Here’s one game we won’t be seeing on WiiWare this week, Shootanto: Kakohen (loosely: Shootanto: Chapters of History). Japan is getting Shootanto tomorrow and it looks interesting, in a campy D3 Simple series kind of way. At its core Shootanto is basically a WiiWare light gun game where you throw rocks at dinosaurs, lizardmen, and other cliches of the prehistoric era. The twist is within the game’s six stages your character evolves from a monkey to a caveman with fur undergarments.
Grand Prix, the developer, hints that your character can evolve to some kind of super archer and modern day soldier too. In the past games like Shootanto could be shuttled into stores as budget 2,000 yen games, but thanks to digital distribution Shootanto is only 600 Wii Points ($6). At that price Shootanto might be worth checking out just for the laughs and a reason to dust off the Wii Zapper.
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