New Wii Shop Channel games for January 7th
Nintendo today announced that it has launched two new games on its Wii Shop Channel.
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Star Tropics (NES, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone Mild Fantasy Violence, 500 Wii Points): Find out just how resourceful you can be in this classic game, with its mixture of adventure and RPG elements. Step into the shoes of Mike Jones, a teenage star pitcher from Seattle who has come to the tropics to visit his famous archeologist uncle, Dr. Jones. After being told that his uncle has been abducted, Mike begins a perilous quest in order to rescue him and figure out the mysterious plot behind his disappearance. Luckily for Mike, he meets helpful villagers and finds more powerful weapons as he explores numerous locations and island-hops using his uncles submarine. You'll never know what to expect next as the cosmic story unfolds over the course of eight action-packed chapters, ranging from Dr. Jones' lab on C-Island to an alien spacecraft. Who knew a tropical vacation could turn into a mission to save the world?
THE KING OF FIGHTERS 94 (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated T for Teen Animated Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Alcohol & Tobacco Reference, Violence, 900 Wii Points): As the first game in the long-running KING OF FIGHTERS series, THE KING OF FIGHTERS 94 brought together popular characters from other well-known franchises and pitted them against each other. Match warriors from Fatal Fury against favorites from its sister series, Art of Fighting. Or see if the casts of the Ikari Warriors and Psycho Soldier series better suit your fighting style. Plus, theres a set of brand new characters, exclusive to the KOF series, who are willing to join the fray. But theres a twist: Instead of the standard best-two- out-of-three-rounds fight setup, players choose one of eight teams, each made up of three teammates. To win, all members of the other team must be eliminated before your fighters are knocked out. Use the games power gauge to inflict maximum damage and end the round with a devastating finishing move. It's a battle royal unlike anything else - a game whose inspiration is easily seen in the fighting games that followed it. Can your team be the last one standing?