There's enough booty for the whole family this week in the Nintendo Download, with handheld soccer, a Sega shooter, and a plundering party game up for grabs.
Aksys releases another game in the adorable Family line for WiiWare this week with Family Pirate Party, a pirate -themed board game by Guilty Gear developer Arc System Works. An adorable pirate family wanders about three game boards, scoring gold and playing mini-games until the father gets angry at the daughter for exposing her midriff and grounds everyone. At least I'm hoping that's the daughter. It it's the mother then she is a horrible role model. Family Pirate Party is only 500 Wii points.
The DSi gets its second 800 point DSiWare title in North America today, with the release of Real Soccer 2009 from Gameloft, which features 198 teams with real player names and the ability to create custom team flags and balls using the DSi camera. The game also boasts advanced artificial intelligence and "superior 3-D graphics", making it sound like the ultimate soccer experience on the DSi. Of course I could fit everything I know about soccer into one sentence alluding to my ignorance, so there you go.
Finally we light up the Virtual Console with Galaxy Force II for the Sega Genesis (800 Wii points), a 3D behind-the-back perspective space shooter that pits the player against an alien armada hell bent on getting shot by the player's spaceship.
Check out the official descriptions below for more info.
Real Soccer 2009 (Gameloft, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone, 800 Nintendo DSi Points™): It's time to live the soccer season to the max with Real Soccer 2009 on Nintendo DSi™. It will offer you a never-before-seen soccer experience with revolutionary yet easily accessible touch-screen controls. Take a photo of anything with the Nintendo DSi Camera and turn the image into your own custom ball or team flag, or even make yourself into your favourite player. With 198 teams using real player names, realistic opponent behaviours thanks to advanced artificial intelligence, and superior 3-D graphics, you'll feel just like a professional soccer player. Go ahead, take your best shot!
Family Pirate Party (Aksys Games, 1-4 players, Rated E 10+ for Everyone 10 and Older – Mild Cartoon Violence and Suggestive Themes, 500 Wii Points™): Daddy, mummy, Sarah and Billy make their return as pirates sailing the seas and skies. Roll the dice and sail through the islands to gather the treasures each island holds. The person with the most gold at the end wins. Family Pirate Party shines with its appealing cel-shaded graphics and endearing music. Challenge up to three other players (friends, the CPU or both) for some four-player board-game fun. Do you have it in you to defeat your opponents and become the king of Family Pirate Party!?
Galaxy Force II (Sega Genesis, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone – Fantasy Violence, 800 Wii Points): Galaxy Force II is an arcade shooter with a 3-D view from behind your spaceship. Fly through five different planets, taking on enemies in environments that range from a peaceful garden to lands made of fire or ice. Navigate treacherous landscapes by flying low over the planet's surface and blowing up enemy robots, ships and turrets, then flying through a tunnel to destroy the alien stronghold on each planet. It is your duty as part of the Galaxy Force to defend against the alien invasion and maintain peace in the solar system.