The two classic StarTropics games for the original Nintendo Entertainment System have been released on the Wii U Virtual Console in North America. Nintendo released both StarTropics and Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics II today with little fanfare, simply uploading a page for each game on their online store.
Both games cost $4.99, the standard cost for an NES title on the Wii U Virtual console.
You can read the product description from Nintendo’s online store for both StarTropics and StarTropics II below.
“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. Luckily for Mike, he meets helpful villagers and finds more powerful weapons as he explores numerous locations and island hops using his uncle’s submarine.” — StarTropics Product Listing
“Intrepid adventurer Mike Jones, just back from the South Pacific, is off on a new 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 the Zoda’s are history!” — StarTropics II Product Listing
What do you guys think? Are you planning on playing StarTropics on your Wii U? Will this be your first time playing these games, or have you ever played the originals? Let us know in the comments below!