US VC Releases - 17th September - Yoshi's Story

merican gamers expecting an update akin to Europe's last update, prepare for disappointment or joy, depending on how you look at it. You don't get Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels or Super Picross, instead you get the next N64 game.And no, it's not..

merican gamers expecting an update akin to Europe's last update, prepare for disappointment or joy, depending on how you look at it. You don't get Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels or Super Picross, instead you get the next N64 game.

And no, it's not Sin & Punishment. Instead it's Yoshi's Story. This overly cute/childish (Circle the applicable option) game for the N64 is the second Yoshi game (After Super Mario World 2), and, unfortunately, does not quite deliver as much as that did. In fact, it's pretty average. Not really recommended, especially with far superior platformers on VC. If you're a Nintendo fan who thinks people are completely wrong when they say Nintendo is kiddy, this game might just make you reconsider.

Another disappointment for US gamers today is the Sega game. Instead of the officially announced Crack Down or ESWAT, you instead get the Space Harrier-esque Super Thunder Blade. If you want a similar game get Star Fox 64 or Space Harrier II instead, this one isn't the right choice!

And as final game you get World Class Baseball for the TurboGrafx. Not bad by any means, but it is highly average, especially now that systems with far superior baseball games (Baseball Stars 2 for Neo Geo anyone?) have been announced.

Two average games and one really bad one for the US today. Check out the reviews:

Yoshi's Story - Nintendo 64 - 1000 Wii Points

Super Thunder Blade - Sega Genesis - 800 Wii Points

World Class Baseball - TurboGrafx-16 - 600 Wii Points