On the PAL Wii Virtual Console today: Paradroid

Get a Wii Points Card at Amazon UKToday Nintendo of Europe added a new classic game to the popular Wii Shop Channel. The game went live at midnight CET. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points to download the game. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at stores like Amazon UK (Card).

We’ve included a video of the game so you can see if it’s for you. This week’s new game is:

Paradroid (priced 500 Wii Points = €5 / £3.75): A Commodore Gaming shooter/puzzler/platformer game from 1985 on the Commodore 64 for 1 player.

I suppose that it’s a bit hard to figure out what’s going on in the game without knowing the story and gameplay. Reports indicate that the droid crew of a galactic space freighter has turned against their masters. A droid Influence Device number 001 has been beamed aboard to help you regain control of the situation. Use the Influence Device to destroy the droids by shooting them, ramming them, or temporarily taking control of a droid’s circuitry (transferring) to redirect its energy and armaments against its own kind. Your goal is to clear all 999 droids from all of the space freighter’s 20 decks. When you have completely cleared a deck of droids, the ship’s computer shuts down the deck lights and you are awarded bonus points.