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This Week's Virtual Console and WiiWare

by Nick DiMola - January 19, 2009, 9:05 am PST
Total comments: 5 Source: Press Release

As expected, High Voltage's Hot Rod Show has arrived along with an air hockey simulator, and a 16-bit shooter.

This week's Virtual Console and WiiWare release brings us two new titles for WiiWare and one for the Virtual Console, each representing a different genre: shooting, racing, and table top sports.

The single Virtual Console release of the week comes to us from the 16-bit era, specifically the Sega Genesis. MUSHA (Metallic Uniframe Super Hybrid Armor), the title and mechanism star character Terri will pilot, is another shooter requiring a single person to save the world. This time, Terri must battle through seven levels and defeat Dire 51, an Intellicomputer that has gone insane and plots to destroy humanity. MUSHA is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is available now through the Wii Shop Channel for 800 Wii Points ($8).

The first WiiWare title of the week comes from The Conduit developer, High Voltage Software. Unlike the upcoming first person shooter, High Voltage Hot Rod Show is a four player racing title that puts players behind the steering wheel of a variety of hot rods. Players must master off-road courses, ramps, power slides, bunny hops, tricks, and hitting Boost Rings in order to dominate their seven opposing racers. High Voltage Hot Rod Show is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is available now through the Wii Shop Channel for 1000 Wii Points ($10).

The final title of the week comes to us from Aksys Games and continues their Family brand with Family Glide Hockey. Players will be able to enjoy the table top sport in a variety of locales with the use of intuitive Wii controls. Aside from the basic sport, up to four players will be able to engage in minigames such as Glide Hockey Brawl, Glide Hockey Drill, and Glide Hockey Tracer. Family Glide Hockey is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is available now through the Wii Shop Channel for 500 Wii Points ($5).


Jan. 19, 2009

Wii™ owners know all about the power of motion, and this week's additions to the Wii Shop Channel deliver some cool new reasons to keep on moving. Race, jump and skid in a high-powered hot rod. Slide, shoot and score in a glide hockey showdown. Soar, swoop and battle in a futuristic armored fighter. With fun, invigorating games like these, the only thing you won't be able to do is sit still.

Nintendo adds new and classic games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time 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:


High Voltage Hot Rod Show™ (High Voltage Software, Inc., 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points): High Voltage Hot Rod Show is a slick and fast-paced racer that challenges up to four players to tear up the track on a variety of off-road courses, mastering death-defying stunts and building enough Boost to stomp the competition. Players must learn to tame their monster Hot Rods by nailing ramps, power slides, bunny hops and tricks while avoiding mud pits and smashing through Boost Rings to fill their Boost Meters. Players can compete against seven CPU opponents in Championship mode or set their best lap times in the time trials. Top times can be uploaded to an online scoreboard via Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection* and shared with players around the world. Multiplayer supports up to four players in split-screen mode, giving each player a wide range of controller choices. (Router and broadband access required for online play. For more information, go to www.Nintendo.com.)

Family Glide Hockey (Aksys Games, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): Daddy, Mommy, Sarah and Billy are back for more family fun, and this time it's glide hockey. Hone your skills in a gymnasium, a forest park, a beach, an amusement park, even the freezing Arctic. Family Glide Hockey sports appealing cel-shaded graphics and endearing music to go with its friendly, competitive match-ups. Choose between single-player mode, versus mode (up to four players can play), or challenge your skill in engaging minigames such as Glide Hockey Brawl, Glide Hockey Drill and Glide Hockey Tracer.

Virtual Console™

MUSHA™ (SEGA GENESIS, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone—Mild Fantasy Violence, 800 Wii Points): MUSHA is a SEGA GENESIS game that shooter fans favor for its intense and exciting gameplay. Players must control Terri, a girl who pilots a MUSHA (Metallic Uniframe Super Hybrid Armor). Terri's goal is to eliminate Dire 51, an Intellicomputer that has gone out of control and is planning an offensive attack upon humanity. Use special weapons like the Vanishing Buster, Blazing Beam and Defensive Detonator, along with offensive options that allow six types of formation fire. Battle through seven exhilarating levels to finally reach and destroy Dire 51 once and for all.

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


SchadenfreudeJanuary 19, 2009

I've never heard of MUSHA. Impressions?

DAaaMan64January 19, 2009

I wanna know how good the new HVS game is.  Gyrostarr was a good game.

KDR_11kJanuary 19, 2009

Quote from: Schadenfreude

I've never heard of MUSHA. Impressions?

5/5 on vcreviews. Quite a few people reacted with "hell yes" when they saw the name. I guess it's a good game.

Ian SaneJanuary 19, 2009

MUSHA is made by Compile.  Compile has an almost Treasure-like reputation.  They mostly make shmups.  If you like shmups you'll like MUSHA.  It's also a pretty hard game to find in the wild.

BeautifulShyJanuary 19, 2009

Here is the review of MUSHA

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