Nintendo knows a ton of you likely got Nintendo Points for Christmas, so they're offering plenty of opportunities to use 'em up.
First, on Virtual Console, the SNES flight sim Pilotwings offers players a chance to revisit their Flight Club for a price of 800 Wii Points. Have fun completing various activities for your Club and performing advanced aerial maneuvers, going through obstacle courses, or mastering the perfect landing.
There are eight different lessons to master, but your achievements may be awarded with the opportunity to pilot an attack chopper.
A remake of Konami's Castlevania: The Adventure for GameBoy makes its way to WiiWare this week, named Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth. Not the most creative name they could have come up with, but it's new, shiny, and we assume improved. Once again, players become the Belmonts' hand of justice and seek to seal Dracula away, making sure he doesn't wake up until the next game. If you want a taste of this full-color makeover, be prepared to fork over 1,000 Wii Points.
A couple other big names have also made contributions to WiiWare, if Castlevania isn't your thing. Tecmo is offering a two-player sumo game (finally), dubbed Eat! Eat! FIGHT!, and they're certainly not shy about weight. The Wii Remote allows players to fight as a sumo, with moves like throwing, lifts, and suplexes. You can also slap your Mii's face on your sumo, just for kicks. As Tecmo puts it: "Here's a game that celebrates eating, getting fat and fighting." Price tag? That'll be 1,000 Wii Points, please.
Ubisoft is throwing in RABBIDS LAB on WiiWare for those Rabbid-lovers out there. And where the Rabbids are involved, you can assume there'll be mayhem of the hilarious variety. There's a Rabbid stuck in your Wii Remote controller, so you'll need to keep him amused. Once he's taken a shine to you, the player can start messing around with the poor guy's appearance. Not the most complex game, but certainly one of the more amusing ones -- and a cheaper option, at 500 Wii Points.
The Magic Obelisk is also available for the same amount as RABBIDS LAB and puts players in the shoes of Popo, a light spirit. Your job is to guide a tree spirit from one point to another by moving only in the shadows, then help him find the perfect spot to plant down and become a... tree. The ESRB rating promises "comic mischief."
For DSi owners, this week's downloads brings The Oregon Trail, an absolute classic many of us remember playing as a child in the school library. There'll be more issues to solve this time around, likely bigger things than bad cases of dysentery. Players can snap their own picture with the DSi camera and slap it onto their wagon; otherwise, have with your wagon repair bills. After all, Nintendo and Gameloft claim you'll be facing the same "random events" real pioneers had to put up with. This trip down memory lane will go for 800 Nintendo DSi Points.
Puzzle fans can look into Hudson's SUDOKU SENSEI for a low 500 DSi Points or edit their own with Powerhead's Glow Artisan for the same price. If you're looking to spend even less, 200 DSi Points will get you one of two simpler games. Nintendo's very own Master of Illusion Express: Psychic Camera makes use of the handheld's camera to read people's minds, and Skyworks' Arcade Hoops Basketball plays like a really short (45 seconds) Wii Sports title, with a stylus instead of the Wii Remote.