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Punch-Out!! And Balance Board Support - Will It Or Won't It?

clock March 26, 2009 09:53 by author WiiBBG
Punch-Out

We've known about a new version of Punch-Out for some time now but there's been some doubt as to whether or not the game will support the Wii Balance Board. Up until now the answer has been no. That was until earlier this week when reports began to surface that it actually does support the Wiiboard. This was based on a news update spotted on the Italian Nintendo site which confirmed balance board support. However, things are no longer looking that certain.

Firstly, Nintendo issued an English press release for Punch-Out!! on Wednesday via Games Press which made no mention of the balance board as a controller. Secondly, the original update from the Italian site has disappeared. It was originally here, but now that page now returns a 404 error. For the time being you can still view Google's cached version here.

So what's that all about? Was the Italian version released too soon or is the reference to balance board support actually incorrect. The game is scheduled for release on May 18th - we may have to wait until then to find out for sure.

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Rock 'N Roll Climber Includes Balance Board Support

clock March 26, 2009 08:39 by author WiiBBG
crazy climber

Do you remember the 80's arcade game Crazy Climber? It used to be one of my favourites as a kid and although a Wii version was made, as far as I know it never made it out of Japan.

Now it seems Nintendo are releasing a new climbing game called Rock 'N Roll Climber. The game will use the Wii Balance Board to control your feet and use the remote and nunchuck to grab for handholds.

That explains the climbing part of the game so where's the Rock 'n Roll? Well no extreme sports activity would be complete without a hardcore soundtrack right? Supposedly, once you reach the top of a climb, as a reward you get to rock out on a guitar. Interesting.

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505 Games Announces Nutrition Matters

clock March 18, 2009 09:03 by author WiiBBG

Remember how, when the Wii Balance Board came out, critics called it a gloried bathroom scale? Well 505 Games have figured that's not such a bad thing because that's exactly what the WiiBoard is used for in their latest title, Nutrition Matters.

Nutrition Matters is less of a game and more of a personal diet journal. By entering what you eat, the exercise you do, and using the balance board as a scale, Nutrition Matters is a handy way to track your calorific gains and losses. While it's not groundbreaking, it certainly is convenient and better than using pen and paper, and for Wii Fit fans, a welcome addition (something that should have been included with Wii Fit to begin with in my opinion).

Nutrition Matters is part of 505's new Mind, Body & Soul range which also includes Big World Puzzle Book and Mind Storm 2, although the latter titles are only going to be available for DS. Nutrition Matters is scheduled for release in May and is available for pre-order in the UK.

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Namco We Ski & Snowboard Released In The US

clock March 4, 2009 09:27 by author WiiBBG
We Ski Snowboard

At last we have something to celebrate with the long-awaited US release of Namco's We Ski & Snowboard (WSS) - the followup to the popular We Ski/Family Ski. Longtime balance board fans will no doubt remember We Ski which was released in May last year and was one of the first third-party balance board-compatible games. Whilst it was a fun family game, there was one obvious omission - no snowboarding.

The original Happy Ski Resort is gone, replaced with 7000 vertical meters to explore over two mountains (Mt. Angrio and the Jamboree Snow Resort). Unlike We Ski, which restricted you to the runs, WSS is a fully-explorable environment so you can do whatever you want, wherever you want. There's also a new Fun Park with a half-pipe and rails for snowboarding tricks.

While I've enjoyed playing Shaun White Snowboarding, it's definitely more of a 'gamers' game whereas WSS just adds that element of family fun. The original We Ski was fun but never quite delivered. This latest version is the family ski game we were always hoping for. Get yourself a copy - you won't be disappointed.

Check out the official We Ski & Snowboard website for videos, screens and more details.

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