Urgh what a beast!
rusty old shooter ahoy! Gradius III was one of the first 2D shooters to be released on Nintendo's SNES and as a result it now looks a bit poor compared to best there is out there. I'm sure there will be plenty of Gradius fans out there that will download it without even thinking, but in my opinion the pick of the week has to be Wonder Boy in Monster World. This is a really fantastic platform RPG that will keep you entertained for quite some time.

The strangely addtictive Battle Lode Runner completes the trio and is also well worth a look if you're after a puzzle/action game along the lines of Bomberman or Boulderdash.

All in all, a fairly decent week for US Wii owners!

Gradius 3 - SNES - 800 Points

Wonder Boy in Monster World - Sega Genesis - 800 Points

Battle Lode Runner - TurboGrafx-16 - 600 Points