USA WiiWare Update: Gyrostarr

As promised in the press release the other day, Gyrostarr is indeed out today in North America. For the bargain price of 700 Wii points this should be well worth a look we think.

For the more cautious, we’ll aim to get our review ready soon to let you know if this lives up to the expectations or not. Watch this space!

More from Nintendo’s Wii-kly update:

Nintendo adds new and classic games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday. This week’s new games are:

Gyrostarr (High Voltage Software, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone-Mild Fantasy Violence, 700 Wii Points): Gyrostarr challenges you and up to three additional players to pilot your ships through a series of twisting, turning technoplasma tracks while battling a variety of deadly alien foes at ever-increasing speeds. While fighting and maneuvering, you must collect enough energy to activate the ancient warpgate at the end of each track. Succeed, and you can journey to the next, even deadlier track. Fail, and the gate will slam shut, destroying your ship. Enhance your ship with weapon pickups, coordinate attacks with your friends to fire powerful combined blasts and use your grapple to snag energy and pickups in the midst of combat. Control your ship with the Wii Remote™ controller, Nunchuk™ controller or Classic Controller™, or use the "paired" control system that allows two players to use a connected Wii Remote and Nunchuk or Classic Controller at the same time. Offering 50 levels of intense action, powerful pickups, high-speed bonus levels and mayhem for up to four players, Gyrostarr is a killer arcade challenge.

In Virtual Console land you might want to check out Alex Kidd’s first outing on the Sega Master System. Alex Kidd in Miracle World is well worth a look. How many other games let you have a boss showdown with a deadly game of “rock, paper, scissors”?

There is also a Neo Geo game up today called Burning Fight which is a Final Fight clone, but it is a lot less fun to play. Not really worth the asking price, unfortunately.