River City Ransom available on Wii Virtual Console


Ah, one of my most favorite Nintendo games of all time, “River City Ransom,” hit the Wii Virtual Console this morning. So long, five dollars! Have a safe trip.

You’ll recall that brothers Ryan and Alex must fight their way across River City to save Ryan’s ladyfriend Cyndi from the evil cross-town rival, Slick. Good stuff. Along the way, you can buy power-ups like (remember these?) Acro Circus, Stone Hands, and Dragon Feet. Ha! Man, what a great game.

Oh, also Phantasy Star III was made available this morning as well, for $8 (it’s a Genesis game — I’ve never played it personally but the Phantasy Star series is a phat phranchise with lots of phervent phans).

via Kotaku