A New Hope For Virtual Console

By Spencer . August 10, 2009 . 5:38am

image After skipping Virtual Console releases for a few weeks, Nintendo puts Super Star Wars online.


You can download Lucasarts’ side-scrolling, Mode 7 Jawa shooting, Star Wars video game for 800 Wii Points ($8). This week’s WiiWare releases are NyxQuest: Kindered Spirits, and Rock n’ Roll Climber, a rock climbing simulator that supports the Balance Board.


supermariocollectionIn addition to the rest of the Super Star Wars games other Super Nintendo classics may be coming to Virtual Console.


Final Fight 2 was rated by the OFLC in Australia with Nintendo as the publisher suggesting Capcom’s beat ’em up is on deck for a re-release. Nintendo also re-trademarked Super Mario Collection, better known as Super Mario All-Stars, in Japan last month. Perhaps, it’s an early sign that Super Mario All-Stars become a Virtual Console title soon. Now’s a good time to re-release All-Stars too. Anyone who purchased the NES versions of Super Mario Brothers 1-3 and The Lost Levels from the Wii Shopping channel would have done so by now.

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  • sdragon21

    Wow, Super Star Wars came WAY out of left field.
    Now all i’ve gotta do is wait for Final Fight 2 to be released, that game is one of the best beat em up on the SNES period.

  • MadMirko

    Ah, I remember getting this from my sister. She went to Thailand and bought me a “Star Trek” game. Even though contained in Star Trek packaging, having a Star Trek manual and a Star Trek label on the cart, it was actually this Star Wars game.

    I guess bootleggers were dumb since the beginning.

    EDIT: And it’s a great game, too. ;)

  • Zefiro Torna

    A super surprise! Awesome memories playing this one back in the day in the after school hours with my cousin and his friend. Going by a “pass the controller around after dying” rule had us playing this as much we did Contra III.

    Never played the Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi sequels, looks like I may check ’em out when they show up.

    • I missed out on Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi too, but at one time I owned Super Star Wars. I’m looking forward to catching up on the other games, which have force powers and stuff like that.

  • jarrodand

    Not interested myself, but it’s nice to see some level of recommitment to VC.

    Now where’s my DSi VCP?

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