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Friday, 02 February 2007 11:35

Yet more Eighties nostalgia for your Wii

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Nintendo today announced the availability of yet more classic Sega Mega Drive and NES games to download to your Wii Virtual Console.

From today Wii owners can fire up the shopping channel and relieve the heady 16 bit gaming days on the Sega Mega Drive, with the release of Comix Zone, Bonanza Bros. and Gain Ground. 

This joins fellow new release from Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) GradiusGradius, despite easy boss fights, was a fine example of the side scrolling genre that inhabited the 8 bit generation of gaming.

The new games join an ever increasing list of nostalgia available currently, with new (!) games being worked on by slave coders deep in Nintendo dungeons.

Current titles available for the Virtual Console are;

NES                 Donkey Kong™
NES                 Mario Bros.™
NES                 The Legend of Zelda™
NES                 Wario's Woods™
SNES              F-Zero™
SNES              Donkey Kong Country™
N64                 Super Mario™ 64
MegaDr           Sonic The Hedgehog™
MegaDr           Altered Beast™
MegaDr           Golden Axe™
MegaDr           Ecco the Dolphin™
NES                 Pinball
NES                 Urban Champion™
NES                 Solomon's Key™
MegaDr           Columns™
MegaDr           Gunstar Heroes™
MegaDr           Ristar™
MegaDr           Dr. Robotniks Mean Bean Machine™
NES                 Donkey Kong Jr.™
NES                 Tennis
NES                 Soccer
MegaDr           Space Harrier II™
MegaDr           Toe Jam & Earl™
NES                 Ice Hockey
NES                 Baseball
SNES              Super Castlevania IV
SNES              SimCity™
NES                 Super Mario Bros.™
NES                 Xevious™
SNES              Street Fighter® II The World Warrior
SNES              Super Probotector
N64                 Mario Kart 64™
MegaDr           Bonanza Bros.™
MegaDr           Gain Ground™
MegaDr           Comix Zone™
NES                 Gradius™

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Having failed to grow up Bantick continues to pursue his childish passions for creative writing, interactive entertainment and showing-off through adulthood. In 1994 Bantick began doing radio at Melbourne’s 102.7 3RRRFM, in 1997 transferring to become a core member of the technology show Byte Into It. In 2003 he wrote briefly for the The Age newspaper’s Green Guide, providing video game reviews. In 2004 Bantick wrote the news section of PC GameZone magazine. Since 2006 Bantick has provided gaming and tech lifestyle stories for iTWire.com, including interviews and opinion in the RadioactivIT section.

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