Wii Shop Channel Update: Shining Force 2, Mario Golf N64, Mega Man 9 DLC and 2 WiiWare Games

By Chris Faylor, Oct 06, 2008 9:26am PDT This week's additions to the Wii's online Shop Channel bring a total of four new downloadable games, plus some downloadable content for the recently released Mega Man 9.
    WiiWare
    • MadStone (Riverman) / 800 Wii Points ($8)
    • Midnight Bowling (Gameloft) / 800 Wii Points ($8)
    • Mega Man 9 (Inti Creates)
      • Proto Man Character / 200 Wii Points ($2)
      • Endless Attack Mode / 300 Wii Points ($3)
    Virtual Console
    • Mario Golf (Camelot, Nintendo 64) / 1000 Wii Points ($10)
    • Shining Force II (Camelot, Genesis) / 800 Wii Points ($8)

The Mega Man 9 DLC will hit Xbox 360 tomorrow, and PlayStation 3 Thursday.

All the above titles and content are now available. Read on for details.

WiiWare

MadStone
Riverman Media
1-2 players
Rated E for Everyone
800 Wii Points ($8)

Time is short. Earth trembles as the forces of nature stir and grow restless. Can you turn the tide? In this dynamic puzzle game, you must clear the path for your elemental MadStones to reach the bottom of the screen. Blocks can be broken by striking them directly or by the force of falling objects. The novice tries frantically to break enough blocks, while the master sets up cascading collapses with only a handful of direct strikes. As two sides struggle for domination, titanic forces build, only to be unleashed in an earth-shaking final confrontation. Experience the mystical single-player journey, or challenge a friend in competitive two-player mode.

Midnight Bowling
Gameloft
1-4 players
Rated E for Everyone
800 Wii Points ($8)

Plunge directly into the trendy and electric atmosphere of Midnight Bowling. With awesome playing sensations, prepare for ultra-fun gaming thanks to a new physics engine that lets you control your throws precisely and easily with your Wii Remotecontroller and make spectacular spins that will impress your opponents. Face up to three friends in the fun party mode, where your playing abilities will be put to the test. Whatever your experience level, launch yourself into the immersive career mode, where you will play in the trendiest bowling spots on the planet against charismatic characters that will give you a run for your money.

Mega Man 9 DLC
Inti Creates

Endless Attack / 300 Wii Points ($3) - Test your skills on a stage without end. Try to break the record for getting the farthest. Results will be displayed in the Rankings page. Not compatible with other Challenges.

Proto Man Mode / 200 Wii Points ($2) - Play the game as Proto Man. Some of Proto Man's abilities may differ from Mega Man's. Proto Man has the Charge Shot ability, Power Slide ability, and a shield that he can utilize to deflect bullets at enemies. However, Proto Man also takes double damage and has double bounce back when he is hit.

Virtual Console

Mario Golf (N64)
Camelot Software Planning
1-4 players
Rated E for Everyone
1000 Wii Points ($10)

Mario takes a well-deserved break from his role as the Mushroom Kingdom's busiest hero and returns to the links for some world-class golfing action. Since no one likes to hit the fairways alone, he's brought along a group of friends - both familiar characters and brand new ones. Choose from 10 different modes of play and six 18-hole courses in a variety of environments for a golfing experience with endless replay value. Add in fun, colorful graphics with a Mario touch (a Boo indicates wind direction), intuitive controls, incredibly deep game play and multiplayer support (taunt your opponents), and you have a game anyone will enjoy - even if you've never played a round of golf. Fore!

Shining Force II (Sega Genesis)
Camelot
1 player
Rated E for Everyone - Mild Fantasy Violence
800 Wii Points ($8)

It's a dark and stormy night in the kingdom of Granseal when a thief steals two jewels from the Tower of the Ancients. He sets in motion strange events that lead to the resurrection of Zeon, the Devil King. Granseal's king falls sick, the princess is kidnapped, and a door to Arc Valley, the Devil King's home, is opened. The young swordsman, Bowie, realizing the grave danger Granseal faces, must lead the Shining Force to find the Holy Sword and the stolen jewels, and protect Granseal against the invading armies of Zeon.

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