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Nintendo Revives StarTropics On Virtual Console

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Old-school NES fans might have fond memories of StarTropics, an action-adventure game that crosses Zelda with Indiana Jones. Starting today, you can play both it and its sequel on your Wii U.

StarTropics, which first came out in 1990, had the rare distinction of being only released in Europe and the U.S., not Japan. Still doesn’t make up for all those games we never got, but hey, it’s something.


Via Nintendo press release:

StarTropics – In this much-loved NES game, step into the shoes of Mike Jones, a teenage star pitcher from Seattle who has come to the tropics to visit his famous archeologist uncle, Dr. Jones. After being told that his uncle has been abducted, Mike begins a perilous quest in order to rescue him and figure out the mysterious plot behind his disappearance.

Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics II – Adventurer Mike Jones is back and embarking on a journey through time and space. Mike’s mission is to save seven mystic Tetrads, while facing the avengers of his foiled foe, the evil Zoda. Decipher codes, solve mysteries and battle dragons with heroes of days gone by. Mike won’t stop until Zoda is history!


Each game is $5 on the eShop starting today.