Virtual releases for the week of July 7th: SPOGS is not an STD edition

SPOGS Racing (D2C Games, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone—Mild Cartoon Violence, 1,000 Wii Points) looks like it could be a fun game, but the name is  positively God-awful. “Sir,  I’m sorry to have to inform you, but you’ve contracted SPOGS and will soon experience genital decay.” Ugh — it makes me want to scrub myself down with lye. Anyway, play the game and try not to think about venereal diseases.

Retro fans get King of the Monsters (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older—Fantasy Violence, 900 Wii Points) this week, and in all honesty, this game looks way worth the download. It’s a fighting/wrestling hybrid, but you to get to play giant monsters as they fight each other in major cities, trampling everything in their wake. The awesome potential here is pretty vast. I’m going to grab it and spend some quality bashing time this evening.

Gonna download this week, or save your points until Yaris: The Sequel hits?

Wii-kly Update

One WiiWare Game and One Virtual Console Game Added to Wii Shop Channel

This week’s additions to the Wii Shop Channel are bigger, stronger and faster. It’s all about excess with these electrifying titles. A new WiiWare offering puts you behind the wheel of a high-octane racer with no regard for speed limits. A classic Virtual Consolegame transforms you into a larger-than-life beast with a massive appetite for mayhem. Whichever you choose, there will be no skimping on the action.

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 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:


SPOGS Racing (D2C Games, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone—Mild Cartoon Violence, 1,000 Wii Points): Coming at you full throttle is SPOGS Racing, an all-new racer from D2C Games featuring classic arcade racing, pick-up-and-play controls, all-new racing vehicles and Crash N’ Grab instant upgrades. Jump in, gear up and modify your ride on the fly as you compete head-to-head for a totally outrageous arcade racing experience on your Wii console. Whether you’re a casual gamer or hardcore racer, SPOGS Racing features fun for all and is a must-have download for your WiiWare digital game library.

Virtual Console

KING OF THE MONSTERS (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older—Fantasy Violence, 900 Wii Points): Released by SNK in 1991, KING OF THE MONSTERS is an action/fighting game that features city-destroying battles between huge monsters. Choose one of six monsters and travel around Japan, stopping to fight in various famous cities with the aim of becoming the ultimate winner. In addition to punches, kicks and other regular moves, each character has the ability to use more devastating maneuvers, like throwing flames and shooting laser beams, to defeat opponents. Wrestling elements are also incorporated, as you must completely exhaust your opponent and get a three-count to pin him and be victorious. Along with the player-versus-computer game, multiplayer options allow you and a friend to enjoy one-on-one matches and two-on-two tag-team matches against the computer. Take on the challenge and claim the title of King of the Monsters.

Colette Bennett