NintendoWare Weekly: Faxanadu, Cozy Fire

Wow, it's a Virtual Console game -- and a good one at that. Faxanadu for NES was developed by Falcom, creators of the Ys and Dragon Slayer series (to which Faxanadu is tangentially connected), and published in America by Nintendo. Oddly enough, however, the now-defunct Hudson Entertainment is listed as the publisher for the VC version (Hudson Soft published the original game in Japan). In gameplay terms, it's a slightly more RPG-ish (and more brown) Zelda 2. And it's on the Virtual Console, in North America, today.

Meanwhile, on WiiWare, there's another damn fireplace sim.%Gallery-117232%
WiiWare
  • Jewel Keepers: Easter Island (Nordcurrent, 1 player, 500 Wii Points): Swap jewels to match three or more of the same color.
  • Cozy Fire (dtp young entertainment, 1 player, 500 Wii Points): The coziness is in your imagination.
  • Demo: Rage of the Gladiator (Ghostfire Games, 1 player, 0 Wii Points): A sample of the first-person mythological combat game.
  • Demo: Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 1 (Lexis Numerique, 1 player, 0 Wii Points): The PooYoos will teach your youngsters about demo limitations (and shapes or whatever).
Virtual Console
  • Faxanadu (NES, 1 player, 500 Wii Points): Climb the enormous World Tree to find out what's causing it to dry up in this side-scrolling action RPG.
DSiWare
  • G.G. Series Drift Circuit (Genterprise, 1 player, 200 DSi Points): An old-school top-down racing game with drifting.
  • Arctic Escape (Teyon, 1 player, 500 DSi Points): Guide a group of penguins out of captivity and back to Antarctica.
  • Remote Racers (QubicGames, 1 player, 500 DSi Points): Take control of a little RC truck and race around everyday environments.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.