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US VC Releases - 2nd April - Star Fox 64

Posted by Darren Calvert

A great week for US gamers! Even if you only got Star Fox 64 today you'd have nothing to complain about! Woohoo!

Star Fox 64 - Nintendo 64 (1-4 players, 1,000 Wii Points):
Players take the controls of their Arwing and complete 15 missions to reach the final objective: a showdown on Venom, the home planet of the interplanetary tyrant, Andross. Throughout the adventure, players have to accomplish challenging objectives in order to reach and conquer every mission. Skim over the surface of an alien sea, weave through the concrete canyons of a futuristic metropolis or dodge planetoids the size of mountains. Between missions, players will be treated to real-time 3-D movies that progress the story of the Star Fox team of space mercenaries in their struggle against the evil ape emperor, Andross.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - NES (1 player, 600 Wii Points): Cowabunga! Players take control of the turtles in a half shell and rescue reporter April O'Neil from the clutches of the evil Shredder. Battle against the Foot Ninja Clan as Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello and Raphael with their trademark weapons and ninja abilities. Search through five stages and dozens of areas throughout the New York City sewers, rooftops and ultimately Shredder's Technodrome to save April. Players must scarf down some pizza to keep up their energy, as they'll need it to defeat Shredder. Turtle Power!

Dragon's Curse - TurboGrafx-16 (1 player, 600 Wii Points):
After defeating the Mecha Dragon in the depths of the Dragon Castle, the wounded beast casts a spell on the hero, turning him into an ugly creature. To return to human form, he must find the Salamander Cross, which can break any curse. This side-scrolling action role-playing game is nonlinear, allowing players to venture freely. Collect gold and items while upgrading equipment and powering up stats. The hero starts as Lizard-Man but, upon defeating the dragon bosses, is changed into other creatures such as Mouse-Man, Piranha-Man,Tiger-Man and Hawk-Man. Each creature possesses distinct abilities such as the ability to fly, swim, walk on ceilings or cling to walls. Players use each creature's special skills to widen your search for the Salamander Cross and bring the hero back to his human form!

The games go live at 9 a.m. Pacific time today.

It's a bit of a disappointment that Ninja Turtles is 600 points in the North American region when it cost the standard 500 points for Euro gamers when it was released last month. Could this be the start of different pricing between the EU and the USA?

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User Comments (30)

mirkdddlhppr

#1

mirkdddlhppr said:

Now, this is a good week! Star Fox, obviously, will take the lion's-share of people's time, but we got two decent games as well. Perhaps Nintendo will get a bit of a break from the slander now. I have only one question: Why is TMNT 600 points as opposed to 500? Thanks in advance.

Later,
-mirkdddlhppr

__Jeremy

#2

Jeremy said:

Praise the Lord! Nintendo has finally not let drugs influence their VC choices for the USA. It's not exactly my most exciting week as I've already beaten SF64 back in the day. My N64 doesn't work anymore, but I have to say I'd rather buy games that are either the best ever or that I haven't already played.

Still though, I know my friend (or as we call him, SF64 boy) will be happy today at school. And we all get the fuzzy feeling that we're cared about for the first time in a while. HUZZAH! So next week, we're going to start catching up on a lot of good games Europe has, right Nintendo?

dualj

#5

dualj said:

Starfox 64 is a great game! I was hoping for punchout, but I will be ok with starfox and I will probably end up downloading dragon's curse (looks very fun).

Mega_X_Gundam

#7

Mega_X_Gundam said:

oh I can still complain. tho Star Fox is Sweet and all it's not really what i'm waiting for the most. TMNT is a nightmare from the past so i'm saying pass on that one and I never got a Turbo Grax so i'm pretty much ignoring their games not cus they aren't good but I don't want them. nuthing bad against them.

neuzd

#8

neuzd said:

Never.
Lylat Wars eventually will do.

It was listed as "future release" in the wikipedia page until some days ago. Now it vanished, so we have to wait until it's out.

