Nintendo Switch

Alpha Mission II And More TurboGrafx-16 Games Join The Virtual Console




North American Nintendo eShop visitors have a few more classic games to choose from this week. People with Nintendo Wii Us can pick up Super Star Soldier or World Sports Competition, both of which originally appeared on the TurboGrafx-16. Meanwhile, Nintendo Switch owners have another ACA NeoGeo game, as ACA NeoGeo Alpha Mission II joins their store’s lineup.


Alpha Mission II is a shoot’em up that originally debuted on the Neo Geo in 1991. Players fly a Armored Scrum Object and use it to attack enemies both in the air and on the ground through seven stages. It is possible to increase the power of your lasers and missiles up to four times, and there are also Power Weapons that can be acquired and used. Collecting powerups lets you boost It is $7.99 in the eShop.


Super Star Soldier is another shoot’em up that made its Japanese debut on the TurboGrafx-16 in 1990, before appearing in North America a year later. Mother Brain is leading the Star Brain on an invasion. Players control the Neo Cesear fighter in an attempt to save Earth. This is an eight level game where players wield four standard and two special weapons as they attempt to save the day. It is $5.99 in the eShop.


World Sports Competition is a sports game that originally appeared on the TurboGrafx-16 in Japan in 1992, before heading to North America in 1993. It includes archery, rowing, shooting, swimming, and track and field events. You can go through Training mode, where you practice individual events, and an Olympic mode that is inspired by the Summer Olympics and lets you go through every event over the span of a few in-game days. It is $5.99 in the eShop.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.