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Boner alert! Hudson to release a new Alien Crush for WiiWare


Mar 28
// Chad Concelmo
I think I need to sit down. You see, I am absolutely obsessed with the pinball “Crush” games on the TurboGrafx-16. In fact, I play them each and every night before I go to bed. They are kind ...
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This week's VC releases: Harvest Moon, Lords of Thunder


Feb 11
// Nick Chester
Nintendo continues its streak of delivering the "one less than we've come to expected" two Virtual Console titles this week. But with goodies like these, I'm finding it hard to be mad at them. Natsume's Harvest Moo...
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RetroforceGO! Episode 34: TurboGrafx-16!


Jan 28
// Dyson
Well everybody, another Monday is upon and with that, another RetroforceGO! Can you feel the excitement? Me too. Or maybe I'm just over-caffeinated from the gigantic glass of Diet Pepsi that I just pounded. Either way, I'm wi...
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RetroforceGO! recording episode 34 tonight: TurboGrafx 16 and PC Engine


Jan 27
// Topher Cantler
Tonight we take a look at the TurboGrafx 16 and all the shooters games that made it great. From shoot-em-ups to cute-em-ups, Bonk to Zonk, to its weird controller and everything in between, we think it deserves its own episod...
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This week's VC releases: Greatest game ever, Power Golf, comes home


Nov 05
// Nick Chester
Best Virtual Console week ever? You bet! Nintendo has announced that the "greatest game ever" will be coming to the Wii Shop Channel today. That's right, we're talking about Virtual Golf (TurboGrafx16, 1-3 players, ...
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This week's VC releases: prove you're tough edition


Oct 15
// Tristero
 A new challenger, Gate of Thunder, has entered the Virtual Console's already formidable shmup cage match.  One of the pack-in release games for the TurboDuo, Gate of Thunder is an excellent, albeit unoriginal game ...
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Hudson drops vintage TG-16 CD goodness on Wii's Virtual Console


Sep 29
// Dale North
Sometimes I feel alone in my dislike for most of the Wii's Virtual Console releases. Most titles are ones that I already have multiple versions of, and I feel that many of the titles are a tad bit overpriced. The only titles ...
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This week's VC releases: What is this learning nonsense?


Sep 03
// Nick Chester
In honor of "back to school season," Nintendo has released Donkey Kong Jr. Math (NES, 1-2 players, 500 Wii Points) on the Wii Shop Channel today. The irony of this is that today is Labor Day, and kids have the day o...
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This week's VC releases: Super Metroid, Shinobi III, Neutopia


Aug 20
// Nick Chester
As reported, this Monday sees the release of Super Metroid (Super NES, 1 player, 800 Wii Points) for Nintendo's virtual console. Easily one of the greats among a solid Super NES library, the game is worth at least double the ...
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This week's VC releases: Dolphin Park is in the house


Aug 06
// Nick Chester
Nintendo must have heard my cries last week, when I whined about receiving the "Wii-kly Update" e-mails late, or not even getting them at all. I woke up this morning to an e-mail that was sent at 8:01 a.m., which wa...
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This week's VC releases: Paper Mario and some games that aren't Paper Mario


Jul 16
// Nick Chester
Now you can stop whining -- after an excruciatingly long wait, the North American Virtual Console is finally getting Paper Mario (Nintendo 64, 1 player, 1,000 Wii Points). It will be joined by two games that it completely ove...
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This week's VC releases: Mach Rider, Yoshi, and Air Zonk


Jul 09
// Nick Chester
Nintendo brings fans another rousing round of classics with this week's Virtual Console releases. Mach Rider (NES, 1 player, 500 Wii Points), Yoshi (NES, 1-2 players, 500 Wii Points), and Air "Zonk" (TurboGrafx-...
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This week's VC releases: show Wart some respect, damn it


Jul 02
// Nick Chester
Let's get this out of the way first -- Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES, 1 player, 500 Wii Points), Ecco: The Tides of Time (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points), and DRAGON SPIRIT (TurboGrafx-16, 1 player, 600 Wii Points) are...
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This week's VC releases: fast-driving, high-flying, hard-hitting


Jun 25
// Nick Chester
Maybe I'm dating myself here, but does anyone remember what it was like in 1992 when the arcade break-out hit, Street Fighter II, was about to hit the Super Nintendo? The hype could have made your ears bleed, and the thou...
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This week's VC releases: how many wolves must die?


