By Spencer . April 19, 2007 . 5:37pm
Sega sent over a release that Streets of Rage 2, Toe Jam & Earl Panic on Funkotron, Shining in the Darkness and Kid Chameleon are going to be released on the Wii’s Virtual Console. If you had a Sega Genesis you probably have fond memories of Toe Jam & Earl, where you use funk to capture humans and maybe you remember Streets of Rage 2 for its phenomenal soundtrack. Kid Chameleon was one of the toughest platformers to beat back in the day and it’s sure to challenge a new group of younger gamers. No release date has been announced for any of the titles, but the last time Sega sent out a virtual console release list the announced games arrived in a few weeks. See detailed descriptions of the four games past the break.
Streets of Rage 2 – To celebrate their defeat of the syndicate exactly one year before, Blaze, Adam and Axel met for drinks. The next morning, Axel received a frantic phone call from Eddie ‘Skate’ Hunter, Adam’s younger brother, whom he was living with on the edge of the city. Blaze and Axel found Adam and Skate’s house wrecked and a picture of Adam chained to a wall at the feet of Mr. X. The city then once again returned to its nightmarish state and criminals ran rampant. Unable to contact their old friend from the military, Axel and Blaze team up with Skate and Max Thunder to free the city and rescue Adam from the Syndicate. It is up to you to take down Mr. X once and for all!
Toe Jam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron – A number of Earthlings hitchhiked on Toe Jam and Earl’s spaceship on their trip back home after the first game, and are now infesting Planet Funkotron. Toe Jam and Earl must track down the Earthlings and capture them in large jars and ship them back to Earth in space ships. It is also your funky mission to find 10 beloved objects belonging to Lamont the "Funkapotamus," the source of all funk in the universe, to persuade him to return to his favorite funk-filled planet. Use your "funk powers" to assist in evading and capturing the earthlings, such as Funk Move and Funk Scan.
Shining in the Darkness – Dark Sol has vowed to reign over the enchanted Kingdom of Thornwood and only you can stop him. Roaming the dark labyrinth, you will seek out enemies and collect weapons, all of which will help you pass the test of the Ancients and become a shining knight. Get into the adventure with a stunning 3D perspective, amazing cinematic views, and fast-paced scrolling. You’ll move from battle to battle, solving puzzles and discovering secret items in this engrossing struggle between good and evil. Find the powerful Arms of Light and battle the deadly beasts that keep your people desperate and starving in this epic journey for peace.
Kid Chameleon – The local arcade is packed with kids, all lining up to play the latest, most realistic video game they’ve ever seen. It’s called Wild Side, and it uses holographic images to immerse the player in a strange world. But there’s a problem, kids are being sucked into the game and now several of them are trapped. With more than 100 levels to adventure through, you’ll take on several different forms such as a Berzerker, a Micromax, a Maniaxe, or a Skycutter, which will make you much more powerful. It’s up to you, Kid Chameleon, the best gamer in town, to get yourself inside the game so that you can defeat the games’ boss and bring your friends back to reality.