Star Soldier R Now on Wii Ware
Next-Gen Version Of Classic Hudson Shoot ‘Em Up Hits Nintendo’s Hot New
Digital Download Platform Today
REDWOOD CITY, CA – May 19, 2008 – Hudson Entertainment, the North
American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, today announced that outer
space shooter, Star Soldier R for WiiWare on Wii has launched on the
digital download platform and is available for 800 Wii Points.
Published by Hudson Entertainment, Star Soldier R is rated E for
This latest version of the classic shooter features next-gen graphics
and a top-down perspective like other traditional vertical-scrolling
games. Players fly from the bottom of the screen towards the top,
shooting at any ship or environmental elements obstructing their path.
Power-ups can be collected as players progress to increase weapon or
shield strength. An all-new Force System allows gamers to collect up
to five orbiting satellites that can be kept close to the ship for
defensive cover or can be sent out for additional firepower.
Star Soldier R is a 2-level game that features a tournament-style
approach in its gameplay which challenges players to achieve a high
score with either a 2-Minute or 5-Minute Mode. Each mode offers quick
and exciting gameplay and gives players just enough time to play
through each mode. The 2-Minute Mode features one stage where gamers
have 2 minutes to battle through one action-packed level while
fighting against one giant boss. In the 5-Minute Mode, players have
five minutes to work their way through to fight and defeat another
boss through a second level. Though both modes are time-limited, the
added competitive and replay value for players comes after they earn
their scores, which they can post to the in-game leaderboards and then
check out how they compare with other players in the region, nation,
or even the world. The goal is for players to replay the game over and
over again to beat their high score, improve their ranking, and
discover different strategies in order to earn bonus points in the
2-Minute and 5-Minute Modes. If they can collect them all, they might
have the honor of boasting the top score in the world!
The Entertainment Software Rating Board has rated Star Soldier R E for
Everybody, Fantasy Violence.