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Written by Thomas "CigDangle" Balistreri   
Friday, 11 April 2008

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It looks as though Father Christmas has arrived in the PAL territories extremely early this year.  Four titles for the Virtual Console this week ought to make you folks very happy.

Wonder Boy
Sega Master System - 1 Player - Rated 3+ - 500 Points - Westone - 1987

As Tom-Tom the Wonder Boy, it’s up to you to rescue your girlfriend Tanya from the vile clutches of the monster that has kidnapped her. To do so, you must navigate a series of worlds in a race against time to reach your goal.

Along the way, you’ll battle foes and collect fruit that will add to the amount of time you have to complete your mission. You can also receive helpful power-ups from various eggs, but make sure to avoid the bad eggs and poisonous mushrooms that sap your precious vitality.

Find the magic doll in each level to open up hidden areas, and make it to the very end of your journey to rescue your one true love.


Fantasy Zone
Sega Master System - 1 Player - Rated 7+ - 500 Points - Sega - 1986

The Fantasy Zone is a solar system consisting of eight brightly colored, fantastic planets. The evil Menons trying to take over all of the planets in the Fantasy Zone by using misappropriated foreign currency to build their forces. It is your job to recover all of the coins and save the solar system! Fantasy Zone is an arcade style shooter for one or two players.

You need to destroy all of the creatures on each planet and collect as many of the lost coins as you can. At the end of each level is a large enemy that will have to be defeated before moving on to the next world. At various points in the game you will be able to find a parts shop, which will allow you to purchase improvements to your spaceship, including better weapons and faster engines.


Impossible Mission
Commodore 64 - 1 Player - Rated 7+ - 500 Points - Epyx - 1984

You play a secret agent on a quest to stop the evil Professor Elvin Atombender, who is believed to be tampering with national security computers. You must penetrate Atombender’s stronghold, avoid his deadly robot creations, and acquire various pieces of a password to use in the main control room.

The robots, rooms, and puzzle pieces will be switched around when starting over which provides replay value.


California Games
Commodore 64 - 1-8 Players - Rated 4+ - 500 Points - Epyx - 1987

California Games was the original “Extreme Games” — what today’s generation might call “X-Games in the sun”. Compete in events such as skateboarding, footbag, surfing, roller skating, flying disc (frisbee) and BMX. Some events are ranked by judges (Surfing), which gives you a score to help you improve your routine.


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