pOp [Wii – Beta]


Pop is a WiiWare game by Australian developer Nnooo. The game was released in North America on May 12, 2008 as a launch title and costs 700 Wii Points. Pop involves the player popping bubbles to score points against a time limit. Players click on bubbles that float up the screen using the Wii Remote, gaining bonus points if popping successions of bubbles, and adding more time to the clock. [Info from Wikipedia] In the videos from the beta version, the Bad Bubbles were originally crosses (released version has skulls instead) and they don’t “pop” like the final version, but just disappear when you point and click at them.

Thanks to Gamepopper101 for these infos!



Wii Drums [Wii – Tech Demo]


Wii drums was a tech demo which was playable at the E3 2006. It was titled then as another part of Wii Music, aside the orchestra game but at E3 2006 was the last time it has been seen since. Wii drums featured a two player jam sessions like mechanic in which players hold two wii remotes each and have to move the wii remote to bash the onscreen drums whilst simoultaneously having to hold different buttons to switch between them to create a different sounding beat. Satori Iwata speculated after E3 2006 to Official Nintendo Magazine that Wii Drums was at the time a tech demo made to show off one of the many things the wii remote could simulate. He added to that “That was not only to give the public a better understanding of the new technology but to show third-party developers what opportunities there are”. With that said, it makes me think this is perhaps what inspired Sega to bring back Samba de Amigo on the wii as it uses a similar gameplay mechanic.

Below is one of the few videos you can find of wii drums in action: