WiiWare and Virtual Console releases for this week

Rounding up the WiiWare and Virtual Console releases for the week of August 4.

This week you can travel to the Wild West, go out for a spin with everyone's favorite hedgehog, or get terrorized in a mansion filled with horrifying enemies.


  • Wild West Guns (Gameloft, 1,000 Wii points): Take on the old west in Wild West Guns. The game offers various shooting modes including the chance to take pair in an old-fashioned train heist. Enjoy it alone or with a friend!
Virtual Console
  • Sonic The Hedgehog (1991, Sega Master System, 500 Wii points): Sonic The Hedgehog was the first game to give Nintendo and Mario a run for their money. The game was lightning quick and featured a brand-new character that stole the hearts of gamers of all ages. Relive the 17-year-old classic now available on the Virtual Console.
  • Splatterhouse 2 (1992, Sega Genesis, 800 Wii points): Splatterhouse 2 is the follow-up to the gory original and has you taking on the Terror Mask again in hopes of saving Jennifer from certain doom. Battle your way through the mansion's terrifying bosses with all kinds of weapons in this absolute bloodfest.

What games do you think are missing from the Wii Virtual Console? Sound off here!

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