SNES Reviews - Page 7

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...

ActRaiser (Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

ActRaiser (Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Take control of the Master, a dethroned deity whose once-idyllic world has fallen under the control of the Evil One.

When I saw the review of this game in the Mean Machines gaming magazine as a youth I was quite literally heartbroken. My Megadrive was (technically, at least) no longer the most powerful console in the world. Nintendo's new machine...

Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Grabbed by the ghoulies

Ghouls ‘N Ghosts was an arcade classic, and Sega Mega Drive / Genesis owners were undoubtedly over the moon to be treated to an almost arcade perfect conversion in 1989. When the Super Nintendo came out, it needed some games to compete with its rival; quite soon after its launch Capcom was kind enough to treat Nintendo fans...

Super Mario World (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Super Mario World (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Simply superb

It was hailed as the greatest videogame of all time when it was released, and even after all these years it still has a pretty solid claim to that title. Super Mario World is without a shadow of a doubt one of our favourite Mario games, and when SNES was released some members of our staff played very little else until they'd discovered...

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

A Link to a Classic

To put it simply, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is one of the finest RPGs in existence. Everything is perfect - the bold lines and subtle pastel-tones of the graphics, the triumphant rendition of the Zelda theme, the excellent yet simple combat system, the brilliantly conceived logic puzzles. Nintendo left nothing to...

R-Type III: The Third Lightning (SNES)

R-Type III: The Third Lightning (SNES)

The Bydo Empire is back! More powerful and deadlier than ever, the Bydo are en-route to Earth.

R-Type III is an interesting title in many ways. Firstly, it was a console exclusive, which generated quite a stir when it was first published. Secondly it takes advantage of the Super NES 'Mode 7' graphics to bring rotating backgrounds into play. Thirdly, it's one of the few decent 2D side-scrolling..

Super Castlevania IV (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Super Castlevania IV (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Castlevania goes super

Every now and then you play a game that simply changes your life. To me, Super Castlevania IV is that game. I recall playing it at a friend's house and regardless of the slow pace of the first few levels, it had a real impact on me. The game was quickly purchased and hasn't left my collection since. If your Castlevania...