Number of Players
1 (Single Player)
Release Date

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • US 4th Feb 2008, 500 points
  • EU 14th Mar 2008, 500 points
Also Available On
Controller Support


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Operation Wolf News

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About The Game

In this NES action game, a port of the hit arcade original, you play a crack Special Forces soldier tasked with parachuting into the South American jungle on a dangerous mission to rescue hostages.

Playing from a first-person perspective, you control a gunsight and use your machine gun and grenades to take out enemies. Each of the six missions has a unique objective, with your performance in each mission affecting the ending. But it's not enough to simply scatter the screen with bullets - you've got to make sure you get as many hostages out of there alive as you can!

The game features different ending sequences (and cash bonuses for your troops!) depending on how many hostages you manage to save. Will the President of the United States be happy with your performance? Put your finger on the trigger and find out!