Jun 18
// Nick Chester
With Father's Day behind us, Nintendo has gone forth and released some manly-man classics the Virtual Console today: NES Open Tournament Golf (NES, 1-2 players, 500 Wii Points), World Sports Competition (TurboGrafx-16, 1-5 pl...
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Today's VC releases: Nintendo is totally awesome, four games to choose from


Jun 04
// Nick Chester
Last week, Nintendo was kind enough to give us a heads up about how awesome they were, and that they'd be bringing Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES, 1 player, 500 Wii Points) to the Virtual Console today. Holding true to ...
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Today's VC releases: I just woke up edition


May 28
// Nick Chester
Today is Memorial Day, which in the United States is a federal holiday. In many ways, it marks a true first day of summer -- pools open, we cook out, and many people even have off from work. Such is not the case with Nintendo...
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Today's VC releases: we heart ninjas edition


May 14
// Nick Chester
This week's Virtual Console releases are surprisingly solid for a batch that contains zero first party Nintendo classics. By "surprisingly solid" I mean, of course, two of the three titles not only contain the w...
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Today's VC releases: two 'mons' and a 'man'


Apr 30
// Nick Chester
Simon, Goeman, and Shockman -- together at last. This week, the Virtual Console sees a relatively solid line-up with Castlevania (NES, 500 Wii Points); Legend of the Mystical Ninja (SNES, 800 Wii Points); and Shockman (Turbo...
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This week's virtual console releases: "Where da' gold at?"


Apr 23
// Nick Chester
Once again, Nintendo and company see fit to release three games I never knew I wanted. Gradius III (SNES, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points); Wonder Boy in Monster World (Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points); Battle Lode Runner (Tur...
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Virtual Console releases: Nintendo continues shooter and TurboGrafx16 fetish


Jan 15
// Nick Chester
It's Monday, and in America that means it's time for Nintendo to serve up some Virtual Console games you haven't necessarily been waiting for. Again. This week brings R-Type III: The Third Lightning (SNES, 800 poi...
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Today's Virtual Console releases - Skinny, Medium, Fat Edition


Dec 11
// Nick Chester
Four new Virtual Console games are about to land on the Wii! As reported earlier, the Turbo-Grafx sci-fi pinball title Alien Crush is among today's releases. It's joined by the NES sports classic, Ice Hockey; the Gene...
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Alien Crush and Dungeon Explorer are coming, we promise


Dec 08
// Earnest Cavalli
When I was a boy, my father would drink heavily until he could barely see and he would sit on the wood pile out back where he would think of a good reason to beat me with his belt until he was sure that I would grow up stro...
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Hudson shows mystery Virtual Console love this Monday; probably not Splatterhouse


Dec 07
// Nick Chester
The meat of this story is that Hudson Entertainment has confirmed that another TurboGrafx title will be hitting the Wii's Virtual Console. On their official message boards they tease that "it's one of the most r...
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TurboGrafx-16 games arrive on the Wii


Nov 21
// Niero Desu
According to various sources on GAF, Bomberman 93' and Bonk's Adventure (NEC's answer to Mario and Sonic back in 1990) are now available for purchase on the Wii Virtual Console. Unless you were among the tireles...
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Wii love retrogaming


Nov 02
// romaasdfaain
European gamers now know everything there is to know about the Wii's Virtual Console because Nintendo just announced the complete VC launch lineup. While the lack of SNES and N64 games is disturbing, it still is a strong li...
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American vs. Japanese box art


Oct 03
// Jordan Devore
1UP took a good long look between the differences and similarities of American and Japanese video game box art. Fear not America-lovers, because Japan doesn't always get the better looking art. They just get it the majority...
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Weird Game Wednesday: Cho Aniki series


Sep 06
// Niero Desu
Cho Aniki is probably best known for being among the most arguably homosexual video games ever created, or to be objective it stars more muscular men in thongs than any other shooter ever. It's one part Hard Gay and one pa...
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Weird Game Wednesday: Genpei ToumaDen


Aug 30
// Niero Desu
The PC Engine wasn't exactly a hot seller by the measure of Super Nintendo fandom, so the larger lot of us missed a few oddities on that console. Unless you lived in Japan in 1986 you've probably never seen the unintention...
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Before the Symphony, there was Akumajou


May 30
// Niero Desu
It's a little known fact that Akumajou Dracula X: Rondo of Blood (or Chi No Rondo) ever existed, an import on the TurboGrafx 16 (or PC Engine). The CD-ROM based game looked similar to the other refreshed Castlevania sequel...

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