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Wii Shop Channel Monday – Midnight Bowling, MadStone, Mario Golf, and Shining Force II

Wow, a double-double with Midnight Bowling and MadStone for WiiWare plus Mario Golf and Shining Force II for the Virtual Console.  Looks like a good week to be a gamer.  Anybody up for some slots golf with Mario? Full release info after the break.

Wii Shop Channel Monday – Mega Man 9, PLÄTTCHEN twist ‘n’ paint, Super Dodge Ball, and Vectorman

So this week, not only do we get Mega Man 9, but Super Dodge Ball and the Genesis classic Vectorman are also for sale.  And who can resist a game with a title like PLÄTTCHEN?  Check full details after the jump.

Wii Shop Channel Monday – Wild West Guns, Splatterhouse 2, and Sonic the Hedgehog (again)

It looks like even Capcom, Hudson, and SNK don’t know when Nintendo will put their games out for the Virtual Console. No Mega Man today and no Ys Book I & II or Samurai Shodown II either. Instead, we get the 8-bit Master System version of Sonic The Hedgehog (which was already available in a 16-bit Genesis format) and Splatterhouse 2. What is up with the Virtual Console? At least the new ...

Wii Shop Channel Monday – Pirates: The Key Of Dreams, Super Fantasy Zone, and Gley Lancer

This week we get the WiiWare prequel to a DS game with Pirates: The Key Of Dreams and two side-scrolling Genesis shooters, Super Fantasy Zone, and Gley Lancer. Check out full descriptions after the break!

Retro Profile: Streets of Rage (Virtual Console- Sega Genesis)

If you wanted an enjoyable beat ’em up with a well composed soundtrack back in 1991, Streets of Rage was the game for you. Back then, the mere possibility of a Sega game ending up on a Nintendo console [without Tengen’s heroics] was almost unfathomable. But, as with everything else life, I’ve learned that anything is possible. While Sega’s console day’s are long gone, the Virtual Con...

Virtual Console Monday – River City Ransom & Phantasy Star III

This week we get a cult classic and the original “PS3”.  Check out the new titles available on the Wii Shop Channel today: River City Ransom – NES – 1989 – 500 Wii Points River City Ransom takes place in River City, where our heroes, Alex and Ryan, find a letter on Ryan’s locker from a guy named Slick. The letter says that Ryan’s girlfriend, Cyndi, has be...

Virtual Console Monday – King’s Knight & Powerball

The Wii Shop Channel rolls out another pair of games this week: King’s Knight – NES – 1989 – 500 Wii Points In the kingdom of Izander, the fair Princess Claire has been kidnapped by a foul and insidious dragon, and it is the mission of four brave fighters to save her.  [Of note: this game was Square Soft’s first independent release!] Powerball – Genesis –...

Virtual Console Monday – DoReMi Fantasy & Puyo Puyo 2

Japan invades the Virtual Console this week with two ‘import’ titles: DoReMi Fantasy: Milon’s DokiDoki Adventure – SNES – 1996 – 900 Wii Points This is an action game where an energetic boy named Milon sets off on a great adventure in a cute fairy-tale world. Follow-up to Milon’s Secret Castle. Puyo Puyo 2: Tsuu – Genesis – 1994 – 900 Wii Poi...

Virtual Console Monday – Ninja Gaiden III and Phantasy Star II

Sequels rule the Virtual Console with this week’s two new releases: Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom – NES – 1991 – 500 Wii Points Join master ninja Ryu Hayabusa, last member of the famous Dragon Clan, in the third and final chapter of the legendary Ninja Gaiden saga. Ryu is framed for FBI agent Irene Lew’s murder, and it’s up to him to clear his name....

Virtual Console Monday – Operation Wolf and Columns III

Two games hitting the Virtual Console this week: Operation Wolf – NES – 1989 – 500 points A group of desperate terrorists is keeping hostages in their jungle fortress. As a member of the elite tactical squad Operation Wolf, you must invade their hideout, destroy their operations, and get the hostages out alive! Columns III: Revenge of Columns – Genesis – 1994 – ...