Wii Shop Channel Update: Strong Bad and Space Invaders Toss Bean Bags in Forgotten Worlds

It's a good week for simple games on Nintendo's Shop Channel digital distribution service, as Space Invaders joins the party being thrown by the latest entry in Telltale's Strong Bad episodic series.

And just to make sure things stay simple, the Channel has thrown in bean-bag tossing for good measure.


    • Strong Bad Episode 4: Dangeresque 3 (Telltale) / 1000 Wii Points ($10)
    • Target Toss Pro: Bags (Incredible Technologies) / 700 Wii Points ($7)

    Virtual Console

    • Space Invaders: The Original Game (Taito) / 800 Wii Points ($8)
    • Forgotten Worlds (Capcom) / 800 Wii Points ($8)
All of the games above will be available at 12 PM EST / 9 AM PST for download. For the full details courtesy Nintendo, check below:

Strong Bad Episode 4: Dangeresque 3
Telltale Games
1 player
Rated E 10+
1000 Wii Points ($10)

Move over, generically buff action heroes! Strong Bad is here to show you how it's done in his handcrafted cinematic masterpiece, Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective. You play Dangeresque, a dirty cop in pursuit of a little action and several big sacks of cash. Can our hero stay alive long enough to defeat his archnemesis, save the world, and get the girl? Looks like he's gonna have to jump...

Target Toss Pro: Bags
Incredible Technologies
1-16 players
Rated E
700 Wii Points ($7)

Target Toss Pro: Bags is a new video game based on beanbag toss-the nation's hottest backyard and tailgate sensation. Bags, or Cornhole as they call it in some parts of the country, originated in the Midwest in the 1960s and has since become a staple at outdoor social events from coast to coast. Bags is a deceptively simple, yet extremely competitive game where players try to toss beanbags into a hole in a slightly raised platform or "box" for points, similar to horseshoes. Whether at a tailgate party or a summer barbeque, the game has become a social focal point, and the unmistakable thud of bags hitting the box is now a universal party sound track.

Space Invaders: The Original Game (SNES)
1-2 players
Rated E
800 Wii Points ($8)

Experience one of gaming's iconic franchises in this perfect rendition of the arcade classic! Take aim at the field of invaders relentlessly marching toward you. Move quickly, but carefully, and use the barriers for protection as you avoid missiles fired by the aliens and try to destroy all of them before they reach the bottom of the screen. Further enhance the nostalgia by choosing from several modes that simulate different versions of the arcade game (such as upright cabinet or black and white). Or if you want to prove your superior skills to a friend, try the brand-new VS mode and see who can stop the alien menace the quickest. All in all, it's pure gaming at its best, now with no quarters required!

Forgotten Worlds (Genesis)
1-2 players
Rated E
800 Wii Points ($8)

FORGOTTEN WORLDS(TM) is a one- to two-player simultaneous side-scrolling shooter made by CAPCOM CO., LTD. It was one of the first games to incorporate 360-degree aiming and shooting. This SEGA GENESIS version provides the same impact and intensity of the classic arcade game. The time: the 29th century. Without warning, warships broke through the sky, loaded with fiendish aliens. They rained down fire, bombs, missiles, and napalm, making it barren and inhospitable. Humanity was enslaved, and Earth became known as the Forgotten World. In a hidden place, a group of brave humans raised two male children in secret. They brought up the young men as warriors, training them for battle. The two warriors emerged as armed machines of might, strength, and super power-the Nameless Ones. Fight the hateful invaders as the powerful Nameless Ones! Collect Zenny to upgrade your weapons and satellite, and free the planet that was once called Earth.