Europe VC Releases - 30th March - Punch out!!

After the crushing disappointment that was Monday's US VC releases (or 'release', to be more specific), Euro gamers were quite rightly concerned about what they'd be getting this VC Friday. Thankfully things a bit brighter, as Hudson unleash an excellent game in the form of Dragon's Curse (AKA: Adventure Island, Wonderboy: The Dragon's Trap). This version was never published in Europe, although Master System owners will no doubt have enjoyed the 'Sega' version of this game. If you want to explore the convoluted history of the Wonderboy/Adventure Island series then head over to Wikipedia, because we simply don't have the space (or time) to do it here. The PC Engine/Turbo Grafx edition has a different lead character but retains the level design of the original, plus there's no sprite flicker! It's not quite the classic it was over a decade ago but it's still well worth looking into. And hey - at least it's not Romance of the Three Kingdoms, eh?

As if that wasn't enough Europe gets the NES classic Punch-out! Whilst these days all NES games are showing their age graphically this is really just one of those games where you don't notice because the gameplay is so much fun.

Konami throw a quirky classic our way with the sublime Legend Of The Mystical Ninja. Many of the famous Konami NES games are playable within the game itself! This really is a off-the-wall classic, loads of fun for 2 players and probably the most bizarre game you will ever play!

All 3 games before the USA. All top rated games. Nintendo of Europe - what have we done to deserve this??

Read the reviews here:

Dragon's Curse - TurboGrafx-16
Punch-Out!! - NES
Legend Of The Mystical Ninja - SNES