Wii Shop Channel Monday – Wild West Guns, Splatterhouse 2, and Sonic the Hedgehog (again)


Wild West Guns WiiWare

It looks like even Capcom, Hudson, and SNK don’t know when Nintendo will put their games out for the Virtual Console. No Mega Man today and no Ys Book I & II or Samurai Shodown II either. Instead, we get the 8-bit Master System version of Sonic The Hedgehog (which was already available in a 16-bit Genesis format) and Splatterhouse 2. What is up with the Virtual Console? At least the new WiiWare game Wild West Guns looks like a fun Zapper light gun game!

Check out the full list after the break and let us know if you’re excited about any of these titles.

Wild West Guns – WiiWare – 1,000 Wii Points
Draw your revolver to see if you’re the fastest gun in the West. Adjust your speed and precision as targets or enemies appear in front of you. Point and shoot to earn more points. You can aim at anything, so be sure to explore the environment for elements that will earn you more shooting points. Identify your enemies among the characters you encounter, but don’t shoot at innocent citizens. Take part in an Old West-style train attack, or challenge your skills in a variety of increasingly difficult shooting challenges in other beautiful, classic and lively Western environments. As you progress through challenges, you’ll earn medals and rewards, making for nonstop, addictive action. Play in a two-player multiplayer mode where you and your partner can combine points, or play against each other to find out who’s the fastest gun in the West.  [Published by GameLoft]

Sonic The Hedgehog – Master System – 1991 – 500 Wii Points
Based on the original Sega Genesis version, Sonic The Hedgehog was re-created as the first Sonic game for the Sega Master System. Not just a straight port, this version includes new stages, bosses, some different zones and a level map. The most noticeable difference, however, is that the Chaos Emeralds have to be found within certain stages other than the Special Stages. Dash through six Zones (including special zones that were only available for the Sega Master System version) and face Dr. Eggman (a.k.a. Dr. Robotnik) at the end of every Zone. [Published by Sega]

SPLATTERHOUSE 2 – Genesis – 1992 – 800 Wii Points
SPLATTERHOUSE 2 is the sequel to SPLATTERHOUSE, released only on the Sega Genesis. A few months after escaping from the first mansion in SPLATTERHOUSE, the main character, Rick, once again encounters the Terror Mask and must use its powers to rescue his beloved Jennifer. Rick will need to punch, slash, smash and even chainsaw his way through a haunted mansion against unspeakable horrors and terrifying bosses to make it out alive. [Published by Namco]


  1. That’s a little disappointing. Both for MegaMan and a basically wasted VC slot for 8-bit Sonic. I mean who would bother with that, unless the extra Wii Points were THAT important. Is the master system version in any way superior to teh Genesis version with the extra stages, etc?

  2. That’s really dissapointing, 8 bit sonic is stupid, it’s a terrible version of the mega drive version I downloaded for VC when it came out. Nintendo should release at least one game that they know will be popular each week, though saying that, shovelware will never sell that way..

  3. It really is laughable how poor the communication obviously is between the guys throwing the switches on which games actually get released for WiiWare, and the publishers who develop and put out those games. To have *three* “confirmed” releases not show up in a single week is pretty pathetic.

    Nothing for me this week, then – I would have been picking up Mega Man and Samurai Shodown II, I expect. Maybe in the future I’ll get Wild West Guns, but I’m not about to clean out my fridge AGAIN for that right now.

    Storage solution and some clearer communication and direction, Nintendo. Get on it. Do better. You’re losing sales needlessly because of this crap, and – more troubling – potentially hurting the longevity of the Virtual Console and WiiWare as more people get fed up with it.

  4. News flash: Sonic 1 on the Master System is actually a different game. >.>

    Another News Flash: Nice work Nintendo, not only did you do your usual pissing off the fans, but you might actually pissed off three MAJOR COMPANIES that supports you. Nice work indeed. -.-

  5. @Atlantis: Uh…. How did they piss companies off?

