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Even without consulting the weekly popularity charts found on the Nintendo Channel, it's pretty simple to know whether a Virtual Console game was successful in 2008. Success on the VC was reserved for Nintendo franchises and the very biggest names in third-party releases, like Sonic, Mega Man, and...

December 30th 2008 at 12:51pm 0 Comments
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There aren't many entries yet in our latest edition of Virtually Free, so if you were waiting for the last day to get your name in, it's time! Get in while your odds are still good! Of course, if everyone does, then they won't be good anymore. But what really matters is that you took a shot at winn...

July 14th 2008 at 10:15am 0 Comments
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Earlier this week, we profiled the latest Virtual Console release -- King of the Monsters (Neo Geo, 900 Wii points/9$) and declared it good, but not enough to spend money on. That makes it just perfect for this week's edition of Virtually Free, since the whole idea here is you don't have to spend m...

July 9th 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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This week sees the Virtual Console receiving only one game, but, thankfully, it's a good game. Never played King of the Monsters before? Well, hit up the video above for some gameplay footage, then head past the break for more.

July 7th 2008 at 4:15pm 0 Comments
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There's two items for download on the Wii this week, as we receive one WiiWare and one Virtual Console title in North America. This week's Virtual Console download is an old favorite, so without further delay, let's get to the goods.This week's WiiWare release is: SPOGS Racing (1-2 players, 1,...

July 7th 2008 at 8:45am 0 Comments

Nintendo's love affair with the Neo Geo continues this week, giving players who have not yet shelled out for one of SNK's numerous other arcade collections yet another outlet to spend their hard-earned dollars, or rather, points. King of the Monsters (Neo Geo, 1-2 players, 900 Wii Points):...

July 7th 2008 at 8:45am 0 Comments
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Maybe "monstrous" is overdoing it, but after last week's no-show for the Virtual Console, we're back to five games for this Friday's PAL region VC update. Hurrah! These range from forgettable spin-offs (Pac-Attack -- the first SNES title we've seen in over three months, bizarrely) to a Commodore 64...

June 27th 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint was the first WiiWare game announced, back in July of last year. According to the ESRB, it's (at least eligible to be) twisting 'n' painting its way to the Wii Shop any time now, having been officially rated. Also rated: King of the Monsters, SNK's totally great Neo...

June 15th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The latest Japanese VC updates includes one of the most beloved Neo Geo games, which makes use of the system's considerable (for the time) power to draw a bunch of stuff for kaiju to smash! SNK had better get these Neo Geo games out before they release their Arcade Classics collection, to get as muc...

June 3rd 2008 at 10:15am 0 Comments