- Number of Players
- Release Date
- 20th Jun 1986
- 1st Sep 1986
Wii (Wii Shop)
- 19th Nov 2006, 500 points
- 8th Dec 2006, 500 points
- 12th Dec 2006, 500 points
3DS (3DS eShop)
- 8th May 2013, ¥500
Wii U (Wii U eShop)
- 29th May 2013, ¥500
Wii U eShop
- 20th Jun 2013, £3.49
- 20th Jun 2013, $4.99
- 10th Jan 2014, £4.49
- 30th Jan 2014, $4.99
- Also Available On
- Controller Support
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