Today would be an incredible day on the Japanese Wii Shop even if World of Goo weren't debuting. In addition to one of the best games on Wii, the Virtual Console is updated with four high-quality titles. In fact, Phantasy Star alone would ensure that today was a winner. It's hard to imagine a better deal than Phantasy Star for just 600 Wii Points.
Other VC games available in Japan today include Castlevania 3 (awesome), the PC Engine version of the NES Ninja Gaiden (quite the curiosity!) and an arcade rail shooter from Namco Bandai. The other WiiWare game, and basically the only unknown property, is Hajitte! Block Rush, which looks like a radial Breakout in which the paddle is in the middle of the screen. We'd try that!
- Akumajou Densetsu (Castlevania 3) (Famicom, 1 player, 500 Wii Points)
- Phantasy Star (Master System, 1 player, 600 Wii Points)
- Ninja Ryukenden (Ninja Gaiden) (PC Engine, 1 player, 600 Wii Points)
- Starblade (Arcade, 1 player, 800 Wii Points)