Bomberman ’94

Bomberman ’94
Release Date: 2nd February 2017 (Wii U Virtual Console UK)
Turbografx 16
Hudson Soft

It’s Bomberman’s 33rd birthday this year, and he’s celebrating in style after everybody missed his 30th, with a collection of classic re-releases and a brand spanking new game on the brand spanking new Nintendo Switch. This is one of his older entries, but with the help of some hopping kangaroos, it’s also one of the best.  Continue reading

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R-Type

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Release Date: 28th July 2016 (Wii U Virtual Console UK)
Turbografx 16
Irem

The previous two Channel Gaming Turbografx 16 entries were all about the platforming heroes who battled it out with the likes of Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog. But the Turbografx 16’s main appeal wasn’t really the platformers, but the shmups. A shmup, you say? What the heck is a shmup?  Continue reading

New Adventure Island

new adventure New Adventure Island
Release Date: 28th July 2016 (Wii U Virtual Console UK)
Turbografx 16
Hudson Soft

The other Turbografx platforming star is another caveman. The console certainly wasn’t living in the past back in the early 90’s, I guess they just loved those prehistoric duds, though New Adventure Island is certainly no dinosaur today. Because of the title, it shall always be new, just like New Super Mario Bros., or New Style Boutique! Continue reading

Bonk’s Adventure

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Release Date: 28th July 2016 (Wii U Virtual Console UK)
Turbografx 16
NEC

With the recent announcement of the Nintendo NX, and an incredibly dry E3, it seems the Wii U is pretty much dead. Paper Mario Color Splash is the only retail exclusive left, and indie releases are dropping like flies, cancelled with the possibility of being moved onto Nintendo’s next wonder machine. It seems the only way to fill these glaring release gaps is for Nintendo to go back into the past, and the Turbografx 16 has been unearthed! Kanye West recently mentioned that his favourite system was the Turbografx 16, even going as far to name his next album after said machine, so maybe that’s what pushed the system onto the Wii U eshop. Thanks Kanye! And now, onto Bonk’s Adventure… Continue reading