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by: Chuck -
It looks like Nintendo is getting into the Halloween spirit this week as Castlevania II Simon's Quest (500 points), Samurai Ghost (600 points), and Magician Lord (900 points) are now available on the Wii Virtual Console,  Check back Friday for Cyril's take on these games.
Wii-kly Update: Three New Classic Games Announced for Wii Shop Channel

This Halloween, you needn't leave your own living room to encounter spooky
spirits and creepy creatures from mysterious otherworlds. The Wii Shop Channel
is celebrating the year's most frightfully fun holiday by offering a mix of
eerie games that'll keep players' spines tingling. Mash with monsters in a
classic Castlevania sequel, tangle with supernatural samurai or battle as a
powerful magician-you're bound to discover cool tricks and visual treats no
matter which titles you choose. Happy Hallo-Wii!

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:

Castlevania(R) II Simon's Quest (NES(R), 1 player, Rated E for Everyone-Mild
Fantasy Violence, 500 Wii Points): In this one-player adventure, you'll take
on the role of Simon Belmont once again and duel to the death with Count
Dracula. Grab your legendary whip, Vampire Killer, and roam freely through
Transylvania on a quest to find the count's missing body parts-these are the
key to breaking an evil curse. This quest won't be easy, though, for you must
battle hideous fiends who stalk the land. In addition to the intense action
and tight control the Castlevania series is known for, this sequel also
introduced several unique game-play elements into the fold. Build experience
the longer you play, buy weapons and items from merchants, or talk with
villagers to get clues (some of which are false). Watch as day turns to night
and then back again. Take a deep breath, steady your nerves, and help Simon
end his curse and defeat the count once and for all.

SAMURAI-GHOST(TM) (TurboGrafx16, 1 player, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and
Older - Animated Blood and Violence, 600 Wii Points): This action platformer
features a samurai ghost from the depths of the underworld. In a past war,
Kagekiyo managed to defeat the shogun Yoritomo and his clan. However, their
evil spirits were not completely destroyed, and now, in the world known as
Dark Side, they seek the time of their rebirth. In order to shatter those
ambitions, Kagekiyo must make his way across seven zones and head for "The
Heart of the Darkside" where Yoritomo lies in wait. Use spirit weapons to
power up your sword, or other items, such as candles to recover health, and
defeat the endless hordes of enemies. Each zone is not only protected by a
boss but also includes demons as well as real samurai from 12th-century Japan.
Get ready for some intense one-on-one combat action.

MAGICIAN LORD (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated T for Teen - Blood and Fantasy
Violence, 900 Wii Points): Released in 1990 and regarded as one of the
NEOGEO's earliest signature games, this side-scrolling platformer mixes action
with the mystical world of fantasy. A magician named Elta, last descendant of
the famed Magician Lord, takes on an epic adventure to save the world from the
evil Gul-Agieze. Elta must battle through eight stages, collecting the eight
tomes of power that are key to defeating Gul-Agieze and his evil plans. By
obtaining orbs in one of three colors (elements) that appear during the game,
Elta's offensive powers and jumping abilities can be strengthened. The effect
varies considerably depending on the combination of elements, though, and Elta
can transform into six different forms: Waterman, Dragon Warrior, Shinobi,
Samurai, Raijin or Poseidon. Can you help Elta to become the new Magician
Lord?
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