The original Sin and Punishment was a cult classic for the Nintendo 64 among game importers in the US, and it finally took the Nintendo Wii's Virtual Console to bring the game to the States. It was worth the wait, especially now that Nintendo listened to our American howls of agony at having to pass up such a great shooter and released its sequel on the Wii: Sin and Punishment: Star Successor.

Treasure has a reputation for creating beautiful, crushingly hard shooters for a variety of platforms—their releases include titles like Gunstar Heroes, Bangai-O, Ikaruga, and Radiant Silvergun—and this is a game that you shouldn't be ashamed to play on the easiest setting until you get a feel for the controls and the surprisingly many ways you can fight back against the overwhelming enemy forces. This isn't your standard shooter; you have plenty of moves at your disposal.

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