Nintendo Wii News
Wii Shop Channel Update: Gradius ReBirth
By Hector Cortez Mar 9, 2009, 17:03 GMT
This game we\'re treated to new entry in the side-scrolling shooter series Gradius along with an Alex Kidd game.
Nintendo adds new and classic 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:
Gradius ReBirth (WiiWare, 1 player, 1,000 Wii Points): Pick and upgrade your weapons carefully as you blast your way through levels filled with alien spaceships and creatures in this retro side-scrolling shooter. Players can post their high scores to worldwide leader boards via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and see where they rank against all the other Gradius ReBirth players.
Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (SEGA MASTER SYSTEM, 1 player, 500 Wii Points): In this platformer from the 1980s, help Alex Kidd in a race against time to find the 12 missing zodiac signs hidden in six levels-including toyland, the robot factory and an outer-space level.