OK, here's the off-putting bit: this is a side-scrolling real-time strategy game. What an ugly term. But that couldn't be a greater contrast to what this actually is - namely, a colourful, vibrant and frankly brilliant console strategy title. With ninja monkeys.
Each level is presented with your base off to the left and waves of enemy attacks coming at you form the right. What follows is in intricate game of resource management as you first build up your own forces, defend your base and then attack the enemy faction on the other side of the 2D map.
There are three factions to choose from, each with ten missions - that's 30 missions in a download game with high production values. Great stuff. They're varied too. You'll be tasked with eradicating the enemy with only limited forces, or overrunning enemy lookout towers. It's all very streamlined, making for a punchy fast-paced experience.
It works a treat. Using the Wii Remote you point at the desired units and shuttle them around the map with no fumbling at all. It certainly makes you wonder why there are more strategy titles on the Wii, given the mixed success of those on other consoles. Many levels branch off, asking you to decide between an easier route to success or more forces with the benefit of a greater stash of goodies.
It's no beard-scratcher, that sort of stuff is best left on PCs. But this is without doubt one of the best downloadable titles on the Wii, and definitely the best strategy. And it's got ninja monkeys in: get it.