Nintendo Wii News | Three More for US Virtual Console

By Adam Riley 30.04.2007 6

The latest offerings have now been unleashed on the US Wii Virtual Console system - Castlevania (NES), Legend of the Mystical Ninja (SNES) and Shockman (Turbo-grafx16).

Castlevania (NES, 1 player, 500 Wii Points)
Step into the shadows of the deadliest dwelling on Earth. You've arrived at Castlevania, and you're here on business: to destroy the curse of the Evil Count, once and for all. Make your way through six monstrous floors filled with bats, ghosts, zombies and every kind of ghoulish creature you can imagine. Use the legendary whip Vampire Killer and a host of deadly weapons to battle your way to Dracula's chamber and the ultimate duel of good vs. evil.

The Legend of the Mystical Ninja (Super NES, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points)
In The Legend of The Mystical Ninja, take control of Kid Ying and Dr. Yang in an action adventure through feudal Japan. A curse has stricken the village of Horo-Horo, and its beloved princess has vanished. Together Kid Ying, a daring young mystical ninja, and Dr. Yang, master of the invincible spirit transformation, must overcome 10 levels of the Dragonbeast to save Princess Yuki. Each stage contains intense 3-D and 2-D zones where the duo must perform dozens of attack moves and solve magical problems and puzzles before advancing. Battle humorous enemies like the Carp Meister, who stuns victims with poisonous fighting fish, Tanaka-U-Out, a knockout artist who wallops opponents with a bone-crushing hammer, and the Sumo Tag Team, kings of the unbeatable belly-buster crunch. Collect coins to buy new equipment and to receive clues, spend some time playing minigames in the arcade or try your luck and increase your fortune at the Quiz House and Horse Races.

Shockman (TurboGrafx16, 1-2 players, 600 Wii Points)
It's been two years since Arnold and Sonya were made into Shockmen. A message from the professor to return to their bodies has them head to his laboratory, but they are ambushed by a mysterious enemy along the way. After narrowly defeating the enemy, they catch a TV news flash announcing the Ryo Empire invasion. They find that the professor has been abducted and set out to rescue him. Shockman is a side-view action shooter that has eight stages, including Action Stages, where you jump and use special techniques, and side-scrolling Shooting Stages. This game expands on the well-paced story from the previous version and contains cooperative elements like shared life and a powerful Team Shockbeam that can be used during two-player simultaneous play.

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The Legend of the Mystical Ninja is awesome.

I've been meaning to go back and play it some more, I haven't even got past the second area yet!

Cubed3 Staff [ Retro Editor :: Previews Editor ]

Really? Was one of my most favourite SNES games and I felt so proud when I completed it! Smilie Tough game in places...I love the retro Konami classics that are slotted in there later on as well (Gradius Smilie)

Adam Riley [ Director :: Cubed3 ]

Castlevania Smilie awsome so hopefully it should come to EU soon!

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I thought the NES Castlevania was already out in Europe?

Adam Riley [ Director :: Cubed3 ]

There was no hesitation for me with Castlevania

The U.S are getting Ninja Gaiden NES next week!

A fantastic game, one of the best on the NES by far imo, and the game that created wall jumping. LS

( Edited on 03.05.2007 09:46 by Linkyshinks )

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