Monday, November 19, 2007

Wrecking Crew, Sonic 3D Blast, Super Air Zonk on Virtual Console today

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Virtual Console releases help remind us not only of the good parts of our gaming past, but of the absolutely awful parts too. For instance, this week, the Virtual Console releases will help you to teach your kids about some of the terrible naming conventions of the 90s. Wrecking Crew gets a pass, but Sonic 3D Blast and Super Air Zonk? ... Seriously? Let's take a closer look.
  • Wrecking Crew (NES, 1-2 players, 500 Wii Points): When you have contests with your friends to see who can name the most games with Mario in them, they'll always forget Wrecking Crew. It's a scientific fact. Is having a constant reminder of that trump card at your fingertips worth $5.00 to you? That's a question only you can answer.
  • Sonic 3D Blast (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points): It's like Sonic, but in 3D! ... Hmm. ... There's still a lot of space to fill up here. Well, we could also say that it's like Sonic, but in an isometric view. It's also a great reminder of why more 3D games aren't played with a d-pad.
  • Super Air Zonk (TurboGrafx16 CD-ROM, 1 player, 800 Wii Points): In the 90s, if you wanted to denote that your game was the "next" in a series, you couldn't just put a "2" at the end. You had to put one of the following words in the title: "Super," "Air," "Turbo," "3D," "Nitro" or "In Space." Super Air Zonk has two of those words, so you know it's edgy. And according to Wikipedia, the full title is actually "Super Air Zonk: Rockabilly-Paradise," so it's also a must-buy.
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[via] Joystiq

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