Virtual Console games coming to Japan in April


    Nintendo updated their Virtual Console release schedule in Japan with a few notable additions. Next week Punch Out comes out in Japan and it looks like that this is the version with Mr. Dream instead of Mike Tyson. Nintendo hasn’t announced Punch Out or for that matter Mike Tyson’s Punch Out for North America, but I’m betting that we’re getting plain old Punch Out. Ninja Gaiden is another notable addition that is worth 500 points considering how much buying the cart on eBay can cost. There are lots of shmups coming out this month. Gradius 2, Final Soldier and the sole Nintendo 64 release Star Fox 64. My pick of the month is PC Denjin better known as Air Zonk, a TurboGrafx-16 shmup with Bonk from the distant future.


    April 3rd


    Punch Out (500)

    Elevator Action (500)


    PC Engine

    Final Soldier (600)


    Coming in April 2007

    Famicom (500 points each)

    Milon’s Secret Castle

    Gradius 2

    Ninja Gaiden


    Super Famicom (800 points each)

    Final Fight

    Kirby Bowl (Kirby’s Dream Course)

    Hercules no Eikou III


    Nintendo 64 (1,000 points each)

    Star Fox 64


    Mega Drive / Sega Genesis (600 points each)

    Rent a Hero

    Puyo Puyo Tsuu


    Bahamut Senki


    PC Engine (600 points each)

    PC Genjin 2 (Bonk’s Revenge)

    Narazumono Sentou Butai: Bloody Wolf

    Syubibin Man 2

    Benkei Gaiden

    PC Denjin (Air Zonk)

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