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    I am going to change this thread to "The official Virtual Console updates thread" that way we can keep track of things.

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    http://www.sega.com/games/game_temp.php?game=vconsole

    Sega's listing Bonanza Bros., Comix Zone & Gain Ground for 1/22.
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    We should at least have a master list here. Figured that since I'm running the update thread on HardcoreGaming.org, I could post that list.

    EDIT: Removed the list since I have all but forgotten about it. Here's a link to the full list on Wikipedia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aiko View Post
    http://www.sega.com/games/game_temp.php?game=vconsole

    Sega's listing Bonanza Bros., Comix Zone & Gain Ground for 1/22.
    All right! $24 for 3 games that I can already get for $20 along with 25 other games!

    Yes, I'm a little bitter... but Sega could at least be releasing games that you can't get elsewhere, like the Shining Force games!

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    Ok, its Monday, 1/15. Anyone know what today's updates are?
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    Quote Originally Posted by agbulls View Post
    Ok, its Monday, 1/15. Anyone know what today's updates are?
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    Yay.

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    R-Type 3 is sweet dude, don't "yay." a game as fine as that.
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    Oh don't get me wrong. I know R-Type kicks ass, and I will end up buying it. Really the only games I plan to buy will be the TG16 games. Those are the only games I don't have and probably won't get(for awhile anyway) physical copies of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra Commander View Post
    Moto Roader
    R-Type III:The Third Lightning
    Xevious

    Yay.
    Is this SNES R Type III??
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    Quote Originally Posted by agbulls View Post
    Is this SNES R Type III??
    Oh sorry. No it's TG16.

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    Christ almighty.... Why is Japan getting all the good VC games while the rest of the world gets shit?

    I want my Kid Icarus and Super Metroid, dammit!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by diskoboy View Post
    Christ almighty.... Why is Japan getting all the good VC games while the rest of the world gets shit?

    I want my Kid Icarus and Super Metroid, dammit!!!
    You're on DP and don't own these carts? Good lord! Just kidding. Personally, I welcome a boatload of TG 16 games. I never played R Type III on TG. How is it?
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    I've been writing VC reviews each week at my games blog, Videogames of the Damned. This week's games are up, and you're free to stop by and read my humble opinions. Virtual Console always goes through this good week/bad week cycle, and this week happens to be the "bad" week. At least we got R-Type 3, instead of Super R-Type. That would have just been painful.

    Here's the short version of my reviews this week, and all the other VC games. Again, you can read everything at my blog, so send your hate mail over there.

    January 15, 2007:

    Xevious - Bandai for NES - 5/10
    Moto Roader - Hudson for Turbografx - 4/10
    R-Type 3 - Irem for Super NES - 8/10

    And here are the "short" archives:

    NES:

    Baseball - 2
    Donkey Kong - 5
    Donkey Kong Jr. - 5
    Gradius - 7
    Ice Hockey - 8
    Legend of Zelda - 10 (duh)
    Mario Bros - 5
    Pinball - 3
    Soccer - 2
    Solomon's Key - 7
    Super Mario Bros - 10 (duh)
    Tennis - 2
    Urban Champion - 3
    Wario Woods - 5

    Super NES:

    Castlevania 4 - 9
    F-Zero - 8
    Sim City - 9
    Street Fighter 2 - 9

    Turbografx-16:

    Alien Crush - 7
    Bomberman '93 - 7
    Bonk's Adventure - 7
    Dungeon Explorer - 8
    Military Madness - 6
    R-Type - 9
    Soldier Blade - 8
    Super Star Soldier - 9
    Victory Road - 5

    Genesis:

    Altered Beast - 3
    Columns - 5
    Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine - 7
    Ecco the Dolphin - 10
    Golden Axe - 7
    Gunstar Heroes - 10
    Ristar - 6
    Sonic the Hedgehog - 10
    Space Harrier 2 - 6
    Toejam & Earl - 10

    Nintendo 64:

    Super Mario 64 - 10
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    List on the first page updated. Btw, R-Type III is on the SNES. There isn't even a TG-16 version of the game (at least in the US).

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    Im waiting for Mario Kart 64 or Super Mario Kart

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    You gave Ristar a 6? What? Meanwhile, you're tossing a 10 at Ecco the Dolphin.



    This list is apparently useless to me, so I'll pass on stopping by your blog.

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    Okay. Confusion...

    Is it R-Type 3 or Super R-Type? Super R-Type sucked ass with all the slowdown.

    Japan is getting all the good games. The best we have is SMB. And I've got so many copies of it, including the arcade version, why get another?

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    Quote Originally Posted by diskoboy View Post
    Okay. Confusion...

    Is it R-Type 3 or Super R-Type? Super R-Type sucked ass with all the slowdown.

    Japan is getting all the good games. The best we have is SMB. And I've got so many copies of it, including the arcade version, why get another?
    R-Type 3.

    I don't see how Japan is getting all the good games. We've been getting the exact same ones, only a few weeks later. If anything Japan is a good indicator as to what's coming for VC for us.
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    Hey, I'm just curious and maybe you guys know the reason behind this and can elighten me about it. I have no interest in purchasing any VC games (unless they were like $1.99 or something), but I did go to the VC area to check out the games and how they have it setup, and I also went there to play some free demo's of the games, but there was only 1 problem....


    NO FREE DEMOS!!!!


    What's up with that? Both Sony and Microsoft offer free demos of their various games, and I thought that it would be standard practice to offer free demos? Sure I would expect them to be very brief, like 1 level, or maybe a timed game or something, but I figured they would have some kind of basic demo for you to be able to sample the game briefly before purchase. I'm also kinda suprised that there aren't any demos of actual Wii games either. It probably has to do with the built in storage in the Wii. Not enough space for demo's of real Wii games. But I'm thinking that if they offered demo's of real Wii games, more people would go out and acquire SD cards, and that would in turn inspire many more people to purchase VC games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiseSalesman View Post
    You gave Ristar a 6? What? Meanwhile, you're tossing a 10 at Ecco the Dolphin.



    This list is apparently useless to me, so I'll pass on stopping by your blog.

    What? Whaddya mean yer not visiting the blog? My opinions are pushing your buttons. That's the perfect reason to visit a blog.

    Seriously, though, I'm not out for anything more than my own opinions. I think I wrote that my thoughts on Ecco were influenced by the fact that it was the subject of my first published review. I just have a lot of good memories with that game, staying overnight at the girlfriend's house, yadda yadda.

    Someone else asked the difference between the different R-Type's. R-Type (the original) was an arcade game that also appeared on Sega Master System and TG-16. Two more sequels appeared in arcades but never arrived in the home. Super R-Type was an early Super NES shooter that looked good, but was plagued with slowdown. R-Type 3 appeared on Super NES around '92, and was much better. Whew!

    So, if you like shooters, R-Type and R-Type 3 are good choices for VC.
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