Nintendo today launched its new WiiWare service, an Xbox Live Arcade-like service on which gamers can download new, small games from independent developers.
We thought you might like a list of the initial list of games available on WiiWare. So, the inaugural WiiWare list is below, complete with descriptions and Wii Point prices for each game.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King (1 player, 1,500 Wii Points): Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King takes a legendary franchise and launches it into the realm of simulation gaming. Players are challenged to rebuild a kingdom, leading its young king on a path of discovery through an adventure bristling with mystery and intrigue.
LostWinds (1-2 players, 1,000 Wii Points): This platform adventure puts the power of the wind in the palm of your hand, from raging tornadoes to the gentlest breeze. You’ll wield your Wii Remote to power Toku’s jumps and glides, suspend and smash enemies, meet friends and solve puzzles using LostWinds’ intuitive control system.
Defend your Castle (1-4 players, 500 Wii Points): Defend your Castle takes place on a grassy plain surrounded by invaders. You are the commander of your castle, and it is your duty to fling the invading enemies sky-high, watching them plummet to their demise. As you progress, add powerful spells and upgrades to your arsenal for repelling the attacks.
Pop (1-4 players, 700 Wii Points): Pop bubbles to score points and stop the timer from running out. Pop can be enjoyed by casual gamers, who can simply play to pop bubbles and keep the game moving, as well as advanced players, who can pick their shots rapidly and accurately and generate combos to maximize their score.
V.I.P. Casino: Blackjack (1-4 players, 700 Wii Points): V.I.P. Casino: Blackjack re-creates the casino experience, with fully animated players and a realistic Las Vegas dealer. Single players can increase their bankrolls, while multiple players can engage in a head-to-head mini-blackjack tournament.
TV Show King (1-4 players, 1,000 Wii Points): TV Show King transforms your living room into a real TV quiz show studio where you’ll face the challenge of answering more than 3,000 questions across six different categories. Compete against family and friends and use your Wii Remote controller in original ways to make it to the finals to see who can win the greatest amount of cash in one final, deciding duel.