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Sun 20th Jan 2008

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timewarpgamer commented on Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse:

I'm probably being way too optimistic here, but what I'm wondering is if Nintendo kind enough to include the upgraded sound for this game that only the Japanese enjoyed with the original release thanks to a special chip in the cart? Can anyone confirm? For those who haven't heard the Japanese version of this game in action, it's truly amazing, sounds better than most of my Genesis games!



timewarpgamer commented on Talking Point: The State of Play of the Virtua...:

First off, Damo, great article. I agree that there are some awesome games on the VC, and it has been an incredible 12 months. What bothers me about VC releases in general, though, is that Nintendo originally advertised the service as a "best of" collection of retro games. Unfortunately, it has become a dumping ground for very mediocre and terrible games (i.e. Operation Wolf, Urban Champion, Ecco Jr.) as well as the great ones. This really dilutes the quality of the library as a whole and makes wading through the choices particularly dangerous for people who are new to video games, as many Wii owners are. For more info on retro gaming, I encourage you to check out Time Warp Gamer, where you'll note that surprisingly few top games for VC supported consoles have been released relative to the overall VC library.



timewarpgamer commented on ToeJam & Earl:

You naysayers are crazy. This is one of the coolest, creative, most fun games ever created for the Mega Drive. Random level generation. Two-player co-op play. Great musical beats. It's a genre-bender, too, mixing platform and adventure and even run and gun together in a fascinating recipe. There's also the excitement from the randomness: open up a present and you never know what it will be. Total Bummer (death)? Rocket Shoes? Or maybe a decoy to distract your enemies. Gamers who demond non-stop action may be disappointed, but gamers who admire the craft of making an entertaining and original title have to be impressed. I consider this a must-download for the VC. Not to mention the fact that it's a cult classic and will cost you around $30 on eBay. $8 is a steal!