Galaga swoops onto VC

NES port of arcade space shooter leads trio of titles now available for download on Wii; Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle, Bravoman also out now.

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The Nintendo Wii's Virtual Console is three titles stronger today, with offerings from the Nintendo Entertainment System, TurboGrafx-16, and Genesis. The most popular of the three hearkens back to the days of the coin-op arcade, as the NES version of Galaga is now available for 500 Wii Points ($5). Galaga sees spaceships blasting away insectoid enemies and features the risk/reward option of having a fighter captured in hopes of doubling the players' firepower.

The 1990 TurboGrafx-16 edition of Bravoman also makes its way to the VC today. For 600 Wii Points ($6), gamers can suit up as the justice-dealing Bravoman. A combination of beat-'em-up and platforming gameplay, Bravoman sees the titular hero defending the village of Nitta against Dr. Bomb. The game's 22 levels are split between above-ground action and underwater shooting.

Before there was Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega was betting on a mascot named Alex Kidd to move titles. One of the last games to feature the brown-haired boy was Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle for the Sega Genesis, which makes its way to the VC for 800 Wii Points ($8). Gamers play as Kidd, who will attempt to rescue his father on Planet Paperock by jumping and fighting through 11 levels.

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yay galaga i got it

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BORIIIINNNGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Boo! Really though this should have been THE week to release Paper Mario...duh. A nice move missed by Nintendo there. But wait, there's no Nintendo game at all for this week...humm. Maybe they ARE great and will actually release it the 9th, which is tomorrow! Really we'd all be happy to get paper Mario and Super Paper Mario the same day! Ain't that right?

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$5 dollars for galaga? i can get it for free while playin ridge racer for the ps1

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me dont likey

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zelda II was the weirdest zelda. it reminded me of the cdi games in terms of style. it was an ok game. but link to the past was way better

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I heard Zelda II should come out soon. How about it?

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Wow Galaga was released on 360 already for the same exact price. I guess the PS3 should be getting a copy soon. ;)

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Where is battle toads?

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Was hoping they'd do a paper mario theme this week by doing super mario RPG and Paper Mario from 64 would have been a great opportunity, oh well always next week.

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I was hoping that whoever posted this on the forums was lying... nope. What is Nintendo DOING? *sigh, shakes head* lol @ crunchb3rry... not a bad idea, the arcade version's better.

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Download is good

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If I wanted to play Galaga, I'd go to a laundromat.

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galaga is a great classic. i liked the arcade "re-release" galaga '89 more tho :)

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I'm amazed that people here think EVERY week has to be fantastic as far as the VC goes. We just had Star Fox 64, for crying out loud. And for the most part the games that are being released aren't that bad. Its not like they're releasing Barbie Horse Adventures or its equivalent every week.

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That's true,onlineps2player! They focus more on bringing the classics over to their new console instead of bringing out new games,but still,gotta love those classics I say!(Zelda,Donkey Kong,007 etc...!) :) :) :)

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Is the NES version of Galaga as good as the arcade version?

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ill download a lot of 64 games when i get the wii selda conker mario perfect dark 007 online please with wii mote support am i the only one asking for this?

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Nintendo is focusing on its VC more than the Wii games!!!! :D

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don't see anything good

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This is getting ridiculous. 2 empty months of bad games. I'm gravely disappointed in the VC.

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Whyyy, why does europe have punch out, and america doenst, that sucks, I want punch out

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Damn, I was hoping for anothing strong title!

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Have it on 360 as well:( I still have 1000 Wii points to use, lets get some more goodies on VC!! Galaga has been re-released 20 times this past year :P

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Got it on the 360 already...god, another bad VC week. Come on Nintendo Release Suepr Mario RPG! The ESRB has already rated it...

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Alex Kidd, huh? I might check that one out.

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Already got it on the 360

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