Wii Shop Channel Updates – 5.19.2008 (Critter Round-Up, Star Soldier R, SKYKID)

May 19, 2008

Beginning this week, our Monday morning update on the new releases on the Wii Virtual Console takes a turn to encompass the weekly releases on WiiWare as well.

To kick things off, Nintendo has released a pair of WiiWare titles and a single Virtual Console title this week. The WiiWare releases are: Critter Round-Up (Konami) and Star Soldier R (Hudson Entertainment).

Critter Round-Up will set you back 1,000 Wii Points and is rated E while Star Soldier R is only 800 Wii Points, but is also rated E.

This week’s VC release is SKYKID is only 500 Wii Points and is rated E.

Critter Round-Up (Konami, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone – Comic Mischief, 1,000 Wii Points): The critters have escaped, and the barnyard is in chaos! It’s up to you to quickly corral the animals in this puzzle-action challenge. You’ll have to mend fences in a hurry to keep all the critters safe and satisfied. But the fun doesn’t stop with the farmland; more than 50 challenging levels take you to several exotic locations, including the outback, the icy Arctic and more. There’s even a series of minigames for when the critters get you down: Snowball Soccer, Predator Rampage, Chicken Catch and Fence Trap. Up to four players can compete or cooperate as the critters run wild. So roll up those sleeves and grab a friendA