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On the PAL Wii Virtual Console today: Mega Man 3 and Phantasy Star 4

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Get a Wii Points Card at Amazon UKToday Nintendo of Europe and Australia added new classic games to the popular Wii Shop Channel. The games went live at midnight CET. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at stores like Amazon UK (Card).

We’ve included videos of the games so you can see if it’s for you. This week’s new games are:

Mega Man 3 on NESMega Man 3 (NES, Platformer/Action, 1 player, 500 Wii Points = €5 / £3.75 / AU$7.50): In the year 200X, the notorious Dr. Wily, now reformed and working for the forces of good, works hand-in-hand with Dr. Light to build a new type of peacekeeping robot. When a new set of eight Robot Masters escapes the lab to wreak havoc on the world at large, only Mega Man can save the day. This time, Mega Man must rely on his new slide move and canine companion Rush to conquer the stages and vanquish evil. A new character, Proto Man, adds to the mystery and appeal of this seminal title in the famous action-game series.

What if the title theme to Mega Man 3 had lyrics?

Phantasy Star 4 on Sega Mega DrivePhantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium (Sega Mega Drive, RPG, 1 player, 800 Wii Points = €8 / £6 / AU$12): The Algo star system is in troubled times… Many thousands of years ago, the Algo Star System was a peaceful system. Three planets surrounded the peaceful Algo star and were in perfect harmony: Palma, a lush green planet, where its citizens devoted their lives to arts and the sciences… Motavia, a desert planet, inhabited by humans and native Motavians, and the enigmatic Dezolis, a harsh ice planet, where the citizens were just as unknown as the planet itself. Unfortunately, the harmony and balance was not to last…Palma had exploded, and with it, 90% of the population of Algo died. Motavia had fallen into horrible conditions from the explosion, turning almost into a total wasteland. — The Darkness spread its hand over the land… Now, 1,000 years had passed. Motavia had healed somewhat, and life was beginning to return to the way it once was thousands of years ago. The Hunter’s Guild on Motavia helped to keep things steady. But now, a dark evil once thought to be long dead is beginning to stir once again, and the young Hunter, Chaz, is about to begin his ultimate adventure… and all of it started with one simple routine assignment…

On the PAL Wii Virtual Console today: Mayhem in Monsterland, Space Harrier, Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition

Source: videogamesblogger.com

Get a Wii Points Card at Amazon UKToday Nintendo of Europe and Australia added new classic games to the popular Wii Shop Channel. The games went live at midnight CET. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at stores like Amazon UK (Card).

We’ve included videos of the games so you can see if it’s for you. This week’s new games are:

Mayhem in Monsterland (Commodore 64, Platformer, 1 player, 500 Wii Points = €5 / £3.75): As the triceratops Mayhem, it’s your job to save Monsterland from endless sadness! Originally released towards the end of the C64’s lifetime in 1993, Mayhem in Monsterland marked a great milestone in both technical and gameplay elements.

Space Harrier (Sega Master System, Shooter, 1 player, 500 Wii Points = €5 / £3.75 / AU$7.50): Experience one of the most popular home conversions of SEGA’s classic coin-op from 1986. Fly or run through thrilling ‘into the screen’ 3D levels of non-stop blasting action; your trusty cannon by your side.

Street Fighter II’: Special Champion Edition (Sega Mega Drive, Fighting, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points = €8 / £6 / AU$12): The 1993 Sega Mega Drive version of the all-time classic 2D fighter includes all 12 characters - including bosses - available from the start, a revamped game engine, plus Champion, Hyper and Group Battle modes.


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