Ninja Gaiden, Ninja JaJaMaru-kun hit PAL Wii Virtual Console

Get a Wii Points Card at Amazon UKFor the first time ever this month, European and Australian Wii owners through the Wii Shop Channel will be able to broaden their horizons with a selection of great games previously only available in Japan and America. Last week we gave an introduction of this first Hanabi Festival.

This week it’s Ninja Week, where we welcome two classic action games to Virtual Console that have their roots in Japan:

Ninja Gaiden (NES): Originally released in Europe under the title Shadow Warriors, this Virtual Console version is the 1989 North American release, bearing the name that has made the series famous.

Ninja Gaiden tells the story of Ryu Hayabusa on a quest across the U.S. to avenge his father’s death, and was famed for its cinematic-style presentation and intense, challenging action.

Read our Ninja Gaiden review if you’re looking to buy it.

Ninja JaJaMaru-kun (NES): Released only for the Japanese Famicom in 1985, Ninja JaJaMaru-kun (meaning ‘determined little ninja’) is an action-platformer packed with Eastern quirkiness.

Battle through to the top of each stage with your throwing stars, and even hitch a lift on a giant frog, to save Princess Sakura from the wicked Lord Namazu!

World Class Baseball (Turbografx16): The thwack of bat on ball, the roar of the crowd… the only thing missing from World Class Baseball is the smell of hotdogs!

In this Turbografx sports simulation – out now on Virtual Console – choose from 12 different teams and compete against a friend or the computer to be the ultimate baseball champ.