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This week's VC releases: Harvest Moon, Lords of Thunder

Feb 11
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... read

RetroforceGO! Episode 34: TurboGrafx-16!

Jan 28
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... read

RetroforceGO! recording episode 34 tonight: TurboGrafx 16 and PC Engine

Jan 27
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... read

This week's VC releases: Greatest game ever, Power Golf, comes home

Nov 05
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, ... read

This week's VC releases: prove you're tough edition

Oct 15
 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 ... read

Hudson drops vintage TG-16 CD goodness on Wii's Virtual Console

Sep 29
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 ... read

This week's VC releases: What is this learning nonsense?

Sep 03
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... read

This week's VC releases: Super Metroid, Shinobi III, Neutopia

Aug 20
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 ... read

This week's VC releases: Dolphin Park is in the house

Aug 06
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... read

This week's VC releases: Paper Mario and some games that aren't Paper Mario

Jul 16
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... read

This week's VC releases: Mach Rider, Yoshi, and Air Zonk

Jul 09
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-... read

This week's VC releases: show Wart some respect, damn it

Jul 02
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... read

This week's VC releases: fast-driving, high-flying, hard-hitting

Jun 25
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... read

This week's VC releases: how many wolves must die?

Jun 18
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... read

Today's VC releases: Nintendo is totally awesome, four games to choose from

Jun 04
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 ... read

Today's VC releases: I just woke up edition

May 28
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... read

Today's VC releases: we heart ninjas edition

May 14
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... read

Today's VC releases: two 'mons' and a 'man'

Apr 30
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... read

This week's virtual console releases: "Where da' gold at?"

Apr 23
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... read

Virtual Console releases: Nintendo continues shooter and TurboGrafx16 fetish

Jan 15
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... read

Today's Virtual Console releases - Skinny, Medium, Fat Edition

Dec 11
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... read

Alien Crush and Dungeon Explorer are coming, we promise

Dec 08
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... read

Hudson shows mystery Virtual Console love this Monday; probably not Splatterhouse

Dec 07
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... read

TurboGrafx-16 games arrive on the Wii

Nov 21
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... read

Wii love retrogaming

Nov 02
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... read

American vs. Japanese box art

Oct 03
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... read

Weird Game Wednesday: Cho Aniki series

Sep 06
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... read

Weird Game Wednesday: Genpei ToumaDen

Aug 30
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... read

Before the Symphony, there was Akumajou

May 30
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... read

Weird Game Wednesday: Toilet Kids!

May 24
New Destructoid feature! Every wednesday we will bring you a hand picked weird game from the past you may have missed. Some will be good, but today's is definitely crappy... TG16's TOILET KIDS! This is a video game abou... read

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