It looks like a kind of meh week for the Wii virtual console this week as Gradius III
(800 points), Wonder boy in Monster World
(800 points), and Battle Load Runner
(600 points) are being released this week. Click more for more info on all three titles.
Wii-kly Update: Three New Classic Games Announced for Wii Shop Channel
Admit it. Somewhere deep inside, you've always wanted to go for the gold,
take down Monster World, and have people call you Vic Viper. How cool would
that be? Well, pay a visit to the popular Wii(TM) video game system's Wii
Shop Channel, and all those fantasies can now come true.
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
Gradius(R)III (SNES(R), 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points):
Return as the pilot of the Vic Viper starfighter to battle the onslaughts
of the Bacterion Empire. Blast through 10 action-packed levels in space,
destroying everything in your path. Customize and power up your ship with
weapons and upgrades including speed-ups, missiles, lasers, options, and
Wonder Boy(TM) in Monster World (Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points):
Monster World was a peaceful, happy place until one dark day when an army
of BioMeka monsters invaded. As a young man named Shion, you've vowed to
defeat the hostile foes and make the land peaceful again. You'll attack
enemies with swords and spears and guard against incoming projectiles with
shields and armor. As you travel through the many different regions of
Monster World, you'll talk to the townspeople, collect money to buy items, and
gather a large variety of weapons and magic. The further you venture, the
more powerful your weapons and equipment, including suits of armor and boots,
Battle Lode Runner(R) (TurboGrafx 16, 1-5 players, 600 Wii Points):
This upgraded edition to the famous Lode Runner series includes a 5-player
versus mode. Gold funds have been stolen from the Time Machine Research
Center, and the group responsible used a time machine to escape and hide the
gold throughout time. The center sends an elite team of "Runners" to go and
retrieve the gold.
In addition to the familiar Puzzle mode, the game features Battle mode,
where up to 5 players can compete, and Edit mode, where you can create your
own original stages. You can enjoy Battle mode in a number of different ways.
Be the last one standing to win in Survival. Grab items from enemies and
escape to win in Escape. With 4 players, you can separate into two teams to
do battle in Tag Match.