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VC Monday Madness video wrap-up 3/17/08


This week shows another pair of titles hitting the Wii's Virtual Console service, providing gamers with some NES and SNES action. Sadly, we get another shooter, but the other title on offer is a fairly unique title. Hit up the video above, then head past the break for some more.

Super R-Type (Super NES, 1 player, 800 Wii Points)
Wii Fanboy says: download it!

Super R-Type is a good game, but it comes at a bad time. The Virtual Console has been flooded with shooter after shooter, so I find myself to be a bit sour on the genre right now. The game has a lot to offer fans of the genre and likely fills a large part of many a gamer's nostalgic heart, but if you're only going to go with one game this week, I'd suggest Spelunker.

Spelunker (NES, 1 player, 500 Wii Points)
Wii Fanboy says: download it!

Spelunker is both a fun game, and an unforgiving one. You die a lot in Spelunker, so those that may find themselves frustrated at that concept need not apply. It has some very tight controls and has been largely playable for the entirety of the time I've had with it. Sometimes it's really aggravating to slip on a jump or walk off of the edge of a platform, but you keep coming back for more.

That concludes our look at this week's Virtual Console games. As always, if you have any tips or rumors regarding Nintendo's Virtual Console service, be sure to let us know and come back next week when we take a look at the latest titles available on the Nintendo Wii!

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