Cruis’n USA, Wonder Boy Hit Wii Virtual Console
Nintendo adds new 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, available March 31, 2008:
Cruis’n USA (N64, 1-2 player, 1,000 Wii Points): Ever felt like driving to the Golden Gate Bridge, Mount Rushmore, and the White House in one day? Well then, gear up to put your racing skills to the test in a frantic trip across the United States, following a route that you will not find on any map! Whether it is the rolling hills of Appalachia, the flowing corn fields of Iowa, or the crowded tunnels below Chicago, you will find yourself too focused on the intense racing action to worry about the scenery. Get started by picking from a garage full of cars to find the one that best suits your style. If you are good enough, you will even find a few hidden ones to round out your selection. Then choose one of three different playing perspectives and get ready to hang on tight! With five difficulty levels, the ability to remove traffic or other racers, and two- player simultaneous racing, it is enough to make you forget all about finding that next rest stop. Just watch out for the cows, OK?
Wonder Boy (Master System, 1-2 players, 500 Wii Points): As Tom-Tom the Wonder Boy, it is up to you to rescue your girlfriend, Tanya, from the vile clutches of the monster that has kidnapped her. To do so, you must navigate through a series of worlds in a race against time to reach your goal. Along the way, you will battle foes and collect fruit that will add to the amount of time you have to complete your mission. You can also receive helpful power-ups from various eggs, but make sure to avoid the bad eggs and poisonous mushrooms that sap your precious vitality. Find the magic doll in each level to open up hidden areas, and make it to the very end of your journey to rescue your one true love!