Friday September 19, 2008 Europe got three new Virtual Console games to download on Nintendo Wii.
Commodore 64 – 1984 – Commodore Gaming – puzzle/arcade – 1-2 players – 500 points – age 7+
Originaly released in 1984, Boulder dash is well-known as one of the greats of the classic era of compuer games. It is one of the very few computer games ever to be prted from home computer to arcades, rather the other way around.
The hero of the game is the brave prospector Rockford. His mission: to dig through caves collecting diamonds. But it’s not as easy as it might seem! Rockford must stay constantly on the lookout for various types of dagnerous creatures and obstacles, like falling roks, which threaten his underground mission. He is in constant danger of being crushed or trapped by an avalance, or being killed by and underground explosion.
Strategy and planning are the key to master the “physics” of Boulder Dash. Once the indicated amount of Jewels have been collected, the door to the mysterious escape tunnel is revealed, and Rockford can pass through into another cave, filled with precious stones and dangerous traps! So what ate you waiting for? The diamond rush is upon us!
Commodore 64 – 1983 – Commodore Gaming – arcade/platformer/other – 1 player – 500 points – age 3+
The enemy has infiltrated Jupiter Headquarters! Alienators have planted bombs throughout its thrirty levels and are ready to ashes at any moment. Can they be stopped?
Already, Jupiter #1 is starting to crumble. Can it be saved? And can the other two command centres be secured before the Alienators overrun their defences? It’s up to you!
You, trained as the goverment’s top secret weapon, are the only one able to defuse the boms and restore the communication systems. You are Jupiter Jumpman! You have the speed, skill and seven lives necessary to outwit the Alienators. You have the ability to scale ladders, girders and ropes, and traverse mysterious maxes to quickly find the bombs. Only you know how to defuse them.
Sonic the Hedgehog
Master System – 1991 – Sega – action/platformer – 1 player – 500 points – age 3+
Got ready for a second helping of the original Sonc the Hedgehog with the Sega MAster System remake of Sonic’s debut adventure! This version of the classic platformer game sports new stages, mew bosses and a level map.
Remember hunting through the Special Stages for Chaos Emeralds? Now they’ve hidden in the regular stages, so get hunting! But don’t worry, the Special Stages are still here with other prizes for you to pick up.
With a host of new Zones exclusive to this version and a showdown with the evil Dr Eggman (aka Dr. Robotnic) at the end of each Zone, what are you waiting for? Let’s get to it!