Tales of Monkey Island wraps up on WiiWare

Nintendo Store Update: Final installment in Telltale's swashbuckling adventure series joined by Tumblebugs 2, 5 in 1 Solitaire; Legends of Exidia, True Swing Golf come to DSi.

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The conclusion of Telltale Games' Tales of Monkey Island series arrived for the PC in early December. Now, Wii gamers can experience the finale of Guybrush Threepwood's latest bout with the feared pirate LeChuck as Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 5: Rise of the Pirate God leads Nintendo's weekly downloadable platform update. Like the other installments in the episodic adventure series, Rise of the Pirate God costs 1,000 Wii points ($10). For an idea of what to expect, check out GameSpot's review of the series for the PC.

Nintendo's WiiWare library also sees the addition of Gameshastra's action puzzler Tumblebugs 2 this week. The 800-Wii-point ($8) bug-battling game offers 89 levels in which the heroine Tumble attempts to rescue the Tumblebugs colony from the nefarious Black Bugs regiment. Digital Leisure provides the final new WiiWare game this week in the form of 5 in 1 Solitaire. The 500-Wii-point ($5) solitaire card game compilation includes Klondike, Spider, FreeCell, Golf, and Gaps.

5 in 1 Solitaire will also be included in Nintendo's DSiWare store update this week for 200 points ($2). That won't be the only handheld card game, however, as Electronic Arts has Downtown Texas Hold'Em on tap for 500 DSi points ($5). The poker title offers two game modes that accommodate up to 20 gamblers, as well as online multiplayer for up to five.

Guybrush looks like he has seen a ghost! Oh wait...
Guybrush looks like he has seen a ghost! Oh wait...

Nintendo's True Swing Golf Express tees up on the DSi's online store this week for 800 points ($8). The golf sim features traditional round play on 3-, 9-, and 18-hole courses, while a challenge mode has gamers attempting to perform specific tasks on the links. Gamers can also try to keep the ball out of the holes in Assoria's Move Your Brain Rollway Puzzle. The 500-DSi-point ($5) game combines riddle-solving and finger agility, as players are challenged to avoid traps while guiding a ball out of a labyrinthine maze.

It isn't just puzzles, card games, and sports sims on the DSi this week. Gameloft's fantasy action role-playing game Legends of Exidia debuts on Nintendo's portable for 800 DSi points ($8) and sees players battling demons to save a princess in peril.

The final new addition to the Nintendo Store this week is the Virtual Console release of Alex Kidd in Shinobi World. Originally available for the Sega Master System, the action platformer pits Alex Kidd against enemies from the classic ninja series Shinobi across 12 different stages. Alex Kidd in Shinobi World sells for 500 Wii points ($5).

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