Wii-kly Update: Ghosts'n Goblins and Pokemon Snap
This week’s Wii-kly update is looking pretty good. We’re getting Pokemon Snap, Ghosts’n Goblins and Baseball Stars 2 for the VC. This is the first time any Pokemon game has made it to the Virtual Console. These three games hit the VC at 9a.m. Pacific Time. Ghosts’n Goblins should be a big seller considering there are very few people who didn’t like the game. If you are looking for a challenging throwback, this is it. That’s it for this weeks Wii-kly Update, which was one of the better updates we have seen in a while. Check below the break for full descriptions of the games.
(Nintendo 64, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points):
As one of the most unique games in a renowned series, Pokémon Snap was the
first truly 3-D Pokémon game and introduced the phenomenon to the Nintendo 64.
Travel to Pokémon Island and meet Professor Oak to begin a safari, taking the
best possible photographs of 63 different Pokémon as they exist in the wild,
undisturbed by humans. This is not as easy as it sounds—the island has many
types of climates and environments to explore, along with secret activities
and hidden passages to discover. Plus, some of the Pokémon can be a little shy
and won’t pose for the camera unless you tease them with special items. After
you’re done, submit one picture of each Pokémon to Professor Oak, and he’ll
judge it based on size, pose, technique and number of Pokémon captured.
(NES®, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone—Mild Animated
Violence, 500 Wii Points): Ghosts’n Goblins was a popular arcade game before
it made the leap to the NES in 1986. Like later games in the series, Ghosts’n
Goblins presents quite a challenge to players brave enough to take on the role
of Arthur and delve into the realm of demons and monsters to rescue the
kidnapped princess. Choose your weapons wisely and take advantage of their
strengths to deal with the situation at hand. Pass through the six gates that
stand between you and Astaroth, and teach him a lesson in chivalry he’ll never
forget. Demonstrating a high level of technical prowess for a game of its era,
Ghosts’n Goblins presents a unique and unforgettable universe. The stage for
adventure is set. Are you up to the test?
BASEBALL STARS 2
(NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 900 Wii Points):
Lace up your cleats and step onto the diamond with the pros of BASEBALL STARS
2. You’ll find everything you’d expect in a classic game of baseball, but with
an arcade feel and intense action that distinguish it from the pack. Pick one
of six unique teams from cities around the world, then get ready for nine
innings of excitement, whether you’re taking on the computer in a 15-game
tournament or squaring off against a friend. There are two modes of game play,
so even the most inexperienced player can compete at the major-league level
(with a little computer-aided fielding). Watch as the game develops through
split-screen views and close-up shots worthy of any highlight film, and see if
you can catch the numerous over-the-top animations of the large and detailed
player models. Think you have what it takes to win the pennant?