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Mario demolishes Euro VC

Ruffles moustache and pouts.

You with your Virtual Console will be pleased to know three more games have been released, lead by Mario in NES charmer Wrecking Crew.

It was originally released here 1987, just off the top of my head, and lets you guide moustachio around a level and blow up obstacles stopping you from getting to the other side. Wrecking Crew gets lots harder as you get further, throwing things like fireballs at you while you work, and also lets you make your own stages for you and a friend to enjoy.

Well, you could pick that, but then Lunar Pool wouldn't be very happy. This one appeared in 1991, if you're asking, and is roughly a spruced up version of billiards with a futuristic twist. Just pot the balls on the weirdly shaped tables to win, fiddling with various everyday settings like friction, ball arrangement and extra players to keep things interesting.

Or you could save your pennies for Zelda lookalike Neutopia, made famous at the start of the 90s on the TurboGrafx-16. You hop into the boots of a young lad who sets off on a magical adventure to free a captured princess and recover medallion pieces stolen by an evil demon. Solve puzzles and explore labyrinths as you hunt for powerful equipment and treasure to aid you on your epic quest.

Remember readers that NES games will cost you 500 Wii points (GBP 3.50 / EUR 5), and TurboGrafx-16 titles 600 points (GBP 4.20 / EUR 6).

Look out for our thoughts when we round up the latest releases on the Virtual Console later this month.

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