Like a fat guy digging out potato chips from underneath the cushions of a couch Nintendo has dug up three more "classics" for the Wii Virtual Console. This week you'll be able to download Zanac
(500 points), Eternal Champions
(800 points), and The Dynastic Hero
(800 points) for the virtual console. Be sure to check back on Friday for Cyril's take on the games.
Wii-kly Update: Three New Classic Games Added to Wii Shop Channel
Sometimes the Wii-kly Updates have a nice, unifying theme. Sometimes they
don’t. This week we scoured the recesses of the classic games vault to come up
with some interesting, if unrelated, gems. You can fight mechanized forces,
battle with a bunch of fighters in the afterlife or play the role of a heroic
regal bug. Like we said: Sometimes they don’t.
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
ZANAC (NES®, 1 player, rated E for Everyone – Mild Fantasy Violence, 500 Wii
Points): ZANAC is a vertically scrolling shoot-’em-up game that was released
in November 1986. Take control of the state-of-the-art fighter, ZANAC, with
the objective of destroying the bases of the mechanized enemy forces. Use your
full array of regular weapons as well as eight special weapons to clear the 12
intense areas of the game. Be careful, though, as the game changes the degree
of difficulty in real time based on how well you play. This ensures that it
feels like you’re experiencing a new game every time you play.
Eternal Champions™ (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, rated T for Teen – Animated
Blood, Animated Violence, 800 Wii Points): This 2-D fighting game introduces a
cast of different characters that met untimely deaths in their lives on Earth.
Now they have been given a chance to compete against each other, with the
winner taking on the Eternal Champion, the ultimate fighter in the universe.
The reward for defeating the Eternal Champion is a return to Earth for the
opportunity to avenge death and restore balance to the universe. Choose from
nine unique characters with a variety of fighting styles, and bring your best
moves to defeat all comers in your quest to topple the Eternal Champion.
The Dynastic Hero (TurboGrafx16 CD-ROM, 1 player, rated E for Everyone – Comic
Mischief, 800 Wii Points): The Dynastic Hero is an action RPG featuring a cast
of insect characters. The story begins with the invasion of their peaceful
homeland of Tarron by the evil Drilkor Empire. Rushing to the insects’ aid is
Dyna, the prince of Beetras. Take control of Dyna as he battles through
action-filled stages. Equip weapons and items to vanquish the relentless foes,
and acquire special items that enable you to brave the journey across the
perilous desert or open sea. But it’s not just all action. Correctly answer
multiple-choice quizzes, and play the ocarina to find the right melody to open
doors. Plus, there are countless traps and other puzzles packed into this fun
game to keep you entertained and ensure you continue coming back for more.