10 and Older. For more information about the game, visit www.MarioStrikersCharged.com. Remember that Wii features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other Wii features, visit Wii.com.


Picross DS Press Release

July 30, 2007 - Puzzle lovers, drop your newspapers. With today’s release of Picross DS™, Nintendo gives daily brain teasers a wireless jolt. Who needs inky fingers and eraser crumbs when players can use their hand-held Nintendo DS™ and stylus to solve a new type of challenging grid puzzle? Players can compete with others online or create their own puzzles to share.

Picross DS is a remarkable mix of crossword and sudoku dynamics. Every Picross puzzle features an image hidden beneath a grid of numbered squares. Using simple logic, players reveal the hidden picture by decoding the number sequences in each column and row. Everyday puzzle fanatics will love using the Nintendo DS stylus like a high-powered pencil to write, draw, select and solve.

In the game’s Daily Picross mode, players can track their progress over time, opening up new activities as their skills increase. Race the clock to solve puzzles quickly or deduce errors in a filled grid. Switch over to My Picross mode and design custom puzzles or convert hand-drawn pictures into challenging Picross DS grids.

Want to network with other puzzle lovers? Link up wirelessly with other local players to exchange puzzles and host multiplayer matches. Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection also enables players to download exciting new puzzle packs, upload their own Picross DS creations, or compete in head-to-head puzzle-solving races.

Picross DS is the latest addition to Nintendo’s growing Touch Generations series, which includes games such as Brain Age™: Train Your Brain In Minutes A Day, Nintendogs™ and Planet Puzzle League™. With combined sales of 6.5 million in the United States alone, Touch Generations titles continue to make video games a more broadly inclusive medium, attracting players of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels.

For more information about the game, visit www.PicrossDS.com.


DK's Final Smash: Super Smash Bros. Dojo 7/30 Update

Donkey Kong's FinaL Smash is called Konga Beat. He takes out his DK Bongos and starts playing to the beat.

You have to press buttons to the beat. The more you feel the rhythm, the more power you will have.

And that's the end of his attack. DK is invulnerable during his Final Smash, so just relax and enjoy the music. Sakurai also says that jamming during screen scrolls is something we might want to think about. What he means by that, I don't know.


Sunday, July 29, 2007

Wii Airplane Controller Stand

Why you would need this is beyond me, but if you are interested, it is $12.99.

Order it here

2 Notes [UPDATE= Back at Home]

First off, I'm in Michigan and everything's fine here. The reason I didn't post isn't cause of me being busy, it's cause of a drought of news. There seriously wasn't anything of note to post. In the next few days, I'll be setting an email that you guys can send things to, so that I can post them. You can send news, game tips, videos, etc. as long as it's Nintendo related.

The second thing I had to say was that in 2 hours I'll be leaving to catch a flight back to VA, so if some news does come up, it might have to wait.

[UPDATE] I'm back in VA now, just so you guys know.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Heading to Michigan

Hey everyone, I just wanted to let you all know what's happening this weekend. Early tomorrow morning, I'll be flying to Michigan for my Aunt and Uncle's 25th Anniversary Party tomorrow night. Then, on Sunday evening, I'll be flying back home. So, I'll still be updating the site, but not necessarily as much as I usually do. Just letting you all know.

CoolMods Clear Gun Attachment for Wii

Just slide your Wii Remote into this clear gun shell and you have a cool neon blue gun shell!

You can buy it here

Drop Off to VC on Monday; 3 more VC titles announced

Drop Off is coming to the Virtual Console this Monday, as Hudson's official site is reporting. The site also updated with 3 TurboGrafx-16 titles coming to the Virtual Console in August: GALAGA '90, Cratermaze, and Neutopia.


Knuckle Joe: Super Smash Bros. Dojo 7/27 Update

Today's update was a new Assist Trophy. The character comes from the Kirby games and is known as Knuckle Joe. When he appears, he unleashes a storm of Vulcan Jabs:

Once Knuckle Joe uses the Vulcan Jab, he will do one of two moves. He could do the Smash Punch:

Or he could do the Rising Break:


Thursday, July 26, 2007

Nerf Wii Remote Sleeves

They're going to cost $9.99 each. They look nice and comfy.

Pre-order it here

Upcoming Japanese Virtual Console Release List


- Antarctic Adventure
- Super Mario USA (Super Mario Bros. 2 in the US)
- Volleyball
- Spelunker


- Street Fighter II Turbo
- Otogirisou


- Wave Race 64


- Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins
- Crack Down
- Sonic the Hedgehog 3
- ESWAT: Cyber Police


- Power League 4
- Gradius
- Image Fight
- Adventure Island
- Ordyne
- Drop Off


Geometry Wars: Galaxies to use Wii/DS connection

Here's a part of a Modojo interview with Roger Carpenter, Sierra Entertainment's producer for the game Geometry Wars: Galaxies for Wii:

MO: The Wii version offers connectivity with the Nintendo DS in downloading a trial version of the game for the system. Is this a first, as far as you know?

