12th January - PAL UK Virtual Console release - Xevious

Only one Virtual Console release today - and it's the rather average Namco top-down shooter Xevious. People tend to bang on about how great this game is and for a shooter from 1982 it's pretty decent, but by the time it was released on the NES (which is the version available for download - the PC Engine version is actually closer to the arcade original - God knows why they didn't offer that instead) it was dated, and today it's old enough to get a free bus pass.

Only really worth downloading if you want an insight into the history of the shooting genre, otherwise spend your Wii points elsewhere - Soldier Blade is a much better game!

Roll on next week when Nintendo might actually bother to release some decent stuff!