Happy Memorial Day to all you Nintendo owners today. Today's stash of releases include a different take on the Wild West for the Wii VC, an interesting puzzle game, and something for the Ben 10 fans in the house. On DSiWare, the sequel to an obscure Game Boy title makes its debut, more Sudoku, and a chance to play as the bad guys for once.
Wild Guns takes place in the Wild West as bounty hunter Clint and deadly damsel Annie shoot up the Kid Gang and their army of robots. Two players team up as they jump, dive roll, and lasso their way through the enemies and screen-filling bosses. Add this classic quick-draw title to your Virtual Console library for 800 Wii Points.
Voodoo Dice has the player rolling a six-sided dice around levels to reach a goal. At first you'll be matching your die's faces to other dice on the field but other factors such as environmental hazards come into play as you try to solve the puzzle. Roll that dice and take a chance for 1,000 Wii Points.
In Robocalypse - Beaver Defense, you must defend your headquarters from an evil genius beaver that unleashes waves of robots bent on destroying everything. Strategic positioning and upgrading of your units is the only way to win or last out as long as you can in Survival Mode. Fans of the tower defense genre can get a copy for 600 Wii Points.
If you're a kid, you might be a fan of Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex. Players can transform into 10 different alien forms to take advantage of their different powers and solve puzzles along the way. Get the kid-friendly 2D side-scroller for 1,000 Wii Points.
X-Scape is a stylish tank game played in a first-person perspective. Traverse across landscapes or carefully navigate narrow tunnels as you destroy everything in your path. Hardcore Nintendo fans will be interested to know X-Scape is the sequel to X, a Japanese Game Boy game released back in 1992 and plays quite similar to it. This one will run you 800 DSi Points.
Hero of Sparta is a top-down hack 'n slash where a lone hero must fight mythological creatures. Make use of your sword and axe to plow through enemies and rescue your lost fleet. Challenge the gods for 800 DSi Points.
A Topsy Turvy Life: The Turvys Strike Back puts you in the role as the bad guys as you flip your DSi upside down and send out your forces from the touch screen. Draw lines to direct ships, tap to shoot, and when you think you're just about to lose, control a giant boss ship to deliver a nice beating. Turn the tables on the cheap for 200 DSi Points.
Telegraph Sudoku and Kakuro features four different variations of Sudoku: the classic style everyone is familiar with, a "mini" style that's made easier with smaller grids, a variation where diagonals must also be solved, and "jigsaw" Sudoku featuring unusual box shapes. Kakuro mixes things up by having players solve sums without repeating a number where rows and columns meet. The number cruncher can be had for 200 DSi Points.
This week's "Big Name Game" for WarioWare: D.I.Y. is by Nintendo Power staffer Steve Thomason. Steve's "Revenge" microgame changes the Super Mario Brothers cast in unusual ways.