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Together Retro Game Club: Ristar

Presented by: Fastbilly1, Marurun, & Racketboy New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club Welcome to the second entry in the Together Retro Game Club. After the challenge of the first two club installments of Defender and Kid Icarus, we thought we would have something a bit more lighthearted but still full of fun. And now that we are progressing to the 16-bit era, we thought that Ristar would be a worth candidate that not everyone has [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Kid Icarus

Presented by: Fastbilly1, Marurun, & Racketboy New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club Welcome to the second entry in the Together Retro Game Club. For our first entry we featured the arcade hit Defender, one of the most challenging arcade titles around. We know we hit hard but we’re not quite ready to grant mercy just yet. This time around we’re offering up a much-neglected, oft-overlooked Nintendo classic, Kid Icarus. History Kid Icarus is the paternal [...]

Sega Master System/Game Gear Games Coming To Virtual Console

8-Bit Sega fans may have another way to enjoy their classics. Master System and Game Gear games will be availible on the Nintendo Wii’s Japanese Virtual Console service in February and should also be coming to the rest of the planet soon after. Personally, I find it interesting that the Game Gear actually beat the Gameboy to the Virtual Console as the first portable system on the service, but I suppose that is due to the fact that the Game [...]

Top-Notch Sega Genesis Games Finally Coming to the Virtual Console

Over the last few months I’ve been complaining about the lack of interesting titles on the Wii’s Virtual Console — at least to the point of making them worth paying for them again. Well, for Sega fans, this drought may be coming to an end soon. OFLC has updated its website with some more Virtual Console games made up of these Sega Genesis/Megadrive games: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Streets of Rage 2 Toe Jam and Earl in Panic Funkotron Shining [...]

Neo-Geo Gaming Coming To Wii Virtual Console

Even though, it is impressive the the Wii’s Virtual Console supports every Nintendo console in addition to the Sega Genesis/Megadrive and the TurboGrafx-16, you can’t help but admit that the Virtual Console hasn’t quite lived up to its hype just yet. As I had suspected in the past, the Neo-Geo library will soon be added to the lineup to add a bit more punch. This was confirmed just recently on Nintendo’s Japanese site. According to Nintendo, support for SNK’s 2D [...]

Visual Comparison: NES, Virtual Console, and NES Clones

Within the last year, the options for playing classic Nintendo games has multiplied via the Wii’s Virtual Console and a small handful of NES clones now available. While all the options sound very nice on paper, Ben Kuchera from Ars Technica’s Opposable Thumbs has taken the initiative to actually try all the different retro Nintendo solutions on the same HDTV and see which ones hold up best. As Ben explains it, “I tested an original NES, the Generation NEX system, [...]

Virtual Console Updates: Super Mario World, Gain Ground, & Vigilante

Released Today: Super Mario World – Platformer – SNES | Wikipedia Entry | Review | Screenshots | Gain Ground – Strategy – Genesis | Wikipedia Entry| Review | Screenshots | Vigilante – Beatemup – TG16 | Review | Screenshots | More Info: See Complete Virtual Console Listing