Monday, February 28, 2011

The LoadDown - 02/28/2011

Time to round 'em up again... it's a dry week for classics, and it appears that Game Room has indeed gone dormant.

WiiWare --One new game and two demos this week.  BIT.TRIP FLUX concludes the retro adventures of CommanderVideo with a Pong-style challenge for one or two (cooperative) players.  There are also free demos available for Gods vs. Humans and Pong Toss Pro: Frat Party Games.

Wii Virtual Console -- Nothing new here this week.

DSiWare -- Three new titles arrive.  My Little Restaurant is a time-management game.  Magnetic Joe is a maze/puzzle game with 100 levels and an interesting play mechanic.  Monster Buster Club is a top-down action/adventure game with a variety of play styles, based on the animated television series.

XBox Live Arcade -- Two new titles.  Bejeweled Blitz Live is yet more matching-tile puzzle gaming from PopCap Games.  Days of Thunder Arcade is a variation of last year's Days of Thunder; the PS3 gets a slightly enhanced version, see below.

Game Room -- Going and gone!  Until I hear otherwise, I must assume that the promise of Game Room ended premtaurely and largely unfulfilled.  Pity.

PS3 on PSN -- Two new titles this week.  Days of Thunder: NASCAR Edition is a racing game, obviously, adding NASCAR licensing to the 1990 Tom Cruise racing movie; the game is being released by Paramount Interactive, so the name and character rights were handy.  And Digital Leisure continues to squeeze profit out of the Don Bluth/Rick Dyer laserdisc lineup by bringing Space Ace out as a PS3 download.

PSOne Classics -- Nothing new here this round.

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