Stupid hang glider. Pilotwings was already released on virtual console for the Wii back in 2009, but now comes the Wii U VC version (which will let you play from the gamepad), and you have to ask yourself if you want to go through that again. It’s a different story if the last time you played was on the SNES back at the start of the 90s. For you, it’s likely nothing but nostalgia-fueled fond memories. For the rest of us, the debate continues. It just looks so cool in motion.
Anyway, Nintendo is all about tickling your nostalgia bone this week (assuming you have any nostalgia for Castlevania knock-offs like Vampire: Master of Darkness).
There are some decent sales, too. Let’s take a look.
Wii U Virtual Console
Pilotwings from Nintendo, $7.99
3DS Virtual Console
Sonic Drift 2 from Sega, $3.99
Vampire: Master of Darkness from Sega, $4.99
G-LOC Air Battle from Sega, $3.99
Deer Hunting King from ARC System Works, $4.99
Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey from Playrix and Cypronia, $4.99
DEMO Crazy Construction from G-Style, Free
SALE Mighty Switch Force! from Wayforward, $3.99 until 9 a.m. PT on July 11.
SALE Order Up!!! from Ignition Entertainment and Supervillain Studios, $4.99 starting at 9 a.m. PT on July 8 until 9 a.m. PT on July 22
SALE Planet Crashers from Ignition Entertainment, $4.99 starting at 9 a.m. PT on July 8 until 9 a.m. PT on July 22.
SALE Mighty Switch Force! Hyperdrive Edition from Wayforward, $6.67 until 9 a.m. PT on July 11.
Nintendo typically updates their stores around 1pm EST.