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US VC Releases 5th March

Posted by Damien McFerran

Three new titles for the Virtual Console today - Super Ghouls 'n' Ghosts is obviously the pick of the bunch here! The superb SNES platformer is worth every single Wii point Nintendo are asking for and should be downloaded as soon as possible. Shame the same can't be said about Elevator Action and Sword of Vermillion, but both games are at least half decent and go some way to padding out the already impressive VC roster.

Our money is on Sir Arthur taking the lion's share of your attention though! Even if you have the GBA version, the PSX/Saturn Generations port or the SNES original, this is a game that deserves to be rediscovered. Just make sure you have nothing breakable in the room with you when you play - it's also one of the most intense and challenging games ever made.

Elevator Action - (NES, 1-2 players, 500 Wii Points): This is a multidirectional, scroll-type spy-action game that is a blast from the past. Control a spy and sneak alone into a building to steal the secret papers hidden there. Use a pistol, kicks, an elevator and even the lights to take out the building's guards. The gun-fighting action is full of thrills. Players will need speed and timing to get on the elevators, move between floors, steal the secret papers and escape from the basement parking lot.

Super Ghouls 'n' Ghosts - (Super NES, 1 player, 800 Wii Points): The third game in the legendary Ghosts 'n Goblins series of video games, Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts follows Arthur in another quest to rescue the princess, his fair maiden and damsel in distress at large. Players take control of Arthur and defeat the creatures of the night to save the day once more. Discover what glory awaits those brave enough to take on the armies of Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts.

Sword of Vermillion - (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points): Sword of Vermilion is about the role of Erik's son, who takes on a quest of revenge to defeat Tsarkon and free the world of Vermilion from evil. In the town of Excalabria, the people went about their business and tended to the fields. One day, vicious fighting broke out everywhere as the army of Cartahena, led by the wizard-king Tsarkon, swarmed all over the town. The townsmen were overwhelmed. The castle of King Erik V collapsed. Erik summoned his bravest, strongest and most faithful warrior, Blade, and gave him his infant son and an ancient family heirloom, the ring of wisdom. He ordered Blade to save himself and the child while the castle burned. Blade traveled to a small village named Wyclif, where he settled down and raised the child as his own son. Eighteen years later, the son of Erik begins his quest. Save the world of Vermilion and fulfill the prophecy of the Malaga fortune-tellers!

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User Comments (12)

__Indecipherable

#2

Indecipherable said:

What did we do that was so terrible that Nintendo decided to release Elevator action?
Why would I want to play this game? I wouldn't waste my drive space with this game if it was free.
Some people might have been fond of this game,
I personally think they should have went with something... good?

__Ash

#3

Ash said:

I love Elevator Action. The music...the cool intro...the car...being able to shoot the lights out...it's full of little touches that make it fun to play. Would have preferred the sequel though. ;)

DEMON212

#4

DEMON212 said:

Please let the U.K get something better than this on Thusday (how come everyone still thinks they launch on Friday? Check Thursday at 11 PM and they'll be there).

__Bustacap

#5

Bustacap said:

@DEMON212:
"how come everyone still thinks they launch on Friday? Check Thursday at 11 PM and they'll be there"
maybe because we live in different countries???

DEMON212

#6

DEMON212 said:

-_- Ever think that this was aimed at the U.K readers of VC:A?

Which is why I mentioned the U.K not realising that ours launch on Thursday and not Friday.

And the U.K isn't a country, it's 4 and each with there own national anthem. Plus Ireland is 2 countries, so really we're 5. No idea if there's 2 Irish national anthems or not.

__Indecipherable

#9

Indecipherable said:

Wouldn't it have been easier to say continent?
I think 11pm on thursday still counts as friday for anyone who was a life. Just thought I'd throw that in there.

DEMON212

#10

DEMON212 said:

No, 1-6 AM still counts as the day before to anyone, unless it's new years and then all of a sudden midnight counts as one day ending and another begining.

Gypsie

#11

Gypsie said:

well technically only 1 part of ireland is in the United Kingdom and if u were to suggest otherwise to someone from the south of the emerald isle...well...to quote a scary irish lady who shouted at my friend when i was in dublin "You'd be shot in the north for that!" ...but thats beside the point, so....gaming!

Super Ghouls N Ghosts is great, I remember playing this for the first time and being addicted, driven to finish the insanely hard action in a way that only Zelda and a few other games have really managed to replicate since then tbh.

Sword of Vermillion....now theres one thats going to split the pack. personally, when i got a play on this at a mates house i didnt really see what the big deal was about "Does what Nintendont?" allow me to introduce......*drum roll*....bothered face!! in a duke out between this and Link the the Past, Vermillion is down in the first round with the green clad fairy boy bearly breaking a sweat.

never played Elevator Action and given Indecipherable's strong reaction i think i'll just cower in the corner til that particular discussion passes me by.

__Indecipherable

#12

Indecipherable said:

Well, Demon212 I was actually just being a prick, I'm constantly arguing it's not the next day until I sleep and wake up.

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