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US VC releases - 19th February - Finally DK Country!

Posted by Darren Calvert

After what seems like an age Donkey Kong Country has been released in North America! We can all breath a sigh of relief! It was originally thought to have been held up by licensing issues with RARE (now owned by Microsoft) but that all looked to have been sorted out - phew!

Sega have released the mighty Streets of Rage too which is great news. Hardened fans of the series always prefer the sequel but if you can't wait for that then this is the next best thing.

New Adventure Island is a fun little platformer if a bit basic. Legend of Kage is a Taito arcade game from 1985 when almost everything featured ninjas in it. It's fun for a while but not a huge classic particularly.

As ever here are the reviews:

Donkey Kong Country - SNES (1-2 players, 800 Wii Points)
Streets of Rage - Sega Genesis / Megadrive (1-2 players, 800 Wii Points)
New Adventure Island - TurboGrafx16 / PC Engine (1 player, 600 Wii Points)
The Legend of Kage - NES (1-2 players, 500 Wii Points)

Happy gaming!

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User Comments (5)

__xX Megaman Xx

#1

xX Megaman Xx said:

This is great news man! I've been waiting for Donkey Kong Country for ages!

I think I'll HAVE to get SOR as well :-p

Shrapnel09

#2

Shrapnel09 said:

how long was there a comments section? guess i didnt even notice till now. well you can expect me to make a whole slew of em'. You remember me dont ya? its because of me they revised their toejam & earl review, MUH HA HA HA HA

FINALLY DK country is here, seriously its been waayy too long. However i am going to wait for about 2-3 more weeks for a few more games and then buy more at once (assuming there are games worth getting in the next 2-3 weeks).

streets of rage... ya i will wait for sequal... im not buying any turbografx games on VC and never heard of legend of Kage.

DazzaAdmin

#3

Dazza said:

Shapnel.... we thought it was about time we got all web 2.0 on ya ass and added the comments yesterday on the reviews and about an hour ago on the news!

LOL sometimes we see the error of our ways. Lots of newcomers didn't like TJ&E much - what can I say? It is marmite!

__Monkey Magic

#4

Monkey Magic said:

hey man, this is a cool site, i only just got my wii and decided to download donkey kong as my first virtual console game based on your review. needless to say i wasn't dissapointed. keep up the good work dudes

__metallicorphan

#5

metallicorphan said:

now that you have DKC,which we(england)got in december,hopefully our lists will start to look the same,i am hoping for a link to the past to be released here now

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