Just in time for this Memorial Day weekend, if you live in the US that is, Nintendo has a fresh batch of old classics for us to download and play. This week brings us one true classic, and a couple games that I'm not so sure of.
First off ActRaiser is a classic game that everyone owes it to themselves to play. I can still remember renting this game for the first time when it came out in 1991, and I fell in love with the gameplay. You take on the roll of a god who has been stripped of his power who is battling to end the reign of the Evil one and reclaim his past glory. The game takes place in 2 ways; Action and Simulation modes. Action has you playing a side scrolling beat-em up, while Sim mode has you building up a town ala Sim City where you have to help out a small town encouraging the populace to worship you. If that wasn't enough to sway you Actraiser also has what some consider one of the best soundtracks in any game. Check it out, it's well worth the 800 points.
Rounding out the release this week is a Genesis and TG16 title, Kid Chameleon and JJ & Jeff respectively. While these may be overlooked this week due to ActRaiser finally being made available, they are sure to offer your some enjoyment on this long weekend.
It's great to see the VC lineup being fleshed out with some of the more quirky titles, as well as the hidden gems that you may have missed on the first go around. The VC is getting hot, and will only get hotter! Have a great long weekend guys, see you next week.