  6. Well, if you have three companies stating they are releasing one of their most highlighted retro game to be released on a specific day instead Nintendo decides to go with something completely different; it’s either telling that one or the other looked really unprofessional or rash (the 3rd party) / uncaring (Nintendo). Either way, this is a mess that shouldn’t had happened and it’s just making themselves look bad; either way Nintendo is going to get the heat with the fans once more.

  7. Horrible

  8. Under normal circumstances, I’d be pretty happy about Splatterhouse 2, but… I was looking forward to Ys. REALLY looking forward to Ys, as in I’ve been pining for it ever since the rating first surfaced on the ESRB site. For me, finding out today isn’t the day was almost tantamount to Christmas being canceled. :\

    No Ys? No game purchases from me this week. Sorry.

  9. man people stop complaining and deal with you get.

  10. i kinda liked the splatter house series, but it will be an eventual purchase nothing to race out for.

  11. “man people stop complaining and deal with you get.”

    Yeah, download the games and bend over like a man as you play them!

  12. @HarryR4, your not getting the point with why we are disappointed.

  13. I think this has happened before, the company says “it’s out this week” and NOA says “No it’s not!”

    I wonder if Sonic for the Master system is any good. My cousin had that once, but he didn’t let me play it, so i’ve always been curious.

  14. atlantis, i know youve been waiting for a while about certain things but youre not getting them..if its becoming a trend, why not get used to it?

  15. Because complacency very rarely effects change?

    And even if change is extremely unlikely (as it may be in this case), one shouldn’t forget or forgo their ability to respond and react to being treated poorly. We can vote with our wallets.

    I love the idea of the Virtual Console and of WiiWare and I want those things to succeed, but I’m not going to give Nintendo a financial reward for running them poorly.

  16. Again, your NOT getting the point HarryR4; its not that I didn’t get Samurai Shodown 2 that is making me upset; its the fact that Capcom, SNK, and Hudson told us they were releasing their games to the VC and Nintendo plays this “huh whatever” ploy with Sonic and Splatterhouse.

    Besides, I am very used to not getting games that I want. So when I see that each week I don’t get my wishlist of games being released; I just go “egh” and move on, but the fact that there was PRESS RELEASES for the three games and none came in that is what gets me annoyed toward Nintendo not the lack luster of VC releases.

    So really, get off my back cause you have no idea what I am talking about.

  17. On a positive note: M-rated games have finally got the open door.

  18. I’m just grateful to Nintendo for not making me blow away all my gaming money within a month…

  19. Meh! I was hoping for some good ol’ Ys action….-_-;;

  20. I think Nintendo puts the names of all the games ready to be released in a hat, and then draw at random

  21. atlantis…you havent been getting what u wanted after press releases…i get it.

  22. HarryR4, m’boy, allow me to jump in on this from an outside not-part-of-whatever-weird-ass-feud-you-and-Atlantis-have-going-on point of view.

    Atlantis’ point has nothing, zero, nada to do with the fact that he didn’t get Mario RPG or whatever title he wishes to come out. It is a commplaint about lack of communication between the PR department of Nintendo and the PR departments of third party companies. It is a complaint as such if Att were to announce that a third generation iphone was coming out tomorrow and then Apple came forward and said “No, it’s not.” Atlantis is trying to make you understand that it does not matter WHAT was announced – Barbie horse adventures could have been announced in a press release and not been released, and he would still be annoyed at the situation because that’s bad organization between the companies, which annoys consumers.

    If you cannot remove your irritation that people complain from the story above, then I apologize. The two issues are unrelated.

    As for your irritation about people complaining, please take your own advise. “if its becoming a trend, why not get used to it?”

  23. advice. Dang it. Spelled with a C. That particular misspelling is one of my biggest pet peeves. Too. Now I’m a hypocrite. Dang.

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