Wii-kly Update: Two New Classic Games Added to Wii Shop Channel
Got enough challenge in your daily routine? Chances are that basic
everyday tasks – getting to work or school on time, walking the dog, taking
out the trash – aren’t enough to keep you firing on all cylinders. Luckily,
Virtual Console(TM) is close at hand to help you test your mettle in fresh and
unusual ways. Whether you’re rescuing a kidnapped pal or mastering a set of
mind-bending grid puzzles, this week’s new arrivals, imported from Japan,
offer a refreshing break from the late-winter blahs.
Nintendo adds new games to the Wii(TM) Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time
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:
DoReMi Fantasy: Milon’s DokiDoki Adventure (Super NES(R), 1 player, Rated
E for Everyone – Alcohol Reference and Comic Mischief, 900 Wii Points): This
is an action game where an energetic boy named Milon sets off on a great
adventure in a cute fairy-tale world. Piccolo is a village in the country of
Fantasia. One day, they hear from the fairy Alis that songs and music have
disappeared from the forest. Suddenly, the wizard Amon appears, grabs Alis and
vanishes with her. The brave Milon must now go on a journey to rescue his
kidnapped friend, with his bubble shooter as his only weapon. Along the way,
he’ll need to retrieve five legendary instruments and stars by defeating
Amon’s minions. Get ready to enjoy the fun and comical action of this charming
Puyo Puyo 2: Tsuu (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 900
Wii Points): The object of this head-to-head puzzle game is to clear your grid
of falling patterns called puyos by forming chains of four or more same-
colored puyos in a straight line or one of several geometric patterns. What
makes this a challenging two-player contest is the fact that when you clear a
chain of puyos from your grid, it drops a random piece of filler onto your
opponent’s grid. The more puyos you clear, the more you fill your opponent’s
grid, and if you can clutter up his grid enough to fill it to the top, you’ve
won the game. An intriguing backstory makes this an amusing experience for one
or two players.
After last week’s VC release of just one title, we’re back to what looks to be the new standard two releases per week. At first glance, it looks like it was going to be a week of cute like games. But then I got to thinking and realized that both of these games are evil!
First up, we have DoReMi Fantasy: Milon’s DokiDoki Adventure (Super NES, 1 player, 900 Wii Points). I have never heard of this game before, but it looks to be fun. The gameplay reminds me of the Kirby games with the cute character designs and an inverse of Kirby’s fighting system. In DoReMi, the main character blows bubbles that traps the animals and then get knocked into the sky. You know, something about that sounds horribly wrong. Instead of just straight up killing the enemies, you’re caging them and forcing them off into the sky to suffer a slow and painful death.
The second game of the week is Puyo Puyo 2: Tsuu (Sega Genesis, 2 players, 900 Wii Points). Puyo Puyo is a puzzle type game similar to Tetris. You know, if you think about it, this week’s VC releases is all about cute ways to murder. I mean, look at Puyo Puyo! The puzzle pieces are little creatures that are alive! You’re murdering all of those blob creatures to beat the game!
Because of the VC theme of murdering in a cute fashion, I’m giving this week’s releases five out of five sharks. Oh crap, wrong post … Hit the jump for the PR babble.