First TG-16 CD games for Wii detailed

Gate of Thunder and Super Air Zonk set to be first disc-based games to arrive on Virtual Console when they are released next month.


Turbo CD games are coming to the Wii, and Hudson today updated its Virtual Console release list with the first (formerly) disc-based titles set to arrive on Nintendo's downloadable game service.

The classic side-scrolling shooter Gate of Thunder originally came out in 1992 and was packed in with the TurboDuo system, which was itself a combo of the TurboGrafx-16 and its Turbo CD add-on. It proved popular enough to spawn a sequel--Lords of Thunder--the following year, and was developed by Red Entertainment (developers of the Gungrave series and the new Mr. Domino game for the Wii).

Hudson is also prepping another Red-developed title for an October release: Super Air Zonk. As the name suggests, the game is a follow-up to Air Zonk, which is already available on the Virtual Console. Red took advantage of the spacious-for-the-time CD format for the game's soundtrack, which led to the game's "Rockabilly Paradise" subtitle.

Those two games will also be joined by the non-CD TurboGrafx-16 release Samurai Ghost. The side-scrolling action game pits players against an onslaught of tigers, skeletons, and disembodied flying heads.

The Turbo CD games will be available for 800 Wii points ($8), and Samurai Ghost will sell for 600 Wii points ($6).

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