RC: Yeah, you can download a full version of Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved to your DS (and the DS version can do the same to another DS). As far as we know, no one else has done this before, it’s very cool.

MO: The original title was praised for it’s purity in terms of features as much as it’s frantic fast paced action. Was a lot of restraint required when designing new mechanics for a packaged release? How was the balance struck between expanding a $5 game into a $30-40 one, without mucking up the formula?

RC: There was no question the formula had to be kept. It was about adding a few new big twists to enable the depth of game to exist (Geoms and Drone) whilst also adding to the familiar formula in other ways (grid shapes and enemies). We’ve always been very aware that there’s a big perception gap between $5 and $30-40, but there’s never been any shortage of cool ideas to allow Kuju to create a massively bigger game within the formula. The DS version hasn’t had be a poor cousin in the process either, it’s going to get more multiplayer action than the Wii version!

Full Interview Here

Footstool Jump: Super Smash Bros. Dojo 7/26 Update

So, what in the world is a footstool jump? Well, it's something new. You can now jump on top of an opponent and then jump off. Here's Yoshi jumping onto Wario:

Then, if you press the jump button with perfect timing, you'll soar into the air:

And footstool jumps are also useful in doing Meteor Smashes. For those that don't know, a Meteor Smash is a move that sends your opponent downwards. Here's a pic:


Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Hudson brings Playfirst titles to WiiWare

Hudson has signed a deal with Playfirst, who is the publisher of many games for the Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network, to bring some of their games to the WiiWare section of the Wii Shop Channel.

“PlayFirst is a leader in the casual games space and shares Hudson’s goal of delivering top quality entertainment to a broad audience of players. Top casual games such as Diner Dash that have a wide appeal are driving a new era in console gaming. PlayFirst’s portfolio combines the best in casual games with lovable characters, immersive storylines and incredibly fun gameplay – making them well suited for the fast-growing and increasingly mass market audience of digital download service users.” - Hudson Entertainment president and CEO John Greiner

Just so you guys know, Go Nintendo is saying that WiiWare is a new channel, but they are wrong. According to everything Nintendo has said so far, WiiWare is not a new channel, but a part of the Wii Shop Channel. In fact, if you go to the Wii Shop Channel right now, you'll see a section called Wii Ware and it has 2 channels currently. I don't know why they are mis-reporting this, and doing so often. I'll have to try and contact them and let them know.


Fanmade Super Smash Bros. Brawl Trailer

Here's a trailer for Super Smash Bros. Brawl that someone made and it's pretty cool:

Good stuff.

Another Brawl Rumor Crushing

There were two Brawl rumors posted about before: one was supposedly from a Spanish magazine and the other was supposedly an email about Brawl at the E for All Expo. The Spanish magazine one was a fake, and we now learn that so was the email. Here's a response from the guys at the E for All Expo:

You may have spotted a rumor making its way around the net about Super Smash Brothers Brawl at E for All. While we hope the rumors are true that Smash Brothers Brawl will be playable at E for All and that Masahiro Sakurai will be in attendance, Nintendo has not finalized their plans with us and we have no information confirming this. These are questions best answered by Nintendo at this point.

As far as the email that was found circulating the internet from a “Mark James”, we don’t employee anyone with that name.

I assure you that your interest in playing this title at E for All has not gone unnoticed.


Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 Promo Art

More Promo Art Here

Nintendo Power September 07 Issue Summary

Here's a summary of the September 2007 issue of Nintendo Power Magazine:

1. Mario Kart Screenshot:
2. Thrillville will boast 34 carnival-themed mini-games and 100 missions
3. Spider-Man Friend or Foe is definitely coming to the Wii

