EU VC Releases: Mayhem in Monsterland and More
Posted by Marcel van Duyn
A very nice surprise for Commodore 64 fans today - Out of nowhere, Commodore has released one of their most popular games. Accompanying it are two Sega classics.
Mayhem in Monsterland was one of the very last Commodore 64 games, and is seen by many as the last great game released on the system. Aside from very colourful graphics and nice music, the game is one of the most technically advanced Commodore 64 games - It even takes advantage of bugs in the system to do some things! All of this contributes to the game still holding up extremely well to this day - If you're only going to buy one Commodore 64 game on VC, this should be the one.
Space Harrier for the Sega Master System is the first game in the Space Harrier series - We got its sequel back in 2006, so it's about time it got added to the VC! This conversion of the arcade game was quite impressive for the day, with some impressive graphics and addictive gameplay. Sadly it's showing its age now - It's a bit better than the sequel, but if you don't hold any nostalgia for the game it might be best to stay away.
The other Sega game today isn't really a surprise - Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition is yet another Street Fighter II update (As the title reveals). This one is basically almost exactly the same as Street Fighter II Turbo, which is also on the VC, except that it's on the Mega Drive instead of the SNES. Back in the day there were heated arguments over which version was better, but it really all comes down to which controls you prefer!
That's it for this week! Don't start writing angry letters to Nintendo - Mayhem in Monsterland is really a game you should check out. Maybe you'll forget all about Mario Golf and Secret of Mana after playing it.