SNES Reviews - Page 7

Super R-Type (Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Super R-Type (Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

The BYDO Empire of mutant extraterrestrials is back with evil intent and awesome power.

That naughty Bydo Empire! You would have thought they would have learnt their lesson last time when a solitary R-9 craft kicked their butt so badly. Alas, they are back and wreaking havoc wherever they go. Time for you to save the universe, again! Super R-Type was one of the earlier games released on the Super..

DoReMi Fantasy: Milon's DokiDoki Adventure (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

DoReMi Fantasy: Milon's DokiDoki Adventure (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Doremi Fasol Latido

If you ever read a list of the top 10 platform games on the SNES you will more likely than not see favourites such as Super Mario World and Yoshi’s Island hogging the top spots with DK Country following closely behind. Sadly, DoReMi Fantasy would rarely feature in such a list despite a modest loyal following in the gaming...

Super Turrican (Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Super Turrican (Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

You are Bren McGuire, on a United Planets Freedom Forces mission to save the peaceful planet Katakis from the Machine.

Ever wondered what happens when a Western developer takes inspiration from the Japanese and decides to create a ‘run and gun’ game with flashy graphics, amazing special effects and killer gameplay? Well wonder no more, because Super Turrican is one such game. Originally..

Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Street Fighter made super

Gazing back into the mists of time, you can’t help but be amazed that Capcom managed to get everyone so excited about each new Street Fighter II update. On the Virtual Console alone we’ve already had two versions of the game, and now here’s the third! Thankfully, the improvements between the first SNES release and the...

Pac-Attack (Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Pac-Attack (Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Pac-Man makes a rare appearance outside of a maze environment in Pac-Attack, a fun and quirky puzzle game!

Not even Pac-Man escaped the 8 and 16-bit eras without a spinoff puzzle game to his name. Pac-Attack was an obvious cash-in by Namco on games like Tetris, Dr. Mario, and Puyo-Puyo, but it's actually quite good! The game is an edited version of the arcade game Cosmo Gang the Puzzle (based on..

Harvest Moon (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Harvest Moon (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Farm life

Harvest Moon, a role-playing game based around the noble profession of farming, was one of the later Super NES releases when it arrived in 1997. If you are not familiar with this series, stay with us — it's not as bad or as boring as it sounds on paper This is basically The Sims on a farm. So, if you're a fan of simulation and RPG...

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Double the trouble, double the fun?

After the stellar Donkey Kong Country 2, people were wondering if the third game would be even more amazing. It was released very late in the SNES's lifecycle, so naturally it was expected that Rare would be pulling out all the stops. In DK Country 3’s storyline, both DK and Diddy have been kidnapped. You're...

Cybernator (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Cybernator (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Don't be a Cybernator hater

The Japanese have a real love for big robots that hasn't entirely crossed over into the West. Thankfully Cybernator (AKA: Assault Suit Valken) - a follow up to the Megadrive Assault Suit Leynos/Target Earth - made the jump from East to West and remains one of the more memorable SNES shooters. After the mission-based...

Axelay (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Axelay (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Who said the SNES couldn't handle shmups?

Regardless of the fact that it was released fairly early on in the life of Nintendo’s 16-bit console, Axelay remains one of the best looking and most impressive shooters available for the format. Employing a similar format to Konami stable mate Lifeforce, Axelay switches between a vertical and horizontal...

Metal Marines (Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Metal Marines (Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Set in the near future, most of Earth's land has been disintegrated in the chaos of the Anti-matter War.

The Japanese love big robots; you only have to look at series like Gundam, Macross and Patlabor to see this. However they seem to like strategy videogames a lot less, which is what makes Namco’s Metal Marines (Militia in Japan) all the more surprising. Released at a time where real time..

Vegas Stakes (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Vegas Stakes (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Always bet on black

Here's an odd offering for the VC - a gambling game! In Vegas Stakes, sequel to Vegas Dream on the NES, you head to Vegas with a group of friends to try to make it rich. There are four casinos to go to, ranging from the-run-down Hideaway, which only allows small bets, to 2020, a futuristic-looking casino that allows high bets...

Super Metroid (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Super Metroid (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

A true classic

Metroid was very popular in the late 80s and early 90s. Despite only two games being released, players loved it for its unique atmosphere and construction: the whole game consisted of one gigantic overworld with many places to explore and items to find. On top of that, there were plenty of secrets: who can forget the fact that you get...

Breath of Fire II (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Breath of Fire II (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

A breath of fresh air

Capcom’s Breath of Fire series isn’t really respected that much these days. The last instalment — the underrated Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter for the PS2 — was a bit too different from previous games and didn’t really make the impact Capcom possibly hoped for. Compare this to the fanfare that followed the release...

Kirby's Avalanche (Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Kirby's Avalanche (Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

The call has gone out throughout Dream Land – the First Annual Ghost Trap Competition has begun!

This is basically Puyo Puyo given a lick of paint, but... wait a minute, isn't that exactly what Damo typed for Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine? Well, it holds true for this game as well. Only this time, instead of Dr. Robotnik and various robots from the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon,..

Kirby's Dream Course (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Kirby's Dream Course (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

A new spin on crazy golf

Kirby, much like our friend Mario, has never been afraid to offer his own take on different genres — and in Kirby's Dream Course, the puff ball takes on the world-renowned sport of mini golf. Unlike other pitch and putt games, such as EA’s Zany Golf on Mega Drive / Genesis, Kirby has a few tricks up his sleeve. To...

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

More monkey business

For anyone familiar with the original DK Country game this is more of the same. This is a good thing as the original was almost perfection in every way and this game manages to build on the franchise even more! For a 16-bit console the graphics are amazing. The smooth animation and wonderful artwork create a 3D feel which works...

Final Fight (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Final Fight (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Oh my car

Final Fight is one of those coin-ops that defines a generation. It was simply the only arcade game to be seen playing in the late 80's/early 90's. When the SNES conversion was confirmed, I was heartbroken - being a Mega Drive owner, I had hoped that the (false) rumours of a Sega port were true (Sega fans had to wait until the Mega CD...

Gradius III (Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Gradius III (Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Vic Viper is back to rid the galaxy of evil.

Gradius III was one of the first SNES shooters and to be perfectly honest, it shows. Graphically the game is fairly bland (although the same could be said of the coin op original), the sound is nothing special and when things get hectic there's some terrible slowdown. Regardless of these points, the...