This week Wii’s innovative Virtual Console has gone back in time to offer players across Europe a selection of popular games from the 1980s. Leading the charge is Gradius, a classic side-scrolling shoot em-up from Konami, first playable on the Nintendo Entertainment System, which set-the standard for its genre as well as delighting game fans across the globe. Gradius, is now available to download from the Wii Shop Channel for a 500 Wii Points.
To compliment this great retro-revival are three top games from the SEGA MEGA DRIVE. The first offering is the highly amusing Bonanza Bros., a two-player platform game where players commit a series of burglaries as two bungling brothers. Next up is arcade inspired action game Comix Zone, where up to two players progress through a comic book fighting bad guys to reach the next page. Finally up to two players can battle their way over 50 levels as one of twelve characters in the highly addictive Gain Ground, All three SEGA MEGA DRIVE titles are available for 800 Wii points.
These great games will join the 42 classic titles already available for the Virtual Console in Europe. Since launch a staggering 1.5 million games have been downloaded worldwide from the service.