EU VC Releases - 22nd February - Street Gangs

Two classic NES games join the European Virtual Console library today! First up we have Street Gangs (River City Ransom in the USA). This is a scrolling beat-em-up in the same vein as Double Dragon, but it is also much more! The characters are all in Japanese super deformed manga style for starters. It’s not as shallow as your average beat-em-up either, there are some basic RPG elements on offer here: you have an inventory, can buy and sell items, and you can learn new abilities and skills. The co-operative play is also really good in this game, so it comes highly recommended from the VC:R team.

The other NES game up for grabs today is Adventure Island. This is the first game in the long NES series with everybody's favourite fat man in a grass skirt. The gameplay in this version of Adventure Island is basically identical to Sega’s 1st Wonderboy outing. If throwing axes at snails and skateboarding on clouds sounds like your sort of thing then you will be in for a treat here!

Not a bad week on the whole, Adventure Island was LONG overdue for the EU so it’s good we finally got it! Check out this week’s reviews:

Street Gangs - NES – 500 Points
Adventure Island - NES – 500 Points