Euro VC walks Streets of Rage

Four more titles for European Wii owners this week, including a beat-'em-up sequel and an Olympic sports game.

First up on this week's European Virtual Console launch slate is Sega's Streets of Rage 2, the 1993 sequel to Streets of Rage. The side-scrolling beat-'em-up, which features a critically acclaimed soundtrack by Yuzo Koshiro, sees the once-peaceful city the fighters live in become infested with criminals, and the heroes must fight their way through more than eight levels.

The second title released today is ToeJam and Earl in Panic on Funkotron, also originally released in 1993 by Sega. The side-scrolling platform game has the two quirky aliens saving the planet of Funkotron from invading humans by capturing them in jars and sending them back to Earth. There are also several minigames to play to get bonus points or extra items, including the Fungus Olympics.

Another Sega title is next up this week: Kid Chameleon, a 1992 platform game in which the eponymous main character uses masks to change into a range of characters with different abilities. There are 100 levels to play through while rescuing children from the evil boss called Heavy Metal.

The final title up for grabs this week is Hudson Soft's 1992 World Sports Competition, a summer-Olympics-themed game in which contestants take part in different sports including archery, rowing, shooting, and track events. The title supports up to five players in multiplayer mode.

All this week's games are available for 800 Wii points (approx £5.60), excluding World Sports Competition, which is priced at 600 Wii points (£4.20).

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15 comments
Redsyrup
Redsyrup

How about Wave Race, Metal Warriors and FFIII?

Odnomiar
Odnomiar

Streets of Rage 2.... ahh, the memories. the single best example of the side scrolling brawler genre. utter brilliance in it's day, and STILL the pinnicle of Awesomeness now. I dno't think i've played a game like SoR 2 since. Not even games like Die Hard Arcade, Spike Out or even SoR 3 could match it it for sheer "bare knuckle"(ahem) dusting excellence. It's a welcome edition to an already impressive retro library on VC.

JAREDJR
JAREDJR

Where's the Paper Mario N64? North America, I mean!

elozl
elozl

these are good games, speacially streets of rage and world sports competition.

master_blue
master_blue

All of the streets of rage games kicked ass

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Downloaded first thing this morning. I am a happy beaver

igorkharin
igorkharin moderator

Shame 3 sucked balls 1 was pretty awesome, 2 was the best by a mile

Darrogamer06
Darrogamer06

Glad to see SOR 2 over here, as it is the best in the series. Personally, I like Kid Chameleon although never finished it now but its a fun game and that Toejam and Earl game is another good platformer to play despite what some people think of it.

GMAN32X
GMAN32X

The definitive beat 'em up. This game never gets old.

ReggieNametaker
ReggieNametaker

Yeah, I personally thought the original was the best for nostalgia sake, I havent played SOR2 for a while though so I might see if they both hold up well.

pandaramaster
pandaramaster

Yes, I agree with you. Streets Of Rage 2 is the ultimate Streets Of Rage title. I also like the Toejam and Earl platformer, it's an underrated classic. As for Kid Chameleon, the less said about that the better.

fightingmongoos
fightingmongoos

Streets of Rage II was such a brilliant game. Great Co-op.