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Virtual Console Releases for May

by Aaron Kaluszka - April 27, 2007, 1:30 pm PDT
Total comments: 17

Lists are out for all systems in Japan and TurboGrafx-16 in the US and Europe and include some big-name games.

First up, we have seventeen games scheduled for release in Japan next month with Super Famicom oddly absent. Three games, Exerion, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Neutopia come out on the first of the month, while the rest will follow.

Famicom (NES)

  • Exerion [Jaleco]

  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (The Lost Levels) [Nintendo]

  • Tsuppari Oozumou [Tecmo]

  • Challenger [Tecmo]

Nintendo 64

  • F-Zero X [Nintendo]

Mega Drive (Genesis)

  • Bare Knuckle II: Shitou no Chinkon Uta (Streets of Rage II) [Sega]
  • Chameleon Kid (Kid Chameleon) [Sega]
  • Shining & the Darkness (Shining in the Darkness) [Sega]
  • The Hybrid Front [Sega]

PC Engine (TurboGrafx-16)

  • Neutopia [Hudson]
  • Saigo no Nindou: Ninja Spirit [Irem]
  • Out Live [SunSoft]
  • Sengoku Mahjong [Hudson]
  • Chou Zetsurinjin Beraboh Man (Bravoman) [Bandai Namco]
  • PC Genjin 3 (Bonk 3: Bonk's Big Adventure) [Hudson]
  • Battle Lode Runner [Hudson]
  • PC Denjin (Air Zonk, delayed from April) [Hudson]

In addition, the TurboGrafx release lists for all regions have been revealed. US players will get four games, and European gamers will receive three.

TurboGrafx-16 (US)

  • Ordyne [Namco Bandai]
  • Ninja Spirit [Irem]
  • Blazing Lasers [Hudson]
  • World Sports Competition [Hudson]

TurboGrafx (Europe)

  • Ninja Spirit [Irem]
  • Blazing Lasers [Hudson]
  • Air Zonk [Hudson]

VC Friday European Releases

Nintendo lets loose three new games for those on the other side of the Atlantic.

Some Of The Greatest Arcade Games Of All-Time Launch On Wii's Virtual Console

13th April 2007 – Whether you are a seasoned gamer or a complete newcomer to playing games you will have been hard pressed to not have heard of 80s arcade sensation Pac-Man®. Starring a hungry yellow sphere named Pac-Man®, players must navigate mazes, eat everything they find and at the same time avoid deadly ghosts. After making its NES debut in 1993, Pac-Man® returns on the Virtual Console today for the price of 500 Wii Points.

Wii owners are in for another treat this week when the highly innovative Super Nintendo title ActRaiser® makes its Virtual Console debut. ActRaiser® is unlike anything you have ever played before, combining side-scrolling platform action with the power of playing god. Playing as an omnipotent being in the simulation sections, players must protect and guide a human civilisation as they evolve and grow. In the action sections players take on the role of a warrior and battle enemy hordes threatening their people. Actraiser® is available now for 800 Wii Points.

Last but by no means least in this week’s Virtual Console offering is comical platformer Bonk’s Revenge. Making its debut in 1991, this Turbografx title pits bald-headed hero Bonk against the sinister King Drool III in an amusing take on the platform genre. Head-butt your way to victory in Bonk’s Revenge for only 600 Wii Points.

These great games will join the list of 73 classic titles already available for the Virtual Console in Europe.

Talkback

vuduApril 27, 2007

Please bring the real SMB 2 over. Not only will it set an excellent president for localizing games never-before released in America, but I'll also get to play the only Mario game I've ever missed out on (sadly, I never got around to buying All-Stars).

Also, it's a shame the N64 lineup is still so petite.

The ESRB rated Lost Levels already, and there isn't any localization to be done (besides perhaps the title screen), so I have high hopes that we'll see it.

GoldenPhoenixApril 27, 2007

Ehhe I could pass on SMB2 Lost Levels, the game felt like SMB1 the expansion pack. There was nothing really magical about the game, it felt like a quick sequel to SMB1.

vuduApril 27, 2007

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Originally posted by: GoldenPhoenix
it felt like a quick sequel to SMB1.
What more could I possibly ask for? face-icon-small-happy.gif It's five bucks. Buy it and maybe Nintendo will release Earthbound Zero. face-icon-small-thumbsup.gif

GoldenPhoenixApril 27, 2007

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Originally posted by: GoldenPhoenix
it felt like a quick sequel to SMB1.
What more could I possibly ask for? face-icon-small-happy.gif It's five bucks. Buy it and maybe Nintendo will release Earthbound Zero. face-icon-small-thumbsup.gif


Now that I do hope for, though I will probably end up buying SMB2 LL anyway, just for collection purposes. Heck I am getting Zelda 2 as well, and I REALLY don't like that game, at least SMB2 LL built off a quality title.

TrueNerdApril 27, 2007

I'd totally re-buy the Lost Levels just to play the game the way it was meant to. And while it may not be as "magical" as the two games that come before and after it, it sure is a deliciously awesome challenge.

EntroperApril 27, 2007

IMO the LL is only worth it on All-Stars, since you have the ability to save. It's a fantastic game though -- it may just be an SMB "expansion pack", but it includes more levels than the original SMB (worlds 9 and A-D), and the challenge is supremely difficult. Plus, you get to play as Luigi with meaningfully different abilities from Mario.

They ought to just release All-Stars for the SNES and charge 1200 points for it. Hours and hours of classic Mario goodness.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorApril 27, 2007

SMB2j for USA plz....

Entroper: you can save on the VC version, too. All non-N64 games on VC have save states (just go back to the Wii Menu).

TrueNerdApril 27, 2007

And WHERE THE HELL IS METROID.

NeodymiumApril 27, 2007

Ninja Spirit is a godly game, and when NWR gives it the "Recommended for Fans" designation while anything from Nintendo no matter what it is gets the "EVERYONE BUY IT NOW PLZ", don't believe it.

Edit: NWR, not PGC. D'oh.

I should pistol-whip some of our "RECOMMENDED FOR EVERYONE" choices. Kid Icarus for everyone my you-know-what.

Why did you guys leave out the MSX?

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Smoke39April 27, 2007

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Entroper: you can save on the VC version, too. All non-N64 games on VC have save states (just go back to the Wii Menu).

The VC has glorified pausing. SMAS has actual saving.

NeoThunderApril 27, 2007

forget all the mario sequals......just give us Mario All-Stars!!!!!!

IceColdApril 27, 2007

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Also, it's a shame the N64 lineup is still so petite.
Hmm, so the N64 is a woman, eh? Didn't know that before..

They're really hanging on to SMB3 and Super Metroid - probably keeping them for a rainy day. I mean, a drought.

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Why did you guys leave out the MSX?

We didn't.

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