That’s right, suckers, Enduro Racer is coming to the VC this week! For the lamers not in the know, Enduro Racer was basically Sega’s version of Excitebike on the Master System. The main difference is that Enduro Racer allowed you to build up your bike and race on a variety of tracks with an isometric view. Ok, so the games are extremely different when you really think about it, but Enduro Racer was a must-own for Master System owners.
Dust off your Wiis and download this gem, retro fans. This was a pretty cool take on a genre that typically didn’t translate very well from the arcade to the home consoles.
It’s finally coming. On September 11th the first Neo Geo title will come to the Virtual Console. SNK’s famous fighter, Fatal Fury, will be the first release on Nintendo’s download service. The Neo Geo is an excellent gaming platform that say limited success do to its insanely high cost. Even with the prices, however, the Neo Geo is home to many classic fighters, shooters, and action titles.
This is excellent news for any fan of old-school gaming that never got much of a chance to experience the Neo Geo firsthand.
There are now 100 Virtual Console games available. Within the list, there are some gems, some good games, some decent games, and some stinkers. I’m going to give my opinion on which games you should definitely buy (the bolded titles), should try if you never have before (italicized), and those that are up to your own discretion (no special markings). So, without further ado, here are my VC picks:
Legend of Zelda
Donkey Kong Jr.
Super Mario Bros.
Legend of Kage
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Mighty Bomb Jack
Milon’s Secret Castle
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
Super Castlevania IV
R-Type III: The Third Lightning
Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Contra III: The Alien Wars
Super Mario World
Donkey Kong Country
Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire
Legend of the Mystical Ninja
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest
Super Mario 64
Mario Kart 64
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Star Fox 64
Sonic The Hedgehog
Ecco the Dolphin
Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
Space Harrier II
ToeJam & Earl
Streets of Rage
Sword of Vermilion
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Virtua Fighter 2
Wonder Boy in Monster World
Streets of Rage 2
ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
Super Star Soldier
New Adventure Island
Chew Man Fu
Battle Lode Runner
J.J. & Jeff