Archive for the ‘Wii VC’ category

Wii Arcade Stick

November 12, 2007


For all those negative people out there that claim the arcade is dead, maybe they should keep in mind that every games consoles that comes out, ends up with an “arcade stick” peripheral, still the finest controller known to man (I’m not biased, honest). The latest being the Nintendo Wii. With all those great VC games, as well as stuff like Metal Slug and the new Soul Calibur coming soon, this will make a perfect addition to the wildly popular Wii.

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Console Arcade Downloads – Catch Up

July 16, 2007

It has been a while since I’ve covered any of the arcade releases that have been released on Xbox, Wii or PS3. So here’s a little catch up for anyone who has missed any of these golden oldies.

Xbox 360 Live Arcade

  • Golden Axe – 400 points
  • Missile Command – 400 points
  • Centipede & Millipede – 400 points
  • Contra – 400 points
  • Also Bomberman Live is out this week for 800 points with 8 player online play!

Wii Virtual Console

  • Bloody Wolf – 600 points
  • Dragon Spirit – 600 points
  • Mighty Bomb Jack – 500 points
  • Balloon Fight – 500 points
  • Ice Climber – 500 points
  • Excitebike – 500 points

PS3 Network

  • Q*Bert
  • Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection

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The second golden age of the arcade

May 20, 2007


UK newspaper website wrote about the second golden age of the arcade, i.e. the re-releases of many classic arcade games on XBLA, PS3 and the Wii’s VC. Read on……

Each of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo’s new consoles let you plunder gaming history for classics from the past. With Microsoft’s Xbox Live Arcade, for example, the user pays for “points”, which can then be used to download a vast, and expanding, array of arcade treats, from coin-operated classics such as Smash TV to console favourites such as Street Fighter 2, and even PC legends such as the original Doom. By keeping the prices down, making all the titles easily accessible and providing nostalgia for older players, the games are proving to be tremendously successful, their basic pick-up-and-play style providing a sense of quick-fix relief from the current slew of rather po-faced technical marvels going on sale for around £50.

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Streets of Rage 2 On VC

April 23, 2007


I know it’s not exactly an arcade game but is the sequel to one of the all time classic arcade side scrolling beat-em ups.

[via The Last Boss] 

This has been one of the best weeksfor the Wii Virtual Console ever, with Punch Out being re-released earlier this week. It gets better though, Sega decided to give us a few extra games, which “will soon be available for download on the Wii Shop Channel. Prices start at 800 Wii Points for SEGA Genesis titles.” Here they are:

Streets of Rage 2: To celebrate their defeat of the syndicate exactly one year before, Blaze, Adam and Axel met for drinks. The next morning, Axel received a frantic phone call from Eddie ‘Skate’ Hunter, Adam’s younger brother, whom he was living with on the edge of the city. Blaze and Axel found Adam and Skate’s house wrecked and a picture of Adam chained to a wall at the feet of Mr. X. The city then once again returned to its nightmarish state and criminals ran rampant. Unable to contact their old friend from the military, Axel and Blaze team up with Skate and Max Thunder to free the city and rescue Adam from the Syndicate. It is up to you to take down Mr. X once and for all!

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April 18, 2007


It has been announced that SNK will be bring a host of thier Neo Geo classics to the Wii’s Virtual Console, the information released follows; 

Games will be priced “a little above” SNES titles (which are $8…so expect around $10)

They’re going to be releasing a couple of games a month over the next year. So, roughly, 24 games. Which leaves plenty of room for sequels/franchises.

Initial games won’t be Metal Slug or King of Fighters; they’re easily available now, they want to release some stuff that’s been a bit more elusive.

Other highlights include a desire to launch VC games simultaneously across all regions, and that we should start seeing the first Neo Geo games in mid-summer. Cant wait, some of my favourite games have been created by SNK.

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Wii VC Releases

April 17, 2007


We’ve got to arcadey releases this week on the Nintendo Wii’s Virtual Console, read on…..

Punch Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (NES, 1 player, 500 Wii Points): As young boxer Little Mac, players have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to battle the big guys of the World Video Boxing Association circuit. Take them on one by one, starting with skinny Glass Joe. Battle up through King Hippo and all the way to the WVBA Champion himself. Players use their best jabs, hooks and power uppercuts to knock out opponents, but must pay attention to subtle changes in their body position to dodge jaw-breaking blows. With great graphics, addictive action and a touch of humor, this game will keep players entertained for hours. (Note: this is not Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!!, but a later version of the game in which Mike Tyson is replaced with the fictional Mr. Dream)

Virtua Fighter 2 (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points): Virtua Fighter was the very first 3-D fighting game in the industry and introduced six unique characters, each with their own martial arts style. In Virtua Fighter 2, the intrepid fighters return to the World Fighting Tournament. Players take to the stage to see who will claim the championship title. Will it be Lau Chan, Kage-Maru, Wolf Hawkfield, Jeffry McWild, Akira Yuki, Jacky Bryant, Sarah Bryant or Pai Chan? The answer lies within. Players immerse themselves in this technically challenging game and see if they have what it takes to be the champion of the second World Fighting Tournament.

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Galaga on Virtual Console

April 11, 2007


Another round of updatings sidled online today, with the North American Wii Virtual Console offering further bolstered by three new retrograde games.

Arcade classic Galaga will be available from today costing 500 Wii points, this being the NES version of Namco’s old skool favourite. And for the uninitiated, Galaga sees you battling all manner of alien spacecraft, top-down shooter style.

Then there’s Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle, which you can bag for 800 Wii points, and hails from the Megadrive. The platform gamewas certainly popular back in the day, and this version features 11 levels of taxing jumping and running.

Finally, this week’s last VC update comes in the form of another Turbografx revival, this time for Bravoman. Another Namco developed title is the dish of the day, with a mixture of fighting and platforming on the agenda. This game will set you back 600 Wii points.