Posted on February 18, 2008, William Wii-kly Update Brings Us Two Awesome Games
It’s been a while since a Wii-kly Update actually sounded exciting to me. The two games being added today are certainly classics worth checking out. Ninja Gaiden III from the NES and Phantasy Star II from the Sega Genesis are certainly two games that I remember fondly.
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom
NES – 1 player – Rated E – 500 Points – Tecmo – 1991
Join master ninja Ryu Hayabusa, last member of the famous Dragon Clan, in the third and final chapter of the legendary Ninja Gaiden saga. Ryu is framed for FBI agent Irene Lew’s murder, and it’s up to him to clear his name. Defeating superior life-forms created out of “life energy” called BIO-NOIDs and avoiding enemy ambushes are among the many obstacles which Ryu faces in this unpredictable adventure of mystery, deceit and destruction. Noticeable changes to the game-play mechanics include Ryu’s ability to grab on to horizontal surfaces, his reduced falling speed and altered jumping maneuvers, and visible power-ups. Help Ryu defeat the forces of evil once more and discover the real culprit behind Irene’s death as one of the most loved trilogies in video-game history comes to a close.
Phantasy Star II
Genesis – 1 player – Rated E – 800 Points – Sega – 1989
Hailed as one of the greatest games of all time by fans and media alike, Phantasy Star II is an RPG that features an epic story line and turn-based battles. Play as Rolf, Nei, Rudo or several other characters as you navigate through the Algol star system battling the evil Dark Force. Build your characters, select the right weapons and armor, and take on the forces of evil through various missions as you find the right combination of characters to complete each objective. Experience the magic once again in this great sequel.