VC Tuesday: Dead moon over the demon castle

Even though we usually support the more obscure VC releases, we can't help but focus our attention on this week's most mainstream title: Castlevania. Finally making its appearance on the Japanese Virtual Console, Konami's side-scroller is a must-buy. I personally consider "liking Castlevania a lot" as an important component of my personality. What an awesome night to have a curse.

Like Castlevania, Power Sports and Dead Moon have both already arrived in the US (Power Sports as World Sports Competition), and Ichidant-R, a Bonanza Bros. spinoff, is the sequel to Tant-R, seen on the Sega Classics Collection. A multiplayer puzzle minigame collection, Ichidant-R is sort of a precursor to Mario Party and Wario Ware.

Hajimari no Mori is a graphical text adventure from Nintendo! Let's all hope for a miracle localization for that one.

  • Akumajou Dracula (Famicom Disk System, 1 player, 500 Wii Points)

  • Hajimari no Mori (Super Famicom, 1 player, 800 Wii Points)

  • Ichidant-R (Mega Drive, 1-2 players, 600 Wii Points)

  • Power Sports (PC Engine, 1-5 players, 600 Wii Points)

  • Dead Moon (PC Engine, 1 player, 600 Wii Points)