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Now That’s The Holiday Spirit

December 5, 2007

Tons of kids have the Wii on their Christmas/Hanukkah/birthday/etc. list this winter. And a lot of kids won’t end up getting one, sadly. Even sadder, the chance of a kid in foster care of getting one is none. Well, thanks to Brandyn Waterford, a 9-year-old from California, one underprivileged foster kid will be getting one this year.

Brandyn’s mom waited in line for hours to get one for his birthday. But, when Brandyn heard about the local toy drive for foster kids, he chose to donate his unopened birthday present to the toy drive.

Kudos to Brandyn for doing something a lot of people, kid or adult, would never even think of doing.

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Wii Zapper Explained

December 4, 2007

Nintendo recently sent out an e-mail to all My Nintendo members, explaining what exactly the Wii Zapper is. In case you don’t get Nintendo’s e-mails, here’s the lowdown on what they revealed:

“The Wii Zapper unites your Wii Remote and Nunchuk to create an experience like no other. Steer your character’s movement using the Control Stick on your Nunchuk as you zap your way to victory with your Wii Remote.” For even more info on the Wii Zapper, check out the official site.

Nintendo Wii Zapper Picture

For even more info on the Wii Zapper, along with our thoughts on it, check out this post.

Virtual Console Releases Leaked!

December 2, 2007

Yup, you heard it here first! The three games to be released tomorrow morning are: Zanac (NES), Eternal Champions (Genesis) and The Dynastic Hero (TG-16).

Zanac is a space shooter, that will cost 500 Wii Points.

Eternal Champion is a below-average fighter, with pretty bad graphics, it looks like. It will sell for 800 Wii Points.

The Dynastic Hero is a quirky platformer that will sell for 800 Wii Points as well. See the screenshot of The Dynastic Hero below.

The Dynastic Hero TurboGrafix-16 Hudson Wii Nintendo Virtual Console

Wii Fit Mini Preview, Trailer, Pics

December 1, 2007

Wii Fit is to be released in North America sometime in 2008 (presumably earlier rather than later, but there’s no way to know). Here’s excerpts from a preview along with an official trailer and screenshots for Wii Fit.


Nintendo’s goal with [the] Wii is to attract [as] wide [of a] range of people to [play] Wii by using the system’s unique features, such as the motion control. Many of Nintendo’s games released for Wii have thus [far] seemed to incorporate motion control, and gamers seem to love it! Rather [than] swinging the Wii Remote to hit a tennis ball or pointing and clicking the Wii Remote to choose a correct answer, [players will use the new Wii Balance Board to play Wii Fit.“-Snoopdogga (full preview)



Nintnedo Wii Fit Balance Board

Playing a push-up game in Wii Fit.

 

Nintendo Wii Fit Balance Board

Trying to balance perfectly in Wii Fit.

Online Game Review #1: Slipstream

November 29, 2007

Obviously, there are tons of awesome games for Wii. Ranging from Zelda to Zapper, Mario to Metroid, it seems as if the Wii has it all. Surprisingly, though, not much attention has been given to the games for Wii that are completely free, that can be accessed by anyone who is able to go online with their Wii. A handful of websites have been created in the past year dedicated to hosting Wii-friendly flash games. So, Get N or Get Out will be reviewing some of these free online games for Wii. In our first edition of Online Game Reviews, I’ll be reviewing a game by the name of Slipstream.

Slipstream Wii online game

The concept of the game is to move the little blue circle (or whatever color it may be in multiplayer) around the level’s obstacles to reach the glowing circle, which takes you to the next level. Obstacles include spinning gears (see screenshot above), walls that shoot out, and more. To control the circle, you just use the D-pad on your Wiimote (or arrow keys on the computer).

The game is pretty short – it takes roughly 5 minutes to play through, but it’s fun if you have some downtime. I recommend that you at least give it a shot.

To play Slipstream on your Wii, go to wiicade.com on your Wii internet browser, and search (in the top right corner) for “Slipstream”. If you’d rather play Slipstream on your computer, click here.

DragonBall Z Budoaki Tenkaichi 3 – 1 Week to Release

November 27, 2007

DragonBall Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is to be released for the Wii next week. DragonBall Z Budokai Tenkaichi 2 was released on launch day last year, Dragon Ball Z Tenakichi 3 Gokuto pretty good reviews, thanks in part to the nifty controls. The same controls (for the most part) will be in DBZ Tenkaichi 3, but there’s a huge addition to Tenkaichi 3, other than just a few more characters: online play. Any DragonBall Z fan should be very excited about this – it’s the first online DBZ fighting game, ever.

