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This Week's Virtual Console and WiiWare

by Nick DiMola - July 14, 2008, 9:44 am EDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Press Release

The Monday update brings us the fifth week of Neo Geo Virtual Console entries as well as an NES classic and Mastiff's first WiiWare entry.

This week's Virtual Console and WiiWare brings us a total of three new titles, two for the Virtual Console and one for WiiWare.

Major League Eating: The Game for WiiWare brings gamers the ability to square off against the world's biggest eaters with the use of the trusty Wii Remote. Players will be able to chomp down on twelve different foods and unlock up to ten characters, all modeling real world, major league eaters. Though focused on eating as furiously fast as possible, players will also need to master various defensive and offensive attacks in order to win, and utilize power-ups such as the Mega Burp, Gas Attack, and Antacid. Featuring Nintendo WiFi Connectivity, players will be able to battle friends, as well as random foes, and check their scores on the leader boards. Major League Eating: The Game is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older by the ESRB and is available now on the Wii Shop Channel for 1,000 Wii Points.

Donkey Kong 3 for the NES is seeing release this week as well on the Virtual Console. Donkey Kong reprises his role as a villain, while players control Stanley the exterminator. Players must protect their garden from Donkey Kong as well as his projectiles and various flying insects. If players push Donkey Kong off the screen, they are able to progress to the next stage. Donkey Kong 3 is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is available now on the Wii Shop Channel for 500 Wii Points.

Finally, this week marks the fifth of consecutive Neo Geo releases with Ninja Commando. Ninja Commando is a vertically scrolling action title where players can choose to play as one of three ninjas to defeat the evil Spider. Players will fight Spider across seven time periods as he travels through time, bringing havoc to the world. Players will also be able to play cooperatively with a friend in their quest. Ninja Commando is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older by the ESRB and is available now on the Wii Shop Channel for 900 Wii Points.


July 14, 2008

Enjoying a nice hot dog, tending to your flowers-not exactly the hallmarks of an adventurous lifestyle, right? Think again. This week's additions to the Wii™ Shop Channel feature action and excitement in unlikely settings, from super-charged eating contests to a greenhouse that's been invaded by a certain world-famous ape. We've also thrown in a classic scrolling actioner for those who prefer a more familiar brand of fist-flying combat. For WiiWare™ lovers and Virtual Console™ devotees alike, it's a great week to get some unexpected kicks.

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:


Major League Eating: The Game™ (Mastiff, 1-2 players, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older-Crude Humor, 1,000 Wii Points): The ultimate chomp-off is about to begin. Grab your Wii Remote™ controller and dig into 12 different foods as you compete against the greatest major-league eaters in the world. This isn't just a race to stuff your face-you'll need strategy to master a smorgasbord of digestive attacks, defenses and counters. These include the Mega Burp, Gas Attack, Antacid and more. And don't forget to keep an eye on your Barf-O-Meter, because if the food hits the plate twice, you're out. Unlock more than 10 characters in single-player career mode, go gut-to-gut against your friends in versus mode, or compete online using Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection. Online play supports friend codes, random matchmaking and leader boards.

Virtual Console

Donkey Kong™ 3 (NES®, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): Based on the third game in the enormously popular arcade series, Donkey Kong 3 introduces an exterminator named Stanley as he desperately tries to protect the flowers in his greenhouse from Donkey Kong. Armed only with a can of bug spray, Stanley must force Donkey Kong higher and higher into the greenhouse rafters until Donkey Kong is off the screen and the next stage is reached. Not surprisingly, Donkey Kong isn't going to move without a fight, so he sends wave after wave of bugs, bees and other creatures toward Stanley. Not only must Stanley repel the insects in order to save the flowers, but he'll also have to keep an eye out for projectiles thrown by Donkey Kong himself. If Stanley is good enough, he'll be able to grab a can of more powerful bug spray and really get Donkey Kong moving. It all adds up to frantic fun that anyone can enjoy.

NINJA COMMANDO (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older-Mild Language, Fantasy Violence, 900 Wii Points): NINJA COMMANDO is a vertically scrolling action game released by ADK in 1992. Players choose from among three ninjas-Joe, descended from the Koga ninja; Rayar, a woman who has learned the ways of the Iga ninja; and Ryu, descendant of the famous ninja Fuma Kotaro-as they pursue the merchant of death known as Spider, who plans to use a time machine to bring havoc to the world. The battle spans seven time periods, including the Stone Age, the Egyptian era and the Japanese Civil War era. Each hero features a variety of attack options in addition to their own normal attacks, including a deadly attack that inflicts damage upon all enemies on the screen, special ninja-arts attacks performed by inputting specific commands, and a powerful attack unleashed by taking on the "shape of the beast" when three scrolls have been collected. The game also supports two-player cooperative play, so you're welcome to bring a friend and enjoy taking on the evil Spider together.

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I'll be buying MLE later this week. *smacks lips* Can't wait.

AVJuly 14, 2008

Quote from: Kairon

I'll be buying MLE later this week. *smacks lips* Can't wait.

I wouldn't be to excited I'm guessing it will be terrible.

I was hoping Nintendo would release some good quality games since E3 week and all, but nope. More Neo Geo and a horrible NES game.

Dk3 sucks balls, I played it and its just dumb. I guess they are  trying to rush and release every damn NEO GEO game before SNK collection that way they can fool people

When the hell is Strong Bad's CG4AP coming out?

Yet another week without a Super Nintendo game. We're coming up on 4 months now.

nickmitchJuly 14, 2008

Saving it for Earth Bound.

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