The 3D shooter--which comes from the developer of action classics such as Gunstar Heroes (GEN), Bangai-O (N64, DC), Ikaruga (DC, GCN), and McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure (GEN)--features English voices and Japanese subtitles. It sells for 1,200 Wii Points ($12), a 200 Wii Point ($2) premium over the usual price of N64 games.
This week's other VC title is Nintendo's oft-forgotten true NES sequel to Super Mario Bros., known in Japan as Super Mario Bros. 2 and here in North America as Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels. Rumor has it that, back in the day, the game was deemed too hard for everyone outside of Japan, so we got a Mario-themed version of Doki Doki Panic instead.
Unlike the North American debut of The Lost Levels on the Super Nintendo mega-compilation Super Mario All-Star--a 16-bit update of Super Mario Bros 1-3 and The Lost Levels--today's release marks the first NA release of the NES original.
"Never before shown in proper unmolested form here," exclaimed Shacknews community manager extraordinaire Jeff "geedeck" Gondek.
As with Sin & Punishment, Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels carries a slight premium, priced at 600 Wii Points ($6) instead of the normal NES price point of 500 Wii Points ($5).