We were so close to having a unified theme this week with two out of three games having really great music. If only Eternal Champions soundtrack wasn't so reminiscent of a Wesley Willis concert being pushed down a flight of stairs. Oh well.
Eternal Champions (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points): We have a lot of happy childhood memories that involve this 2D, not-in-any-way-a-Mortal-Kombat-rip-off-(wink) fighter, and we'd bet that you do too. Now does that mean it's a good game, or even fun to play? We have absolutely no idea. It's nostalgia roulette, and it's only going to cost you $8 to play.
Zanac (NES, 1 player, 500 Wii Points): In Nintendo's description of vertically scrolling shooter Zanac, the most prominent feature advertised is that the game's difficulty adjusts in real-time to how well you play. It sort of feels like a used car salesman trying to sell you a Chevette by telling you it has "luxuriously wide cup holders." Which is to say it's worrisome. That said, it does have some pretty killer music.
The Dynastic Hero (TurboGrafx16 CD-ROM, 1 player, 800 Wii Points): The Dynastic Hero is an action RPG that has its lead roles filled by insects (finally). It's basically Wonder Boy in Monster World (if that means anything to you) with different characters inserted. Maybe a commenter will be able to share their thoughts on the game. But what we can tell you is that the music is fantastic.