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EU VC Releases - 20th June - Epic Fail

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

Things are dire in Europe again this week. Those 5 releases last week must've been to throw us off-guard and then give us this: Absolutely nothing!

Yes, it's the same situation as two weeks ago: While there are (two) WiiWare games, there is not a single new Virtual Console game. One has to wonder what Nintendo of Europe is thinking with a strategy like this, surely they're not thinking of alternating VC and WiiWare weeks? With all the OFLC/PEGI/USK rated VC games just sitting there waiting for release, this doesn't sound like a very smart strategy, if you ask us.

On top of that, the WiiWare games are the same ones the US got this week: Block Breaker Deluxe and Cocoto Fishing Master. Neither of them are extremely good, but the point is that the US at least got a VC game with them (It was one we already had at the time, but still!). You can check out info on the WiiWare games at WiiWare World. Better luck next week!

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User Comments (119)

Master_K

#1

Master_K said:

oh well too bad for EU, I hope we don't catch on to this in the U.S. yay I've never been first comment. :)

starlac

#3

starlac said:

Ouch for us Europeans huh...

Still as least I can play catch up with some older releases, rather than have to add more titles to an already insane wish list. Though there are plenty of games on the Coming Soon list that I for one wouldn't mind seeing on the VC.

Pj1

#8

Pj1 said:

Out of interest people of Australia (Please no offence) what day do you get your VC titles?
Here in Europe we get them Friday and America get their releases Mondays.

I can't believe here in Europe we havn't got any VC titles again, the 2nd time in three weeks. I know the big N doesn't want to release all the big popular games now so they're bringing them out gradually but surly there was a VC title that could have made it this week. Then again we should enjoy the older releases and time looking at them more, I'm just happy that the VC exists at all so that we can all enjoy great, Classic games that we may have missed out on......

Danieru_Lynx

#9

Danieru_Lynx said:

Nintendo are just taking the Michael.

They tease us with an OFLC rating for Super Mario RPG one Friday and then give us NOTHING the following Friday.

If I don't get my Super Mario RPG next week then there will be Hell to pay, >:3

Tides_of_Chaos

#11

Tides_of_Chaos said:

Well, at least you guys got 5 VC releases last week. This is nothing to complain about when it was obviously coming. (since when does Ninty do 5 releases?)

Jolted85

#12

Jolted85 said:

Man no VC releases at all must blow, I should've known Nintendo will limit VC releases along with WiiWare, Nintendo acts in mysterious ways.

Jogurt_the_Yogurt

#13

Jogurt_the_Yogurt said:

Looks like they're just alternating release weeks. This shouldn't surprise anybody. We've been speculating about that for a while now. At least you got some WiiWare, so it's not like it was a total shutout.

On the bright side, maybe this will mean your regular VC weeks are larger every time. I know, I know, it would even out to the same number of VC games as if they were stretched out to every week, but people have been saying it would be better to get all the VC games in in one big chunk. Are people going to pull an about-face now and complain that that's not what they want? Probably.

Aloth

#14

Aloth said:

Good old times, four games a week!!! Just bought Street fighter II Turbo, tough. I missed it very much, Lets hope for a good selection on monday.

Birdo

#15

Birdo said:

Well at least you have better VC games across the pond i.e. Mega Man, Mega Man 2, and not to mention you get the Commodore 64.

OrionPax

#16

OrionPax said:

@Pj: We get our VC games Friday mornings.

There are two downloads available in Australia today:

Block Breaker Deluxe and Cocoto Fishing Master.

Kawaiipikachu

#17

Kawaiipikachu said:

As the past month i haven't downloaded anything & this week is no exception .

Whiole i do love the VC but one week without a release doesn't hurt me .

Rexy

#18

Rexy said:

Why do I have a feeling that VC and Wiiware weeks will alternate? If so, this will be a weird marketing strategy for Nintendo.

Thank you NoE for making me stay up until 2 in the morning and finding out this happens >.>

DEMON212

#19

DEMON212 said:

Rexy, releases are at midnight.

Again though, I see people whinging that they haven't bought something in ages. Last week we got 1X5☆, 2X4☆, 1X3☆ & 1X2☆ game. And personally, I'd rate the 3 and the 2... 4☆'s.

