Sure, everybody enjoys the present day titles out there, but for us retro gamers out there, nothing beats the classics and no company knows that better than Capcom. Capcom is now quenching that thirst with the announcement of six classic arcade titles headed to the Nintendo WiiWare download service.
The six titles announced are:
Experience the original adventures of the Monkey King in this action-packed side scrolling adventure. Rapidly switch between different levels of play to shoot dangerous enemies in the face! A truly original concept, this quirky, old skool arcade classic has been a rare find in the west since its arcade debut in 1984. Until now!
This classic vertically-scrolling shoot ’em up is perhaps Capcom’s finest moment in the pre-Street Fighter era. Spawning a million clones and re-appearing throughout the history of gaming, 1942’s biplane action needs no introduction. And now, for the first time on the Wii, the original and best version.
Fight your way through colorful, action-packed levels in this 1987 arcade classic. Explore huge, sprawling levels as a powerful barbarian, seeking to defeat menacing bosses. Plus, upgrade your character with one of the first inventory and power-up systems ever built.
Commando: Wolf of the Battlefield
Experience the Capcom arcade game that spawned a multitude of clones as the original Commando comes to your living room courtesy of the Virtual Console Arcade. Take control of Super Joe and shoot your way—in all eight directions—towards the enemy’s territory, using grenades to wreak havoc with enemy placements in this seminal genre creator.
A retro classic from Capcom’s arcade line-up in 1985, Exed Exes is a vertically-scrolling shooter that’s sure to bring back fond memories. Dodge bullets! Collect fruit! And go for high scores in the most furious sci-fi insectoid shoot ’em up ever made.
Ghosts ’n Goblins
Ghosts ‘n Goblins is a classic game that packs a heavy punch (and lance). Experience the smash arcade hit from 1985 as you help Arthur defeat hordes of monsters in his attempt to rescue the princess. The first (and possibly only) game in which taking a hit reduces you to your underwear.
I think most of you will agree that this is an impressive line-up, aside from Sonson, which I am very eager to try out, I am a fan of every title. Capcom are truly devoted to their new and longtime fans and if you’re either, any one of these should be an excellent addition to the WiiWare. The date on these titles looks to be sometime this winter, but check back as we will be bringing even more news as we hear it on these classics from Capcom.