“Metroid Prime 3: Corruption” ($49.99, rated T for teen) for Nintendo’s Wii is hitting shelves this week, and it’s getting rave reviews. Normally I’d be all over it; I’m a huge fan of the series and I’ve played them all except for “Fusion” and “Pinball.” But I’m out of the game for a while. Why?
My Wii is broken!I just had to ship my Wii console back to Nintendo for the second time in two Wiiks. I’m getting disc-error messages up the Wii-zoo, even though all my games are supposedly in good condition. As big a pain as it is, though, Nintendo’s customer service rocks, and these kinds of hardware problems are nearly unheard of with them. (Unlike a certain maker of Xbox 360 consoles that shall remain nameless.)
And new this week on the Virtual Console:“Super C,” the sequel to run-n-gun arcade classic “Contra” (500 points)RPG smash hit “Breath of Fire II” (800 points)Monster mash “Ghouls’n Ghosts” (800 points)
All these games, with the exception of “Corruption,” are rated E for everybody.