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Wii Virtual Console News and Releases for 3/24/2008

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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!

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  • http://tvandfilmguy.blogspot.com Josh Lasser

    Holy cow, I used to have both of those games.

  • http://www.techtipsforparents.org Jamison

    I am with you on the Wii VC demo idea. I see so many games that I thought I played or had. I mean, sure, it isn’t a load of cash to download a VC game, but I would still like, maybe, a 60 second playable demo. I am still riding the high from the news of June 22nd… Rock Band to be out for the Wii then… but, in typical Wii fashion, no downloadable songs…

  • pete

    it would take them to long to release stuff with demos for every VC release because that would involve adding code to the game in order to limit it. It would be cool though. I wouldn’t buy a title I’ve never heard or don’t remember. Although I’m a classic gamer being old enough to have owned an atari back in the early 80’s I actualy don’t remember more than half of the VC releases.
    They should put pictures so we remember what’s what.
    PS: Sop with River City Ransom in the US(the best ever NES game) everyone else got it more than a month ago and every monday I’m like “come on what is this non-R.C.R. garbage doing here”

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