Wii Shop Channel Update Brings SAMEGAME, Bomberman and Twin Bee

By Chris Faylor, Mar 23, 2009 2:25pm PDT As it's Monday, Nintendo has updated the online Wii Shop to include a selection of new games, including the ingeniously named puzzler Pop'Em Drop'Em SAMEGAME. I don't know if that's a satire of the stagnant block-puzzle market, but it sure sounds like one.
    WiiWare
    • Pop'Em Drop'Em SAMEGAME (Hudson) / 500 Wii Points ($5)
    Virtual Console
    • Bomberman '94 (Hudson, TurboGrafx16) / 700 Wii Points ($7)
    • DETANA TWIN BEE (Konami, TurboGrafx16) / 700 Wii Points ($7)

Bomberman and Twin Bee round out this week's retro offerings, respectively providing the requisite multiplayer classic and shoot 'em up titles. All three are now available. For more insight, check below for the detail-packed official descriptions:

Pop'Em Drop'Em SAMEGAME
Hudson Entertainment
1-4 players
Rated E for Everyone
500 Wii Points($5)

SAMEGAME is a simple yet engrossing puzzle game where you must clear matching blocks in sets of two or more. Score high by clearing out more blocks at once. If you manage to clear the entire grid, you can keep on playing with a whole new layout. Getting rid of all those blocks is the key to racking up points. Adjust the difficulty level in a one-player game by trying different grid sizes and multiple colors. Up to four players can face off in any one of three multiplayer modes. "Fame Game," the most straightforward choice, is similar to the one-player version. "Shame Game" turns the tables by forcing players to go for the lowest score. "Blame Game" is a free-for-all as everyone vies for blocks on one big grid. Choose from different block styles, background graphics and music to customize your playing experience.

Bomberman '94 (TurboGrafx16)
Hudson Entertainment
1-5 players
Rated E for Everyone - Comic Mischief
700 Wii Points ($7)

Bomberman has arrived to restore peace on the planet, which has been split into five parts by an evil hand. In addition to the nine members of the Bomber Family, the character Rooi shows up to lend a hand. Jump on the eggs that appear from destroyed soft blocks and you can ride one of five types of Rooi. Each Rooi has different special abilities - use them well and you'll ride to victory.

DETANA TWIN BEE (TurboGrafx16)
Konami
1-2 players
Rated E for Everyone - Mild Cartoon Violence
700 Wii Points ($7)

It's the popular vertical-scrolling shooter renowned for its cute and comical world. Here come Twinbee and Winbee on a mission to save the planet from evil alien invaders. Standing in their way are six stages full of goofy enemies. Play as Twinbee in single-player mode, or team up with Winbee in two-player cooperative mode. With powerful attacks like Big Shot, or Twin Attack and Burst Attack in two-player mode, there's plenty of sting in their arsenal. Use your Shot to transform Bells into items with various effects. Stock up on these bad boys to expand your attack range and really have a blast.

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