The themes just keep on coming, and this time around, it’s all about Dad. To celebrate Father’s Day, Nintendo has released three new games to the Virtual Console all about things that Dads supposedly like. Why not three games that Dads might have played back in the day? I don’t know, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy what you’re getting this week, because it’s not bad.
This week’s new games are:
NES Open Tournament Golf (NES, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii
Points): We all knew that Mario was a top-notch plumber, but did you know that he could also be a world-class golfer? You can challenge another player in Stroke, Match and Tournament modes. Play on three fantasy courses in the U.S.A., the U.K., and Japan and try to win a million dollars. Make sure you keep an eye on the wind and distance to the hole before selecting your club, or else you’ll be racking up some high scores – which is exactly what you don’t want to do in this game. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced golfer, NES Open Tournament Golf is perfect for those days when you just can’t get to the local golf course.
World Sports Competition (TurboGrafx-16, 1-5 players, Rated E for Everyone,
600 Wii Points): Play through a total of 18 Olympic events in this action/sports title. Players compete in six categories of events that include shooting, archery, rowing, swimming and track and field. The game features Olympics mode, where you play all the events over the course of a few days, and Training mode, where you can choose individual events to play. After practicing in Training mode, go for the gold in Olympics mode and break world records. Depending on your playtime and ability, you can enjoy the game a number of different ways. Gather friends and play in competitions with up to five players to get even more out of this great game.