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PAL Virtual Console Update

by Greg Leahy - June 30, 2008, 6:00 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

Five more classic games are available to download as the Wii Shop Channel continues to alternate between WiiWare and VC every week.

Continuing the recent trend of Wii Shop Channel updates alternating between new WiiWare games and additions to the PAL Virtual Console library, last week saw another five retro games become available to download:

  • Pac-Attack (SNES, 800 points)
  • Super Fantasy Zone (MD, 800 points)
  • King of the Monsters (NEOGEO, 900 points)
  • Cybernoid (C64, 500 points)
  • Summer Games 2 (C64, 500 points)

The update includes a rare addition to the Super NES contingent of classic games available on Wii in the form of Pac-Attack, a falling block puzzler starring Namco's legendary mascot Pac-Man. Meanwhile, the once rival Mega Drive provides Super Fantasy Zone, the sequel to the Sega Master System shooter Fantasy Zone already available on Virtual Console.

Last week also continued the recent flow of more NeoGeo and Commodore 64 titles onto Virtual Console. SNK's console offers up another fighting game, King of the Monsters, which sees six selectable creatures battle against each other in Japan. From the Commodore 64, Summer Games 2 is another instalment in the "Games" series of titles (which includes California Games and World Games, already available on VC), and features eight different athletic events to play. Also on C64, Cybernoid combines elements of the shooter genre and maze exploration in a quest to recover stolen minerals.

PAC'KING THE FUN INTO THIS WEEK'S VIRTUAL CONSOLE!

This week Pac-Man makes a welcome return in Pac-Attack originally released on Super Nintendo in 1993. The aim of the game is simple: keep your screen clear of falling blocks and ghosts by eating them! And boy is Pac-Man hungry, as he will keep eating until he hits a dead end. Download this fun and quirky classic for 800 Wii Points.

Next up this week, will you have what it takes to destroy the Enemy Generators and defeat the Menon Guardians in Sega Mega Drive’s 1992 game Super Fantasy Zone™? Help Opa-Opa in his mission to avenge the death of his father at the hands of the evil Dark Menon. Eliminating your enemies will let you rack up gold, which you can use to buy even better weapons, upgrades and other equipment. Spend your gold wisely as each boss will present you with a different challenge. Super Fantasy Zone™ can be yours for 800 Wii Points.

Switch from guns to claws, as King of the Monsters, the action game featuring mighty battles between giant monsters, previously unleashed onto the NEOGEO in 1991 is now available to download on Wii. Six fearsome creatures rampage across Japan clashing with other monsters in order to become the definitive King of the Monsters. With special moves like fire breath and high-energy beams, get ready to devastate opponents and become the ‘Best of Beasts’! Download it today for 900 Wii Points.

And as if that wasn’t enough, disaster strikes as space pirates take over in Commodore 64’s retro, 1988 game, Cybernoid™. The dastardly fiends have stolen valuable minerals, jewels, ammunition and weaponry, and if you choose to accept your task, you must battle in your Cybernoid fighter to recover the precious cargo before time runs out for all of us! Now go, brave soldier, and outwit those pirates for 500 Wii Points!

Finally, prepare for the pinnacle of athletic achievement with the arrival of Summer Games 2™, originally released on Commodore 64 in 1985. Watched by millions of people, you must take centre stage and compete against the world’s best athletes in a 3,000 year old competition. Summer Games 2™ challenges your competitive skills with a series of athletic contests for one to eight players across eight different events: cycling, equestrian, fencing, high jump, javelin, kayaking, rowing and triple jump. Summer Games 2™ competes its way into Virtual Console’s ever-expanding list of titles and can be downloaded now from the Wii Shop Channel for 500 Wii Points.

Virtual Console offers users the ultimate retro gaming experience. This week’s titles join the list of 228 classic titles already available for Virtual Console in Europe.

Talkback

AVJune 30, 2008

you NEED to download Pac Attack ! And than gift it to 10 friends or else you will get the plague.

Quote from: Mr.

you NEED to download Pac Attack ! And than gift it to 10 friends or else you will get the plague.

But if we do gift it to 10 friends, then the person we secretly have a crush on will notice us right?

I'm all about King of the Monsters (the original game was awesome--the sequel? Not so much), but my TV doesn't like NeoGeo games. I have to switch to composite cables to play them, which is a hassle.

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