People really need to start looking at these games. And researching them isn't hard. GFAQS, WIKI, Youtube etc...

PHANTOM93

#20

PHANTOM93 said:

Look at it this way guys, within the last 2 weeks Europe has gotten more vc games than America.

megacody

#22

megacody said:

Better luck next week Europe. Keep you fingers crossed America. Earthbound, Earthbound, Earthbound!

Rapadash6

#24

Rapadash6 said:

Even if Europe only gets 5 VC releases every other week, that's still more than we've been getting, despite having VC games every Monday. You guys have no right to complain, so zip it! Hell, you guys have a system no one else has and it doesn't look like we'll be getting anything like that in the near future at all. PLUS, there's more evidence pointing to Europe getting Mario RPG than there is for North America... the only epic fail I see is NOAs release schedule.

Adamant

#25

Adamant said:

Eh, I don't really see the problem. Sure there won't be VC releases each week anymore, but there'll be two weeks worth of games every forthnight.

I'd prefer weekly releases, but this isn't such a massive disaster as you're making it seem like.

Mazero

#26

Mazero said:

@. Rapadash6

The ESRB rated Mario RPG, than removed it. So it's pretty much confirmed that it's coming to America pretty soon (SMB2 LL, Super Metroid, and SMB3 have all gotten ratings taken down, but soon were released)

Cally

#27

Cally said:

@ Birdo

Here it is again: why not the Mega Man Anniversary collection? I guess if the Wii is your only console, that button-layout screw-up is a considerable issue.

Wiigamer14

#28

Wiigamer14 said:

Well I just hope they release Super Mario RPG in the US by my birthday: July 9th because I have never played that game before. Oh wait I still have to buy super Mario World......... I should be ashamed!

RGVEDA

#29

RGVEDA said:

Maybe Nintendo will release "5 VC Games and no Wii Ware Game" and "No VC Games and 2 Wii Ware Games" in the future? That would be okay for me :)

Viral

#33

Viral said:

I agree with Fierce Deity...I'd rather have VC releases than WiiWare. WiiWare is almost like a half-arsed excuse to compete with the X-Box Live Arcade.

Mazero

#34

Mazero said:

@Fierce Diety

So was Super Metroid and SMB3. They were rated near the Wii's launch, than got removed for a long time, and eventually came out

uncle_smuck

#35

uncle_smuck said:

Oh dear. The cat with the cheese on its head has seized control once again! Congratualations must go to VC reviews for some fantastic picures for threads cheer me up on days like this. i wont comment on this latest farce. Im going to pretend it didn't happen.

Xenith

#36

Xenith said:

They can't be serious about this No Game week again, I'd like to quote Nintendo from their website, That new titles are added every week, but since they can't keep that promise they apparently have changed it to: "New titles are added regularly" LAME...

RichWalker

#37

RichWalker said:

I'm so disillusioned right now... I'm actually going to go for a walk outside in the sun... :-p

RevolverLink

#38

RevolverLink said:

@PHANTOM93
Better yet, despite not releasing any VC titles for two out of the past three weeks, NoE has still managed to put out more VC titles than NoA over the same timeframe.

BDPatVCR

#39

BDPatVCR said:

Where is Defend Your Castle ?!?

Meh, no VC-games ... I guess now everybody has to download last week's Alex Kidd :D

wedge554

#40

wedge554 said:

"Oh dear. The cat with the cheese on its head has seized control once again!" - i really thought that was a post-it note, but after a closer look i see its cheese, that' just down-right retarded lol. And as for nintendo, well thats boldoy typical! At the rate they're releasing games, well have the nintendo quantum or something by the time they finnish.

Rexy

#41

Rexy said:

"Rexy, releases are at midnight."

Yeah, but I was caught in some Tales of Symphonia while I was waiting. o_O One doesn't expect the news story to appear directly at Midnight.

Cally

#42

Cally said:

"WiiWare is almost like a half-arsed excuse to compete with the X-Box Live Arcade."

I got Lostwinds and thought it was great, and it's kind of nice to see some modern games without the modern length/complexity (usually old-style stuff seems to be reserved for handhelds). But likewise I somewhat see it as a bit of a red herring to the VC . . . which pretty much already smeared XBLA.

