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

The elves mining Nintendo's vaults for classic games have unearthed three new
ones to add to the Wii Shop Channel. They feature ragers, lasers and, um,
monkeys not in cages. Anyway, it's unlikely that you've played all three of
these, so go ahead and check 'em out. Or the elves will cry.

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:

Donkey Kong Country 2(TM): Diddy's Kong Quest(TM) (SNES(R), 1-2 players, 800
Wii Points): In the sequel to the immensely popular Donkey Kong Country(TM),
Diddy Kong(R) gets the spotlight, along with his girlfriend, Dixie Kong(TM) --
a great little monkey with a dangerous ponytail. The action starts on the
wreck of King K. Rool's Gangplank Galleon that has apparently broken up on a
reef offshore from the Kremlings' Island. Diddy and his friends will have to
work together to rescue Donkey Kong(R), exploring all the hidden areas of the
Kremlings' island: a spooky haunted forest, treacherous swamps, a giant beehive
oozing with sticky honey and lava-filled caves, just to name a few.

Streets of Rage(TM) 2 (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points): To celebrate
their defeat of the Syndicate exactly one year before, Blaze, Adam and Axel met
for drinks. The next morning, Axel received a frantic phone call from Eddie
"Skate" Hunter, Adam's younger brother, whom he was living with on the edge of
the city. Blaze and Axel found Adam and Skate's house wrecked, and a picture
showing Adam chained up at the feet of Mr. X. The city then once again
returned to its nightmarish state as criminals ran rampant. Unable to contact
their old friend in artillery, Axel and Blaze team up with Skate and Max
Thunder to free the city and rescue Adam from the Syndicate. It is up to you
to take down Mr. X once and for all.

Blazing Lazers (TurboGrafx16, 1 player, 600 Wii Points): Blazing Lazers is a
vertical-scrolling shooter that was praised for surpassing the limitations of
the hardware of its time. Players control the extraordinary firepower of their
Gunhed Star Fighter to take on the Dark Squadron that has begun its invasion of
Earth. Collect power-ups to increase your ship's battle strength so it can cut
through enemies and defeat the bosses in all nine areas. Of course, as part of
the "Soldier" series, the game contains a good combination of fast-paced speed
with catchy, drum-propelled background music, coupled with the Field Thunder
that can be used to destroy enemies in one fell swoop for the ultimate sense of
satisfaction. With its fine-tuned difficulty levels, Blazing Lazers is a
shooting game that anyone can enjoy.

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