Drill Dozer

The Australian Classification Board has revealed Game Freak's GBA hit, Drill Dozer, will be arriving on the Wii U Virtual Console in the near future.

The critically praised action platformer previously released in Japan in 2005 and North America in 2006 has players take control of a character named Jill and her Drill Dozer as she attempts to retrieve a powerful gift given to her by her late mother from a rival gang.

Drill Dozer's stages are filled with obstacles, enemies and puzzles, and encourage players to use Jill's drill in a variety of ways. There are also plenty of mini-boss and end of level bosses to take on. The original Drill Dozer was also one of the few titles on the GBA to feature a built-in rumble pak.

The other title to be recently rated by the ACB is Konami's The Adventures of Bayou Billy for NES – released in North America in 1989 and PAL territories in 1991 – and is based on the 1988 Family Computer title, Mad City.

The action beat-'em up focuses on a Crocodile Dundee-like survivalist, vigilante, and former law enforcer named Billy West as he takes on a crime boss after his girlfriend is kidnapped. This title is open for a release on either the Wii U or 3DS eShops.

Let us know in the comments if you're excited for either – or both – of these upcoming Virtual Console releases.

Thanks to Ryan Millar for the tip!

[source classification.gov.au, via classification.gov.au]