Weekly Virtual Console Round Up (8th Oct)
Posted by Anthony Dickens
Nintendo's Virtual Console shop has 3 new releases this week, Shining Force II: Ancient Sealing (MD), Earthworm Jim (MD), Mario Golf (N64).
System: Sega Mega Drive
Release Date: Mon 6th Oct (US), Fri 3rd Oct (EU)
It’s a dark and stormy night in the kingdom of Granseal when a thief steals two jewels from the Tower of the Ancients. He sets in motion strange events that lead to the resurrection of Zeon, the Devil King. Granseal’s king falls sick, the princess is kidnapped, and a door to Arc Valley, the Devil King’s home, is opened.
The young swordsman, Bowie, realizing the grave danger Granseal faces, must lead the Shining Force to find the Holy Sword and the stolen jewels, and protect Granseal against the invading armies of Zeon.
System: Sega Mega Drive
Release Date: Fri 3rd Oct (EU)
A crow is chasing a worm named Jim, while in outer space, Psy-Crow is chasing a renegade ship. The ship's captain has stolen an ultra-high-tech-indestructible-super-space-cyber-suit and Queen Slug-for-a-Butt has ordered Psy-Crow to get it, since it can make her more beautiful than Princess-What's-Her-Name. Psy-Crow blasts the captain and the suit falls to Planet Earth.
Back on earth Jim wonders if he is finally safe when an ultra-high-tech-indestructible-super-space-cyber-suit lands on him. Luckily Jim rests in the neck ring of the suit. Then the space particles begin interacting with Jim, causing a light-speed evolution. Jim soon realizes he is in control of the suit.
Jim overhears the Queen's plans for the suit and decides to meet this Princess...
System: Nintendo 64
Release Date: Mon 6th Oct (US)
Mario takes a well-deserved break from his role as the Mushroom Kingdom’s busiest hero and returns to the links for some world-class golfing action. Since no one likes to hit the fairways alone, he’s brought along a group of friends - both familiar characters and brand new ones. Choose from 10 different modes of play and six 18-hole courses in a variety of environments for a golfing experience with endless replay value.
Add in fun, colorful graphics with a Mario touch (a Boo indicates wind direction), intuitive controls, incredibly deep game play and multiplayer support (taunt your opponents), and you have a game anyone will enjoy—even if you’ve never played a round of golf. Fore!
Related Virtual Console News
- Virtual Console games to be directly downloadable to SD cards
- The DSi – One Step Closer to a Portable Virtual Console?
- EU VC Releases: Earthworm Jim and Shining Force II
- USA VC Releases: Mario Golf and Shining Force II
That's it for now, come back next week! Remember to head on over to Virtual Console Reviews for all the latest Virtual Console info.