tarkadal wrote:My major problem with the VC at the moment and please, please, please correct me if I haven't being paying attention and I'm wrong, but the last I heard was that games aren't being released on VC if they weren't originally released in that territory. Being in Australia, this is a major problem, as we tend to get the brown and sticky end of the stick. They also need to get to translating some of the Japan only stuff so the rest of the world can have a go.
This was my and almost everyone else's fear too, for a long time, but it's turned out not to be true.
Currently on the EU servers we have Mario's Super Picross (SNES), and SMB: The Lost Levels (NES), neither of which made it out of Japan (Mario All Stars excepted). Next week we're getting Ninja Gaiden (NES) and Ninha JaJaMaru-kun (NES), again never relased in Europe (or outside Japan for the latter, I think); then finally the week after comes Sin and Punishment (N64) and Gradius III (SNES). Lost Levels is available only till the end of September, but the rest are permanent.
Gradius III is the US version the EU never had, if I remember rightly, but Sin & Punishment is the biggie. That's going to be a global release on the VC, but it was never released outside Japan before now. Supposedly one of Treasure's better efforts, which is saying something. I'll know for myself in a couple of weeks!
(For the sake of completeness: there have already been three Turbografx games that weren't released over here before, one of which - Battle Lode Runner - was new to the US too. But now it's happening on Nintendo systems as well, that's the big deal.)
So, things are very definitely looking up. Next on the wishlist: the EU gets Earthbound, and the US gets Terranigma. That'd be a fair trade.
Also, while I'm here I'm going to shamelessly pimp Kirby's Adventure
. A superb little title that matches SMB3 as the joint-best platformer on the NES, IMO; and with catchier music. I've not known anyone get it and be disappointed, so if you've some spare points.... (Look for Kirby Super Star/Kirby's Fun Pak when that shows, too.)