The Nintendo Wii is getting a “new” first-party game today, but it’s technically from an oldie-but-goodie system. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards is joining the Wii Virtual Console today, along with Psychosis.
The two games originally appeared on the N64 and the TurboGrafix 16, respectively.
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (1,000 Wii Points) was Kirby’s first 3D adventure as well as his Nintendo 64 debut. In the game, Kirby battles a new enemy called Dark Matter, who’s after a distant land’s powerful crystal. A young fairy named Ribbon attempts to save it by escaping with the gem to Dream Land. Now the crystal has been broken, and it’s scattered around the world. Players take control of Kirby and help him journey across six worlds, battling a wide variety of enemies and bosses as he tries to collect all 100 pieces of the shattered crystal. Along the way, players use use Kirby’s trademark copying ability to use enemies’ strengths against them. Not only that, but try combining any two abilities to create a brand-new one that is usually stronger than the original.
Psychosis (600 Wii Points) is a side-scrolling shooter played in a world created from the mind of a twisted demon. Your soul has suddenly wandered into that evil world that exists in every person’s heart. The only way out is to blast your way past the grotesque creatures that block your path in five “causes” (stages). You must face the dangers of this psychedelic world by making full use of three shot types and the satellite option. With power-ups, you can change your shots to a wide-coverage beam, a satellite-generated laser and more. Each shot type can be powered up to three levels. You can also block enemy fire by rotating the satellites to a desired position. How you use these features will be the key to successfully escaping this strange and surreal world.