Virtual Console News - Page 29

Review: Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

It's River City Ransom with a side order of Track & Field.

What do you get when you combine the River City Ransom theme with Track and Field-style gameplay? You get Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge. The game takes the street gang theme and creates some fitting Olympic-style events to go along with it. Sounds like a mouth-watering proposition, but...

News: Help People Get Their Wii Consoles Online, Get Free Games

Help People Get Their Wii Consoles Online, Get Free Games

Nintendo of Europe announces their upcoming promotion.

Not too long ago, Nintendo of Japan announced a new promotion - those who helped enough people connect their Wii consoles to the Internet would receive free Wii Points and the ability to download a multitude of Virtual Console games absolutely free. Nintendo of Europe has now announced that they will be doing exactly the same. Starting next..

Review: Solomon's Key (Virtual Console / Virtual Console Arcade)

Solomon's Key (Virtual Console / Virtual Console Arcade)

A near-identical version of a game already available on the Virtual Console

Way back when the Wii came out in late 2006, one of the initial games available on Virtual Console was the NES version of Solomon's Key. Now that arcade games have been added to the service's catalogue, Tecmo has chosen to release the original arcade version. But is it really worth another 500 Wii Points? The gameplay in..

Nintendo Download: Spaceballs, Shopping Carts, Poker, Street Challenges, Art and Toys (US)

Spaceballs, Shopping Carts, Poker, Street Challenges, Art and Toys (US)

Another WiiWare boost with three new games.

For some reason, Nintendo chose not to reveal today's releases in advance - Not only did they not put a press release on their press site, but they didn't even send one to journalists through email! We have no idea why, because this is actually a relatively solid week - Definitely not as bad as some past updates. WiiWare's highlight is the previously..

Review: Rygar (Virtual Console / Virtual Console Arcade)

Rygar (Virtual Console / Virtual Console Arcade)

Lesser-known than its NES counterpart, but is it still worth picking up?

When you utter the name "Rygar", many people will instantly think of the NES game with the same name. In it, you played as the bare-chested warrior Rygar, making his way through both side-scrolling and overhead stages using his unique weapon, the Diskarmor, to take out hordes of enemies and defeat evil. Like most NES..

Nintendo Download: Rygar, Solomon's Key, Spaceball and Solitaire (EU)

Rygar, Solomon's Key, Spaceball and Solitaire (EU)

The last two weeks had no new Virtual Console games, but this time there's two.

Finally, some more Virtual Console Arcade support from a publisher other than Sega! It's not Namco, with their gigantic catalogue of arcade games already available in Japan, but rather Tecmo, who has chosen to release two more of their coin-op classics. Rygar is very different from the more well-known NES game of the..

News: OFLC Ratings Promise Street Fighting Action

OFLC Ratings Promise Street Fighting Action

Two of Capcom's vintage brawlers get the classifications board treatment

Australia's OFLC ratings board has just confirmed that two instalments in Capcom's classics Street Fighter series have been awarded official ratings, which means they're probably coming to the Virtual Console very soon. Fighting Street is the PC Engine/TG16 version of the very first Street Fighter entry. It was one of the..

Review: Super Return of the Jedi (Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Super Return of the Jedi (Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

The Emperor has been expecting you

The third and final game in the Super Star Wars series promises more of the same great experience offered as its two forerunners, but did LucasArts give us a conclusion worthy of the series or just a clichéd third act with some kid-friendly Ewoks thrown in? Like the previous two outings, Super Return of the Jedi is a 2D platformer in which you take on Star..

First Impressions: Classic Controller Pro

Classic Controller Pro

We go thumbs-on to determine whether it's for pros or schmoes

Launched in Japan alongside Monster Hunter 3 Tri and the Dark World Wii, the Classic Controller Pro is Nintendo's attempt at righting the wrongs of its original old-school pad. The good news is, it largely does. The bad news? It's got a few quirks of its own. We snagged a shiny black one: so shiny, in fact, that our first thought went..

Nintendo Download: Rebirths, Colours, Jedi and Clubhouses (US)

Rebirths, Colours, Jedi and Clubhouses (US)

Contra and Star Wars return, and bring along two other games.

