Virtual Console

Virtual Console Gems: Detana!! Twinbee

I’m probably one of the most casual players of Shmups you can imagine. I’m terrible at them, but I love explosions, lightning fast action and a great rock soundtrack blasting out of my speakers. There are loads of games that cater to these exact reasons why I love the genre. And then there’s Detana!! Twinbee. […]

Virtual Console Gems: River City Ransom

  When I first heard of River City Ransom, the description alone blew my mind: It’s an NES beat-em-up that features a somewhat open world where you can improve your stats by eating sushi. That sounds pretty amazing, right? The great thing is: you can get this game right now, since it’s on the Virtual […]

Virtual Console Gems: Psychosis

As you might have noticed while reading this blog, I’m a real sucker for strange and weird games. Psychosis is a very special case in that regard: Trippy visuals are paired with strange monster designs and level layouts make for an unforgettable experience. It’s the look and feel that ultimately sell this rather basic shmup. […]

Virtual Console Gems: Ninja Commando

Arcade games provide for a very special kind of nostalgia. Since they are normally tied to an experience in an actual arcade, where a machine is sitting and trying to attract you with a demo reel, they are somewhat different from your home console games. And yet, it seems very strange to discover such a […]

Virtual Console Gems: Devil’s Crush (Turbografx-16)

It’s no secret that I love pinball games, be it real or virtual ones. Since I was a child, I had a certain fascination with them, even though the physical machines pretty much disappeared in the early 2000’s. However, the amount of virtual pinball games increased and in a world with titles like Pinball Arcade […]

Should Nintendo Release a Stand-Alone Virtual Console?

While most people are interested in what the NX actually turns out to be, there’s another topic I’ve been thinking about a lot recently. Would it make sense for Nintendo to release a stand-alone Virtual Console? Ever since the Wii came out, Nintendo has started to capitalize even more on its own past and released […]