By Spencer . January 19, 2009 . 6:29am
Arc System Works’ new WiiWare games are beginning to trickle on our shores. Aksys finished up Family Glide Hockey which is one of this week’s WiiWare games. Basically, Family Glide Hockey is air hockey on WiiWare with different courts. Take the whole “family” – yours or the one in the game and play glide hockey math problems for only 500 Wii Points ($5).
High Voltage Software, the company behind the Conduit, has a WiiWare game this week too. High Voltage Hot Rod Show is a four player racing game with split screen multiplayer. After you burn the competition in seven player CPU races with power slides and boost ring powered bursts you can upload your best times on the online leaderboards. High Voltage Hot Rod Show supports the Wii Wheel and some kind of motion control, but if that’s not your forte you can use a Classic Controller, Gamecube pad or a nunchuck/remote combo to play. High Voltage Hot Rod Show goes for 1,000 Wii Points ($10).
Out of all the releases MUSHA is the one I have my eye on. Compile developed this early Sega Genesis vertical shooter where you control “super hybrid armor.” MUSHA comes with two little gunpods which can be upgraded by powerups. Grab items to make them shoot lasers or drop bombs. The thing I liked about MUSHA way back when and still do is there is no safe zone. Enemies pop up from the bottom of the screen forcing players to move in the middle rather than hug the end of the screen while everything scrolls forward. MUSHA is 800 Wii Points ($8) and worth a look if you’re craving for an arcade style shooter.
Images courtesy of Arc System Works.