This week’s list of games for download from Nintendo is seriously lacking. No, I mean, more than usual.
The lone title on WiiWare is Tales of Elastic Boy - Mission 1
(600 Wii points). Elastic Boy has to save his planet and defeat his enemies by punching, swinging or jumping into them with the Wiimote.
For more space action, you can pick up Cosmos X2
(500 DSi points) in another quest to save your planet. In this game, you’ll be piloting a ship to the enemy race’s home planet to defeat them with two weapons of your choosing. In the not-so-game genres, the DSi also offers myNotebook: Pearl
(500 DSi points) that lets you doodle, take notes, or play pen-and-paper games. For the musically-inclined, there is Music on: Learning Piano
(200 DSi points). Improve your talents, earn medals and play the classics.
And that’s all, folks. Virtual Console? Wasn’t last week’s enough?
Tales of Elastic Boy – Mission 1
Publisher: Lexis Numerique
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 600 Wii Points™
Description: Tales of Elastic Boy offers a totally innovative and unique style of game play that takes full advantage of the Wii Remote™ controller. To fulfill your quest and save your planet, you’ll have to travel through many lands, defeat various enemies, meet unexpected friends and solve tricky puzzles. Play in single-player mode or with your friends and discover funny games. Use your stretching arms to swing and punch, roll as fast as you can or jump onto your enemies. Based on a powerful physics engine, Tales of Elastic Boy offers a truly original and entertaining gaming experience that’s easy to learn but challenging to master.
Publisher: Saturnine Games
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Pilot the Cosmos X2 to defend your planet against an alien invasion. Battle your way through the solar system to the alien home world to defeat their army. Equip your ship with two weapons of your choice and switch between them at any time during battle. Your active weapon takes damage when your ship gets hit. Defeating enemies regenerates energy in your inactive weapon. The key to your survival lies in finding a balance in your weapon usage. Battle your way through six levels of action and test your skills with three difficulty levels. Three bonus modes provide additional challenges.
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: myNotebook allows you to take notes wherever you go. Just pop open your Nintendo DSi system and jot down your thoughts. Make a list and cross it off, or play your favorite pen-and-paper games (games not included). You can even personalize your notebook by drawing on the cover and changing the paper type with 24 different unlockable paper styles. Use the pen or pencil to make your notes or doodles and then erase the bits you don’t like. With five ink colors, you’ll always be able to make your notes and doodles look stylish. myNotebook also includes 128 pages to write on and the ability to export your pages to your Nintendo DSi Photo Album.
Music on: Learning Piano
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: An entire orchestra follows your performance of 15 great classics. By playing each day, your ability may increase. Earn the bronze, silver and gold medals for each song, completing each different level. A simplified music score is shown on the upper screen and a full piano keyboard appears on the touch screen, guiding beginners note by note on their first steps. Learn works by famous composers including Beethoven, Pachelbel, Bach, Strauss and Verdi.