Saturday, May 2, 2009

Patch Note Previews (For May 10 – May 16)

Nintendo dominates this week with compact, but appealing and diverse releases for the Wii and DS. With virus game play compacted with dream jobs galore and an age old debate, the 2nd week of May is shaping up quite nicely.

Puchi Puchi Virus (DS) (May 12th) Jaleco

“Puchi Puchi Virus” brings virus-battling puzzle game play to our fingertips. It’s quite frenetic and fast-paced with all the colorful, vibrant viruses being zapped and eliminated with stylus control. “Puchi” seems to be interesting to you puzzle-savants, but not much is known about this game, since it’s not your typical household title and not much video was found. You can try to save everyone from viruses on Tuesday for $19.99 on the Nintendo DS.

Help Wanted (Wii) (May 12th) Konami

Help! Did you hear that? Someone needs us! In “Help Wanted”, the tagline is “what do you want to be when you grow up?” and you can play as whoever you imagine in it. Bodybuilder, astronaut, goalkeeper, security guard, and newscaster are just a few of up to 50 jobs the player can assume. Multiplayer action is also available with players being pitted against one another in firefighter showdowns and muscle building fiascos and much more. “Help” looks to provide fun with its variety of jobs and multiplayer action, which means lots of different mini-games. Assume your dream job on Tuesday for $29.99 on the Nintendo Wii.

Pirates v. Ninja Dodgeball (Wii) (May 12th) SouthPeak Interactive

The age old debate of pirates versus ninja might finally be settled in “Pirates v. Ninja Dodgeball”. The teams that can be selected include pirates, ninja, robots, and zombies each complete with team specific special abilities like parrots, stealth, lasers, and burrowing. Game play is very fast with dodge balls not being the only weapon because players can beat up on their opponents with fists and said special abilities. Grab some friends to help you settle the debate either on the same team or against each other. “Pirates” looks to be different, but it’s also already on “XBLA”.Whose side will you align with on Tuesday for $29.99 on the Nintendo Wii?

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