New Virtual Console Games This Monday

December 1, 2006, 8:20 pm PST
Total comments: 27

...and this time, Nintendo means it!

NINTENDO NEWS: FOUR NEW CLASSIC GAMES ANNOUNCED FOR WII SHOP CHANNEL

Dec. 1, 2006

Every Monday starting Dec. 4, Nintendo will add classic games to the popular new Wii™ video game console's Wii Shop Channel. Four games will be added at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Dec. 4. 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 retail outlets. This week's new games are:

Donkey Kong Jr.™ (NES®, 1-2 players, 500 Wii Points): Based on the popular arcade game, Donkey Kong Jr. is the sequel to the immensely successful Donkey Kong®. Players play as Donkey Kong's son, Junior, and rescue his dad, who has been kidnapped and imprisoned in a cage by Mario™. Players use their jumping and climbing abilities to clamber up vines and chains, gather vital fruit and keys, and open the cage to free their father. Make sure to avoid the pesky birds, nasty electric sparks and creepy chompers. Four different worlds filled with numerous climbing and jumping puzzles await in this timeless classic.

Victory Run™ (TurboGrafx16, 1 player, 600 Wii Points): Victory Run is a rally racing game, made up of eight different stages set in different countries from Paris to Dakar. Players can race across highways, deserts, savannahs and coastlines. In order to advance to the next stage, players must dodge traffic and cross the finish line within the time limit. Players can upgrade their race car with such parts as tires, gears, engines, suspensions and brakes. Driving on rough courses and hitting obstacles will cause damage to individual parts, so making repairs is critical. Choosing the right setup of parts may be the difference between winning and not finishing the race at all. So go out there and prove to the world that you have what it takes to take raise the gold cup in Victory Run!

Columns™ (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points): Players test their hand at the ancient Phoenician game of Columns. Multicolored gems drop from the top of the screen into a pit. It is up to players to quickly arrange the order of the jewels into lines of three or more as they fall. If gems pile up and reach the top, the game is over.

Ristar™ (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points): Greedy, an evil space pirate, has corrupted the kings of the Valdi System's seven planets and enslaved the people who live there. The plea for a hero is answered by Ristar, who uses his amazing extendable arms and courage to save Valdi from Greedy.

Talkback

BrandoggDecember 01, 2006

Looks like I won't be spending buying any Wii points for Monday. =(

BrandoggDecember 01, 2006

Looks like I don't know how to make coherent sentences as well. Double =(

bananaboyDecember 01, 2006

Well at least they are trying to get us up to what Japan is getting today. Still got a lot to go though. And why aren't we getting the GOOD titles from that list?

Bill AurionDecember 01, 2006

UGH, two more Genesis games that AREN'T Gunstar Heroes... >=O

NephilimDecember 01, 2006

as pointed out in other thread, gunstar's is coming out soon

Dark_SlothDecember 01, 2006

Nothing very interesting. I beg of you nintendo, just give me my star fox 64!!!! Please! Its really the only game am actively wanting....badly. After that i'd love some super metroid and waverace 64.

Bill AurionDecember 01, 2006

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Originally posted by: DeadlyD
as pointed out in other thread, gunstar's is coming out soon

BUT I WANT IT NOW! >=O

TJ SpykeDecember 01, 2006

The only VC game coming out in 2006 (in North America) that I want is Gustar Heroes. All the games I actually want (like Super Mario World, Kid Icarus, and Paper Mario) won't come out until next year.

Wow... I had Ristar on the Game Gear (long story), and it turned out to be a real decent platformer... dunno if I'll buy it again though.

But Donkey Kong Jr.!!! Wow... you guys are rough. I had this game on Game & Watch and I LOVGED it! I think I'll get it now...

~Carmine M. Red
Kairon@aol.com

Nick DiMolaNick DiMola, Staff AlumnusDecember 01, 2006

Pretty blah list, nothing really jumping out at me. I guess Rhoq will be happy, I think he mentioned a few times that he wanted DK Jr., or maybe that was someone else, either way, someone will be happy.

The Ristar I played was the Game Gear version and I'm not sure if that was a port or a new Ristar title, but This is what Ristar looks like.

Good, 'ol fashioned platforming happiness... with a nice relaxing old school, light, sweet soundtrack.

~Carmine M. Red
Kairon@aol.com

bubicusDecember 01, 2006

I just spent two hours playing Hanagumi Taisen Columns 2 on my Dreamcast with some friends. The original Columns isn't as good as HTC2, but I think it's still decent. I'll probably get it, since I can't cart around my Saturn (HTC1) or Dreamcast (HTC2) all over the place like I can with the Wii.

KDR_11kDecember 02, 2006

Bill: Play Gunstar Super Heroes, it's better.

WuTangTurtleDecember 02, 2006

Kairon, Ristar doesn't look too bad. Kind of interesting actually. Don't know if it is worth the price though.

RhoqDecember 02, 2006

Donkey Kong, Jr.!

WooHoo!!!!

Now I can finally STFU and he happy with the VC for now!

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Originally posted by: ShaolinKilla
Kairon, Ristar doesn't look too bad. Kind of interesting actually. Don't know if it is worth the price though.


You hump things to death. Is it worth the price now?

But seriously, I'd buy it if it was the Game Gear version because I can vouch for that game's simplicity, and straightforward platforming essence. Sometimes I need nice simple games to relax with. I had an unbelievable amount of fun with Bonk, for example, just yesterday...

~Carmine M. Red
Kairon@aol.com

Smoke39December 02, 2006

That Ristar video reminded me of renting generic SNES platformers at Blockbuster and West Coast Video back in the day. (:

Dark_SlothDecember 02, 2006

Yeah... Those were the days. I used to rent tons of games back in the day. Games like Sparkster... Whew. That ristar video looked pretty fun.

CalibanDecember 02, 2006

Meh, I'm not getting any of those I think, maybe Donkey Kong Jr.

Smash_BrotherDecember 02, 2006

SSB64 or bust...

xanrastafariDecember 02, 2006

Ristar = Unknown Gem. REALLY good.

Look at the Gamefaqs reviews for it:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/genesis/review/586423.html


Seriously, pick the game up if you're bored. I certainly will in a bit.

xanrastafariDecember 02, 2006

Ristar = Unknown Gem. REALLY good.

Look at the Gamefaqs reviews for it:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/genesis/review/586423.html


Seriously, pick the game up if you're bored. I certainly will in a bit.

ArbokDecember 02, 2006

If anyone still has the Sonic Mega Collection, you can just unlock Ristar in that.

KDR_11kDecember 03, 2006

Yep, maybe I should get around to doing that.

AFAIK it was the original concept for Sonic.

SheckyDecember 03, 2006

According to the December Nintendo Power, the precursor to Sonic was a rabbit who could pick up and throw things with his ears.

KDR_11kDecember 03, 2006

Replace ears with extendable arms and rabbit with some kind of stary-thingie and you have Ristar.

MaximilianDecember 03, 2006

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Originally posted by: Bill Aurion
UGH, two more Genesis games that AREN'T Gunstar Heroes... >=O


Sing it brotha. I wants me some Gunstar PRONTO.

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Originally posted by: Arbok
If anyone still has the Sonic Mega Collection, you can just unlock Ristar in that.


Well, well, well. Good to know.

Hopefully we'll have Gunstar by next week. And Sin & Punishment better show up sometime soon too!

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