Wii: WiiWare – Europe – Friday August 22th, 2008

Nintendo continues with its Hanabi Festival. This week, Friday August 22nd, 2008, Europe got two new Virtual Console games; Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels and never released in Europe Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. For more about this Hanabi Festival, look at the bottom of this post.

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
NES – 1986 – Nintendo – platformer – 1 player – 600 points – age 3+

It’s time for a blast from the past! Now, on virtual Console, you can once again experience the original sequel to the best-selling vide game of all time!

Super Mario.: The Lost Levels, originally available only for the Famicom Disk System in Japan, expands on the first game with challenging new level designs, trickier enemies and obstacles, and many secret worlds to discover.

Please note that this Virtual Console version was originaly available for a limited time only during a preview Hanabi festival. However, now it is available permanently for everyone to enjoy!

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Super Nintendo – 1996 – Nintendo – RPG – 1 player – 900 points – age 3+

This legendary role-playing game comes to PAL regions for the first time! Designed by the RPG experts at Square (now Square Enix), Super Mario RPG is satisfyingly deep yet easy to pick up and play.

Join Mario and friends (and even Bowser!) on a huge quest to defeat an all-new villain, Smithy, who threatens the entire Mushroom Kingdom!

Fight enemies, conjure magic spellss and use items to advance your quest. Plus – look out for apperances from many other Nintendo characters along your way!

In-game text will be in English.

Hanabi festival 3 is here!

retro gamers rejoice! It’s time for another round of classic games that wre never released in Europe before!

This, the third Hanabi Festival (named after the Japanese fireworks season), once again brings you previously unseen treats from Japan and the U.S. to enjoy via Virtual Console.

We’ve got something for everyone; from big names such as Super Mario RPG to cult hits like DoRemi Fantasy. And, if you missed it during the first Hanabi Festival, you can also download the all-time great Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels. And the good news is: this and all Hanabi Festival titles will remain in the Wii Shop Channel even after the Festival has ended.

The following Hanabi Festival games are available now:
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars – SNES
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels – NES

And in the weeks ahead you can look forward to:
Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa – NES
Dig Dug – NES
DoReMi Fantasy: Milon’s DokiDoki Adventure – SNES
Spelunker – SNES

Please note that some Hanabi Festival games include a small amount of Japanese text but can be enjoyed without knowledge in the langauge.