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EU VC Releases - 31st August - Bonk 3

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

t's back to two games again this week for Europe, as one of the games is a "big" title, which seems to mean that we are only deserving of one other game. Yes, it's Bonk 3, the final game in the original trilogy! The final headbonking adventure on the..

t's back to two games again this week for Europe, as one of the games is a "big" title, which seems to mean that we are only deserving of one other game. Yes, it's Bonk 3, the final game in the original trilogy! The final headbonking adventure on the Turbografx improves upon Bonk's Revenge in a number of ways, making for possibly the most enjoyable Bonk experience you can currently have. Bonk can now grow, shrink, play with a friend and more! If you're a fan of the series, it comes highly recommended. If you were cautious about the Bonk games before, this might be the best one to start with - A number of complaints from the previous two games were addressed in this game (Such as Bonk's slow pace).

Second this week is HAL's SNES gambler, Vegas Stakes. If you like gambling, this is the game for you, as it's possibly one of the finest gambling games around (And also one of very few ever released on the VC systems, so be glad they picked it!). Obviously, if you're not a gambler, then this game is totally not for you, so you're going to have to do with Bonk 3 only.

Yet again no Super Metroid for Europe! Just a warning in advance: Next week is most likely Sega week, so you're going to have to wait at least two more weeks for a Super Metroid possibility!

Nevertheless, check out the reviews for this week's games here:

Bonk 3: Bonk's Big Adventure - Turbografx - 600 Wii Points

Vegas Stakes - SNES - 800 Wii Points

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User Comments (25)

__RMA

#2

RMA said:

Sweet zombie Jesus! What kind of a week is that! Oh...two fairly decent games. I'll just shut up and wander off...pretend I'm not here...

KoKoO_Psy

#3

KoKoO_Psy said:

Well that sucks, i want metroid, oh well, might just go back and try and beat world 7 in bonk 2, so hard though... i wont be getting 3.

Shortay

#4

Shortay said:

I'm really not getting why we aren't getting any good weeks anymore. Bonk 3 is just an ok release, but I don't understand why we don't get Super Metroid...

DEMON212

#5

DEMON212 said:

"(And also one of very few ever released on the VC systems, so be glad they picked it!)."

??? The VC's been around for less than a year, isn't it a little early to be saying that?

Also, good if you're a gambler? Anyone who's reading this will have the net, so anyone who now doesn't goto a free online casino and instead buys VS, really needs to visit a shrink.

Abodi

#6

Abodi said:

likely won't get super metroid until a week or two before mp3 is due.

__ben

#7

ben said:

lol that sux for you guys, you wont be getting super metriod till prime 3 comes out, im sure there gonna do the same type of thing as they did in the us. but hey vegas strike yay!!?

#8

said:

again only two?
Xbox live is gaining grond again , SOR2 for only 5€ -_-
anyway ... i hope this isn't going to happen every week
why do we only get 2 games a week :(

i was willing to spend my money .... ;-)

Raganara

#10

Raganara said:

What a bad friday only 2 low releases.
Why does only Europe get 2 Games?
- Nobody can explain that.
If Nintendo keeps this up and don't change to 3 or 4 Games a week, then the Wii where maybe the last console from Nintendo that I bought.

WoRMaSTeR

#11

WoRMaSTeR said:

Great Bonk 3 is a "big" release that limits the games to 2, but when Super Meroid came out in the states along with it came 2 other great games. I feel really cheated, better bring the goods next week Nintendo!

__Robert

#13

Robert said:

There are more A-class Megadrive games released than Snes, makes me mad :s

i8cookie

#14

i8cookie said:

I hate this strategic releasing of vc games. Not releasing super metriod until just before mp3 is out is stupid. I reckon the same ammount of people will download it if they just released it now!

__Steve

#15

Steve said:

DEMON212: ""(And also one of very few ever released on the VC systems, so be glad they picked it!)."

??? The VC's been around for less than a year, isn't it a little early to be saying that?"

You read the quoted sentence wrong (although, to be fair, so did I on my first read through). He's saying it's one of the few gambling games to have been released for any of the CONSOLE SYSTEMS that are currenly available on the VC. When read that way, the statement makes much more sense.

