Monday, September 27, 2010

The LoadDown - 09/27/2010

Out of the ether and into your console...

WiiWare -- Two titles this week.  Astro Bugz Revenge is a retro-style puzzle game.  Target Toss Pro: Lawn Darts brings the infamously dangerous backyard family sport to the Wii, unfortunately without any Mii involvement (and by "involvement," I mean "impalements.")

 Wii Virtual Console -- Back to the usual silence this week.

DSiWare -- Just two briefly-titled games this week.  FIZZ is a puzzle game with aligning/linking colors set in an outer space environment.  ZENONIA is a substantial RPG with character classes and skill trees.

XBox Live Arcade -- Four new titles last week, three of them sequels.  Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter continues the frenetic FPS series, remastered in HD for the 360.  Blade Kitten is an interesting platform/action series in two episodic parts from Krome and Atari; it has a nice cel-shaded anime style.  Alien Breed 2: Assault is the second chapter of the episodic sci-fi blaster series begun in December 2009.  Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue is an insta-sequel of sorts, showing up less than three months after the release of the original game.

Game Room -- Back to a more normal schedule, with 4 games unlocked from the new Game Pack 010.   Last week, we got Atari's 2600 game of Bowling (likely ducking in for a few quick sales before the slightly superior Intellivision title turns up), Activision's Plaque Attack for the 2600, the Intellivision minor rarity Horse Racing, and Konami's 1985 arcade game Galactic Warriors, an early one-on-one fighting contest starring robots.

PS3 on PSN -- Three games last week.  Blade Kitten, as above; Sonic Adventure, which is ported from the PC version, apparently, not the Dreamcast as I had assumed when it showed up on the 360 last week; and Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue (also as above.)

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