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News: EU VC Update: Last Ninja 3, Impossible Mission II and Boogerman

EU VC Update: Last Ninja 3, Impossible Mission II and Boogerman

After a short hiatus, the Commodore 64 is back with two new games - One is easily one of the most stunning games on the system, while the other is a good platform/action game. They're accompanied by a platformer on the Mega Drive.

Last Ninja 3 is the final part of the Last Ninja series. It's basically more of the same - Explore your isometric surroundings to find key items, kill enemies and solve..

News: EU VC Update: Metal Slug 2, Forgotten Worlds and Space Invaders

EU VC Update: Metal Slug 2, Forgotten Worlds and Space Invaders

Not many surprises for Europe again this week! It's basically the exact same as the US update last week, with the addition of one more game.

Metal Slug 2 basically just builds on the standard set by the original Metal Slug. If you like rock-hard shooting/platforming action this is the game for you! This time, there's four characters to play as, more weapons, more "Slugs" to ride, more..

News: USA VC Update: Boogerman

USA VC Update: Boogerman

It's just one game again this week, and unfortunately it's neither of the big-name titles (Castlevania III and Phantasy Star IV) which Europe recently got. What you get instead is Interplay's next title.

Boogerman is a rather average game in terms of gameplay - Just run and jump your way through the stages. What really sets it apart from other...

News: EU VC Update: Phantasy Star IV and Mega Man 3

EU VC Update: Phantasy Star IV and Mega Man 3

Fear not, European Mega Man fans. You don't have to wait long for Mega Man 3 - It's available now! And while it alone would make for a great update, Sega has decided to give us a special treat as well - One of the best Mega Drive games ever made!

Phantasy Star IV is often considered one of the greatest games ever made for the Mega Drive. It pushes the system to its limit, with great graphics and..

News: USA VC Release - Earthworm Jim

USA VC Release - Earthworm Jim

Just the one game for the US today, but it's a classic - It's everybody's favourite earthworm, Earthworm Jim!

Earthworm Jim for the Genesis might not be the most graphically advanced version of the game, but that doesn't really matter when you consider the fact that it has an extra level which only also appeared in a later enhanced PC edition of the game. The game itself is pretty much the..

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: USA VC Releases: Secret of Mana and Street Fighter II Genesis

USA VC Releases: Secret of Mana and Street Fighter II Genesis

It's another big week for the USA. A timeless Square classic and yet another update to Capcom's fighting series will be available later today.

Aside from Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana is one of Square's most highly regarded games. While it's not readily apparent, the game is actually a sequel to Final Fantasy Adventure on the Game Boy (Which secretly really isn't a Final Fantasy..

News: USA VC Releases: Super Dodge Ball and Vectorman

USA VC Releases: Super Dodge Ball and Vectorman

Don't just buy Mega Man 9 on WiiWare this week and ignore the Virtual Console - There's two great games up for grabs there as well!

If you've played the excellent River City Ransom, you'll probably think Super Dodge Ball looks strangely familiar. If you do, you're right, because it's another game in the Kunio series, which all share a similar art style. Strangely, outside Japan, the link between..

News: EU VC Update - Samurai Shodown II

EU VC Update - Samurai Shodown II

Samurai Shodown II was supposed to be released in the US last Monday, according to SNK. Sadly, this ended up not happening. Europeans, however, are now able to buy SNK's fighter masterpiece on Virtual Console. It is flanked by a cult Commodore 64 game and two Mega Drive games.

Obviously, Samurai Shodown II is the pick of the bunch. We got International Karate +, a fantastic fighter, only two weeks..

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: USA VC Update: Super Fantasy Zone and Gley Lancer

USA VC Update: Super Fantasy Zone and Gley Lancer

If you're desperately hoping for another TurboGrafx-16 game to be released soon, you might've noticed that Hudson's site listed Star Parodier and Break In to be released today. Sadly this is not the case, as in a strange twist of fate two different games have been released instead. Both of them are shooters, both of them are on the Genesis, both of them are imports, and both of them were already released in Europe quite a while ago.

Super Fantasy Zone is the last game in the Fantasy Zone series. It is quite...

News: EU VC Releases - 27th June - Super Fantasy Zone

EU VC Releases - 27th June - Super Fantasy Zone

After this week, it is rather safe to assume that Nintendo of Europe is indeed following a pattern. There's 5 new VC games to pick from, and like two weeks ago, no WiiWare games.

The top pick might be argued about, but if you ask us, it's Super Fantasy Zone for the Mega Drive. The game plays pretty much exactly the same as the original Fantasy Zone (Also on VC), but now the fact that it makes use..

News: EU VC Releases - 16th May - Third Hanabi Festival Week

EU VC Releases - 16th May - Third Hanabi Festival Week

If you're a shooter fan you're in real luck this week: There's two import shooters, and both of them are generally considered to be fantastic and some of the best the genre has to offer. There's also an import boxing game.

The first import shooter this week is Star Parodier on the Turbografx. After Konami made a wacky spin-off of Gradius called Parodius, Hudson Soft got the idea to do the same, and..

News: EU VC Releases - 9th May - Metal Slug and More Imports

EU VC Releases - 9th May - Metal Slug and More Imports

After last week's relatively good batch of games we honestly expected Nintendo would choose the least interesting upcoming imports to release this week. Thankfully we've been proven wrong - They only chose a single bad one, plus two good ones, and on top of that, we get a non-import game!

Metal Slug needs no introduction amongst most hardcore gamers. The series is basically a wackier version of the..

News: Star Parodier and other imports in the next Hanabi festival

Star Parodier and other imports in the next Hanabi festival

In today's Nintendo Europe news in a rare moment of transparency from Nintendo we now know what to expect from the next Hanabi festival:

Over the coming weeks, you’ll also be able to enjoy other never-before-seen greats such as Gley Lancer (SEGA MEGA DRIVE), Cho Aniki (Muscle Brothers) (Turbografx), Puyo Puyo 2 (SEGA MEGA DRIVE) and Star Parodier (Turbografx), and more. All games will be..

News: EU VC Releases - 2nd May - The Hanabi Festival Returns!

EU VC Releases - 2nd May - The Hanabi Festival Returns!

Europeans who have had their Wii for a while will no doubt remember last September - Nintendo of Europe introduced a special "Hanabi Festival" dedicated to give us import game goodness. With games such as Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Mario's Super Picross and Sin and Punishment becoming available to us for the first time ever, who could refuse? Certainly not us!

Well, it looks like..

News: Three Interplay-Owned Franchises Coming to VC

Three Interplay-Owned Franchises Coming to VC

Gaming news site Gamasutra has reported something which will no doubt please many - 3 franchises currently owned by Interplay are making their way to VC.

After the recent relaunch of Interplay's website, there was some speculation on if there would be resurrections of the franchises shown around the company's logo. Well, these aren't exactly resurrections, but they're coming back, at least!..