More Magical Drop Drops On Virtual Console

By Spencer . April 30, 2010 . 4:56am

imageData East has another round of Magical Drop for Japan. Next month, Magical Drop 2 will be re-released on Virtual Console. It’s one of three announced games for May.


The other two games are Super Famicom titles, Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf from Koei and Heisei Shin Onigashima First Chapter, a Nintendo developed adventure game originally released on the Satellaview. It’s part of an obscure series, which NinDB covered really well.


While it seems like there are only three Virtual Console games, other retro titles appeared after the monthly list. Metal Max and Samurai Shodown III were released last week.

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  • Not saying the Super Famicom version of II was bad or anything…but I think a vast majority of people would REALLY enjoy Magical Drop III getting ported to consoles with online ranking/versus/co-ops. The MVS 3 Japan version of III in the arcades was easily one of the best puzzle games I’ve ever played and is THOROUGHLY addicting and easy to get into.

    • Ah, I should have specified this is… Virtual Console gets the Neo-Geo version. Since I & II are on Wii, I’d bet that III is coming to Japan without online play, though.

      • Ah, okay. That’s a little bit better of a deal then, since the Neo-Geo version’s significantly better.

  • These are great games! I usually play the Saturn Versions, since that’s what I’ve got. I imagine the graphics on the SNES aren’t as good as the Saturn or the arcade, but the core gameplay is simple enough that is shouldn’t be affected. And, that game play is pretty addictive. In fact the only puzzle game I like more than Magical Drop is the elusive Money Idol/Puzzle Exchanger.

  • neo_firenze

    It’s worth noting that Data East Arcade Classics is out in North America now, can be had for $15-$20, and includes the superior Magical Drop III (arcade/Neo Geo version).

    That compilation disc also has 14 other games, including Bad Dudes, Joe & Mac (aka Caveman Ninja), Burger Time and its rare sequel, Heavy Barrel, Bump & Jump (aka Burnin’ Rubber), Street Hoop (Neo Geo basketball game)…

    $9 for Magical Drop II on VC? Or $15-$20 for Magical Drop III and 14 other games, and not having to worry about your purchase tied to one Wii system. Pretty easy choice for me.

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