The Virtual console has had it's weekly update, and unlike last week's slight diversion between European and Australian releases (Australia got Axeley exclusively, and Europe Probotector II), this week PAL releases are back to their regular simultaneous schedule.
First up, the vampire hunting sequel Castlevania II: Simon's Quest has been added. A much different game from the original, Castlevania II is an action adventure in the vein of Metroid. Next is the VC's first Turbografx-CD game, Gate of Thunder. Originally released in CD format, this shoot 'em up has a lot of animation and a high quality soundtrack. There hasn't been a new category created for Turbografx-CD games, but they do cost 200 points more then their originally cart based Turbografx brothers at 800 points.
Finally, another Neo Geo game is up in the form of World Heroes. One of the most straightforward Street Fighter II clones of the era, World Heroes features pseudo-historical figures battling it out for world supremacy.
We'll be updating our Virtual Console review archive with some new reviews soon, so stay tuned. In the meantime, click below to see our reviews of previous Virtual Console game releases, sorted by their original platform.
Virtual Console review round-up NES
Virtual Console review round-up SNES
Virtual Console review round-up N64
Virtual Console review round-up Mega Drive
Virtual Console review round-up Turbografx