3 new games hit the Virtual Console for the Wii-kly Update

by: Elliot -
Nintendo announced 3 new additions to the Wii Virtual Console available this week. Kirby's Avalanche from the NES, Streets of Rage 3 from the Genesis and Legend of Hero Tonma from the Turbo Grafx16 are all ready for download on the Wii Shopping channel now. Read onward for more details on these titles.
 
Wii-kly Update: Three New Classic Games Added to Wii Shop Channel
 
When you take on a challenge, it’s helpful to know your goal. Are you trying
to bury an opponent under colorful boulders, defeat the evil Syndicate’s
lifelike robots or rescue a princess? Maybe all three? Well, you can rest easy
knowing that this week’s diverse selection from the Wii Shop Channel is here
to help you take care of all the above.
 
Three new classic games go live at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Nintendo adds new
games to the Wii Shop Channel 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:
 
Kirby’s Avalanche™ (Super NES®, 1-2 players, rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii
Points): Everyone’s favorite round, pink hero takes a break from swallowing
his enemies to put your brain to work in this fast-paced puzzle game. Players
take control of Kirby and match wits with well-known enemies from the Kirby
series (including his archrival, King Dedede) in an effort to win the First
Annual Dream Land Avalanche Competition. The simple-but-addictive game play
revolves around brightly colored blobs and boulders. When the right amount of
matching blobs are stacked, they explode and rain down on your opponent’s
field of play. Repeat this until your screen is clear to move on to the next
round. But be careful—the farther you advance, the faster the blobs fall and
the smarter the opponents get. Are you good enough to help Kirby become the
avalanche king?
 
Streets of Rage™ 3 (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, rated E 10+ for Everyone 10 and
Older – Violence, 800 Wii Points): Just when you thought the world was safe
from the Syndicate and its shady leader, Mr. X, they have returned to torment
the city once again. Mr. X has developed lifelike robots to take the place of
various city officials so he can be in complete control. Now it’s up to our
old heroes Axel, Skate and Blaze to stop the threat with their amazing
fighting skills. With more weapons and combat moves, as well as secret
characters and various endings, this return to the streets is one you won’t
want to miss.
 
LEGEND OF HERO TONMA (TurboGrafx16, 1-2 players, rated E for Everyone – Mild
Cartoon Violence, 600 Wii Points): LEGEND OF HERO TONMA is an action game that
puts players in control of the magic-user Tonma, whose role – as was typical
for game heroes of the day – is to travel to another world and save the
princess. Fight your way through seven stages using Tonma’s jump ability and
shot power. Collect power-ups and barriers to grow in strength and pummel your
enemies. Bring that strength to the end of each stage to face off against and
defeat the menacing bosses that aim to keep you from the princess. This well-
detailed game’s comic visuals and feel will have players wanting to come back
for more frantic and exciting action.
 
The list of downloadable games is updated weekly on Nintendo’s Online Press
Room at press.nintendo.com.
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