LAUNCHES: Ufouria™: The Saga VC
Known in Japan as Hebereke, this action/adventure game often called Metroid-lite was never released in the United States until now. The European NES release began the legend that made this one of the most sought after NES games. Now North American players will finally be able to experience the game that 1UP.com's resident Retronaut called "one of my favorite NES games."
Here's the original box text for the unreleased North American version:
Join Bop Louie as he searches for this three friends - Shades, Freeon Leon and Gil - to help him complete his mad scramble. It won't be easy. Brain-boggling mazes, traps and bizarre pitfalls stand in your way back to Ufouria.
You'll rely on your friends to survive in this strange, changing world. But beware. You better have the right powers for the strange worlds you'll encounter…or you lose. As you make your trek through mystical forests, deserts and oceans, you'll need to seek out and destroy monstrous creatures every step of the way. Will you have the right powers at the right time?
Don't let the mind-zapping colors and stupefying sound effects throw you off. Remember - it's only a game.
North American players can finally experience the magic of Ufouria:The Saga for the very first time through the magic of the Wii Virtual Console and see where the legend began.
Released: August 23, 2010
Cost: 600 Wii Points
Platform: Wii Virtual Console