Bass_X0

#44

Bass_X0 said:

We'll probably get five games again next week. I'd rather get two or three games every week instead of one week with none then the next week with five.

Rawk_Hawk

#45

Rawk_Hawk said:

I wish Nintendo would decide what they want to do with the VC. Are they going to support it or not? The first year of the VC was supported so well but this year is a different story. It's a let down. Of course fans are going to be angry.

Charco

#49

Charco said:

Ok, that does it. I am installing the Homebrew Channel and playing all these games for free using emulators on my Wii. Your downright contempt towards your loyal customers recently has lost you another lifelong Nintendo "geek." You should be ashamed of yourselves Nintendo.

Lugia2

#50

Lugia2 said:

Sad thing is, by alternating 5 VC and 2 WiiWare, you guys will still getting way more VC on a regular basis than us and our 2-1 and 1-2 VC to WiiWare weeks. And you have Smash next week at last!

...Uh, does that mean nothing at all next week?

Joxe

#51

Joxe said:

Well, Super Smash Bros. is worth like 25 VC games so I wouldn't care if we didn't get VC games for four-five weeks after SSBB was released.

155 Hours and 38 minutes left!

Love the Epic Fail pic :D

Junichi

#52

Junichi said:

We all know what will happen. 2 weeks ago it was "OMG NO VC GAMES NINTENDO HATE US!!!!1111ONEONEEXCALMATIONMARK!!!!11111!!!1!!11one", then the following week it was "OMG 5 VC GAMES!!1!11! YAY! NINTENDO LOVE US!!!11, then this week its the same "OMG NO VC GAMES NINTENDO HATE US!!!!1111ONEONEEXCALMATIONMARK!!!!11111!!!1!!11one NINTENDO YOU HAVE LOST ME AS ONE OF YOUR 10 BILLION CUSTOMERS!!!11!11ONEONEEXCLAMATIOMARKONE!1112", then next week we'll be back to "OMG 5 VC GAMES!!1!11! YAY! NINTENDO LOVE US!!!11 ISN'T NINTENDO GREAT!!111ONEONEONEFOUR" and of course some 'epic fail' picture that VC Reviews have kindly searched and found from Google and posted on their site. Which is of course extreamly 'lol' (that is what the ganstas say now-a-days, isn't it?)... I predict it'll follow that pattern .

slangman

#53

slangman said:

I knew last weeks releases were too good to be true. Looks like we might be getting VC games every 2 weeks in europe but to make up for it we get double the amount. The fact that 2 not so good Wiiware games are avalable this week is an epic fail though. ):

Cipher

#54

Cipher said:

Help me out here, VCR. Why, when you know that WiiWare and Virtual Console alternate weeks in Europe, do you still make a post every other Friday when you know there aren't gonna be any VC releases?

Related to this week, I think we've averaged out our good weeks and bad weeks now, so this week is fairly disappointing. I can't understand why Nintendo Europe doesn't just release Virtual Console games on Friday and WiiWare on Tuesday, as with its launch. Specifically, I was hoping for My Pokémon Ranch this week.

Regardless, I'm not a hardcore VC/WiiWare person, I have actual Wii games to keep me occupied.

DazzaAdmin

#55

Dazza said:

@Cipher - NoE have never officially said that WiiWare and VC are alternating so we are still expectant of a VC update every Friday.

Anyway if we don't post anything then people will just assume all the team members of VCR were killed in a freak yatching accident and we can't have that can we? :p

Kultist

#56

Kultist said:

Hi there.
Here's a thing I did that might help you get through lame VC weeks:
A while ago, when VC started to go downhill, I backuped all my games on an SD, then deleted most of my VC games and only kept one. After two months without a download (I'm in Canada, so US VC), I got back to my SD card... Oh! here's a game I haven't finished yet... YAY! Free VC! (well kind of) :P

Jogurt_the_Yogurt

#57

Jogurt_the_Yogurt said:

Other than mine, Junichi's post at #53 is the best in this yangthread. It never ceases to amaze me that little kids threaten to boycott Nintendo just because Australia & France's VC schedule is... well, still fine. 5 (good) VC releases last week and 2 WW releases this week (one of them not bad), and yet people still find reason to cry? Kids these days...

