Wii-kly Update: Three New Classic Games Announced for Wii Shop Channel
Vampires and ninjas and Shockmen, oh my! This week the Wii Shop Channel
takes a trip into the world of ghoulish creatures, mystical curses and
professorial abductions. See if you can remember which of these games
sparked the whip-carrying craze of the late-'80s! For the best retro
gaming around, it's time to pay a visit to the red-hot Wii(TM) video game
system's Wii Shop Channel.
The three new classic 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(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:
Castlevania(R) (NES(R), 1 player, 500 Wii Points): Step into the shadows
of the deadliest dwelling on Earth. You've arrived at Castlevania, and
you're here on business: to destroy the curse of the Evil Count, once and
for all. Make your way through six monstrous floors filled with bats,
ghosts, zombies and every kind of ghoulish creature you can imagine. Use
the legendary whip Vampire Killer and a host of deadly weapons to battle
your way to Dracula's chamber and the ultimate duel of good vs. evil.
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja(TM) (Super NES(R), 1-2 players, 800 Wii
Points): In The Legend of The Mystical Ninja, take control of Kid Ying and
Dr. Yang in an action adventure through feudal Japan. A curse has
stricken the village of Horo-Horo, and its beloved princess has vanished.
Together Kid Ying, a daring young mystical ninja, and Dr. Yang, master of
the invincible spirit transformation, must overcome 10 levels of the
Dragonbeast to save Princess Yuki. Each stage contains intense 3-D and
2-D zones where the duo must perform dozens of attack moves and solve
magical problems and puzzles before advancing. Battle humorous enemies
like the Carp Meister, who stuns victims with poisonous fighting fish,
Tanaka-U-Out, a knockout artist who wallops opponents with a bone-crushing
hammer, and the Sumo Tag Team, kings of the unbeatable belly-buster
crunch. Collect coins to buy new equipment and to receive clues, spend
some time playing minigames in the arcade or try your luck and increase
your fortune at the Quiz House and Horse Races.
Shockman (TurboGrafx16, 1-2 players, 600 Wii Points): It's been two years
since Arnold and Sonya were made into Shockmen. A message from the
professor to return to their bodies has them head to his laboratory, but
they are ambushed by a mysterious enemy along the way. After narrowly
defeating the enemy, they catch a TV news flash announcing the Ryo Empire
invasion. They find that the professor has been abducted and set out to
rescue him. Shockman is a side-view action shooter that has eight stages,
including Action Stages, where you jump and use special techniques, and
side-scrolling Shooting Stages. This game expands on the well-paced story
from the previous version and contains cooperative elements like shared
life and a powerful Team Shockbeam that can be used during two-player