Look Out for Numero UNO with New Game Downloads from Nintendo

January 25, 2010

Look Out for Numero UNO with New
Game Downloads from Nintendo

You needn’t be bilingual to
appreciate the first of this week’s fantastic downloadable game offerings. Like
the classic card game upon which it’s based, the new UNO game for the WiiWare
service is all about inclusive, social fun that anybody can pick up and enjoy.
Other fresh WiiWare fare includes the inventive puzzle title bittos+ and the
hidden-object game “Aha! I Found It!” The Nintendo DSiWare service welcomes a
trio of diverting hand-held delights this week: the strategy-based NUMBER
BATTLE, the arcade-style AiRace: Tunnel and the action-packed Escapee GO! Last
but not least, Virtual Console fans should prepare to vanquish spooky specters
with the arrival of a true Super NES classic, Ghoul Patrol.


Publisher: Gameloft
Players: 1-6
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Description: Get ready to call “UNO” on your Wii system! The world-famous card
game is faithfully reproduced for the Wii console with some exciting new rules.
Thanks to a multiplayer mode (additional Wii Remote controllers required) that’s
playable on one Wii console or online via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (broadband
Internet access required), UNO has never been so fun and easy.

Publisher: MACHINE
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: The next big thing in casual gaming, bittos+ is all about rotating,
moving and placing game pieces onto a game board to make squares and, more
importantly, squares within squares. Playing bittos+ provides hours and hours of
entertainment for the whole family, with boatloads of challenge and replay value
for even the most avid gamer. With luscious environments, multiple modes to
unlock, game styles to suit every mood, multiple real-time reactive control
methods, in-game Awards to collect and high-score boards for the entire your
household, bittos+ is a new game-play experience that will sweep you away.

“Aha! I Found It!” Hidden Object
Publisher: Ateam Inc.
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: A hidden-object game for everyone has come to the WiiWare service.
Try to find 12 particular items among a crowd of on-screen objects as fast as
you can, from big fish to tiny earrings, easy-to-find items to well-hidden ones.
Unlike most other hidden-object games, this one lets you play along with friends
and family (additional Wii Remote controllers required) and compete to see who’s
best at finding the hidden objects in each stage. With 10 stages and more than
277 different items, there’s plenty of searching fun to enjoy. Also, with items
changing position each time you play, you can enjoy each stage again and again.

Nintendo DSiWare

Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: From Japan comes NUMBER BATTLE, a board game that invokes the
ancient art of feng shui while challenging players to clear the playing field.
Take turns against human or computer opponents to reach a target score by
placing numbered tiles on the board and linking the arms of each tile in various
ways. Watch for the Winds of Change to possibly blow over the board during a
battle, resulting in special squares that will score bonus points or affect game
play in new ways. Items that aid you in your pursuit of points can also be
found, but they’ll cost you points and must be placed strategically. Go it alone
in the main Story or Puzzle modes, or battle against up to three opponents from
around the world via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (broadband Internet access
required). You can even learn from your past with History mode, which shows the
moves recorded during previous contests. This unique combination of puzzle and
strategy elements results in an exciting battle of wits. Can you guide your
Warrior to victory?

AiRace: Tunnel
Publisher: QubicGames
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: AiRace: Tunnel is an invitation to the newly started Project
Tunnel. It was created to examine the quickness and attentiveness of aviation
rookies. Think you’ve got the skills? Put your reflexes to the test and see how
swift, precise and predictive you are. Maneuver your aircraft safely through
specially created tunnels that are full of traps. Be careful: Your plane will
speed up with every second, making each turn and each barrier harder to
navigate. It’s not just a game, it’s a challenge.

Escapee GO!
Publisher: Gevo Entertainment
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: In Escapee GO!, players take on the role of Claire, who awakens
with no memory of who she is. Save for her name, all information about her has
been destroyed. In its place, something within her has changed. Hunted down by
an unknown enemy, she must find a way to escape her pursuers using her newfound
powers. Will she be able to survive? Using her heightened senses, Claire is able
to detect enemies before they come into visual range. During her daring escape,
Claire will find mysterious items that can temporarily enhance her abilities,
allowing her to level the playing field.

Virtual Console

Ghoul Patrol
Original platform: Super NES
Publisher: LucasArts
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: The main attractions at the library’s Goblin exhibit have come to
life! As the Ghoul Patrol, you’ll go back in time and de-spook an encyclopedia
of zombified historic dudes. Vaporize garbage-can ghosts and ninja spirits,
rescue bug-eyed librarians and wigged-out pirates, dodge flying books and
adolescent-eating plants, and ultimately put the beastly spirit back in the
history books.