You know what the Wii needs? More scrolling shooters.
So severe is the Wii's lack of shmups, in fact, that a homebrewer called nuvalo has ported the open-source version of the classic shareware shmup Tyrian
to the Wii. The vertical shooter Tyrian
was originally released by Epic MegaGames (back when they were best known for things like Jill of the Jungle
and the Jazz Jackrabbit
games) in 1995, but has since been released as a free, open project
. It was recently ported to the DS
Okay, so there are a lot
of shmups on the Wii. But this one
has the important distinction of being free.