Wii's VC gets three heavy hitters

Left hooks, roundhouse kicks, head-butts hit Virtual Console as Punch Out!!, Virtual Fighter 2, Bonk's Revenge are released today.

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Wii gamers who love the feel of fist to face (and head to face) have plenty of new options today, as Nintendo released three new games for the Wii's Virtual Console. However, the games shouldn't be too much of a surprise because all three were previously announced.

Leading the trio is Punch Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream, the 1990 Nintendo Entertainment System boxing game. This version of the series followed Mike Tyson's Punch Out!! and replaced the biting boxer with a new final fight, Mr. Dream. As Little Mac, gamers will jab and rabbit punch their way through a roster of classic punching bags, including Glass Joe and King Hippo. Punch Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream is available for 500 Wii points ($5).

For those who like to use more than their hands to dish out punishment, Sega is offering up the Genesis version of Virtua Fighter 2. The second game in the fighting series, VF2 for the Genesis featured 2D fighting with many of the same characters as its arcade counterpart. Gamers can download Virtua Fighter 2 for 800 Wii points ($8).

Finally, Bonk's Revenge, originally released on the TurboGrafx-16 gets primal on the Wii for 600 Wii points ($6). Unlike the other two more civilized games released today, Bonk's Revenge sees its caveman protagonist knocking enemies out with his oversized noggin.

Discussion

110 comments
pencilpusher69
pencilpusher69

gandalf_storm "the wii is overated and gets boring very quickly for solo play. When the novelty wears off, about 2 weeks, you will all regret buying one, I did." I've had one since the launch, and over a dozen games. Not bored with any of them, so please stop trying to tell us how long we'll enjoy something. It makes you seem very narrow minded, and immature.

pencilpusher69
pencilpusher69

theKSMM "Punch Out from the arcades is an undisputed classic. I don't know about the NES version though. I wonder how both it and Virtua Fighter 2 will look on the Virtual Console." Great as the arcade version was, the NES version is better. One of the best 8-bit games ever made, with a boss that was insanely hard. (At least the Tyson version, I never played the one after that with the replacement non-rapist character.) "goseman gandalf_storm, Freedom of speech doesn't mean you have a free ticket to say anything you want, anywhere you want. The First Amendment only protects your comments from government interference with your right to free speech . If you want to be part of an online community and you have agreed to its TOS, then you can't complain when you get censored. This is the private realm and Gamespot, its moderators, and affiliates can censor what they like under the terms of the site. You agreed to the terms anyways. If you don't want to be censored make your own website and your own rules. " Likewise if you use speech to incite violence or lead to destruction, that is also not protected speech. If you cry "fire" in a movie theater as a joke , for example, you can and should expect to explain it to a judge. Many people in this country sadly seem to be poorly educated when it comes to issues of freedom of speech. (And a lot of other things, for that matter.)

goseman
goseman

gandalf_storm, Freedom of speech doesn't mean you have a free ticket to say anything you want, anywhere you want. The First Amendment only protects your comments from government interference with your right to free speech . If you want to be part of an online community and you have agreed to its TOS, then you can't complain when you get censored. This is the private realm and Gamespot, its moderators, and affiliates can censor what they like under the terms of the site. You agreed to the terms anyways. If you don't want to be censored make your own website and your own rules.

theKSMM
theKSMM

Punch Out from the arcades is an undisputed classic. I don't know about the NES version though. I wonder how both it and Virtua Fighter 2 will look on the Virtual Console.

GonzoGuy
GonzoGuy

Bonk's Revenge was a great game but I just don't feel like buying it again. Actualy, I have yet to buy anything on the shop channel. I just download the free wiiware. If Bonk isn't going to get me to buy a retro game, I don't think anything will. I want to start seeing original games. AND Will Gamespot PLEASE STOP lumping the VC games together with the original Wii games. It's starting to get confusing already and it's just going to get worse as more independant publishers get on board.

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

Yess!! Bring back the boxing games that require you to look for patterns on how to beat your foe's. Like knowing they're going to spin around the whole ring punching you when they blink their eyes twice.

homsuplo75
homsuplo75

Bonk's Revenge was one of the best games on the TG... can't wait to start playing it again.

okami195
okami195

It's "Virtua" Fighter, not virtual. Silly GameSpot..

