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WiiWare -- Two titles this week. Thruspace is a kinetic puzzle game based on rotating a maze to fit a three-dimensional shape through available gaps, with online leaderboards. Happy Holidays Halloween is a creativity tool allowing users to assemble and send Halloween greeting cards to friends. (Also, the Wii Netflix player is now available as a free download, though of course it's only useful if you have a Netflix account.)
Wii Virtual Console -- Squaresoft's Final Fantasy Mystic Quest arrives for the Virtual SNES. This was an offshoot of the main series that started life as a completely different series for the GameBoy; it's much more action oriented, but it has its charms.
DSiWare -- The pace picks up again with four new titles. Snapdots is a puzzle-building game featuring a block-firing, rotating UFO. Armada is a military strategy game based around an aircraft carrier. Academy: Tic-Tac-Toe is tic-tac-toe with variations and AI opponents. And Music on: Playing Piano is another piano tutorial with new songs to learn.
XBox Live Arcade -- The 360 saw the same two games last week as the PS3; see below for details.
Game Room -- Three Atari 2600 games arrived, still from Game Pack 010 -- the late-release "red box" air combat title Radar Lock from 1989, the simple 2-player overhead racing game Street Racer, and Submarine Commander, an Atari-produced Sears exclusive back in the day.
PS3 on PSN -- Two new arrivals last week. Sega's long-awaited sequel Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I sees its HD debut on Sony's console (a day after the Wii's SD version, a day before the 360 release). EA's Dead Space Ignition is a digital motion comic/simple adventure game/minigame trio set in the Dead Space universe, meant to whet the appetite for the next major title in the franchise.