VC Monday Madness video wrap-up 4/23/07 [update 2]


Update 2: We've re-uploaded the video to GameTrailers and it is good to go. Sorry we got off to a rocky start, should be a smoother ride next week.

We figured we'd try something new in regards to our VC Monday Madness feature. So, we're now offering up our coverage in two distinct flavors: spicy and bold. You can either check out the video above, which has us giving you the skinny on how each game plays, or you could head past the post break for our usual coverage of pictures and words. Pssh, if you ask us, words are for chumps.

Choose your path, hero!


Battle Lode Runner (TurboGrafx 16, 1-5 players, 600 Wii Points)
Wii Fanboy says: download it!

With simplistic gameplay that demands you only destroy blocks, thus trapping your enemies, this game is easy to pick up and play. It features some battle mayhem, as well, pitting you against four other competitors (CPU-controlled or human players). There is also a pretty lengthy puzzle campaign, where you must collect pieces of gold while avoiding the enemies on-screen. Overall, it's worth the price of admission.


Gradius III (SNES, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points)
Wii Fanboy says: download it!

We love ourselves the Gradius series, as well as the side-scrolling shooters of old, so the release of Gradius III to the Virtual Console this week made our jobs that much easier. This game is absolutely worth the price of 800 Wii Points and we suggest you download it as soon as possible.


Wonder Boy in Monster World (Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points)
Wii Fanboy says: do not download

Maybe this game has a special place in your heart, but we were never able to give it a try when it originally released on the Sega Genesis. Instead, we have only played it today for the first time and, during that play session, we found the gameplay to be both slow and painful. The game's story is absurd, as well. Overall, this game just didn't get it done for us and we found it wasn't worth the 800 Point admission price.

As always, if you have any tips or rumors regarding Nintendo's Virtual Console service, be sure to let us know and come back next week when we take a look at the latest titles available on the Nintendo Wii.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.