Starwolf_UK

#58

Starwolf_UK said:

Why do I have a feeling that VC and Wiiware weeks will alternate? If so, this will be a weird marketing strategy for Nintendo
Because thats what Nintendo Sweden said (well, the subsidary of Nintendo that runs in Sweden).

@Cipher - NoE have never officially said that WiiWare and VC are alternating so we are still expectant of a VC update every Friday.
But the point is pre-WiiWare launch we knew this may be possible becuase of what was said in Sweden.

I would say the pattern is proving to be correct.

Rawk_Hawk

#60

Rawk_Hawk said:

I would rather see 2-3 VC games per week and 1 Wii Ware game.
Oh and make that Wii Ware game Gyrostarr please.

Objection

#61

Objection said:

I am waiting for SMRPG, Earthbound, Ys, and Super Mario Al Stars (like that'll happen) After that, VC can continue going to hell for all I care. But I agree that (Assuming at least 1 VC is good) 2 VC and a Wiiware (Gyrostarr!! SBCG4AP!!) a week would be ideal, OR after there is no VC left (Not that Ninty will ever admit it) then 0-1 VC and 2-3 Wiiware.

Will

#63

Will said:

Noooooooooooooooo!!! Somebody have a word in the VC-Cats ear. What gonna happen now is, some fantastic VC game like SMRPG will be released on top of smash bros next week, so my game time will be divided. I had set aside my saturday evening for some serious gamage as well, now, nothing. Tune in next week...

Rapadash6

#64

Rapadash6 said:

Europe average - 5 VC games every two weeks.

North America average - 3 VC games every two weeks

No. You guys DON'T have the right to complain.

Joe_Spinebuster

#65

Joe_Spinebuster said:

I read an article in last month's NGamer magazine saying that Nintendo intend(o) to give the Wii a much longer lifespan than those of previous console "generations". If this is true, then I guess holding back on VC games or releasing pretty VC games only a year and a half after the console's release makes sense, from the standpoint of extending the lifespan of the Virtual Console and so also the lifespan of the Wii in general as a result. I know all you geeks and otaku (;)) out there think that Nintendo should be giving you what you want when you want it, but it really wouldn't make much sense for them to "blow their load early" and have nothing of interest to offer two or three years down the line.

Danieru_Lynx

#67

Danieru_Lynx said:

I don't mind the idea of alternating weeks. That's fine by me. What sucked was me having gotten my hopes up for a VC release this morning due to the fact that I wasn't aware of how Nintendo might do this. If I'm to EXPECT a VC release every two weeks instead of just one then fair do's.

... still want SMRPG next Friday, >.>

@ Rexy (Thank you NoE for making me stay up until 2 in the morning and finding out this happens >.>):

Haha! Seconded!

Rexy

#68

Rexy said:

SMRPG won't happen until Europe gets a rating as well as Australia. At least, that's what it seems to be.
But certainly we won't mind because there's Brawl finally coming next Friday :D I won't be surprised if NoE are pumping all the attention towards that.

One_Crushing_Blow

#69

One_Crushing_Blow said:

"but it really wouldn't make much sense for them to "blow their load early""

HAHAHAHAHA. Joe, that was good.

I really don't have much to say with this debate, because I just recently got a Wii, so I've only bought a couple VC games, and I'm not planning on buying anymore until I beat them, along with Okami and Galaxy. However, it IS lame that there is no consistency here. Kind of like Homestar Runner, whoever goes there. Ever since they've been working on their WiiWare games, there's been a lack of regular updates. Actually, even before then, but still, at least they have a reason. Nintendo doesn't. It's not really bothering me, though, because I'm really only looking forward to possibly Ogre Battle 64 and Chrono Trigger in the future as of right now. (No, there's no release dates or anything...those are just the games I want to play badly)

Rexy

#71

Rexy said:

Yeah, they did. I initially wanted to see it as a good game for people to enjoy at last year's Christmas party (a role which was soon filled by Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games); I'm glad that it is finally coming through, and it's a weird feeling for me too since I've never played a Smash Bros game before (shame on me lol).

