Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wii Demo Roundup - 03/28/11

Welcome back, and giddyup! It's time for this week's Wii demo roundup! We have two new demos on tap this week, something Nintendo has not deigned to deliver since February. But are they worth it? Head past the break to find out.

Dart Rage
Rated E for Everyone, up to 4 players, Wii remote only, $6.00

In 5 words: darts, cheap, meh, varied, better-than-pong-toss-pro

Dart Rage is a game about darts. Shocking, I know. The graphics are flashy and the motion controls are pretty well done. Dart Rage also features a variety of game types and settings within which you can fling your flechettes. Just make sure you have your protective jacket on your Wii remote before you play.

JV Games continues to live up to its name: this is no "varsity" game. I'm not sure it is even a JV game, although it is better than Pong Toss Pro. At only $6.00, if you're dying for a darts simulator, this is probably the way to go. The demo, while short, does give you a good idea of what you can expect from the rest of the game, so kudos to JV Games for that.

Will I be buying Dart Rage? Don't count on it. I'll stick to the real thing if I'm in the mood.

Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 2
Rated E:C (it's for kids, yo!), 1 player, Wii remote only, $5.00

In 5 words: cute interactive learning cell-shaded cartoon, part deux!

Nick Jr. meets Wii Ware. If you have little kids (under 5?), give it a whirl. Otherwise, don't bother.

Well, a pair of mediocre demos this week leaves me wondering if Nintendo would have been better off releasing a demo for PooYoos: Targets of My Dart Rage.

Sigh. The eShop can't come soon enough.

--Demo Gamer

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