Winter Games

Wolf of the Battlefield leads VC update

Wolf of the Battlefield leads VC update

Winter Games slides gleefully behind.

Wolf of the Battlefield: Mercs leads the Virtual Console update today.

This isn't Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 which came out recently, but an old Mega Drive game.

It follows a bunch of mercenaries battling some menacing terrorist threat, and involves shooting, driving and splatting screen-filling monsters. All this costs 800 Wii Points (approx GBP 6 / EUR 8).

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Winter Games

Winter Games

Don't eat the yellow snow.

Having carved itself a reputation for making the finest sports games in the world the preceding year, Epyx quickly released its best yet with the wonderful Winter Games.

Featuring seven superbly designed events, some of the gameplay elements refined in Summer Games II carried over into this version, but Epyx really went to town on certain sports - notably the epic Biathlon, where you'd find yourself skiing cross country, building up speed downhill, and then steadying your breathless aim to shoot five targets before doing the whole thing a further two times.

And then there was the thrilling Bobsled, with its pseudo 3D representation of your men bombing down the icy confines, anticipating every corner and trying not to wipe out. The trick-tastic Hot Dog event was another highlight, baffling gamers with tight timing demands and the kind of innovative combo system that - at that time - was a completely fresh way of challenging your manual dexterity.

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