DOUBLE DRIBBLE, Vegas Stakes, and Ecco Jr. Debut On Virtual Console

Going live today at 9am PST, Nintendo has brought fourth three new titles to their burgeoning Virtual Console lineup.

First on the list is Konami’s NES B-ball classic DOUBLE DRIBBLE (their emphasis, not ours. Don’t ask why). As with any good sports game, DD (as it will henceforth be known) supports one or two player action as gamers face off in 5-on-5 full-court action. Multiple levels of difficulty help make the games then-revolutionary slam-dunk cutscenes all the more satisfying if you can’t face off against a friend. DD is 500 Wii Points and rated E for Everyone.

Vegas Stakes for the Super NES is good for 1-4 players across five of Sin City’s favorite pasttimes in blackjack, poker, slots, roulette, and craps. Starting with $1,000 in your pocket, you have five different casinos to get kicked out of, each featuring their own varying themes and limits. In addition to bringing a friend along for advice and moral support (i.e. to buy you drinks when you’ve blown your entire savings), you can also interact with other casino patrons who can help make or break you. Vegas Stakes requires you to ante up 800 Wii Points to partake in the E-rated excitement.

Finally, there’s SEGA’s answer to Flipper in Ecco Jr. for the Genesis. Aimed at the kiddy set, the titular character finds the lovable dolphin headed out to sea, performing a variety of tasks to help him get there. With friends Tara the baby orca and Kitnee the young Atlantic dolphin, Jr. interacts with various aquatic life as he heads for the Big Blue. Introduce your wee Wii ones to the Ecco series with this E-rated adventure for just 800 Wii Points.