WiiWare and Virtual Console releases for this week

Rounding up the Virtual Console and WiiWare releases for the week of July 21.

Nothing but shooters

This week brings us a pirate-based shooter and two Japanese imports for the Virtual Console.

Virtual Console

  • Super Fantasy Zone (1992, Sega Genesis, 900 Wii points): Super Fantasy Zone puts you in the role of Opa-Opa as you try and avenge the recent death of your father. In this shooter, you'll rack up points to upgrade your weapons and equipment.
  • Gley Lancer (1992, Sega Genesis, 900 Wii points): It's the year 2025 and you must help stop an alien uprising. In Gley Lancer you'll board a starfighter of the same name to help end the battle.


  • Pirates: The Key of Dreams (Oxygen Games, 1,000 Wii points): Pirates: The Key of Dreams is a nautical-themed shooter that has you searching for booty all while using the weapons of your ship to blast through your enemies and inevitably Blackbeard himself.

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

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