Monkey Island, Three Musketeers, Arcade Cards and Sudoku Hit Wii/DS Shop
Three WiiWare games anchor this week’s Nintendo Download. Gamers can buckle their swashes with both the first installment of a five-part Tales of Monkey Island series and a Three Musketeers platform adventure. Meanwhile, fans of card games will enjoy a half dozen classic options in HB Arcade Cards. On the Nintendo DSiWare side, beginners can learn the basics of sudoku with Sudoku Student.
Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1 (Telltale Games, 1 player, 1,000 Wii Points) – Join Guybrush Threepwood, Mighty Pirate, in this first chapter of an epic five-part saga, filled with humor, romance and piratey swashbuckling. When a showdown with the demon pirate LeChuck goes up in flames, Guybrush gets marooned on a strange island. How will he escape? Where is Guybrush’s beloved wife, Elaine? And what’s up with the voodoo pox spreading through the isles? Jump into Tales of Monkey Island today to find out!
The Three Musketeers: One for All! (Legendo Entertainment, 1 player, 900 Wii Points) – The Three Musketeers have been imprisoned by the treacherous Count Xavier and his sinister lieutenant, Count Orsini! Well, almost – take on the role of Porthos, famed member of the Musketeers, to save the day in this swashbuckling platform adventure inspired by the classic novel. Swing the Wii Remote to launch blistering sword attacks on your foes, avoid fiendish traps and discover hidden collectables. Packed with frenetic fencing, heroic leaps and fun puzzles, this is one adventure no aspiring hero will want to miss.
HB Arcade Cards (HB Studios Multimedia, 1 player, 500 Wii Points) – HB Arcade Cards is a great collection of fun and easy-to-play card games. The collection of games included in this title includes: Rummy, Hearts, Euchre, Canasta, Cribbage and the always-classic Solitaire. Each game comes with an interactive tutorial to show you the rules and basic game play. You’ll need to be clever to outsmart your opponents, and you can even team up with a computer partner to play Euchre and Cribbage. You can play HB Arcade Cards using a Mii character from your Wii console, or play with one of our four new characters. HB Arcade Cards has lots of style and flare, and will keep you coming back for more. Remember, it’s never the same game twice.
Sudoku Student (Hudson Entertainment, 1 player, 200 Nintendo DSi Points) – Sudoku Student brings you the first Nintendo DSiWare sudoku experience with all the features you’d expect. For “students” of sudoku who are just getting their feet wet, Sudoku Student comes with a full tutorial. Once you’ve completed the tutorial, jump into simple and easy-going sudoku puzzles. Designed for entry- to beginner-level players, you’ll find just the right amount of challenge to keep you hooked.
Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.