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Wii-kly Update: Three New Classic Games Added to Wii Shop Channel

Football season is here, and whether you're into high school teams, college or
the pros, everyone can use a little gridiron refresher. This week Nintendo's
Wii Shop Channel helps you tackle the challenge with NES Play Action
Football(TM), a classic sure to revive feelings of gaming greatness. If
football isn't your thing, you can always join forces with a speedy hedgehog or
explore labyrinths as you try to defeat evil demons.Three new classic games go
live at 9 a.m. Pacific time.

Nintendo adds new games to the Wii Shop Channel every Monday. Wii(TM) 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:

NES Play Action Football (NES(R), 1-4 players, rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii
Points): "Ready! Hut hut hut ... " Nintendo takes to the gridiron with the
classic football powerhouse NES Play Action Football. Featuring a distinct
overhead viewpoint that creates an almost 3-D field, the action is more
simulation-based than many of the more arcade-based games of the time. Play
through four 15-minute quarters (in accelerated time) and even substitute
players when your first-stringers get tired. Want more options? Each of the
eight available teams has multiple running/passing plays to choose from while
on offense, as well as a wide selection of defensive schemes that can be run
when you're on the other side of the ball. And in addition to viewing two full
teams on the screen at once without any slowdown, you'll hear voice snippets at
key points of the game. Line up, and see if you have what it takes to win the
Power Bowl.

Sonic the Hedgehog(TM) 3 (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, rated E for Everyone -
Comic Mischief, 800 Wii Points): Sonic and Tails are back for another adventure
as they again battle the evil Dr. Eggman (aka Dr. Robotnik), who is desperately
trying to collect all the Chaos Emeralds to rebuild his Death Egg. Our heroes
must again find the Chaos Emeralds before Dr. Eggman does, but winning the race
won't be easy this time - a new adversary, Knuckles the Echidna, has arrived on
the scene and will do whatever he can to keep Sonic and Tails from reaching
their goal. Grab all the golden rings, find various bonus zones and overcome
Knuckles and Dr. Eggman as you rocket through the third chapter in Sonic's
adventures.

Neutopia II (TurboGrafx16, 1 player, rated E for Everyone - Mild Fantasy
Violence, 600 Wii Points): Experience improved graphics and controls in this
exciting sequel to the action role-playing game Neutopia. Take on the role of
the main hero's son and watch as the story begins with the apparent revival of
Dirth, the evil demon. Once again you'll need to rely on your magic compass and
the information you've gathered to find entrances to labyrinths and defeat the
bosses in them. Make your way through the field, which can be tricky at times,
to search for and find hidden information and items, or move blocks and destroy
walls to uncover secret rooms. Like the original, this game has a save
function, a finely tuned difficulty level and a fast-paced story, making it
truly an RPG that everyone can enjoy.

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