WiiWare

Episode II – emphasis on ‘sod’

This week saw the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II, a mere 19 months after Episode I. Can Sega really get away with calling that episodic? It’s a bit of a stretch. Perhaps Sonic the Hedgehog 4: It’s Not Long and Sonic the Hedgehog 4 v2:...

What to do with 500 Nintendo Points?

When Nintendo finally made demos a permanent reality on WiiWare, I was optimistic. But that seems to have petered out with, at the time of writing, only one demo available, that being of 2009’s NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits. WiiWare in general is hardly flying high, too, with three or...

Art of Balance

I was over a year late to the Art of Balance party, and for that I blame only Nintendo. Had they given the green light to WiiWare demos earlier – as they clearly and obviously should have – then I would have played the demo earlier, and realised...

Demonstrably a good thing

It always makes me double-take when I notice that North America is getting something after Europe. Especially when that something is from Nintendo. But that’s what’s happened with the return of WiiWare demos. Hooray! They arrived in Europe earlier this month, and North America gets the goodness from...

WiiWare downloads at last

Finally, Nintendo has caught up and started offering demos of a few WiiWare games. Hooray! It’s very limited though, and only until the end of January. But Nintendo has a habit of coming to a party late, starting small, then doing it less half-arsed. So hopefully WiiWare will...