Virtual Console Updates – 6/11/07

June 11, 2007

Nintendo announced their newest additions to the Wii Shop Channel this morning and the titles include Lode Runner (NES), Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Genesis), and Golden Axe II (Genesis). All three titles will go live at 11am CST.

Lode Runner, which was a game I never really got into back in my NES days, will set you back 500 Wii Points while the other titles will each cost 800 Wii Points.

[quote]Lode Runner(R) (NES(R), 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points):
This landmark action-puzzle game has been a worldwide fixture in video games from the moment of its inception until today, producing many sequels and related products along the way. The player controls the hero, or “Runner,” who collects gold nuggets located around every stage, all the while avoiding capture by enemy robots. The action itself is simple, but the stages are designed as increasingly challenging puzzles, and none of the 50 stages is as easy as it seems. The Runner avoids enemies by digging holes in the floor to the right and left of his positionA