Brett, Chris and Eric play through two of the Virtual Console's latest overpriced arcade "classics" just so you don't have to. You're welcome, America!
This episode: Chris, Brett and Mike fire up three ancient fighting games stinking up Wii's Virtual Console. They're certainly not the only terrible fighters on the platform, but hoo boy, are they ever shitty.
SHENANIGANS : Following this week's Virtual Console release of a more expensive Arcade version, the popular console port has been mysteriously delisted...
Capcom’s ball breaking classic hits the Virtual Console today and it’s totally worth the price… provided you have an infinite amount of patience and/or hate yourself. How far do you think Chris, Mike, and Brett'll get through one of the least forgiving games of all time? Place ya bets NOW!
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Despite his recent form, there's still a lot of love for Sonic's old games. But is it all a case of us donning our rose-tinted specs? How do they fare today? We've taken a look at the vintage 2D Sonic games with fresh eyes to bring you the definitive retro-review of 2D Sonic
Nov 19, 2007 Nintendo announced its game-creation service back in June; a service which will provide downloadable games through the Wii Shop Channel. Now title announcements are trickling in, and weve got the scoop on the initial
Aug 31, 2007 Games from the Neo Geo console will be making their way to the Japanese Virtual Console in September, SNK has confirmed. The arrival of the new format on the Wii retro download service will kick off on September 11 with beat-'em-up, Fatal Fury, followed later that month by another fighter, World Heroes, and scrolling action game, Magician Lord. Neo Geo games will cost 900 Wii Points. There's currently no word on when the Neo Geo format will arrive on the UK or US Virtual
Welcoming another Monday, this week's Virtual Console releases have arrived once again. They're a little on the obscure side, having never appeared in Animal Crossing, and with little to no cosplay appeal. But that doesn't mean these oldies ain't goodies. In case you didn't know, 100 Wii points is equal to one genuine American greenback. Just don't tell Canada. Their conversion is a total grift. Star Soldier - NES - 500 Wii points A benchmark in side-scrolling space shooters. Take out
Film licensed titles have been the mainstay of developers bank balances ever since the release of Some Like It Hot Pong and Gone With The Wind Invaders. Its just a case of squeezing out a simple platforming game and letting the brand sell itself. But its not always so easy. Some films, no matter what, just wont work as games. If only someone could tell the developers. 3 Stooges - NES How best to represent 190 short films? Why, minigames, of course. Playing as the Depression eras favorite
Back in ye olde days of 8-bit gaming, we didn't have teh interwebs or in-depth FAQs to get us through hours of repetitive dungeons and mindless enemies. We had to do it all ourselves, patiently praying for a wave of cheat codes to come in the next issue of Nintendo Power. Then, after countless hours (literally, because no game would count the hours) we'd see the ending... just to view another 8-bit sunset. Seriously. Another one. How many games do you think end with a scene of the main
Mondays come and go, each with two to three new Virtual Console games to consider. This week's a little different though - we're getting four brand new old games, one of which is the exquisite Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (500 points). The black sheep of the Zelda world turned a few fans away upon its initial release 50 million years ago, but any Nintendo follower worth his fire flowers knows this game's a gem. Stop being a baby and embrace the Zelda II love. Why the controversy? This one
Joining the downloadable fray today are three extremely different styles of gaming - a simian platformer, a trashy beat 'em up and a shove-lasers-down-your-throat shooter. Can't wait to see how Nintendo ties them all together for the sake of a press release. Oh wait, this is it: "The elves mining Nintendo's vaults for classic games have unearthed three new ones to add to the Wii Shop Channel. They feature ragers, lasers and, um, monkeys not in cages. Anyway, it's unlikely that you've played
It's Monday morning and as usual, our inboxes contain an email from Nintendo championing the new Virtual Console releases. Today is a special case though, as NES mega-classic Ninja Gaiden (500 points) has finally appeared. If you've never taken an 8-bit Ryu Hayabusa through level after level of missile-toting thugs and dive-bombing birds, now's the time. It may be one of the toughest games around (a precedent that the Xbox and PS3 versions seem content to follow), but that doesn't affect our
Bit on the short side this month? Too lazy to walk to the shops? As long as your console is connected to the internet, there's a treasure trove of cheap (and even free) content worth downloading. Now that all three next-generation consoles have arrived, we thought we'd take a look at what's on offer, and which games are worth your time and
It's been quite a rollercoaster ride for Virtual Console updates the past several weeks. One Monday we all woke up to Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV and that was it. Is Nintendo trying to disappoint us or something? But then to counter that sad, sickly update, today we're getting Gradius III, Wonder Boy in Monster World and Battle Lode Runner, three games that are all worth picking up. What a great way to start the week, eh? For those who weren't alive when Bush was on his way out to make
Games for the NEO GEO and MSX formats will be made available to download onto Wii as Nintendo expands its Virtual Console service. The update, which is currently only confirmed for the Japanese Virtual Console, is due to be made in spring. Nintendo had previously announced that the MSX was on its way to the Virtual Console, and Nintendo's official Japanese website has confirmed that two games, Eggy and Aleste, will be among the first available for the format. MSX games will cost 800 Wii
Nintendo's Virtual Console releases have been so damn good as of late, it's almost enough to make us forget he haven't got an actual Mario game yet. Well, not really. Where art thou O' Overall-clad one? Here's what's in store this week: Mario Kart 64 (1,000 Wii points) Headlining today's offerings is arguably the best in Nintendo's racing series. Plus, the asking price is less than all those other krappy-kart knock-offs currently available on other systems. It's been too long since we've
Slowly but surely were getting the Virtual Console games we really care about. Case in point; right now you can download The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past in all its SNES 16-bit glory. Pawn your Dreamcast or sell your POGs on eBay. Just get rid of whatever useless junk you can to scrape together 800 points and download one of the best games ever made. It doesnt matter that you already have it or havent quite finished Twilight Princess yet. Everyone's doing