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Wii Virtual Console mini-review: ActRaiser

So, I bought a Nintendo Wii earlier this summer. I had been mostly away from video games for a while, but there are a lot of cool things about the Wii, including some games that make for good fun for a few people to play together, and the Wii remote makes it easy for people to play even if they aren’t used to playing video games.

But, one of the coolest things is the Virtual Console. Through the Wii Shop, Nintendo is selling games that were made for previous systems. It’s cool to be able to revisit some of these games that I played growing up which I haven’t gotten the chance to see in a while, since I sold my Super Nintendo years ago and I have no idea where my Nintendo 64 is.

Anyone who has played any older Nintendo system is familiar with some of the games available for the Virtual Console, like Super Mario Bros., or The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, or Mario Kart 64. My series of Virtual Console mini-reviews will focus on games that were less popular during their original run.

First up is ActRaiser, which was released for the Super Nintendo by Enix in 1991.

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