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Wii Shop Channel Adds Two Wiiware Titles and A Classic

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2008 @ 6:21 a.m. PDT

Nintendo added two WiiWare titles and a classic to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with online access can redeem Wii Points to download: Strong Bad Episode 3: Baddest of the Bands (Wiiware), Art Style: ROTOHEX (Wiiware), and Earthworm Jim (VC).

WiiWare

Strong Bad Episode 3: Baddest of the Bands (Telltale Games, 1,000 Wii Points):

Rock and roll! Hurting for cash, Strong Bad sets out to dominate the “Battle Royale of the Bands.” Can he rule the stage and win the big prize? Or will he be drowned out by the competition? Find out in this high-voltage episode.

1 player, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older – Alcohol Reference, Crude Humor, Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes.

Art Style: ROTOHEX (Nintendo, 600 Wii Points):

Use colored triangular panels to create a vibrant mosaic of stained glass in Art Style: ROTOHEX. As triangles fall from the top of the screen, rotate them to group six panels of the same color and create a matching hexagon, or HEX. Once the HEX has been formed, it will disappear, allowing the existing panels to shift and more panels to fill the playing field. A clear-cut goal and two different styles of intuitive controls allow you to focus solely on the game play—which is vital, as the playing field will be full of panels before you know it. With multiple modes (unlock more as you progress further in SOLO mode), special item panels at your disposal, and the ability to play cooperatively or competitively with a friend, there will always be another HEX to create.

1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone.

Virtual Console

Earthworm Jim (Sega Genesis, 800 Wii Points):

Jim was an ordinary earthworm who did very earthworm-like things, such as flee from crows and eat dirt. One day, during an outer space fight, a suit drops to Earth and falls around Jim. It mutates him into a large and intelligent (at least by earthworm standards) superhero. Play as Jim in this Sega Genesis classic. When Jim learns of the evil plans of Psy-Crow and Queen Slug-for-a-Butt, he decides to rescue Princess What's-Her-Name. Run, gun, swing on hooks by your head and launch cows at the interesting characters you meet along the way, such as Major Mucus, Chuck and Fifi, Evil the Cat, and Bob the Killer Goldfish.

1 player, Rated E for Everyone – Animated Violence.

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