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PEGI and ESRB Update: Last Ninja 3, Enduro Racer and More

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

A double whammy today, as both the PEGI and the ESRB have rated some new VC games! And not only do they reconfirm already confirmed games, they also reveal two new games.

While there was absolutely no doubt Last Ninja 3 would be hitting VC (As the first and second game are both out in Europe) the PEGI has now confirmed our suspicions by rating it. Three games we already knew about have also been PEGI rated. The four rated games are:

The ESRB on the other hand has confirmed that the Master System port of Enduro Racer will be coming to VC. This is a neat little isometric dirt bike racing game, sort of similar to Excitebike. They've also rated the same two Master System games as the PEGI, further confirming that they're probably hitting soon! The three rated games are:

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User Comments (49)

Wiiloveit

#3

Wiiloveit said:

Space Harrier looks kinda cool from the screens, but I think I'll pass on the others

Rexy

#4

Rexy said:

Cool, Street Fighter II brings back memories, even though it was with a friend's copy of the SNES version :D

Airola

#5

Airola said:

At first I thought it was the C64 version of Enduro Racer and wondered that why would they release that as, although I played it quite a lot, it got AWFUL reviews.
I've played the SMS version a couple of times and I thought back then that it was very good.

Bensei

#7

Bensei said:

Finally some more Master System games! I mean, we only had three till now altogether!

Rawk_Hawk

#8

Rawk_Hawk said:

Street Fighter 2 SCE can't get here soon enough for me. It was my first Street Fighter game!
Enduro Racer looks like a fun little game too.

Terra

#9

Terra said:

I'll wait for the Championship Edition before i finally get my first Street Fighter Game.

worrybomb

#10

worrybomb said:

It's great that the Sega Master System is being supported. I was waiting for Wonder Boy in Monster Land to be rated by the ESRB. I'll probably give that a download when it's released.

Now I hope Phantasy Star will come to the SMS/VC. It'll be fun to play it again.

MarkyVigoroth

#12

MarkyVigoroth said:

You finally get the trilogy of those Last Ninja games. Though I never was really interested in the series (nor even kew about them until last year), it is nice that a retro series is complete. Now I hope for the completion of the Monster Land series (and maybe the resucitation of the Dragon Warrior/Quest and maybe the "Tales of ___* " games, even though I know little about the latter.)

By the way, due to the talk of avatar-changing in WiiWare World, I decided to change my avatar. I changed it to a certain character first, but then I wan'ted to put up the "Strong Badia Snake" one so badly that I changed the avatar in the same day. (Since I plan to show all of the avatars I have, you will see the "certain character" I mentioned.)

BVy the way, the avatar came from a screenshot I took of the Strong Badia the Free trailer in WiiWare World. If I have to take the avatr down, I will gladly comply.

  • = That is not a censor, but rather a blank which you are supposed to fill.
Ricardo91

#15

Ricardo91 said:

@Bass. There was a NES version of LN? Were the other 2 games on there too?

It's nice to see some more MS games for once, but those 5 games don't look very interesting. Save for Space Harrier. And maybe Enduro Racer. Last Nnja looks pretty cool too.

@Marky V. I think I might change my avatar at some point too, due to the WWW avatar change discussion. My current Captain Falcon avatar is cool and all, but still...

Kelvin

#16

Kelvin said:

Tides, this version of SFII is roughly the same as Turbo on the SNES, but it's got a couple of extra features, like team battle and turbo stars in championship mode. If you've already got Turbo, then there's not much of a reason to get the MD version, but if you've been waiting, this is definitely the one to get.

Tides_of_Chaos

#17

Tides_of_Chaos said:

Well, I have been waiting so I will probably have to check this one out. Hmmm....although, Genesis games usually have worse graphics and music than their SNES counterparts. Tough choice here.

MarkyVigoroth

#18

MarkyVigoroth said:

Mr. Cheez: "@Marky V. I think I might change my avatar at some point too, due to the WWW avatar change discussion. My current Captain Falcon avatar is cool and all, but still."
Hai. I was happy with my character (the sloth looking at his claws) being the avatar, yet the discussion motivatd a change.

marktheshark

#19

marktheshark said:

It'll probably be only a matter of time before people start whining that all we're getting on the VC is Master System Games. :P

AlphaNerd01

#20

AlphaNerd01 said:

The US needs to get Commodore 64 soon, people need to play the Last Ninja games... is there an update on the reasoning behind us not getting it?

timp29

#21

timp29 said:

Yay Last Ninja 3. Other than that not too fussed. One thing that amuses me however, will the mega drive version be the 4th street fighter installment on the VC? Seriously... is there really a market for it?

That_Guy_from_Faxana

#22

That_Guy_from_Faxana said:

Come on, why do they want to release the MS port of Space Harrier? The Master System wasn´t even close to handle that kind of scaling and the game is rather awful. I don´t care about an old version of Street Fighter II either, I guess that one´s for Mega Drive fans.

Get Monster Land instead, that is a superb platform/adventure! Pretty hard though, no password, save or continues! Or... there is save now I guess.

WarioFan63

#23

WarioFan63 said:

Glad to see the tides turning in favor of Master System. Gaps without hearing much for the Non-Launch VC Systems worry me sometimes.

DrakeStaff

#24

Drake said:

@ juice: I'm going to be blunt and just say: No. No they're not.

