While the franchise has been in turmoil recently when it comes to publishing rights, R-Type is making a glorious return to the Virtual Console family this week on Wii U for $7.99. It is joined by New Adventure Island and Bonk’s Adventure priced at $5.99 each.
I’ve been re-watching a lot of old Nickelodeon shows lately and tracked down the episodes that these franchises appeared in by way of Nick Arcade. They’re not the exact games on offer on Wii U but they’re close enough!
The Virtual Console might be a slow, drip-fed process, but I’m glad it exists in some form and is preserving the past.
Game Overview [Nintendo] Thanks Ben!
Super R-Type (18:10):
Bonk’s Revenge (6:13):
Super Adventure Island (15:30):