WiiWare and Virtual Console releases for this week

Rounding up the WiiWare and Virtual Console releases for the week of March 9.

This week brings us a classic platforming game from 1988 along with a space-aged side-scrolling shooter.

  • "Gradius ReBirth" (Konami, 1,000 Wii points): Enjoy this revamped classic side-scrolling shooter through various levels of alien-blasting fun. Choose your weapons wisely, this kind of action isn't for the faint of heart.

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  • "Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars" (1988, Sega Master System, 500 Wii points): Take a trip back to 1988 in this classic platforming title. Help Alex Kidd collect the 12 missing zodiac signs in various environments and levels.

What games do you think are missing from the Wii Virtual Console? Sound off at our discussion board!

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