4. Victorious Boxers to hit North America this September
5. Deep Wii Fishing will feature 100 different species of fish and 30 locations
6. Mario can turn into a Boo to go through walls in Mario Galaxy and we can expect some old-school power-ups in the game
7. DDR Bundle for Wii will include the dance pad which connects to the GameCube controller port and if you already have the GameCube DDR Mario Mix dance pad, it will work with the game (so I suggest getting the game alone if you already have it)
8. Sweet new (a few) Metroid Prime screenshots in the magazine (at least I haven’t seen some of these yet). The game dialogue will be completely voiced, but Samus won’t speak. The game will never dip below 60fps. The game’s mood is like Ridley Scott’s Alien. The game is over 30 hours long (based on the calculation they have given).
9. Next feature in the magazine looks at WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008. You can taunt in the game by holding the C button and using the Wii-mote and Nunchuk to taunt your enemies in motion. The game will have modes like hard-core matches, fatal four-ways and triple threat.
10. WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 Developer Interview: “the challenge with bringing our title to the Wii is to make it fun, to make it light, and to make it easy to use, so that it matches with the Wii user and with the platform…(another dev speaks) on the programming side, actually did a lot of research on the hardware, and researched what was the correct direction to get the best feedback in terms of moving the controller and how to assign different things to different areas of the controller. We put a lot of effort into really full researching the hardware.”
11. Next up is Super Smash Bros. Brawl…we all know this info already but the confirmed playable characters are as follows: Mario, Link, Kirby, Pikachu, Meta Knight, Pit, Samus, Zero Suit Samus, Wario, Snake, Fox McCloud, Zelda and Bowser

Game Ratings:

Mario Strikers Charged - 8.5/10
Brunswick Pro Bowling - 6.0/10
Transformers - 5.5/10
Driver: Parallel Lines - 5.0/10
Prism: Light the Way - 8.5/10
Luminous Arc - 8.0/10
Pet Alien - 8.0/10
Picross - 8.0/10
Touchmaster - 8.0/10
Dynasty Warriors DS - 7.5/10
Nervous Brickdown - 7.0/20
Race Driver - 7.5/10
Fullmetal Alchemist Trading Card - 7.0/10
Rune Factory A Fantasy Harvest Moon - 7.0/10
Heroes of Mana - 6.5/10
Transformers (both versions) - 6.0/10
Professional Fisherman’s Tour - 5.0/10

Next Month:

Feature on Mario Galaxy, Metroid Survival Guide, E3 Impressions, Looney Tunes, Pac-Man and more.


Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 Details from Nintendo Power

Here are some things from the latest issue of Nintendo Power about Rayman Raving Rabbids 2:

“We decided to go with the Wii for Rayman and forget all the other consoles, even as ports; they wouldn’t be as interesting without the Wii controls.” - Xavier Poix, Ubisoft employee

“One of the big highlights from the first Rayman Ravubg Rabbids was the up-tempo rail-shooter levels that served as the final challenges of some stages. They’re back in a big way - the new cinematic look to the levels is revolutionary. The game’s producers can barely contain their excitement: “This is a totally new technique; it just didn’t exist before. It took about six months to develop before we were sure we could actually do it.”" - Chris Shepperd, Nintendo Power editor

Sounds interesting... Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 coming only to Wii and also a new technique that it uses. I may just have to look into this game.


Skyworld: Super Smash Bros. Dojo 7/25 Update

Today's update is another stage, like Monday's update. The stage is called Skyworld and it's Pit's stage. Basically, the floor breaks and it's easy to shatter. Once the floor is gone, it regenerates quickly, so you have to keep an eye out for that to save yourself. Here are some pictures:


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Reggie says Surprise coming by end of September

GameHead interviewed Reggie at E3 and one of the things they talked about was the Wii Channels, and Reggie mentioned the Check Mii Out Channel. After that, he said that there is a surprise coming and we'll know the surprise by the end of September. It's not clear if he was referring to a surprise in the form of a channel or not, but that's what I think he was talking about since he was discussing the channels right before he said that. See the video below and see for yourselves.

GameHead's interview with Reggie


Which Console has the most exclusives?

The current number of exclusive Wii titles is 113, while PS3 has 47 and the Xbox 360 has 96. So, Wii currently has the most number of exclusive games coming.


Want a Wii Cake? Ask Martha Stewart

Want to know how to make a Wii Cake like that one above? Martha Stewart shows you how in the newest issue of Wired Magazine.


Two Third-Party Wii Accessories

Buy the Pool Cue attachment

Buy the Steering Wheel attachment


Yoshi comes to Brawl: Super Smash Bros. Dojo 7/24 Update

Well, finally we have confirmation of something we have known for so long. After many, many hints about Yoshi being in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, we finally got his profile. Yoshi's back and there's one small new change that Sakurai mentioned. His up special attack, the Egg Toss, now can be used to jump higher as well as toss an egg at an enemy. Here is Yoshi in action:


Monday, July 23, 2007

Sonic in Brawl Article a fake

I don't have an exact source, but many, many NSiders are saying that the article that was apparently in a spanish magazine and apparently said Sonic would be in Brawl is a fake. The creator admitted it was a fake.

