Aussie Nintendo Update - Muscle of Rondo

What’s new this week for WiiWare, DSiWare and Virtual Console in Australia? Let’s find out from Vooks.

This week's Hanabi Festival update actually delivers. Last week was a let down, but this time around all three Nintendo download channels get something good... well, at least weird in the case of WiiWare.

The big one this week is the long anticipated first release of Castlevania: Rondo of Blood. Rondo of Blood is a PC Engine CD game originally released in Japan in 1993, and as such includes some nice CD-quality music. The only time this game has been seen outside of Japan was on The Dracula X Chronicles for PSP. Unlike that release, though, this game is in Japanese; while that shouldn’t hamper your hunting much, it's still something to keep in mind. Rondo of Blood is 900 points.

The next Hanabi release is the infuriatingly hard Milon's Secret Castle, a Hudson game for the NES. It also lives up to it’s name, because to finish the game you actually have to find all the secrets in the castle. Like all NES Hanabi releases this one is 600 points.

Moving onto WiiWare now and we have Muscle March, a crazy game in which you play as several body building type men in their jocks as you run around chasing thieves who have taken off with your protein power. Women and polar bears also join you on your quest. Good for all of 5 minutes until you get weird looks from your parents and your girlfriend leaves you. It's 500 points for that one.

Australia’s getting robbed on DSiWare releases again this week; while Europe gets 5 new titles, we get a measly two. Though we’re not getting the ‘Flashlight’ app so some of it’s a blessing. This week's main DSiWare attraction, though, is Photo Dojo. As the name suggests, it’s a fighting game for the DSi that uses photos. What photos then? Well, photos of you that you take of yourself in various fighting poses, of course. You can also take photos for use with the fireballs you use and record your own taunts and fighting noises. It’s simplistic but is a ton of fun for only 200 points. The other is Flips: The Enchanted Wood, another interactive story for the young ones.


Muscle March (Namco Bandai - 500 Points)

Virtual Console

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (TGCD, Konami - 900 points) Milon's Secret Castle (NES, Hudson - 600 points)


Flips: The Enchanted Wood (EA - 500 points) Photo Dojo (Nintendo - 200 points)

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