Ah, 1989. Thatcherism was in decline, George Bush (Senior) the first became leader of the free world, plaid was just around the corner... and the Western gaming scene was graced by Mega Man
and China Warrior
. Now Nintendo wants to take you back, with the release of those two esteemed titles on Virtual Console.
Capcom's little robot dude first made an appearance on the NES back in '89. Mega Man
's a story of rising up against the limits set on us at birth to triumph in the face of adversity. He was originally built as a humble lab assistant, but ultimately must step up to take on the maniacal Dr Wily and his Robot Masters. Six robots means six stages, and it's up to players to navigate them using agility, speed, and a big ol' blaster. Mega Man
is yours for 500 Wii Points.China Warrior
hails from HudsonSoft and the Turbographx. Acclaimed for its ground-breaking graphics, the game cast players in the role of a Bruce Lee-alike martial artist who must trek across four stages, each divided into three areas, defeating an onslaught of enemies. China Warrior
is yours for 600 Wii Points.
After hitting the 100 downloadable games mark last week
, Virtual Console's ranks are boosted to 103 titles.