Wii Review Round-Up 15

Phelios (Virtual Console Arcade)

A little-known shooter that has already had a port released for the Mega Drive in Japan. It’s graphically impressive and has simple controls: fly your pegasus through environments that rotate and scale to create a 3D feel as you change elevation. Press one button to fire; hold to charge the shot so you can take out multiple enemies. Sub-bosses and bosses appear with regularity. It’s not going to set the world on fire, but it’s a fun vertical scroller and has the normal level of button customisation and widescreen-friendly display we’ve come to expect from Namco’s VCA releases.