Hudson's Adventure Island was never my thing. Master Higgins' penchant for 8-bit shirtlessness was kind of a turn off to me. I like my platforming protagonists to exhibit a modicum of decency.

Nintendo's WiiWare service is giving Hudson another opportunity to turn sidescrolling platforming fans onto this whole Adventure Island thing. That means more Master Higgins, more floating meat-on-bone, more walking to the right.

And no shirts. Maybe that's why I would prefer a cel-shaded Adventure Island as opposed to this. The first Japanese trailer doesn't look like it'll turn me into a fan, but maybe the 16-shot mini-game action will get you hot and bothered.