As tomorrow's a religious holiday and no-one at Nintendo will be going to work, SPOnG has the pleasure of bringing you this week's Virtual Console news early. Following the announcement of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Nintendo and Sega seem to be a bit enamoured with each other. This week, Nintendo's offering up three '90s Sega titles; Sonic Spinball
; The Story of Thor
In keeping with the Easter theme, Sega's Sonic Spinball
pits the spiky blue speedster against Dr Eggman. Well, it would be in keeping with the holiday spirit if that was the guy's actual name... Anyway, Dr Robo... we mean Eggman, has taken over Mt. Mobius, turning it into one giant mechanical base. Strangely enough, much of the base's inner workings are eerily reminiscent of a giant pinball table. Your job is to jump into Sonic's oversized shoes and destroy the base from the inside out. All it'll cost you to do it is 800 Wii Points.
Next up is The Story of Thor
. It's an action-adventure title that stars Prince Ali (a mythical figure, not a boxer from Sheffield) who discovers a mysterious gold armlet. Rather than fetching a tidy sum at auction, it fetches four spirits. Ali must use them to stop a nasty chap with a similar armlet from causing death, destruction and other 'Bad Things'. If you want it, it's yours for 800 Wii Points.
And if those two ain't enough, Nintendo's serving up Vectorman
. This space-faring platformer sends you off into the inky blackness to deal with the Orbots. Normally a pleasant enough bunch of cleaning robots, the Orbots have gone a bit screwy since their leader Warhead (an ominous name if ever we heard one) went loopy. Fortunately, as Vectorman, you're able to morph into oodles of cool stuff. Nintendo's asking you for 800 Wii Points if you fancy a crack at saving the galaxy.
That means, going into Easter, Nintendo has a grand total of 72 Virtual Console titles on offer.