New Euro VC titles pack a punch

Three more titles are released for European Wii owners to download, including "comical boxing game" Punch Out!

The Euro Virtual Console catalogue is expanding again this week with the announcement of three new titles out today. The first, Punch Out!, was originally released in arcades in 1984 and has the player assuming the role of a rookie boxer trying to make it to the top. On the way up, the boxer has to fight in numerous matches to vie for the ultimate prize--the title of world champion.

Next up is the SNES action adventure game Legend of the Mystical Ninja, which was originally released in 1992. Two characters, Kid Ying and Dr. Yang, are tasked with the unusual mission of having to rescue a princess. The game can also be played in two-player mode where the two characters can "piggyback" each other in cooperative battles.

The final title up for grabs this week is 1990's TurboGrafx platformer Dragon's Curse. In the game, a warrior has had an unfortunate run-in with a dragon and, as a result, has been turned into a Lizard Man. The object of the game is to retrieve an item called "the salamander cross," which will allow him to return to human form.

Punch Out! will cost 500 Wii points (approx £3.50), Legend of the Mystical Ninja will cost 800 Wii points (£5.60), and Dragon's Curse will cost 600 Wii points (£4.20).

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61 comments
JAREDJR
JAREDJR

I can't wait to download Punch-Out! in North America (specifically Canada). I downloaded Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the NES today, and Starfox 64, and they're even better than I remembered!!

FearNeutron
FearNeutron

Punch-Out is a classic, but I'd really like to see Crystalis (NES) and Starfox 64. Those would really make my day. :)

ravenbox
ravenbox

Killer instinct (gold) , or a super starwars ,or shadows of the empire would be nice.so many retro games i and probably many people want to play . Good job nintendo !

Aero5555
Aero5555

I wish they'd localize Ganbare Goemon (Mystical Ninja) 2 and 3 on the Snes... Legend Of The Mystical Ninja is just the first of the three Goemon games on the console that was localized and sold outside Japan... I think there was also a fourth game on it involving Ebisumaru looking for Goemon who's missing.

TimMedcalf
TimMedcalf

Dragons Curse (TurboGrafx) = Wonder Boy 3: Dragon's Trap (SMS) = W00h00!

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

In Japan they have Star Fox 64 now. Lets see about getting it over here (Europe) real soon! It's a shame it is called........LYLAT WARS over here! How we suffer.

ffgamer87
ffgamer87

hehehehehe.......sweet! Cool line up. im sorry for the laughing, its usually us in europe, specifically the UK where we end up getting things last, i like wot nintendo are approaching, the fact that there are gamers (With lots of hardcore gamers) in the UK, i kno its a shock but its true. Well, if the other major consoles do the same, maybe the UK wont be such a boring bunch eh?

mighty_shark
mighty_shark

Good games but no N64 games were released in March. Nintendo better release a really good one in April to make up for this

bf-medic
bf-medic

Great games!! Can't wait to get back home and download'em! Next now should be Street Gangs on NES!!!!

SaxxyGamer18
SaxxyGamer18

Holy cow! When are we going to get Punch-Out here in the US? Dang it, let's be universal in our releases, Nintendo!

Mikael_S
Mikael_S

Cool! Nice trio of games, Punch-Out being the best and the one I'm looking forward to the most.

RetroGameFanCom
RetroGameFanCom

I do love me some retro goodness! All 3 of these games are great!

theKSMM
theKSMM

Man, Punch Out brings back some memories...and I don't know of anywhere else to get this game. I hope it makes it to the Virtual Console in the States.

Poison_Me_Rum
Poison_Me_Rum

I need to get Mystical Ninja. I remember the games on the N64 and I loved them so much! I hope they put Mystical Ninja starring Goemon 2 (Goemon's Great Adventure) up one day, as that is one of my all time favourites!

mariomusicmaker
mariomusicmaker

mystcal ninja was truly great and i would buy it again 4 sho.

T-bone123
T-bone123

Punch-out sounds sweet! Hope the others are as good

PaperLink64
PaperLink64

I want to check out Legend of the Mystical Ninja, since I already have Punch-Out on Animal Crossing. :P

finaleve
finaleve

Punchout?! Dear god, I'm hoping its this Monday! Aside from that, I wonder if we'll be getting Mystical Ninja for the n64 or even Goemon's Great Adventure for the n64. Bravo, StrikerGold! Chronixxxx, these might not be game you want to play but others might like them, and last I checked, Punch-out was Quality

darth_chedda
darth_chedda

Well said StrikerGold, I have Final Fantasy XII and Final Fantasy V, The latter is far more enjoyable! By calling Super punchout and mystical ninja crappy games, you obviously dont have any gaming memories past the PS2, Your not a real gamer, So stop being an absolute moronic Boob, and go buy a SNES! Though i do like FPS' They are going down hill these days, give me an oldschool RPG or platformer, over Doom 3 anyday!

