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Another week, another round of VC titles for the Wii.  This week Nintendo is releasing Star Solider (500 points), Dynamite Headdy (800 points), and Drop Off (600 points).  Remember to stop back on Thursday for Cyril's take on the weeks retro releases.
Wii-kly Update: Three New Classic Games Added to Wii Shop Channel

The Virtual Console™ is like a box of chocolates: You never know which games
have the tasty caramel filling and which ones have that pink-green crème
inside. Whatever your preference, we’ve got you covered with this weeks
release of Star Soldier, Dynamite Headdy and Drop Off. Read on and savor the
delicious centers of these classic treats.

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
games are:

Star Soldier (NES®, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone – Mild Fantasy Violence,
500 Wii Points): The standard for vertically scrolling shooters, Star Soldier
is the original game that spawned all of the titles in the long-running
Soldier series. Go inside a floating space station inhabited by a giant
computer known as Starbrain. Your mission: to stop Starbrain’s galactic
invasion by piloting Caesar, a new, compact space fighter through 16 deadly
stages. Collect power capsules to increase three different attributes of your
ship: firepower, movement speed and defensive shields. Blast wave after wave
of approaching enemies or use the innovative Trap Zone feature to fly beneath
a land mass and avoid incoming fire. Conquer each stage to make your way to
the final confrontation with Starbrain.

Dynamite Headdy™ (Sega Genesis, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone – Comic
Mischief, 800 Wii Points): Headdy, a toy with a detachable head, arrives in
North Town to find that the evil puppet king Dark Demon is causing serious
problems. Dark Demon is gathering up all the puppets in town and turning some
into his own evil minions, while eliminating the rest of the puppets that
aren’t good enough to join his legions. Headdy is captured and is targeted for
the incinerator, but escapes in the nick of time. Now he’s got to save the
town. To do so, Headdy has to take on all manner of bad guys and even has to
contend with his lifelong nemesis, Trouble Bruin the bear. Can Headdy overcome
all his foes and take down Dark Demon?

Drop Off (TurboGrafx16, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 600 Wii Points): Brave
five rounds of haunting, nightmarish dreams in this take on the classic arcade
puzzler. To save his dearly beloved from the malicious demon that controls her
dreams and holds her captive, our brave hero plunges himself into the
nightmare to vanquish this evil foe. Deftly use the arrow items and control
the angle of the ball to shatter the blocks that descend from the top of the
screen. Set your sights on the joints holding the blocks together and knock
off multiple blocks in one exhilarating blow. As you drop more and more
blocks, their shapes will change, allowing you to earn bonus points. You must
use your concentration and reflexes to defeat the demon and save your beloved.