The first Wii game starring fan-favorite Yoshi hits the Nintendo Wii today, as Yoshi’s Cookie appears on the Wii Virtual Console at 9:00am PST. Yoshi’s Cookie will be joined on the WIi Shop Channel by Bases Loaded.
Both Yoshi’s Cookie and Bases Loaded originally appeared on the NES. The two titles also share a cost: 500 Wii Points. Full game descriptions are below.
Yoshi’s Cookie: Take one part puzzle game, add a pinch of multiplayer action and let set for roughly 100 stages’ worth of time. This is the recipe for this fast-paced puzzle game in which players hunker down to move rows and columns of randomly placed cookies in an effort to align cookies of the same type. Successfully assemble a row or column to make the line disappear, then move to a new one. Yep–it’s cookie Tetris. In the two-player mode, players can attack opponents while competing to match as many cookies as possible. Be careful, though; if players’ timing is off, they could end up attacking themselves.
Bases Loaded: One of the most popular baseball games on the NES, Bases Loaded has an arcade feel and plenty of options. Select one of 12 teams, set your lineup from the 30 players available (each with different strengths), then play either a single game or chase the pennant. During gameplay, the screen shows two different viewpoints: one from behind home plate as you’re batting, the other from the pitching mound in a television-style shot (unique for its time). Players can decide which pitch to throw (you can even try to provoke the opposing batter into charging the mound), control all positions on the field, and of course do their own batting.