Monday, December 28, 2009

Hey, there's a reason (or four) to visit the Wii Shop Channel again!

The Monday after Christmas usually is a bit of a downer for me, but not this year. That's because Nintendo of America offered up the best "Nintendo Download Monday" in some time by making available Pilotwings (via Wii Virtual Console), Castlevania: The Adventure Rebirth (WiiWare) and The Oregon Trail (DSiWare).

Actually, those aren't the only downloadable titles that piqued my interest this morning. The Magic Obelisk, a WiiWare title, also intrigued me. Why? Well, it was developed by the folks at Game Arts--the Tokyo-based company responsible for the Grandia, Lunar and Silpheed series.

According to the press release sent out by Nintendo of America's PR department, The Magic Obelisk "is an action-adventure game in which you become Popo, a light spirit. Your mission is to guide Lukus, a tree spirit, to each stage's goal while moving only within the shadow. You can help him do this by shining your light near the mysterious magic obelisks, allowing you to create and connect shadows to solve tricks and gimmicks along the way."

Honestly, that description doesn't do much for me. This trailer, on the other hand, makes the title seem a lot more appealing:


Viewtiful_Justin said...

I literally squealed out loud at work when I read this. I forgot ENTIRELY to check this today!!!


Bryan Ochalla said...

I knew you'd be excited about this news, Justin :) So, are you going to pick up Castlevania *and* Pilotwings?

Viewtiful_Justin said...

I got Castlevania, and the boy and I played through it last night. So great! The normal difficulty level is REALLY TOUGH, and easy is WAY EASY. But hey, we got through it and I am SO intrigued by all the branching paths. What a neat idea...sort of pseudo-non-linear.

And Pilotwings...I still have the original game cart on my SNES, so I may not buy it.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Oh, thanks for posting impressions of Castlevania. I may have to try it myself :) (I haven't played a Castlevania game since part IV, I think.)