European Virtual Console fans expecting the normal ‘three game’ service to be resumed this week are likely to be disappointed by the news that only two (count ‘em) titles were made available for download today.

Startropics (which was released on the North American Virtual Console on Monday) is an interesting NES adventure that sees you exploring a mysterious island in an effort to stop malevolent alien forces. It costs 500 Wii points and is rather good, if you ask us.

The second game is Sega’s arcade brawler Alien Storm. We have a soft spot for this game here at NintendoLife and find it easy to forgive the mildly repetitive gameplay and lack of sufficient challenge. This will set you back 800 Wii points and is probably only worth considering if you love Sega games and have a penchant for scrolling fighters.