Thursday, June 21, 2012

The LoadDown -- 06/21/2012

It's mid-June, traditionally a quiet time for new video game releases.  But there's still some online activity...

WiiWare -- Just as I'm about to start ignoring this category altogether, Save the Furries arrives; it's a Lemmings-style game challenging the player to guide odd little creatures to safety, ported over from the iPad/iPhone original.

Wii Virtual Console -- It appears this platform has emerged from a lengthy dormant period, as the NES actioner Double Dragon II turns up this week.

DSiWare -- Two new games for the DSi and 3DS: Lola's Fruit Shop Sudoku, aimed at younger players with cartoon animals and maximum 4 x 4 grids, and Jewel Legends: Tree of Life, a hybrid falling object/match-three puzzle game with a bit of a story tacked on for good measure.

3DS eShop --  Two new 3DS titles: Order Up!! is a time management cooking game with fun character design and a sense of humor, previously seen on WiiWare.  Slitherlink by Nikoli features 50 puzzles wherein the player must connect dots with lines according to rules influenced by the numbers in the grid... I can't make head or tail of the "rules" from the press release or from watching the short video here, but if you can, enjoy!

XBox Live Arcade --  One big new title for a certain audience this week, as Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 arrives.  This computer adaptation of the now-classic fantasy card game has been very successful in its own right.

PS3 on PSN --  Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 ; Eat at Joe's - This Space Intentionally Left Blank | Deluxe Edition!!! 2.0  shows up here as well.

PSOne Classics --  A good one this week -- Tomba!, a comical side-scroller with 2.5-D graphics and a legitimately wacky sense of humor.  It never saw the commercial success many feel it deserved, so it's nice to see it available again.

Notable on Steam and Elsewhere:  Multiplayer hex-based strategy title Fray arrives on the PC, along with that Gathering Magic game all the kids are playing nowadays.  Not on Steam yet, but available directly from publisher Wadjet Eye Games, is the new point-and-click adventure, Resonance.

1 comment:

  1. Resonance is on Good Old Games