Monday, May 25, 2009

The LoadDown - 05/25/2009

Today on WiiWare, we get two remakes/updates of classic retro properties. Bubble Bobble Plus! includes a straight remake of the 1980's arcade/NES classic, updated with 3-D model graphics and a remix of the classic music, as well as several new gameplay modes. Adventure Island: The Beginning is a new prequel entry in the long-running series that started out as Sega's Wonder Boy arcade game and was remade by Hudson for various pre-polygonal consoles. At the moment I am inclined to spend some time with Bub and Bob and leave Master Higgins alone, but I will probably pick up both games as time goes on.

The Virtual Console release today I can easily leave alone -- it's the Sega Genesis version of Clayfighter, which had a sense of humor and some impressive digitized visuals in its day but wasn't really much of a fighting game.

What I'm most looking forward to this week is the first installment of Telltale Games' Wallace and Gromit adventure series on XBox Live Arcade, but that won't be available until Wednesday.

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