Apparently, this week is obscure title week on the Virtual Console, as I had never heard of either game too much before today. That doesn't mean they're bad by any means, but it's part of what you get with the Virtual Console - games you don't know about until you get to play them. Can we get a demo system, Nintendo? Please? :)
This week's games are:
King's Knight (NES, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone — Mild Fantasy Violence, 500 Wii Points): In the kingdom of Izander, the fair Princess Claire has been kidnapped by a foul and insidious dragon, and it is the mission of four brave fighters to save her. Through five thrilling, fast-action stages, our gallant heroes—a knight, a wizard, a monster and a thief—will take on an army of incredible enemies. You must help them reach their goal, as you are now part of the team that will fight to free the princess from her imprisonment. Keep your wits about you, plan your strategy and set off on an exciting adventure.
Powerball (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone — Mild Fantasy Violence, 800 Wii Points): Eight different teams representing various nations are vying to become the Powerball champions, and you control one of the eight in your quest for the championship. A hybrid of games like rugby and football, Powerball is played on a 100-yard field. Try to score by either carrying the ball into your opponent’s end zone or kicking it into your opponent’s net for points. This one- or two-player game offers both exhibition and league play. Jump into a game of Powerball and try a brand new sport.
King's Knight came out in November 2007 on the Japanese Virtual Console. Powerball is debuting on the North American Virtual Console. Both games are available for download right now from the Wii Shop Channel.
Check back next week for the latest Virtual Console/WiiWare news and releases!