US VC Releases - 5th November - Super Mario Bros 3

With the release of Mario Galaxy next week our pals at Nintendo have decided that the long wait is finally over. Today the North American region gets the sublime Super Mario Bros. 3 for the NES. This game will not need much introduction for most Nintendo fans. You'll have either played it back in the days, on a SNES with Mario All-stars or the GBA port. Either way you cannot afford to be without this. The best game on the Virtual Console to date! (Well next to Super Mario World of course!)

Sadly we can't help feeling that Alien Soldier on the Sega Genesis might not get the attention it deserves due' to this great news. If you are a fan of the run n' gun genre this is certainly worth a look. It is as hard as nails but is developed by Treasure who created the awesome Gunstar Heroes so you can rest assured that this is a game worth playing. This game was not released in the US before, as such it costs 900 Wii Points as opposed to 800.

Last but not least is Power Golf for the TurboGrafx-16. For the biggest golf fan this might be worth a look but be warned there were far better representations of the sport at the time. The control system proves this games undoing so unless you think you can put up with that we advise you give this one a miss.