Nintendo has released three new games on to the Wii’s virtual console service in Europe–Super Mario World, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, and Vigilante. Super Mario World and Vigilante were released in the States last week, and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is making its Western VC debut.
Originally released in 1990 in Japan, SNES game Super Mario World featured the first appearance of Mario’s sidekick, dinosaur Yoshi. Nintendo’s side-scrolling platformer had gamers battling through a series of worlds to rescue the kidnapped Princess Toadstool from the evil Bowser.
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link was a Japanese 1987 release, and a direct sequel to the first game. Originally released on the NES, the game had “many elements that would later become essential features for the franchise.”
Finally, Vigilante, a TurboGrafx-16 title originally released in 1988, is a beat-’em-up in which gamers play a lone vigilante fighting a gang called The Skinheads in order to rescue his girlfriend.
Super Mario World costs 800 Wii Points ($8), with Vigilante and Zelda II weighing in at 500 ($5).
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