The monthly line up of scheduled Virtual Console games is steadily shrinking. Quality is compensating for quantity in September since Japan’s forecast includes Space Invaders for the Super Famicom, Mario Golf 64, Forgotten Worlds, and, most notably, Secret of Mana. The best part about Secret of Mana is gathering three people to play the game together, but that required a Super Nintendo multitap. The Wii can support three controllers without any extra hardware which seals the deal for me.
Since Secret of Mana is being released as a Virtual Console game in Japan it should get similar treatment in North America. Remember, Kings Knight and ActRaiser showed up in North America shortly after they were released in Japan. Before that happens, Tantei Jinguuji Saburo: Yokohama Harbor Serial Murder Case will be the lone Virtual Console game to kick off September’s schedule.
Here's the complete schedule:
Famicom (500 Wii Points / $5)
Tantei Jinguuji Saburo: Yokohama Harbor Serial Murder Case*
Super Famicom (800 Wii Points / $8)
Secret of Mana
Space Invaders: The Original Game
Nintendo 64 (1.000 Wii Points / $10)
Mario Golf 64
Mega Drive (700 Wii Points / $7)
Forgotten Worlds (600)
Last Battle (aka Fist of the North Star)
PC Engine (600 Wii Points / $6)
The Ninja Warriors
Super Dodge Ball (aka Nekketsu Koukou Dodge Ball Bu: PC Bangaihen)
Images courtesy of Square Enix.