VC and WiiWare releases for the week of March 2

Did we all realize last week after downloading a Commodore 64 game that it was more of a warm fuzzy memory that was better left untouched? Yea, I thought so. Well no fear, this week as the VC game, Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen (Super NES™, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii Points), is straight from the SNES, which is indeed a warm fuzzy memory that you can go back to. The WiiWare game this week is Family & Friends Party (Gammick Entertainment, 1-8 players, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points) and hopes to deliver some warm fuzzy family and friend memories to you.

Family & Friends Party features board game style play that involves teams of players trying to win the game by completing different challenges. It sounds kind of mindlessly dumb, but then again some of the best times I’ve had with the Wii have been with some drinks and mindlessly dumb games. Curse you trivia and your ability to make people shout at the television screen!

Many people probably haven’t played Ogre Battle considering that Enix only released 25,000 copies of the game in the U.S. It is literally one of the rarest popular games out there and Wiki reports that a cartridge for the game usually sells at over 300 percent of its original value. Well now we don’t need to lay down that much money to play one of the classic strategy RPGS in its original form. This is one of those games that is actually better without improvements since it has already been released with updated versions (PS1 and Saturn) and now we can finally play the original.

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