US VC Releases 5th March
Posted by Damien McFerran
Three new titles for the Virtual Console today - Super Ghouls 'n' Ghosts is obviously the pick of the bunch here! The superb SNES platformer is worth every single Wii point Nintendo are asking for and should be downloaded as soon as possible. Shame the same can't be said about Elevator Action and Sword of Vermillion, but both games are at least half decent and go some way to padding out the already impressive VC roster.
Our money is on Sir Arthur taking the lion's share of your attention though! Even if you have the GBA version, the PSX/Saturn Generations port or the SNES original, this is a game that deserves to be rediscovered. Just make sure you have nothing breakable in the room with you when you play - it's also one of the most intense and challenging games ever made.
Elevator Action - (NES, 1-2 players, 500 Wii Points): This is a multidirectional, scroll-type spy-action game that is a blast from the past. Control a spy and sneak alone into a building to steal the secret papers hidden there. Use a pistol, kicks, an elevator and even the lights to take out the building's guards. The gun-fighting action is full of thrills. Players will need speed and timing to get on the elevators, move between floors, steal the secret papers and escape from the basement parking lot.
Super Ghouls 'n' Ghosts - (Super NES, 1 player, 800 Wii Points): The third game in the legendary Ghosts 'n Goblins series of video games, Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts follows Arthur in another quest to rescue the princess, his fair maiden and damsel in distress at large. Players take control of Arthur and defeat the creatures of the night to save the day once more. Discover what glory awaits those brave enough to take on the armies of Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts.
Sword of Vermillion - (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points): Sword of Vermilion is about the role of Erik's son, who takes on a quest of revenge to defeat Tsarkon and free the world of Vermilion from evil. In the town of Excalabria, the people went about their business and tended to the fields. One day, vicious fighting broke out everywhere as the army of Cartahena, led by the wizard-king Tsarkon, swarmed all over the town. The townsmen were overwhelmed. The castle of King Erik V collapsed. Erik summoned his bravest, strongest and most faithful warrior, Blade, and gave him his infant son and an ancient family heirloom, the ring of wisdom. He ordered Blade to save himself and the child while the castle burned. Blade traveled to a small village named Wyclif, where he settled down and raised the child as his own son. Eighteen years later, the son of Erik begins his quest. Save the world of Vermilion and fulfill the prophecy of the Malaga fortune-tellers!