Wii finally gets Techmo Bowl

by: Chuck -
Virtual Console fans are in luck this week as Techmo Bowl will finally be making it's way to the console for a mere 500 Wii points.  Considered one of the best console football games ever the game is a steal at that price.  Also available this week are Sonic Spinball (800 points) and Double Dungeon (600 points).  Hit the more button for more information on the games.
Wii-kly Update: Three New Classic Games Announced for Wii Shop Channel
 
    Today Nintendo adds three new classic games to the popular Wii(TM) video 
game system's Wii Shop Channel.  The games go live at 9 a.m. Pacific time.  
Nintendo adds new games to the channel every Monday.  Wii owners with a
high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points(TM) to download the 
games.  Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail 
outlets.  This week's new games are:
 
    Tecmo Bowl(TM) (NES(R), 1-2 players, 500 Wii Points): Tecmo Bowl pits the 
player versus the computer in 11-game, single-elimination playoff action.  
Players also can go head-to-head with a human opponent in action or coach 
mode.  The player can select from 12 teams.  On offense there are usually two 
run and two pass plays to choose from.  The player takes control of the 
quarterback before the snap and then either hands off to the running back or 
works through his receiver progression from the top to the bottom of the 
screen.  Defense consists of trying to guess which offensive play the opponent 
will select and then taking control of one of the defensive players before the 
snap.  A very simple power-meter system is used for kicking field goals, extra 
points and punts.
 
    Sonic Spinball(TM) (Sega Genesis, 1-4 players, 800 Wii Points): Dr. Eggman 
(aka Dr. Robotnik) has taken over Mt. Mobius and turned it into a mechanical 
base.  He is using energy from the magma flowing under the volcano to power 
his Veg-O-Fortress.  He has the power to transform helpless animals into 
robots.  Sonic the Hedgehog must take down this fortress to free the enslaved 
animals.  The only way to make that happen is to trigger an eruption in the 
volcano it's built on.  Sonic knows this can be done by removing the Chaos 
Emeralds that keep the volcano stable.  Dr. Eggman, however, is also aware of 
the fragile relationship that exists between the emeralds and the mountain, 
and he's set up an elaborate Pinball Defense System to make sure the precious 
jewels don't go anywhere.
 
    Double Dungeons (TurboGrafx16, 1-2 players, 600 Wii Points): Double 
Dungeons is a dungeon role-playing game that features smooth-scrolling 3-D 
game play.  Two players can play at the same time, which makes this game truly 
stand out from the rest.  There are 22 unique scenarios, spread out among six 
levels.  The higher the level is, the harder the scenario.  Because each 
scenario is independent, players can choose to start the game from any 
scenario other than the final one.  Players defeat monsters in each dungeon to 
gain experience while searching for the "key" that opens the door to the room 
with the boss.  They buy equipment at the shop, team up with characters and 
defeat the boss to clear a scenario.  Players must conquer all 21 scenarios 
from levels 1 through 5 to obtain passwords.  If they obtain all of them, they 
make their way to the final scenario!
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