GhostSlayer hacks, slashes WiiWare

Nintendo Store Update: Gevo's MotionPlus-compatible actioner joins puzzler Mouse House, Family Go-Kart Racing on console; DSi gets Flight Control, Aura-Aura Climber.

Nintendo doesn't have a featured headliner coming to its Wii and DSi online store this week, but between three WiiWare titles and four DSi games, platform owners may just find something to pique their interest.

On WiiWare, Gevo Entertainment has released its hack-and-slash action adventure GhostSlayer for 600 Wii points ($6). GhostSlayer sees gamers wading through hordes of the undead across three difficulty settings in an effort to vanquish the diabolical Ghost Queen. Though it is compatible with the Wii MotionPlus add-on, gamers do not need the precision-enhancing peripheral to play the game.

With the Wii MotionPlus, cutting up ghosts has never been easier!

Those looking for more family-friendly fare can pick up Big John Games' Mouse House or Aksys Games' Family Go-Kart Racing. Mouse House is available for 600 Wii points ($6) and sees gamers guiding a googly-eyed rodent through 100 different logic-based puzzles. Aksys' 500-Wii-point ($5) kart racer sees family members Billy, Sarah, Daddy, and Mommy joined by Auntie and Gramps as they zip through 12 different power-up-fueled tracks.

Nintendo's Aura-Aura Climber scales DSiWare this week for 200 DSi points ($2). The game sees the titular gas giant attempting to ascend the heavens after falling to Earth, avoiding enemies and picking up power-ups to aid him on his way. Firemint's 2-million-unit-selling iPhone game Flight Control makes its way to the DSi for 500 DSi points ($5). The tense strategy title drops players into the role of air-traffic controller, charging them with successfully negotiating the arrival and departure of a variety of aircraft.

Xform's Flipper also costs 500 DSi points ($5). It sees gamers assuming the role of a young boy who is in pursuit of his stolen goldfish. The puzzle-platformer features a destruction and reconstruction mechanic, where players must build up or destroy certain areas to clear levels. Neko Entertainment's Faceez rounds out this week's Nintendo Store update, providing gamers with new ways to play with the handheld's built-in camera for 200 DSi points ($2).

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14 comments
Tri-Enforcer
Tri-Enforcer

Ghost Slayer is nice the Wii Motion plus sword play is tight and fluid like the Sword Play Showdown in WS: Resort. This game is not mindless waggle as it requires timing and blocking (lots of it)--waggle will get you no where--you need strategy. You'll really need strategy in the last three levels as those are difficult even on novice! So Ghost Slayer is a fun game with tight controls and supplies a decent challenge. Not bad for a $6 game.

Jbreynolds
Jbreynolds

GhostSlayer sounds interesting. Haven't bought a Wii Console game in a while, might have to check it out.

StarkJJ
StarkJJ

Title wasn't misleading at all. If you know about the game then you knew what the article was about. Think harder.

Xeonz
Xeonz

That darn GhostSlayer sure hax0red that WiiWare alright.

-Fromage-
-Fromage-

lol, family go-kart racing. :P

Cillerboy
Cillerboy

oh well maybe another day haha

Venom341
Venom341

@Sardinar and 5j3553 I bet that 9/10 of all of the people checking this page thought the same thing. I am one of those people.

5j3553
5j3553

@Sardinar lol same here. "omg someone hacked wiiware!" *click* "oh....crap"

D3j1k0
D3j1k0

Glad to see even WiiWare games are getting some use out of the WMP addon. Hopefully this won't be another one of nintendo's doomed peripherals.

Sardinar
Sardinar

Wait what, I thought some guy named GhostSlayer hacked WiiWare... damn