I'm sure you've heard that The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time
is now available on the Virtual Console, but a couple other games went up this week too. Link is joined by Biohazard Battle
for the Genesis and Chew Man Fu
for the TG-16. Check them out but the network is sure to be slow from all the people downloading Zelda.
Wii-kly Update: Three New Classic Games Announced for Wii Shop Channel
Today Nintendo adds three new classic games to the popular Wii(TM) video
game system's Wii Shop Channel. The games go live at 9 a.m. Pacific time.
Nintendo adds new games to the channel every Monday. Wii owners with a
high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points(TM) to download the
games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail
outlets. This week's new games are:
The Legend of Zelda(R): Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64(R), 1 player,
1,000 Wii Points): The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time reveals the genesis
of the fantasy land of Hyrule, the origin of the Triforce and the tale of the
first exploits of Princess Zelda(TM) and the heroic adventurer Link. Vibrant,
real-time 3-D graphics transport players into the fantasy world of Hyrule.
The quest takes them through dense forests and across wind-whipped deserts.
Players swim raging rivers, climb treacherous mountains, dash on horseback
across rolling hills and delve into dungeons full of creatures that fight to
the finish to put an end to their adventures. With immersive graphics, a
sweeping story line, swashbuckling adventure, mind-bending puzzles and a touch
of humor, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of Nintendo's most epic
Bio-Hazard Battle(TM) (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points): An
army of biogenetic mutants has gone haywire, terrorizing the world and putting
the future of the planet in jeopardy. In Bio-Hazard Battle, players must take
on the mutant menace and restore order and harmony to the planet Avaron before
it's too late. Through eight levels of intense action, they'll be up against
some of the nastiest, most vile creatures they've ever seen, including things
like mega amoebas, nuclear crabs, electroworms and gut-grabbing insects. They
have four different Bioship fightercraft to choose from, each with unique
handling capabilities and weapons systems. Hop into a fightercraft and save
Avaron from certain doom in Bio-Hazard Battle.
Chew Man Fu (TurboGrafx16, 1-2 players, 600 Wii Points): A novel
action-puzzle game set in the sacred towers taken over by the evil sorcerer,
Chew Man Fu. It's up to an apprentice female monk to free the towers and lift
Chew's curse to bring peace and fried rice back to the land once ruled by the
Egg Roll Dynasty. The rules are simple. The objective is to clear each round
by pushing or pulling four colored orbs onto their matching colored tiles.
Beware the sorcerer's minions in the tower who stand in the way. Players kick
the orbs to take enemies out or to break down walls. They must overcome the
obstacles and place the orbs on their respective tiles. Chew Man Fu also
features the two-player Kick Ball minigame, as well as an Edit Mode for
creating unique stages. The fun is endless.
The list of downloadable games is updated weekly on Nintendo's Online
Press Room at press.nintendo.com. For more information about Wii, please