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The Best of Konami on Virtual Console

by the NWR Staff - May 4, 2015, 1:31 pm PDT
Total comments: 8

Make sure you have these games in the event the worst happens.

Konami's video game division is in trouble.

One of the great names in gaming from the NES era through the early part of this decade, Konami appears to be going hog-wild shutting down anything related to console gaming in recent months. New game production outside of mobile and slots has slowed to a crawl, and will likely stop soon.

And usually when a company leaves the console business, they scorch the earth, yanking all of their games off download services in the process.

So where does that leave the average Nintendo fan?

Between Konami's own properties and their acquisition of Hudson giving the entire Virtual Console TG-16 libraries, that's a lot of history that could fall by the wayside. A few members of the NWR staff banded together and assembled a hit list of everything on the various download platforms you should grab. Some games you've heard of, others not so much.

It's entirely possible that the company will let these games remain up for the rest of the Wii U or 3DS's life cycles, but just in case they don't, here's what you should be blowing the last of your Wii Points and other currency on. And if we missed anything big, please leave it in the Talkback so the rest of the people can know.

Talkback

kokumakerMay 04, 2015

And yet we still can't get the original Contra, their very best game of all.  >:(

ShyGuyMay 04, 2015

Quote from: kokumaker

And yet we still can't get the original Contra, their very best game of all.  >:(

Yeah, this is one of my favorite games of all time. Has there ever been an explanation?

kokumakerMay 04, 2015

Not to my knowledge, no.

ShyGuyMay 04, 2015

I eventually got to the point where I could beat it with out the Konami code. I once beat the game without dying. It's probably the only game I could speed run.

ClexYoshiMay 04, 2015

I'm glad somebody went with Bio Miracle Upa and Mystical ninja, but there's also the matter of anything that is bonk, Star Soldier, or Adventure Island, the 3 'rebirth' games, (Gradius, Contra, and Castlevania the Adventure respectively... which I guess on a technicality is not VC), Axelay, 3D Classics Twinbee, or Castlevania 3!

GKMay 05, 2015

Still wish Goemon's Great Adventure was available just so I could get around that faulty memory pak constantly erasing my game so I can finally finish it.

Quote from: ClexYoshi

I'm glad somebody went with Bio Miracle Upa and Mystical ninja, but there's also the matter of anything that is bonk, Star Soldier, or Adventure Island, the 3 'rebirth' games, (Gradius, Contra, and Castlevania the Adventure respectively... which I guess on a technicality is not VC), Axelay, 3D Classics Twinbee, or Castlevania 3!


As someone whose wife convinced him to pick up Adventure Island based on nostalgia, I assure you the only thing redeeming about those games is the stupid face the character makes:
http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwb60sFTa51r0ralmo1_500.gif

Game is 2 out of 10, add 1-2 points if you're drunk and can find humor in it.

Luigi DudeMay 15, 2015

Quote from: lolmonade

As someone whose wife convinced him to pick up Adventure Island based on nostalgia, I assure you the only thing redeeming about those games is the stupid face the character makes:

Game is 2 out of 10, add 1-2 points if you're drunk and can find humor in it.

Pretty much.  Anyone interested in the original Adventure Island for the NES on the Virtual Console should spend there points on Wonder Boy for the Master System instead.  They're both basically the same game with most of the same levels except Wonder Boy is actually playable.

Of course New Adventure Island for the Turbographix is a great game I'd recommend everyone who's a fan of platformers to get on the Virtual Console while they still can.  Takes the gameplay of the first Wonder Boy/Adventure Island and improves it in every way possible.

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