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Donkey Kong (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

Donkey Kong (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

It's on like Donkey Kong

As many will know, the mighty Miyamoto made his mark at Nintendo and indeed the world with this very game in the arcades. Donkey Kong was quite unique for its day; in arcades full of Space Invaders and Pac-Man clones, a platform game like was something new. Playing as Jumpman — who would later become known as Mario —...

Super Mario 64 (N64)

Super Mario 64 (N64)

Mario steps into a whole new dimension in this unforgettable launch title of the Nintendo 64.

Mario's first foray into the world of 3D is regarded by many as one of the greatest videogames of all time, and with good reason. It ranks as the first really convincing use of a 3D world in a platform game and it introduced the concept of analogue control...

Sonic the Hedgehog (Virtual Console / Sega Mega Drive)

Sonic the Hedgehog (Virtual Console / Sega Mega Drive)

The game that introduced the world to Sega's speedy hedgehog.

The original Sonic the Hedgehog was quite a groundbreaking title for Sega and their 16-bit Mega Drive console. Not only did it give Sega a true mascot to wrap their video game business around, but it also gave them a platformer that could actually compete with Nintendo's Super Mario...

Soccer (NES)

Soccer (NES)

The first football game of the NES offered a choice between seven national teams and five different difficulty levels.

Soccer is one of the earlier titles in the NES Sports series, it also ranks amongst the worst. Back in 1987 it might have cut the mustard, but in this day and age it is too dated to be worthy of splashing the virtual cash on. Rather than support a full team of eleven players you..

SimCity (SNES)

SimCity (SNES)

The famous simulation in which one takes the role of a mayor and must help a new city thrive and become a megalopolis.

Before ‘The Sims’ there was SimCity. This game was on most home computer systems at the time but the SNES port with its exclusive features and additional scenarios ranks as one of the better versions. The SimCity series has never been one to be taken lightly, however the SNES..

The Legend of Zelda (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

The Legend of Zelda (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

The brave Link begins his hazardous journey in the fantastic world of Hyrule.

Where it all began - it's amazing how playable and fresh this games feels, even after all these years! Although the visuals and sound are hardly going to turn heads these days, the core Zelda gameplay is all present and correct. The Legend of Zelda is a famous series...

Altered Beast (Virtual Console / Sega Mega Drive)

Altered Beast (Virtual Console / Sega Mega Drive)

In this coin-op conversion, you are a hero raised from the dead by the god Zeus to rescue his daughter Athena.

Considering it's one of the older games for Sega's Megadrive, it would be foolish to expect this to be a 'must have' title on the Virtual Console. However Altered Beast has a charm that few other games have. The speech is priceless, who...