It’s Monday morning, and that means we’re all back to work. Ugh. It also means Nintendo is uploading two new games to the Wii Shop Channel today. Not so ugh. Today’s two-game offering comes courtesy of the SNES platform and the TurboGrafix16 CD-ROM: Pac-Attack and Riot Zone, respectively.
Pac-Attack (800 Wii Points): Pac-Man makes a rare appearance outside of a maze environment in Pac-Attack, a quirky puzzle game that puts its own twist on established conventions. The goal is simple: Keep your screen clear of falling blocks and ghosts by lining up blocks horizontally, causing them to disappear. Clearing the ghosts, though, requires the help of a hungry Pac-Man (who just happens to swing by every so often for a snack). It’s up to you to get all of the ghosts lined up for him, because Pac-Man will keep eating them until he is stopped by a block or he runs out of ghosts. In addition, his range of movement on the playing field is limited to horizontal or downward — thus adding further strategy. There are three game modes to choose from: 1 Player Normal, 2 Player VS., and the challenging 1 Player Puzzle.
Riot Zone (800 Wii Points): Riot Zone is a side-scrolling fighting game that follows two heroes as they fight to take down an evil organization. The crime syndicate Dragon Zone has kidnapped Hawk’s girlfriend and itâ€™s up to him and his partner detective, Tony, to get her back. Join them as they jump fists-first into the grim Kowloon district. Play as Hawk or Tony and fight through all five stages in the deadly Kowloon district. Smash down the Dragon Zone goons in areas like the Harbor, Abandoned Warehouse and the Ghetto. Both characters have unique skills and attacks. Hawk is a master of karate, while Tony is a hard-hitter. That being said, both guys are massive and possess killer techniques.