VC titles update

by: Sean Colleli -
More On: Wii
Like clockwork, Nintendo has updated the Virtual Console with a handful of new titles.  This time we get Xevious, R-Type III and Moto Roader.  Xevious is pretty cool (you can unlock it in Starfox Assault for the GCN) but I think a hit is in order.  Nintendo said they'd be saving the good stuff to tide us over in the droughts, and mid-January definitely qualifies as a drought.
Wii-kly Update: Three New Classic Games Announced for Wii Shop Channel

    Today Nintendo adds three new classic games to the popular Wii(TM) video
    game system's Wii Shop Channel.  The games go live at 9 a.m
. Pacific time.
    Nintendo adds new games to the 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 games are:

    Xevious(TM) (NES(R), 1-2 players, 500 Wii Points): Players control their
    Solvalou ship and destroy the XEVIOUS forces.  Fire the zapper missiles
    against air-based enemies and drop the blaster bombs down upon
    ground-based targets.  Destroy Andor Genesis to earn bonus points.  Unique
    enemies, interesting background music, a variety of vertically scrolling
    background environments and many hidden game play features differentiated
    Xevious from the other shooting games released at the time.  Are you
    devious enough to beat Xevious?

    R-Type III(TM): The Third Lightning (Super NES(R), 1-2 players, 800 Wii
    Points): It was believed on Earth that the deadly BYDO Empire had been
    destroyed -- but now they've returned, as nasty as ever.  Their ships and
    armies are more powerful than before, and Earth will surely be conquered
    unless the new R-90 ship can destroy them.  Powered with engines that
    launch it into different dimensions, and armed with the Round, Shadow and
    Cyclone Forces, the R-90 has what it takes to wipe out the BYDO threat.
    The BYDO mother ship must be found and destroyed to entirely erase the
    species from our galaxy.

    Moto Roader(TM) (TurboGrafx16, 1-5 players, 600 Wii Points): Moto Roader
    is a futuristic racing game that allows up to five players to compete
    against each other.  Players use the cash earned when they win a race to
    power up their machine.  Not only can they change the "TIRE" and "BODY" of
    their vehicles, but they also can add "SPECIAL" parts.  Jump over tall
    obstacles with a "HOPPER" and blast past rivals at incredible speeds with
    "NITRO."  What multiplayer game would be complete without attack items?
    Use a forward-launching "GRENADE" or a backward-dropping "BOMBER" to blow
    up and knock away rivals.  Outmaneuver rivals in all eight heats to become
    the champion.  Any combination of Wii Remote(TM) and Nintendo GameCube(TM)
    controllers can be used in multiplayer games.

    The list of downloadable games is updated weekly on Nintendo's Online
    Press Room at  For more information about Wii, please
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