This week's selection of new WiiWare goes into unusual territory as you can choose from a virtual aquarium, a platformer starring a cast of literal fuzzballs, and an arcade basketball game that prides itself on its matches taking place in forests and caves. Over on DSiWare, hardcore Scrabble players should get a kick out of a training tool while fans of Diner Dash-style games might enjoy some of the offerings that go a bit deeper than what they're used to.
AquaSpace's main feature is to show off a virtual aquarium on your TV screen. While you can dive around with your Mii to grab icons that unlock facts and personalize the aquarium to your liking, you're pretty much getting a fancy screensaver for 600 Wii Points.
Furry Legends puts you in control of various Furballs as they roll and jump through levels filled with puzzles. Each Furball has their own unique ability to get through each stage. Roll to victory for 1,000 Wii Points.
HoopWorld puts a natural twist on your usual game of basketball. Rather than the same old matches inside stadium arenas, teams of three will use their own abilities and power-ups while their game of hoops take place in unusual places like canyons, lakes, and forests. 1,000 Wii Points should be a nice way to fill time until NBA Jam is released.
Petz Kittens is a portable version of the toony pet simulation series. Pick a kitten breed, keep them healthy, and play with them in various minigames. Adopt a kitty for 800 DSi Points.
Scrabble Tools offers Scrabble players a variety of training exercises to better master the classic board game such as improving their vocabulary and recognizing patterns. This training tool is worth 500 DSi Points to download.
Manage your time well in Hospital Havoc as you race around treating incoming patients. Each patient has a different sickness so you must diagnose and administer different cures to each one. Extra scenarios add unusual challenges as you try to cure the sick. Prescribe a dose of healthiness for 500 DSi Points.
If you'd rather not deal with the seriousness of a hospital, Happy Birthday Mart puts you with maintaining your a party store instead. Rather than simply telling your character what to do, you take part in every activity through various minigames to keep the store running. Keep business going for 500 DSi Points.
Crazy Sudoku offers 6x6 and 9x9 grids with five difficulties each to get your fill of sudoku. 200 DSi Points keeps it easy on your wallet.
This week's "Big Name Game" for WarioWare: D.I.Y. is brought to you by TreeHouse yet again. This week is the second-to-last batch of new microgames so enjoy them while you can.