Kirby's Dream Course, Devil's Crush, Shining Force head to US VC Today

Ah, the three classic summer leisure activities: golf, pinball and battling hordes of evil creatures. Luckily, it’s Monday and once again Nintendo has you covered. Players can hit the crazy links with the spherical Kirby, become a pinball wizard or just enjoy an afternoon of helping good triumph over evil. So pour yourself a tall glass of lemonade and settle in for some classic gaming fun.

Three new classic games go live at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Nintendo adds new games to the Wii Shop Channel 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:

Kirby’s Dream Course� (Super NES�, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii Points): Step up to the tee for the wackiest golf game of your life. This one- or two-player game features a floating golf course in the sky. High above Dream Land, players can pitch and putt the ever-popular puff ball, Kirby, through a maze of three-dimensional obstacles on a zany checkerboard course. Players must aim for the multitude of enemies that are spread throughout each fairway. Kirby must hit all the enemies to make them disappear, and the last one becomes the hole. Sink Kirby into the hole to advance to the next stage and clear all 8 courses � 64 holes in all.

Devil’s Crush (TurboGrafx16, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone � Animated Blood, Mild Fantasy Violence, 600 Wii Points): Devil’s Crush is the exciting sequel to the hit pinball game Alien Crush and features even smoother ball movement and enhanced special effects. Shoot the ball onto the board with the Devil Shooter, then use flippers and nudging to keep it in play and rack up a high score. Complete certain conditions to play up to six different bonus stages. Get a “Perfect Clear” on those to earn a huge amount of points. The game’s ominous theme is enhanced by its enemies: wandering skeleton knights, sorcerers and even a giant face that changes from a goddess to a sinister serpent.

Shining Force� (Sega Genesis, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone � Mild Fantasy Violence, 800 Wii Points): In ages long forgotten, Light fought Darkness for control of the world. Finally, the Ancients defeated the evil ruler of the dark forces known as Dark Dragon and cast him into another dimension, though he vowed to return in 1,000 years. As time passed, all memory of Dark Dragon was buried, and the land of Rune enjoyed 10 centuries of peace. Yet, as promised, the dark ruler returned, along with hordes of evil creatures that ravaged the land. As chaos erupted, several strongholds of Good still held out, awaiting a hero who could wield the Powers of Light.


Rumble Falls: Super Smash Bros. Dojo 7/23 Update

Today's update is a new stage. It's based on Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat and is called Rumble Falls. It has an Ice Climbers-type feel to it, except it only scrolls up. You're going to have to keep going up and up if you want to survive in this stage. Here are some screenshots:



Sorry guys for the delay in the news for today. I woke up late this morning and forgot I had to go to the doctor's cause I'm volunteering so I had to hurry up and get ready. I didn't have time to update the site. Well, now I'm back and I'm ready to update. Coming up first is the Smash Bros. update, which my sister tells me is a DK stage.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

E3 07 Super Mario Galaxy Trailer

There is no news right now and I'm sure you're all bored. So, here's a video for you guys to watch. It's the E3 2007 Super Mario Galaxy Trailer:


Saturday, July 21, 2007

Reserve Brawl and Mario today!

EB Games/Gamestop are now taking pre-orders for Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Mario Galaxy. I'm sure lots of people will be trying to buy them when they come out, so you should really try and pre-order it.


RUMOR: SSBB Character to be Revealed at E for All Expo?

Once again, I would take this RUMOR with a huge grain of salt. FIERY_LEON on the NSider forums posting something very interesting, if true:

So i emailed them a while back, asking if there was anything SSBB related at E for all, and i got this email back today

"You have recently Emailed us about information On Super Smash Bros Brawl!

"Dear E for All, I was wondering super smash bros brawl would be in the E for all show, as that is the only reason i would buy a ticket. Steve"

We will confirm, As we have been to many Fans emailing us on this subject, That Sakurai will be making an Appearance, and An exclusive new character will be confirmed! The only thing we can say is that Sega fans will be happy!

We hope that this will justify you buying a ticket, All the best

Mark James

- E for all"

He posted a picture of this supposed email and here it is:

So, is it true? I have no clue. This hints at Sonic coming to Brawl, and E for All is in October. The Sonic rumor from yesterday say we'll find out at the end of this month. So, one of these is wrong, and maybe both are wrong. We'll just have to wait and see.


Friday, July 20, 2007

Get Smart in Style!

Tired of Brain Age? Want to get a stylish DS Lite? Well now is your chance. There's new bundle coming on August 20th that includes a Crimson/Black DS Lite, a carrying case, and Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day! It'll cost you $159.99, but it looks worth it for the new stylish DS Lite color.

See more bundle details here