Wii Shop Channel: 1080º Snowboarding (N64)… and that’s it.
What’s going on here? After two weeks of two releases, down from their normal three, Nintendo’s closed the tap on their retro game releases for Virtual Console to a mere drip. The release is a good one, one of Nintendo’s unique first-party titles which I was unaware of until its sequel released on Gamecube, almost simultaneous with one of EA’s SSX games… which completely flattened it in sales. Marvelous, really. As we all know, the perception is that Nintendo’s games always outsell the competition on their own platforms, regardless of merit. Here’s a single instance where that didn’t happen. Speaking of which, the SSX games on Gamecube were pretty well-received. I own SSX 3, in fact.
But that’s kind of getting off topic, because this isn’t 1080º Avalance, this is 1080º Snowboarding. The point I was starting to make was that this is only one game, and it’s an interesting trend. I wonder what was behind the decision to offer one game at a time, and if this is a permanent thing.
WII-KLY UPDATE: NEW CLASSIC GAME ADDED TO WII SHOP CHANNEL
Jan. 28, 2008
Traverse the half-pipe from the comfort of your living room. With this classic game, it’s Winter Break all the time. Freestyle through white powder, and school your best pal with your new trick! Did you get air?
This new classic game goes live at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Nintendo adds new games to the Wii Shop Channel every Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new game is:
1080º SNOWBOARDING (N64, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points): Hit the slopes for some serious shredding in one of the first truly realistic snowboarding games ever created! Start in the lodge and select from five characters, each with his/her own particular attributes and special tricks. Then take a look at the wide assortment of available boards and choose one that best suits your rider and style. Once you’ve got the gear, six different modes of play, including Match Race, Trick Attack, and 2-Player Versus, await. Pick a course and get ready to experience a sensation of speed that’ll make you forget all about the cold — but it might just send a shiver down your spine. Throw in hidden characters and boards, varying weather and snow conditions, multiple paths through each course, and a variety of tricks to master — topped off with rock-solid play control — and you’ve got a recipe for winter fun that you can enjoy any time of the year. It’s all the fun and excitement of the sport, without the bruises and frostbite!
For more information about Wii, please visit wii.com.Tags: 1080º Snowboarding, ssx