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VC in Brief: Secret Commando (SMS) and Pulseman (Sega Genesis)


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 those have your cake and eat it too situations.

Secret Commando (Sega Master System, 1 - 2 players, 600 Wii Points)
We say: Not worth the extra $1

Secret Commando is actually Rambo: First Blood II, and save for a title screen swap, there's little-to-no difference between the two. So, for an extra $1, you get to play a Rambo game without Rambo in it. Does that sound appealing to you?

Pulseman (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 900 Wii Points)
We say: Pretty good run-and-gun action

Now Pulseman is what every import title on the Virtual Console should be like. Not a run-and-gun experience, mind you, but just a pleasant surprise of a game. Although it appears to be a bit on the short side (only three levels?), it's still a blast, through and through. If you've got nine bucks burning a hole in your pocket, check out this fun run-and-gun platformer.

Every week, we like to check out what's new on the Virtual Console. We offer these videos as a sort of taste to help you decide whether or not you would want the game in question. We also toss in our own two cents because we're pushy jerks.

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