Gunstar Heroes and 3 more Wii Virtual Console classics available

Wii Classic Controller for Virtual Console gamesNintendo added more classic gems to the Wii Shop Channel in America yesterday. The four Virtual Console games that were added for download are: Ice Hockey, Gunstar Heroes, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, and Alien Crush. This week’s games are described below:

Ice Hockey (NES, 1-2 players, 500 Wii Points = $5): Ice Hockey is hard-hitting, fast-action competition that re-creates all the excitement of the sport from faceoffs to penalty shots. Players pass the puck and shoot to score while using defensive tactics, including fake shots and ice brawls to crush adversaries. It’s up to the player to find the best strategy to win the game – finesse or power.

Gunstar Heroes (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points = $8): The Gunstar 9 planet was peaceful for many years until the vicious dictator, Colonel Red, kidnapped the Gunstar twins’ older brother and used mind control to make him
his slave. Players face many different enemies and bosses while battling to stop the dictator from unleashing “Golden Silver the Destructor” with apocalyptic consequences.

Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points = $8):Dr. Robotnik is stamping out music and fun in Mobius with his giant robotizing Mean Bean Steaming Machine. Before he turns all the citizens of Beanville into robots, players must save the day by gathering up beans in matching colors and defeating Robotnik’s guards.

Alien Crush (TurboGrafx16, 1 player, 600 Wii Points = $6): Alien Crush is a fan-favorite pinball game that features a sinister sci-fi theme. Play through a two-level playing field that comes to life with pulsating alien creatures.
Rack up a high enough score, clear the board of these extraterrestrials and discover secret bonus stages. The game features realistic pinball action, complete with a tilt function and two selectable soundtracks. Do you have what it takes to fight back against this alien infestation?

Despite Japan having twice as many VC games, and the European VC lineup for 2006 already being announced, no future releases for the VC in the USA were listed, although announced, missing are: Baseball, Tennis, Urban Champion (all NES), Dungeon Explorer (TurboGrafx-16), Space Harrier II and Toe Jam & Earl (both Genesis) according to Sega, Joystiq points out.