River City Ransom available on Wii Virtual Console

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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

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