Virtual Console fans are in luck this week as Techmo Bowl
will finally be making it's way to the console for a mere 500 Wii points. Considered one of the best console football games ever the game is a steal at that price. Also available this week are Sonic Spinball
(800 points) and Double Dungeon
(600 points). Hit the more button for more information on the games.
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:
Tecmo Bowl(TM) (NES(R), 1-2 players, 500 Wii Points): Tecmo Bowl pits the
player versus the computer in 11-game, single-elimination playoff action.
Players also can go head-to-head with a human opponent in action or coach
mode. The player can select from 12 teams. On offense there are usually two
run and two pass plays to choose from. The player takes control of the
quarterback before the snap and then either hands off to the running back or
works through his receiver progression from the top to the bottom of the
screen. Defense consists of trying to guess which offensive play the opponent
will select and then taking control of one of the defensive players before the
snap. A very simple power-meter system is used for kicking field goals, extra
points and punts.
Sonic Spinball(TM) (Sega Genesis, 1-4 players, 800 Wii Points): Dr. Eggman
(aka Dr. Robotnik) has taken over Mt. Mobius and turned it into a mechanical
base. He is using energy from the magma flowing under the volcano to power
his Veg-O-Fortress. He has the power to transform helpless animals into
robots. Sonic the Hedgehog must take down this fortress to free the enslaved
animals. The only way to make that happen is to trigger an eruption in the
volcano it's built on. Sonic knows this can be done by removing the Chaos
Emeralds that keep the volcano stable. Dr. Eggman, however, is also aware of
the fragile relationship that exists between the emeralds and the mountain,
and he's set up an elaborate Pinball Defense System to make sure the precious
jewels don't go anywhere.
Double Dungeons (TurboGrafx16, 1-2 players, 600 Wii Points): Double
Dungeons is a dungeon role-playing game that features smooth-scrolling 3-D
game play. Two players can play at the same time, which makes this game truly
stand out from the rest. There are 22 unique scenarios, spread out among six
levels. The higher the level is, the harder the scenario. Because each
scenario is independent, players can choose to start the game from any
scenario other than the final one. Players defeat monsters in each dungeon to
gain experience while searching for the "key" that opens the door to the room
with the boss. They buy equipment at the shop, team up with characters and
defeat the boss to clear a scenario. Players must conquer all 21 scenarios
from levels 1 through 5 to obtain passwords. If they obtain all of them, they
make their way to the final scenario!