Virtual Console Wrap-up – 3/23

Good gravy, there are two games being released this week?! And it’s not even my birthday! This week, we’re getting Bomberman “Ëœ94 and Detana!! Twinbee, both from the TurboGrafx-16. Not bad. While I figure out what the occasion is, and if I have to get Nintendo anything back now, here’s what DHGF thinks!

Bomberman “Ëœ94
Developer: Hudson Soft
Publisher: Sega
System: TurboGrafx-16
Original Release Date: 1993
Price: 700 Wii Points

Bryan Berg: I’ve never played Bomberman ’94, but I did have Bomberman ’93 for VC. Let’s put it this way – I haven’t played it in over six months, and the Level 1 music is STILL in my head. So, if Bomberman ’93 is any indication, Bomberman ’94 should feature fun multi-player gameplay and some extremely catchy music.




Guy Desmarais: I’ve never played either of them, but I usually love Bomberman in any shape or form (except for the weird remake they did on the XBox). It’s classic gameplay that is hard to top when it comes to pure fun and excitement. I don’t see why this one would be any different.






Nathan Birch: Fucking finally! Ahem. Americans will be more familiar with the Genesis version of this game (which got the catchier name Mega Bomberman). This is my favorite Bomberman game, in fact it may be my favorite multiplayer game of all time period. This game is a huge step up from Bomberman ’93 and in many ways, even 15-years later, Hudson still hasn’t topped it. This launched with the VC in both Europe and Japan, but for some reason we got ’93 instead. I had pretty much given up on us getting this one in North America, so even though I already have Bomberman ’93 and Bomberman Blast downloaded, I’m getting this too. Sometimes I think I’m single-handedly keeping this franchise alive.

Detana!! Twinbee
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
System: TurboGrafx-16
Original Release Date: 1991
Price: 700 Wii Points

Nathan Birch: Only TwinBee I’ve played is the original arcade version. It at least stood out from the crowd with its more lighthearted presentation. If you’re a shooter fan you might want to get this if only to give yourself a break from blasting the same old robots and aliens.

And on Wii Ware, we’re getting Pop’Em Drop’Em SAMEGAME, which sounds dirty, but probably isn’t. It’s 500 points if you want to find out.

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