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VC Friday: Sequel week


Game sequels often suffer from a reputation of being weaker than their predecessors, but that hasn't stopped Nintendo whacking a whole pile of them on the PAL Virtual Console this week. The M-rated Splatterhouse 2 leads the charge, bloodied lead pipe in hand, and is joined by Samurai Shodown II, Pitstop II, and Ecco Jr. (okay, so that's not a sequel in the strictest sense of the term, but a spin-off for the kids). Here's what that little lot will cost you:
  • Ecco Jr. -- Mega Drive -- 800 Wii Points
  • Splatterhouse 2 -- Mega Drive -- 800 Wii Points
  • Samurai Shodown II -- Neo Geo -- 900 Wii Points
  • Pitstop II -- Commodore 64 -- 500 Wii Points *
* As usual, Australia misses out on the Commodore 64 game.

Footage of all four is past the break -- try listening to six minutes of Pitstop II's engine effects without going insane.

Ecco Jr. (Mega Drive)

Splatterhouse 2 (Mega Drive)

Samurai Shodown II (Neo Geo)

Pitstop II (Commodore 64)

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