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Nintendo Launches WiiWare in Europe; Six Titles Available
Dr. Mario, Toki Tori and more released across the pond.
By Andrew Joy 05/20/2008 08:58:28 PST

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While there is usually something of a wait to get most games over there (they won’t see Super Smash Bros. Brawl until the end of June), WiiWare is now available in the U.K., and only a week after its North American launch.  Although there was talk of eight originally, it would seem Nintendo decided to scale back the release, instead giving Europeans six new games to download.  Comparable to the U.S. launch, the list includes popular titles like LostWinds and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King, as well as some we haven’t yet seen here, like Dr. Mario & Germ Buster and Toki Tori.  For more information on the European WiiWare launch, you’ll find the complete list and official product descriptions below:

Dr. Mario & Germ Buster™ from Nintendo

The all-time puzzle classic returns for the Wii generation, featuring online gameplay and a new Germ Buster mode! Destroy all the viruses trapped in the bottle by dropping and slotting capsules to create lines of matching colours. The more viruses you clear, the faster the capsules drop.

In Dr. Mario, challenge the computer in 1 Player mode, go head-to-head with a friend in 2 Player mode, or prove your skills against the world via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. You can also send a demo version of the game to a friend (within your region) using WiiConnect24.

In Germ Buster (based on the relaxation game in More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima), up to four players can use their Wii Remotes to grab, spin and slot capsules as your Miis try to keep the nasty bugs at bay. Who thought that catching germs could be so much fun?

Dr Mario & Germ Buster™ is available now for 1000 Wii Points.

FINAL FANTASY® CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a King™ from SQUARE ENIX

According to legend, a deserted town now serves as the lifeless reminder of a once powerful kingdom. The young son of an exiled king reaches this land after a long journey, finding only an abandoned castle – and a magic crystal. Though tarnished by years of neglect, the crystal has maintained its luminous glow and bestows upon the boy the power of architek, the ability to manifest memories into reality. With the help of loyal servants and audacious adventurers, the new king dutifully prepares to rebuild his people’s homeland in this new realm.

FINAL FANTASY® CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a King can be downloaded now for 1500 Wii Points.

LostWinds™ from Frontier


LostWinds is a fresh, enchanting adventure that lets you wield the awesome powers of Enril the wind spirit - from raging tornados to the gentlest breeze – to guide and protect Toku, a young boy who is the only one who can help you release the curse placed upon the world of Mistralis and its people by evil Balasar.

Mistralis is a stunningly presented, magical land full of wonder and intrigue that bursts to life with your every action and exploration. LostWinds’ novel, playful controls let you use Enril’s elemental powers to jump and glide Toku through Mistralis’ different regions, buffet and smash enemies and solve puzzles on their journey to a dramatic showdown. Bursting with new gameplay ideas that embrace the Wii controller, LostWinds puts the power of the wind in the palm of your hand.

LostWinds™ is available now for 1000 Wii Points.

Star Soldier R from HUDSON SOFT

A new kind of shooter where players aim for the best scores within a 2 or 5-minute time limit! Develop various scoring strategies and pump out those points within the breakneck timeframe! In-depth gameplay, tons of replayability!

Assembled in record time to counter the advance of a powerful enemy, the mysterious Brain Forces, the "Caesar" starfighter takes off to fight for the very future of mankind!
Shoot down countless enemies, upgrade your ship to the max with power-ups hidden throughout the levels, and carry out an all-out assault against the core of the enemy fortress! Combining the excitement of shoot'em-ups with in-depth scoring strategies, this state-of-the-art competitive shooter will keep you coming back for more!

Upload your best scores with the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, and pit your skills against the world's best fighter pilots from the comfort of your living room!

Hone your skills and show the world who's boss!

Download Star Soldier R now for 800 Wii Points.

Toki Tori from Two Tribes B.V.

Toki Tori is his name and collecting eggs is his game! In this puzzle / platform game, players get to use a variety of items such as the Telewarp, InstantRock™ and Slug Sucker. Clever use and combinations of these items is needed to solve all the game's levels, of which there are more than 70. These levels range from easy to brain-teasingly hard, resulting in dozens of hours of puzzle play-time.

Toki Tori makes the most out of what the Wii was to offer. It uses of the Wii Remote for a unique control scheme, which offers players a new and more relaxing play style. A second player can help you out, by drawing hints while you are playing. The game even uses the Wii Message Board in a unique way!

In short, Toki Tori:
- is a puzzle / platform game
- offers dozens of hours of gameplay
- uses the multiple Wii Remotes for a new play style
- uses Wii Message Board

Toki Tori is available to download now for 900 Wii Points.

TV Show King from Gameloft


Become King of a fun TV trivia show! Confront friends and family with your Mii and see who is the smartest! Confront friends and family in a TV quiz game show! Let your Mii try to answer fun and challenging trivia questions, from the classics to original stumpers, spanning across history, geography, literature, science, sports and entertainment! For an extra challenge, use your Wii Remote in original ways. Make it to the finals and see who can win the greatest amount of cash in one last, ultimate duel. TV Show King will challenge your brain! Now, get ready… get set… and go play TV Show King!

- Have fun and test your general knowledge with more than 3,000 questions on all kinds of subjects; for an alternately serious and hilarious game.
- Use your own customized Mii as your in game character for a truly immersive experience.
- Numerous entertaining themes including music, cinema, entertainment, history, geography, sports, common knowledge, fun and pop culture.
- Answer the questions following the different game rules: use your Wii Remote as a torch light, as a scratching tool or as a pointer.
- A true animated TV set: highly colourful characters (a host, a DJ and a cheering crowd)
- A turning wheel to spice up the game: double your gain, loose everything or swap your cash!
- Increasing tension with an increasing difficulty and stakes!

Download TV Show King for 1000 Wii Points.

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