Another week, another three releases fro the Wii Virtual Console. Actually not a bad week this week as Lunar Poole
(500 points), Ninja JajaMaru-kun
(600 points), and Golden Axe III
(800 points) are now available for download. Don't forget to check back on Friday for Cyril's take on these games.
Wii-kly Update: Three New Classic Games Added to Wii Shop Channel
Autumn leaves aren’t the only reason your October is about to get a lot more
colorful. The latest additions to the Wii Shop Channel deliver a brisk, eye-
pleasing mix of classic gameplay for fall. Dive into this pile of vibrant
titles for a timeless dose of fun and fantasy.
Three 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
Lunar Pool® (NES®, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): Lunar
Pool takes the historical game of billiards and reinvents it with a unique and
futuristic flair. The rules are simple: All you need to do is use your cue
stick to hit the white cue ball, causing it to hit the other numbered balls
and make them go into the pockets. You can enjoy nearly unlimited game play
with 30 tables, two different ball arrangements, and the ability to change the
degree of friction on the table. You can play against a computer or another
human player, so try challenging someone once you’ve got the hang of the game.
Ninja JaJaMaru-kun® (NES®, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 600 Wii
Points): Take on the role of a ninja called JaJaMaru and rescue the captured
Princess Sakura from the evil Namazu Dayuu in this action-packed game,
previously unreleased outside of Japan. JaJaMaru must use his throwing stars
to defeat the monsters lurking in each of Dayuu’s many hideouts. JaJaMaru has
to be careful though, as each monster has its own unique weapon and method of
attacking. The only way for him to advance is to break the floor bricks above
him and move up and down between the levels of each round, defeating monsters
as he goes. To help him, broken bricks sometimes reveal items that JaJaMaru
can use to his advantage, possibly leading to the ultimate power-up: a ride on
Gamapakun, the giant frog. Throw in some bonus stages and you’ve got a game
with a style all its own.
Golden Axe™ III (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, Rated E10+ for Fantasy Violence,
800 Wii Points): The once-peaceful kingdom so familiar to fans of the original
Golden Axe is under threat once again. The Prince of Darkness has stolen the
invaluable Golden Axe, taken over the kingdom and rendered its warriors
harmless with an evil curse. One warrior breaks free from the curse and must
defeat the prince and regain the Golden Axe to save the kingdom. In this one-
or two-player action game, play as a giant, a panther or a sword-wielding
human and fight your way to victory once again.