It looks like two title week for the virtual console this week as Nintendo as Harvest Moon
(800 Wii points) and Lords of Thunder
(800 points) are now available on the Nintendo Virtual Console. It's starting to look like the days of three VC titles a week have gone by the wayside although I'm not sure if this is a good or bad thing. Let me know what you think in the comments.
The two games joining the lineup this week are considered cult classics, yet
they deal with topics as varied as farm management and shooting enemies to the
strains of heavy-metal tunes. Just don’t get the two mixed up, since most
livestock don’t like heavy metal and it takes more than turnips to defeat
fire-spewing sea serpents.
Nintendo adds new games to the Wii™ Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every
Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii
Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop
Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new games are:
Harvest Moon® (Super NES®, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii Points):
You bought the farm, so now it’s time to roll up your sleeves and try living
off the fat of the land. Fresh air and the beauty of the outdoors will be
fulfilling, but a successful farm needs a lot of working capital as well.
There are buildings on your property, but they are in need of livestock. You
have a modest house, but if things get lonely in the field, it’s going to take
a remodel to woo a female farming companion. Your challenge is to dig in and
build your life as a farmer from the ground up. How you manage will determine
the outcome, but remember: You always reap what you sow.
Lords of Thunder (TurboGrafx-16 CD-ROM, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone –
Fantasy Violence, 800 Wii Points): Lords of Thunder is a side-scrolling
shooter that has you take on the role of a legendary warrior, blasting enemies
to heavy-metal tunes. Your enemies are plotting to revive Zaggart, “The Dark
One,” who was sealed beneath the six continents of Mistral. It’s up to
Landis, descendant of the heroic Dyu, to stop them. Choose the order in which
to attack the six stages. Before each stage, select one of four magic armors
and use crystals you’ve collected during your battles to buy items. Selecting
the right armor for each stage is the key to your ultimate victory. Then get
ready to face awesome enemies like a fire-spewing sea serpent or a giant
insect. Whether it’s the fast-paced shooting or breaking into the fortress of
a stage boss, you’ll be blown away by the intensity of Lords of Thunder.