Posted on 28 April 2008 by AlexJ
Only one game this week, but it’s a good one, so I’ll let it slide. So Billy’s girlfriend was kidnapped and in exchange the bad guys want to know his fighting secrets? If you go by the moves that are available in the game, the Black Warriors only have to learn to jab, uppercut, and kick awkwardly and then they’ll have all the secrets. Anyway, this game really is a great one. You should probably pick it up. Here’s the full press release.
There’s one new game for the Virtual Console this week – and it’s a double. Double Dragon is a true action-fighting classic. This side-scroller brought the arcade original into the home and laid the groundwork for numerous sequels. It’ll get your nostalgia engine fired up. Now go put the hurt on some bad guys and save Marian.
Posted on 21 April 2008 by AlexJ
Two more games have been added to the virtual console this week. Both games this week are themed around “rescue driven storylines” and should provide plenty of fun. River City Ransom comes from the NES, in which a guy named Ryan has to save his girlfriend from someone named Slick. Looks fun. The second game offered this week is Phantasy Star II Generations of Doom. If you enjoyed any of the previous Phantasy Star games, you’ll enjoy this one. Check out the full press release from Nintendo below:
Helping out your friends is often as easy as a ride to the airport or a kind word of advice. But when they fall victim to dastardly kidnappers, things get a little more complicated. Step up and find out what it takes to rescue your imperiled pals in the latest additions to the Wii Shop Channel. Both of these classic titles feature distinctive rescue-driven storylines and villain-busting action to help bring out your inner hero. Isn’t that what friends are for?
Posted on 07 April 2008 by AlexJ
This week brings two oldies, but goodies. Both games are from the NES but should keep you entertained for quite a while. Yoshi’s Cookie is a puzzle game which contains about 100 stages for you to play through, either by yourself or with a buddy. My girlfriend would want me to buy it just because it has Yoshi in it. The other game being offered this week is Bases Loaded. This was very popular, but I mostly played RBI Baseball. I can’t even begin to tell you how many hours I put into that game as a kid. Bases Loaded is loved by many though, so I guess I just missed out. Ok, so here’s the full press release:
The arrival of April means springtime fun is officially back in season. To get Wiiô Shop Channel patrons in the spirit, we’re pleased to offer a pair of lively NES favorites. One is a breezy, puzzle-busting fantasy, the other a classic baseball title to keep sports fans fired up for a new season of nine-inning excitement. Whether your tastes run toward cookies or ballpark snacks, you’ll find hours of gaming enjoyment right at your fingertips.
Posted on 31 March 2008 by AlexJ
Two more games have been added to the Virtual Console this week. The one worth mentioning is Wonder Boy. This game comes from the Sega Master System, meaning this game really is a vintage title. Not a bad choice. The second game being offered this week is Cruis’n USA. Not much to say about this one. You probably remember it as a racing game where the only thing really exciting was the ability to do a wheelie in the car during a burnout. Weeeeee! Check out the full press release below.
It’s a week of fun-filled firsts at the Wii™ Shop Channel. Each of the latest game offerings represents the first title in a memorable series that has influenced many subsequent titles over the years. Whether you prefer high-speed drives or side-scrolling adventures, it’s clear that these classic games have lasting appeal. What’s more, Wonder Boy is the first-ever Sega Master System title to be made available via Virtual Console.
Posted on 24 March 2008 by AlexJ
This week brings you two classics, one of which is Square Soft’s first North American released RPG, King’s Knight. This game was originally released on the NES. It’s an old one. The game is more like a top view vertical shooter though, and you can collect various power-ups and items. The other game this week is Powerball. If you like football and you like rugby, you might like this game…but probably not. Here’s the full press release.
It’s a mad season for basketball lovers, but even the most hardcore hoops fan needs a break from the action this time of year. While they’re a far cry from basketball, the latest additions to the Wii™ Shop Channel offer plenty of fast-moving fun and high-scoring thrills of their own. Check them out and get a fresh taste of gaming excitement that can last well into April and beyond.
Posted on 11 February 2008 by AlexJ
Two more games this week available on the virtual console and both are pretty good this time. First off, you got yourself the ever so popular game, Harvest Moon. I don’t know why farm simulation is fun, but apparently many people like it. It’s not just farming though. There is a story behind the game too. Second game; Lords of Thunder. This is a side-scrolling shooter, which I love. This game looks like a lot of fun. Check out the press release below.
The two games joining the lineup this week are considered cult classics, yet they deal with topics as varied as farm management and shooting enemies to the strains of heavy-metal tunes. Just don’t get the two mixed up, since most livestock don’t like heavy metal and it takes more than turnips to defeat fire-spewing sea serpents.
Posted on 21 January 2008 by AlexJ
Is Nintendo running out of games? Another week where there are only two games available for download instead of the usual three. I hope this isn’t a trend. This week brings Adventures of Lolo 2, which is puzzle game. I’m not really into puzzle games though. You also get Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers. This game introduced a few more characters into the Street Fighter cast. If you are Street Fighter fan, I suppose you can pick it up. Street Fighter has always been a great game, but how many versions are we expected to buy? Check out the press release below.
WII-KLY UPDATE: TWO NEW CLASSIC GAMES ADDED TO WII SHOP CHANNEL
Posted on 14 January 2008 by AlexJ
For the second time in a row, Nintendo only released two games in their Wii-kly update for the virtual console. Why!?! I want some really good RPG’s to hit the service. How cool would it be if they release Secret of Mana? That’ll probably never happen. Anyway, this week brings us Pac-Attack and Riot Zone. Pac-Attack is sort of one of those Tetris type games. Riot Zone reminds me little bit of Double Dragon. I think I’ll probably pass on these two. Here is the full press release.
WII-KLY UPDATE: TWO NEW CLASSIC GAMES ADDED TO WII SHOP CHANNEL
Posted on 24 December 2007 by AlexJ
I wasn’t sure if Nintendo would release new games for the Virtual Console on Christmas Eve, but they came through. Blades of Steel is an ice hockey game originally released on the NES. It was a lot of fun in those days, and may still be today. Then you got Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble. I haven’t played this one, but Donkey Country Games are always fun, right, so I’m sure I’ll be picking this one up sooner or later. Lastly is Rolling Thunder 2. I haven’t played this one either, but I did play the hell out the first Rolling Thunder. If the second is as hard as the first, you’re in for quite a challenge. Check out the official press release below.
WII-KLY UPDATE: THREE NEW CLASSIC GAMES ADDED TO WII SHOP CHANNEL