Evasive Space, Life Force hit Wii shop

Nintendo has become Mr. Predictable when it comes to weekly releases for the Wii's online game services WiiWare and the Virtual Console. This week, however, the publisher add some unpredictability to the proceedings, teasing "a fun surprise coming soon for all our fans." The teaser came with a...

Nintendo has become Mr. Predictable when it comes to weekly releases for the Wii's online game services WiiWare and the Virtual Console. This week, however, the publisher add some unpredictability to the proceedings, teasing "a fun surprise coming soon for all our fans." The teaser came with a clue:

"From AZ to NC, if you're a fan, your applause could rattle your walls, windows, door. You might enjoy this news whether you live in a brick house or Vanderbilt dorm. Even people living along Route 286 in rural Pennsylvania ought to be excited. It'll feel like a bunch of birthday greetings and, really, who could ask for more?"

And, of course, Nintendo also revealed the Wii's newest additions. On WiiWare, Yuke's Company of America will exercise its newly established downloadable game arm with Evasive Space. Developed by High Voltage Software--better known as the studio behind the forthcoming The Conduit--Evasive Space is a top-down not-quite-shooter, in which players attempt to safely navigate away from hazards in an effort to collect items and ship upgrades. The game is available for 1,000 Wii points ($10).

The Virtual Console will power up the Vic Viper for another interstellar escapade in Life Force. A Gradius spin-off, Life Force offers six stages of horizontal and vertical top-down scroller shooting, where players must do battle against a variety of grotesque aliens while navigating their ship through hazardous environments. The game accommodates up to two players and runs 500 Wii points ($5).

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19 comments
slingshot_ylo
slingshot_ylo

Whether you've never played it or were a fan of the original, Life Force is worth a quick 5 bucks. It'll cost you at least that much to get an original NES cart in good condition on ebay.

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

Lifeforce is great and a decent test to the rapid fire skill, and cat-like reflexes, but 5 bucks? i don't know, i have it in my PC... don't know

Amir29
Amir29

I agree with btmnhatesrbn.

BtmnHatesRbn
BtmnHatesRbn

I don't see why this is written so strangely. What would've been wrong as this: Nintendo releases Life Force for the NES for 500 points, and Evasive Space by Yukes for 1000 points in the WiiWare section. Or something just as simple, like old EGM (pre-1998) used to report.

Red_Leader12
Red_Leader12

Hmmm, looks okay, but i'm just waiting to get onslaught on wiiware now...

AnakinSW
AnakinSW

4 paragraphs dedicated to such 'blah' news...

UbdU
UbdU

Life Force is a truly great shooter.

REA24409
REA24409

YES!!! :I Who cares.....

snipergimp
snipergimp

OMG sweet, the first game I ever owned!! Life Force all the way =)

da_chub
da_chub

geometry wars is still the best 2d shooter ive played......umm.....ever

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

I like 2D side scrolling shooters... when they are done right. The problem is the genre is famous for BS difficulty where once you die once you might as well hit the reset button.

Rockmonix
Rockmonix

Meh, top down shooters have always been a cookie cut game genre imo. Games that have done it well in the past are hard if not impossible to top so instead of trying they just recycle the same fomulae over and over. Nothing new to see here folks, move along.

Neosonic23
Neosonic23

Sounds nice....sooo.... is it good?

Magrino
Magrino

Nintendo has become Mr. Predictable when it comes to weekly releases for the Wii's online game services WiiWare and the Virtual Console. This week, however, the publisher add some unpredictability to the proceedings, teasing "a fun surprise coming soon for all our fans." The teaser came with a clue:

"From AZ to NC, if you're a fan, your applause could rattle your walls, windows, door. You might enjoy this news whether you live in a brick house or Vanderbilt dorm. Even people living along Route 286 in rural Pennsylvania ought to be excited. It'll feel like a bunch of birthday greetings and, really, who could ask for more?"

And, of course, Nintendo also revealed the Wii's newest additions. On WiiWare, Yuke's Company of America will exercise its newly established downloadable game arm with Evasive Space. Developed by High Voltage Software--better known as the studio behind the forthcoming The Conduit--Evasive Space is a top-down not-quite-shooter, in which players attempt to safely navigate away from hazards in an effort to collect items and ship upgrades. The game is available for 1,000 Wii points ($10).

The Virtual Console will power up the Vic Viper for another interstellar escapade in Life Force. A Gradius spin-off, Life Force offers six stages of horizontal and vertical top-down scroller shooting, where players must do battle against a variety of grotesque aliens while navigating their ship through hazardous environments. The game accommodates up to two players and runs 500 Wii points ($5).

Mayleene
Mayleene

@Magrino Does Life Force for the Wii still have the up, up, down, down, L, R, L, R, start feature to get 30 lives?