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Of the main Phantasy Star games, Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom is the most maligned. The presentation was scaled back after Phantasy Star II, the characters walk agonizingly slowly, and the story has only a tenuous connection to previous games. But Phantasy Star III's main gimmick is inter...

July 2nd 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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It's a rather small week on the Japanese Virtual Console, and one that means virtually nothing to gamers outside of Japan. Usually, Japan's releases allow us a look ahead at what's coming for us. This week's two releases just aren't useful for that purpose.There's extremely little chance of any of N...

April 29th 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Well folks, we're back with video commentary and ready to give you the lowdown on this week's Virtual Console releases. This week will go down in history for us, as it shows the release of one of the best NES games ever here in the United States. So what are you waiting for? Hit up the video above,...

April 21st 2008 at 9:34pm 0 Comments
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So, uh, we all know what today is, right? It's a day that will go down in history for us, the fine men and women behind Wii Fanboy, because a game of epic proportions is hitting the Virtual Console later today (12pm ET): River City Ransom, There's also some other game but we haven't even bothered t...

April 21st 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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That landfill of crappy Virtual Console titles has just been given a swift kick-punch of revitalization. Not only that, but we've got a second helping of Phantasy Star for you to digest. River City Ransom (NES,1-2 players, 500 Wii Points): Save your girlfriend from such heinous foes as "The G...

April 21st 2008 at 8:45am 0 Comments
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It's finally happening. When Hudson announced Turbografx-16 support on the Virtual Console, we thought "Oh, great, maybe we'll be able to get Dracula X!" Then when they revealed that CD-ROM titles would start coming out, we got really excited about being one step closer to Dracula X. Next month in...

March 28th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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According to the USK (the German ratings board), three new Mega Drive games will be available on that country's Virtual Console soon (and therefore the rest of Europe's, and therefore everywhere soon afterward): Gleylancer, Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom, and Phantasy Star IV: The End of the...

March 14th 2008 at 9:45am 0 Comments