VC and WiiWare releases for the week of Dec. 15

Horay for episodic content! This weeks VC and WiiWare releases show a return of Strong Bad in Strong Bad Episode 5: 8-Bit Is Enough (Telltale Games, 1 player, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older-Mild Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief, Mild Suggestive Themes, 1,000 Wii Points) and that’s all the episodic content on the Wii at the moment. I guess my opening sentence doesn’t really tie Big Kahuna Party (Reflexive Entertainment Inc., 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone, 700 Wii Points) on WiiWare and Enduro Racer (SEGA Master System, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points) on the VC in with the story. However, poor planning aside, we’ll move on.

While I personally am only on chapter 2 of the Strong Bad games I do plan to at some point play all of them, and expect to be surrounded by hilarity when I do. We must support as much pointing and clicking as possible so that more pointing and clicking will become possible. Luckily it’s pretty easy with the Strong Bad games as so far they’ve been genuinely fun. You know this one will be good because it involves TROGDOR!

Big Kahuna Party is a family party game that is based on the old match-three game. It sounds like it has a plethora of content with over a hundred levels. Looks like it could actually be a decent puzzle game with some intriguing multiplayer levels, though that could just come from the fact that I was surprised it wasn’t a collection of mini-games.

Enduro Racer falls onto the VC this week, giving us another week of ho-hum classic gaming. As someone who didn’t own the SEGA Master System I like that they’re putting some games out for it, but I’m also realizing why it was the Genesis that gave SEGA legs in the US. Enduro Racer looks like Excite Bike but from a different camera angle.