A lone Double Dragon closes out April’s Virtual Console offerings.
For an unexplained reason, this week only has one Virtual Console game to show for. That game is the seminal beat-'em-up, Double Dragon.
Double Dragon, for the NES, is a 1988 port of the arcade classic. It is the spiritual successor to Renegade, which is scheduled to hit Virtual Console next week. In the game, you play as Billy who is trying to save his girlfriend from the dreaded Black Warriors. He uses his martial arts prowess, and whatever weapons he can get his hands on, to try to save the day.
Wii-kly Update: One New Classic Game Added To Wii Shop Channel
April 28, 2008
There's one new game for the Virtual Console™ this week - and it's a double. Double Dragon™ is a true action-fighting classic. This side-scroller brought the arcade original into the home and laid the groundwork for numerous sequels. It'll get your nostalgia engine fired up. Now go put the hurt on some bad guys and save Marian.
Nintendo adds new games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday. Wii™ owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week's new games are:
Double Dragon (NES®, 1-2 players, Rated Everyone 10+ — Mild Violence, 500 Wii Points): Double Dragon begins with Billy Lee's girlfriend, Marian, being kidnapped by a group called the Black Warriors. They demand to know the secrets of Billy's martial-arts style in exchange for his girlfriend. However, Billy won't stand for these underhanded tactics and decides to rescue her himself. Help him fight through city streets, buildings, jungles, temples and various other locations in a quest to find his girl. He'll gain experience by using different fighting techniques to obtain more hearts, which will unlock more powerful techniques to use against his enemies. Keep an eye out for crates, boulders, whips, bats, knives and even dynamite along the way, as Billy can also use them to annihilate opponents. Armed with his mysterious and powerful martial arts, help Billy pummel his way through an array of goons, gang members and other Black Warrior scum to free Marian from their clutches.