Virtual Console – Europe – Friday February 20, 2009

This week Europe got two new Virtual Console games.

Wolf of the Battlefiled
Sega Mega Drive – 1991 by Sega – action/shooter – 1 player – 800 points – age 12+

Following increased outbreaks in terrorism an insurgency using guerrilla warfare, the US Goverment has decided to hire a group of highly trained mercenaries. Their job: to carry out secret missions behind enemy lines. To go where no ordinary soldier would dare to go.

Based on the popular arcade game, MERCS for the Sega Mega Drive lets you play as a MERC on these dangerous missions, and also adds an Original Mode, allowing players to choose from 5 different MERCS. Take no prisoners as you shoot your way thorugh enemy forces, drive jeeps and tanks, and battle against huge bosses to accomplish you mission.

Winter Games
Commodore 64 – 1985 by Commodore Gaming – sports/winter sports – 1-8 players – 500 points – age 3+

Picture this: You’re an athlete at the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary, Canada. And you’re about to move across snow and ice with as much speed, strength, endurance and grace as you can muster in the blustery cold.

Listen up, team. You’re here, at the winter portion of the world’s foremost amateur sports competition. You’ll match your skills against the top athletes from around the world. Be proud. Today you stand among the elite few whose courage and stamina will be tested by these Winter games.

Can you hear that? A fanfare of trumpets sounds as the Winter Games flag is slowly raised. Thousands of white doves are symbolically released, to fly to the countries of the world with the message of peace – and the news that the Winter games have begun. This is it, team – your chance to go for the Gold!