Nintendo Wii News
Weekly Wii Shop Channel Update: Sonic Chaos
By Hector Cortez Feb 2, 2009, 18:20 GMT
This week, we\'re treated to two WiiWare titles, along with a classic Sonic game in the Virtual Arcade.
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:
Snowboard Riot (1-4 players, 1,000 Wii Points): This snowboard racing and battle game is compatible with the Wii Balance Board accessory. Guide your character down the slopes while snatching up items to attack and defend against rivals along the way. Up to four players can participate in various ranking modes via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
LONPOS (1-4 players, 800 Wii Points): Each puzzle revolves around a rectangular playing field of 55 spaces. Using a set of 12 pieces, the goal is to place every piece into the playing field, filling it completely. The higher the level, the more pieces you'll need to fit correctly into the playing field. Challenge yourself with two single-player modes or bring a friend to compete against or cooperate with. You can also use the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to check out how you compare with other LONPOS players or download additional puzzles and backgrounds.
Sonic Chaos (SEGA MASTER SYSTEM, 1 player, 500 Wii Points): Play as Sonic or Tails in Sonic Chaos, which was originally made for the SEGA MASTER SYSTEM. Dr. Eggman (a.k.a. Dr. Robotnik) has stolen the Red Chaos Emerald to create nuclear weapons. This has thrown the remaining Chaos Emeralds off balance, causing them to transport to a parallel universe. As a result, Sonic's home, South Island, is sinking into the ocean. Now it's up to you to save the day, as usual.