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Rygar (Arcade, 1-2 players, 600 Wii Points) Rygar is a pretty intense title. Luckily, the quarter-munching gameplay of the arcade classic translates to the Wii very well. For one, you don't need to run out of quarters from dying -- oh, and you will die, believe it. Second, every time you die or eve...

October 19th 2009 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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This week, two Tecmo arcade games arrive on the Virtual Console in Europe, thankfully free of the rather excessive 800 Wii Point pricing standard Virtual Console Arcade games "enjoy" in Japan. Also available on WiiWare today: Spaceball Revolution, a game about tossing balls down a chute to light up...

September 11th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Two weeks in a row and no WiiWare in Japan. Did Nintendo of Japan hire someone on from Nintendo of America's WiiWare team? Whatever happened, the total absence of WiiWare throws attention on the two Virtual Console Arcade titles available today.Rygar finally arrives on Virtual Console, giving gamers...

September 8th 2009 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

This week, Wii owners get some new, quality titles to play. On the retail side, we've got three new games on offer. On the downloadable side, it's slim pickings again with only one WiiWare game and one Virtual Console game up for grabs. Plan on treating yourself this week? Let us know what interests...

January 26th 2009 at 11:00am 0 Comments

"The kingdom of Argus where the lions of the sea live is now dominated by imperial Rome. Here is where the story begins." That explains why a shirtless guy with a giant yo-yo is fighting moving statues and the guy from Soul Reaver. Oh, no, wait, it doesn't at all.Well, even if we accept that Rome wo...

January 13th 2009 at 8:05pm 0 Comments
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If the previous announcement of a December release date (deja vu?) caused you to put Rygar: The Battle of Argus on your gift wishlist, better find a substitute! Tecmo seems to have gotten into the habit of delaying the remake, and they're not ready to say goodbye just yet. We've received a press rel...

December 9th 2008 at 2:48pm 0 Comments
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Poor Rygar. It's taking longer than expected to remember where he misplaced his "Diskarmor." And let's face it, without his trademark weapon, Tecmo's mythical hero is just another muscle-bound oaf with bad hair. That's probably why the company has delayed Rygar: The Battle of Argus, with the upcomi...

December 9th 2008 at 1:50pm 0 Comments
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Click for full-sized image Nintendo announced a lot of games last night at their Japanese conference. Many of them, like Punch-Out!! here, were brand new. Some, like Supan Smasher and Cosmic Walker, we still don't know anything about. But we've got screenshots. So many screenshots. After the bre...

October 2nd 2008 at 5:40pm 0 Comments

Want to see what Rygar: The Battle of Argus looks like, six years after the release of the game on which it's based, and more than one year after the remade version was announced? After the entire project was scrapped and started again? Certainly you'd expect a significant jump over the PS2 v...

October 2nd 2008 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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So Rygar: The Battle of Argus is probably going to come out, after about a year and a half of not coming out. That's a long time to wait for a port. It makes us wonder if there's going to be an audience for it when it comes out. So we'll just ask.Are you up for this Rygar? If so, is it because you...

September 8th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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1UP's James Mielke is, in general, not pleased about the prospect of a Koei-Tecmo merger. He imagines the company's Team Ninja franchises milked incessantly in the manner of Koei's Dynasty Warriors games, with an annual release supported by endless Xtreme Legends and Empires versions and mega-multi...

September 5th 2008 at 3:20pm 0 Comments