If you ever played Konami’s The Legend of the Mystical Ninja (Ganbare Goemon in Japan) on the Super NES, you were in for a wild ride--intense action, awesome music, challenging platforming, sweet RPG elements, and a heaping dose of pure weirdness (such as riding on a deadly cow or defeating foes with a tutu attack). Those who played Mystical Ninja tended to love it; those who didn’t just stood there baffled by it all.
But for every Goemon game released in North America, there have been several that remained overseas. We’d especially like to see the game’s direct 16-bit sequels, Ganbare Goemon 2 and 3, find their way over here via some sort of re-release; even if they remain untranslated, it'd be simple enough to figure out what to do. The GBA follow-up, Goemon: New Age Shutsudou!, also deserves to be played by a Western audience. Instead, players have been subjected to a Virtual Console version of the atrocious Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon for Game Boy. C’mon Konami; you totally owe us after that one.