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Sega has already put a few of its Genesis classics, like Golden Axe and Sonic the Hedgehog, up on the iPhone App Store as standalone downloads, but now, according to Gizmodo, it's going one step further and releasing an official Genesis emulator app for the iPhone, with individual games available as...

January 20th 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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We know, you now have that Andy Gibb song stuck in your head. Sorry, but them's the breaks! This week's Virtual Console release is Sega's Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi, a dog-friendly side-scroller very much like previous Shinobi titles. Hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it! Check it out in...

January 18th 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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This week's Virtual Console release is sure to please all of our elderly readers. It's Mahjong! No, seriously -- we're not playing a trick on you! Check it out in the latest episode of VC in Brief above. Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye (Genesis, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points) Every week, we like t...

January 11th 2010 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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We've got a duo of high-profile titles to check out here on VC in Brief this week. Come for the shooting stuff, stay for the Pig Chutes. Blaster Master (NES, 1 player, 500 Wii Points) Earthworm Jim 2 (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points) Every week, we like to check out what's new on...

December 14th 2009 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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As promised, Sunsoft's brought Blaster Master to the Virtual Console -- though we think the impact is somewhat dulled by the quantity of other games available for download this week. There's a total of 11 different games available, so head past the break for the full list.

December 14th 2009 at 1:20pm 0 Comments
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The Revenge of Shinobi (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points) We say: Dude, it's Shinobi. We don't need to say anything. The Virtual Console gets hit with a nasty case of flying shurikens this week in The Revenge of Shinobi. It's classic ninja action on one of gaming's classic consoles. Who would...

August 17th 2009 at 9:15pm 0 Comments
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Today's highlight is no doubt Revenge of Shinobi, the first Shinobi game on the Sega Genesis. What's funny about this is that the third game in the series on that console, Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master, was released on the Wii way back in 2007. Two-thousand-and-freaking-seven, people! How...

August 17th 2009 at 10:48am 0 Comments
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Today marks the 20th anniversary of the North American release of the Sega Genesis. To welcome the Genesis to the next level ... of its life, several Joystiq writers have revisited the Enchanted Castles of our memories to share a favorite anecdote about the beloved console -- which altered our lives...

August 14th 2009 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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It's been a while since we've seen two games released for Virtual Console in one week, let alone two import titles. But here we are, playing these games for you in another edition of VC in Brief. Be sure to check out the video above, and head past the break if you're looking for more. This is one of...

July 13th 2009 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Galaxy Force II (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points)We say: Unique shmup that genre fans will enjoyYes, we know, it's tough to be excited about Virtual Console offerings when every other week's goodies are shmups. Galaxy Force II, however, is a pretty unique one and well worth your time (and, pe...

May 11th 2009 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, 900 Wii Points)We say: 800 different versions of this on Virtual Console, so pick one This week is like a punch to the face if you're a fan of the Virtual Console. Wonder Boy is back ... for the millionth time and, oh, look, I get to play it...

April 20th 2009 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points)We say: Platforming fans will enjoy it!This week, the Virtual Console has one title on offer: Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure. Perhaps it's nostalgia, or perhaps it's a void of proper platforming in my life, but I found myself hypnoti...

April 13th 2009 at 7:00pm 0 Comments