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Get those twitchy trigger fingers ready, shooter fans: Super Star Soldier sets course for Wii U Virtual Consoles tomorrow!

Originally released in Japan for the PC Engine way back in 1990, Super Star Soldier is a vertical-scrolling shmup and sequel to the NES classic by the same name. While not as critically acclaimed as some of its immediate successors, especially Soldier Blade, fans can still expect gorgeous arcade-quality visuals, a rockin’ soundtrack and endless hours of high score chasing. Fair warning: this nifty space shooter takes the term ‘tough as nails’ to new heights thanks to a lack of checkpoints, special attacks and screen clearing smart bombs. If you think you’re up to the challenge and enjoy jumping into the cockpit of games like R-Type or Gradius, then a download here should prove a no-(mother)brainer.

Super Star Soldier will be available tomorrow, April 6th, for $5.99.

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Written by Matthew Weidner

When it comes to playing and writing about video games, Matthew aspires to be the very best, like no one ever was. Writing for Nintendo Wire and the thought of one day finally achieving a perfect, no death Super Meat Boy run fills him with determination.