VC and WiiWare releases for the week of July 28

I’m not even going to pretend to be excited for any of the games this week. Most of the time I can muster up some sort of hope for the VC and WiiWare releases and scratch out some happiness from the line-up. Today I shall not because Pong Toss- Frat Party Games (JV Games, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone—Mild Language, 800 Wii Points), Chase H.Q. (TurboGrafx16, 1 player, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older—Drug Reference, Mild Violence, 600 Wii Points) and Art of Fighting 2 (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated T for Teen—Alcohol and Tobacco Reference, Violence, 900 Wii Points) make one of the worst line-ups in VC/WiiWare history.

When Art of Fighting 2, one of SNK’s least memorable fighters, is the best game out of three, you know you’re going to be getting a disappointing week. Seriously, of all the fighting games in the line-up this is chosen? Maybe on a week that also had some great releases to go along with it, but it is hardly a game that should be the “must get” of the week.

Chase H.Q. isn’t helping much either. It’s an old racer that…fine, I’ll talk about the beer pong game. It’s beer pong on your Wii. They just had to name it something different. I suppose if you don’t have room for a beer pong table and you don’t want to get your floor all sticky you could use it but, damn it, sticky floors and the moving of furniture are part of what make beer pong so great. I can tell you grand tales of heroism and triumph that occured over a beer pong game but they had something this game doesn’t. The beer! If you desperately want to play beer pong sober than all these games are live already, have at it.