VC and WiiWare releases for the week of 9/15


Hurah! WiiWare excites me once again this week thanks to the next installment of the Strong Bad point and click adventure, Strong Bad Episode 2: Strong Badia the Free (Telltale Games, 1 player, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older-Crude Humor, Mild Cartoon Violence, Use of Alcohol, 1,000 Wii Points), by Telltale games! But wait, wait, wait. What is this? That isn’t the most awesome news of the day! How can this be? Mega Man 2 (NES™, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone-Mild Cartoon Violence, 500 Wii Points) is how this can be. Nothing tops Mega Man 2. Nothing. Hopefully you’ve already played Mega Man 2 and you don’t need to decide between these two.

Strong Badia the Free is the next chapter in the episodic adventures of Strong Bad from I really enjoyed the first chapter so I’m scooping this up as we speak and looking forward to an afternoon of hi-lar-ity. I’m hoping it gets a bit more challenging, but won’t be upset as long as they maintain the same quality of humor as before. As for Mega Man 2, if you haven’t played it download it now. It’s definitely the best in the series and won’t leave you dissapointed.

There is a second WiiWare game coming out this week in the form of Potpourrii (Abstraction Games, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii Points), which is a puzzle game, though with releases like My Aqaurium coming out I woldn’t hold it against you if you thought it was an interactive way to make homemade air freshners. It actually looks interesting, involving changing seasons, grouping colors together and some creative uses for the Wii Remote. Once again I wish we could get a brief snippet of WiiWare games to make sure we want to download them. Oh well.