Excitebike, Frogger jump onto Wii Shop

Nintendo Update: Iconic stunt racer, amphibian arise on console's online store, while DSi gets Bomberman, Electroplankton.

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November has thus far been a busy one for Nintendo's online stores. Last week, the Wii and DSi's online store saw eight new additions, ranging from such classics as Capcom's original Street Fighter added to the Virtual Console to Ubisoft's new portable action game Battle of Giants: Dragons - Bronze Edition. Though busy times continue into the second week of November, as 11 more games are now available for Wii and DS gamers.

Three new games have been added to WiiWare, two of which will probably be familiar to old-school Nintendo gamers. The publisher's Excitebike franchise sees a new addition in World Rally, a stunt racing game that accommodates up to four players for 1,000 Wii points ($10). Konami's Frogger Returns sees the Japanese publisher's iconic amphibian crossing more treacherous environments and is available for 500 Wii points ($5).

As for all-new properties, Stickmen Studios has released Dragon Master Spell Caster for WiiWare. The 500 Wii-point ($5) action game has players riding dragons across a story mode, and the game also accommodates competitive play for up to two.

Excitebike still gets big air.
Excitebike still gets big air.

Hudson's latest installment in its strategy action Bomberman franchise leads the DSiWare lineup this week. Available for 500 DSi points ($5), Bomberman Blitz lets up eight players compete through the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to drop bombs, collect power-ups, and drop more bombs. Nintendo's music game Electroplankton sees five micro-installments added to the DSi's shop, each adding new sounds for 200 DSi points ($2) a piece.

Lastly, the Virtual Console is headlined by Sega's Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap, a 500 Wii-point ($5) game. First released for the Master System, Wonder Boy III is a side-scrolling action platformer and serves as a direct sequel to Wonder Boy in Monster Land. Commodore's Cybernoid, originally released for the Commodore 64, is also 500 Wii points ($5) and sees players blasting their way through space levels as a futuristic spaceship.

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Only one person commented on Bomberman Blitz? That game sounds really cool with Wi-Fi i can actually access.

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@ctkxtreme I know. But it never came out in Australia. That what happens down here. A lot of games don't get released even after they released them in States. I imported quite a number of games from States simply because they weren't released in Australia.

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A great pair of games on Wii Ware... Next time, I will be surely happy is with the release of Castlevania Rebirth.

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I am a huge fan of the excite series. I own excite trucks, excite bot & I was soo excited to find out they made an updated Excite Bike game. I had bombarded nintendo website for them to do this for the last 2 years especially after seeing New Super Mario bros DS. I bought the game today & it is vastly superior to the original in every way. I really wish they would have made this game for DS also. I was sorely disappointed that there was no local multiplayer. If I had known there was no local mulitplayer option I probably wouldn't have bought it. I hope they update the game to incorperate local multiplayer & not just the wifi stuff. Is it worth buying then? If you have $10.00 to spare I say go for it. Honestly ExciteBots is 10 billion times more enjoyable. Excite Bike World Rally does have the track editor & wifi with a cool points system much like that of ExciteBots. While it is rather lack luster compared to ExciteBots I think it is worth the $10.00.

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excitebike is a game ill miss if i keep to my promise to not buy anymore nintendo systems again:(

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About time they release good games on WiiWare...

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The Electroplanktons are welcome additions to my DSi library. Decent games, decent prices.

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@qubeley Electroplankton WAS released in the US. Like back in 2005.

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No Alex Kidd in Shinobi World yet?

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Funny they didn't release Electroplankton here. I bought a Japanese import one eventually and had a blast with it. What is the micro-installments about? Add on to the original game? If that's so, what's the point if the original game was not released in this region?

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Electroplankton I was wondering when this game would be released Ill consider downloading it.

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anytime Frogger-related is good

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Excitebike? Frogger? Yes, yes, and yes please.

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Excitebike looks great.

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WoW, excitebike looks good. I guess it's time to get some Wii points.

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@VectrexFanBoy: That's piracy, bud...XD That's why. Aaaaanyways...I never knew they had Commodore games on the Wii. O_o And I must get this new Excitebike game, love those games. =D

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I love Nintendo, but I'm getting sick to death of these Digital releases milking us for every dollar. I stood in LIGN to buy Frogger for the 2600 back in the day and it's a slap in the face to charge $5.00 to download.

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This is a good WiiWare week for me. I'm definitely going to download all three games, I love Excitebike and Frogger. Glad that VC finally had two releases but disappointed that it had mediocre titles so far. DSiWare is getting a bit better, probably because of Bomberman Blitz, definitely going to check that one out as well.

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