Looks like another batch of decent games this week as Nintendo is releasing Kirby's Dream Course (800 points), Devil's Crush (600 points), and Shining Force (800 points) for the Virtual Console this week. Be sure to check back Thursday for Cyril's take on the releases.
Wii-kly Update: Three New Classic Games Added to Wii Shop Channel
Ah, the three classic summer leisure activities: golf, pinball and battling
hordes of evil creatures. Luckily, it’s Monday and once again Nintendo has you
covered. Players can hit the crazy links with the spherical Kirby, become a
pinball wizard or just enjoy an afternoon of helping good triumph over evil.
So pour yourself a tall glass of lemonade and settle in for some classic
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
Kirby’s Dream Course™ (Super NES®, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii
Points): Step up to the tee for the wackiest golf game of your life. This one-
or two-player game features a floating golf course in the sky. High above
Dream Land, players can pitch and putt the ever-popular puff ball, Kirby,
through a maze of three-dimensional obstacles on a zany checkerboard course.
Players must aim for the multitude of enemies that are spread throughout each
fairway. Kirby must hit all the enemies to make them disappear, and the last
one becomes the hole. Sink Kirby into the hole to advance to the next stage
and clear all 8 courses – 64 holes in all.
Devil’s Crush (TurboGrafx16, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone – Animated
Blood, Mild Fantasy Violence, 600 Wii Points): Devil’s Crush is the exciting
sequel to the hit pinball game Alien Crush and features even smoother ball
movement and enhanced special effects. Shoot the ball onto the board with the
Devil Shooter, then use flippers and nudging to keep it in play and rack up a
high score. Complete certain conditions to play up to six different bonus
stages. Get a “Perfect Clear” on those to earn a huge amount of points. The
game’s ominous theme is enhanced by its enemies: wandering skeleton knights,
sorcerers and even a giant face that changes from a goddess to a sinister
Shining Force™ (Sega Genesis, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone – Mild Fantasy
Violence, 800 Wii Points): In ages long forgotten, Light fought Darkness for
control of the world. Finally, the Ancients defeated the evil ruler of the
dark forces known as Dark Dragon and cast him into another dimension, though
he vowed to return in 1,000 years. As time passed, all memory of Dark Dragon
was buried, and the land of Rune enjoyed 10 centuries of peace. Yet, as
promised, the dark ruler returned, along with hordes of evil creatures that
ravaged the land. As chaos erupted, several strongholds of Good still held
out, awaiting a hero who could wield the Powers of Light.