Even among PC Engine games this one is an anomaly, as Battle Lode Runner was the first Japanese territory exclusive game to be released for Wii Virtual Console in 2007. Why this game in particular? First it’s entirely in English so there’s no language barrier. Second it’s a port of a long-running and popular series of video games that started in 1983 on PC.

Third it’s a very easy game to pick up and play and easily get sucked into. You run around collecting gold, traversing ladders and ropes, and avoiding enemies who want to take you down. You can either maneuver around them, dig holes for them to fall into, or combine the two to make THEM collect the gold FOR you. Subscribe to Mistah MegaManFan for new PC Engine episodes every Tuesday at 8 PM ET. Like, share and comment to help the channel grow. Thanks for watching!