The latest Hanabi Festival goes out with a bang, with not only a new import but also a bunch of new titles to go with it. The biggest title this week has to be Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber, as not only is it one of the few import titles for the Nintendo 64 on the Virtual Console but also the only third party Nintendo 64 game on the service. Ogre Battle 64 is a strategy game but not a typical one as you don’t have direct control over your troops during the battle, only before. The game is 1200 Points, but for what you get it has a ton of value.
The Virtual Console fun doesn’t stop there though this week, as we also get Fatal Fury Special from the Neo Geo. It’s a release of Fatal Fury 2 with some tweaks and improvements and probably the best Fatal Fury game on the Virtual Console.
The WiiWare library too gets a shot in the arm with the popular Diner Dash game coming to the Wii, but this one is a little different as it has online multiplayer for up to 8 players. Diner Dash will set you back 1000 Nintendo points. There was also meant to be another game out this week called Art of Balance, but we in Australia have missed out on it. It’s a shame because it’s actually very good.
DSiWare isn’t left out either with 5 games, and we actually get all of the ones we were supposed to this week! There are three Game and Watch titles, these being cheap and faithful recreations of the classic handheld games. Mario’s Cement Factory, Judge and Chef are out this time. While you’ll probably only play these for mere minutes at a time, at 200 points each it's nothing for some nostalgic fun.
Gameloft is back again this week as well with Gangstar 2: Kings of LA (what, you didn’t play Gangstar 1?). It looks to be a GTA clone. No-one’s played it yet so we couldn’t tell you how good it is, but it is only 500 points. The other new game this week for DSiWare is Super Yum Yum: Puzzle Adventure, in which you take control of Leon the chameleon whose goal is to eat as much fruit as he can with his huge tongue. There’s 48 levels and the game is 800 Points, seems fair enough to us.
Diner Dash (Hudson – 1000 Points)
Fatal Fury Special (NeoGeo – 900 Points) Ogre Battle 64 (Nintendo 64 – 1200 Points)
Game & Watch Mario’s Cement Factory (Nintendo – 200 Points) Game & Watch Judge (Nintendo – 200 Points) Game & Watch Chef (Nintendo – 200 Points) Super Yum Yum: Puzzle Adventures (Mastertronic – 800 Points) Gangstar 2 Kings of L.A. (Gameloft – 500 Points)
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