Tomy is transferring their party toy into a party game for WiiWare scheduled to come out next Tuesday. Pop-up Pirate Wii has players rotate the barrel with the D-pad and slide sword into the barrel until Blackbeard the pirate pops up. If you see him or alternatively an assigned Mii you’re out of the game.
Pop-up Pirate might be a strange choice for WiiWare, but this isn’t the first kids toy to WiiWare conversion. Earlier this year Namco Bandai released Ouchi de Mugen Puchi Puchi Wii on WiiWare. Their game is based off a pocket sized bubble wrap popping toy.
Other WiiWare games coming out in Japan on November 25 are Pokers Wii, a card/puzzle game from Milestone, and @Simple Series Vol. 2 The Number Puzzle neo. All of these games cost 500 Wii Points ($5). Yeah, WiiWare in Japan isn’t as exciting as North America. Instead of getting Art Style games which were developed by Nintendo in Japan, WiiWare is mostly a home for quirky titles and an endless supply of puzzle games.
Images courtesy of Tomy.