Wii virtual console releases for this week

Rounding up the virtual console releases for the week of 4/21.

This week's virtual console releases feature a classic beat-'em-up along with a sci-fi RPG--what do they have in common? Both games have you chasing the bad guys so you can get your girl back.

  • River City Ransom (1989, NES, 500 Wii points): River City Ransom is a classic beat-'em-up action game that takes you into the fictional town of River City. A dude named Slick has taken your girlfriend and the rest of River City hostage. Take him on solo or with a friend.

  • Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom (1990, Sega Genesis, 800 Wii points): In this third installment, your bride gets kidnapped on your wedding day. Bummer. Explore the Phantasy Star universe in search for her so you guys won't miss the honeymoon.

What games do you think are missing from the Wii virtual console? Sound off here!

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Jeff has been at CNET for more than five years covering games, tech, and pop culture. When he's not playing ice hockey or pinball, you can catch him live every day as the host of CNET's infamous daily show, The 404 Show and every Friday in CNET's first-ever tech comic, Low Latency.

 

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