Enduro Racer coming to Virtual Console

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.
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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.

Neo Geo hits the Virtual Console in September!

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.

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This is excellent news for any fan of old-school gaming that never got much of a chance to experience the Neo Geo firsthand.

100 Virtual Console Games – What to Buy?

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:

NES

Donkey Kong
Legend of Zelda
Mario Bros.
Pinball
Soccer
Solomon’s Key
Wario’s Woods
Donkey Kong Jr.
Ice Hockey
Tennis
Super Mario Bros.
Baseball
Urban Champion
Gradius
Xevious
Ice Climber
Kid Icarus
Kirby’s Adventure
Legend of Kage
Elevator Action
Tecmo Bowl
Excitebike

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Galaga
Punch-Out!!
Castlevania

Mighty Bomb Jack
Ninja Gaiden
Pac-Man
Milon’s Secret Castle
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

SNES

F-Zero
SimCity
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
Gradius III
Legend of the Mystical Ninja
Final Fight
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest
ActRaiser

Nintendo 64

Super Mario 64
Mario Kart 64
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Star Fox 64

Sega Genesis

Altered Beast
Sonic The Hedgehog
Ecco the Dolphin
Golden Axe
Columns
Ristar
Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
Gunstar Heroes
Space Harrier II
ToeJam & Earl
Bonanza Bros.
Comix Zone
Gain Ground
Streets of Rage
Bio-Hazard Battle
Sword of Vermilion
Sonic Spinball
Beyond Oasis
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Virtua Fighter 2
Wonder Boy in Monster World
Streets of Rage 2
Kid Chameleon
ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron

TurboGrafx-16

Bomberman ’93
Bonk’s Adventure
Super Star Soldier
Victory Run
Alien Crush
Military Madness
R-Type
Dungeon Explorer
Soldier Blade
Moto Roader
Vigilante
New Adventure Island

Chew Man Fu
Double Dungeons
Splatterhouse
Dragon’s Curse
Bravoman
Bonk’s Revenge
Battle Lode Runner
Shockman
Ordyne
Ninja Spirit
Blazing Lazers
J.J. & Jeff
Dead Moon