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Wii Shop Channel Adds A Classic and One Wiiware Title

by Rainier on March 9, 2009 @ 6:15 a.m. PDT

Nintendo added a classic and one WiiWare title to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with online access can redeem Wii Points to download: Gradius ReBirth (Wiiware), and Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (VC).

WiiWare

Gradius ReBirth (Konami, 1,000 Wii Points):

Blast your way through levels filled with alien spaceships and otherworldly creatures in this retro side-scrolling shooter. Pick your weapons carefully and upgrade them to create a devastating arsenal of space-aged weapons that will aid you in your challenging mission. Players can post their high scores to worldwide leader boards via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and see where they rank against all the other Gradius ReBirth players. Test your skills with Gradius ReBirth and see if you have what it takes to beat this action-packed arcade shooter.

1 player, Rated E for Everyone—Mild Fantasy Violence.

Virtual Console

Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (SEGA MASTER SYSTEM, 500 Wii Points):

In this platformer from the 1980s, help Alex Kidd in a race against time to find the 12 missing zodiac signs hidden in six challenging levels—including toyland, the robot factory and an outer-space level—all complete with crazy enemies.

1 player, Rated E for Everyone—Comic Mischief, Crude Humor,

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