Theres a fair few arcadey titles this week for the Wii, something I feel the Wii is lacking. Sure you can get many on VC but many of those I've played a thousand times before. Read on. 19th November Link's Crossbow Training Region: US Genre: Shoot-me-do Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Players: 1-4 Well ok the Wii Zapper is basically a shell but at least it comes with this game which I'm sure some people will pay the asking price for. Basically its a lightgun style game (though one mode does let you move around) and it looks fun. Theres 27 levels to play through and 3 modes. Not bad for $20. Cheapskates who only intend to pirate this will be pleased to know that the Wii Zapper is just a shell so this should work with just a Wiimote and nunchuck. Video Link 20th November Geometry Wars: Galaxies Region: US Genre: Shooter-me-do Developer: Kuju Entertainment Publisher: Sierra Players: 1-4 Features: DS connectivity, Online & Hotseat. The 360 Live game was damn fine, and damn pretty to look at too. For the first time ever, the Geometry Wars videogame will let players battle via hot seat, co-op, simultaneous and versus in multiplayer mode. Those that own both the Nintendo DS and Wii can link the game together using Wi-Fi to unlock bonus content. Elite players will be able to challenge the universe by posting high scores on the Wii’s online leader board. Also included is the awesome Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved which appeared on the XBL in 2005. Video Link Ghost Squad Region: US Genre: Lightgun-me-do Developer: Sega-AM2 Publisher: Sega Players: 1-4 Features: DS connectivity, Online & Hotseat. I loved this in the arcades and I have been waiting ages for Sega to bring it to the home consoles. Ghost Squad puts you in a a squad of three others as you traverse three different mission areas each comprised of multiple levels, unlocking 25 high-powered weapons as you progress. Within each level there are a series of selectable alternate routes that will provide the gamer with increasing challenges as enemies attack from unexpected places. Weapon selection is varied across a wide array of weapon types ranging from machine guns, submachine guns, pistols, sniper rifles, shotguns, and even crossbows. The game features the use of the Wii Remote as a multi-purpose tool that allows players to easily control the targeting of on-screen enemies, defuse bombs, and rescue hostages. Me want it. Video Link Soulcalibur Legends Region: US Genre: Action-me-do Developer: Namco Bandai Games Publisher: Namco Bandai Games Players: 1-2 A spin off from the one on one fighter, this time it an full blown action/adventure title. I kinda looks meh though. In fact if it hadn't had the "Soulcalibur" name attached to it I'd doubt anyone would care. tUsing the Wii Remote and Nunchuk as their weapons of choice, players perform moves and combos using orchestrated slashes and movements. I hope its a good game but I'm expecting mediocrity. Dear Namco please give the Wii some respect and give us a proper fully fledge fighter that we all know and love. Video Link Star Trek: Conquest Region: US Genre: Action Strategy-me-do Developer: 4JStudios Publisher: Bethesda Softworks Players: 1 Players take control of Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Cardassian, Dominion, and Breen forces and lead them in a campaign to control the Galaxy, one planet at a time. Build and manage your growing empire in turn-based strategy, fully utilizing the Wii Remote as you select and maneuver your starships throughout the large, galactic map. Strategically, you must effectively manage limited resources to expand your empire. You decide how to best achieve objectives by managing your fleets and admirals, building support structures, researching technology, and engaging your enemies in combat.Once battle is initiated, Conquest switches to a ship level tactical view allowing direct command of your ships as you engage in real-time combat. While maneuvering your starship with the Nunchuk, take direct aim and fire away with the Wii Remote. Could be good but the developers last Star Trek game was really boring. Its also a budget priced game. Video Link Trauma Center: New Blood Region: US Genre: Surgeon-me-do Developer: Atlus Co. Publisher: Atlus Co. Players: 1-4 Features: 16:9 Support, 480p Support, Dolby Pro Logic II, Online Never played the last Wii game but I did really enjoy the DS title. Following both Dr. Markus Vaughn and Valerie Blaylock, two Alaskan surgeons with the Healing Touch who are recruited into the Concordia Medical Institute after their local facilities closes down. Once there, they learn that the doctors on staff are regularly more concerned with maintaining their excessive lifestyles than they are with the patients they tend to. Markus and Valerie are eventually taken into a government organization known as Caduceus, where they begin to learn about a vast conspiracy. The game comes complete with a fully functioning two-player cooperative mode in which gamers will have full control over each character, both operating with all their tools at the same time. The game features full voice work and an online scoring system. Video Link Also out on this day but look or sound sucky: AMF Bowling Pinbusters (shovelware?) Indoor Sports (By Konami who haven't released any screens or info) Monster Jam (another shovelware title) Showtime Championship Boxing (its by DSI, so should suck balls) 23rd November Mini Desktop Racing Region: Europe Genre: Race-me-do Developer: Data Design Interactive Publisher: Popcorn Arcade (uh oh!) Players: 1-2 Popcorn arcade...masters of the shovelware game! Most of their titles apparently suck total balls. This one could be ok but I don't expect it to. Looks like a Micro Machines clone. The game offers the chance to zoom through the everyday office environment with a new perspective. Everything in the levels can be played with, bumped in the way of your oppo-nents, smashed, activated to change the gameplay (turning on fans or magnets, spilling drinks, etc.) This was previously out on PC/PS2 and can be found in the bargin big for £2.99 My Horse & Me Region: Europe Genre: Horse-me-do Developer: W!Games Publisher: Atari Another horse title, this one is by Atari who are desperate to get some money as they are dying! So they attempt this by making a lame looking horse title...meh. Ok I'm tired about doing this now as the rest of the Europe releases are shovelware: Myth Makers: Orbs of Doom Big Rig Racer 2 As usual dates may change and some of the dates could be shipping dates. Don't forget to check out the DS thread for next week, the link is in my sig.