Virtual Console Previews/Reviews – Week of May 14th

Wii Virtual Console:

Ninja Gaiden (NES): Play as Ryu Hayabusa, a ninja warrior who embarks on a quest to avenge his father’s death. A classic, albeit frustrating game. I would hope that unlimited lives are included in this version as dying repeatedly because of wonky wall-jumping mechanics would bring back too many traumatizing memories.

Ninja Spirit (TurboGrafix): Play as Moonlight, a ninja warrior who embarks on a quest to avenge … his father’s … death … wait a minute! So yeah, expect more of the same here but with better graphics.

I pitty the fool who plays Battletoads!

Pac-Man (NES): I don’t think I need to say much about this one.

XBox Live Arcade:

Double Dragon: With new and improved graphics but the same gameplay you know and love. A great game that got a much needed facelift, plus it allows for two players on the same screen or over Live. Reports have come in that Live play is laggy beyond belief making the game nearly unplayable, but for 400 points at least you get a fun single player/same-screen multiplayer game.

Solitro Solitaire: Basic solitaire card game package, but with Live multiplayer. Could be fun but I don’t really see myself playing card games online, and if I do it would be Uno most likely. I can play most of these games on my phone anyway.

Aegis Wing:
A side-scrolling space combat game with four player co-op through Live. Players can attach themselves to other players’ ships to become independent gun turrets … pretty sweet. The best part, it’s free. So there’s no reason not to try it out.

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17 years ago

Multiplayer Aegis Wing is a lot of fun. I definitely like that game. And surprisingly, it has one really good music track in the beginning. And for free? Come on, that should be 100% penetration with xbox live arcade users. If not, we’re all retarded.