Two WiiWare Games and One Virtual Console Game Added to Wii Shop Channel
After a long, lazy holiday weekend, it's time to shake off your post-Thanksgiving daze. Need some suggestions for boosting your activity level back into the red? Let the latest additions to the Wii Shop Channel be your guide: Take command of a UFO in an epic space battle, get your engine revving as the leader of a frenzied pit crew, or storm the battlefield in a high-tech military mêlée. With all this excitement, you may be ready for another vacation day sooner than you think.
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:
SPACE INVADERS GET EVEN (Taito, 1 player, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older-Cartoon Violence, 500 Wii Points): The Space Invaders are back, and this time they're out to get even. Take control of a UFO and make those Earthlings pay by unleashing your fleet of heroic invaders against their puny tanks, fighter jets and artillery-but watch out for the massive boss awaiting you at the end of each stage. Use your invaders' five attack types and the might of the mother ship to rack up high scores, then upload them via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and see where you stand in the global rankings. (Note: Router and broadband access required for online play. For more info, visit www.nintendo.com.)
Crew Panic! (Hudson Entertainment, 1-4 players, Rated E for
Everyone, 800 Wii Points): Pit Crew Panic! is a frantic, action-packed
game that unfolds on the racing circuit. During the game, the pit crew
is not only faced with repairing vehicles, but also various WHATSITs.
Handling the WHATSIT repairs is a pit crew made up of legendary
beauties. The controls are simple: Just grab a member of the crew with
the Wii Remote controller's A Button, then release the button when the
Pointer is over the damaged PART, and that crew member will begin
repairs. Assign repairs to the members of your team and provide support
using the Wii Remote to send a fully repaired WHATSIT out of the pit as
quickly as you can. The game features Normal mode, which can be played
using one of two rules: Abnormal mode (players split into two teams and
compete against each other) and Ranking mode (compete with players
around the world for the top record). Each mode can be played with a
maximum of four Wii Remote controllers, allowing you to team up with
friends and family. Your teamwork could lead to outstanding records.
METAL SLUG 2 (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated T for Teen-Blood and Gore, Violence, 900 Wii Points): Released in 1998 by SNK, METAL SLUG 2 is a side-scrolling military-action game. Players choose from Marco, Tarma, Eri and Fio, setting their sights on wiping out Morden's newly remobilized Rebellion Army. Just like the original METAL SLUG, players blaze a trail by shooting and jumping, but METAL SLUG 2 adds a new arsenal for you to command, including a heavy machine gun, a shotgun and even a laser gun, providing players with rich variety. Battle effects are packed in, as well-players turn into mummies after getting caught in poison gas coughed up by mummies. After picking up too many food items, characters turn fat, but they get an attack-strength upgrade. Two-player action is supported, too, so players can have a blast with their friends.