Star Fox 64 arrives, Virtual Console does barrel roll

After last week's serious focus on kingdoms waging war, it comes as a relief to see Nintendo's Virtual Console service returning to its former status, namely that of an anarchic menagerie of anthropomorphic troublemakers. This week, we have foxes recklessly piloting spaceships, dragon's uttering foul words and mutated turtles kicking people in the face. Just who's in charge here?

As you might have surmised (admittedly, the headline is a big help), Star Fox 64 (N64) tops the list of retro goodies arriving on the Wii today:

  • Star Fox 64 - N64 - 1,000 points ($10)

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - NES - 600 points ($6)

  • Dragon's Curse - TurboGrafx 16 - 600 points ($6)

All three titles are available for download now. What isn't available for download at this time, however, is an explanation as to why we're expected to shell out 100 points ($1) above the NES norm for Konami's turtle brawler. Perhaps we're being fined for that terrible pun in the last sentence.