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Super Monkey Ball, Shiren the Wanderer, and P.B. Winterbottom

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Keep up-to-date with all the latest video game releases! Kidzworld has all the latest games to keep watch for. This week, we preview Super Monkey Ball, Shiren the Wanderer, and P.B. Winterbottom!

Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll

SEGA's famous, um, ball-rolling game has come back to the Wii, and this time you can use your Wii Balance Board to control the action! Also added this time is a new character named Jam, tons of cool mini-games, and co-op gameplay. In co-op, friends with Wii remotes can blast obstacles out of the way, while in multiplayer mini-games, you can battle your buddies at Sky Diving, Sumo Smash, or Firefighter games! If you choose to use the Wii Balance Board, the game will actually keep track of the number of "monkey calories" you burn, but I'm not really sure if they're the same as regular human calories or not. Hmm...


Shiren the Wanderer

Shiren the Wanderer is yet another incredible Japanese series of games hitting North America for the first time. Shiren, the hero, goes through randomly generated dungeons with his sidekick ferret Koppa and a few other friends, fighting beasts and whoever stands in his way. And even though the game is totally random and different every time you play, there's a serious RPG storyline backing it up, too. Be warned, though: Like you might expect from a Japanese game coming here for the first time, it's pretty tough to beat.


The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom

Coming out for the Xbox Live Arcade next week, The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom is a puzzle-platformer set in a silent film world. And it's way cooler than that sounds! Winterbottom has a real thing for pie, and he ends up chasing this one super-pie through a portal. To get to this pie, he has to clone himself, sort of like in Braid, that other awesome Xbox puzzle-platformer. If you want a puzzle game that'll bend your mind a little, this will certainly do that.


What Video Games are Dropping This Week?

  • February 9th - Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll for Wii
  • February 9th - Shiren the Wanderer for Wii
  • February 15th - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All for Wii
  • February 17th - The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom for Xbox 360