Virtual Console: Dragon’s Curse

Europe got three new VC games today:
  • Dragon’s Curse – Turbografx (600 points)
  • The Legend of Mystical Ninja – SNES (800 points)
  • Punh-Out!! – NES (500 points)

I’ve download Dragon’s Curse, since that’s one of the best games on Sega Master System, but it’s known under the name Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon’s Trap. I’ve test the Turbografx version some minutes, and the first thing you notice between the Master System and the Turbografx is that the Turbografx version have a bit crisper graphics and richer sound. That has to do with that Turbografx was 16-bit and Master System only 8-bit. I’ve read that the two versions are almost identical, except from some name and text changes I think it was.

I have to say that these 600 points it’s probably the best spend points you can use on Virtual Console, since this game is absolutly amazing. It has great graphics, it’s big and it’s a sort of platform-RPG. So go and download it.

Here’s a qoute on what it says about the game on Wii Shop:
With it’s dying breath, the Mecha Dragon cast a spell upon you – transforming you into an ugly, fire-spitting lizard – and so begins Dragon’s Curse, the Turbografx action-RPG from 1990.

This side-scrolling action RPG is non-linear, allowing you to venture freely. Collect gold and items while upgradeing equipment and powering-up stats. The hero starts as Lizard-Man, but upon defeating the dragon bosses changed into other creatures such as Mose-Man, Piraha-Man, Tiger-Man and Hwak-Man. Each creature possesses disticnt abilities such as the ability to fly, swim, walk on ceilings or cling to walls.

Use each creature’s special skills to widen your search for the Salamander Cross to bring the hero back to his human form!