Dive: The Medes Islands Secret - First Impressions

posted 27 Jul 2010, 07:33 by Knuckles Sonic8   [ updated 28 Jul 2010, 13:13 ]
Well, it's finally here! The WiiWare title we first told you about exclusively on our site has arrived on the service. So, was it worth the wait? Most definitely. Dive: The Medes Islands Secret is a 2D side-scrolling adventure where you explore a variety of underwater mazes. Controls are very easy. Hold the B Button to swim, and tap it to do a quick dash. You use the Wii Remote's cursor to guide your character as he swims. Holding the A Button will make use of your weapon that has the power to kill or stun enemies and traps. Pressing Right on the D-Pad will pull up your map, while pressing Left will activate your flashlight.

There are 10 levels in the game that are quite large in scope. There are lots of branching pathways and hidden treasures lurking about so you'll need to cover a lot of ground. Your main objective is to find the main treasure in each area that will advance the storyline, however you can always return to levels you've already completed to continue your search. Some areas won't be accessible at the start of the game because of the default diving suit. But by accumulating gold earned from finding small treasures, you can purchase new upgrades.

This game is great fun so far and best of all, no major issues have come up in my playthrough! You can expect a review of this game to appear on our site in the coming days ahead.