Wii Virtual Console Releases for 8/11/08

Telltale Games

The most exciting thing to ever happen to WiiWare is finally upon us. Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner has finally hit the Wii for 1000 points and fanboys everywhere are surely up in a tizzy. I know I’m kind of excited.

From everything I understand SBCG4AP is a point-and-click adventure in the same vein as Roberta Williams’ King’s Quest games. I’m curious to see what state-of-the-art cell shaded graphics will do for the genre, but I’m more interested in how the developers will take advantage of the point-and-click interface given Homestar Runner’s predilection for Easter eggs.

Other releases after the jump.

Also on the Virtual Console this week are Break In (700 points), a traditional billiards simulation for the TurboGrafx16 and Star Parodier (900 points) for the TurboGrafx16 CD. Star Parodier is a spoof of Star Soldier from Hudson Soft. Both are vertical shooters and both borrow spiritually from Konami’s Parodius series.

I’m kind of curious, who’s buying these billiard games for their Virtual Console? Old sports games have a notoriously low replay and resale value and I can’t imagine a pool game from 1989 would be a big draw today. I can’t see and don’t understand to whom they’re trying to sell this game.