Friday, March 27, 2009

Nintendo gearing up for Arcade Appreciation April

Just recently Nintendo has updated the Wii with Virtual Console Arcade support. As you're all well aware the Virtual Console allows gamers to download and play classic console games on their Wii. So far game companies such as Sega, Namco, Tecmo, and Taito have pledged to support this service. One can expect that other arcade developers like Konami, Irem, Capcom, (Cave?) among others will come along with their arcade classics as well.

If you live in the US or Europe you have the following games to pick up right now:

Gaplus, Tower of Druaga, Star Force, and Mappy.

Japan gamers can get:

Emeraldia, Gaplus, Return of Ishtar, Star Force, Solvalou, and Space Harrier.

From Namco alone we can also look forward to seeing the following games hitting the service(with at least one title hitting per month):

Galaga '88
Samurai Ghost
Cosmo Gang: The Puzzle
Cosmo Gang: The Video
Cyber Sled
Sky Kid
Star Blade
Dragon Spirit
Dragon Saber
Dragon Buster
Knuckle Heads
Numan Athletics
Burning Force
Finest Hour
Hopping Mappy
Marvel Land
Rolling Thunder
Youkai Douchuuki
Wonder Momo

Yep needless to say Namco's got some hefty support for the VCA on the way. Hopefully I can get my Wii console back in time to enjoy some of these games. Anyway I might look at a Saturn game or two in my next update. Also I have a 3DO sitting here with about 18 games(including Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Slayer, which just arrived in the mail). I'd like to took a more in-depth look at that in the future, but probably in May. 

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