After a few weeks of crummy VC titles it looks like Nintendo has heard Cyril's cry of complaints as we're getting to semi-decent games this week. This week we're getting Cruis'n USA
(1,000 points) and Wonder Boy
(500 points) on the virtual console. I used to really dig Cruis'n USA
back in the day. Be sure to check back on Friday for Cyril's take on the games.
It's a week of fun-filled firsts at the Wii(TM) Shop Channel. Each of the latest game
offerings represents the first title in a memorable series that has influenced many
subsequent titles over the years. Whether you prefer high-speed drives or side-scrolling
adventures, it's clear that these classic games have lasting appeal. What's more,
Wonder Boy is the first-ever Sega Master System title to be made available via Virtual Console.
Nintendo adds new games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time 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:
Cruis'n USA(TM) (Nintendo 64(R), 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points):
Ever felt like driving to the Golden Gate Bridge, Mount Rushmore and the White House
in one day? Well then, gear up to put your racing skills to the test in a frantic trip across
the United States, following a route that you won't find on any map. Whether it's the
rolling hills of Appalachia, the flowing cornfields of Iowa or the crowded tunnels below
Chicago, you'll find yourself too focused on the intense racing action to worry about the
scenery. Get started by picking from a garage full of cars to find the one that best suits
your style--if you're good enough, you'll even find a few hidden ones to round out your
selection. Then choose one of three different playing perspectives and get ready to hang
on tight. With five difficulty levels, the ability to remove traffic or other racers, and
two-player simultaneous racing, it's enough to make you forget all about finding that next rest
stop. Just watch out for the cows, OK?
Wonder Boy (Sega Master System, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone--Comic Mischief,
500 Wii Points): As Tom-Tom the Wonder Boy, it's up to you to rescue your girlfriend
Tanya from the vile clutches of the monster that has kidnapped her. To do so, you must
navigate a series of worlds in a race against time to reach your goal. Along the way,
you'll battle foes and collect fruit that will add to the amount of time you have to
complete your mission. You can also receive helpful power-ups from various eggs, but
make sure to avoid the bad eggs and poisonous mushrooms that sap your precious
vitality. Find the magic doll in each level to open up hidden areas, and make it to the very
end of your journey to rescue your one true love.