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WiiWare and Virtual Console releases for this week

Rounding up the WiiWare and Virtual Console releases for the week of 6/23.

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WiiWare offers a new racing shooter or you can search for your long-lost brother in the Virtual Console update.
Virtual Console

  • Alex Kidd in Miracle World (1986, Sega Master System, 500 Wii points): Play as Alex Kidd in search of your brother, Egle. Make your way through 16 levels using "rock, paper, scissors" as one of your primary weapons.
  • Burning Fight (1991, NeoGeo, 600 Wii points): Burning Fight is a side-scrolling action game. Fight as Duke, Ryu, or Billy as you make your way toward the very evil Casterora.


  • Gyrostarr (High Voltage Software, 700 Wii points): Gyrostarr is an arcade-style shooter that allows you and up to three friends to race and battle alien ships at lightning-quick speeds. Enjoy 50 levels of intense action and use any Wii controller combination you like.

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