New Virtual Console games, Europe – Friday, September 22

Yesterday, Europe got three new (or old) games to downloadon the Wii.

Ninja Gaiden
NES – 1989 by Tecmo – action/platform – 1 player – 600 points

Players take on the role of Ryu Hayabusa, a rising warrior in his family’s clan whose main role in the world is to protect the Dark Dragon Blade from getting into the hands of evil.

Ryu Hayabusa travels to America to seek vengeance for his father’s death. Players fight their way though six challenging side-scrolling levels while defeating gangs of street thugs, battling evil ninjas and fighting barbarian bosses by using the deadly Dragon Sword, ninja skills and Ninpo – ninja magic.

Players can run, crouch, jumpand climb as they make their way through each stage and collect items to gain points, strenght, and weapons.

Ninja JaJaMaru-kun
NES – 1985 by Jaleco – action – 1-2 players – 600 points

Ninja JaJaMAru-kun (meaning ‘determined little ninja’) was originally released for the Japanese Famicom (NES) in Japan in 1985. This action game features a ninja called JaJaMaru, who uses shuriken (ninja throwing stars) to defeat monsters and save Princess Sakura from the evil Lorda Namazu.

Use special items to aid your quest (including a giant frog that you can ride!) as you fight across multiple stages filled with uniquely Japanese ghosts an monsters. Now you can enjoy this classic action game for the first time outside Japan, here on Virtual Console.

In-game text will include some Japanese.

World Class Baseball
Turbografx – 1989 by Hudson Soft – sport/baseball – 1-2 players – 600 points

Acclaimed for its steady gameplay, WorldClass Baseball is the definitive baseball game on the Turbografx. Battle the computer in “OPEN MODE” or play with a friend in “VERSUS MODE”. Customize your team in “EDIT MODE” or even watch a game between two computer opponents in “WATCH MODE”. WCB offers the complete baseball gaming experience.

Of course there’s plenty of single player action, too! The main feature is “PENNANT MODE”, where the player choose a team from one of the world’s leagues and strives to win their team’s league. Beat league rivals and save your progress with passwords on your way to becoming league champions. After winning your league, get ready to the face the other league’s champion in the the heated series for the world championshop!