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Wiikly Update: 'Star Fox 64' Is Here!

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Posted April 2, 2007 - By Stephen Johnson

The musty hits just keep coming in for the Wii.

This week's catch of old-school goodies available on the Wii virtual console includes the massively great Star Fox 64 originally released on the Nintendo 64, the kinda great Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from the NES, and the your-guess-is-as-good-as-mine-because-I-never-played-it Dragon's Curse, orignally released on the TurboGrafx16.

Star Fox 64 costs 1,000 Wii points, and the other two games come in at 600. They're available right now on the Wii's download channel.

Full press info under the cut.

April 2, 2007 - Today Nintendo adds three classic games to the popular Wii™ video game system's Wii Shop Channel. The games go live at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Nintendo adds new games to the channel 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:

Star Fox® 64 (Nintendo® 64, 1-4 players, 1,000 Wii Points): Players take the controls of their Arwing and complete 15 missions to reach the final objective: a showdown on Venom, the home planet of the interplanetary tyrant, Andross. Throughout the adventure, players have to accomplish challenging objectives in order to reach and conquer every mission. Skim over the surface of an alien sea, weave through the concrete canyons of a futuristic metropolis or dodge planetoids the size of mountains. Between missions, players will be treated to real-time 3-D movies that progress the story of the Star Fox team of space mercenaries in their struggle against the evil ape emperor, Andross.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® (NES®, 1 player, 600 Wii Points): Cowabunga! Players take control of the turtles in a half shell and rescue reporter April O'Neil from the clutches of the evil Shredder. Battle against the Foot Ninja Clan as Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello and Raphael with their trademark weapons and ninja abilities. Search through five stages and dozens of areas throughout the New York City sewers, rooftops and ultimately Shredder's Technodrome to save April. Players must scarf down some pizza to keep up their energy, as they'll need it to defeat Shredder. Turtle Power!

©2007 Mirage Studios, Inc. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® is a trademark of Mirage Studios, Inc. All rights reserved. ©1989 Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

Dragon's Curse (TurboGrafx16, 1 player, 600 Wii Points): After defeating the Mecha Dragon in the depths of the Dragon Castle, the wounded beast casts a spell on the hero, turning him into an ugly creature. To return to human form, he must find the Salamander Cross, which can break any curse. This side-scrolling action role-playing game is nonlinear, allowing players to venture freely. Collect gold and items while upgrading equipment and powering up stats. The hero starts as Lizard-Man but, upon defeating the dragon bosses, is changed into other creatures such as Mouse-Man, Piranha-Man, Tiger-Man and Hawk-Man. Each creature possesses distinct abilities such as the ability to fly, swim, walk on ceilings or cling to walls. Players use each creature's special skills to widen your search for the Salamander Cross and bring the hero back to his human form!

For more information about Wii, please visit wii.com.

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