The definition of a "cute 'em up"

We've reached the start of a new month again, which means Nintendo of Japan has once again revealed its upcoming plans for the Wii Virtual Console. There are just three new games this August, with the Neo Geo still enjoying a good bit of a resurgence. All three games are pretty good, though there's no particular surprises this time.

The full list of games Japan will get next month is as follows:

Super Famicom

  • Takahashi Meijin no Daibouken Jima II — Although Master Takahashi/Higgins can really only be considered a legend in Japan, Europe has once again beaten the land of the rising sun to the punch, as this game's western equivalent, Super Adventure Island II, has been available in Europe for a while now.

Neo Geo

  • Ryūko no Ken Gaiden — The third game in the Art of Fighting series, called Art of Fighting 3: The Path of the Warrior in the West. If the Neo Geo starts getting games in the West again, this should be a surefire release.
  • Twinkle Star Sprites — A bizarre mix of a shoot 'em up and a puzzle game, where the objective is to both attack the enemies on your side of the screen as well as sending damage your opponent's way. Although relatively well known in the West, the game was never actually released outside Japan; perhaps another Neo Geo import candidate?

Again, Nintendo of Japan has not announced a whole month's worth of 3DS Virtual Console games in advance, but next week, Japanese 3DS owners can expect Alleyway and Nekketsu Koukou Dodge Ball-Bu, which is basically a Game Boy version of Super Dodge Ball.

Not many games, but the selection is quite good. Would you get any of these?