Thursday, October 8, 2009

Game Day

Posted By on Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 3:05 PM

Yesterday, a few of us BW staffers became the envy of gamers everywhere.

We were among the first to play some of the latest, yet-to-be released games for Nintendo Wii and DSi, courtesy of the folks at Nintendo, who were kind enough to start their national road tour in our fair city.

Granted, out of the three of us who took up the game controllers, only one had any experience playing game systems, and one of us doesn’t even own a television, but we had a blast dying one death after another.

The Nintendo road tour kicks off a two-month jaunt across the country, bringing a shiny Airstream trailer filled with fun to media outlets everywhere.

Here in Boise, the trailer sat parked in the big dirt lot which will eventually be home to Jack’s Urban Meeting Place (the new Simplot development). Nintendo rep., Brent, invited us into the trailer, outfitted with a flat screen television, where we sat on black leather couches and played Nintendo’s latest and greatest.

We started with New Super Mario Bros. Wii, which will be released on Nov. 15. The game allows up to four players to work together, or against each other to make it though the levels, which include some very cool new features. The results? It was obvious which of us had played before. Still, we played New Super Mario Bros. Wii more than a month before you can even buy it, so ha, ha, ha.

We also played with the just-released Wii Fit Plus, Wii Sports Resort, checked out the decidedly girly Style Savvy, got the lowdown on Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, and one of us even got a crack at the much anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, which won’t hit store shelves until Dec. 7.

We’ll give you the scoop on the games later, but let’s just say our Wednesday was probably way more fun than yours.

Editor Rachael Daigle tries her hand at Wii Sports Resort archery, while graphic designer Adam Rosenlund offers his opinion on her skills.
  • Editor Rachael Daigle tries her hand at Wii Sports Resort archery, while graphic designer Adam Rosenlund offers his opinion on her skills.

Graphic designer Adam Rosenlund gets his wings moving with the Wii Fit Plus game Birds Eye Bullseye.
  • Graphic designer Adam Rosenlund gets his wings moving with the Wii Fit Plus game Birds Eye Bullseye.

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