The "Month of Metroid
" continues with the Virtual Console release of Metroid
, one of the real classics of the NES. It's joined by two other titles with ... mixed results.
(NES, 1 player, 500 Wii Points): You should absolutely download and play Metroid
, but please, once you've completed it, don't give away the secret twist ending. Why not let your friends be shocked when they discover that their manly lead man is not so much a man -- as a lady
–Shining in the Darkness
(Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points): This is the beginning of the Shining
series, although it makes some significant departures from it. The series it would birth is probably enough to make it historically important, though not necessarily worthy of your cash. If you're a fan of dungeon RPGs though, go nuts.
–Cratermaze (TurboGrafx16, 1 player, 600 Wii Points): When you read that what you're about to play is "a comical action game set in a parallel world," you know you're in for something special. But when you find out that also, the game was originally called Booby Kids
in Japan, you should strap in for the ride of your life.