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Three more for US VC

Metroid leads charge.

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Another week begins, and Nintendo has squeezed out three new additions for the US Virtual Console.

Headlining the bunch is the iconic NES game Metroid, which was released in the European Wii Shop in late July. Pop over to our VC roundup to see what we thought of it.

However, one we don't have is Shining in the Darkness, which is among the first batch of role-playing games to appear on the Mega Drive. It's a 3D dungeon crawler at heart, and sports a familiar plot and fantasy feel; find powerful weapon, save princess, and beat up the big baddie.

This is followed by Cratermaze for the TurboGrafx-16, a comical action-puzzle game set in a bizarre parallel world. You play as hero Opi, and set out to rescue four of your friends that were captured by villain Zenizombie. There's 60 timed levels to conquer in total, where you'll disperse enemies by trapping them in holes you've dug, then burying them in there.

The European TurboGrafx-16 page says Cratermaze will be available this Friday, although there's no word on when we'll see Shining in the Darkness.

NES games will cost you 500 Wii points (GBP 3.50 / EUR 5), Mega Drive morsels 800 points (GBP 5.60 / EUR 8), and TurboGrafx-16 ticklers 600 points (GBP 4.20 / EUR 6).

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