Wii-owning Sega fanboys across the land can rejoice today as classic Sega Megadrive beat-'em-up, Streets of Rage
, has landed in the online Wii Shop for Virtual Console today.
Arguably the greatest side-scrolling fighting game of the 1990s (arguments are raging
already here!) Streets of Rage
, is set in an unnamed city where authority has been overturned (think Hackney!) and violence runs freely on the streets and stars Dirty Harry
-style (ex)cops taking the law into their own hands.
If you want to see why we think this two player co-op be’mup is worth returning to, then you can download it now for a mere 800 Wii points (£6).
More Megadrive goodness arrives on VC today in the shape of the Yu Suzuki-designed RPG Sword of Vermillion
and side scrolling shooter Bio-Hazard Battle
– both also costing 800 Wii points (£6)
Finally, there’s a Turbografx title released today – Chew Man-Fu
in which the titular Chew Man Fu is tasked with robbing the world of fried rice, egg roles and other favourite snacks!
There are 54 classic titles already available for the Virtual Console in Europe. If you have a Wii then you need
to get involved.
If you’ve been playing VC games over the last few months let us know your general thoughts on the service in the forum. Do you, for example, think it’s better/worse than Microsoft’s Xbox Live Arcade download service?