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Yesterdays US Virtual Console Releases

Posted by Thomas Bowskill

In some slightly delayed news, we bring you the information on yesterdays VC release (with no puns in the title this time!).

Many will be glad to see that Donkey Kong Country has finally made it to the NTSC systems, after being availible to PAL gamers for quite some time. Streets of Rage has at last hit the system as well, along with the Legend of Kage and New Adventure Island.

For those unaware, Donkey Kong Country and Streets of Rage are must have titles for the VC- true remnants from the golden age of gaming

As usual you can either check the breakdown or read the full press release:

NES 500 Points

  • The Legend of Kage (1-2 players)

SNES 800 Points

  • Donkey Kong Country (1-2 players)

TurboGraxf-16 600 Points

  • New Adventure Island (1 player)

Sega Genesis/Megadrive 800 Points

  • Streets of Rage (1-2 players)

The Official Press Release
Donkey Kong Country
SNES
1-2 players
800 Wii Points
Donkey Kong Country is an incredible island adventure, and the first game to feature Donkey Kong’s sidekick, Diddy Kong. Challenged by the crazed tribe of reptilian Kremlings, the Kongs face their cunning adversaries armed with lightning-quick moves, chest-pounding muscle and awesome aerial acrobatics. The duo also gets help from a host of friends and family, from Funky Kong, Cranky Kong and Candy Kong to Rambi the rhino, Expresso the ostrich, Enguarde the swordfish, Squawks the parrot and Winky the frog. This game has more than 30 levels, plus dozens of hidden caves and secret rooms - more than 100 areas in all. Help the Kongs recover their stolen banana hoard!

The Legend of Kage
NES
1-2 players
500 Wii Points
This classic ninja-action game first appeared in arcades in 1985 and became instantly popular. As the Iga ninja named “Kage,” players embark on an action-packed quest as they move toward a magic castle where the Princess “Kiri” is held captive by “Yohshirou Yukikusa.” To stay alive, players move vertically and horizontally through forest and castle environments and execute massive jumps, all the while using throwing-star knives and a sword to take down hordes of enemies.

New Adventure Island
TurboGraxf-16
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600 Wii Points
On peaceful Adventure Island, the islanders are celebrating the wedding of Master Higgins and Tina, the “Miss Island Queen.” Suddenly, the celebration is interrupted by the appearance of Baron Bronsky and his henchmen, who kidnap Tina and the island children. Master Higgins must set out to rescue the children and his beloved Tina in this side-scrolling action game. Throw hatchets and boomerangs, hop on skateboards and guide Master Higgins safely to the goal in each area. New Adventure Island consists of seven exciting stages. Each stage is split into four areas, with a boss waiting at the end of the final area. Defeat all the bosses and release the kidnapped children. And waiting in the castle of the final stage - the wicked Baron Bronsky. Help Master Higgins defeat him and reclaim his bride.</li> </ol><p> Streets of Rage
Sega Genesis
1-2 players
800 Wii Points
The city was once a happy, peaceful place ... until one day, a powerful secret criminal organization took over. This vicious syndicate soon had control of the government and even the police force. The city has become a center of violence and crime where no one is safe. Amid this turmoil, a group of determined young police officers has sworn to clean up the city. Among them are Adam Hunter, Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding. They’ve decided to put their lives on the line and take back their city through their special hand-to-hand combat abilities. They are willing to risk anything, even their lives, on the Streets of Rage.

Yet another week of fantastic titles, head on over to the The Virtual Console Archive for more information.

[via nintendo.com]

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User Comments (4)

Bert

#2

Bert said:

The screenshot's for Streets of Rage 2 though. I loved Streets Of Rage, but would much prefer 2 to be on VC

RED

#3

RED said:

i'm still patiently hanging on for Mario Kart (SNES), Unirally (SNES), Beetle Adventure Racing (N64) and Legend of Zelda : Link to the Past (SNES) over anything else... pity Goldeneye still isn't on the cards though :(

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