Virtual Console games (Page 2)

Wild Gunman Review

Wild Gunman Review (NES)

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...
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Konami Krazy Racers Review

Konami Krazy Racers Review (Game Boy Advance)

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.
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Super Star Wars Review

Super Star Wars Review (PlayStation 4)

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.
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Stinger Review

Stinger Review (NES)

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.
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Pocky & Rocky with Becky Review

Pocky & Rocky with Becky Review (Game Boy Advance)

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?
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River City Ransom Review

River City Ransom Review (NES)

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.
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TurboGrafx on Wii U Needs to Happen

TurboGrafx on Wii U Needs to Happen

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.
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Vs. Excitebike Review

Vs. Excitebike Review (NES)

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?
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Blaster Master Review

Blaster Master Review (NES)

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?
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Wonder Boy: Reminiscing About Monster World

Wonder Boy: Reminiscing About Monster World

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.
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