After a week with just one Wii Virtual Console release, Nintendo got back on track today, uploading two classic Nintendo games to the Wii Shop Channel.
The games this week are classic Nintendo, and in fact they come from two Nintendo systems, the NES and N64. The past few weeks have seen Sega Genesis and Sega Master System games.
The first Wii Virtual Console game available today is Renegade (500 Wii Points). Renegade, which first appeared on the NES, follows the story of a vigilante trying to bring peace to his city by fighting his way through countless street punks, thugs, outlaw bikers, killer kung-fu females and bosses. Players battle through subways, parks, alleys and parking lots, and at one point partake in a motorcycle ride. The standard kicks and punches are including in this NES-era game, but there’s also the infamous “sit-on punch” and jump kicks. Players can also pick up food items to restore health, a power-up to increase attack strength and a speed burst for the motorcycle segments.
Next on tap is Pokemon Puzzle League (1,000 Wii Points), a game in which the power and speed of players’ brain are just as important as their Pokemon’s strength. Doezens of Pokemon characters gather in Puzzle Village to compete for the title of Pokemon Puzzle Master by matching three or more blocks of the same color a la Tetris. The game includes six different modes, from story and puzzle modes to continuous and timed play.