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Wiikly VC games announced

Posted by: Chuck at 6/4/2007 12:40 PM
This week Nintendo is releasing four, count 'em four, new games on the Virtual Console.  This week you'll be able to download Milon’s Secret Castle (500 points), ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron (800 points), Dead Moon (600 points), and Zelda II – The Adventure of Link (500 points).  Not a bad week at all and Zelda II is a bit of a milesone as it is the 100th game released on the console.


Wii-kly Update: Four New Classic Games Mark Wii Shop Channel Milestone

For six months, classic games have flowed at a steady rate into the gaming
reservoir that is the Wii Shop Channel. And this week Wii™ fans will see that
pool of games hit a new high-water mark, as Nintendo adds a wave of new
entries: Nos. 97, 98, 99 and 100. Why not dive in and see what treasures you
find?

The four new classic 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™ to download the games. Wii Points can be
purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new games
are:

Milon’s Secret Castle® (NES®, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone – Comic Mischief,
500 Wii Points): It is a world where music is the language of the people. An
evil warlord from the north arrives and captures the castle. The princess is
imprisoned deep within the castle, and the world’s musical instruments are
taken and hidden away. Our hero, Milon, takes it upon himself to fight the
warlord, rescue the princess and recover the people’s musical instruments. He
has only his wits and the magical Bubble to aid him on his quest. Help Milon
along the way by looking for hidden doors, finding secret items and defeating
fierce enemies. Make sure to look for the shops inside the castle, where you
can buy hints and valuable items. Whenever Milon finds a Music Box, he will be
transported to a bonus stage. Each instrument you find will add a layer to the
background music. Try to grab all seven instruments to create a performance
worthy of a music-themed game.

ToeJam & Earl™ in Panic on Funkotron (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, Rated E for
Everyone – Comic Mischief, 800 Wii Points): During ToeJam and Earl’s trip back
home, a number of Earthlings hitchhiked on their spaceship and are now
infesting planet Funkotron. ToeJam and Earl must track down the Earthlings in
order to capture them in large jars and ship them back to Earth in spaceships.
It is also their funky mission to find 10 beloved objects belonging to Lamont
the “Funkapotamus,” the source of all funk in the universe, so they can
persuade him to return to his favorite funk-filled planet. ToeJam and Earl
must use their “funk powers,” such as Funk Move and Funk Scan, to assist in
evading and capturing the Earthlings.

Dead Moon (TurboGrafx16, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone – Mild Fantasy
Violence, 600 Wii Points): This side-scrolling shooter includes a total of six
scenes spanning areas from Earth to the moon. The story begins with a comet
discovered in the vicinity of Pluto that is headed on a sudden collision
course with Earth. Mankind narrowly succeeds in diverting the comet’s course,
and it crashes into the moon. However, investigations into the damage uncover
that what hit the moon was not a comet, but a gigantic mother ship. Power up
your ship, destroy enemies and fight your way through the bosses in an attempt
to reach the moon’s core and protect Earth from alien invasion. Enjoy the
unique world of Dead Moon, including various stages with beautiful
backgrounds, a power-up system that increases your attack as well as your
defense and bosses that have you altering your ship’s direction to fight them.

… and the 100th game in the Wii Shop Channel:

Zelda II™ – The Adventure of Link® (NES, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone – Mild
Fantasy Violence, 500 Wii Points): Link returns to Hyrule to search for the
Triforce and to awaken Zelda from an endless sleep. Embark on a quest to find
the Triforce of Courage and save Hyrule from ruin. Learn magic spells, talk to
people in towns to get clues, collect items to increase your power and explore
six palaces where the underlings of the evil Ganon await you. This sequel to
the Adventure classic uses a side-scrolling visual engine unique to the series
for more technical combat, and features more in-depth world roaming as Link
encounters townsfolk while on his quest.