News: Along with Word Searcher on WiiWare and Thorium Wars on the DSiWare Shop.
The wait is finally over, Square Enix has released the original, unaltered, 8-bit Final Fantasy on the Virtual Console. One of the greatest RPGs of the NES era will be available to download this week for 500 Wii Points ($5).
The Wii Shop will also receive a new WiiWare title this week, the rather self-explanatory Word Searcher. Finally, the DSiWare Shop will be receiving the sci-fi shooter Thorium Wars.
And a quick reminder, if you've purchased a DSi system in the last month, this is the final day to obtain your free 1,000 DSi Points at DSiOffer.Nintendo.com.
For more information on this week's additions to the Wii and DSi Shops, see below.
Original Platform: NES
Publisher: Square Enix
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 500 Wii Points
The world lies shrouded in darkness. The winds die. The sea rages. The earth decays. But the people believe in a prophecy, patiently awaiting its fulfillment. "When darkness veils the earth, four Warriors of Light shall come...." After a long journey, four young travelers did at last appear, and in the hand of each was clutched a crystal.
Digital Leisure Inc.
500 Wii Points
You'll need a sharp eye and a quick mind to complete 100 themed word-search puzzles. Word Searcher contains fun words from multiple categories including anatomy, world cities and U.S. presidents. With a huge assortment of subjects to choose from, there's sure to be a puzzle for everyone to enjoy. Help improve your vocabulary, memory and problem-solving skills with these engaging puzzles. Track and try to beat your own play-through times again and again?words are scrambled every time you play.
Big John Games
E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Fantasy Violence
1,000 Nintendo DSi Points
In Thorium Wars, you must stop the Thorions, a super species of Thorium-based machines, from destroying mankind. Blast through waves of Thorions by controlling an arsenal of tanks, skyfighters, hovercrafts, gunboats and starfighters with either the standard or touch-screen controls. In 12 exciting missions, navigate through a variety of combat environments while viewing 360 degrees of the battlefield, fully rendered in 3-D. Toggle between first- and third-person views to destroy the terrifying army of Thorium beasts, from swarms of Redeye Drones to the bone-crushing Manticore Walker. This man-versus-machine battle proves to be the ultimate test for the survival of the fittest.