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Wii Shop Gets Funky Beats, Old School Sports

This week, the Wii Shop Channel delivers a funky Pong-like rhythm game and an old-school sports games from waaaaaaaaaaay back when. As in, 24 years ago.
    • BIT.TRIP BEAT (Gaijin Games) / 600 Wii Points ($6)
    Virtual Console
    • Summer Games II (Epyx, Commodore 64) / 500 Wii Points ($5)

Both games are now downloadable from the Wii Shop Channel. For more information on each, check out the official details and descriptions that follow:

Gaijin Games
1-4 players
Rated E for Everyone
600 Wii Points ($6)

BIT.TRIP BEAT is a rhythm game that brings retro action into the present, letting you use the motion-sensing Wii Remote controller to bounce beats. Retro visuals, classic game play, four-player multiplayer and an 8-bit soundtrack will get you in the zone and rock your world. The challenges are mighty, but if you can stay cool as the difficulty increases, you'll discover the beginnings of the BIT.TRIP saga.

Summer Games II (Commodore 64)
1-8 players
Rated E for Everyone
500 Wii Points ($5)

A thousand athletes. A hundred countries. Billions watching around the world as you enter the stadium, marching confidently among your nation's strongest, fastest and boldest young men and women. Your gaze sweeps the crowd as you realize the scope of your achievement. You are about to compete against the world's best athletes in a 3,000-year-old competition. This is the pinnacle of athletic achievement: the Summer Games. Summer Games II challenges your competitive skills with a series of athletic contests for one to eight players. Experience the excitement and realism of eight different events: cycling, equestrian, fencing, high jump, javelin, kayaking, rowing and triple jump. Practice each event to sharpen your skills, then choose from the 18 countries you can represent in the competition.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

From The Chatty
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    March 16, 2009 9:21 AM

    aww shit. epyx games!

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      March 16, 2009 1:36 PM

      fuck man...epyx was awesome

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      March 16, 2009 2:57 PM

      Can we get some Jumpman action up in here? And the Apshai series!!! And "Stay a while...Stay, FOREVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!" Impossible Mission!
      And World Games!!! Where else are you gonna be able to compete in the Caber Toss!

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