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Four new Wii virtual console releases this week

Nintendo has bestowed upon us a holiday bonus for Labor Day. Instead of the usual three virtual console releases, there are four new games ready for download this week.

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Nintendo has bestowed upon us a holiday bonus for Labor Day. Instead of the usual three virtual console releases, there are four new Wii games ready for download this week.

  • Adventure Island (1988, NES, 500 Wii points)--Adventure Island is a classic side-scrolling platformer, where you play as Master Higgins. Tina, the love of your life, is missing, and it's up to you to find her on a remote island.
  • Donkey Kong Jr. Math (1985, NES, 500 Wii points)--And who says learning can't be fun? This is a great game to buy if you've got a little gamer running around. Learn addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication all with the help of Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole (1992, Genesis, 800 Wii points)--In Landstalker, you'll play as Nigel, who you'll lead toward the great treasure of King Nole. Help defeat Duke Mercator and uncover all the secrets of the legendary treasure.
  • Bonk 3: Bonk's Big Adventure (1993, TurboGrafx16, 600 Wii points)--The Bonk series of games was one of the most popular side-scrolling franchises aside from Mario and Sonic. In Bonk 3, you must once again take on King Drool through an adventure on Dinosaur Island.