Wii-kly Update: Two New Classic Games Added to Wii Shop Channel
This week you can spend your time carefully planning puzzle strategies or
rescuing a damsel in distress. Help one of the most iconic characters in all of
video gamedom eat some troublesome ghosts or set off to defeat an evil
organization using only your furious fists. The choice is yours. What are you
in the mood for?
Nintendo adds new games to the Wiiâ¢ Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every
Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii
Pointsâ¢ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop
Channel or at retail outlets.
This weekâs new games are:
Pac-Attack (Super NESÂ®, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii Points):
Pac-Man makes a rare appearance outside of a maze environment in Pac-Attack, a
fun and quirky puzzle game. This unique entry in the genre puts its own twist
on established conventions and adds one of gamingâs most iconic characters to
the mix. The goal is simple: Keep your screen clear of falling blocks and
ghosts by lining up blocks horizontally, causing them to disappear. Clearing
the ghosts, though, requires the help of a hungry Pac-Man (who just happens to
swing by every so often for a snack). Itâs up to you to get all of the ghosts
lined up for him, because Pac-Man will keep eating them until he is stopped by
a block or he runs out of ghosts. In addition, his range of movement on the
playing field is limited to horizontal or downwardâthus adding further
strategy. There are three game modes to choose from: 1 Player Normal, 2 Player
VS., and the challenging 1 Player Puzzle. Feel like gobbling up some ghosts?
Riot Zone (TurboGrafx16 CD-ROM, 1 player, Rated E 10+ for Everyone 10 and Older
â Tobacco Reference, Violence, 800 Wii Points): Riot Zone is a side-scrolling
fighting game that follows two heroes as they fight to take down an evil
organization. The crime syndicate Dragon Zone has kidnapped Hawkâs girlfriend
and itâs up to him and his partner detective, Tony, to get her back. Join
them as they jump âfists firstâ into the grim Kowloon district. Play as
Hawk or Tony and fight through all five stages in the deadly Kowloon district.
Smash down the Dragon Zone goons in areas like the Harbor, Abandoned Warehouse
and the Ghetto. Both characters have unique skills and attacks. Hawk is a
master of karate, while Tony is a hard-hitter. That being said, both guys are
massive and possess killer techniques. The hard-boiled action is enhanced by
the gameâs realistic sound effects.
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