VC Monday Madness video wrap-up 4/14/08


You might have noticed a bit of a change to our video coverage of this week's Virtual Console games. You see, no more are we confined to off-screen recording of the Virtual Console releases. That's right, we've upgraded to technology widely available since 2004. We're so modern!

Hit up the new video format above and then head past the break for the rest of our usual goodness.


Fantasy Zone (Sega Master System, 1 -2 players, 500 Wii Points)
Wii Fanboy says: download it!

Many of you likely remember Fantasy Zone as one of your childhood favorites. It has a very unique art style, visible in the large, bright backdrops and cartoonish sprites that permeate the levels. It's still just a shooter, at its core, and a very fine one. Sure, the VC may be overflowing with shooters at the moment, but this one is still worth checking out.


Mega Turrican (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points)
Wii Fanboy says: download it!

Mega Turrican distinguishes itself from the SNES entry available on the Virtual Console in many ways. For one, no freeze beam here in MT. Also, in the Genesis version, you can swing around the levels, thanks to a trusty rope that you can use to access otherwise unreachable areas. Overall, though, it still follows the basic "shoot everything, everywhere" formula and, for that, offers up a fun time. If you have the extra coin, we suggest you check this out.

That concludes our look at this week's Virtual Console games. As always, if you have any tips or rumors regarding Nintendo's Virtual Console service, be sure to let us know and come back next week when we take a look at the latest titles available on the Nintendo Wii!

This article was originally published on Joystiq.