As I mentioned yesterday, the Wii Virtual Console is making a come back (according to an interview with The Reginator in Time Magazine), and it looks like it’s happening this week! I hope you folks like Prince of Persia, because it’s a double treat!
Firstly, Prince of Persia is being released on the Wii Virtual Console this week. This particular version is the SNES one, which is interesting considering Konami distributed. Not only that, the original game contained 13 levels, whereas the SNES one contains a total of 20. Definitely one of the many ports to check out!
And secondly, Prince of Persia is also now available on the 3DS eShop, and this one is based on the Game Boy Colour version. Here’s hoping for many more classic releases, sooner rather than later!
Now here’s one for the Final Fantasy 7 fans. This t-shirt has a cool Soviet propaganda style design, with the infamous villain Sephiroth on it.
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Over on Amazon there’s a few slick looking SEGA-inspired iPhone 4 cases. Dibs on the Saturn one! But that’s not all, as there are also Dreamcast and Puyo Puyo ones too.
As many of you would know, Japan tends to get a lot of exclusive adventure games that never see the light of day in western regions of the world. One example is Star Ocean on the Super Famicom. The unfortunate thing for us, in regards to many of these games of such ilk out there, is that they would have amazing storylines. Fret not however, as retrousb has reproduction cartridges of Star Ocean translated to English on their site.
And last but not least, here’s a video of the band Bit Brigade performing live at MAGFest, but with a twist. They play the music to Mega Man 2 on the NES, whilst a guy simultaneously blitzes through it in a speedrun! The video goes for under 45 minutes, but it’s a very impressive performance, so sit back, relax, and enjoy a Mega Man 2 speedrun like no other! For those of you who don’t know, MAGFest is a yearly Convention in the United States, which is not only dedicated to video games, but also features a plethora of live bands performing throughout the four days the Convention is on.
For more information, visit magfest.org.