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Nintendo Expands Wii's Shop Channel with 3 Classic Titles

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2006 @ 9:52 a.m. PST

Today Nintendo is adding yet another 3 new classic games to the Wii's Shop Channel. Starting 9 a.m. Pacific time, Nintendo will add new games to the channel every Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet access can redeem Wii Points to download the following titles : Tennis (NES), Space Harrier II (SEGA Genesis), and Military Madness (TurboGrafx16).

This week's new games are:

Tennis (NES, 1-2 players, 500 Wii Points):

Players slam a serve, fire a blazing backhand and smash a forehand volley on their way to winning the victory cup. Players can choose between five different levels of difficulty, ranging from Beginner all the way up to Advanced. If players want to become true champs, they should be ready to show off their most brilliant lobs and most powerful smashes. Play a singles match or grab a partner for doubles, and then choose an opponent. Players control the moves in tennis action so intense, they'll almost believe they're at center court.

Space Harrier II (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points):

Fantasyland has been taken over by destructive forces, and a call for help comes from deep in the universe. Space Harrier is quick on the scene, armed with his laser, to defeat wave after wave of destructive forces through 12 thrilling stages, with a dangerous boss waiting at the end of each round.

Military Madness (TurboGrafx16, 1-2 players, 600 Wii Points):

Military Madness is a futuristic simulation game that throws the player into the middle of a war on the moon's surface. The rules are simple, making it easy for newcomers to enjoy the thrills of this war-strategy game. Players can see easy-to-understand, detailed instructions from the Title screen. Military Madness is also turn-based, allowing players to devise their strategy before they move. To top it off, the units players have for each stage are already decided, allowing them to concentrate on commanding. Use the terrain and surround enemies to claim victory. Fight through all 16 stages and thwart the enemy's ambitions!

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