The Wii double-dips for some retro goodness and comes up with a classic arcade shooter and one of the TurboGrafx-16's earlier releases. DSiWare keeps up the action and introduces a new twist for a classic game that'll surely surprise anyone.
It's been a long while since the Wii's had one of these: Zaxxon is the newest addition to the Virtual Console Arcade lineup. The classic 1982 shooter flies you through enemy-filled fortresses with the added challenge of maintaining a proper altitude and having sufficient fuel supply. This challenging blast from the past is worth 800 Wii Points.
Military Madness: Nectaris is a 3D remake of the original Military Madness that was released back in 1990 for the TurboGrafx-16. Rather than producing units, you capture units from taking over factories or simply claiming them. The remake introduces a new unit and lets four players battle it out online. Galactic victory can be yours for 1,000 Wii Points.
Quite a bit of DSiWare this week. Alpha Bounce brings up an odd combination of gameplay styles: Breakout-style play mixed with RPG elements. As an exiled prisoner, your mission is to return to Earth and take down the evil corporation that did you wrong. Explore as many levels as you can as they might have items that could be useful. Portable brick-breaking goodness can be had for 500 DSi Points.
Go from rags to riches in Gangstar 2: Kings of L.A. Complete 75 missions at your own pace while you explore Los Angeles' famous landmarks including Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and downtown. Explore on foot or with various vehicles and use the DSi camera to generate fake IDs to throw off the fuzz. 500 DSi Points packs in a lot for this bundle.
7 Card Games offers multiple opponents in rounds of Texas Hold'em, Omaha, and Blackjack. If you'd rather play alone, you can take on Freecell, Hearts, and two variations of Klondike. 500 DSi Points keeps things sweet and simple.
AiRace is an airborne racing game where speed and stunts will land you in first place. Pick one of the nine planes, upgrade it as you please, and race around six locations. Be a flying ace for 800 DSi Points.
Lastly, this week's Big Name Game for WarioWare D.I.Y. comes from Alex Neuse, designer of the BIT.TRIP series on WiiWare. "Fire Bad!" gives fans a glimpse of Commander Video's next adventure.