Virtual Console games – Europe – Friday October 3, 2008

Europe got two new Virtual Console games to download on Nintendo Wii this week, that’s Friday Ocotber 3, 2008.

Earthworm Jim
Mega Drive – Sega – 1994 – action – 1 player – 800 points – age 7+

Jim was just an ordinary earthworm who did regular earthworm-like things such as flee from crows and eat dirt. One day, during a grand space battle overhead, a super suit drops to Earth and lands around Jim – and transforms him into a large and and intelligent (at least by earthworm standards) superhero! Then, when Jim learns of the evil plans of Psy-crow and Queen Slug-for-a-Butt, he jumps into action and resolves to rescue the beautiful Princess What’s-Her-Name!

Play as Jim in this zany, madcap Sega Mega Drive adventure! Run, gun, swing on hooks by your (worm) head and launch cows at the quirky villains you meet along the way, such as Major Mucus, Chuck and Fili, Evil the cat and Bob the Killer Goldfish. Groovy!

Shining Force II
Mega Drive – Sega – 1994 – RPG – 1 player – 800 points – age 7+

It’s a dark and stormy night in the Kingdom of Granseal, when a thief steals two jewels from the Tower of the Ancients, which sets motion strange events that lead to the resurrection of Zeon, the Devil King! Granseal’s king falls sick, the princess is kidnapped and a door to Arc Valley, the Devil King’s home, is opned. The young swordsman Bowie, realising the grave danger Granseal faces, must lead the Shining Force to find the Holy Sword and the stolen jewels, and protect Granseal against the invading armies of the evil Zean.