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Wii-kly Update: Two WiiWare Games and Two Virtual Console Games Added to Wii Shop Channel

This week’s Wii-kly Update pretty much covers the full spectrum.
Maybe you’ll want to blast away with an arsenal of old-school weapons. But
then again, three-day weekends are a good time to relax. So maybe you’ll
take a wild road trip or settle in for some table tennis. And if you
overdo it, we have a physician standing by.

Nintendo adds new and classic games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m.
Pacific time every Monday. Wii™ owners with a high-speed Internet
connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be
purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new
games are:


Dr. Mario® Online Rx (Nintendo, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone,
1,000 Wii Points): The doctor is in! Mario™ takes a break from his
adventuring ways and once again dons his stethoscope for a new generation
of germ-battling mayhem. In addition to the classic mode of using vitamins
to exterminate viruses, you’ll find two battle modes and an online
multiplayer mode where you can hone your skills against players from
around the world. Feel like challenging a friend who doesn’t have Dr.
Mario Online Rx? Then the WiiWare-exclusive Friend Battle Demo is just
what the doctor ordered. Or maybe you’d like some help taking on
those nasty viruses? Try out Virus Buster, where four players can
simultaneously move capsules simply by pointing at them with a Wii Remote™
controller. Any way you look at it, Dr. Mario Online Rx is a prescription
for fun that everyone can enjoy.

Family Table Tennis (Aksys Games, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone,
500 Wii Points): It’s time for some good old family fun, and what’s more
fun than table tennis? Just like a real family, choose your character from
a cast of four, which includes Daddy, Mommy, Sarah and Billy. There are
four table tennis-tastic stages where it doesn’t matter if you’re an
indoors or outdoors table-tennis player. Pick your poison from a
gymnasium, a forest park, a beach or even an amusement park. Choose from
Single or Versus mode, or select a minigame to play. In Versus mode, you
and a friend can play against each other to see who is the better
table-tennis player. And if Single and Versus modes aren’t enough, select
between three minigames, which include Target Table Tennis, Thrilling
Table Tennis and Matching Table Tennis. The appealing cell-shaded graphics
and endearing music, on top of the super-fun game play, will have you and
your family playing from morning till night. Get your paddles ready.

Virtual Console™

City Connection™ (NES®, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone –
Comic Mischief, Tobacco Reference, 500 Wii Points): Based on the arcade
hit, a young man born in California sets out to tour famous sites and
cities around the world. As he drives the highways surrounding these
locations, the road is painted white as proof of his visit. Only once all
sections of the road have been painted will he move on to the next
location in his world tour. Not surprisingly, the local police will chase
the driver and do their best to stop him from completing his goal. In
addition, cats roam the highways and spikes lie in wait for unsuspecting
drivers. To combat these dangers, the driver’s customized car can
jump, fire cans of oil and collect balloons to warp to a new stage. It’s
the ultimate road trip.

Metal Slug (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated T for Teen – Blood, Violence,
900 Wii Points): Released in 1996 by SNK, Metal Slug is a side-scrolling
military-action game. Players control Marco and Tarma, both members of the
special-ops force Team Peregrine Falcon (commonly known as Team PF), and
battle their way through stage after stage of intense action. The goal is
to try to overthrow General Morden and win back the stolen weapon, the
Metal Slug. Players must blast through waves of enemies and machines
(while also jumping over any obstacles in the way) to advance through the
stages. It’s not as hopeless as it might sound, though—weapons such
as heavy machine guns, shotguns, rocket launchers and flamethrowers, as
well as the Metal Slug itself (which appears frequently in the game), will
make the battle easier. Take on General Morden with a friend to lighten
your load and ramp up the excitement even more.

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