It's for real this time: Virtual Console Mondays are a go

Jason Wishnov
J. Wishnov|12.02.06

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Jason Wishnov
December 2nd, 2006
It's for real this time: Virtual Console Mondays are a go
A good month indeed.
So, last week's rather spasmodic Virtual Console releases were a bit strangely timed. Still, it's hard to fault Nintendo, who has very little online console experience and consumer demand out the yin-yang. Still, they promised us Virtual Console Mondays, and by golly, here they come. From a press release:

Every Monday starting Dec. 4, Nintendo will add classic games to the popular new Wii™ video game console's Wii Shop Channel. Four games will be added at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Dec. 4. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week's new games are:
  • Donkey Kong Jr. (NES): 500 points
  • Victory Run (TG-16): 600 points
  • Columns (Sega Genesis): 800 points
  • Ristar (Sega Genesis): 800 points
A nice little addition! We're particularly looking forward to Columns, a very relaxing and satisfying puzzle game. With several new games being released every Monday, it won't be long until we see our promised Toe Jam and Earl action, or some of those rumored Virtual Console releases we keep hearing about. And look! A Christmas present! Keep 'em comin', Nintendo.
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