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European VC Update: Calling Mr Concelmo Edition

This week's quartet of games comes to you courtesy of a Nintendo picking committee who seem to have remembered what a good game is.

Game 1 - Splatterhouse 2
Mega Drive - 800 Points

And this game sets a new landmark for the Virtual Console, the first M rated game on the service and its needless to say that lovers of the first game will no doubt enjoy this. Certainly worth checking out if you're building personal hype for the new Splatterhouse.

Game 2 - Ecco Jr
Mega Drive - 800 Points

Baby Ecco is the star of this game, a much easier game than the savage Ecco and Ecco 2. 2 more dolphins, Tara and Kitnee join Baby Ecco for this adventure which will no doubt satisfy fans of the series and fans of dolphins in general.

Game 3 - Samurai Shodown 2
Neo Geo - 900 Points

This is (like pretty much all SNK fighters) when Samurai Showdown started to kick into gear. If you have the Neo Geo arcade stick then this is a must buy. If you don't own the stick then its a must buy, actually just consider it a must buy no matter what you have to play it.

HOWEVER, yet again this is on SNK Arcade Classics vol.1, so find that instead if you can.

Game 4 - Pitstop 2
Commodore 64 - 500 Points

Split-screen goodness coming from what I think might be the first split-screen racer. If you're a child of 90s 16-bit gaming then this style of gaming will sit very fondly with you. However its probably better to wait to see if Super Monaco GP will ever hit the Mega Drive section.

A decent selection there, also there's some conflict between whether its Ecco Jr or Ecco 2 on the VC this week. I can't turn my Wii on to check right now so I can't confirm it.

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About njsykoraone of us since 4:17 PM on 12.11.2007

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Yeah it would be easier if it were spelt njsikora but it doesn't look as cool does it?

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I'm njsykora, a proud member of Dtoid UK. I've been playing games since I was 4.
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Blog Series'

The 5 Challenge
In these troubled economic times we all have less money, join me as I set out to prove it's possible to get plenty of excellent games for only 5.
#1: Timesplitters, Zone of the Enders and Dynasty Warriors 3
#2: Ico
#3: Beach Spikers

I have 23 unfinished JRPGs, I aim to complete them all within 8 months.
The List and Mission

5 Reasons
Why should you be excited for a game? A controller? A console? A program? A pizza? I explain why I'm excited for something and why you should be too.
1: LittleBigPlanet
2: Guitar Hero World Tour
3: Midnight Club Los Angeles
4: Eternity's Child

Control Freaks
A look at games that have been defined by their weird controllers, or unique use of existing ones. Now finished in 6 parts.
1: Ape Escape
2: The neGcon
3: The Sega Action Chair
4: Gametrak
5: Prop Cycle
6: DK Bongos

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