Two Titles Hit the WiiWare and Virtual Console

March 30, 2009

Two Titles Hit the WiiWare and
Virtual Console

Nintendo has released a pair of
games based around completely opposite vocations. Newly available on the Virtual
Console is Super Punch Out!!, the classic boxing title that pits players against
tough pugilist rivals such as Bald Bull. Speaking of baldness, the unique new
WiiWare game Bonsai Barber invites players to take off the gloves and work their
clippers instead, giving new hairstyles to a colorful cast of fruits and
vegetables. Both are yours for the downloading via the Wii Shop Channel.

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:

WiiWare

Bonsai Barber (Nintendo, 1-4
players, Rated E for Everyone-Comic Mischief, 1,000 Wii Points): The village
residents are hungry for the latest in foliage fashion, and it’s up to you, the
new barber, to fix them up. Use the tools of your trade: scissors, clippers,
spray can, and more in this humorous, first-of-its-kind "first-person-groomer"
game. Bonsai Barber features a colorful cast of 12 intriguing customers,
including a temperamental shallot starlet (don’t call her an onion), an oddball
strawberry boffin, a cactus cowboy, a daredevil carrot, and a suave banana with
top-secret clearance. Each day, five customers arrive to test your stylistic
skill. If the customer requests a specific style, you’ll plow that furrow, or
you can rely on your expertise to pick from more than 30 popular fashions. Or,
why not turn over a new leaf? Be creative and see how they react. They’re a
demanding bunch, so if you miss an appointment, you’ll hear about it-on your Wii
Message Board. If you do a good job, you may receive a gift or even a postcard
from an exotic destination as your happy customers travel to distant lands and
show off their exquisite coifs.

Virtual Console

Super Punch-Out!! (Super NES, 1
player, Rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii Points): Featuring the tight game play and
humor the series is known for, this sequel to the NES classic sees Little Mac
return to the ring with the World Video Boxing Association belt once again at
stake. Slug your way through the grueling, sweat-pounding matches of the Minor,
Major and World Circuits as you face off against some of Little Mac’s greatest
rivals, such as Bear Hugger, Bald Bull and Super Macho Man. With a cast of new
challengers waiting, do you have what it takes to identify their unique patterns
and exploit their weaknesses? Go to your corner and come out fighting, but
remember what Doc Louis would say: "It’s not about brawling-it’s about finesse!"