Review Of Wii Chess

Posted on 5th June 2008 by admin in Game Reviews

Nintendo of America, Inc. is really getting fancy on us now! They’ve come out with a chess game-woo hoo! Ok, all sarcasm aside, it is a bit surprising that the company who is largely responsible for the existence of a video gaming industry in the first place would come out with something this simple, this late in the game (pun intended, of course).
But if you look back at Nintendo’s legacy (and that means acknowledging where they have been as well as where they are now), you’ll see a company that has come full circle, yet always stayed true to their original vision. Undoubtedly, their goal for consoles back in the early 80’s with the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) was to build game systems aimed at families. The concept behind building these (and the accompanying games) was also to create entertainment universally appealing to various age groups.

Chess Crusade for Nintendo Wii

Destination Software 2008, Video Game, $19.99

Fast forward and more than two decades later they are obviously doing the same thing with the Wii and many of its titles. (Look at the still-cartoon-oriented Mii’s and Super Mario saga for proof.) (more…)

Enhance your TV with Wii Channels

Posted on 22nd February 2008 by admin in Wii Features

By now, if you’re not living under a rock, you have heard about the Nintendo Wii. Nintendo, one of the all-time super powers of the gaming industry, has made a comeback rivaling the smashing success of their original system (Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES) with the Nintendo Wii. If you’re a big Wii fan, you may or may not know that the Wii was originally codenamed Nintendo Revolution before its November 2006 release in the United States. Nintendo of America, Inc. finally decided to call the console the Wii because it is a universal word/sound that translates to fun, transcending the language barrier.

wii channels

The system has also gone on to do things never before attempted in gaming console history. The Wii Remote (or Wii-mote) is the epitome of this revolution; gamers of all ages can swing and shake this controller and become an active physical part of the onscreen action within a game. But another revolutionary aspect of the Nintendo Wii system is the advent of Wii Channels. The Wii channels create a unique and astonishingly user-friendly way of looking at the different things the console can do. With that in mind, it’s important to recognize that the Wii itself is almost more worthy of being dubbed an “entertainment system” than the company’s original 1985 NES console was. It is a multimedia center for the entire family to enjoy and interact with. (more…)

Three Classics come to Channel

Posted on 24th August 2007 by nic in Nintendo News

The Wii Shop Channel allows users to simply use their Wii to download or purchase available games. In saying this they have recently released three classics into the Channel for all to admire. The latest to be set free is the classic Metroid from the NES. It is just one of many games to be released upon the upcoming release of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, on August 27th.

Wii 2000 Points Card

Nintendo 2007, Video Game, $17.20

Along with this comes two more classics, Shinobi III: Return Of The Ninja Master which continues to impress. When we left Joe Musashi he believed that Neo Zeed was dead but he indeed is still alive and well. Joe must return from exile and face his past in order to free his future.

Secondly we have Neutopia. You take control of a brave young boy who sets of on a journey to rescue the kidnapped princess and return the eight medallions that were stolen by the evil demon Dirth.

These games are just a taste to come. So stay tuned for more information related to similar games on the Wii Channel.