NES Reviews

Pinball (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

Pinball (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

Pinball wizard

Back in the '80s, pinball simulations became quite popular on home game consoles of the time period. Pinball for the NES takes a very basic approach with its presentation, but still manages to include just enough variety to keep it interesting. Toss in a Mario mini-game to spice things up and what you have is a fun little pinball romp...

Soccer (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

Soccer (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

This is most definitely not super soccer

Soccer is one of the earlier titles in the NES Sports series, it also ranks amongst the worst. Back in 1987 it might have cut the mustard, but in this day and age it is too dated to be worthy of splashing the virtual cash on. Rather than support a full team of eleven players you only get five players, and a...

Solomon's Key (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

Solomon's Key (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

I've got the key, I've got the secret!

Solomon’s Key started life as a little known arcade game, but the NES version is probably more well known and remains a faithful rendition of the original. Playing as a little wizard by the name of Dana, you are tasked with escaping from a series of dungeons, using a handy magic wand that can create or...

Wario's Woods (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

Wario's Woods (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

If you go down to the woods today...

Toad, the hero of this story (or Mushroom-head to his mates) gets to show off his muscles in this Tetris-style falling block game by lifting and stacking bombs and monsters. Our friend Toad cleverly discovered that if he puts monsters of the same colour in a row along with a bomb of the same colour that they will...

The Legend of Zelda (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

The Legend of Zelda (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

The brave Link begins his hazardous journey in the fantastic world of Hyrule.

Where it all began - it's amazing how playable and fresh this games feels, even after all these years! Although the visuals and sound are hardly going to turn heads these days, the core Zelda gameplay is all present and correct. The Legend of Zelda is a famous series...