For the second week in a row Nintendo is only releasing two titles for the Virtual Console, I'm not sure if this is a sign of things to come or if hey have hit a bit of a dry spell. Either way Pac-Attack (800 points) and Riot Zone (800 points) are now available for download. Don't forget to check back Friday for Cyril's take on the games.
Wii-kly Update: Two New Classic Games Added to Wii Shop Channel
This week you can spend your time carefully planning puzzle strategies or
rescuing a damsel in distress. Help one of the most iconic characters in all
of video gamedom eat some troublesome ghosts or set off to defeat an evil
organization using only your furious fists. The choice is yours. What are you
in the mood for?
Nintendo adds new games to the Wii™ Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time 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 are:
Pac-Attack (Super NES®, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii Points):
Pac-Man makes a rare appearance outside of a maze environment in Pac-Attack, a
fun and quirky puzzle game. This unique entry in the genre puts its own twist
on established conventions and adds one of gaming’s most iconic characters to
the mix. The goal is simple: Keep your screen clear of falling blocks and
ghosts by lining up blocks horizontally, causing them to disappear. Clearing
the ghosts, though, requires the help of a hungry Pac-Man (who just happens to
swing by every so often for a snack). It’s up to you to get all of the ghosts
lined up for him, because Pac-Man will keep eating them until he is stopped by
a block or he runs out of ghosts. In addition, his range of movement on the
playing field is limited to horizontal or downward—thus adding further
strategy. There are three game modes to choose from: 1 Player Normal, 2 Player
VS., and the challenging 1 Player Puzzle. Feel like gobbling up some ghosts?
Riot Zone (TurboGrafx16 CD-ROM, 1 player, Rated E 10+ for Everyone 10 and
Older – Tobacco Reference, Violence, 800 Wii Points): Riot Zone is a side-
scrolling fighting game that follows two heroes as they fight to take down an
evil organization. The crime syndicate Dragon Zone has kidnapped Hawk’s
girlfriend and it’s up to him and his partner detective, Tony, to get her
back. Join them as they jump “fists first” into the grim Kowloon district.
Play as Hawk or Tony and fight through all five stages in the deadly Kowloon
district. Smash down the Dragon Zone goons in areas like the Harbor, Abandoned
Warehouse and the Ghetto. Both characters have unique skills and attacks. Hawk
is a master of karate, while Tony is a hard-hitter. That being said, both guys
are massive and possess killer techniques. The hard-boiled action is enhanced
by the game’s realistic sound effects.