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Wii-kly Update: Three New Classic Games Announced for Wii Shop Channel

Do you have an itch to blast bug-shaped space fighters? Have you ever wondered
whether Dr. Bomb was a medical doctor or a Ph.D.? Do you resolve all your
disputes with a heated round of Rock, Paper, Scissors? If you answered yes to
any of these questions, you'll want to pay a visit to the popular Wii(TM) video
game system's Wii Shop Channel.
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:
Galaga(TM) (NES(R), 1-2 players, 500 Wii Points): Players control their
fighters, with their unique ability to combine with other fighters and shoot
down the invading aliens. Aliens attack in formations using a variety of
attack patterns. Rescue a captured fighter to combine with it, forming a Dual
Fighter with twice the firepower. Earn Perfect Bonuses more easily by using a
Dual Fighter on the Challenging Stages. Galaga was released in 1981 and became
an instant classic with its innovative fighter-combination system and varied
enemy attack patterns.
BRAVOMAN(TM) (Turbografx16, 1 player, 600 Wii Points): The village of Nitta has
been invaded by the army of Dr. Bomb, an evil scientist who is plotting to take
over the world. Facing this crisis is Bravoman, who received his powers from
Alpha Man to stand up against Dr. Bomb in the name of justice. The village of
Nitta consists of 22 stages -- action stages that take place on the ground and
shooting stages that take place underwater. Action stages use a unique control
system in which the height of a jump and the distance of an attack changes
depending on how long players hold down the button. Players collect the Luck
Symbols that appear when they defeat enemies and give them to Lottery Man to
get recovery and power-up items. Stop Dr. Bomb and bring peace to the village
of Nitta and the rest of the world.
Alex Kidd(TM) in the Enchanted Castle (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, 800 Wii
Points): When King Thor was kidnapped, his son, Alex Kidd, held out hope that
his father would return to their kingdom on Planet Aries. Finally, it was
revealed that he was being held captive on Planet Paperock. As Alex, players
race to his rescue through 11 levels, battling enemies and avoiding obstacles
while winning coins that will buy special items and vehicles. At the end of
each level, players encounter a boss and enter into a match of "Rock, Paper,
Scissors." Throwing the right symbols puts players ever closer to bringing
King Thor home; throwing the wrong symbols squashes them beneath a heavy
weight.

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