Mazero

#72

Mazero said:

OK, I'm american, but most of the american members of vc-reviews are really bugging me. Every week, when a european has a complaint about there being no VC games, or the fact that there aren't many Wiiware titles, an American always comes on here and claims "SUTZ THE F*CK UPZ! UZZ GETZ 5 GAMZ ONE WEEK SO STOP COMPLAINSINGS!!!" What right do they have to tell them to stop complaining? It's freedom of Speech!

Another thing that really annoys me is that this week, when we got samurai showdown, people called this week crappy, just because we got one title, and Europe got 5. Does anyone find that a justifiable reason to call the week crappy?

Also, whenever a game that's released on the VC is on a collection, the members don't find any interest, claiming it's on a collection. But when Megaman was released, all the americans were whining about how "OMGZ ITZ NOES FAIR! WHZ DOS THEYZ GETZ MEGAMAN AND WEZ DONTZ?!" Even though it's already on a collection.

Mike1

#73

Mike1 said:

I can see why other Americans are saying that Europe should stop complaining. They got 5 games last week and while getting none this week sucks, they did still get 5 last week. And last week was a crappy week for the US.

One_Crushing_Blow

#74

One_Crushing_Blow said:

Mazero...no one types like that here. You're just fueling the fire, hope you know. Oh well. It's a forum. I don't see why anyone expects there NOT be any arguing. :)

Danieru_Lynx

#76

Danieru_Lynx said:

'SMRPG won't happen until Europe gets a rating as well as Australia. At least, that's what it seems to be.'

The fact that Australia is a PAL region, just like us, coupled with the fact that most VC releases for Europe and Australia have been synchronised, means that I believe it DOES mean SMRPG will happen in Europe.

However, I'm not an expert on these matters. I could be wrong, but it makes sense to me, XD

Besides, wishful thinking never hurt anyone, ;)

Viral

#77

Viral said:

Mazero, the reason they complain about certain collections is because the controller used for that collection, ie : Gamecube for Mega Man Anniversary Collection or Mega Man X Collection...same goes for Metal Slug Anthology using the Wii-Remote. It's blasphemy to some, tolerable to others. It's all about preference. That's why some are whinging. And Brawl isn't being bought until the storage solution for us because where am I going to put that beast of a save file? My wife and I watched the preview for it on Nintendo Channel and were debating whether we should get it or not... Oh, and yippy for me for realising my GC games from America work on my European Wii using the Freeloader, all is not lost.

Viral

#78

Viral said:

I think that this site needs a vote for a game you think deserves to be on VC, have like a top most wanted games (make it like, 20 games long because you know people are going to over-vote for Earthbound, SMRPG, Chrono Trigger, ect. It'd be unique to see what makes it to 6-20!

el_cabarto

#79

el_cabarto said:

I vaguely remember a Nintendo Power poll asking gamers what games we wanted the most on Virtual Console...were we unwittingly creating Nintendo's 'do not release these games' list?

Starwolf_UK

#80

Starwolf_UK said:

SMRPG won't happen until Europe gets a rating as well as Australia. At least, that's what it seems to be.
Thing is the European reatings are usually kept secret (just like ESRB ratings will be from now on*).

*-http://gonintendo.com/?p=46882

Rawk_Hawk

#81

Rawk_Hawk said:

I think this will be the summer of Neo Geo for the US. I expect more Neo titles will hit before Earthbound and SMRPG.

I think they will put out Burning Fight, Ninja Commando, Fatal Fury 2, AOF 2, Neo Turf Masters and SS 2 before we see other games

Adamant

#82

Adamant said:

"But when Megaman was released, all the americans were whining about how "OMGZ ITZ NOES FAIR! WHZ DOS THEYZ GETZ MEGAMAN AND WEZ DONTZ?!" Even though it's already on a collection."

A collection that's available only in America, not in Europe, even. I think most Europeans would gladly trade the VC releases of MM1 and MM2 for the Anniversary Collection.

Rexy

#83

Rexy said:

"The fact that Australia is a PAL region, just like us, coupled with the fact that most VC releases for Europe and Australia have been synchronised, means that I believe it DOES mean SMRPG will happen in Europe."