I keep seeing these bad weeks for Europe and can't help feeling bad. Just hang in there and remember that the US was suffering just as much until just recently. Now that the "month of Metroid" is drawing to a close, I'm not holding my breath on our awesome release weeks continuing...

PlayerOne

#16

PlayerOne said:

It is also the case that there were fewer PAL games in total for all the VC systems. It could just be that there aren't enough to go around.

But my money stays in my pocket again. Except it's already in Nintendo's pocket because I've already bought the Points Card, even if I haven't spent the points yet.

#17

said:

YEAH!!!!!!!

VC release schedule ROCKS!!!!!

I have SWEET gamez on my Wii - and some tripe - If they released all the good games at once there'd be nothing worth releasing in the future!!!!

SONIC - SONIC 2 - ZELDA LTTP - ZELDA - WAVE RACE - F-ZERO X - LYLAT WARS - SOLDIER BLADE - SUPER CASTLEVANIA IV - SUPER MARIO WORLD - MILITARY MADNESS - GUNSTAR HEROES

ALL ROCK!!!

Unfortunately I also downloaded Zelda 2, Wario's woods and Wonder boy in Monster world...

DEMON212

#18

DEMON212 said:

Ahhh, thanks for the heads up Steve. Glad I'm not the only one who got mixed up at first :lol:

=But my money stays in my pocket again. Except it's already in Nintendo's pocket because I've already bought the Points Card, even if I haven't spent the points yet.=

Exactly.

=I have SWEET gamez on my Wii - and some tripe - If they released all the good games at once there'd be nothing worth releasing in the future!!!!=

And? Having 200 great games now and having them in 7 years time doesn't mean much to me. Either way I'll buy the games. Just at the moment I have to wait for them, which does my head in.

If I had the room for all the consoles the VC releases games on, I'd already have them.

But I don't so I don't.

I fail to see why releasing a SNES game once a week is so bad, because that's all we're pretty much asking for. 1 amazing game a week. Considering what was on the 5 consoles that's not exactly a hard task. But instead we get really bad filler weeks every now and then. I'd love it if every week we got 1 game from every console.

That's 5 a week now and upto 10 when the C64, MSX, NEO GEO etc... are launched.

What's so bad about that?

Hell, what's so bad about waking up one morning and finding 250 new games have been uploaded?

__Robert

#19

Robert said:

I bet if Super Metroid is released it is gonna be the most populair download for weeks, if not months. Wonder if we will ever see Starwing too?????

__Steve

#20

Steve said:

"Hell, what's so bad about waking up one morning and finding 250 new games have been uploaded?"

Well, perhaps nothing for somebody who is willing to spend whatever it takes to purchase every killer game from those 250 titles available. And let's say they do just that -- they pick out the 35 or so titles that they simply can't live without and buy enough points to grab them all at once. The chances are that person is never going back for the remaining 215 games, and like it or not, Nintendo sees that as lost money. On the other hand, if they stick to a few titles at a time, the big money makers still make money, but so do the titles that may be a bit more mediocre but, since that's all you get to choose from....

Nintendo is after all in the business of making money.

__Steve

#21

Steve said:

To append to my previous submission:

Consider also that the more money made on the VC (particularly on titles that may not have done well in their time) means more 3rd party companies that will become interested in it, which means more potential games for us as the players to select from. So it's not all bad for us.

DEMON212

#24

DEMON212 said:

Steve.

Why does everyone keep saying this. How do you know that once people get the games they want, they'll never look at another VC game again.

I mean that's like saying that by releasing Mario, Metroid and Brawl all this year in the U.S. No one will ever buy another Wii game again.

SKTTR

#25

SKTTR said:

I can't understand all the whining.

So many games are out there on Wii, Gamecube and VC.
ALL IN ONLY ONE CONSOLE!

And there are so many good games on the VC I still want to get.
Stop complaining please, cause there's no way you can tell me you played every good game on the VC.

This week was lame and I don't like 2-games-weeks either,
but it really starts to sound like you're just 6 year old kids waiting for christmas every friday.

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