This week brings another rare (not Rare) Nintendo 64 release, and a seasonally appropriate one at that. 1080 Snowboarding
is making its appearance on the Virtual Console for the first time. When it hits the American download service, we look forward to playing it and pretending it's cold outside. Until then, we can just look at screenshots and pretend
we're playing it and pretending it's cold outside.
The other two releases are distant cousins. Adventure Island
is a remake of Westone's original Wonder Boy
game with a different protagonist (which, of course, spun off into its own series), and Monster World IV
is part of a Wonder Boy
spinoff series. It's ... a lot more confusing when they release two of them at a time like this. We're all
familiar with Adventure Island
, at least.