I'm not saying it won't happen at all, I'm just saying that this is all the information that we currently know and that we can't expect it too soon like most people are hastily predicting. Besides, Europe and Australia haven't completely co-existed on the Commodore 64 front for some reason or another; I know you said that "most" VC releases are synchronised, but it just all comes down to what NoE would want to make of all this.

Looking back at my first statement - sure, it's a thrill to wait for something to come. But what's going to happen when that something finally arrives and you start sinking your teeth into it? It'll all come to your head, you'll miss the days of pre-release chatter and you'd wish that you want to anticipate the wait all over again - the moments of hype to keep you stimulated week after week. Somehow, I see it as a bigger thrill than actually playing the end produce for some strange reason.

Shiryu

#84

Shiryu said:

Im sure everyone has forgotten about it, but, you guys across the ocean have Axelay and we in Eurland (and our brothers and sisters in Australia) do not! Fix that, Nintendo!

StarDust4Ever

#85

StarDust4Ever said:

Well, you guys got more VC games in the past three weeks than we did. By the way, don't drink and then try to fly a plane. It just doesn't work.

Cally

#86

Cally said:

"I think that this site needs a vote for a game you think deserves to be on VC, have like a top most wanted games (make it like, 20 games long because you know people are going to over-vote for Earthbound, SMRPG, Chrono Trigger, ect. It'd be unique to see what makes it to 6-20!"

YES!!! That would fantastic! And who knows--maybe the word will eventually get out to Nintendo. Maybe more people would register on this site just so they could participate?

Cally

#88

Cally said:

"A collection that's available only in America, not in Europe, even. I think most Europeans would gladly trade the VC releases of MM1 and MM2 for the Anniversary Collection."

<sigh> I think I have to eat my own words a little. If you're talking about the GameCube version, that obscene oversight of mapping "jump" to the B-button and "shoot" to the A-button on the GC controller actually is a very good reason to pretend the collection didn't exist for that system. (If you have a PS2/3 or Xbox/360, though, the collection is great and even offers some extras and the option of switching the games' music to some awesome remixes.)

spiff

#89

spiff said:

nintendo is really dropping the ball with the vc the last few months. what's the deal? we were getting good games regularly there for a while, but all we get is junk now.

the vc was the main reason i absolutely HAD to have a wii and now it's been months since there's been anything worth getting (not counting wii ware). it's really starting to get aggravating.

Bensei

#90

Bensei said:

I hope it's just a solution until Wiiware releases get stable (translating into 5 languages takes time). That would be my only explanation why NoE hasn't made it official yet.
If we really get no vc games next week because of those mass releases on normal Wii Games, then I hope that's the point of twist.

And those who say Europe get 5 games per week average: You weren't good in math, eh? If it were so, we would have to get 15 games next week. We get once in 6 months 5 games and now you think we get all the time?

And I don't think SMRPG won't come before the next Hanabi Festival, if we still get them (You can't call it a Hanabi month if those are only 2 weeks!)

E-dawg

#91

E-dawg said:

Nintendo better make up for this. If we got Tetris on WiiWare that would be an OK excuse, but c'mon two crappy WiiWare games and no VC games? Thank God Brawl comes out on 26 June...

CopyofCopyX

#92

CopyofCopyX said:

This is still better than releasing only one game per week.
If Nintendo continues like this, it would mean 10 games per month.

7th_lutz

#93

7th_lutz said:

@Spiff: your statement is not true with everyone concerning the vc. It is only your opinion. Everyone doesn't have the same tastes in games.

Take a look at good vc games starting April 21st.

River city Ransom is a great game. I own this game since 2002. Double Dragon is a good game, if you don't mind the fact is not a great arcade port. I bought the game back in 1993 for nes..

Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa is a good game if you like platform games. The biggest problem is no one downloads imports like this one because they never heard of the game. Not hearing about the game, doesn't mean the game sucks.

Metal Slug and Samurai Shodown are greats, you are not after the 2 collections or own the metal Stug , Samurai Showdown Anthology will be coming later this year.

The true problem is the of vc lack of games being release, not the quality.North America has been getting only nes and Neo Geo games for the most part since the start of May.

Europe Shouldn't be complaining. They are more getting vc games a month than North American gamers do.

RoninDennis

#94

RoninDennis said:

Weren't we supposed to get mad at NoJ instead of NoE, since, you know, they control the content we're getting?

