Nintendo made history today, albeit in a weak way: the company uploaded two games to its WiiWare platform. Normally, Mondays see one WiiWare release and two Virtual Console releases.
The two WiiWare updates today are “Strong Bad Episode 2: Strong Badia the Free” and “Potpourrii.” The Virtual Console, meanwhile, switched roles with WiiWare, as it got just one update today, Mega Man 2.
Strong Bad Episode 2: Strong Badia the Free (1,000 Wii Points) is the second of five monthly episodes starring Strong Bad and the rest of the cast from the popular Homestar Runner Web cartoons. When Strong Bad fails to obey the King of Town’s unfair e-mail tax, he’s placed under house arrest. Once freed from his wrongful imprisonment, Strong Bad goes on a mission to unite the local warring factions under the Strong Badian flag. Strong Bad Episode 2: Strong Badia the Free also has the Videlectrix arcade classic “Math Kickers Featuring the Algebros,” plus all-new achievements, collectibles, costumes and Teen Girl Squad comics.
Potpourrii (800 Wii Points) is a puzzle game in which everything revolves around the seasons. For centuries, the seasons have followed a set pattern. But then things start to go awry in the forest. Suddenly it’s snowing while the sun shines, and flowers are blooming while leaves are falling. Then a strange purple goo appears. The leprechauns are stunned. Even worse, the magic oak of life loses its power. It all turns out to be the fault of an evil wizard. You must help the leprechauns defeat him and restore natural order. To do this, you need to collect seasonal spirits. Pick them up with the spirit cannon, shoot them at the center of the screen, group them and make them disappear. In short: Potpourrii is a puzzle game made by high people.
Now, as for today’s Virtual Console offering, Mega Man 2…. For the low, low price of 500 Wii Points, you can re-live what is widely regarded by fans as one of the greatest action games of all time. Yeah, they’re wearing their NES fanboy goggles, but still…. The year is 200X. Dr. Light’s super-robot, Mega Man, has succeeded in smashing the evil ambition of the nefarious Dr. Wily, and peace reigns over the planet. However, Dr. Wily proves to be a hard man to keep down and has returned with a new army of robot masters in tow to challenge the hero.
Doesn’t sound too epic to us, either, but back then, it was rockin’.