Nintendo Wii News
Weekly Wii Shop Channel Update: Mario Golf
By Hector Cortez Oct 8, 2008, 19:40 GMT
This week gamers are treated to two WiiWare games and two Virtual Console games, including the classic Mario Golf for Nintendo 64.
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:
Midnight Bowlin (1-4 players, 800 Wii Points): A new physics engine lets you control your throws precisely and easily with your Wii Remote controller. Face up to three friends in the party mode or check out the career mode.
MadStone (1-2 players, 800 Wii Points): In this puzzle game, you must clear the path for your elemental MadStones to reach the bottom of the screen. Blocks can be broken by striking them directly or by the force of falling objects. Play on your own or challenge a friend in the two-player mode.
Mario Golf (Nintendo 64, 1-4 players, 1,000 Wii Points): Choose from 10 different modes of play and six 18-hole courses in a variety of environments.
Shining Force II (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points): It's a dark and stormy night in the kingdom of Granseal when a thief steals two jewels from the Tower of the Ancients. He sets in motion strange events that lead to the resurrection of Zeon, the Devil King. Granseal's king falls sick, the princess is kidnapped, and a door to Arc Valley, the Devil King's home, is opened. The young swordsman, Bowie, realizing the grave danger Granseal faces, must lead the Shining Force to find the Holy Sword and the stolen jewels, and protect Granseal against the invading armies of Zeon.