Salamander And Japan’s Other Slim Virtual Console Pickings For December

By Spencer . November 28, 2008 . 5:51am

image Virtual Console releases are getting scarcer every month. Next month Wii owners in Japan can look forward to torturing themselves with Mystery of Atlantis. Sunsoft’s side-scrolling platformer is notoriously difficult even if you know the warp order to get to the last level. Koei Japan will also release the Nobunaga’s Ambition in December which is interesting since it was just rated by the ESRB in North America. Perhaps, Nobunaga’s Ambition is on track to come out in North America this December too.


Initially, Salamander, better known as Life Force in North America, caught my eye. But I recalled the TurboGrafx-16 version already came out for the Virtual Console. Since the TurboGrafx-16 release never came out as a Virtual Console import here we could see Life Force in North America soon.


Here’s the full list translated into English. Games marked with a star are coming out on December 2nd.


Famicom (500 Wii Points)
Mystery of Atlantis*
Salamander (Life Force)
Ninja-kun no Bouken


Super Famicom (800 Wii Points)
Nobunaga’s Ambition


Master System (500 Wii Points)
Super Wonderboy Monster World


Mega Drive (600 Wii Points)
Earthworm Jim


PC Engine (600 Wii Points)
Space Invaders: Day of Rebirth*
Jigoku Meguri
Fire Pro Wrestling 3: Legend Bout


Images courtesy of Konami and Sunsoft.

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  • jarrod

    Monster World 1’s nice. I hope we get the SMS version of Monster World 2 eventually too, the PCE version’s way to blurry on the VC emulator.

    Things in general seem to be really slowing release wise though… I wonder if they’ll intro some more formats next year? I’d personally like to see PC-88/98, Mega CD, 32X and 64DD added, or maybe some more arcade formats (Model 1/2, CPS/2, F3, etc). Be nice if we saw some MSX imports in the west too, especially since a few games like Golvellius or Xak were already officially localized by Woomb.

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