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Another week another trio of releases for the Virtual Console.  With Mario Galaxies hitting shelves next week Nintendo is releasing Super Mario Brothers 3(500 Wii points) along with Power Golf (600 Wii points) and Alien Soldier (900 Wii points).  Come back Friday for Cyril's impressions of the games.
Eagerly awaiting the arrival of Super Mario Galaxy(TM) next week? Can't get 
Mario(TM) out of your head? You and everybody else! To whet your appetite for
all things Mario, Nintendo is offering a special treat on the Virtual
Console(TM) this week. It's not just any game, it's Super Mario Bros. 3(TM) -
considered by many to be the greatest video game of all time (for at least one
more week, anyway). It's a must-have title on a week that also features the
first Virtual Console import title for Sega Genesis and a fun multiplayer golf
game for TurboGrafx16.

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(TM) to download the games. Wii
Points can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This
week's new games are:

Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES(R), 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii
Points): Remember when no one had ever heard of a Tanooki Suit or knew that
Bowser(TM) had a clan of Koopalings? The game that made these things common
knowledge is also considered by many to be one of the best ever made. Bowser
and the Koopalings are causing chaos yet again, but this time they're going
beyond the Mushroom Kingdom into the seven worlds that neighbor it. Now Mario
and Luigi(TM) must battle new enemies, returning favorites and a new Koopaling
in each unique and distinctive world on their way to ultimately taking on
Bowser himself. Luckily for the brothers, they have more power-ups available
than ever before. Fly above the action using the Super Leaf, swim faster by
donning the Frog Suit or defeat enemies using the Hammer Bros. Suit. Use the
brand-new overworld map to take the chance to play a minigame in hopes of
gaining extra lives or to find a Toad's House where you can pick up additional
items. All this (and more) combines into one of gaming's most well-known and
beloved titles-are you ready to experience gaming bliss?

Alien Soldier(TM) (Sega Genesis, 1 player, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and
Older -Fantasy Violence, 900 Wii Points): As Epsilon-Eagle, you are an alien
soldier who has been genetically engineered to produce maximum intelligence
and strength. You were once a member of the criminal organization Scarlet, but
when you decided to break from the group, you were forced into a showdown with
Scarlet's new leader Xi-Tiger, who kills a hostage in his attempt to destroy
you. Now it's up to you to take revenge against the bad guys in this side-
scrolling action game! Choose from six different weapons and battle the bosses
of Scarlet until you reach the final confrontation with the ultimate secret

Power Golf (TurboGrafx16, 1-3 players, Rated E for Everyone, 600 Wii Points):
Power Golf sports a perfect combination of simple-yet-realistic controls and
beautiful graphics. Swing away on 18 lush holes in one of three different game
modes: the single-player STROKE PLAY mode and the multiplayer MATCH PLAY and
COMPETITION modes. Enter tournaments as one of three different characters-
beginner, intermediate and advanced. Wind strength and the slope of the green
add extra challenges to each hole. Compete against other players in the
standard NORMAL MATCH or ante up one of your clubs in the unique CLUB MATCH.
Up to three players can play in COMPETITION mode, and a handicap feature is
included to help novice players pull off breathtaking shots just like their
advanced rivals.
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