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Feature: The Neo Geo Shooters We Need On Virtual Console

The Neo Geo Shooters We Need On Virtual Console

Come on SNK! Less fighting, more shooting!

While it's fairly common knowledge that the Neo Geo system sported a rather sizable library of fighting titles, many people don't realise that the system also featured an extremely impressive assortment of shoot 'em up releases as well. In fact, several of these games rank as some of the best shooters of all time among avid fans of the genre. So why is it..

Nintendo Download: 26th March 2010 (Europe)

26th March 2010 (Europe)

This Hanabi Festival's final game, with some nice things on WiiWare and DSiWare as well.

As previously announced by Nintendo, the Hanabi Festival wasn't over just yet. This week brings us one last import game, and it's quite a highly anticipated one, at that. They could've just left it at that and called it a day, but they've also added a second, non-import Virtual Console game, just to keep the..

Nintendo Download: 12th March 2010 (Europe)

12th March 2010 (Europe)

The Hanabi Festival kicks off, but sadly not with its most anticipated game.

It seemed quite likely that Nintendo of Europe would be starting the fifth Hanabi Festival with some Castlevania goodness, but as it turns out, this is not the case! At least there's two different import games instead, one of which is another highly recommended title. WiiWare gets the short end of the stick for once with..

News: What Neo Geo games do you want to see on the Virtual Console?

What Neo Geo games do you want to see on the Virtual Console?

It's time to let D4 Enterprises know what games you want to see on the Virtual Console serivce.

The Neo Geo was the Ferrari of video game consoles back when it was first released in 1990 and its sky high $600 price tag put it out of reach of the majority of game fans. But it also represented the first time actual arcade hardware was made available in a home console format. It didn't exactly help..

News: USA VC Update: Metal Slug 2

USA VC Update: Metal Slug 2

Sadly, it seems Nintendo of America once again prefers WiiWare this week! You'll only be able to download one new VC game today.

Metal Slug 2 is quite obviously the second game in the Metal Slug series. It improves on everything from the first game - More characters, more weapons, more enemies, more vehicles, better graphics... It's every bit as...

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 Releases: Ys Book I & II and Samurai Shodown II

USA VC Releases: Ys Book I & II and Samurai Shodown II

American VC gamers hoping for Super Mario RPG today due to its surprise release a few days ago in Europe might feel a little disappointed today as it is not out this week in the USA unfortunately. Worry not, this week is still a stellar update for the Wii Shop as one of our other favourite RPGs is up for grabs, and one of the best 2D brawlers too!

Y...

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: Samurai Shodown II Coming To North American VC In August

Samurai Shodown II Coming To North American VC In August

Widely seen as one of the defining fighting games of all time, Samurai Shodown II was today confirmed by SNK Playmore as coming to the North American Virtual Console in August - the 4th, to be exact.

That's right - next Monday you could be crossing swords with the best of them! We’ve already seen the sublime Samurai Shodown on Nintendo’s retro download service but the sequel is even better –..

News: EU VC Update - International Karate +

EU VC Update - International Karate +

It seems this week is some sort of "arcade week" in Europe, as there are three new games which all have distinct arcadey gameplay. If you don't like karate, painting roads or golf, then this week is not for you!

International Karate + is the extremely popular sequel to the original International Karate. Aside from allowing up to 3 fighters in one battle instead of 2 (Although one of them..

News: US VC Releases - 14th July - Donkey Kong 3

US VC Releases - 14th July - Donkey Kong 3

Some people seemed to think that Nintendo would release a big-name title this week on the Virtual Console because of E3 (We ask: Why?). While you are getting a "big-name" title, it's probably not one of the ones you were hoping for.

Donkey Kong 3 is the final entry in the Donkey Kong arcade series, and if you ask us, also the weakest. The game no longer features Mario at all, instead you..

News: EU VC Releases - 11th July - Neo Geo Duo

EU VC Releases - 11th July - Neo Geo Duo

If you were expecting five games spanning a variety of systems today you're unfortunately out of luck. Nintendo has decided to instead give us only two games (Basically meaning we waited two weeks to get just two games), and they're both on the Neo Geo. Just like 2 and 4 weeks ago, there's no new WiiWare games.

Ninja Commando, not to be confused with the also available Ninja Combat, is an overhead..

News: US VC Release - 7th July - King of the Monsters

US VC Release - 7th July - King of the Monsters

The pattern which was seemingly established the past weeks has already been broken - The US only gets one new VC game this week again.

King of the Monsters is a wrestling game for the Neo Geo in which you control giant monsters (Obviously inspired by King Kong and such) as they battle to the death on top of cities. Unlike most fighting games you can move in any direction instead of just left and..

News: Top 10 Neo Geo Games We Want To Come To The Virtual Console

Top 10 Neo Geo Games We Want To Come To The Virtual Console

The Neo Geo console was a lot like a Rolls-Royce.

It wasn't necessarily that much better than the other consoles on the market at the time, it was just a hell of a lot more expensive. Not only that, but if you managed to somehow survive the $650 price tag the console hit you with, you'd still have to shell out another $200-$300 per game if you...

News: US VC Release - 30th June - Fatal Fury 2

US VC Release - 30th June - Fatal Fury 2

While Europe seems to be alternating five and zero Virtual Console game weeks, the US seems to have a pattern as well now. That pattern seems to be two VC games one week, then one the next, two after that, etc.

As last week the US got two games, that means this week there's just one. It's Fatal Fury 2 for the Neo Geo. The Fatal Fury series is rather...

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: 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: US VC Release - 16th June - Samurai Shodown

US VC Release - 16th June - Samurai Shodown

The WiiWare push in North America continues, as Nintendo of America is releasing two WiiWare games this week while only giving minimal attention to Virtual Console, by releasing just one game. At least it's a good one!

Samurai Shodown (That's not Showdown, a mistake a lot of people make) was one of the first fighting games where characters used...

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..