WiiWare is getting all the action these days. Sadly if you eliminate the two games that don’t look that interesting Family Mini Golf (Aksys Games, Players: 1-8, E (Everyone), 500 Wii Points) and Drill Sergeant Mindstrong (XSEED Games, Players: 1-4, E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Language, Mild Violence, 800 Wii Points), you’re left with only NEVES Plus (YUKES Company of America, Players: 1-4, E (Everyone), 600 Wii Points). DSiWare and the VC only get one game each this week in the form of Art Style: BOXLIFE (Nintendo, Players: 1, E (Everyone), 500 Nintendo DSi Points) and SimEarth: The Living Planet (TurboGrafx16 CD-ROM, Hudson Entertainment, Players: 1, E (Everyone) – Violent References, 800 Wii Points).
If you’ve played NEVES on the DS then you know it’s a pretty addictive puzzle game in which you flip a bunch of shapes around in order to fit into a certain area. You probably played a game like this when you were a kid, but it was never this hard or as fun. NEVES Plus adds in some multiplayer fun, as the Wii is wont to do. Otherwise on WiiWare you’ve got mini-games galore in Mindstrong and golf with Daddy, Mommy, Sarah and Billy, the characters from the Family series of WiiWare games.
The Art Style series has been surprisingly fun and well done and it doesn’t look like BOXLIFE should be any different. In this game you have to cut out boxes from paper into order to advance in your job. It sounds odd, but so far all of them have and they’ve all worked pretty well. SimEarth is just as the title sounds. I always dug the entry into the series, though playing a Sim game on a console is still a big no-no for me.