Virtual Console releases for the week of 4/7

Old Nintendo commericals are the best thing since watching Jim Sterling scream obscenities in a hot tub in Cancun. Unlike Jim, they lack true wit and class, which kind of ages them in such a way that they’re ten times as hilarious now as they were at the time of their release. (At that time I may have liked them, but considering that I was eight at the time, it’s excusable.) The zombie sounds the kids make at the end are priceless though.
 
Yoshi’s Cookie (NES(R), 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points) hits this week, which is the game shown in the commercial above. Its basically a puzzle game where you match groups pf cookies together in order to complete levels. It looks like a child’s game at first, but check out YouTube for some two player action that brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “lightning fast.”
 
Second up for this week is Bases Loaded (NES(R), 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii
Points), which I remember from my NES days but frankly never played. Luckily I had male friends that did, so I know that this game rests fondly in many a gamer’s memory despite how it looks next to modern sports titles. Check after the jump for some video of this one. Something about that bleepy NES era music always puts a smile on my face.
 
Worth a download? Or are you holding your breath for this week’s Xbox Live release instead? 

Colette Bennett