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Wiikly VC titles announced

Posted by: Chuck at 5/21/2007 6:51 PM
It looks like Nintendo has another decent week of VC titles as Blazing Lazers (600 points),  Streets of Rage (800 points), and Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (800 points) are now available to download.  While not as good as last week it's still a decent selection of games. 


Wii-kly Update: Three New Classic Games Announced for Wii Shop Channel
 
    The elves mining Nintendo's vaults for classic games have unearthed three
new ones to add to the Wii Shop Channel.  They feature ragers, lasers and, um,
monkeys not in cages.  Anyway, it's unlikely that you've played all three of
these, so go ahead and check 'em out.  Or the elves will cry.
 
    The three 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(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:
 
    Donkey Kong Country 2(TM): Diddy's Kong Quest(TM) (SNES(R), 1-2 players,
800 Wii Points): In the sequel to the immensely popular Donkey Kong
Country(TM), Diddy Kong(R) gets the spotlight, along with his girlfriend,
Dixie Kong(TM) -- a great little monkey with a dangerous ponytail.  The action
starts on the wreck of King K. Rool's Gangplank Galleon that has apparently
broken up on a reef offshore from the Kremlings' Island.  Diddy and his
friends will have to work together to rescue Donkey Kong(R), exploring all the
hidden areas of the Kremlings' island: a spooky haunted forest, treacherous
swamps, a giant beehive oozing with sticky honey and lava-filled caves, just
to name a few.
 
    Streets of Rage(TM) 2 (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points): To
celebrate their defeat of the Syndicate exactly one year before, Blaze, Adam
and Axel met for drinks.  The next morning, Axel received a frantic phone call
from Eddie "Skate" Hunter, Adam's younger brother, whom he was living with on
the edge of the city.  Blaze and Axel found Adam and Skate's house wrecked,
and a picture showing Adam chained up at the feet of Mr. X.  The city then
once again returned to its nightmarish state as criminals ran rampant.  Unable
to contact their old friend in artillery, Axel and Blaze team up with Skate
and Max Thunder to free the city and rescue Adam from the Syndicate.  It is up
to you to take down Mr. X once and for all.
 
    Blazing Lazers (TurboGrafx16, 1 player, 600 Wii Points): Blazing Lazers is
a vertical-scrolling shooter that was praised for surpassing the limitations
of the hardware of its time.  Players control the extraordinary firepower of
their Gunhed Star Fighter to take on the Dark Squadron that has begun its
invasion of Earth.  Collect power-ups to increase your ship's battle strength
so it can cut through enemies and defeat the bosses in all nine areas.  Of
course, as part of the "Soldier" series, the game contains a good combination
of fast-paced speed with catchy, drum-propelled background music, coupled with
the Field Thunder that can be used to destroy enemies in one fell swoop for
the ultimate sense of satisfaction.  With its fine-tuned difficulty levels,
Blazing Lazers is a shooting game that anyone can enjoy.