WiiWare and Virtual Console releases for this week

Rounding up the WiiWare and Virtual Console releases for the week of May 19.

This week WiiWare gets two new additions, while the Virtual Console gets a classic scrolling shooter.

Virtual Console

  • SkyKid (1985, NES, 500 Wii points): SkyKid is a horizontal scrolling shooter that has you battling in the skies in order to save Bird Land--yes that's what it's called. Grab the bombs on each level and drop them on various targets to advance.


  • Critter Round-Up (Konami, 1,000 Wii points): All the animals have escaped and it's up to you to get them back. The puzzle game includes more than 50 levels with various environments.

  • Star Soldier R (Hudson Entertainment, 800 Wii points): Star Soldier R has you competing in two- or five-minute bursts of shooter action as you battle the Brain Forces. You can even upload your top scores using your Nintendo Wi-Fi connection.

What games do you think are missing from the Wii virtual console? Sound off here!

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