Alex Kidd, a stowaway on the S.S. Gyrostarr

By Spencer . June 23, 2008 . 8:31am

gyro.jpgThe third Sega Master System game is out on North America’s Virtual Console and it is Alex Kidd: In Miracle World. You could spend 500 Wii Points ($5) to search for Eagle and test your rocks, paper, scissors skills against bosses. On the other hand Gyrostarr from High Voltage Software looks like a better choice. The shmup looks like a blend of Tempest and Wipeout with a ship tethered to a technoplasma half pipe. Spend 700 Wii Points ($7) and you can try Gyrostarr’s unorthodox control scheme where one player uses the remote and the second player holds the attached nunchuck. Standard control schemes like the classic controller and individual remotes can also be used to play through 50 levels.


The most expensive game this week is Burning Fight, a Final Fight clone from SNK. Fork up 900 Wii Points ($9) and you can to punch your way through Japan as police detectives.


Images courtesy of Sega and High Voltage Games.

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  • SteveJ

    If I ever end up with a Wii, I’m going to make game downloads verbotten – I’ve learned that in fact the games you buy this way on the Wii will only work on that one Wii. If your Wii dies and gets replaced, or for whatever reason you end up with a new Wii, all the money you spent on downloadable games is lost. You have to rebuy everything. Ouch. That’s just not acceptable to me. I should be able to play downloaded games on any Wii, just as I can play disc-based games on any Wii. There has to be a way they can make this work, for instance perhaps they’d make it so you have to register the game on any new Wii in order to play it (register it once), and doing so unregisters it on any previously registered Wii. So you could move it around to different Wii’s, but you’d have to prove ownership of the downloaded game to be able to do so. I.e. it would be tied to the account, and not to the physical Wii.

  • ECM

    I’m a bit more than 15 levels into Gyrostarr and, thus far, I’d strongly suggest anyone thinking of picking this up wait for reviews from trusted sources (it’s a pretty bland game and ugly to boot).

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