Back before Blizzard created the PC gaming trifecta of World of Warcraft, Diablo and Starcraft and revolutionized the industry as we know it, they were originally known as Silicon & Synapse. While most people are only familiar with Blizzards recent output (referring mainly to this decade), their time at S&S ended up producing some of the most notable games of that given era. While Rock n’ Roll Racing is widely considered to be a cult classic and Blackthorne is still noted to this day as an under-rated platformer, it was The Lost Vikings that make the studio notable for bring one of the most creative power houses of the 16-bit generation. Continue reading The Lost Vikings Retrospective
If you have been waiting to pick up the original SNES version of Chrono Trigger, you can do so now and so much cheaper! Today Square-Enix added Chrono Trigger to the Virtual Console. The title will run you 800 points.
Chrono Trigger will offer you a lot of bang for your buck. Not only is it a full length RPG, but you can also complete the title multiple times for different endings. The title can also be found on the PlayStation 1 and Nintendo DS and is scheduled to be coming to the PlayStation Network fairly soon.
Of course if you’re too manly for Chrono Trigger, you can pick up Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove: Monster Mix. Manly dancing with chibi-anime girls and zombies. So much manly dancing.
The Super Nintendo holds some of the greatest titles in gaming history. Included is the Final Fantasy series, which had multiple releases on the platform. While it is debatable which title is the best, it is generally agreed that Final Fantasy IV, V, and VI are all fantastic RPGs with exceptional storylines, characters, gameplay, and universes. While the titles were great, at the time the RPG market was still a fairly niche in North America and Europe. Looking to expand the audience, Square-Enix attempted to create a more western friendly Final Fantasy – resulting in Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest. Or if you’re in PAL regions, Mystic Quest Legends.
Wario’s Woods! Ever hear of it? No? That’s why we are here! Wario’s Woods, released in 1994 for the NES and SNES, is one of Nintendo’s lesser known puzzle titles, at least compared to Dr. Mario. Of course, we could enjoy reading about Wario’s Woods. But reading is for losers! Instead, we have video and audio! Lovely fun times.
A few months ago, Square-Enix filed a trademark to refresh the Mystic Quest Legend (the European title for Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest) name in Europe. And while it seemed quite obvious what it was pointing towards, now we are pretty much 99% sure Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is heading to the Virtual Console.
The Australian Rating Classification board rated and approved the title. All Virtual Console titles in Australia are listed as Nintendo as the publisher, and Mystic Quest Legend is no different.