This week's downloads for Wii and DSi owners is small but equal offerings are provided to both consoles. Another Final Fantasy title makes its way to Wii VC along with an adventure that lets you draw your way to victory. Surprisingly, apps dominate the games on DSiWare this time but there's a nice dose of action for those who game at home or on the go.
Final Fantasy II is Virtual Console's sole offering this week but some clarification is in order: back in the 90's, Squaresoft (as it was known before its merge with Enix) used a different numbering scheme for its U.S. Final Fantasy titles since not every game in the series was released for the region. The U.S. SNES FFII is actually what is now properly known as Final Fantasy IV today. Anywho, this one is about a dark knight named Cecil who is doing some self-discovery and questioning the true motives of the kingdom he swears allegiance to. As one of the more plot-oriented entries in the series, this one will cost you 800 Wii Points.
Only two titles for this week on WiiWare but the highly-anticipated Max & the Magic Marker makes up for it. Guide and protect Max by drawing anything you can conceive to progress through 15 stages: balloons, stairs, shields, levers, cannonballs, and whatever else you can think of. 1,000 Wii Points will be needed to sketch for success.
Dracula - Undead Awakening puts you up against hordes of undead and mythical creatures to plow through. Like any good old-fashioned shoot 'em up, the best part is doing it in a variety of ways: machine-guns, flamethrowers, buzzsaws, and other weaponry. Further customizing the experience are weapon add-ons and perks for your character to assist with the ever-increasing hordes. For 1,000 Wii Points, it'll be like playing a gothic Smash TV.
On DSiWare, Dracula - Undead Awakening is also present and accounted for with a different control scheme and a cheaper price: 500 DSi Points.
4 TRAVELLERS - Play Spanish is a tutoring app with 240 Spanish words intended to supplement travellers. 800 DSi Points is a modest price for this tool to have on hand but here's a freebie: "baño" means "bathroom". Don't forget that.
Flips: The Bubonic Builders is another entry in the interactive story book series for children, this time about slacking construction workers who won't get around to building some restrooms for girls. As with last week's entry, kids perform various activities to progress the story. This will cost you 500 DSi Points.