Your first digital games in 2009 from Nintendo are Kirby’s Dream Land 3 and Sandy Beach. Since Kirby’s Dream Land 3 came out so late in the lifecycle of the Super NES it looked impressive. The gameplay, however, is standard Kirby fare where you eat and absorb the powers of enemies. Since this is the same old Kirby it probably isn’t worth what eBay auctions are commanding, but 800 Wii Points ($8) isn’t a bad deal.
Konami brings us Sandy Beach, this week’s only WiiWare game. In Sandy Beach you build sand castles and in Crab Battle mode defend them from vicious sand crabs. Sandy Beach is a “budget” WiiWare game clocking in at 500 Wii Points ($5), but after seeing this release I’m left wondering what happened to Konami’s other WiiWare game Gradius Rebirth. It came out in Japan this past September and got an ESRB rating in October. Unlike Gradius Rebirth Sandy Beach was developed in Wisconsin by Frozen Codebase.
Happy New Year from Nintendo.
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