Sega slates another three for Wii VC

Publisher readies Genesis installments of Alex Kidd, Wonder Boy, and Virtua Fighter for digital distribution on the Virtual Console.

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Sega today announced three more games from its back catalog will soon be available for the Wii's Virtual Console downloadable game service, and all of them represent vintage franchises.

The Virtua Fighter series made its name in arcades and on the Saturn, while Alex Kidd and Wonder Boy were Sega action franchises that gained prominence in the pre-Sonic days of the Sega Master System. However, it is the Genesis installments of all three properties that will soon appear on the Virtual Console.

Virtua Fighter 2 on the Genesis lacked its counterparts' additions of Shun Di and Lion, but it packed the rest of the roster into a 2D approximation of the series' signature gameplay. Just as Virtua Fighter 2 was the series first and only foray onto the Genesis, so too were Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle and Wonder Boy in Monster World the Master System mascots' only North American appearances on the system.

Each of the three games will sell for 800 Wii points ($8).

Discussion

134 comments
marzzbar
marzzbar

Wonder Boy in Monster World?!?!?! Best freaking game ever. Trust me. You fight monsters and use spells and stuff, but it's all really cute and anime-like. And then, near the end, you go to a castle. And then you hop in a little spaceship and go into outer space where you verse the huge evil boss BIOMEKA...dun dun DUUUUUUN! Therefore greatest game ever. Seriously though, I love it. Download it when it comes out it's awesome. Oh, and if they release Wonder Boy III on master system then get that too.

osxgp
osxgp

Overpriced, but its still nice to see more games. Too bad Nintendo will rely on this as part of their library instead of putting out actual Wii games.

skelly7483
skelly7483

will they ever release super mario 2? or how bout micheal jackson's moonwalker?

X_Box_Killer
X_Box_Killer

lol. So this is why the Genesis Collection never got a GameCube release. Sega wants to sell you those 20 games for 8 bucks each. Virtua Fighter Genesis though? o_O That made even Total Recall and Dr. Jeckyl & Mr. Hyde seem good by comparrison.

OsLHimura
OsLHimura

Man 8 buckes is WAAAAYYY to expensive. it should be $2 for NES games, $4 for SNES and $6 for N63 games

Sandlynx9
Sandlynx9

I own Virtua Fighter 2 on... the Saturn? Uhhhhh that's slightly embarrassing.

Maverick19
Maverick19

WHEN IS SUPER METROID COMING OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bghattas
bghattas

I'd only buy Wonder Boy In Monster Land if I had a Wii. I did love playing Alex Kidd:AC but the game is too dated. It's still pretty colorful. Maybe it's time to bring a new Alex Kidd game as Sega can't seem to make a good Sonic game any more. How about some more Rock, Paper, Scissors?

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

I would like DK64 to com eon VC, that game was loooong.

dragonsama
dragonsama

I really hope that Nintedo and Sega has the Sega Master System to the Virtual Console. it woudl be great to play all of those games on the Wii. Also as awesome as Virtua Fighter is the Genesis version was awful. The other two games though are awesome.

porkchopxp
porkchopxp

On an unrelated release note: Has anyone heard any news on when Pokemon Snap(from the N64) will be realeased for the VC?

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

The Wii is doing great. I love all the retro games. Go, Wii60!!:D

NightRain
NightRain

Finally a Virtua Fighter game hits a Nintendo console. I thought that would be impossible, but I wished for one. Now it's happening. Okay, so it's not a new one, but still... it's a great VF game and that's very cool.

RageSet
RageSet

I agree with the poster, Fighter's Mega Mix was an awesome fighting game. It took two great fighter's and combined them into an awesome experience. I would love to see Sega adapt that to modern consoles.

GrimBee
GrimBee

"Well, if you WAS educated, you'd understand why we don't find you credible." LOL! Dude, sorry thats just funny... kinda "george bush" ironic ;) Alex Kidd on the master system is an AWESOME game, my favourite of the series (dont like the other ones). From the janken matches, to the buying a bike, swimming and the awesome soundtrack... It should be relatively easy to have a master system game on the wii, because it was embedded inside the genesis' core. You know -sega were the first to introduce backwards compatibility (not sony) all the master system converter did was act as a cartridge port - the master system processor was embedded inside the genesis itself :) Virtua fighter 2 for the genesis was not very good - its a solid game (compared to most genesis fighters) however, its not 3D... and that is a big deal for a virtua fighter game... I am waiting for Kid Cameleon (fantastic game) and ones like Chuck Rock, Thunderforce IV, Rocketknight adventures, Micro machines... there are so many great genesis games!! Gynoug is another one :) Go megadrive/genesis!

fishnpeas1
fishnpeas1

"jimbo6923 Sonicgod stated: "in fact if you was smart you would avoid virtual console all togeather and usea a real console of each." Well, if you WAS educated, you'd understand why we don't find you credible" I know It's pedantic, but if you are going to pull up someones education, at least make sure your own post is correct... The word is Were, as in "Well, if you WERE educated, you'd understand why we don't find you credible" :)

GAMECAMILLER
GAMECAMILLER

Virtua fighter 2 is a nice rarity but I don't like alex kidd all that much. For 8 bucks I'd love to see much more wanted games.

