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 been kidnapped, and Slick has taken River City hostage with the help of countless gangs and evil bosses. It’s up to our heroes to save poor Cyndi and free River City from the clutches of Slick and his underlings. [Originally published by American Technos]

Phantasy Star III Generations of Doom – Genesis – 1991 – 800 Wii Points
As Rhys, the crown prince of the Orakian kingdom of Landen, you are engaged to be married to Maia, a woman from a rival kingdom. But Maia is kidnapped on your wedding day, setting you on a quest filled with twists and turns that will reintroduce you to people and places from previous Phantasy Star games. In Phantasy Star III, things aren’t always what they seem-check it out and watch the mysteries unfold. [Originally published by SEGA]

Since it’s one of the great cult classics of the NES, our pick of the week is River City Ransom.  What’s yours?