Nintendo has the updated list of Wii Virtual Console games available for download. This week we get Ice Hockey
(NES), Gunstar Heroes
, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
(Genesis), and Alien Crush
(TG-16). This is great for Sega fans but for crying out loud where is my Super Metroid
? Hopefully these weekly additions to the VC will get a little meatier...
Four New Classic Games Announced for Wii Shop Channel
Later today Nintendo will add four new classic games to the popular Wii™ video
game system's Wii Shop Channel. The four new titles will be added at 9 a.m.
Pacific time. Nintendo will add new games to the channel every Monday. Wii
owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points to download
the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail
outlets. This week's new games are:
Ice Hockey (NES®, 1-2 players, 500 Wii Points): Ice Hockey is hard-hitting,
fast-action competition that re-creates all the excitement of the sport from
faceoffs to penalty shots. Players pass the puck and shoot to score while
using defensive tactics, including fake shots and ice brawls to crush
adversaries. It's up to the player to find the best strategy to win the game –
finesse or power.
Gunstar Heroes™ (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points): The Gunstar 9
planet was peaceful for many years until the vicious dictator, Colonel Red,
kidnapped the Gunstar twins' older brother and used mind control to make him
his slave. Players face many different enemies and bosses while battling to
stop the dictator from unleashing "Golden Silver the Destructor" with
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine™ (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points):
Dr. Robotnik is stamping out music and fun in Mobius with his giant robotizing
Mean Bean Steaming Machine. Before he turns all the citizens of Beanville into
robots, players must save the day by gathering up beans in matching colors and
defeating Robotnik's guards.
Alien Crush™ (TurboGrafx16, 1 player, 600 Wii Points): Alien Crush is a fan-
favorite pinball game that features a sinister sci-fi theme. Play through a
two-level playing field that comes to life with pulsating alien creatures.
Rack up a high enough score, clear the board of these extraterrestrials and
discover secret bonus stages. The game features realistic pinball action,
complete with a tilt function and two selectable soundtracks. Do you have what
it takes to fight back against this alien infestation?