Objection

#96

Objection said:

@Bass Still optimistic, huh? Wow, you are completely unaffected by nintendo's evil plan! Better write some notes. scratchie scratch

Bass_X0

#97

Bass_X0 said:

*rocks back and forth in a corner*
Krusty is coming... Krusty is coming...

Adamant

#98

Adamant said:

@7th lutz: "Double Dragon is a good game, if you don't mind the fact is not a great arcade port."

Absolutely. In fact, the game is so different from the arcade original it shouldn't really be called a port in the first place.

@Cally: "If you're talking about the GameCube version, that obscene oversight of mapping "jump" to the B-button and "shoot" to the A-button on the GC controller actually is a very good reason to pretend the collection didn't exist for that system."

It's not that big a deal. It takes a couple minutes to adjust to, then you're fine. Have you actually TRIED this collection, or do you just hate it due to what others say about it?

Bass_X0

#99

Bass_X0 said:

They are more getting vc games a month than North American gamers do.
Europe is still two games behind America. Although considering the time difference of the Virtual Console starting in both countries thats not bad going.

everydayJOE

#101

everydayJOE said:

Most of you guys acted like you didn't see this coming. You should be extremely thankful for NOE's move last week with 5 games. You don't always have to complain!!!
Oh well looking forward for SPOGS racing!

Zeroagean

#102

Zeroagean said:

oh well just think that you will be getting brawl next friday!!! (June 27) i do hope that you get a good game on friday june 27 a really great game for the VC i hope that we all get Earthbound very very soon an amazing game and one other game we need to get Chrono Trigger!!!

Mike1

#103

Mike1 said:

"Europe is still two games behind America. Although considering the time difference of the Virtual Console starting in both countries thats not bad going."

As of 6/21, America has 230 and Europe has 227. That's 3 games unless you are counting SMB:LL.

Viral

#105

Viral said:

I don't think that they'll release any new games for next Friday either since Brawl and all.

Rexy

#106

Rexy said:

I think we'd actually get a couple of new games, but because of Brawl we shouldn't expect them to be of high calibre. From what we've seen now, NoE have been awfully fickle over the past two months.

Viral

#107

Viral said:

I agree Rexy. They're on a hormonal rollercoaster...one minute they love us, one minute they're mad at us. lol

Objection

#108

Objection said:

@viral
i can't remember what we got during brawl week but I know we got something, so you should too. keyword is should...

Rexy

#109

Rexy said:

Yeah, the records showed that when Brawl came out the US side received Puyo Puyo 2 and DoReMi Fantasy. I don't think the VC side for us would be quite as good as what you guys got though :p

MrLopez

#110

MrLopez said:

Nothing this week damn...
Next week has to be real good, so it makes up for this week!
RPG Extravaganza xD: Earthbound and Super Mario RPG!!!

Rexy

#111

Rexy said:

Not going to hapepn. With Smash Brawl, such highly-anticipated releases will not happen at the same time of that game's release. Nintendo surely won't throw all their eggs in one basket.

Danieru_Lynx

#113

Danieru_Lynx said:

@ Rexy: As much as I hope you're wrong due to me having already established myself as quite literally GAGGING for SMRPG, I have to agree with you fully. As big a title as Brawl is, Nintendo surely cannot be blind to the fact that releasing Earthbound and/or Super Mario RPG on the same day would magnetise a HUGE number of potential Brawlers. I mean, Hell, I simply cannot WAIT for Brawl, but were SMRPG to appear on the same day then I would GENUINELY be torn between the two. Besides, I can wait a little while longer. After all, Brawl is bound to keep me company for some time, and Final Fantasy Tactics A2 is due out that very same day, :3

My life needs sorting out anyway, and so I could do with as few distractions as possible for the time being, which is difficult due to me having just got Crisis Core, XD

Ricardo91

#118

Ricardo91 said:

aww suck it up euro-nerds. you guys get 5 games across a span of 2 weeks, and how many do we Americans get across the same time frame? 2-4, and a fraction of them usually suck. USA! USA! USA!

Ricardo91

#119

Ricardo91 said:

lol one of these days, if this keeps happening, vc reviews is gonna run out of "fail" pictures.

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