Genesis fans rejoice! Puyo Puyo 2 and Powerball are coming to the Wii Shop Channel. If you’ve never played these games before, Puyo Puyo is a puzzle game and Powerball is a futuristic sports game.
SEGA announces Genesis titles for the Wii Shop Channel
SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced two titles from the SEGA Genesis™ library, Puyo Puyo 2 and POWERBALL will soon be available for download on the Wii™ Shop Channel this March. Prices start at 800 Wii™ Points for SEGA Genesis titles. Wii Points can be purchased online or at select retailers at an MSRP of $20 for 2,000 points.
Puyo Puyo 2 – The object of this head-to-head puzzle game is to clear your 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 this 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. 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. An intriguing backstory makes this an amusing diversion for one or two players.
POWERBALL – Eight different teams representing various nations are vying to become the Powerball champions, and you control one of the eight in your quest for the championship. A hybrid of games like rugby and football, Powerball is played on a 100-yard field, as you try to score by either carrying the ball into your opponent’s end zone or kicking it into your opponent’s net for a certain amount of points. This one- or two-player game offers both exhibition and league play. Jump into a game of Powerball and try a brand-new sport!
The Wii Shop Channel serves as the Wii’s online storefront, where visitors can redeem Wii Points to download games and other items. Users need a high-speed Internet connection to access the Wii Shop Channel. More Virtual Console games will come available every Monday following launch. Users buy Wii Points at retail or with a credit card online from the Wii Shop Channel and redeem their Wii Points to download the classic games.
For more information on upcoming Virtual Console titles from SEGA, please visit the official Web site at www.sega.com.