Thursday, August 4, 2011

The LoadDown - 08/04/2011

More downloadable fun arrives this week...

WiiWare -- One new game, Monochrome Racing, an overhead racing game that's (as the title suggests) presented largely in black-and-white.  The multiplayer gameplay resembles nothing so much as the old Atari coin-ops Super Bug and Sprint, or maybe Moto Roader on the PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16.

Wii Virtual Console -- Nothing here this week.  The 3DS seems to be getting all the good vintage (handheld) titles these days.

DSiWare -- Several new titles here, as usual.  B-Team - Episode 2: Ice & Venom brings more isometric, humorous squad-based shooting action to the DSi.  Go Fetch! 2 is another sequel,with more puppy-based fetching action (really!) and, if the trailer is anything to judge by, the most annoying soundtrack in years.  Play & Learn Spanish is a Spanish-language game focusing on practical vocabulary, with illustrations and audio pronunciation examples.

Nintendo 3DS eShop -- Another classic black-and-white 2-D Game Boy title arrives: Mario's Picross, still black-and-white and in 2-D.  The DSiWare titles listed above are also available on the 3DS.

XBox Live Arcade -- The Summer of Arcade continues with Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, a cartoonish sci-fi shooter by Michel Gagne (Rayman) that's beautifully animated, if a bit brief.

PS3 on PSN -- Two new games this week:  Namco's fast-paced arcade update Galaga Legions DX arrives, and Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team brings the original space marines to life in twin-stick shooter action.

PSOne Classics -- Still quiet here, going on a couple of months now.

No comments:

Post a Comment