Wii virtual console releases for this week

Rounding up the virtual console releases for the week of 11/19.

Find out how Mario & Luigi got their starts in this week's virtual console release.

  • Wrecking Crew (1985, NES, 500 Wii points)--Apparently Mario & Luigi had gigs in manual labor before they were cleaning pipes and grabbing mushrooms as full-time plumbers.

  • Sonic 3D Blast (1996, Sega Genesis, 800 Wii points)--The first game to take Sonic into the third dimension, Sonic 3D Blast was well received by fans and critics alike. While the story didn't depart from the classic formula, the new 3D take reinvented the series.

  • Super Air Zonk (1993, Turbografx16, 800 Wii points)--Super Air Zonk is the sequel to the original shooter, Air Zonk. Blast your way through seven stages of action-packed prehistoric carnage and transform yourself into Ultra Zonk.
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