barrett_rob
barrett_rob

alex kidd in miracle world is the only on worth playing

a336061
a336061

i rock because i still own the Sega Master System... that all you have to do is plug in the system, press power with no game in and WHAMO... you got yourself Alex Kidd all over your face... rock and roll, only because my name too, is Alex...

poo429
poo429

WHERE THE HELL IS SONIC 2 AND SONIC 3??

jimbo6923
jimbo6923

Sonicgod stated: "in fact if you was smart you would avoid virtual console all togeather and usea a real console of each." Well, if you WAS educated, you'd understand why we don't find you credible.

jimbo6923
jimbo6923

Sonicgod... "in fact if you was smart you would avoid virtual console all togeather and usea a real console of each." and if you WAS educated, you'd know you're not credible.

rikhan_z
rikhan_z

Alex Kidd? ALEX KIDD?? HAHAHAHA! HEHEHE! That funny monkey boy is worth being playing on the Wii... This is good news. :)

Anubiskamui
Anubiskamui

LOL you know for a second I was excited about this news. As I read on I realized that the horrible Virtual Fighter Genesis version was headed to VC. I hated that game and why they are even thinking about it is an insult. Nintendo should just make this game a free download instead of paining for this pile of crap.

tk1080
tk1080

@Pinchie: ok, i went back and edited it :P happy now?

EmperorSamoth
EmperorSamoth

Oh Sega, have you no sense of pride? Sega has failed me miserably.

destrozz
destrozz

sweet wonder boy was one of my fave games back on the old SMS

Katosepe321
Katosepe321

Yeah. It'd be more exciting if two of the three games hadn't just been remade on the Sega Genesis Collection. Still, they are good games (don't know about wonder boy) so i recommend them if you haven't played them before and don't have a ps2 or psp.

GunGriffin
GunGriffin

Nothing too exiting with this round of VC releases. I wish they would start to make new titles for VC and then I could see playing them on my Wii when I finaly get one.

nate_n8
nate_n8

Virtua Fighter 2? For Genesis? Why not the one on saturn? Or even better, why not Fighters Mega Mix. That was the best 3D fighter ever!!!

xatman911
xatman911

Nice, I dont see much point in point system...

savagetofu
savagetofu

alex kidd & wonder boy were great game's back in the day!!! virtua figher was a great arcade game. I actually will purchase alex kidd at somepoint ( i gotta beat mario world first). I do wish we would get more stuff like mega man & punch out first!!!

dastud2007
dastud2007

axia_777 wrote: "yah, more games that will in no real innovative way use the Wiimote. More crap ports for Wii. And people cap on PSP. Funny that...." I forget that the PSP even existed before you mentioned it.

1357900
1357900

Now that I have a Wii, now all I need is broadband, for the VC games. It's always something...

axia_777
axia_777

yah, more games that will in no real innovative way use the Wiimote. More crap ports for Wii. And people cap on PSP. Funny that....

DeaDlyCorpsE
DeaDlyCorpsE

guardian heros and a few of the old shinobis from genesis / arcade and sega saturn or maybe panzer dragoon come on sega you could do it get some respect back and now that the ps3 is in the ropes plan for a new system for the comeback. seriously sega systems were always way ahead of their times they took so many risks that they need to come back with another bright idea and risk it all again just for the hell of it

alimn1984
alimn1984

I WANT SHENMUE III... AND I WILL NEVER BUY ANY MORE SEGA GAMES LIKE THESE IF YOU DON'T GIVE US A REAL OFFICIAL SHENMUE III ANNOUNCEMENT ON SEGA.com SOONER. On behalf of all Shenmue fans who are waiting for more than 5 years for a game that it's story hasn't finished yet???...

StreetFighter10
StreetFighter10

If NiGHTS 1 ever came to the Wii, it would have to be a port and not an emulation. The Saturn is notoriously difficult to emulate and even to this day the PC Saturn emulators aren't perfect. My PC has better specs than the Wii and can't run any Saturn emu full speed. Of course Sega would make a much better emulator as they would have a far deeper knowledge of the Saturn than some guy sitting in his bedroom but even so, I don't think the Wii is powerful enough to emulate the Saturn.

rond5566
rond5566

Wonder Boy is awesome Never liked Virtua Fighter, even 4 Evolution Alex the Kidd gets no nostalgia from me And no...Saturn games will not appear on the Wii. Computers five times stronger than the Wii can't even fully emulate saturn games

theKSMM
theKSMM

Boy, Sega is loving the Wii's Virtual Console! And I can see why...with a modest investment, they get to milk a little more cash out of existing properties. It's the same reason that studios are so eager to release DVDs of television series from the '70s and '80s. It's almost 100% profit at this point. Still, I hope this doesn't preclude seeing some of these games appearing in on other consoles or in compilations from now on.

Lefty2k5
Lefty2k5

Plenty of better titles on VC than those.

DomLeighton
DomLeighton

Whilst the Mega Drive version of this game wasn't the travesty that some of you are making out, the biggest disappointment about it is the lack of the characters Shun Di and Lion. Lion especially since he's pretty much the only character I've used since Virtua Fighter 2. I'm sure it would have been fun if it was the Saturn version but I'll stick with VF4 Evolution on the PS2 that's sat next to my Wii!

The_Weekend
The_Weekend

ERM ... that is lame .... i got better things to pay 8 bucks for.

PaddyDX
PaddyDX

800 points each for a suck-ass game? I'll pass.