US VC Releases - Christmas Eve - Donkey Kong Country 3
Posted by Marcel van Duyn
Merry Christmas! Nintendo's gift for Americans is the final game in the DKC trilogy, Donkey Kong Country 3! The game was released late in the SNES's life, meaning a lot of people missed out on it. Now is the time to make up for that mistake, as it's a great game, although not as good as DKC2. Here's a secret - Enter your name on the file select screen as "MERRY" for a very Christmas-y experience!
Today's other releases probably won't cater to as much people, unfortunately. Blades of Steel is one of very few NES sports games that has held up to this day, but if you don't like ice hockey it's probably not for you.
Treasure fans will probably be disappointed that the newest Genesis game is not Light Crusader once again - It's Rolling Thunder 2 from Namco. This is a port of the arcade game with the same name. If you like a challenge, this is for you - It comes close to the Ghosts 'n Goblins series in difficulty.
No bad games in the bunch, but they certainly won't appeal to everyone. Check out the reviews:
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! - SNES - 800 Wii Points
Blades of Steel - NES - 500 Wii Points
Rolling Thunder 2 - Genesis - 800 Wii Points