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*Update* SSBB and the WiFi Issues

Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl has been out for nearly a week in the states and the game itself is sound. Though as some of you may have noticed the Wi-Fi connect can be sketchy at best. The WFC (Wi-Fi Connection) has some real issues with SSBB (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) first and foremost is the server issue. Nintendo did not expect the server to fill up with player wanting to brawl with player across the country. In a statement off the Nintendo Support channel this is the only response given about disconnection errors.

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Harvest Moon Now Available on the Virtual Console

The classic game “Harvest Moon” is now available on the Wii Shop Channel.

Wikipedia gives an example of the typical gameplay for Harvest Moon…

Most gameplay in the Harvest Moon games consists of planting seeds to grow fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs in the spring, summer, and autumn, and collecting items, making home improvements, and building personal relationships in the winter. A successful farmer must weigh the cost, selling price, number of harvests, and growth times of the various types of produce in order to pick the best product for each of the seasons. One can also go fishing.

The player must also balance their physical resources; if players over-exert themselves, they might not have the energy to perform needed activities, or might even get sick and miss a day of farming.

You can pick up the SNES game for 800 Wii points and is rated E for everyone.

New WiiWare Developer: Steel Penny Games

Recently Steel Penny Games, formerly Naughty Dog Software employees, announced that they were signing with Nintendo into their WiiWare program. Currently Steel Penny is hard at work on their original IP, “Bruiser & Scratch”.

Here is a quote from the official release for the game…

Steel Penny Games states that the upcoming title blends a challenging puzzle game with dramatic fantasy environments and appealing characters for an exceptionally satisfying experience. Other details about the upcoming product are not available at this time.

Hopefully more well known game studios will follow in the footsteps of Steel Penny and join the WiiWare initiative.

(Via GamingShogun)

Virtual Console Getting Smash Bros. 64?

Are you one of the many people saddened by the news that Nintendo is pushing back the release of Super Smash Bros. for the Wii? If you are… you might have a little ray of hope coming your way – in the form of Smash Bros. 64 on the Virtual Console.

Super Smash Bros.

According to Nintendic.com, the latest issue of Nintendo Power has news of a “special Virtual Console Treat” coming in the near future… could this be Super Smash Bros. 64?

This actually makes sense since they released both Metroid (NES) and Super Metroid (SNES) prior to the release of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii).

Anyone interested in playing some retro Super Smash Bros. 64? Feel free to let me know

Trio of Sci-Fi Games Join the Virtual Console

This weeks Virtual Console game releases all hail from the Sci-Fi genre. The games are Cybernator, Alien Storm, and Monster Lair.

Cybernator, Alien Storm, and Monster Lair

Cybernator (Super Nintendo – 800 Wii points) The game takes place in the future, during a time when Earth’s fossil fuels have begun to dwindle. There is a massive war taking place all over the earth for control of these resources, as well as for territorial rights on the moon. The two warring governments, the Axis and Federation, have the ability to go into space and create giant space stations and weapons of mass destruction.

Alien Storm (Sega – 800 Wii points) The aliens are invading Earth, and it’s up to the “Alien Busters” to wipe them out and destroy their creator. The Busters consist of Karen, Garth and Scooter. Each one of them have their own unique weapons and special attacks. However these differences are all just cosmetic as they all play virtually identical to one another.

Monster Lair (Turbografx17 – 800 Wii points) You play a green-haired boy hero or a pink-haired girl hero who must attack the invaders that attempt to collect weapons and use them to destroy the land.

Overall I’d say this is a very lackluster week of game releases… what do you guys think?

Nintendo Unveils It’s Classic Game Gifting Option

Just in time for the 2007 holiday season, Nintendo has unveiled it’s “gifting” feature for the Wii console. Via the Wii Shop Channel, users can buy and send classic games to other users.

According to DigitalTrends.com

Beginning this week, owners of Nintendo’s Wii video game console will be able to purchase classic games using the Wii Shop Channel, and send them to other Wii owners with whom they’ve already traded Friend Codes. And if the intended recipient already has the game you’re trying to give them, no worries: buyers will receive a message and be returned to the catalog with their wallets intact.

So, you got any plans to pass out any classic games for the holidays?