Virtual Console – Europe – Friday, July 6

Europe got four new VC games to download on their Wii.

Dragon Spirit
Turbografx – 1989 by NBGI – shooter – 1 player – 600 points

A fantastic world adventure undfolds in this vertical-scrolling shooter. Sealed away by the gods long ago, the Evil Demon of Darkness, Zawell, seeks to rise again and unleash a new reign of veil. The brave warrior Amur returns and takes the form of the legendary Blue Dragon. Fighting his way through the legions of monsters that await in the sky. Amur races to rescue Princess Alicia from the demon’s wretech clutches.

Battle your way through 8 different areas, using your Dragon Breath to bring down airborne targets and Fireballs to wipe out targets on the ground. Destroy Flashing enemies and smash Eggs to uncover different kinds of Power-up items. Boost you firepower by increasing the number of heads your dragon has, and defeat all the bosses as you make your way to Zawell’s dark lair.

Ecco: The Tides of Time
Mega Drive – 1994 by Sega – adventure – 1 player – 800 points

It turned out that the Vrtex Queen was far from vanquished, and had in fact followed Ecco to Earth to build a new hive for herself. When Ecco used the time machine to save his pod, he split the stream of time in two. Ecoo must now restore the rift before the alternate future of a dead, mechanical world, sucked dry by the Vortex, becomes a reality!

It’s up to Ecco to once again navigate the depths and heights of his world to meet up with marine lige, solve puzzles and take on th alien threat!

Golden Axe II
Mega Drive – 1991 by Sega – action/adventure – 1-2 players – 800 points

Not long after the malign reign of Death Adder has ended, another evil rises. The peace of the land has again been threatened, this time by Dark Guld, who was supposed to have been imprisoned but is back in full force. He has gotten his hands on the Golden Axe, using it for his own evil purposes, and his minions are causing much chaos throughout the land.

So once more, Ax-Battler, the fierce babarian, Tyris-Flare, the fearless Amazon and Gilius Thunderhead, the ferocious dwarf must rise up to deal with this oppression with their might and magic, and recover the Golden Axe. Now, it’s up to you to stop Dark Guld and his minions and restore peace to the land!

Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Mega Drive – 1992 by Sega – platformer – 1-2 players – 800 points

Dr. Eggman (aka Dr. Robotnik) is searching for the Chaos Emeralds to fuel his new Death Egg engine. One afternoon, he launches a full-scale attack on the island where the Chaos Emeralds are buried, imprisoning all of the helpless animals living there and turning the into mindless worker drones.

Fortunately, Sonic is determined to thwart the Doctor’s plan at all cost. This time he isn’t alone, as Tails decides to aid him in the battle. Togheter they must locate the Chaos Emeralds before Dr. Eggman does, and put an end to his diabolical scheme!