It looks like Nintendo isn't take the week off this week as they are releasing Mach Rider
(500 points), Yoshi
(500 points), and Air "Zonk"
(600 points) for the virtual console this week.
Wii-kly Update: Three New Classic Games Added to Wii Shop Channel
Think you've got what it takes to be a hero? Prove it with these three heroic
games, available this week on the Wii Shop Channel. Whether you're rescuing
Mario's dinosaur pal from an eggshell or battling to protect the planet from
evil invaders, the future is in your hands.
Three new classic games go live at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Nintendo adds new
games to the Wii Shop Channel every Monday. Wii(TM) 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:
Mach Rider(R) (NES(R), 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): It's
the year 2112. Earth has been invaded by the forces of evil. Battle the
invaders as you race from sector to sector on your motorcycle, searching for
survivors. Feel the incredible sense of speed as you zip past evil Quadrunners
and zigzag between treacherous rocks, oil spills and other obstacles on the
course. For a different challenge, create your own course in Design Mode,
using the various twists, turns and straightaways the game has to offer.
Remember, you are Earth's only hope-you are Mach Rider.
Yoshi(R) (NES, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): Yoshi is an
action/puzzle game starring Mario's dinosaur buddy, Yoshi(TM), who has been
imprisoned in an egg. Now it's raining Goombas, Bloopers and Boo Buddies, and
you have to help Mario(TM) stop the airborne invasion. As the critters fall,
catch them on trays. Stack two of a kind and they both disappear, or capture
the whole bunch in between eggshells. When the eggshells match, out hatches
Yoshi and up goes your score. The action heats up as the characters fall
faster and faster. To save the day, switch and shuffle, and don't let your
piles get too high.
Air "Zonk" (TurboGrafx16, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone - Mild Cartoon
Violence, 600 Wii Points): Air "Zonk" is a spin-off of the popular Bonk's
Adventure series. This side-scrolling shooter retains the same cartoonish
style of Bonk but is set in a cyberpunk future. The powered-up "Zonk" gathers
his friends to form Team Cool, and they set out to stop King Drool's plan to
conquer the world. Choose from three levels of difficulty and three Friend
Modes. Shoot King Drool's cyber-robots and avoid their attacks while
collecting the Air Bones to unleash a variety of unique attacks. Combine with
a friend to create an invincible hybrid form or blast enemies with a charged
attack. Air "Zonk" is filled with humor, made evident by the wacky theme song
that plays when you post a huge score or when your game is over.