WII-KLY UPDATE: ONE WIIWARE GAME AND TWO VIRTUAL CONSOLE GAMES ADDED TO WII SHOP CHANNEL
Aug. 11, 2008
If your idea of a superhero is someone with an invincible ego who can type e-mails while wearing boxing gloves, then the WiiÃ¢â€žÂ¢ Shop Channel has great news for you. The legendary Strong Bad (from the popularHomestar RunnerÃ‚Â Web series) makes his eagerly anticipated WiiWareÃ¢â€žÂ¢ debut this week. For even more laughs and clever gaming kicks, you’ll also find a satirical space-age shooter on the Virtual ConsoleÃ¢â€žÂ¢, along with a cIassic billiards game for those who prefer to keep their feet planted firmly on the ground.Ã‚Â
Nintendo adds new and cIassic games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday. WiiÃ¢â€žÂ¢ owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii PointsÃ¢â€žÂ¢ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new games are:
Strong Bad Episode 1: Homestar RuinerÃ‚Â (Telltale Games, 1 player, Rated T for Teen-Crude Humor, Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes, 1,000 Wii Points): Charming. Suave. Awesome. These are the words Strong Bad would use to describe himself. In a world gone mad, only one man can be trusted to save the day. A man with an attitude. A man called Strong Bad. As the star of the Homestar Runner Web cartoons, Strong Bad has been answering e-mails (in boxing gloves), pranking his friends, pummeling his enemies, and making people with questionable taste snort milk out of their noses for years now. And he’s branched out to star inÃ‚Â Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People, a monthly five-episode series. InÃ‚Â Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner, Strong Bad’s plans to beat the snot out of Homestar backfire, and he ends up with an unwanted houseguest cramping his styIe Now he needs to get life back to normal by any means possible. But wait, there’s more:Ã‚Â Teen Girl SquadÃ‚Â comics, achievements, funny costumes and arcade games. You can even send pictures and messages to Wii Friends using Strong Bad’s computer. So how about it? Can you handle Strong Bad’s styIe?
Break InÃ‚Â (TurboGrafx16, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone-Tobacco Reference, 700 Wii Points): Gather up to four players for an authentic game of pool right in your own home. Choose from six billiards games including 9-Ball, Rotation and Carom (a game played without pockets). Use Simulation mode to calculate the perfect shot, or select Action mode and check out what went wrong with your missed shots. With all that to choose from,Break InÃ‚Â gives players-from beginners to experts-all the elements necessary to enjoy a great game of pool. But it doesn’t stop there. Select Technique to practice your angles or even go for a trick shot. Get some help from the CPU and hone your skills. WithÃ‚Â Break In, you’ll be a pro in no time.
Star ParodierÃ‚Â (TurboGrafx16 CD-ROM, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone-Mild Cartoon Violence, 900 Wii Points):Star ParodierÃ‚Â is the hilarious spoof of the cIassic Hudson shooter Star Soldier. In this parody, there are three playable ships for players to choose from: the ingratiating PAROCEASER, the hot-headed BOMBERMAN, and the ever-so-introverted PC-ENGINE. Players control one of these unique and original ships and set off to blast their way through eight stages on the planet PAROSON. The comical characters take the color and flavor of theSoldierÃ‚Â series to the next level and are guaranteed to leave players mesmerized. In addition to the normal game mode, there are also the familiar two-minute and five-minute attack modes, makingÃ‚Â Star ParodierÃ‚Â the complete package that is sure to have players coming back for more.
[via Nintendo PR]