WiiWare and Virtual Console releases for this week

Rounding up the WiiWare and Virtual Console releases for the week of 8/25.

This week introduces WiiWare to a rhythm-game while the Virtual Console gets a duo of RPGs and classic fighting game.


  • Helix (Ghostfire Games, 1,000 Wii points): With Helix comes one of the first rhythm-based games to grace the WiiWare arena. Use your Wii remote to hit various kinds of beats all in a colorful, mind-bending visual experience. Enjoy up to 26 songs with a number of different skill levels.
Virtual Console

  • Ys Book I & II (1989, Turbografx 16, 800 Wii points): Ys Book I & II is an intense RPG where you must uncover clues about a an kingdom. This download includes the first two titles of the series for the Turbografx 16 system.
  • Samurai Shodown II (1994, NeoGeo, 900 Wii points): Samurai Shodown II is the sequel to the classic original and allows you to assume the role of one of 15 samurai all with individual quests. Use special techniques and moves to destroy your enemies in this landmark fighting game.

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

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