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

punch out will make alot of people happy. i could never get into it when i was younger.

gandalf_storm
gandalf_storm

Outrageous, censored by a moderator for saying the "wii gets boring after a couple of weeks", it did for rme ,its just an honest & fair statement. I spent over £50 on download games, and even they didnt keep me interested me for long. Moderator dude who got upset, you need to get a life, its called freedom of speech, I wasnt swearing or being vulgar, it was a fair comment that i thought the wii was overated, guess i touched on a sore spot eh ? - Remember children, your not aloud to use the word "overated" anymore, or have freedom of speech, otherwise you get a slap on the wrist >;()

DaPlopz
DaPlopz

For Crying out loud! when is the Euro VC gunna get Lylat wars???

sun_spirit
sun_spirit

Another reason why Nintendo owns!

Captainintendo
Captainintendo

Virtual console is awesome. I love being able to play my fav classics without messing around with cartridges.

PixyMisao
PixyMisao

Smoothmoved... neither Rare nor m$ own the Bond license. At best they may own the actual game's code... but they can't do anything with that except sell it. Point being, it's only a matter of time before Goldeneye shows up on tje VC.

vidgamer2002
vidgamer2002

Sounds good to me. Now, where's Joe and Mac. That was a good SNES game back in the day.

Smoke2Much
Smoke2Much

Who really care if your fighting Tyson or Mr.Dream ? It's still Punch Out !! The game we all loved to play as kids.

ahyumifan
ahyumifan

what i really need is SUPER punch-out... Bonk sounds good though (of course if you haven't played over PCE/TG-16 emulator already)

BWRoss79
BWRoss79

Getting Punch Out....NOW! TY Nintendo!

FreddieGermany
FreddieGermany

Virtua fighter2 on the Genesis was a waste of my young life....

Chainblast
Chainblast

Nice. Not lets roll out Super Punch-Out! and fix the TG16 emulator.

JAREDJR
JAREDJR

what a pleasant surprise! gonna download punch-out!! now!!

josephmadde2005
josephmadde2005

I wonder how long before they blame todays shootings on Guns themselves and Video games. Oh well Black Ops away....

Bpg3D
Bpg3D

There really needs to be 5 or more games released per week since they're covering at least 5 systems with a combined library that has got to be somewhere in the thousands.

Somini
Somini

narmi819; I also would like to get SMRPG, but I do realise that the whole idea of the VC would be ruined if they gave us all the good games at once. We just have to play the waiting game.

MegaMAN1121
MegaMAN1121

OMG I didn't knew Nintendo can do that. Chageing the final boss Man I gotta download that Ounch out game and see who this Mr. Dream guy is

bgres077
bgres077

"Heavy Hitters" I don't think so.

narmi819
narmi819

Super Mario RPG (SNES)... where are you!?

SmoothMoved
SmoothMoved

Jfreezy does nintendo own the license for Goldeneye 007 ? No there you go . It was made by Rare which is now Milked by M$

anarchicgoth
anarchicgoth

$8 for the old game or $60 for the new ill take the new one lol

puablo
puablo

Oh man... I thought this was Mike Tyson's Punch Out! I honestly never knew there were two.

dn3datomiced
dn3datomiced

"Left hooks, roundhouse kicks, head-butts hit Virtual Console as Punch Out!!, Virtual Fighter 2, Bonk's Revenge are released today." Virtual Fighter? For shame... *wags finger*

FearNeutron
FearNeutron

Punch Out! will make a great addition to the VC. Can't wait for Crystalis myself. :)

JFreezy02
JFreezy02

Punch Out is awesome!! Give us GoldenEye 007 from the N64!!!

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

VF2 looks pretty expensive. It doesn't look worth it either.

Somini
Somini

I agree with comments like "boring" and "meh"... Nintendo won't get any money from me with these games.

icarus212001
icarus212001

I just finished gettin VF 2....yeah....not wut i expected (coughNOT3Dcough) but its not bad

Rumstocker
Rumstocker

punch out is a true true true classic in every sence of the word

Halo05
Halo05

Anyone who downloads the Genesis Virtua Fighter 2 should probably be punched in real life. Unless they have infinite Wii points or something like that.