The Wii Shop Channel (Virtual Console) will soon have two additional games from the Sega Genesis library, with Puyo Puyo 2 and Powerball on their way to Nintendo’s console.
In Puyo Puyo 2, a head-to-head puzzle game, players must clear their grid of falling patterns, called puyos, by forming chains of four or more same-colored puyos in a straight line or one of several geometric patterns. What makes the game a challenging two-player contest is the fact that when you clear a chain of puyos from your grid, it drops a random piece of filler onto your opponent’s grid — much like the Puzzle Kombat mode from Mortal Kombat Deception. The more puyos you clear, the more you fill your opponent’s grid, and if you can clutter up his grid enough to fill it to the top, you’ve won the game.
In Powerball, meanwhile (no, not the lottery game), eight different teams representing various nations are vying to become the Powerball champions. Powerball is a hybrid of games like rugby and football, as its played on a 100-yard field and players try to score by either carrying the ball into their opponent’s end zone or kicking it into their net for a certain amount of points. Players control one of the eight teams in their quest for the championship. This one- or two-player game offers both exhibition and league play.
Both games will be uploaded to the Wii later this month. Prices start at 800 Wii Points for SEGA Genesis titles.