Aliens and Brains for WiiWare today

Get clever, play pinball, kill humans.

Nintendo has refreshed the WiiWare line-up with three brand new games.

Brain Challenge is the most expensive at 1000 Wii Points (approx GBP 7.00 / EUR 10.00). This buys a familiar package of 25 brain-boosting mini-games, which can be played in Mii multiplayer with friends and family "whatever their age", or so says the statement. That's a bit unfair on decaying granny, don't you think?

Slightly cheaper is Alien Crush Returns at 800 Wii Points (approx GBP 6 / EUR 8). This is a remake of the Turbografx pinball game Alien Crush, which "Returns" with Wi-Fi multiplayer for four people, plus the outlandish ability to nudge the table with the motion-sensing Wiimote. Otherwise, pinball with flippers and things.

Then, even cheaper still, is Space Invaders Get Even at 500 Wii Points (approx GBP 3.50 / EUR 5). This casts players as the descending flock of retro UFOs - although they wouldn't be UFOs if they were your ships really now would they?

The idea is to smother the tanks, fighter jets and artillery traditionally controlled by humans at the bottom of the screen, using five attack types and the wrath of the mothership. Wi-Fi leaderboards are there to compete on.

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