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Welcome to Living in the Past, a weekly column about what's new in old games. Now get off our lawn. It is with no small amount of shame that I admit to waiting for a $1 sale before buying Monster World IV. It wasn't exactly intentional – I've been busy playing (and mostly reviewing) other stuf...

October 22nd 2012 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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While we wait for Sega's "Monster World Collection" to debut the previously Japan-only (and acclaimed!) Monster World IV on PSN and XBLA, Sega went ahead and deposited the game on Wii Virtual Console today, causing even more surprise than other, increasingly rare, VC releases.If you have the Wii Po...

May 10th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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More good news about old Sega games! The downloadable release of the never-before-localized Monster World IV has resurfaced on an Xbox Live Marketplace listing, and it's not alone! It's now part of a bundle called Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World, which packs Wonder Boy in Monster Land, Wonde...

March 14th 2012 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Yes, there have been a million Wonder Boy games re-released on Virtual Console and other platforms, so another one doesn't seem like it would be a big deal. But Monster World IV, originally for Mega Drive/Genesis (and despite the name, the last game in the populous Wonder Boy series), never came...

March 31st 2011 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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This week brings another rare (not Rare) Nintendo 64 release, and a seasonally appropriate one at that. 1080 Snowboarding is making its appearance on the Virtual Console for the first time. When it hits the American download service, we look forward to playing it and pretending it's cold outside. Un...

January 15th 2008 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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Nintendo has announced their planned January Virtual Console releases for Japan, and some excellent games are in the lineup. The Miyamoto-developed Devil World is the most noteworthy game in the Famicom lineup, and it's being released just in time to remind everyone who that thing in Smash Bros. is...

December 28th 2007 at 5:00pm 0 Comments