Let's get the whining out of the way right now, because in a few moments, Virtual Console-watchers shouldn't have much to cry about. There will only be two games added to the Wii Shop Channel this week. I know, this spits in the face of the traditional three we've been fed for nearly a year, but who cares? This week is "Import Week" for the Wii Shop Channel!
The first is the (at times) mind-bendingly difficult Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (NES, 1 player, 600 Wii Points), which was originally released in Japan as Super Mario Bros. 2. But you already know that, right? The next is Sin and Punishment (Nintendo 64,1-2 players, 1200 Wii Points), the Treasure shooter that has never made its way to North American shores, despite English voice-overs, and high import demand. But you know that already, too, right?
Is there anything you don't already know? Probably not. You're smart cookies, which is what I like about you. So what I want to know is this: Are these the most exciting Virtual Console titles to date, or is it going to take more than a few imports (perhaps some original software) to get you animals excited? You are animals, you know.
This is a special week on the Wii Shop Channel. Frankly, it's a gamer's dream come true: Nintendo is launching the new Import genre with the release of two games that previously have never been available in the Western Hemisphere on their original platforms. The first will be hugely popular with Mario™ fans, who will love reliving the style of his classic games as they encounter new skills, new levels and new dangers. Nintendo® 64 enthusiasts also get a masterpiece of the shooter genre and perhaps the best game never released outside of Japan. Welcome to Import Week for the Wii Shop Channel!
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