Virtual Console games (Page 2)
Gunfight at the less than O.K. Corral
January 9, 2016 - The NES Zapper saw over a dozen compatible games back in its day. As a console launch title, does Wild Gunman still hold up or is it nothing more than a baby's toy? You do have to use your hands, after all...
Read more: Wild Gunman Review
It's-a me, Goemon!
November 29, 2015 - Almost every game company and franchise had a kart racer a decade ago. Now that Konami's overlooked portable kartstravaganza is now available for download on Wii U, let's put our engines in reverse and have a look back at this charming pocket-sized racer.
Read more: Konami Krazy Racers Review
May the SNES be with you
November 27, 2015 - Everything's coming up Star Wars lately. So, why not reintroduce the public to a long-lost 16-bit Star Wars adventure? Get your blaster ready because Luke has quite the itchy trigger finger in this retro interpretation of A New Hope.
Read more: Super Star Wars Review
Introducing TwinBee's modest console sequel
November 6, 2015 - Konami's TwinBee is a timeless classic arcade shmup. More than a year after its debut, a console-exclusive sequel was released and later ported to the west under the title Stinger. Does this iteration live up to its predecessor? Dr. Cinnamon might know, but let me tell you.
Read more: Stinger Review
KiKi KaiKai on the go
October 19, 2015 - Many games from back in the day simply don't age well. The classic KiKi KaiKai and Pocky & Rocky titles were solid yet nothing that special. However, does this pocket-sized interpretation have what it takes to transcend the series?
Read more: Pocky & Rocky with Becky Review
Punch, kick, barf...?
October 13, 2015 - When it comes to retro brawlers, very few are considered true classics. River City Ransom is one of these rare titles and for good reason. Enough with the formalities, I've got a one-way ticket to River City so let's take the full tour.
Read more: River City Ransom Review
Nintendo's latest Virtual Console is looking mighty barren without it
October 10, 2015 - It's no secret that Wii had tons of awesome TurboGrafx titles yet none are available for Wii U. Sure, you can download a few in Japan but we're not as lucky in the west. Here, I'll explore some of the best TurboGrafx games for Wii so you can see what I'm talking about.
Read more: TurboGrafx on Wii U Needs to Happen
Retro racing at its most exciting
September 7, 2015 - After over 25 years, the follow-up to Nintendo's classic dirt bike racer is finally available in North America. It may just be more of the same with some added extras, but when it comes to Excitebike... is that really a bad thing?
Read more: Vs. Excitebike Review
A tale of a boy and his radioactive frog
July 23, 2015 - Long before Metroidvania was a common term, Blaster Master helped define the genre. It remains one of gaming's dearest memories with its multiple gameplay perspectives, awesome soundtrack, and wicked boss fights, but does it still hold up more than 25 years later?
Read more: Blaster Master Review
What is the secret of his power?
July 7, 2015 - From Alex Kidd to Vectorman, Sega had a ton of series that are unfortunately now buried in the past. Wonder Boy is one such series. The perfect combination of platforming, action, adventure, role-playing, and arcade elements created incredibly addictive gameplay set in fantastical worlds. Let's take a look back and remember a time when kids could freely buy alcohol from dragon bartenders.
Read more: Wonder Boy: Reminiscing About Monster World
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