hector1313
hector1313

Thank you StrikerGold!!! Well said, well said :)

StrikerGold
StrikerGold

magrappy "woooow 15 year old games that arnt worth playing more then 5 minutes for nostalgia, thats revolutionary" Oh please get over yourself. While not every VC game is gold, Punch-Out and Mystical Ninja are more entertaining than the majority of the crap that is produced today. Oooohhh... give me yet another FPS that shows how many millions of pixels and millions of shades of brown this high tech processor can do, and let me shoot the same damn aliens/zombies/nazis with the same crappy AI or the same profanity spewing pre-adolescents who get their jollies camping your @ss. Grow a soul. /rant OK, now I'm up for taking down Super Macho Man.

alkaline_DnB
alkaline_DnB

man, nintendo is so wierd! europe gets punchout b4 the US? serious crack smokers over at the NintendoHQ.

dr3b
dr3b

Mystical Ninja and Punch Out, two great games, I loved Mystical Ninja. I wish they would comment with a new one. Why doesn't Nintendo release the same games all over? Oh, and if people don't like VC games why do they read the articles and then comment on them, think they would have something better to do.

EccoCid
EccoCid

been there done that...those retro games are god excuses for companies lately..so they can fill their systems with those games instead of NEW ONES!... emulation scene had been out there for a long time yet ppl acts like its hapenning first time.....xlive arcade, virtual console and whatever it is in ps3 is soooooooooo hyped.

Chronixxxx
Chronixxxx

Geez, why didn't we get this selection? We're stuck with one of those crappy Romance of the Three Kingdoms games and that's it. Come on Nintendo, release something with quality.

SephirothSyZtem
SephirothSyZtem

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BWRoss79
BWRoss79

i want some punch out action!!

magrappy
magrappy

woooow 15 year old games that arnt worth playing more then 5 minutes for nostalgia, thats revolutionary

interpolred
interpolred

Hopefully Punch Out makes it to the US! (It most likely wll.) I've always wanted to play that game!

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interpolred

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Warfust
Warfust

Where is my Punch Out here!!

Aaron_130
Aaron_130

Maxx_the_slash said: Actually, no, they're dollars. 1 Dollar per point. an NES game costs $4, SNES and Genesis games cost $8, N64 games cost $10, and TurboGrafx/PC Engine games cost $6. who taught you maths? thats wrong. if its 100 points (not 1 point) = $1 so a NES game would cost $5. **** games, they need to pick up on these VC games, a few decent N64 titles would be nice, theyre just dishing out absolute tripe so far.

zsc4
zsc4

I don't own a Wii :? Good news for Europe though.

Maxx_the_Slash
Maxx_the_Slash

"Wii points are cents for americans I at least appreciate that. Microsoft's currancy doesn't have a 1 to 1 exchange rate for anyone which makes me feel a littld irty." Actually, no, they're dollars. 1 Dollar per point. an NES game costs $4, SNES and Genesis games cost $8, N64 games cost $10, and TurboGrafx/PC Engine games cost $6.

zsc4
zsc4

I don't know a Wii :? Good news to Europe though.

nghtcrwlr821
nghtcrwlr821

Can't wait for Legend of the Mystical Ninja. Hopefully the N64 ones will come out soon. Still waiting for Donkey Kong 64.

kinglink2
kinglink2

Wii points are cents for americans I at least appreciate that. Microsoft's currancy doesn't have a 1 to 1 exchange rate for anyone which makes me feel a littld irty.

thewolf619
thewolf619

I hope we get Punch out on Monday. :(

The_Weekend
The_Weekend

Legend of the mystic ninja ... one heck of a classic! kick ass in 2 player mode!

pandaramaster
pandaramaster

Legend Of The Mystical Ninja is an absolute classic. I own it on the SNES and reguarly play it. It's a fantastic game, with quirky platform, RPG segments are brilliant, and the mini games are pure genius. The game hasn't aged at all. I definitely recommend it out of the three!

Tamz
Tamz

'a warrior has had an unfortunate run-in with a dragon, resulting in him being turned into a Lizard Man' HAHAHAHAAH !

TitusAndronicus
TitusAndronicus

Legend of the Mystical Ninja was a classic game. Here's hoping it comes to the U.S.

dunit13
dunit13

Awesome Punch out and Sumotaii are you serious its not Mike Tyson that takes away everything the game had for it.

Sumotaii
Sumotaii

007-373-5963 gets you right to Mike Tyson, whats sad is this time around its Mr. Dream, just not as fun as TKoing Tyson in round 3. Only thing as a gamer im proud of is i can beat this game and none of my friends have yet to in all the years.