Wii-kly Virtual Console Update July 23rd: Golf with Kirby in the sky

Ah, the three classic summer leisure activities: golf, pinball and battling hordes of evil creatures.


Luckily, it’s Monday, which means there’s lots do to thanks to Nintendo’s Wii-kly Virtual Console game rollout, which happens… you guessed it, every Monday.


This week’s new games are:


Kirby’s Dream Course (Super NES, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points): This one- or two-player game features a floating golf course in the sky. High above Dream Land, players can pitch and putt Kirby through a maze of three-dimensional obstacles on a zany checkerboard course. Players must aim for the multitude of enemies that are spread throughout each fairway. Kirby must hit all the enemies to make them disappear, and the last one becomes the hole. Sink Kirby into the hole to advance to the next stage and clear all 8 courses – 64 holes in all.


Devil’s Crush (TurboGrafx16, 1-2 players, 600 Wii Points): Devil’s Crush is the sequel to the hit pinball game Alien Crush and features smoother ball movement and enhanced special effects. Shoot the ball onto the board with the Devil Shooter, then use flippers and nudging to keep it in play and rack up a high score. Complete certain conditions to play up to six different bonus stages. Get a “Perfect Clear” on those to earn a huge amount of points. The game’s ominous theme is enhanced by its enemies: wandering skeleton knights, sorcerers and even a giant face that changes from a goddess to a sinister serpent.


Shining Force (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points): In ages long forgotten, Light fought Darkness for control of the world. Finally, the Ancients defeated the evil ruler of the dark forces known as Dark Dragon and cast him into another dimension, though he vowed to return in 1,000 years. As time passed, all memory of Dark Dragon was buried, and the land of Rune enjoyed 10 centuries of peace. Yet, as promised, the dark ruler returned, along with hordes of evil creatures that ravaged the land. As chaos erupted, several strongholds of Good still held out, awaiting a hero who could wield the Powers of Light.

Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.