Virtual Console Visions September: Neo-Geo arrives with shmups

By Spencer . August 31, 2007 . 8:08am

sinandp.jpgJapan has a rocking virtual console list next month with the first three Neo Geo games: Fatal Fury, World Heroes and Magician Lord for 900 Wii Points each. How can you resist Magician Lord for around $9? Also scheduled for release is a barrage of shmups from Konami: Salamander, Detana!! TwinBee and Gradius III. But you may want to save some of your money because Sega has Landstalker lined up and Nintendo is going to release Sin and Punishment for 1,000 Wii Points. This list is absolutely awesome and I hope North America can keep up with it next month.


Famicom (500 Wii Points each)

Battle City

Mach Rider

Moero!! Pro Yakyuu (Bases Loaded)

Tower of Druaga


Super Famicom (800 Wii Points each)

Super Metroid

Gradius III


Nintendo 64 (1,000 Wii Points each)

Sin and Punishment


Mega Drive (600 Wii Points each)

Golden Axe III


Super Thunder Blade

Landstalker* (700 Wii Points)


PC Engine (600 Wii Points each)

Legend of Hero Tonma




Detana!! TwinBee


Neo Geo (900 Wii Points each)

Fatal Fury

World Heroes

Magician Lord


Coming out on 09.04

Battle City

Mach Rider

Legend of Hero Tonma


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  • thaKingRocka

    sin & punishment was pretty import friendly if i remember correctly. it would be nice if they would release it for other markets. hell, even best buy sells imports these days. why not a digital distributor?

  • Yeah, it would be very nice to finally play sin & punishment properly.

  • Ken

    I’m looking forward to more NEO GEO fighters, like KOF, Samurai Shodown, etc.

  • Veilknight

    Magician Lord is a great addition to start off SNK’s line-up of titles they have planned for the Virtual Console. It’s a perfect indication that along with releases of their staple 2D fighting franchises such as Fatal Fury we’ll see more of the Neo-Geo’s obscure hits like Neo Turf Masters, one of the few golf games I still actually enjoy to this day.

    Honestly, if SNK continues releasing their back catalog of 2D fighters on the PS2 in North America, I probably won’t even end up buying most of their fighting titles. I’d rather get these compilations which includes many games at a good price and have a hard copy on hand than buying them separately on the Virtual Console for 900 points, so I welcome any opportunity to delve completely in the Neo-Geo library.

  • ^I totally agree. Why would you pay more for the titles individually when you can pick up the compilations at such a great price. I saw Metal Slug Anthology for $AUD30 a few months back, which is excellent value.

    They should release KofXII when it comes out for the downloadable services of all 3 consoles. ^_^

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