Game Rant -  Nintendo Weekly Releases

Hello Game Ranters and welcome to the first of our weekly Nintendo feature! We plan on making this a weekly segment early in the week detailing the games releasing for retail and download on the Wii and DSi that week. This week, we’re playing a little catch-up but on Monday we’ll have up the releases for the following week ahead of time.

Just over a week ago, Nintendo released its first batch of WiiWare demos, along with Pokemon Rumble and Street Fighter II. We also saw the release of a fan favorite kart racer, along with a boy and his gelatinous¬†friend, some quality WiiWare titles, and plenty of Electroplankton. But the best part of all is that Gamespot confirmed Super Smash Bros. (N64) and Pilotwings (SNES) to be coming to the Wii sometime this holiday season. Overall, it would appear to have been a very bountiful time for anybody who owns a Wii or DSi.¬†As for retail however there is not much to report on, but there were a couple of releases I’m sure your mother or grandmother would love, and a war game that isn’t Modern Warfare 2.

Retail

Marines Assault on Terror - modern urban assault thumbnailMarines: Assault on Terror

PRICE: $29.99

RELEASE: November 24, 2009

Marines: Assault on Terror is basically what the name implies. Get ready for another war game that will try to reach out to the seemingly rejected Wii gamers, but don’t expect it to be able to compete with the recently released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex Edition.

Your Shape featuring Jenny McCarthy

PRICE: $69.99

RELEASE: November 24, 2009

The game features star Jenny McCarthy, so if you love Jim Carrey then it’s very possible that you will love his girlfriend’s game! That is if your a self-conscious pre-teen.

Karaoke Revolution wii thumnailKaraoke Revolution

PRICE: $49.99

RELEASE: November 24, 2009

Karaoke Revolution features 50 hit songs that any want to be singer will have a blast singing. There is also 16 customizable venues, along with some multiplayer modes. Probably not worth it if you have Rockband for the Wii.

Twilight Scene It WiiScene It? Twilight

PRICE: $49.99

RELEASE: November 24, 2009

Game Rant did a little number on this title a couple of days ago. If you have a girlfriend or a sister who owns a Wii then this is a great gift option for Christmas – just be ready to have to play it with them.

Chicken Riot

PRICE: $19.99

RELEASE: November 24, 2009

Chicken Riot is a game in which you must save your farm from very very angry chickens with your trusty rifle. Don’t look for much depth in this title, just be ready to shoot anything that looks even remotely like a chicken.

Coldstone: Scoop It Up

PRICE: $29.99

RELEASE: November 24, 2009

This game clearly has something to do with ice cream, so as long as you love frozen treats then your in for one with this title!

Virtual Console

Super Mario Kart

Super Mario Kart

PRICE: 800 Wii Points ($8)

RELEASE: November 23, 2009

Finally, the hectic kart racing can start all over again with the re-release of Super Mario Kart on the Nintendo Wii’s virtual console. The game originally released over 15 years ago on the SNES, and whilst some people hail it as the best Mario Kart ever it certainly hasn’t lost any of the features that made it fun and frustrating.

The game is up to 2 players and features 8 different characters to choose from. The game’s courses certainly aren’t as elaborate as the games later in the series, but can still offer a challenge to those who are good-impaired. Super Mario Kart is a fantastic game and comes in with a price point of 800 Wii Points ($8).

A Boy and His Blob Trouble on Blobolonia

A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia

PRICE: 500 Wii Points ($5)

RELEASE: November 23, 2009

A Boy and His Blob recently saw an upgrade on the Wii and although it was a little late showing up to promote the newest game in the series it is still nice to have it available. A Boy and His Blob was a cult classic when it originally released on the NES, but many people are torn as to whether or not they hate or love the game.

The game is a 1 player adventure title that’s main appeal are the puzzles that must be solved by transforming your blob into different objects by feeding your blob jelly beans! No I’m not making that part up. The cult classic is available for 500 Wii Points ($5).

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