Wii: Virtual Console – Europe – Friday February 22, 2008

Europe got 2 new Virtual Consol games to download on Wii today, Friday February 22.

Adventure Island
NES – 1988 by Hudson Soft – action – 1 player – 500 points – age 7+

A mysterious tropical paradise known as Adventure Island is the setting for this side-scrolling action game. The evil Witch Doctor has kinapped Tina, the true love of Master Higgins. To save her, you must safely guide Master Higgins through eight perilous stages – including dense forests and creepy caves – while defeating all of the enemies in your path. each area is made up of four rounds filled with enemies determined to stop you in your tracks.

As if this wasn’t though eneough, as time passes Master Higgins’ vitality is automaticaly drained. To keep going, he must eat constantly by grabbing friut, milk and whatever other goodies he can as races towards his goal.

Sometimes eggs containing miraculous item will appear, such as axes to throw at you enemies or honey that grants temporary invincibility. Use these items skilfully to help you clear the areas. At the end of each area you’ll face the Witch Doctor, whom you must defeat to advance. Go, Master Higgins, go!

Street Gangs
NES – 1991 by 505 Games – beat’em up/RPG – 1-2 players – 500 points – age 7+

Street Gangs is the updated European version of the highly acclaimed Japanese game, Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari, which was originally published on the NES. Downtown Nekketsu was a cross-over between a beat-em-up and a role-playing game.

Street Gangs is the story of two friends, Alex and Ryan. the main storyline is to save Cyndi, Ryan’s girlfriend, who has been kinapped by a gang of bad guys. The game uses a side-scrolling fighting style,featuring various different techniques and many weapons. It also has roleplaying components to it, as the player will be required to aquire items as well as developing and tracking the stas for their characters. Exploring River City to rescue Cyndi, Alex and Ryan will face the many gangs of the city – and each gang has its own territory and style.

Street Gangs offers a single player mode and a co-operative mode for 2 players.