Monday, January 24, 2011

The LoadDown - 01/24/2011

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WiiWare -- One new game and two free demos.  Jam City Rollergirls is an E10+-rated roller derby game, with real-life licensed teams (they do exist) and five tracks of intense rollerskating action.  There are also free demos of Furry Legends and Fish 'em All!

Wii Virtual Console -- Two more classic Capcom coin-ops hit the Virtual Arcade: WWII aerial shooter 1942, which needs no introduction, and the 1987 sword-and-sorcery platformer BLACK TIGER.

DSiWare -- Four new games. Airport Mania: Non-Stop Flights is another hectic time-management challenge with an air traffic control theme.  Rocks N' Rockets is a retro-style game that resembles the old Imagic game Atlantis crossed with Missile CommandDigger Dan & Kaboom is a gem-hunting underground maze game clearly inspired by Boulder Dash.  Ante Up: Texas Hold'em is -- wait for it -- more DSi poker.

XBox Live Arcade -- Just one new game this week, Spare Parts, also available on the PS3; see below for details.

Game Room -- Nothing again.  I'm starting to get nervous about this platform, though there are certainly plenty of existing titles to download and play.

PS3 on PSN -- Two titles recently arrived.  Spare Parts is a platformer with robot characters, family-friendly two-player cooperative gameplay, and voice work by Simon Pegg.  Modern Combat: Domination is a first-person shooter from a series new to consoles after finding some success on mobile devices.

PSOne Classics -- Two new, and worthy, titles this week.  SNK's Metal Slug X is a classic 2-D action game that originated on the Neo-Geo, and Capcom's Rockman is better known on these shores as Mega Man; this is a PSX port of the original 8-bit NES game.

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