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US VC Releases - 28th May - Actraiser

Posted by Darren Calvert

This week for North America it's a case of the good, the bad and the ugly. The good being the excellent Actraiser, for those still uninitiated for this wonderful game it is a hack and slash platform game and a God sim game all in one. A strange mix that only Square Enix could pull off. Truly outstanding even now.

The bad is Hudson's J.J. & Jeff, it is a platform game in the mould of New Adventure Island only not as good. The original game was modelled on Japanese TV Show Kato Chan & Ken Chan and featured a move where you could fart on bad guys to defeat them, sadly this outstanding attack was replaced for a can of spray paint so even the basic charm this game had has been lost somewhat.

The ugly is Kid Chameleon, it's not as bad as all that but graphically it was considered quite poor even at the time. It's basically quite an average platform game, but fun for a while at least.

So that's it for another week. Check out the reviews here:

Actraiser - Super Nintendo - 800 Points

J.J. & Jeff - TurboGrafx-16 - 600 Points

Kid Chameleon - Sega Genesis - 800 Points

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User Comments (20)

__fzeroman

#2

fzeroman said:

crap no n64 release this month and japan gets f-zero x tomorrow
soo um whats the deal nintendo

Jazzem

#4

Jazzem said:

Nice to see you Americans finally got ActRaiser =) It's one of the best games I've played initially on the VC, a real gem.

JODIsBack

#5

JODIsBack said:

yea, but we had to wait for over a month after you guys had it >_<

i guess we'll get f zero x and paper mario next month

Bass_X0

#6

Bass_X0 said:

F-Zero X next week then? Wouldn't it make sense for Japan to get the next N64 title before the rest of the world?

__spackler

#7

spackler said:

Hmm... I was rather hoping we would get SMB2 since the EU just got it. None of these games interest me.

Mega_X_Gundam

#8

Mega_X_Gundam said:

for the love of......not even Super Mario 2? thats weird. come one Paper Mario or Super Mario RPG!!!

__poppa pump

#9

poppa pump said:

wow...awful week...it wouldn't be that bad except I was really expecting either an N64 title or SMB2

__Ghetto_ninja

#10

Ghetto_ninja said:

Kid Chameleon is great but i already have it on Sega Genesis Collection. And you know what game i just remembered that needs a VC release, Beavis and Butthead!

Mendez

#11

Mendez said:

I guess you were bound to get a bad week after your great week last week...

I just hope we get ourselves SoR2 for Thursday night, then I'll be happy for a while :P

DrakeStaff

#12

Drake said:

Somebody explain to me why all these people are calling ActRaiser bad. That's just impossible.

Marioman64

#13

Marioman64 said:

what do you mean "great week last week"? i saw no mario last week... I NEEEEEED MARIO

i forget if its a game that's allowed on the VC, but i REALLY want to see Glover, for N64. i lost my cartridge and i miss it... a lot

Bass_X0

#14

Bass_X0 said:

Beavis and Butthead probably won't due to it being a licensed game. Although they do happen on V.C., its a rarity.

__Eric42

#15

Eric42 said:

I loved ActRasier and lost my copy a long time ago. It'll be purchased as soon as I can afford it. Now, where's Zombies Ate My Neighbors?

TheNintendoBoy

#17

TheNintendoBoy said:

KC is a great platformer with complex level design that sadly lacks a save/password function.. yes, it is ugly though.

Mendez

#18

Mendez said:

arioman64 (USA) - 28 May 2007, 21:59 GMT

what do you mean "great week last week"?

Oh, only Streets of Rage 2 and Donkey Kong Country 2. If you call those bad then you must have something wrong somewhere up there 0.0

Marioman64

#19

Marioman64 said:

but where's the mario love?

i've never played streets of rage 1 or 2... is it a pure first party nintendo game? i only own and play Nintendo first party games (and bomberman because its awesome)

i didnt call them bad, but i REALLY want all the... SUPER great games like yoshis story, smb3,paper mario, kirby superstar, super mario rpg, paper mario, super mario kart, paper mario, mario tennis N64, mario golf N64, paper mario

k ill stop now before my nintendo fanboyness kicks in :P

JNoodles

#20

JNoodles said:

@ a gamer: Who cares if we had to wait a month for ActRaiser?(which really is one of my favorite VC games so far) Europe had to wait almost 4 months after we go it for ALTTP.

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