Every week, we round up the latest games not available on disc...
WiiWare -- Two games this week. One is Triple Jumping Sports, a simple track-and-field sports game focusing on long jumps and pole vaults. The other is Sega's highly anticipated Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I -- at long last, a proper 2-D side-scrolling sequel in the classic Sonic style. Early buzz has been very positive. And it looks great - classic style with subtle modernizations:
Wii Virtual Console -- Quiet this week, leaving room for retro fans to indulge in Sonic 4.
DSiWare -- Three new titles on the handheld this week. Ivy the Kiwi? Mini is an awkwardly-titled platformer sending a young kiwi on a quest to find her mother (the kiwi last starred in Taito's The New Zealand Story.) Datamine seems to play a bit like Buster Bros. with puzzle elements. And G.G. Series SUPER HERO OGRE is a fast-paced, minigame style action contest with an emphasis on chaining attack moves.
XBox Live Arcade -- Another substantial game from this fall's Game Feast lineup -- Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley, the latest from Twisted Pixel, throwing a sales-challenged superhero into various comic book genres, with hilarious results.
Game Room -- Four games last week. Activision's rare Private Eye graces the Atari 2600 platform, Konami GT is a pseudo-3D racer from the mid-80s coin-op arcade scene, and the Intellivision lineup expands with the rare Body Slam! Super Pro Wrestling and the simple shooting game Sharp Shot.
PS3 on PSN -- One new title in the past week: Deadliest Warrior: The Game, based on the Spike TV series, which came out on XBLA during the summer to middling reviews. It's a weapons-based one-on-one fighter featuring eight warriors, each inspired by a specific era in the history of human warfare.