It had to happen sooner or later. Legend of the Mystical Ninja is now available on the Wii-U Virtual Console. Even though it already launched on the Wii Virtual Console back in 2007, another release is certainly welcome for this Super Nintendo game that released back in 1991/92.
I was one of the first to grab this sucker from the store shelves, and couldn't wait to get it home and ram it into my SNES system. Also known as Ganbare Goemon to some of you in certain parts of the world, this classic gem stars the famous Kid Ying (Goemon) and Dr. Yang (Ebisumaru) depending on where you are on Earth.
Having multiple releases afterwards on the same format, Legend of the Mystical Ninja was the only one released on the SNES, unlike Japan that received sequels that seriously needed to be localized but never were. Following in the same footsteps however, LOTMN did have a couple more take place in the realm of the Nintendo 64.
Known as Goemon 64, and Goemon's Great Adventure, the series was known for its neat mini games like horse racing, painting, and lottery. Betting is better when the only thing you lose is game money. So get ready for a blast from the past, as you take the Mystical Ninja to your living room or on the road once again, and try not to eat too many dumplings, they sure are tasty!
Wii-U Virtual Console page