The unfortunately-named Lemmings-style survival puzzler Save the Furries makes its WiiWare debut this week, leading us headlong into another fine installment of the weekly Nintendo Download.
Smack Down Production finally gets its hit iOS game Save the Furries onto the Nintendo Wii, challenging players to guide cute little green things across 60 levels of pitfalls, traps, and other implements of destruction. It's great gobs of fun. Perhaps that's a poor choice of words.
Wii owners can also enjoy the beat-em-up stylings of Double Dragon II. That's like, four dragons for 500 Wii points. I dare you to find a better deal on dragons.
Meanwhile, on a portable somewhere, we've got cooking mini-games, match puzzles, number puzzles and fruit puzzles. It's a great week for puzzles.
And just think of all the furries we'll save!
Save the Furries
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Help Save the Furries across 60 levels in this puzzle-adventure ! Furries are cute green creatures that like to visit strange planets and then stroll about oblivious to the dangers around them. Where you are needed is to use the Wii Remote to move and swipe pinballs, ropes, logs, crates, carts, switches, fans and all sorts of other items to help create a safe path to the exit. Make sure you keep the Furries safe from strange galactic creatures, spikey pits, huge explosions, giant drops and becoming the main dinner of the evil Furax !
Double Dragon II
Price: 500 Wii Points
Billy and Jimmy Lee, the Double Dragons, are back to avenge the loss of Marion. In their quest to defeat the evil Shadow Warriors, Billy and Jimmy must complete nine missions, facing deadly street gangs, ninjas and huge mutant fighters. The duo traverses through construction sites, alleyways and underwater hideouts complete with secret elevator shafts, spiked ceilings and razor-sharp mechanical claws. Can Billy and Jimmy contend with the enemies placed before them and ultimately save the world?
Experience the dizzying life of a top-notch Chef and restaurateur as you prepare all manner of exotic food on your way to building your own restaurant empire from the ground up! Explore an island paradise to discover and play in fun and unique locations. Along the way you will face picky patrons, snobby food critics, one grouchy health inspector and more.
Slitherlink by Nikoli
With the Nikoli puzzle series, you can enjoy high-quality "Slitherlink" puzzles, created by Nikoli, who gave the world-famous puzzle "Sudoku" name. The Nintendo 3DS allows for the realization of simple and easy to play operability. "Slitherlink" is a puzzle in which you connect dots with a line according to the rules. The greatest attraction is the fact that there exist an unlimited number of set sequences known as "theorems". With this puzzle, you can actually feel your own skill level rising with each theorem you learn. To ensure your long-term enjoyment, we're prepared both a "Stage Clear" mode and a "Random" mode. In "Stage Clear" mode, you progress by clearing puzzles one by one, and in "Random" mode puzzles are generated at random. Please enjoy this high-quality "Slitherlink" game. 50 Slitherlink questions are collected. In this - one of Nikoli's most awesome original puzzles - you connect the dots to make a single ring.
Lola's Fruit Shop Sudoku
Platform: 3DS / DSi
Price: $1.99 / 200 Points
Lola Panda does it again – making it fun to develop logical thinking! Now kids can enjoy the fun and challenge of Sudoku in a form especially designed for them. Lola's Fruit Shop Sudoku game is playable even by 4-year old children, yet still challenging enough for 8-9-year-old kids. How is that possible? The player is invited to help Lola Panda to sort out the fruit. After a few successes, the player gets a well-earned award and at the end of the game the Fruit Shop is ready to open. Like most Lola Panda games, Fruit Shop Sudoku has very clear instructions and pleasant voice guidance. Lola's Fruit Shop Sudoku begins with an easy level for young children: they play a 3x3 fruit game with 4 different kinds of fruit. In this way children really learn to play the game quickly without even knowing what Sudoku is. On the other hand, the hard level uses numbers and a bigger 4x4 grid, so it provides fun and challenge even for children who are a bit older. Naturally, the game proceeds smoothly from each level to the next, so it is never too difficult for the player.
Jewel Legends - Tree of Life
Platform: 3DS / DSi
Price: $4.99 / 500 Points
Rebuild the world of the Hods in Jewel Legends: Tree of Life! The Hods, magical beings and pure of heart, once lived in harmony with the holy Tree of Life. But the endless greed of a dark demon forced them into hiding. Now, new hope springs eternal. Using building materials, jewels and other valuables, switch two adjacent tiles to make a row of three or more matching tiles! The valuables will help you to rebuild the world of the Hods and to restore the Tree of Life to its former strength!
Gym Class Heroes' "The Fighter" (Available June 22)
Gym Class Heroes, in their latest video, "The Fighter" (featuring Ryan Tedder), follow Olympic gymnastic hopeful John Orozco's quest for the glory at this Summer's games in London.