You’ve heard of Yoshi, but have you heard of Maboshi? Apparently he/she has an arcade, as Nintendo has uploaded Maboshi’s Arcade to the Nintendo WiiWare channel today, along with a new billiards/pool game from Hudson. In addition to these two WiiWare games, Nintendo has uploaded Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics II to the Wii Virtual Console.
In Nintendo’s Maboshi’s Arcade (800 Wii Points), players will experience three game modes based on one of three familiar shapes: circle, stick and square. Each mode has the same goal: score 1 million points. The game supports Mii characters and action replays that you can send to your friends via WiiConnect24, as well as the ability to download a version to your Nintendo DS to play when you’re away from the TV.
In Hudson’s Cue Sports – Pool Revolution (500 Wii Points), players must grab their Wii Remote and take a shot at classic favorites such as 9 Ball, 8 Ball, Rotation and Snooker. There’s also a trick-shot mode called Puzzle mode. If you connect to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, you can also play head-to-head with your friends. Cue Sports – Pool Revolution offers two types of controls, allowing you to virtually strike the cue ball with your Wii Remote or use the buttons to adjust the strength of your shot and then strike.
The new Virtual Console game isn’t all that “new” really, but that’s par for the course with these old-school games. The NES game Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics II (500 Wii Points) is on tap today, in which players take on the role of Mike Jones to once again battle the evil alien Zoda. In this journey, Mike travels through time and visits locations around the world, encountering famous historical figures along the way.