This week's Nintendo Download features a game called Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time, and a DSiWare game that lets you punch anthropomorphic animals in the face. What more could you people possibly want?
It gets better! In Stickmen Studios' Doc Clock for WiiWare, the titular doctor travels through time, building inventions out of parts he finds and battling misguided robots as he strives to find his lost cat and built the perfect sandwich toasting machine. That might be the best game plot summary I've ever typed.
It also gets a little worse, as Gammick Entertainment's Animal Boxing is a re-release of a Nintendo DS game that no one really liked in the first place, even though you could physically assault cats. Just goes to show that even games with can't-miss concepts can miss.
Flip through the gallery to see if anything tickles your fancy this week!
Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time Publisher: Stickmen Studios Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief Price: 1000 Wii Points Description: Have you fallen off a cliff? Are you burning in lava? Did your latest invention just get crushed by a frozen polar bear? Avoid these misfortunes with Doc Clock's amazing Time Slider. Enjoy the first Doc Clock time-travelling adventure. Invent almost anything using the items you find, from catapults to incredible flying machines. Travel through time with Doc Clock as he battles mad, misguided robots to save his beloved cat and invent the perfect toasted sandwich machine.
Urbanix Publisher: Nordcurrent Players: 1-2 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief Price: 500 Wii Points Description: Welcome to Urbanix, a game inspired by classic computer games. You play as Urbanix, a tiny little tractor that has to build a town on an empty field. Avoid enemies and chase away house crashers – they will try to spoil your game. Play on Earth, in the North Pole or on the moon – each location has its own unique game-play mechanics, so you'll have to adapt your strategy. Be accurate, be quick and collect bonuses on your way. Enjoy 150 levels plus an intense multiplayer mode.
BIT.TRIP BEAT (demo version) Publisher: Aksys Games Players: 1-4 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 600 Wii Points Description: The retro action of rhythm game BIT.TRIP BEAT challenges you to use the Wii Remote controller to bounce beats. Retro visuals, classic game play, a four-player multiplayer mode and an 8-bit soundtrack will get you in the zone and rock your world. Pay attention, though – as with most classic games, the challenges are mighty. If you can stay cool as the difficulty increases, you'll discover the beginnings of the BIT.TRIP saga.
Note: Some demo versions do not support all game features, and players cannot save their in-game progress in demo versions.
Glory Days – Tactical Defense Publisher: odenis studio Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Violence Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points Description: Howling sandstorms blaze across the barren plains. A violent storm is brewing on the horizon. Get ready to repel waves of enemies amid the finely orchestrated chaos. As the ground trembles, artillery is being massed in the distance. If you're outnumbered, move your units to high ground for a strategic advantage. Use your AAA to shoot down enemy planes, fight off tanks with your guns and sink subs with your missile launchers. Master the battlefield by using the "Big One," a gun that will terrify and cause devastation among all units, enemies and friends alike. Expect your units to suffer losses under enemy fire. Repair and improve them because the show must go on. When the dust settles, you may have attained glory, even if the battle is lost. Special features include 3D field management, a 60-frames-per-second 3D engine, dynamic music and up to 300 units in real time.
Animal Boxing Publisher: Gammick Entertainment Players: 1-2 ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Cartoon Violence Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points Description: Animal Boxing is one of the first games to require players to invert the Nintendo DSi™ system. Use the stylus for motion-based controls. Throw jabs, hooks and uppercuts with simple stylus movements. Step into the ring against 50 wild fighters with different fighting styles. Go toe-to-toe against opponents such as Lee the cat, Sauda the rhino and Fore the bull. Build your own male or female character, then step into the ring in eight unique environments. Customize fighter attributes like gloves, clothing and hairstyle. Face off against another Nintendo DSi player using a local wireless connection.
The Seller Publisher: CIRCLE Entertainment Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points Description: Once a big-time boss, you are now down and out, forced into the small time after your company was driven into bankruptcy by an underhanded competitor who stooped lower than even you would dare. Of course, revenge is a dish best served cold – over a drink at an expensive club, which is where the game takes place. Rebuild your fortune and show your competitor who's really the boss. This is a witty card game with a few simple rules to test your intelligence. Starting with a small amount of resources, money and action cards, try to use those cards to cunningly step forward until you have sold all of your resources to others. Set strategies in motion to increase the value of your resources. Don't forget: Your ultimate goal is to introduce your competitors to bankruptcy.
Alien Puzzle Adventure Publisher: Mastertronic Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Cartoon Violence Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points Description: Alien Puzzle Adventure is a fast-paced, colorful and cartoonish puzzle game that combines Match 3 game play with a humorous and quirky storyline. The player sets out to save the world from a mysterious chemical attack. Armed with Professor Weinstein's Pseudo-quark Generator Gun, the player must neutralize packs of differently colored quarks over the course of 35 stages by matching three quarks of the same color. Can you help stem the tide and save the world? Your adventure starts today.