TODAY’S Wii SHOP CHANNEL UPDATE INCLUDESÃ‚Â DOWNLOADABLEÃ‚Â CONTENT IN ADDITION TO THE NORMAL WiiWARE AND VIRTUAL CONSOLE GAMES.
Pop quiz: What do you get when you add together 10 pins, 18 holes, two stolen jewels and hundreds of tumbling blocks? Never mind arithmeticÃ¢â‚¬â€the answer lies in this weekÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s excellent additions to the Wii Shop ChannelÃ¢â€žÂ¢. WiiÃ¢â€žÂ¢ lovers on the lookout for fresh gaming thrills can take their pick from a lively lineup that includes electrified bowling, Mario-styled golf, inventive puzzles and fantastic battles. Better yet, try out all four games and watch the fun grow exponentially.
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 PointsÃ¢â€žÂ¢ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This weekÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new games are:
Midnight BowlingÃ¢â€žÂ¢ (Gameloft, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii Points): Plunge directly into the trendy and electric atmosphere of Midnight Bowling. With awesome playing sensations, prepare for ultra-fun gaming thanks to a new physics engine that lets you control your throws precisely and easily with your Wii RemoteÃ¢â€žÂ¢ controller and make spectacular spins that will impress your opponents. Face up to three friends in the fun party mode, where your playing abilities will be put to the test. Whatever your experience level, launch yourself into the immersive career mode, where you will play in the trendiest bowling spots on the planet against charismatic characters that will give you a run for your money.
MadStone (Riverman Media, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii Points): Time is short. Earth trembles as the forces of nature stir and grow restless. Can you turn the tide? In this dynamic puzzle game, you must clear the path for your elemental MadStones to reach the bottom of the screen. Blocks can be broken by striking them directly or by the force of falling objects. The novice tries frantically to break enough blocks, while the master sets up cascading collapses with only a handful of direct strikes. As two sides struggle for domination, titanic forces build, only to be unleashed in an earth-shaking final confrontation. Experience the mystical single-player journey, or challenge a friend in competitive two-player mode.
Mario GolfÃ¢â€žÂ¢ (Nintendo 64Ã¢â€žÂ¢, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points): MarioÃ¢â€žÂ¢ takes a well-deserved break from his role as the Mushroom KingdomÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s busiest hero and returns to the links for some world-class golfing action. Since no one likes to hit the fairways alone, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s brought along a group of friendsÃ¢â‚¬â€both familiar characters and brand new ones. Choose from 10 different modes of play and six 18-hole courses in a variety of environments for a golfing experience with endless replay value. Add in fun, colorful graphics with a Mario touch (a Boo indicates wind direction), intuitive controls, incredibly deep game play and multiplayer support (taunt your opponents), and you have a game anyone will enjoyÃ¢â‚¬â€even if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve never played a round of golf. Fore!
Shining ForceÃ¢â€žÂ¢ II (Sega Genesis, 1 player, Rated E for EveryoneÃ¢â‚¬â€Mild Fantasy Violence, 800 Wii Points): ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a dark and stormy night in the kingdom of Granseal when a thief steals two jewels from the Tower of the Ancients. He sets in motion strange events that lead to the resurrection of Zeon, the Devil King. GransealÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s king falls sick, the princess is kidnapped, and a door to Arc Valley, the Devil KingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s home, is opened. The young swordsman, Bowie, realizing the grave danger Granseal faces, must lead the Shining Force to find the Holy Sword and the stolen jewels, and protect Granseal against the invading armies of Zeon.
WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re proud to announce that the first of the Downloadable Content packs for Mega Man 9 will be available this week. HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the run down on whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s coming out.
Endless Attack Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Test your skills on a stage without end. Try to break the record for getting the farthest. Results will be displayed in the Rankings page. Not compatible with other Challenges.
Proto Man Mode – Play the game as Proto Man. Some of Proto ManÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s abilities may differ from Mega ManÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s. Proto Man has the Charge Shot ability, Power Slide ability, and a shield that he can utilize to deflect bullets at enemies. However, Proto Man also takes double damage and has double bounce back when he is hit.
There is no story for Proto Man and he is not compatible with Rankings or Challenges.
Both DLC packs are available now on WiiWare Channel today (October 6th, 2008) with XBLA following on October 7th, and PSN releasing October 9th.