Posted on February 11, 2008, Chris Wii-kly Update Adds Lords of Thunder and Harvest Moon
Two new classic games have been added to the Virtual Console today; the TurboGrafx 16’s Lords of Thunder (800 points) and the SNES’ Harvest Moon (800 points). I think I can safely say that this is much better than the past several week’s Wii-kly updates, which have been disappointing to say the least.
Lords of Thunder is a side-scrolling shooter that could best be described as “rocking,” judging by the game’s description. “[Y]ou take on the role of a legendary warrior, blasting enemies to heavy-metal tunes.” You can check out a video of the game on YouTube here.
Harvest Moon is the classic farming game which, despite that boring sounding premise, is actually a really addictive game. You can check out a video of the game in action here, but keep in mind that the music playing isn’t actually from Harvest Moon, but instead Final Fantasy IX.
Hit the breaks for both game’s descriptions.
Thanks to Virtual Console Reviews for the video links.
Lords of Thunder – TurboGrafx 16 (800 Wii Points)
Lords of Thunder is a side-scrolling shooter that has you take on the role of a legendary warrior, blasting enemies to heavy-metal tunes. Your enemies are plotting to revive Zaggart, “The Dark One,” who was sealed beneath the six continents of Mistral. It’s up to Landis, descendant of the heroic Dyu, to stop them. Choose the order in which to attack the six stages. Before each stage, select one of four magic armors and use crystals you’ve collected during your battles to buy items. Selecting the right armor for each stage is the key to your ultimate victory. Then get ready to face awesome enemies like a fire-spewing sea serpent or a giant insect.
Harvest Moon – SNES (800 Wii Points)
You bought the farm, so now it’s time to roll up your sleeves and try living off the fat of the land. Fresh air and the beauty of the outdoors will be fulfilling, but a successful farm needs a lot of working capital as well. There are buildings on your property, but they are in need of livestock.
You have a modest house, but if things get lonely in the field, it’s going to take a remodel to woo a female farming companion. Your challenge is to dig in and build your life as a farmer from the ground up. How you manage will determine the outcome, but remember: You always reap what you sow.