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Four new Genesis games coming to Virtual Console

by Aaron Kaluszka - February 22, 2007, 6:41 pm PST
Total comments: 13 Source: Sega PR

Sega announces Sword of Vermilion, Vectorman, Sonic Spinball, and Beyond Oasis.

SEGA ANNOUNCES FOUR NEW TITLES FOR

THE WII VIRTUAL CONSOLE

The Four SEGA Genesis Classics Will Soon Be Available for Download on the Wii™ Shop Channel

SAN FRANCISCO (February 22, 2007) – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced four titles from the SEGA Genesis™ library, Sword of Vermilion, Vectorman, Sonic Spinball, and Beyond Oasis will soon be available for download on the Wii™ Shop Channel. Prices start at 800 Wii™ Points for SEGA Genesis titles. Wii Points can be purchased online or at select retailers at an MSRP of $20 for 2,000 points.

“The Wii Shop Channel is a great avenue for gamers who want instant access to classic SEGA Genesis titles," said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing, SEGA of America. “Legendary titles such as Sword of Vermilion, Vectorman, Sonic Spinball and Beyond Oasis are a perfect fit for this platform."

Sword of Vermilion - When the evil wizard-king, Tsarkon, invaded Excalabria, King Erik V had no choice but to turn his infant son over to his most trusted warrior, Blade. As his castle burned, King Erik hurriedly gave Blade an ancient family heirloom, the Ring of Wisdom, and asked him to leave at once in the hopes that the young heir to the throne would survive. Blade raised Erik VI as his own, knowing one day the prince would fulfill the prophecy of the Malaga fortune tellers. Now, eighteen years later, Erik VI returns to Excalabria to avenge his father’s death and reclaim the kingdom.

Vectorman - In the year 2049, mankind is forced to abandon an over-polluted Earth to seek out other planets for colonization while the mechanized Orbots stay behind to clean up the mess. When the Orbot leader, WarHead, starts blowing a few circuits and a war among the mechanical brethren, a sludge barge pilot named Vectorman is the only one willing to step up and fight him. You'll morph into a speeding train, a power drill, a mechanical fish, or a mighty dune buggy in this warfare adventure. Equip yourself with weapons, pick up morphs and power-ups to defeat WarHead and restore peace on Earth.

Sonic Spinball - With his Veg-O-Fortress built high up on an active volcano, Dr. Eggman is turning all the cute, furry creatures of Planet Mobius into robot slaves! Sonic and Tails rush to save the animals and quickly discover the only way to stop the mechanizing madness is to trigger a volcanic eruption. Sonic knows this can be done by removing the Chaos Emeralds that keep the volcano stable. However, Dr. Eggman is also aware of the fragile relationship that exists between the Emeralds and the mountain, and he's set up an elaborate Pinball Defense System to make sure the precious jewels don't go anywhere.

Beyond Oasis - You are the young Prince Ali in a desperate fight to defeat the evil that is threatening your island empire, Oasis. Long ago, a war raged between a wicked sorcerer who used a silver “armlet" to unleash destruction on the island and a wizard who defied him with a gold armlet that could summon four powerful spirits. Both armlets had been lost until recently when someone unearthed the silver band and began using it for their evil gain. Just when you think all is lost, you discover the precious gold armlet and finally have the power to combat the wearer of the silver band…but can you stop them in time?

The Wii Shop Channel serves as the Wii’s online storefront, where visitors can redeem Wii Points to download games and other items. Users need a high-speed Internet connection to access the Wii Shop Channel. More Virtual Console games will come available every Monday following launch. Users buy Wii Points at retail or with a credit card online from the Wii Shop Channel and redeem their Wii Points to download the classic games.

Talkback

WindyManSteven Rodriguez, Staff AlumnusFebruary 22, 2007

Oh, I'm definitely getting Sonic Spinball. I loved that game.

Beyond Oasis and Sword of Vermillion GET.

~Carmine "Cai" M. Red
Kairon@aol.com

Smoke39February 22, 2007

When did they start calling Dr. Robotnik Dr. Eggman, and WHY?

I think Eggman was always his name in Japanese, but I still agree Robotnik is much cooler. Anyway, Sonic Spinball is ASS and if I see a "Recommended for Everyone" rating on this site I will punch noses.

KDR_11kFebruary 22, 2007

I heard that same story, he was called Eggman in Japan and it took place on Earth, in the US version that got changed to Robotnik and Moebius, kinda like Peach and Toadstool. Now they're homogenizing both versions again.

Shift KeyFebruary 22, 2007

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Originally posted by: Smoke39
When did they start calling Dr. Robotnik Dr. Eggman, and WHY?


EMBRACE THE ENGRISH, FOOL!

The turnout on the PAL VC has not satisfied my lust for nostalgia. I'd post some discussion of this but it is too mediocre to even suggest that the available games are worth purchasing currently.

Unless you are desperate, that is.

Anyway, perhaps Kid Icarus has appeared (by some miracle). I need something to challenge the skills and destroy the human spirit.

KDR_11kFebruary 22, 2007

Kid Icarus has been released this Friday unless it's not available in your region.

Shift KeyFebruary 22, 2007

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Originally posted by: KDR_11k
Kid Icarus has been released this Friday unless it's not available in your region.


Highly possible. This is the region that involves Nintendo Australia after all.

ReggieFA!February 23, 2007

I remember the deal they had with Vectorman, the first ones to beat it could call a number and win some sort of prize . The 90s were some crazy times.

KDR_11kFebruary 23, 2007

I recall a few games doing that (Wolf3D's super secret), did any ever follow through?

NeoThunderFebruary 25, 2007

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Originally posted by: Smoke39
When did they start calling Dr. Robotnik Dr. Eggman, and WHY?


Ya I know....I remember Sonic always calling him Eggman as an insult, and somehow now he prefers that over Robotnik.

Infernal MonkeyFebruary 26, 2007

For a second I was wondering what the hell 'Beyond Oasis' was, some kind of music game? :] But no, it's just known as 'The Story of Thor' over here. Awesome game you guys should download it with your internet.

GoldenPhoenixFebruary 26, 2007

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Originally posted by: NeoThunder
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Originally posted by: Smoke39
When did they start calling Dr. Robotnik Dr. Eggman, and WHY?


Ya I know....I remember Sonic always calling him Eggman as an insult, and somehow now he prefers that over Robotnik.


I'm not sure, but I think it may have started with Sonic Adventure.

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