Monday, August 4, 2008

Virtual Console/WiiWare Releases 8/04/08

This week we recieve a few classic titles on the Virtual Console, and a cowboy shooting game of some sort.
My comments in red.
Wild West Guns (Gameloft, 1-2 players, Rated T for Teen—Violence, 1,000 Wii Points): Draw your revolver to see if you're the fastest gun in the West. Adjust your speed and precision as targets or enemies appear in front of you. Point and shoot to earn more points. You can aim at anything, so be sure to explore the environment for elements that will earn you more shooting points. Identify your enemies among the characters you encounter, but don't shoot at innocent citizens. Take part in an Old West-styIe-train attack, or challenge your skills in a variety of increasingly difficult shooting challenges in other beautiful, cIassic and lively Western environments. As you progress through challenges, you'll earn medals and rewards, making for nonstop, addictive action. Play in a two-player multiplayer mode where you and your partner can combine points, or play against each other to find out who's the fastest gun in the West.
The first FPS like game on WiiWare, and another game I hadn't heard of until yesterday. WiiWare World gave it a decent review(7/10), and I think that should speak for itself when deciding whether or not you will purchase the game. I, personnally can't stand the graphic design for the game, so I won't be touching WiiWare this week.
Status-Not Purchasing
Virtual Console
Sonic The Hedgehog™ (Sega Master System, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): Based on the original Sega Genesis version, Sonic The Hedgehog was re-created as the first Sonic game for the Sega Master System. Not just a straight port, this version includes new stages, bosses, some different zones and a level map. The most noticeable difference, however, is that the Chaos Emeralds have to be found within certain stages other than the Special Stages. Dash through six Zones (including special zones that were only available for the Sega Master System version) and face Dr. Eggman (a.k.a. Dr. Robotnik) at the end of every Zone.
Now, I have never played the Master System version of Sonic The Hedgehog, but from what I hear the Genesis version is superior, I can't confirm this myself, but if true, I would reccommend just getting that version for the 300 extra points.
Status-Not Purchasing
SPLATTERHOUSE™ 2 (Sega Genesis, 1 player, Rated M for Mature—Blood and Gore, Violence, 800 Wii Points): SPLATTERHOUSE 2 is the sequel to SPLATTERHOUSE, released only on the Sega Genesis. A few months after escaping from the first mansion in SPLATTERHOUSE, the main character, Rick, once again encounters the Terror Mask and must use its powers to rescue his beloved Jennifer. Rick will need to punch, slash, smash and even chainsaw his way through a haunted mansion against unspeakable horrors and terrifying bosses to make it out alive.
The first M rated game on the Virtual Console(and WiiWare...), SPLATTERHOUSE 2 holds up the SPLATTERHOUSE name nicely, and if you enjoyed the first one, you'll enjoy the second one.
Status-Likely Purchase

So there you have it, Wild West, Sonic and SPLATTERHOUSE all in one week. Sadly, no YS Book 1 and 2, Megaman 1 or StrongBad this week, hopefully the coming weeks will bring good news on those games.

These games will be released Monday August 4, 2008 at 9:00 PCT.

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