It was bound to happen sooner or later: this week's WiiWare and DSiWare goods are aimed at casual players once more. Whether it be a game of golf using frisbees, some simple puzzle fare, or getting in some fishing time, there's a variety of games to be found. Core gamers out there might want to look up Flametail, an import puzzler published by Nintendo.
Reel Fishing Challenge II is for those out there who need a quick fishing fix. 30 missions and a variety of lures will challenge you to reel in various freshwater fish. 500 Wii Points nets you the outdoor sim.
Lead the Meerkats puts you in charge of a pack of meerkats to manage and survive against daily challenges. Dig to expand underground networks, forage for food, fight or hide from predators, and expand your pack to grow. For you animal lovers out there, this is worth 1,000 Wii Points to download.
Zoo Disc Golf is a game of frisbee played with the rules of golf: throw your disc to the designated hole with as few throws as possible. While there's only 18 holes included, the 10-stroke limit hints at some challenging throws to be made. Keep your throwing wrist steady for 1,000 Wii Points.
Flametail puts you to work with some interstellar janitorial work as you navigate and burn up space junk by way of your pod's flaming tail. However, there's a hazard line that must not touch you, the garbage, or have it force you into a dead end. Collect letters to spell out words that will grant a helpful power-up for some much-needed help. Clean up the galaxy for 500 DSi Points.
Don't Cross The Line is a simple puzzler where you must connect lines to identical boxes without having any lines overlap. The price for this is also easy on your wallet at 200 DSi Points.
Fire Panic requires you to draw paths for a fire engine to find and extinguish fires that keep flaring up everywhere. Don't let up on the effort as merely passing by where the flames are is enough to put them out. 200 DSi Points is the going price for this title.
The Flips series of interactive story books makes another return with Flips: The Magic Faraway Tree. Unlike previous entries, this seems to be more lighthearted with some fairy tale-style stories instead of the usual gross-out material found in the past. 500 DSi Points keeps your young'uns busy for awhile.
This week's "Big Name Game" for WarioWare: D.I.Y. is by Nintendo Power staffer Chris Hoffman. You must find and match fellow co-workers in his Power Surge microgame.
And for those who haven't done so yet, this is the last week that Photo Dojo will be available for free. Once June 11 hits, it'll be worth 200 DSi Points to purchase the game so be sure to download before this Friday and get some easy Club Nintendo coins in the process.