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News: USA VC Update: Wonder Boy in Monster Land

USA VC Update: Wonder Boy in Monster Land

Today's US VC update isn't very surprising. This week's new game was released in Europe last Friday.

Wonder Boy in Monster Land is the second game in the Wonder Boy series and the first to introduce more RPG elements. Unlike later games however, it still clearly has some features from the original game, such as the fact it's rock-hard! If you don't count imports and different versions of games..

News: Wonder Boy in Monster Land Includes Special Options

Wonder Boy in Monster Land Includes Special Options

Here's some interesting news - According to those who have already downloaded Wonder Boy in Monster Land, it is possible to press the "-" button during gameplay to open up a special menu containing two options.

The first option is fairly simple. It allows you to swap the functions of the 1 and 2 buttons on the Wii remote. The second feature is rather interesting though, as it allows you..

News: EU VC Update: Mario Golf and Wonder Boy in Monster Land

EU VC Update: Mario Golf and Wonder Boy in Monster Land

This week, Europe finally gets another N64 game! Can you believe it's been almost 8 months since the last one? Accompanying it is what is likely to be the last Wonder Boy game on VC.

Mario Golf was strangely already released in the US and Japan months ago before finally appearing in Europe this week. This is the first Mario Golf game, and although...

News: EU VC Update: Secret of Mana and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Master System)

EU VC Update: Secret of Mana and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Master System)

Today's update was already revealed a few days ago - No additional games have been added to the two games that were announced, but does it really matter when one of them is Secret of Mana?

Secret of Mana is probably Square's most well-known SNES game aside from the Final Fantasies and Chrono Trigger. Unlike those two, it's an action RPG - There's no...

News: Mana From Heaven For RPG Fans On Boxing Day In Europe

Mana From Heaven For RPG Fans On Boxing Day In Europe

Hopefully European readers have asked Santa for lots of Wii points this Christmas as it seems ours pals at Nintendo have been holding back on you for a boxing day surprise this coming Friday.

Obviously the surprise is completely ruined now! Isn’t the Internet good for doing that? All the same we think you will be delighted to hear that one of the best RPGs ever is finally coming out in Europe..

News: USA VC Update: Enduro Racer

USA VC Update: Enduro Racer

Shockingly enough, Nintendo of America has decided to have another week with just 1 VC game! While the previous few weeks were at least somewhat tolerable as the games were ok to good, this week is a real miss.

Enduro Racer is Sega's attempt at porting the arcade game with the same name. Apparently they didn't manage, though, as the Master System...

News: USA VC Update: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Master System)

USA VC Update: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Master System)

It's the third week in a row with just one VC game! This time, it's a big-name title, but to be honest, even fans of the franchise might be disappointed.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the Master System is not at all like the Genesis version. Yes, it's a platformer as well, but the levels, bosses and almost everything else is completely different. This game also introduces vehicles, such as hanggliders..

News: USA VC Update: Space Harrier

USA VC Update: Space Harrier

Welcome to the Fantasy Zone! Today’s solo Virtual Console game is none other than Space Harrier from the Sega Master System. A console which many North Americans simply won’t even remember. As such we can’t help feeling that today’s update is a bit of a kick in the teeth, sure it’s not a bad game, but releasing it with no other games is hard to stomach. This is already out in Europe so you can check out our review for more info.

On a more exciting note WiiWare gets Hudson’s Alien Crush Returns today after what seems like a long, long wait. Tha..

News: EU VC Releases: Mayhem in Monsterland and More

EU VC Releases: Mayhem in Monsterland and More

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...

News: EU VC Releases: Master System Sonic & Two C64 Classics

EU VC Releases: Master System Sonic & Two C64 Classics

Today's releases include Europe's 250th Virtual Console game! We're not quite sure which of the games Nintendo considers to be the one, but all three of them are absolute classics.

Sonic the Hedgehog on the Master System is a remake of the Mega Drive game with the same name. While the basic gameplay remains the same (Collect rings, defeat Dr. Robotnik/Eggman, rescue animals), the layout for every..

News: USA VC Update: Sonic (Master System) and Splatterhouse 2

USA VC Update: Sonic (Master System) and Splatterhouse 2

If you've been keeping up with the news and saw our recent articles, you would've known that Capcom, Hudson Soft and SNK Playmore all "confirmed" that one of their games would be released on VC today in the US. These games would have been Mega Man, Ys Book I & II, and Samurai Shodown II, all classics and very well liked among retro gamers. Sadly, it appears that Nintendo of America is having none of that (Just like two weeks ago with Star Parodier and Break In) and has chosen to release completely different games instead.

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News: US VC Releases - 23rd June - Alex Kidd in Miracle World

US VC Releases - 23rd June - Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Not too bad of a week for the US today, especially if you couple it up with what was released on WiiWare.

The pick of the bunch is of course Alex Kidd in Miracle World, the first in the Alex Kidd series and arguably the best. The game is rather simple and fun to play, unlike its many sequels which mostly introduced new, not so good elements which downgraded the experience by quite a margin. The..

News: EU VC Releases - 13th June - The Last Ninja 2, Alex Kidd and more!

EU VC Releases - 13th June - The Last Ninja 2, Alex Kidd and more!

After last week's VC disaster, we assume everybody was hoping Nintendo would release an extra large amount of new games this week as some sort of apology. Well, they have chosen to do exactly that, as there's five new games now available!

Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance is quite similar to the first game (also on VC), featuring the same isometric gameplay with fighting and puzzles to solve..

News: Sega Fans Rejoice: Alex Kidd In Miracle World Is Coming

Sega Fans Rejoice: Alex Kidd In Miracle World Is Coming

It was the news that Sega fans all over the globe had been waiting for ever since the announcement that Master System games would be available on the Virtual Console.

Ok, maybe not all Sega fans, but we were certainly hoping it would come true, and it has. Alex Kidd’s finest adventure is inbound. Sega’s forgotten mascot may have already made his Wii debut in the rather underwhelming Enchanted..

News: US VC Releases - 14th April - Mega Turrican

US VC Releases - 14th April - Mega Turrican

If you like blasting things then you are in for a treat this week as this Monday’s Virtual Console selection will give you hours of blasting pleasure.

First up is Mega Turrican on the Sega Genesis. You might remember this as Turrican 3 on the Commodore Amiga. It's kind of a mix between Metroid, Contra and Gunstar Heroes but that doesn’t really...

News: EU VC Releases - 11th April - C64 And Master System Madness

EU VC Releases - 11th April - C64 And Master System Madness

You might remember that Europe got the first two Commodore 64 games two weeks ago. Well, this week two more games join them. But that's not all, because the Sega Master System also arrives, and also brings two games with it!

As a new console is arguably more important, we'll list the Master System's games first - Fantasy Zone is a rather colourful...

News: US VC Releases - March 31st - Wonder Boy

US VC Releases - March 31st - Wonder Boy

Not to be outdone by Europe getting the first Commodore 64 games on Friday it turns out that the North American Virtual Console service is getting its first Sega Master System game in this week’s VC releases!

For those not in the know about the Master System you can read up on the system in Damo’s hardware focus. Basically it was the 8-bit forerunner to the Sega Genesis and a direct rival to..

News: Master System Hitting US 'Soon', 400 Points Per Game

Master System Hitting US 'Soon', 400 Points Per Game

In a press release issued today, Sega has announced that Master System games will indeed be heading to the US Virtual Console. The games will cost 400 Wii Points each, 100 less than in Japan, where they're 500 each.

The first two games will be Wonder Boy and Fantasy Zone. No exact date yet, but Sega says you can expect them "soon". No word on a date for the system in Europe yet - But both..