Wii Virtual Console releases for this week

Covering the three new virtual console titles released for download on your Wii.


E3 has come and gone, but at least you can count on Mondays to deliver three new Virtual Console games ready for download on your Wii.

  • Paper Mario (2001, N64, 1000 Wii points)--A game that completely reinvented the Mario franchise, Paper Mario made way for games like the acclaimed GameCube title Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door and the more recent gem, Super Paper Mario on the Wii.

  • Balloon Fight (1986, NES, 500 Wii points)--One of the most recognizable games in the history of the industry is now available for download. Few titles have been resurrected as many times as Balloon Fight, placing it in a category with some of the all-time classics.

  • Silent Debuggers (1991, TurboGrafx 16, 600 Wii points)--Silent Debuggers is a side-scrolling shooter from Data East. I really don't know how a game like this could even be mentioned in the same breath as the previous two games, but in all fairness I won't say anything negative because honestly, I've never even heard of this game, let alone played it. Some shady gameplay footage of the game has since surfaced on the Web confirming that yes in fact, this was an actual videogame.
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