The First SEGA Genesis Mix was a 5 Game series with a bit of a random selection: X-Men 2: Clone Wars, Garfield: Caught in The Act, Super Street Fighter II, Rock ‘N’ Roll Racing and Greendog
X-Men 2 Clone Wars (Action) – I don’t remember ever playing this game but the first level in particular looks very familiar. I have seen this on people’s Top 10 or Top 25 lists for SEGA Genesis games, and after playing it, that doesn’t surprise me. The controls were very responsive and there was some cool level design and enemy patterns. I was pretty impressed with the game even if I got frustrated and got a Game Over. I made it up to Level 3-4 and died at the boss fight against Exodus.
Garfield: Caught in The Act (Platformer) – This game looks fun, and by watching the demo it seems like there are some cool levels to play, but this game is HARD. And it wasn’t even a fun/challenging type of hard, it was very CHEAP. I played this with my wife and we made it up to the boss of the first level, but couldn’t figure out if we were actually damaging it or not. It was very frustrating and seemed to be very unforgiving and cheap. I was pretty frustrated with it. I’m going to look into seeing if I was doing something wrong, or if this game is actually that cheap.
Super Street Fighter II (Fighter) – I use to love the Street Fighter II series, but Read the rest of this entry
Nintendo finally released Earthbound on the Virtual Console for Wii U, gamers have been demanding this ever since the Virtual Console system for the original Wii was announced. This made me start to think of some of my most wanted Virtual Console games, specifically, ones that I think would possibly be overlooked. I eliminated games that had been previously released on the Wii Virtual console, as they’re still available to be played on the Wii U. Another factor in my “want” is the rarity of the physical copies, a few retro games carry a heavy price tag and a cheap Virtual Console release would be my better option. I tried to also figure out the odds of these games being released, based on different factors. Anyways, the following are my Most Wanted NES Games on Virtual Console.
Any games I’m overlooking or didn’t think of? Do you have a Most Wanted Virtual Console list? Leave a Comment Below or Tweet @TheGamerPad
Ducktales 2 – I wasn’t even aware of the existence of a Ducktales 2 until a few years ago, it was released late in the life of the NES and is actually a valuable/rare game that collector’s seek. I’ve looked into it a few times and the price is usually $100+ for the cartridge alone. Reviews were favorable of the game and said it’s more of the same as the original Ducktales (I don’t think that’s a bad thing). Seeing how Capcom still has the video game rights to Ducktales, as they are publishing the remastered original, I think it’d be a great idea for them to re-release Ducktales 2 on Virtual Console. A simple port of the NES title is all that is required, I would love to pick this up for $5 or so and play it on Wii U instead of spending $100+ for the NES cartridge right now. This also puts money in Capcom’s pocket that they would not be making off the $100+ sale on eBay.
Odds of it happening – Highly Possible – As mentioned before Capcom still has the publishing rights to Ducktales video game properties, and if the Remastered Ducktales turns out to be a success it’s possible they decide to re-release or remaster Ducktales 2 to further cash in on the success.
Every year I try to take a look at what games are expected to be released, then I figure out which ones I feel are must-buys. I rank them usually on what I know will be good and warrant a day one purchase, what is worth renting first and what is worth waiting for a price drop.
Whenever I’m looking at my list of “must-have” games before E3, it seems short and affordable. It isn’t until after E3 I figure out that my wallet is going to take a pretty steep hit. With the 3DS starting to have more steady releases, the addition of a PS3 last year, and the release of Wii U this year…I’m expecting Q4 to be overwhelming.
The following list I’ve made is games that I plan to purchase pretty much the day they release. They’re only in order of their expected release dates, not by how much I want them.
Kid Icarus Uprising (3DS) – March 23rd – Ever since Kid Icarus Uprising was announced I had the impression that this was the game to pick-up if you had a 3DS. I could be way off in my assumption, but I feel like this is going to be the biggest franchise bounce-back since Metroid Prime. Expectations of mine might be high, but I’m figuring this will be the kind of game that we will look back on for years to come and praise it as one of the best on the system (like we do with Metroid Prime on GameCube). A lot of people love Nintendo, and a lot of people don’t, but I think this is a game that will be undeniably good to anyone that plays it. Read the rest of this entry