Wii Shop Channel Update: Mega Man 9, Super Dodge Ball, Vectorman, Plattchen twist 'n' paint

In addition to the promised release of Mega Man 9--also coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 within the next week and a half--today's update to the Wii's online shop brings two retro downloads and a new painting puzzle game.
    • Mega Man 9 (Inti Creates, Capcom) / 1000 Wii Points ($10)
    • PLATTCHEN twist 'n' paint (Bplus) / 1000 Wii Points ($10)
    Virtual Console
    • Super Dodge Ball (Technos, NES) / 500 Wii Points ($5)
    • Vectorman (BlueSky Software, Genesis) / 800 Wii Points ($8)
All four games will be downloadable from the Wii Shop Channel beginning today at 12 PM EDT, 9 AM PDT. The official details follow below:

Mega Man 9
Inti Creates, Capcom
1 player
Rated E for Everyone-Mild Cartoon Violence
1000 Wii Points ($10)

Mega Man fans, the wait is over! The classic Blue Bomber that debuted in 1987 is back with the ninth installment in the classic series. It's a new adventure for Mega Man done in an 8-bit style-graphics, music and gameplay are all like you remember them.

PLATTCHEN twist 'n' paint
1-8 players
Rated E for Everyone
1000 Wii Points

PLATTCHEN twist 'n' paint is a crazy, challenging puzzle shooter that delivers more than 100 hours of fun, supporting up to eight players simultaneously. Guard the birth of ZeLeLi and free them from the menace of the evil black Shadow PLATTCHEN. Play as one of the countless FantasyMEs and fight as an astronaut, butterfly, car or football against sharks, cowboys, asteroids and skulls in numerous, fabulous fantasy Worlds. Use items and multipliers in combos to fight yourself to the top of the high scores and find the perfect way to solve a level. Go wild in three completely different game modes of PLATTCHEN twist 'n' paint with more than 300 levels. Twist cooperatively with your friends or compete through many multiplayer modes.

Super Dodge Ball (NES)
1-2 players
Rated E for Everyone-Mild Cartoon Violence
500 Wii Points ($5)

In Super Dodge Ball, you take control of the USA Dodge Ball team and travel the world in an effort to become the best dodge ballers around. Step onto playing fields in countries all over the globe and use a combination of normal and super shots to help take down your opponents. But be careful, as some destinations have surfaces that can affect your footing. Manage the team as you think best, and swap out characters with other players that better fit your playing style. Two players can enjoy a head-to-head game or play a spirited round of Bean Ball, a six-character free-for-all. Three difficulty levels are available (Easy, Medium, and Hard); which one you choose will depend on your skill and courage. Do you have what it takes to lead Team USA to the ultimate prize and win the world championship of dodge ball?

Vectorman (Sega Genesis)
BlueSky Software
1 player
Rated E for Everyone-Animated Violence
800 Wii Points ($8)

In the year 2049, mankind is forced to abandon an over polluted Earth and seek out other planets for colonization while the mechanized Orbots stay behind to clean up the mess. When the Orbot leader, WarHead, starts blowing a few circuits and causes a war among the mechanical brethren, a sludge pilot named Vectorman is the only one willing to step up and fight him. You'll morph into a speeding train, a power drill, a mechanical fish and a mighty dune buggy in this action-packed adventure. Equip yourself with weapons, pick up morphs and power-ups to defeat WarHead, and restore peace on Earth.

From The Chatty
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    September 22, 2008 7:32 AM

    Dodgeball was fun. Not sure how it would hold up after so much time though.

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      September 22, 2008 8:02 AM

      I hope the do the same thing with Mega Man 10, but SNES-retro instead of NES.

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        September 22, 2008 8:02 AM

        NES graphics are dated. SNES graphics are timeless.

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        September 22, 2008 9:30 AM

        Nah, stick with NES for Mega Man classic and do SNES style for Mega Man X or a Rockman & Forte sequel.

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      September 22, 2008 8:07 AM

      there was a new one for the gameboy advance, that added super jump-throws... and it was awesome. but why they never made a true successor is beyond me. has to be one of my all-time favorites... gimme some bump-mapping on that around-the-world ball to the face!

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        September 22, 2008 12:05 PM

        You mean DS? Cuz there is a new one on the DS

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          September 22, 2008 5:13 PM

          this was a few years ago

          it was titled super dodgeball advance i believe...

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      September 22, 2008 9:29 AM

      I still play Super Dodge Ball regularly on my NES.

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