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EU VC Releases - 7th September - Sega week

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

guess you were all expecting 3 Mega Drive games this week, huh? Well, Sega surprises us all, because instead they release five of them! And what a bunch of games they are!Leading the bunch is the final game in the Mega Drive Sonic trilogy - Sonic the..

guess you were all expecting 3 Mega Drive games this week, huh? Well, Sega surprises us all, because instead they release five of them! And what a bunch of games they are!

Leading the bunch is the final game in the Mega Drive Sonic trilogy - Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Or as it was known here in Europe, simply "Sonic 3"). The game has some very impressive graphics and music and is, of course, fun to play, so if you haven't played it yet and like Sonic, go for it!

The second game this week is the sequel to Capcom's Ghosts 'n Goblins (Which isn't on VC yet) - Ghouls 'n Ghosts. If you like a challenge, this is the game for you! It's got some really difficult parts and is great fun.

Third this week is Shining in the Darkness - This first-person dungeon crawler is nothing super-special, but if you're a fan of RPGs, it might be worth checking out, as it has some interesting ideas.

The fourth game this week is ESWAT: City Under Siege. This game is a semi-sequel to the arcade game ESWAT: Cyber Police. It seems largely forgotten nowadays, but is actually pretty fun to play and worth checking out.

Finally this week we have Crack Down. This port of the arcade game with the same name features you (And optionally, a buddy) placing bombs around buildings to blow them up. It's some good arcade fun, and can get quite tough in later levels, what with kamikaze enemies and flamethrower wielding soldiers.

So, wow, 5 new Mega Drive games on one day - Unfortunately, Landstalker is missing, and it's arguably the best game North America got recently. Still, don't be disappointed - These five games are all great too. Check out the reviews:

Sonic 3 - Mega Drive - 800 Wii Points

Ghouls 'n Ghosts - Mega Drive - 800 Wii Points

Shining in the Darkness - Mega Drive - 800 Wii Points

ESWAT: City Under Siege - Mega Drive - 800 Wii Points

Crack Down - Mega Drive - 800 Wii Points

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User Comments (25)

__Mii be you


Mii be you said:

Why do they get Sonic 3 before we do?(Well, at least we got Super Metroid before they do.)



OxKing said:

I would gladly trade Sonic 3 against Super Metroid if i could.
And many others here in Germany with me, i think.



JODIsBack said:

Well, we got the first 2 sonics before them AND japan, so yeah maybe they're giving them a break.

Frankly, I don't care as I own the Sonic Mega Collection



ben said:

wow 5 games i don't think that north America has ever gotten 5 games, personally i would rather have sonic 3 than landstalker any day, so y'all should consider yourselves lucky this week, very lucky



Peksu said:

Europe gets most games before America, Super Metroid was radical exception.
But really, if I were you I wouldn't complain about us getting VC games week or two before you. Atleast you don't have to wait for half an year for normal games to be released there.



mummydaddy said:

well I agree with Peksu there, with the possible exception of the excellent Mario strikers, Wii games come out earlier over in the USA but with the VC games it seems theres more give and take F-zero x and Super Metroid are perfect examples.



KhaoShar said:

Still, I would rather have had Landstalker- this game alone would have been a reason to get a MegaDrive, it's got to be on VC soon! And do we really need Ghouls'n'Ghosts for MD, figuring the SNES version had been released already? Anyone can tell me?



Drake said:

Ghouls 'n Ghosts is completely different from Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts, why shouldn't it be put on? That's like saying Super Mario Bros. 3 shouldn't be put on since we have 1, 2 and World.



Lajkan said:

gheez. cant understand why we cant get super metroid before the blue hedgehog. -,-



aguy said:

The UK probably got the special treatment from Europe because the MD was a better recieved system over there. I say congrats to them! In actuality, there are 2 games that we don't have, so NA doesn't have too much to complain about here. Also, there are a ton of games to be played! I don't think I have time to pick up another one!



mamac said:

can you actually save your progress when playing sonic 3? or can you not save it??



Why are you americans always pissed when we get something you haven''t gotten?
is has always been the otherway around
so please be kind and lets us Europies have some moments too



whiteshadow said:

Hurrah for Europe, about time we got something to our selfs.
Although the VC has always been good for Europe
Sonic 3



Shortay said:

Good week, but still no downloads for me... I'm still trying to save my points for Super Metroid



ouenben said:

Europe gets games before USA with exception of zelda n super metroid? Ha

High profile games out in USA before UK -
mario 64
sonic 2
zelda link to the past
f zero
super mario bros
super mario world
Kirbys adventure
stafox 64
super metroid

besides most of UK games that they get first are N64 games and only by 3 days.

I did the right thing and imported a usa wii



mamac said:

america will get zelda : majora's mask before europe and other games like that.



Kael said:

I'm getting really sick of seeing my fellow countrymen bashing Americans and whining about Super Metroid being out across the pond before it is here. If you want to be upset about anything, make it Metroid Prime 3 being released there before it is here. It's obvious we'll be getting it when NOE does their own Month of Metroid. So kids, calm down and enjoy what we DO have. Namely, the awesome blast that is Sonic 3!

And indeed, here's hoping we get Sonic 3 & Knuckles sooner rather than later. It IS the full version of this game, afterall. ^_~

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