Elevator Action lifts Virtual Console lineup

Taito classic, Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Sword of Vermilion arrive on Nintendo's downloadable game service.

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Nintendo added three new games to its list of North American Virtual Console offerings today, as the company announced the availability of Elevator Action, Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts, and Sword of Vermilion on the Wii's downloadable game service.

Originally an NES port of the arcade classic, Elevator Action for the Virtual Console lets one or two players sneak their way into high-rise buildings and steal secret documents en route to the parking garage for a flashy getaway. Along the way, players can shoot enemies, jump kick them, crush them underneath (or above) elevators, or drop light fixtures on their heads with a well-placed shot. Elevator Action sells for 500 Wii Points ($5).

Released for the first time in 1991, Super Ghouls n' Ghosts was a Super Nintendo installment of the infamously challenging Ghosts n' Goblins series. Main character Arthur's beloved is once again kidnapped, and it remains up to the brave knight to take on an army of monsters with lances, daggers, and crossbows in order to rescue her. Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts is rated E for Everyone (despite the fact that Arthur frequently appears in his underwear) and sells for 800 Wii Points ($8).

Wrapping up this week's downloadable Wii release roundup is Sega's action role-playing game Sword of Vermilion. As the 18-year-old son of a slain monarch, players must take revenge by overthrowing the wizard-king Tsarkon, saving the world of Vermilion in the process. Sword of Vermilion is rated E for Everyone and costs 800 Wii Points ($8).

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GameTap has the superior arcade ports of Ghosts n' Goblins and Elevator Action, but these are still good additions to the Virtual Console library for old-school gamers.

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Give me Lyalt Wars, Paper Mario, Super Mario Legend Of The 7 Stars, and Rocket Knight Adventures (Konami!) then we'll talk about me buying stuff of your VC Nintendo.

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These are fun games, though with those collections mentioned by others (Capcom Collection, Sega Classics, etc.), it's really not worth it to download if you already have those.

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I still want to see Super Mario RPG on VC....

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I predict Lylat Wars for Easter.

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Which one was Sword of Vermilion again?

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What is Gamespot trying to say that SGnG shouldn't be rated E for Everyone just because he appears in his underwear in the game?

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Another great week for the Virtual Console. Go, Wii60!!:D

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I agree on buying the compilations Capcom Classics (Super Ghouls & Ghosts), Sega Genesis Collection (Sword of Vermilion), Taito Legends (Elevator Action), and Midway.

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This is a call for Earthbound, and Super Metroid!

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You've got to balance it out... Zelda OoT and Mario 64 are only 1,000pts each (underpriced for what most people would pay)... Elevator Action is 500pts (about 550pts more than most would pay)

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i had elevator action on my nes, well before i lost my nes. Great game, used to play for hours.

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Wow... Asking for actual money for Elevator Action - with a straight face... I guess those classics must have their fans...

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$5-8 seems kinda stiff. I'd probably bite if Super G&G was around $5 and EA $2.50. Never played SoV, so I'm indifferent on it.

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elevator action is pretty fun for 30 mins or so.... it's definately an arcade game, only worth a couple quarters.

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hurray for super ghouls 'n ghosts, hope we in the UK get that this week

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I have Elevator Action on Taito Legends and Super Ghouls n Ghosts on Capcom Classics Collection. It seems more cost effective to just buy these PS2 compilations.

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Sword of Vermillion is recommendable. RPG fans, check this one out.

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Super Ghouls N Ghosts? Best game of the week. Hard, but in a good way. Not a must-own, though. Elevator Action is decent. Sword of Vermillion? Pass.

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ZOMG! Elevator Action!!! The quarters lost on this game.....I'm so getting this,

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lhardwick692 I don't think you know what your talking about. Your just concerning yourself with one aspect of the nintendo Wii, the vc. Of course they are going to release most if not all of their "old school stuff" on it. Its not like nintendo isn't releasing any new games for it becuase they most certainly are. I think they are producing more "next gen titles" at this piont that the PS3. If you own a Wii and don't want to playthe old vc games, go and rent or buy a games that will satisfy your next gen blues.

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sweet i never got to play Sword of Vermilion is sounds pretty sweet and super ghouls and ghosts sounds fun too im starting to like what nintendo is doing with the wii

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i dont know about this--seems like nintendo is more worried about old school stuff and not next gen--sure they released a console for next gen competition but all i am seeing is old school---if nintendo doesnt get the led out--nintendo fans will have to give up their wii to get another system to play games---more new games are coming out on the ps2 than the wii--come on---give me a reason to buy more games for the wii--for the wiii---the vc

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I think not having Mike Tyson in the vc version of punch out would be a travisty. Luckly for me I already own it for NES.

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LedZepsKool... rest assured that Mike Tyson will not be in Punch-Out when it arrives on the Wii.

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Super G&G was a very hard game, but nes Ninja Gaiden was cake. I could get through the first 3 level without getting hit once.

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No stand-outs for me this. Hopefully something great hits next week.

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When am I gonna see Chrono Trigger ? Or ....... here's an old one Robotech...or secret of mana or evermore........ of legend of giaia ( sp?) ererherherhehrehrehrherhehrehrherhehrh

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Another great week for VC. If you missed these great titles the first time now's your chance. I wonder if VC will get any original content in the future.

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sacatash, i'm totally with you on NES ninja gaiden. impossible.

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Stop complaining that Nintendo doesn't make new VC games like Microsoft does for the marcketplace. If M$ did have 20 years of great games to draw from Im pretty sure they would never release a "new" game.

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Well, this week is a bust!

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Woo hoo ! EA is a classic ! Never had the chance to play Super G&G but I hear its pretty hard. I'm intrigued ! They got me this week again ! Great Job Nintendo ! Keep em rolling out !

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My 2nd SNES cartridge in the 90's: Super Ghouls and Ghosts with slowdown included! I wonder if the level select + 99 lives still works on this thing! Truly one of the hardest games in memory and only second to the NES Ninja Gaiden. Speaking of which, I want another crack at Ninja Gaiden for the NES. The only game I have not beaten. Please release it!

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sounds cool

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I kinda think that any gamer who claims he/she is "hardcore" is then required to play Super Ghouls n' Ghosts and beat it. And I mean completely... none of this "I beat the last boss once" stuff. A truly challenging game. Much harder than 99% of the modern stuff out now, save maybe the next-gen Ninja Gaiden.

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AZZEZINO: That was for Japan.

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Actraiser was only confirmed for the Japanese vc.

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Sweet!!

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Comparing XLA and the VC is perhaps one of the stupidest things you can do, why dont you throw downloadable PC games into the frey? Thats eventually gonna be mentioned at this pace...

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Elevator Action for the NES is SOOOOO WORTH $5!!!!!! It's the original Matrix and Max Paine.

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I thought Actraiser was supposed to come out today.

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This isn't the Elevator Action in the arcades... so don't keep your expectations.

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Sword of Vermillion is in my all time top 10 RPGs, and on of the greatest games of the Genesis era.

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not gonna lie, nothing really interests me there

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Super Ghouls & Ghosts was AWESOME!

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tight

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Still want link to the past for the EU virtual console, come on Nintendo, give me what i want, also Metroid, Super Metroid, SMB2, SMB 3, Wrecking Crew, RC ProAM, Secret of Mana and about another 50 games.

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I want to play Super Ghouls N Ghosts!

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