It looks like we're getting a pair of new virtual console titles for the Wii this week as Operation Wolf
(500 points) and Columns III: Revenge of Columbus
(800 points) are now available. I haven't played Columns III
(or any of the games in the series) but I spent a lot of allowance money with Operation Wolf
as a kid. Check back on Friday for Cyril's take on the games and feel free to leave your thoughts on either game in the comments.
tep into two very different types of action this week. Either battle the bad
guys to save hostages and preserve freedom or bury your opponents with magical
jewels. Whatever you fancy, you'll need to be ready for a challenge:
strategize as a fearless hero or manipulate special jewels to raise the crush
bar. How do you plan to win today?
Two new classic games go live at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Nintendo adds new games
to the Wii Shop 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
OPERATION WOLF™ (NES®, 1 player, Rated E10+ for Use of Tobacco and Violence,
500 points): A group of desperate terrorists is keeping hostages in their
jungle fortress. As a member of the elite tactical squad Operation Wolf, you
must invade their hideout, destroy their operations, and get the hostages out
alive! Maneuver through a series of missions and fight off soldiers, patrol
boats, helicopters, and more. The further you progress, the more enemies
you’ll have to defeat and the harder they’ll try to stop you in your tracks
(going so far as tossing knives and grenades at you or wearing armor). Each
area along your path ends with a boss battle where you’ll have to find and
exploit each boss’s particular weakness. To top it all off, your weapon
options are also limited, so you’ll need to conserve ammunition and grenades.
Operation Wolf is said to be the most valiant and capable unit in the
military—can you save the hostages and win the day?
Columns III™: Revenge of Columns (Genesis, 1-5 players, Rated E for Everyone,
800 points): This single-player or multiplayer experience expands upon the
game play of the original two Columns titles giving players some extra attacks
to spring on opponents. As in the original Columns, jewels fall into a bin,
and you have to twist and manipulate them to form matches of three or more in
a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line to keep the jewels from stacking up
and reaching the top. In Columns III, special magical jewels do things like
raise your opponent’s crush bar or lower your own, adding an extra element of
strategy to the game. This is a great game to play with friends, so download
it today and jump into the action!