Kid Niki And Hammerin’ Harry Aren’t On Virtual Console, But Are Coming To 3DS

By Spencer . December 5, 2012 . 12:40pm


Irem has an interesting way of handling their classics. Instead of releasing them as Virtual Console downloads like most Japanese publishers, Irem is bundling retro games with their pachislot simulators.


Pachipara 3D: Premium Beach Story has Irem Collection 3 as a bonus. This retro bundle has three games – Image Fight, Kid Niki (known in Japan as Kaiketsu Yancha Maru), and Hammerin Harry. Kid Niki and Hammerin’ Harry have not been released on Virtual Console and if this i the Famicom version of Image Fight that’s new too.


If Irem really digs through their library maybe we’ll see Super Nintendo games like Dinocity or Rocky Rodent, Irem’s answer to Sonic the Hedgehog, in the future.

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  • JonathanisPrimus

    Boo, I got the Twitter feed update and thought new games in this series were coming to 3DS. RIP Hammerin’ Hero ;_;

  • ronin4life

    Sounds like Irem will always keep these games off the VC in order to offer them as “bonuses” in their Pachislot games…

    • Aoshi00

      I hope they would be sold on VC, or on the US import VC.. don’t really care about the pachinko games..

      I remember playing Kaiketsu Yacha-maru on the Famicom when I was in grade school, I think there was a PC version too (w/ the green graphics)..

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Irem should actually tries to put some of the game on VC here as it would be able to increase the awareness of more gamer here.

    By adding them in the pachislot game, the one who will actually get the game is only those pachislot lover and those market is damn small.

    Hope Irem in the future will able to provide all the goodness that many of us enjoy.

  • Blake Good

    The Virtual Console sure is dying thank a lot you dicks at Nintendo!

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