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The PC Engine party that was

By Spencer . November 5, 2007 . 8:49am

Insert Credit has been talking about the 20th Anniversary of the PC Engine, which passed last week. Two known events occurred… both in Japan. In one failed celebration German fans were accosted by police after taping a poster on a construction site in Akihabara. Not the best way to celebrate the home of Keith Courage! […]

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Bonk coming back to retail stores?

By Spencer . June 11, 2007 . 11:52pm

Thanks to the Wii’s virtual console Bonk has come out of the video game mascot retirement home and his shadow is in the limelight. However Bonk is still an obscure character, fueled by nostalgia. This makes the entry over at GoNintendo about a possible new Bonk game on the Wii stand out. A value priced […]

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Splatterhouse coming to the virtual console

By Spencer . February 25, 2007 . 2:47pm

A couple of extra TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine games coming to the Wii Virtual Console next month. Japan gets: Syubibin Man, Fire Pro Wrestling: Combination Tag, Double Dungeons and Galaga ’88. North America and Europe are also getting Double Dungeons and they are getting Splatterhouse. Double Dungeons isn’t exactly exciting news, it’s a basic first […]

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More Bonk games coming to the Wii

By Spencer . January 22, 2007 . 11:46am

  Bonk, ’s TurboGrafx-16 star, has never got enough recognition. He practically faded into video game history. Besides appearing on cell phones and a Gamecube remake, Bonk’s major return has been on the virtual console with Bonk’s Adventure. Recently two more Bonk games have been rated by the ESRB, Bonk’s Revenge and Bonk III: Bonk’s […]

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This weeks virtual console titles: Gradius and Dungeon Explorer

By Spencer . January 8, 2007 . 5:27am

After last week’s two dismal releases, Urban Champion and Baseball, Nintendo is bringing three solid titles to the Wii. Konami’s Gradius is out for 500 points. This is the NES version and not the arcade release as seen in Gradius Portable for the PSP. Also this week North America is getting two firsts: Soldier Blade […]

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Now on the Virtual Console: Columns, Donkey Kong Jr. and two more games

By Spencer . December 4, 2006 . 9:00am

Every Monday at 9AM PST Nintendo is going to release four more games on the Wii’s virtual console shop in North America. This week we get Donkey Kong Jr., Victory Run, Columns and Ristar. Columns looks like the “gem” out of this group. Even though it is a Tetris clone, Columns is addictive casual fun. […]

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Bonk, Bomberman, Wii

By Spencer . November 21, 2006 . 3:46pm

When the Wii shipped there were virtual console titles clearly missing from the launch list. What happened to Toe Jam & Earl? Or any of the TurboGrafx games from Hudson? Two of them are online for download now, Bonk’s Adventure and Bomberman 93 are being sold for 600 Wii Points each ($6). As a Bonk […]

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Bonk’s dynamic return to the gaming world

By Spencer . August 23, 2006 . 8:10am

Hudson sent over some photos of Bonk’s Return, a remake of the classic Turbo Grafix 16 game Bonk’s Adventure. Bonk was once the platforming star of the Turbo Grafix 16 lineup, but after the system went under Bonk faded away from existence. Bonk’s Return comes to mobile phones later this year with a huge graphical […]

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GamePro TV Episode 3

By Nicholas . August 4, 2006 . 12:17pm

Sadly, this and future episodes of GPTV are without Brennan “B-man” Howard as co-host. Guess the surfer speak didn’t quite hold up. Also, due to a memory lapse (hey, this stuff aired 14 years ago, ok?) I can’t remember if the show either went on haitus for a few months during the holidays or if […]

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History of the PC Engine

By Spencer . November 17, 2005 . 10:51am

NEC was the third wheel between the Nintendo versus Sega battles in the 90’s. While the Turbo Grafix 16 / PC Engine never gained a large amount of steam in the US it was privy to a number of excellent titles. Bonk’s Adventure, Air Zonk, and Dracula X: Rondo of Blood were highlights in the […]

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Rondo Of Blood: A Trick or Treat?

By Katie . October 26, 2005 . 9:42am

Akamajou no Dracula X: Chi no Rondo is the most-loved of the earlier action-over-adventure breed of Castlevania games, if not of the entire line, and with good reason. The title pays mass homage to its cartridge cousins with reprisals of the infamous musical themes and level designs ripped right out of the Castlevanias of yore, […]

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