Virtual Console Monday – Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels & Sin and Punishment

sinandpunishmentboxart.jpgThe question as to whether or not the US will ever be able to play non-American released titles via Virtual Console has been answered today … super-answered!

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels – NES
Originally released in Japan as Super Mario Bros. 2, this game has previously made only brief cameo appearances in the Western Hemisphere. Now available on the Virtual Console in all of its original splendor, Mario fans will appreciate the familiar look and feel of the game, while finding that its updated game play creates an entirely new challenge.

Sin & Punishment – N64
Created by the legendary development studio Treasure, this is a game that hard-core gamers and fans of Japanese imports recognize as one of the finest Nintendo 64 titles to have never previously reached North American shores. Its unique combination of English voice-overs with Japanese subtitles (preserved in this version) has only added to the enthusiasm for its eventual release here. Set in the near future, on an overpopulated Earth starved for resources, players uncover the intriguing mystery of two teenagers (Saki and Airan) and their battle against the Ruffians as they advance through level after level of nonstop action.

It appears that virtually importing games has its extra cost, with the NES title costing 600 points and the N64 game coming in at 1200 points.

What do you think?  Worth it?