The Nintendo Download: And Yet It Moves

If you only download one WiiWare title in your Wii-owning lifetime, this week's release of indie PC game And Yet It Moves from developer Broken Rules would be a damn fine choice.

Released last year on the PC, And Yet It Moves is a puzzle platformer in which the player navigates a world made of torn paper that can be rotated 360 degrees, with physics adjusting appropriately with each move. Say you're standing on a cliff with a sheer wall next to you. Jump, rotate the world, and suddenly that cliff becomes a floor.

The Wii version of the game features four new levels and several Wii remote-centric methods of rotating the world, all for 1000 Wii points, which is a complete steal.

There are other games this week, as you can see below, but if you've not yet played And Yet It Moves, you should ignore those until you do.

And Yet It Moves Publisher: Broken Rules Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Violence Price: 1000 Wii Points™ Description: And Yet It Moves is an award-winning, physics-based platform game in which players run and jump through a world made of paper. To aid in completing its twisted, mind-bending levels, you possess the unique ability to rotate the world at will. Walls become floors, slides become platforms - but a harmless pile of rocks becomes a hazardous threat when turned upside-down. Use the Wii Remote™ controller like a magic wand to tilt the world. Explore beautifully crafted environments. Survive 20 challenging levels filled with strange creatures, traps and puzzles. Unlock bonus levels, competitive play modes and surprising modifications that change the entire game. Turn your world upside-down with And Yet It Moves!

UFOURIA: THE SAGA Original platform: NES Publisher: Sunsoft Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief Price: 600 Wii Points Description: Join Bop Louie as he searches for three friends - Shades, Freeon Leon and Gil - to help him complete his mad scramble. It won't be easy. Brain-boggling mazes, traps and bizarre pitfalls stand in your way on the journey back to Ufouria. You'll rely on your friends to survive in this strange, changing world, and you'd better have the right powers for the strange worlds you'll encounter. As you make your trek through mystical forests, deserts and oceans, you'll need to seek out and destroy monstrous creatures every step of the way. Will you have the right powers at the right time? Don't let the mind-zapping colours and stupefying sound effects throw you off.

Rytmik Publisher: CINEMAX Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points™ Description: Rytmik is an application for creating rhythmical and melodic themes and composing whole songs. It contains more than 170 carefully selected sound samples of drums, cymbals, percussion, bass and melodic instruments. With Rytmik you can quickly and easily create the basic building block: an audio clip. It consists of musical notations for up to four instruments that you may transpose, select their location in the stereo field and modify their volume, polyphony and echo. You can arbitrarily combine as many as 128 clips in four tracks to create complex pieces of music. You also have a rhythm library with a varied collection of 16 pre-made compositions that can be used to help quickly compose your own pieces. For the best musical experience, we recommend connecting headphones or a quality speaker system (not included).

G.G Series NINJA KARAKURI DEN Publisher: Genterprise Inc. Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Cartoon Violence Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points Description: Jump and slash as a gravity-defying ninja in this acrobatic action game. Control a jumping ninja as he fights his way through a booby-trapped mansion. When your ninja touches a platform, it will automatically disappear and he will jump, making for pretty unstable footing. But where some see obstacles, a ninja sees opportunity. You will be forced to think on your feet, push your reflexes and bend the very rules of physics to conquer your treacherous surroundings. Master the art of the dash, shuriken and sword. Be a ninja.

My Farm Publisher: BiP media Players: 1-2 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points Description: My Farm is a livestock farming simulation game. At the beginning, all you own is an empty field, a few pennies and a single hen. If you feed the hen and take care of it, she will lay eggs that can be sold. With this money, you can buy new animals at the Farmers' Market and purchase equipment from the shopkeeper. Little by little, as your farm builds up, you will unlock bonuses including a wind turbine, rooster, guard dog and tractor. You will be able to exchange your animals with your friends who play My Farm or My Exotic Farm. There are six kinds of animals to customise, many farm improvements to buy and bonuses to collect.

Absolute Reversi Publisher: Tasuke Players: 1-2 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points Description: This reversi game is for all players at any level. Absolute Reversi takes the classic strategy game and updates it for the 21st century with three modes of play. Free Play mode lets you select one of eight characters with different abilities to play against. In Challenge mode, you are given missions to complete to advance in the game. With the third mode, you can play against a friend using DS Download Play. Additional features include a strategy guide, different ability levels and the "Assistance" function, which highlights all possible moves per turn.


    We looked at And Yet It Moves in Uni a few years back and I have to say I was kind of un-impressed. The game does have a cool idea, but that seems to be all it has. Just a single gameplay mechanic that starts to get old after a while. I didn't play it that much, so maybe I missed out on some stuff later on but it did seem like the rotating gravity idea limited the kind of puzzles you could have.

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