Wii Updates – Virtual Console and Opera

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wii logoKeeping on schedule, Nintendo announced the three latest additions to the Wii’s Virtual Console lineup earlier this week: Excitebike, Beyond Oasis and Splatterhouse. A synopsis of each is below.

They also announced some of the improvements to the Opera web browser, once it goes live, that is:

  • Improved zooming and scrolling
  • Improved zoomed font
  • Shortened start-up times
  • Quicker access to “favorites”
  • Ability to hide the toolbar
  • “www” and “.com” buttons (Finally!)

Here’s a brief look at this week’s three “new” games, :

Excitebike ScreenExcitebike (NES, 1 player, 500 Wii Points): Crazy curves, hairpin turns, and daredevil jumps as you race toward the checkered flag and the Excitebike championship. Race against the clock or challenge an opponent while making sure the bike doesn’t They’ve also included the Design Mode. Sweet.

Beond OasisBeyond Oasis (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points): You are Prince Ali, who has discovered a buried gold armlet and must discover the ability to summon four spirits to help you find the silver amulet and defeat evil.

Splatterhouse(TurboGrafx16, 1 player, 600 Wii Points): The game that tried to incorporate classic horror film characters without involving any legal action yet worried people enough to slap a parental advisory on the box is baaack. Two parapsychology studentsSplatterhouse Screen are visiting West Mansion where the Dr. West conducted his most gruesome experiments. Jen gets captured and Rick awakes to find himself covered in blood and a Terror Mask is stuck to his face. Blood and fun ensues in this side-scrolling legend.

Sega also announced their three classic games coming soon to the VC: Virtua Fighter 2, Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle and Wonder Boy in Monster World.

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