nintendo_wiiThis week Nintendo doesn’t have a very impressive lineup of games released on the Wii Shop Channel, but I am sure at least some of you might find one of the two released games satisfying. Personally, I am still waiting the three-and-up releases from Nintendo, but it appears that might not become a habit too soon… Anyway, here are this week’s releases for WiiWare and Virtual Console:

Gradius ReBirth a Konami-developed space shooter which can be purchased for 1,000 WiiPoints and is available on WiiWare. Blast your way through levels filled with alien spaceships and other creatures in this retro side-scrolling shooter. Pick your weapons carefully and upgrade them to create a devastating arsenal of space-aged weapons that will aid you in your challenging mission. Players can post their high scores to worldwide leader boards via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and see where they rank against all the other Gradius ReBirth players.

Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars, a Sega Master System single player game which can be purchased for 500 Wii Points. In this platformer from the 1980s, help Alex Kidd in a race against time to find the 12 missing zodiac signs hidden in six challenging levels-including toyland, the robot factory and an outer-space level-all complete with crazy enemies.