Halloween is upon us, and while children all over the globe get themselves ready to don horrible costumes and harass their neighbours for candy, we're taking a look at a spooky old NES classic which really should be on the Virtual Console on a day like today.

Monster Party is an action platformer with a ghoulish theme, and came to North American via publisher Bandai many years ago. It's a downright daft piece of gaming entertainment, but there's an interesting story behind it — as you'll learn from the video below.

This video marks the debut of I ♥ Virtual Console, a series that we'll be expanding over the coming months. We'll be looking not only at amazing games already available on Nintendo's download service, but — as in the case of Monster Party — titles we'd dearly love to see get a release.

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