Everybody’s Nintendo Channel Released (Japan Only)

November 27, 2007

To be honest, I haven’t really found any of the non-original channels all that useful. I went on the Check Mii Out channel once, to discover how boring it was. I’ve voted maybe twice on the Everybody Votes channel, since that’s not nearly as fun as playing an actual game. But, the Everybody’s Nintendo channel was just released in Japan, and it actually looks useful.

Unlike other channels, the Everybody’s Nintendo Channel is not made to look like it will be tons of fun, worth hours of your time. But this new Wii channel is quite interesting. It shows different stats about each and every Wii game that you’ve played. But, that’s just the beginning.

Everybody's Nintendo Channel Wii

You can finally download DS games from your Wii, using the Everybody’s Nintendo Channel! All 7 downloadable games in Japan are Brain Age-type games, but more downloadable games and demos are supposed to be released each week. There are also demos and videos available for Wii games on the channel.

For the official page (in Japanese) about the Everybody’s Nintendo Channel, go here.

Everybody's Nintendo Channel Wii 2

Wii Holiday Buyer’s Guide

November 26, 2007

The Bell Tree posted a Wii Holiday Buyer’s Guide recently, and it’s most certainly worth checking out. Yours truly also made some recommendations (which can be found at the bottom of each category’s page). Here’s a list of the recommended games, along with excerpts from the guide.


Mass Appeal
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy Wii
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock
Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams
Mario Strikers Charged


Hardcore
Zack & Wiki: Quest For Barbaros’ Treasure
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Trauma Center: New Blood
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
Medal of Honor: Heroes 2
Batallion Wars II
Geometry Wars: Galaxies
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

Metroid Prime 3 Corruption Wii


Casual
Rayman Raving Rabbids 2
Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends
Wii Play

Wii Play Wii Wiimote

EA Playground
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree


Virtual Console
ActRaiser
Shining Force
Adventures Of Lolo
Super Mario Bros. Series
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Bonk’s Adventure
Sin and Punishment
Ninja Gaiden (II)
Paper Mario

Paper Mario Wii Virtual Console N64

Early 2008 Wii Games Videos

November 25, 2007

Here are some videos for Wii games to be released in the first couple months of 2008, along with a little info about each game.


Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity is to be released during the first couple months of 2008, with a rumored release to be on January 8th. Zero Gravity is the sequel to Sonic Riders, which came out in early 2006.


Endless Ocean has already been released in Japan and Europe. Your goal in Endless Ocean is to discover treasures and sea life in the ocean.


No More Heroes is created by Suda 51 (the same guy who made Killer 7). You take on the role of an assasin, and attempt to gain street cred by becoming the best katana assasin around.

Black Friday Sales (Updated)

November 20, 2007

More Black Friday sales for Nintendo products have been leaked onto the internet since our last update. To see the original update, listing Target’s and Best Buy’s Wii and DS sales on Black Friday, click here.

Toys ‘R Us
Meteos Disney Magic – DS game ($10)
**All Gamecube games – 50% off**
Assorted Disney games – DS ($10)
Other select DS games – ($10)
**No specific games have been announced, but there will be Wii games for $15!**

Circuit City
SUPER MARIO GALAXY – WII GAME ($35)
Red Steel – Wii game ($10)
DS Bundles – $140 (either Legend of Zelda or Nintendogs)
Happy Feet – Wii game ($10)
Free $10 gift card with purchase of Mario Strikers Charged – Wii game
Cooking Mama or Cake Mania – DS games ($10)

GameStop
Wii Remote Charger ($10)
**Buy 2 used games, get 1 free (should be for all systems including Wii & DS, but no guarantee)
Rockstar Table Tennis – Wii game ($30)

Super Mario Galaxy Wii game

Super Mario Galaxy for only $35!


Toys ‘R Us has the most DS game sales, by far. Although the games may not be of the best quality, the number of DS games for $10 at Toys ‘R Us is crazy.The biggest sale is probably $15 off Super Mario Galaxy at Circuit City. Super Mario Galaxy just came out, and is selling unbelievably well – discounting it so much means Circuit City really wants you in their store, it would be assumed.GameStop seems to think that games for Wii will just sell themselves, without any major sales or promotions. They’re probably right, but that $35 Galaxy deal is pretty tempting.

All sales info courtesy of Black Friday Ads.

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