Not many surprises this week - Both WiiWare releases were already announced in advance, and the Virtual Console game was expected to be released this week as well. The only surprise is the sole DSiWare release, but we can't imagine anyone being genuinely excited for it! Contra ReBirth is the latest installment in the Contra series. You..

News: Nintendo Download 08-09 September 2009 (Japan)

Nintendo Download 08-09 September 2009 (Japan)

More arcade classics for the Virtual Console and DSiWare gets the spotlight as WiiWare takes another holiday

For a second week running there's no new WiiWare titles for Japan, but at least there's two VCA titles for the Virtual Console on the way next Tuesday. DSiWare definitely gets the spotlight next week with multiple releases, though the majority are part of a new Nintendo lifestyle series..

Nintendo Download: Monkeys, Rattles, Fantasies and Puzzles (US)

Monkeys, Rattles, Fantasies and Puzzles (US)

Another catch-up week for North America.

There's a fairly diverse offer of new games this week - An adventure game, a party game, an RPG and a puzzler. All of them are also catch-up games - Europe has already had 3 of them on VC/WiiWare/DSiWare for a few weeks, while the final game was already released on PC two weeks ago. At least they're finally...

News: Nintendo Download 01-02 September 2009 (Japan)

Nintendo Download 01-02 September 2009 (Japan)

Another WiiWare holiday, but a few VC games and some DSiWare makes up for it.

After last month's WiiWare windfall it shouldn't be a surprise that Japan is taking a little break from the service. Don't feel too bad for them, because there's three VC titles to tide over Wii downloaders and a few DSiWare titles from Nintendo as well. Virtual ConsoleTaikoo Risshinden (Super Famicom 800pts - Koei) -- A..

News: Japanese Virtual Console list - September 2009

Japanese Virtual Console list - September 2009

Konami and Square Enix offer more support.

It's already the last Friday of the month again, so you know what that means - Nintendo of Japan has revealed next month's Virtual Console plans. As in the last few months, there's not exactly many games (For Japan's standards, at least) but those that are there are all quite nice to see. Too bad we'll probably not get many of them! As usual, Namco Bandai..

Review: Super Empire Strikes Back (Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Super Empire Strikes Back (Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Do or do not: there is no try.

Following up on the success of Super Star Wars, LucasArts released Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes back (a.k.a. Super Empire Strikes Back) to an audience already hyped and waiting. As we discussed in our previous review, the story barely paid lip service to the movies, and this release is little better. Even so, the game was a success before it even hit store..

Nintendo Download: Jedi, Drills and Bubbles (US)

Jedi, Drills and Bubbles (US)

NoA takes a step back with only one game for each service.

It seems Nintendo of America has finally decided to take it easy for a week - There's only three new games this time. That's not to say they're bad though! For the Virtual Console there's Super Empire Strikes Back, the second game in the Super Star Wars series, which is based on the movie of the same name. Like the first game, it's..

Review: Pilotwings (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Pilotwings (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Soar like an eagle

Sometimes games deserve second chances. Let us tell you a story... A long time ago in a television studio far, far away, a member of our team took part in an episode of Games World, Hewland's Gamesmaster clone shown on Sky 1 in the UK. Everything was going great until the semi-final, when the skydiving stage from Pilotwings came...

News: Nintendo Download 25-26 August 2009 (Japan)

Nintendo Download 25-26 August 2009 (Japan)

The WiiWare party is back on with a load of new downloads for both Wii and DSi!

After taking a couple of week's holiday the Japanese WiiWare service is back in action with five new WiiWare releases (two of them aimed at small children), two Virtual Console titles and five new DSiWare downloads. Yes it does seem terribly unfair, but that's life. If you're fortunate enough to be able to partake of..

News: Japan Gets 20 More Namco Arcade Games

Japan Gets 20 More Namco Arcade Games

As if the lack of Namco arcade game support in the west wasn't bad enough already.

There's still no sign of more Namco games for Virtual Console Arcade outside Japan - We're still stuck with their initial three releases. Meanwhile, Japan has gotten over 20 arcade releases from Namco alone (That's about 2/3 of all the arcade games available in Japan), including classics like Splatterhouse, Rolling..