January 7, 2016 – Three Wii U Virtual Console games drop this week along with some other titles. Check out all of this week's updates below, and see them all for yourself at noon eastern today on your favorite digital storefront.
Nintendo of America said:
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Virtual Console on Wii U
Hogan’s Alley – Use your split-second reflexes and sharp-shooting skills in the practice shooting range. Use the Wii Remote controller to aim and shoot at the old-timey gangsters as they turn, while avoiding the innocent bystanders. Or in another mode, shoot cans and keep them in the air until they reach the platforms.
The Adventures of Bayou Billy – Godfather Gordon has stolen sweet Annabelle Lane. But Bayou Billy won’t rest until his girlfriend is back home safe – even if he has to wrestle crocodiles, beat up Gordon’s goons and endure a shootout! You can even play shootout scenes with the Wii Remote controller.
Wild Gunman – Go back in time or relive it in today’s future with the classic Wild West shootout of Wild Gunman. Keep your hand steady on the Wii Remote controller and get the outlaw before he gets you. If you think you can win the battle against one outlaw, try winning against all of his friends.
Nintendo eShop sales:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
GravBlocks+ is more than 70 percent off (reduced from $3.49 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 21.
Rock Zombie, Unepic and more from EnjoyUp Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 4.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 14.
Glory of Generals The Pacific is more than 40 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 28.
Quell Memento is 30 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.79) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 28.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
New themes this week include:
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX “Paper Craft”
Also new this week:
MY PETS (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Ocean Runner (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
AVOIDER (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Bigley’s Revenge (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Discovery (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
SDK Spriter – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Wow, not much happening with new releases on Nintendo's hardware lately.
Cool that the Wii U Virtual Console is making use of the "Zapper" games. I'll admit I'm pretty surprised by the Adventures of Bayou Billy making it on to the service. I guess even though Konami isn't making new games anymore, they don't mind making some cash off of their old properties...
Kinda want Bayou Billy, I know it's bad... but it's so nostalgic.
For a second I thought Wild Gunman was Wild Guns and I got excited! Then I got sad. Then I check and it seems like Wild Guns is already on the VC?! Then I got happy. Moral of the story is that I'm getting Wild Guns.
Fuck, yeah! Hogan's Alley! My favorite NES lightgun game. I could shoot those cans forever...
Also, Wild Gunman! From Back to the Future!
Never played it. It was only in the arcades, right? I don't remember seeing it on the NES. Wasn't Hogan's Alley kind of a spiritual successor?
Everybody talks shit about Bayou Billy these days, but I seem to remember that it was pretty respected, back in the day, with its mixup of game types. I dunno. I had it.
I find this week exciting, in terms of expanding the boundaries of the Virtual Console service. C'monnnn, Gumshoe.
@GameDadGrant It's not as surprising as Stinger, but it IS still pretty surprising. There's, like, one person at Konami who still likes video games... just sneaking around and sending stuff to Nintendo for approval.
Man, I always stunk at Bayou Billy. I wonder if I can handle it now as an "adult." I beat Ninja Gaiden and Castlevania in the last couple years, and thats after taking a crack at them for my entire childhood. Could happen!