11th June 2010: Get ready for the adventure of your life as you play the mighty dark knight Cecil on his journey to overcome darkness and destruction in FINAL FANTASY ® II on Virtual Console.
There is quick fire action on Nintendo DSiWare this week in A Topsy Turvy Life: The Turvys Strike Back TM as you play the Imperial Armada out to destroy the Earth Defence Force in this wild new take on arcade shooters. Your defensive skills will also be put to the test in Fieldrunners as you defend against countless waves of unique land and air combatants.
For hours of puzzle based fun look no further than Puffins: Let's Roll!, where you must reunite missing puffin eggs with their mothers. In Tales in a Box: Hidden shapes in perspective! TM puzzles enter the third dimension as you peer ‘into’ your Nintendo DS screen to find hidden letters and objects and test your observation skills to the max.
Join Mister Bumblebee and his friends for a fast paced race in Mister Bumblebee Racing Champion and try your hand at the newest puzzle craze to come out of Japan as NEVES Plus: Pantheon of Tangrams provides mind-bending tangram-based game play – both on WiiWare this week.
VIRTUAL CONSOLE – FINAL FANTASY ® II
(SQUARE ENIX, Super Nintendo, 900 Wii Points)
Follow the dark knight Cecil—Lord Captain of Baron’s elite force, the Red Wings—as he embarks on a fateful journey riddled with trials, betrayals, friendship, loss and self-discovery. Plagued with uncertainty over his monarch’s motives, can Cecil turn away from the path of darkness and destruction?
Originally released as FINAL FANTASY II on SNES in North America, this game is in fact FINAL FANTASY IV from the main series chronology.
Nintendo DSiWare - A Topsy Turvy Life; The Turvys Strike Back TM
(TECMO KOEI GAMES Co., Ltd., 200 Nintendo DSi Points)
Play as the Imperial Armada out to destroy the Earth Defence Force in this topsy turvy take on arcade shooters. You control the unsung forces of arcade shooters past with three kinds of ships including giant bosses.
Draw a line on the Nintendo DS screen to send the fighters down or touch the guards to make them shoot. You can also make your boss ship fire multiple weapons including an enormous blast that destroys everything in its way.
For some extra fighting action, take on a friend. Two players can battle each other on one Nintendo DSi system.
Will the Earth Defence Force win again? Or will the Imperial Armada find victory at long last! Turn the tables upside down with A Topsy Turvy Life: The Turvys Strike Back TM .
Nintendo DSiWare - Advanced Circuits
(BiP media, 200 Nintendo DSi Points)
This brain-boggling puzzle game will put your powers of deduction to the test.
Complete the circuits by connecting squares on the game board with pieces of track. Some pieces of track are already shown on the board at the beginning of the game to give you a head start. There is only one solution to each puzzle. The rules are simple but the challenges are tough.
The game comes with two modes; Challenge mode which features 60 predefined game boards of increasing difficulty, and free Play mode which lets you select the game board size and practise on any number of randomly-generated puzzles.
There are 72 awards to be won in total and the game also features a tutorial, hints and tips and even the solution if you feel like giving up.
Nintendo DSiWare – Fieldrunners*
(Subatomic Studios, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
Descend into the world of Fieldrunners, one of the most anticipated and visually stunning games in mobile Tower Defence history.
Defend and control the field using a diverse selection of upgradeable towers, using a wide array of tactics and strategies against countless waves of unique land and air combatants.
Do you have what it takes to dominate the fieldrunners and rise to the top as the ultimate Tower Defence master?
Nintendo DSiWare – Puffins: Let's Roll!
(Other Ocean Interactive, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
The Puffins need your help! Reunite missing puffin eggs with their mothers in PUFFINS: LET’S ROLL. Use a new innovative control scheme to roll the egg around 20 levels of fiendish puzzles and race against the clock in two exciting game modes.
Beware of rocks, trees, ice and other hazards as you roll the eggs back to the safety of their mothers. Take too long or bump into too many obstacles and you’ll have a cranky baby Puffin on your hands. So hurry up and get those eggs back home!
Nintendo DSiWare - Tales in a Box: Hidden shapes in perspective! TM
(Nintendo, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
In Tales in a Box discover a new slant on hidden-object games. Via clever use of the Nintendo DSi system’s inner camera, you can peer ‘into’ the screen, tilting your head to view a scene from different angles, creating an impression of real depth.
Journey through a fairy-tale world populated by characters from famous folk stories and search each themed diorama by looking around from all angles to find hidden letters and objects.
As you collect letters and objects, you will meet new characters and form words that will open new stages with even more hidden items to find. Some stages contain secret pictures, testing your observation skills even further.
Players of all ages will be amazed by this unique visual spectacle, where a simple-looking picture can reveal a whole world of stories, if you just know where to look.
WiiWare - Mister Bumblebee Racing Champion
(h2f games, 500 Wii Points)
Mister Bumblebee and his friends are having a race today! Fly over hills, under tree trunks and through caves, all the while avoiding collisions, collecting items and establishing new lap records.
There are four cartoon style hand-drawn characters; Mister Bumblebee and three other funny characters. With four levels of difficulty on six different tracks, the game is suitable for any age thanks to adjustable game speed.
Players can race solo or play against up to four players for the ultimate racing fun!
WiiWare - NEVES Plus: Pantheon of Tangrams
(Abylight, 500 Wii Points)
Try your hand at the newest puzzle craze to come out of Japan! NEVES Plus provides simple, mind-bending tangram-based game play where you and up to three others can work together to move, rotate, and flip the seven Lucky stones into each of the 500 plus silhouette puzzles.
If you fancy an extra challenge, face one another in any of the multiplayer modes such as Versus, Speed, Lucky Number and Party Mode.
Whether you play every mode by yourself or with friends, NEVES Plus is set to charm you with its deceptively harder-than-they-look silhouette puzzles.
As the Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop are continually updated with exciting and refreshing games and applications, make sure you keep checking the Nintendo Channel, Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop for all the latest news and releases on already available and upcoming Virtual Console, WiiWare and Nintendo DSiWare titles.
Be sure to also check out Nintendo of Europe's WiiWare portal, which functions as the main hub for the latest WiiWare news and game sites, while at the same time providing the perfect entry point for newcomers to the service. Weekly and all-time Top 10 lists show which WiiWare titles the UK Club Nintendo members are currently downloading most, and which are the most popular of all time.
The portal also provides step-by-step tutorials explaining how to connect the Wii console to the Internet and how to download WiiWare games, as well as a video showing how to use Nintendo Points. Visit www.wiiware.co.uk for all the details. Downloaded games can be saved to Wii's internal memory or SD card and added to the console's Wii Menu or SD Card Menu for anytime easy access.
For further information on each of this week’s game please contact:
A Topsy Turvy Life: The Turvys Strike Back TM
TECMO KOEI GAMES Co., Ltd
Peter Garza - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sophie-Anne Bled - email@example.com
Ash Monif - firstname.lastname@example.org
Puffins: Let's Roll!
Other Ocean Interactive
Christine Bourque - email@example.com
Tales in a Box: Hidden shapes in perspective! TM
Lewis Digby – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mister Bumblebee Racing Champion
Ralf Hildenhagen - email@example.com
NEVES Plus: Pantheon of Tangrams
Nacho Garcia - firstname.lastname@example.org
* Please note that elements of this software may have been featured in previously released software