Posted on February 4, 2008, William Wii-kly Update February 04, 2008
This week’s update brings us two very different types of games. At 9 a.m. Pacific time, Nintendo will be adding Operation Wolf and Columns III to the Wii Shop Channel. If your thing is strategy or action, this week’s update is for you. I never actually played the NES version of Operation Wolf, but I was addicted to the arcade version.
OPERATION WOLF™ (NES®, 1 player, Rated E10+ for Use of Tobacco and Violence,
500 points): A group of desperate terrorists is keeping hostages in their
jungle fortress. As a member of the elite tactical squad Operation Wolf, you
must invade their hideout, destroy their operations, and get the hostages out
alive! Maneuver through a series of missions and fight off soldiers, patrol
boats, helicopters, and more. The further you progress, the more enemies
you’ll have to defeat and the harder they’ll try to stop you in your tracks
(going so far as tossing knives and grenades at you or wearing armor). Each
area along your path ends with a boss battle where you’ll have to find and
exploit each boss’s particular weakness. To top it all off, your weapon
options are also limited, so you’ll need to conserve ammunition and grenades.
Operation Wolf is said to be the most valiant and capable unit in the
military—can you save the hostages and win the day?
Columns III™: Revenge of Columns (Genesis, 1-5 players, Rated E for Everyone,
800 points): This single-player or multiplayer experience expands upon the
game play of the original two Columns titles giving players some extra attacks
to spring on opponents. As in the original Columns, jewels fall into a bin,
and you have to twist and manipulate them to form matches of three or more in
a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line to keep the jewels from stacking up
and reaching the top. In Columns III, special magical jewels do things like
raise your opponent’s crush bar or lower your own, adding an extra element of
strategy to the game. This is a great game to play with friends, so download
it today and jump into the action!