It's been a while since we've seen two games released for Virtual Console in one week, let alone two import titles. But here we are, playing these games for you in another edition of VC in Brief. Be sure to check out the video above, and head past the break if you're looking for more. This is one of...

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Galaxy Force II (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points) We say: Unique shmup that genre fans will enjoy Yes, we know, it's tough to be excited about Virtual Console offerings when every other week's goodies are shmups. Galaxy Force II, however, is a pretty unique one and well worth your time (and, ...

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Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, 900 Wii Points) We say: 800 different versions of this on Virtual Console, so pick one This week is like a punch to the face if you're a fan of the Virtual Console. Wonder Boy is back ... for the millionth time and, oh, look, I get to play ...

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Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points) We say: Platforming fans will enjoy it! This week, the Virtual Console has one title on offer: Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure. Perhaps it's nostalgia, or perhaps it's a void of proper platforming in my life, but I found myself hypno...

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It's Monday, which means that the Nintendo faithful get a slew of new downloadable content. DSiWare is the place to be this week, with two new titles available for download, one of which is the first third-party offering on the service. For the Wii, both WiiWare and the Virtual Console each have o...

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Wolf of the Battlefield: MERCS (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points) We say: download it! MERCS is a pretty badass game. It has all of the key elements needed for an action game circa the early '90s: a buff hero; explosions; and wave after wave of expendable enemy soldiers. My entire time with t...

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Just as anticipated, this week marks the release of WiiWare title LIT, as well as one new Virtual Console game in Wolf of the Battlefield: MERCS. Each title will be available for download after 12pm ET. Keep an eye on Joystiq Nintendo for our video wrap-up of MERCS later today, if you're into that...

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MUSHA (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points) Wii Fanboy says: download it! MUSHA is a great shmup. It's fast, fun, and very challenging. There's plenty of crazy weapons and the difficulty level makes things engaging throughout. It's a very solid shmup and a great way to drop 800 Points. Each ...

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Phantasy Star IV (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points) Wii Fanboy says: download it! Not much going down this week, as we've only got one Virtual Console game available for download. Luckily, it's a good one, as the turn-based combat and everything on offer here in Phantasy Star IV is very en...

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Well, folks, with this being Christmas week and all, there aren't any new retail releases available. But, that doesn't mean we don't get some new gaming content. WiiWare and the Virtual Console are here to the rescue! So, without further delay, head past the break and check out what's new on Wii t...

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Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points) Wii Fanboy says: do not download Well, this week doesn't have much for us in the way of Virtual Console releases. All that is available for download is the mediocre platformer Boogerman. For 800 Wii Points, you'd be be...

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Oh, what, you thought you were off the hook this week? No way, as we're here with our latest VC Monday Madness video. Late, but here nonetheless. This week, we've got two different games to download on the Virtual Console, so hit up the video above and then cruise past the break for the rest....

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Earthworm Jim (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points) Wii Fanboy says: download it! Who doesn't love Earthworm Jim, this week's Virtual Console release? People without souls and taste, that's who! It's a great mix of platforming and action segments, wonderful minigames, and tense boss fights...

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We could get used to this, folks. Around this time of year, we're bombarded with new games, across all fronts. Well, this week is no different, so we won't waste time yakking it up here, other than to say no dice on Gradius II. Head past the break and get the lowdown on this week's releases....

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While most of the attention is being lavished on the latest WiiWare release, don't discount today's Virtual Console offerings. Up for grabs are two very solid retro titles for the Sega Genesis and NES. Check out the video above, then cruise past the break for the rest....

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A pseudo-classic Genesis sidescroller debuts on Virtual Console today, as well as an NES sports favorite ... but really, you're playing Mega Man 9 right now. We know. You're not even reading this, are you? Super Dodge Ball (NES, 1-2 players, 500 Wii Points): Without adding too much innuendo, t...

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Click image for more screens Well folks, just as stated, we've got a new Mega Man game to play this week. What's even better is that along with the sure-to-be-awesome Mega Man 9, we've also got some solid retail releases. And there's a surprise or two with this week's Virtual Console releases, as...

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Wait, what's this? Where is your precious VC Monday Madness? Relax, it's still here, we've just consolidated things a bit. Now, all of the releases each week for the Wii, whether they be retail disc titles or downloads, are going to be located in one handy post. This frees us up to do an extra news...

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