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Four more Nintendo Selects titles for Wii coming soon
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August 16, 2011, 18:00:48

Aug. 16, 2011
Consumers and their families soon will be able to experience even more must-play games for the Wii™ system at an excellent value. Nintendo has announced the addition of four games to the Nintendo® Selects collection, a hot-selling series of fun, family-friendly Wii games offered at a suggested retail price of $19.99 each. Starting Aug. 28, the Nintendo Selects lineup grows to include Super Paper Mario™, Mario Strikers™ Charged, Punch-Out!!™ and Super Mario Galaxy™, which is recognized as one of the most acclaimed Wii games of all time.

Already enjoyed by millions of players around the globe, games in the Nintendo Selects collection offer boundless fun at an enticing price for Wii users of any experience level, whether they want to expand their own game libraries or find affordable, fun-packed gifts for loved ones. The Wii console, which comes bundled with the Mario Kart™ Wii game and the Wii Wheel™ accessory, delivers extraordinary entertainment value for families and is available for a suggested retail price of $149.99.

Three of the four new additions to the Nintendo Selects collection invite players to interact with Nintendo's iconic Mario™ character in imaginative and entertaining ways: Super Mario Galaxy is an out-of-this-world adventure in which Mario must travel through outer space to rescue Princess Peach™ from the devious Bowser™; Super Paper Mario offers classic Mario RPG action that can be switched from flat 2D worlds to a full open-world perspective; and Mario Strikers Charged finds the Mushroom Kingdom crew storming the soccer field for fast-paced athletic kicks. Also, the fan-favorite Punch-Out!! game delivers motion-controlled boxing thrills with a host of memorable characters. All four games feature multiplayer modes that let friends and family members have fun together.

Previously announced games in the Nintendo Selects collection include The Legend of Zelda™: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing™: City Folk, Mario™ Super Sluggers and Wii Sports™.

For more information about the Nintendo Selects game collection, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wii/console/nintendoselects.

I'm surprised they are putting all the Mario games in the select line, but no doubt this is an awesome selection. New Wii owners are going to be set.

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Posted: 08/16/11, 18:00:48  - Edited by 
 on: 08/18/11, 04:53:31    
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Now I can pick up Punch-Out!!!

Also, Nintendo...I DEMAND a re-print of Metroid Prime Trilogy :!

Posted by 
 on: 08/17/11, 02:50:32
Why does most of this forum not own a copy of Punch-Out!!???

I am very disappointed. It was easily worth full price.

Posted by 
 on: 08/17/11, 05:52:29
I have owned Punch-Out!! since it released in 2009.

...It is still sealed.

Posted by 
 on: 08/17/11, 06:07:37
Great game, though I stopped playing when Glass Joe repeatedly kicked my ass. I should pick it up again and conquer that mode.

Anyway, picking Strikers now, and maybe Paper... nah.

Posted by 
 on: 08/17/11, 06:12:53
I played through the heck of Punch-Out (again) this summer. Like the past Punch-Out games, it's surprisingly replayable, to the point where I'd blaze through the Contender mode in a single sitting, then start over if I got KO'd in Title Defense.

Still haven't done all the challenges or beaten the secret boxer without winning by decision.

Posted by 
 on: 08/17/11, 06:56:58
What the heck I already bought these for 50 bucks...Im kidding sorry had to do it. Nice set of games for the 3nd go around of select titles. I played through a buddies punch out, felt bad for not buying, guess I will now.

Posted by 
 on: 08/17/11, 07:09:45
Did the SNES and N64 wait this long before having "Player's Choice" titles? Just curious to be honest. I feel like I remember the SNES having player's choice titles a couple years before the system actually died. I just vividly remember Super Mario All Stars being a player's choice title for the longest time....granted, everything feels like a long time when you're 8 years old.

Posted by 
 on: 08/17/11, 07:35:19
DIdn't buy Punch Out at full price. I still doubt I buy it. Never played any of the Punch Out games. Just not interested.

Posted by 
 on: 08/17/11, 07:48:44
I will be picking up Punch-Out as well. Along with Super Paper Mario.

And thank you Nintendo for not making the cases fugly like you did last generation with Player's Choice titles. Those cases actually look quite nice.

Dude are you high? Go download MT's Punch-Out on VC right now! What's not to like about those games?

Posted by 
 on: 08/17/11, 07:56:13
I've been meaning to pick up Super Paper Mario...strange to see Nintendo make a decision that makes it easier to buy a game I want

Posted by 
 on: 08/17/11, 12:54:24
Jargon said:
I own all of them except Strikers, but I've heard that's good so maybe I'll check it out.

Same here. Maybe I'll grab it, since I hear the online mode is tops.

Posted by 
 on: 08/17/11, 15:58:48
The online mode is robust, but the competition is pretty steep. There are some really advanced techniques you wouldn't even think of before seeing someone else doing it. Also, there are some glitches to exploit like lobbing the ball into the net from a certain distance that the goalie can't do anything.

We should play some friendly matches! Let's make a thread when more people are playing

Posted by 
 on: 08/17/11, 16:36:53
The lack of Punch Out! is surprising, but you should be heartened that the game will apparently see a huge resurgence in popularity and sales, judging by the reactions here.

Posted by 
 on: 08/17/11, 16:52:05

I'd be down for some friendly matches! Assuming everyone's cool with staying up late at night to play. That's when my kids are asleep and I actually have some semblance of free time to play games.


I bought Punch-Out!! at full price. Agreed, totally worth it. That game is great!

Posted by 
 on: 08/17/11, 17:30:06
Punch Out looks awesome and everything, but I have to just wonder how successful the game would be as a downloadable title, since it's so arcadey and easy to pick up and put down. I'd love to see a downloadable Punch-Out on the WiiU.

Posted by 
 on: 08/17/11, 20:47:58

I wouldn't call them advanced techniques by any means.

Anyone can lob a ball at the top of the net so another player can just head the ball in. This is not something that was put into the game on purpose, because this technique beats the goalie 99.9% of the time.

It is like snaking in MK DS, like nate said.

Posted by 
 on: 08/18/11, 02:16:19
Fair enough.

Posted by 
 on: 08/18/11, 02:27:33
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