VC Monday: Punish punks or partake in puzzles

By Levi . May 5, 2008 . 6:36am

ppl.png Okay…that title is bad and I should feel bad. But enough with the Futurama references, let's get to this week's Virtual Console releases. First up is Renegade for the NES. The US version of the game that introduced the world to Kunio-kun, Renegade puts you in the shoes of Mr. K as he fights to save his girlfriend. Perhaps not such a great game by today's standards, Renegade was very influential when it was initially released, and introduced many of the concepts we know and love about sidescrolling beat 'em ups. Second, we have Pokemon Puzzle League for the N64. Pokemon Puzzle League is basically Panel de Pon with Pokemon. But hey, that's not really a bad thing. PPL also features a 3D mode, which adds some variety to the standard Panel de Pon formula. The game also features FMV's, straight from the Pokemon anime. 


A fairly decent week, I suppose. Pokemon Puzzle League could be worth checking out for fans of Panel de Pon/Tetris Attack. And, I know it's been a while, but recent news has necessitated it's saying again…Come on Nintendo, where's my Earthbound!?


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  • Reign1770

    Cool, a puzzle I never had a chance to play. I heard it was hella’ fun:). I’am still waiting for Castlevania III and OO7 or Turok.

  • seiya19

    Pokemon Puzzle League is very entertaining…and the extra modes do add variety to it. I still have the original cartridge. I haven´t played Renegade yet, but if it´s a Kunio-kun game, it´s probably good…I have yet to play a bad one (I have played around 4 or 5 for NES so far).

  • BudDud

    I’d be very excited if Pokemon Puzzle League wasn’t already plugged in and hooked up to my N64 right now.

    Oh, that and the promise of Earthbound kinda lessens the excitment ehre too…

  • Aoshi00

    I got River City Ransom last week, couldn’t say it’s as fun as how I remembered it, I guess it can’t be helped it’s a little dated now. Renegade was an awesome beat ’em up too, but might not hold up now, I really loved the old NES music though.

    Ditto for Earthbound :)

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