Final Fight on Virtual Console
Plus Bomb Jack, Lode Runner.
The Super Nintendo version of Final Fight heads up this week's additions to the European Virtual Console, Nintendo announced this morning, and is joined by Mighty Bomb Jack (NES) and Battle Lode Runner (TurboGrafx-16).
Final Fight is, of course, Capcom's fondly remembered scrolling beat-'em-up (and we certainly don't fondly remember many 16-bit scrolling beat-'em-ups), and sees players walking from left to right through the streets of Metro City beating people savagely until they disappear in a flash. It's 800 Wii points if you want a piece.
Mighty Bomb Jack - originally an arcade game, but later released for the NES in 1992 - has players fight through 16 levels against the clock on a quest to rescue the royal family (presumably not ours), and goes for 500 Wii points, while Battle Lode Runner - released on the US Virtual Console on Monday - is a less familiar take on the classic '80s arcade title boasting a level editor and support for up to five players. It's going for 600 Wii points.
As Nintendo points out, the three newcomers bring the total number of games available to Eurogamers up to around 80, with some of the other highlights including Mario Kart 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and last week's headlining addition, Lylatwars.