This week's Virtual Console Monday sees the release of four rather high profile games of yesteryear making their way virtually onto the Wii. 16-bit superstars Donkey Kong Country and Streets of Rage, available for 800 Wii Points, are headlining the show, while Hudson's New Adventure Island for TurboGrafx16, available for 600 Wii Points, and the early NES wuxia-esque Legend of Kage, available for 500 Wii Points, are opening.

We know fans are torn: both excited to hear Yuzo Koshiro's techno beats in Streets of Rage and disappointed they won't be playing as a boxing Kangaroo. Be patient, Roo fans. There will come a time when your enemies will again know the pugilistic sting of a well-trained marsupial; every blow a reminder that kangaroos are fierce fighters, not to be reckoned with ... also, they're cute.

Oh yeah, so the Virtual Console lineup for February 19th, available 9am PT is:
  • Donkey Kong Country (Super NES, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points)
  • Streets of Rage (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points)
  • The Legend of Kage (NES, 1-2 players, 500 Wii Points)
  • New Adventure Island (TurboGrafx16, 1 player, 600 Wii Points)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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