This week's Virtual Console releases are surprisingly solid for a batch that contains zero first party Nintendo classics. By "surprisingly solid" I mean, of course, two of the three titles not only contain the word "ninja," but also feature these clandestine assassins as their main characters.
Starting at 9AM PST, Wii owners will be able to download: Ninja Gaiden (NES, 1 player, 500 Wii Points); Ninja Spirit (TurboGrafx16, 1-2 players, 600 Wii Points); and the usually awesome, but unfortunately out of place Pac-Man (NES, 1-2 players, 500 Wii Points).
Normally, this would be around the time where I start whining about how a perfect arcade port of Pac-Man in at least two other sources with online leadboard support for as much money (if not cheaper). But honestly, I'm too excited about whoopin' a dudes a** with chain and sickles to think of anything else.
It's the age-old question: Which is cooler, ninjas or circular yellow dot- eaters? This week the Wii(TM) video game system's Wii Shop Channel gives gamers the chance to explore this subject in depth, with three awesome classic games.
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