Three New Classic Games Added To Wii Shop Channel – January 01, 1970

June 11, 2007

Three New Classic Games Added To Wii Shop

Seems like these days everybody’s just running
around, grabbing whatever they can for themselves. Some are after gold nuggets,
some want rings and some are trying to recover a stolen axe. Doesn’t anybody
talk anymore? Why don’t you grab a few warm cookies, pour yourself a glass of
cold milk and fire up the Wii™? We’ll play games and tell stories from simpler

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:

Lode Runner® (NES®, 1-2 players, Rated E for
Everyone, 500 Wii Points): This landmark action-puzzle game has been a worldwide
fixture in video games from the moment of its inception until today, producing
many sequels and related products along the way. The player controls the hero,
or "Runner," who collects gold nuggets located around every stage, all the while
avoiding capture by enemy robots. The action itself is simple, but the stages
are designed as increasingly challenging puzzles, and none of the 50 stages is
as easy as it seems. The Runner avoids enemies by digging holes in the floor to
the right and left of his position—by doing this, he can clear a path to places
that, at first glance, seem unreachable. Players must use their brains to
collect all the gold nuggets in every puzzling stage if they want to escape to
the next. In addition to normal play, this version of the game features an Edit
Mode that allows players to design their own stages, adding a new level of
enjoyment to the game.

Sonic the Hedgehog™ 2 (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players,
Rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii Points): Dr. Eggman (aka Dr. Robotnik) is back to
continue his zealous search for the Chaos Emeralds needed to fuel his new Death
Egg contraption. The evil doctor secretly follows Sonic to his vacation spot,
Westside Island, and launches a full-scale attack, imprisoning all the helpless
animals of the island and turning them into mindless worker drones. Now Sonic
must thwart the doctor’s plans at all costs. This time he isn’t alone, as a
peculiar two-tailed fox named Miles Prower (aka Tails) decides to aid him in the
battle. Together they must locate the Chaos Emeralds before Dr. Eggman does, and
put an end to his diabolical scheme.

Golden Axe™ II (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, Rated
E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older – Fantasy Violence, 800 Wii Points): Not long
after the devastating reign of the wicked Death Adder, another evil arose. Dark
Guld and his minions invaded and took hold of the prized Golden Axe with plans
to destroy it. Once again, as a fierce barbarian named Ax-Battler, a fearless
female Amazon known as Tyris-Flare or a ferocious dwarf named Gilius
Thunderhead, you will wield steely swords and powerful magic in an all-out war
to recover the sword. Once you slash your way through the six side-scrolling
levels, you’ll get the chance to defeat Dark Guld once and for all.