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Mon, 26 Jan 2009 13:13:13
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WII-KLY UPDATE: ONE WIIWARE GAME AND ONE VIRTUAL CONSOLE GAME ADDED TO WII SHOP CHANNEL

Jan. 26, 2009

You'll find plenty of monsters in your midst this week, courtesy of the Wii™ Shop Channel. A brand new WiiWare™ game invites you to battle an army of deceptively cute creatures, while a cIassic Virtual Console™ release pits players against ferocious foes and fire-breathing dragons. Think you've got what it takes to defeat these outrageous beasts? Grab a Wii Remote™ controller and get busy.

Nintendo adds new and cIassic 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:

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Niki - Rock 'n' Ball
(Bplus, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone-Comic Mischief, 500 Wii Points): Are you in love with those unforgettable arcade cIassics where the only goal is to vanquish all opponents to reach the next stage? Niki - Rock 'n' Ball is a new interpretation of those games with a completely innovative and unique gaming mechanism. Roll along with Niki through fantastic worlds, find all the ZeLeLi pearls, and liberate your village from cuddly-yet-evil monsters before it's too late. Timing is everything. Jump in the nick of time to avoid landing amid barbs. Hop across the stages thanks to the realistic gaming physics. Snap on the ZeLeLi amulet, transform yourself into Niki Rock, and force even the most obstinate monster to its knees. Explore all the stages and win valuable medals while dribbling through them, alone or with a friend. Use familiar controls in Retro styIe, or experience novel controls in the Wii styIe.

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Wonder Boy™ in Monster Land™
(SEGA MASTER SYSTEM, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone-Alcohol Reference, Mild Cartoon Violence, 500 Wii Points): After the defeat of the evil king, the kingdom of Wonder Land was a paradise…for a time. The peace was broken when a ferocious, fire-breathing dragon struck without warning and took over Wonder Land with a swarm of evil, monstrous henchmen, turning the once-peaceful land into the utterly chaotic Monster Land. Unable to fight, the people now look to Wonder Boy. Realizing that he is Wonder Land's last hope, Wonder Boy sets out on an incredible journey to rid the country of the monsters and defeat the "invincible" evil dragon. Guide Wonder Boy through various environments and dungeons, and defeat enemies using Special Weapons and Spells.

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Ack. Don't know what to say recentely. Not much that interests me on VC. I'm more interested in WiiWare games that are actually worth owning like World of Goo and Lost winds. I've stopped playing VC games, mainly due to my HDTV woes. They still aren't working. 48op games like Super Mario RPG are fine, anything else is bogus and doesn't show a picture.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2009 15:33:48
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Wonderboy is in underwear.
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Mon, 26 Jan 2009 16:35:39
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SteelAttack said:
Wonderboy is in underwear.

Just like me. I always have a sword and headband.  

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Mon, 26 Jan 2009 18:22:24
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gamingeek said:

SteelAttack said:
Wonderboy is in underwear.

Just like me. I always have a sword and headband.  

I bet you say that to all boys.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2009 21:02:10
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Could you two gentlemen PLEASE leave yor homosexual innuendo out of my topics?

Thank You!

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Mon, 26 Jan 2009 21:06:47
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LOL
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Mon, 26 Jan 2009 21:16:37
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...I mean if it isn't BLATANTLY homosexual (with pictures, preferably) I just find it frustrating!

No more innunendo!

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Mon, 26 Jan 2009 23:18:48
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phantom_leo said:

...I mean if it isn't BLATANTLY homosexual (with pictures, preferably) I just find it frustrating!

No more innunendo!

 Did I not create a topic about that yesterday?

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Mon, 26 Jan 2009 23:45:35
Yes, and I Thank You for that!

**We'll meet at the old windmill at the south-side of town where I'll personally show you the Manly Booby Bite Grapple technique. Shhh! Don't tell anyone! ...and Thanks again!**


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Tue, 27 Jan 2009 00:49:03
I heart wonderboy.
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Tue, 27 Jan 2009 02:13:35

Dvader said:
I heart wonderboy.

I <3 you.

Ok. This thread has officially become the thread of homoerotic appreciation between friends.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2009 11:18:27

What? So I can't walk around in underwear with a sword and headband, without accusations!

Biggots!

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Tue, 27 Jan 2009 12:55:12

Wonder Boy was positioned to be Sega's answer to Link and Mario, and back in the day, he had my vote!

With the light RPG elements of the game + sword battles + jumping, collecting coins, and hidden doors, this game took the best elements of the best games back then and rolled 'em all into one.

Just look at the solid sprites and the colors of this game, try to put yourself into the mindset of someone playing it for the first time back in 1988... (yes, 21 years ago!), and maybe you'll see the potential it had back then. The few people (like me) that sought it out were immediately hooked --AND-- only got their fixes for this type of game when Dragon's Trap and Wonder Boy in Monster World came out in the looong years to follow this original game's release!

I was wondering how it would hold up today, and was afraid to try it after sooo many years, lest I tarnish the memories of it, but lo-and-behold: The colors, charming simplicity and unique quirkiness of the game still brings a smile to my face!

Hey, for a 21 year old game a 7.5 out of 10 on IGN.Com is not bad at all!

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Tue, 27 Jan 2009 13:02:23
Which game is which? The second pic looks best to me.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2009 13:02:25

This release is a bigger deal than most would give it credit for!

Read this: The Legend of Wonder Boy from IGN.
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Tue, 27 Jan 2009 13:04:28

gamingeek said:
Which game is which? The second pic looks best to me.

First pic is Wonder Boy in Monster Land (Sega Master System)

Second pic is Dragon's Trap (TurboGrafx)

Third pic is Wonder Boy in Monster World (Genesis)

Fourth pic is My Tremendous Manhood...? Hey? Why isn't that one showing...? Hmmm...

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Tue, 27 Jan 2009 13:09:00

The genesis one looks more complicated?

I think, dont I remember an arcade version that looked a lot better?

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Tue, 27 Jan 2009 13:16:53

SteelAttack said:
Wonderboy is in underwear.

Underwear? UNDERWEAR...!?

You of ALL people, Steel, should recognize a LOINCLOTH when you see one!

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Tue, 27 Jan 2009 14:18:59

phantom_leo said:

SteelAttack said:
Wonderboy is in underwear.

Underwear? UNDERWEAR...!?

You of ALL people, Steel, should recognize a LOINCLOTH when you see one!

It's a nappy.

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