It's a good day for Wii owners, and even better for those who missed SAFECRACKER: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure and Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek the first time around, as Wii ports of both games are now shipping to retailers in North America.
Not to be confused with the 1997 game of the same title, SAFECRACKER: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure was originally released for PC in 2006, casting players in the first-person role of an expert safecracker hired to find the last will and testament of a recently deceased billionaire. The wealthy eccentric has hidden the will behind a series of devious puzzle-protected safes that players will need all their wits to overcome.
Last year's PC release of The White Wolf of Icicle Creek marked the 16th adventure for Nancy Drew in Her Interactive's successful series, but the new Wii port represents the plucky detective's first foray onto home consoles. Promising a "variety of gesture-based mini-games with the Wii Remote" in this version, the game sends Nancy to a lodge in the Canadian Rockies, where dangerous, unexplained incidents are occurring. With a wolf eerily howling at night and further frightening the guests, it's up to players to help Nancy find out whether there's a connection and put an end to the troubles.
For more information about each game, be sure to read our PC reviews of both SAFECRACKER and The White Wolf of Icicle Creek.