__Eric

#9

Eric said:

Excellent. TMNT & DC I'm Dling. SF64 maybe.. I don't really like plugging in another controller to play the VC games..

GumbyX84

#10

GumbyX84 said:

Today is a GREAT VC day!! I was expecting just Dragon's Curse, which looks really good. But then we get Star Fox 64, the best in the entire series, too. This is why I love having VC. I don't have to go back to my mom's and dig out my N64 just to play it anymore. I hope that Nintendo keeps releasing good games this month. Now if they would only hold back some titles so we don't get one so-so/bad title at the end of the month (I'm talking about you, Romance).

GodsUncle

#11

GodsUncle said:

I'm guessing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is 600 points because it's a licensed game.

Kevin

#12

Kevin said:

Awesome week! Star Fox 64 and TMNT. It certainly makes up for last week's solo game. Is TMNT really a 100 points more or is just a typo guys?

__Mike

#13

Mike said:

Nintendo, these games are great but please, please, PLEASE release Super Mario RPG! I'm dyin' over here! I wonder if they're holding out for some special occasion. It's one of my favorite games of all time and I'd gladly pay 2000 points for it.

__Bustacap

#14

Bustacap said:

i dont think that we'll get lylat wars (star fox 64) next week because there are already 3 or 4 titles announced for the 6th april. and lylat wars is no title in this announcement. i think the games are sega games or so.

DrakeStaff

#15

Drake said:

It's been a couple weeks since we got 4 games, and Lylat Wars has been rated by the PEGI. So it's possible we do get it friday.

DEMON212

#16

DEMON212 said:

Well it's only fair for the U.S to get a Big N big game first. We've had DKC, MK 64 and OOT to name just 3. I just hope that we don't have ot wait 2 months like we did with ALTTP.

__Joe

#17

Joe said:

YES! STARFOX64!!!

I might save my points when i get em, or buy Starfox64 and OOT, idk.

I really hope TMNT is 600 cause its licensed, because i think NES games are already overpriced as they are.

Masuyo

#18

Masuyo said:

oops, scratch my last comment guys, apparently is IS 600 but they posted it as 500 by accident on the review page.

DazzaAdmin

#19

Dazza said:

It's not an accident that the review page shows 500 points as that's the EU cost. I'm just going to leave it as it is to rub it in with the hope no one buys this turkey! If this keeps happening we'll work out a system to show both prices. Oh Nintendo!!

__Will

#20

Will said:

If indeed it is a licensing issue between US and EU games I feel that Nintendo should take the hit so as not to look cheap by posting some games at 500 and others at 600. That's just sad to me that they would even consider changing their standard pricing. I originally thought they were trying to squeeze a penny with TMNT in theatres and all.

__danstan

#21

danstan said:

Why is it that a NES game nobody wants is more expensive than a good one like Kid Icarus?

__Jeremy

#23

Jeremy said:

People don't want TMNT? It's not very good IMO but people are crazy about it. The GameFAQs Wii Channels board was amuck with "OMG WE ONLY GOT ROTTK AND NO TMNT" last week.

The reason is because of licensing I assume. If Goldeneye ever appears on the VC, they'll probably bump the price to 1200+ points.

link64

#24

link64 said:

Sega have confirmed that Sonic Spinball, Vectorman and The Story of Thor are going to be released on Friday.

__Mark

#26

Mark said:

I bought starfox 64. I was disapointed, the game is great, but the classic controller on the thing is messing me up! How am I supposed to 'DO A BARREL ROLL!' when the C buttons are the right joystick and making me do 1st person. oi.. they should have N64 controller attachments or something!

__metallicorphan

#29

metallicorphan said:

please,let us have this this friday instead of what the americans got on monday,i would rather play starfox than alex kidd

__Mark

#30

Mark said:

yeah it's both! Ahh, the controller takes a while to get used to but eventually you get the hands for it. I was able to kill andross' brain anyway :P

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