Sharecrow

#26

Sharecrow said:

I'm all over Space Harrier when it comes. For the SMS, I would also like to see Rastan, Zillion, and Shinobi....hey, why not Double Dragon also? But Space Harrier would be a fantastic next SMS game!!!

WolfLink22

#27

WolfLink22 said:

It does not have anything for me on there.But i'll be ok because i was able to get Mega Man and Super Mario RPG this month so i'm good with 900 Wii Points left.

#29

said:

I'm going to have to agree with Juice, these are completely uninteresting releases. As I said above, "thrilling" (sarcasm).

That_Guy_from_Faxana

#31

That_Guy_from_Faxana said:

@rbtransformed

No, Street Fighter Champions Edition is actually just the second upgrade in the series.

Beats me why they release it now. I guess it´s because some prefer the Genesis music over the SNES music. You´d be better off with Street Fighter II Turbo if you want speed, or Super Street Fighter II if you want the characters Cammy, Fei Long, Dee Jay and T Hawk. I prefer SSFII, the SNES version is excellent.

Kelvin

#32

Kelvin said:

I'd disagree. The MD port is on a par with SNES Turbo. While it is called Special Champion Edition, it includes both a version of Championship Edition (the "second upgrade" Fax mentions), enhanced to four-star speed and a version of Turbo which is just as fast as the SNES port. Yes, perhaps the graphics and sound are a little worse than SNES Turbo, but the additional features more than make up for it; this is the best non-Super version of the game available.

I will amend my first statement though. If you haven't picked up a version of SFII yet, then get Super; I'd completely forgotten about its release!

rbtransformed

#33

rbtransformed said:

OK, thanks guys for your help. I probably won't be able to download it for quite some time, but thanks for the info. (Life just always get in the way, you know? haha)

classicmike

#34

classicmike said:

Wow those look like some good games that the ESRB rated for NA. I might get them once they release them to us.

CanisWolfred

#35

CanisWolfred said:

Wonder Boy, Space Harrier, and Special Championship! Awesome!

Oh, and Last Ninja 3! Double Awesome!!

Adamant

#36

Adamant said:

@Kelvin: "I will amend my first statement though. If you haven't picked up a version of SFII yet, then get Super; I'd completely forgotten about its release!"

Feh, Turbo is better than Super. Keep waiting for Special Chapion Edition if you still haven't downloaded any of the games.

Bass_X0

#37

Bass_X0 said:

I think a newcomer would prefer Super. Turbo is for the really old school Street Fighter players who like to keep things pure.

Cocoa_Man5

#38

Cocoa_Man5 said:

nothing intresting for me. i have space harrier on my master system and the others dont really appeal to me.

gamerwizz

#39

gamerwizz said:

cant wait for wonder boy 2 thats the only game in the series I have never played and space harrier looks great too

Bass_X0

#40

Bass_X0 said:

Any guesses to Monday's VC releases? New games or games already released in Europe?

slangman

#41

slangman said:

Last Ninja 3 looks cool. Dunno about SF2 i already own the Turbo version though i have played the MD version before.

@Mr. Cheez There definitely was a Last Ninja 2 for the NES. I wouldn't bother with it since i hear it's not as good as the C64 version.

DrakeStaff

#42

Drake said:

Yeah, there is a "The Last Ninja" for NES, but it's really Last Ninja 2. It actually looks decent, but it plays terribly and the music is a disgrace to the C64 tunes.

timp29

#43

timp29 said:

Well Bass, they got mega man 9 but squat for vc by the looks of things

Rawk_Hawk

#44

Rawk_Hawk said:

I agree with Kelvin. I have played alot of Street Fighter in my day and Special championship edition it the one I like the best. I will miss the Sega 6-button controller though. The graphics are very close to the SNES version, the music is better, but the voices are rough. There are some additional features that make it better than the SF turbo version. But if you like Cammy and the rest of the new challengers then pick up Super SF 2

uncle_smuck

#45

uncle_smuck said:

hey hey hey enduro racer was the first game i ever bought! it wasn't very good. Ach those ol' bittersweet memories canna beat it!

Captain_Konami

#47

Captain_Konami said:

I had Last Ninja 3 way back when I still had my Commodore 64, and I was always in awe of the graphics, but utterly frustrated by positioning, especially when it came to jumping from stone to stone across a river.

As well done as this one was, I still enjoyed other ninja games a bit more, like the Mastertronic one just called Ninja, and a rather smooth task oriented game called Saboteur.

Goodness I miss my C64. I always found its gaming abilities WAY superior to most other computer systems and games of the time period, and even beyond for a good long while. I'd pay a good $20 dollars for a C64 module on my US Wii, and another $10 spot if the classic EPYX and MicroProse games emerged, especially the Winter and Summer games, Pirates, Gunship, Airborne Ranger, Silent Service, F-15 Stike Eagle, The Train.........and something really cool and different called Accolade Comics (almost anything Accolade would be great too).

Alas, I can't even play beloved Pitstop, because the US gets no C64 love. Just another good reason to move across the pond. :)

timp29

#48

timp29 said:

Sabotuer was awesome, Potty Pigeon was awesome, Barbarian was awesome, System 3 games were all awesome.

timp29

#49

timp29 said:

I can't wait to play last ninja 3... I never realised it was released until years down the track. Thats why I think Last Ninja 3 alone deserves 50 posts :D

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