Sega Ages adds Virtua Racing and Wonder Boy: Monster Land
The Nintendo Switch earns my respect with its beefy catalog of games and of course innovation. Today Sega of Ages is going to add a few classics that I do remember from my days as a young Cub gamer. Virtua Racing and Wonder Boy: Monster Land comes to the Nintendo Switch.
2 classics of Sega Resurrected
SEGA AGES Wonder Boy: Monster Land contains several notable improvements such as a “Power Up New Game” (New Game Plus) feature that can be enabled at any time, even if you haven’t beaten the game, allowing you to restart after a Game Over with the same gear. There are also 3 new challenge modes (Sphinx and Monster Castle time attacks plus the Fire Ball score attack), online leaderboards, a Replay function, and a “Money Hungry Mode.” This last item plays off a bug that existed in the arcade original where players would increase the value of any hidden gold by quickly shaking the joystick back and forth. While the unintended bug is enabled by default here, the “Money Hungry Mode” disables it for the truly hardcore!
Can’t just resurrect a game without giving it some improvements. I have said that some games do not age well and with the technology we have today. I give developers kudos for making some changes and upgrades. Now, let’s talk about Virtua Racing.
Take control of a Formula One racing car and compete against the world’s best drivers in the first faithful reproduction of the arcade classic. Choose between the Normal Race mode that features four-to-five lap races, or put your endurance to the test by completing 20 laps in the Grand Prix Race. Your car’s performance is affected the longer you drive, so make sure you plan your pit stop strategy carefully so you can take the checkered flag!
I remember going to Rockwell Comic Book store and they had this game in their video game section. I remember it clear as day being for the 32X and costing a little over a hundred dollars. I would not even dare ask my mom to buy a game that much and I didn’t have 32X at the time anyway. I did get to try it out and it was quite fascinating to play such a game for that time.
Take control of an F1 racer with full controls and even a pit crew which you will have to be strategic about using. It was fun for its time.
Wonder Boy: Monster Land is Up next!
After the defeat of the evil king, the kingdom of Wonder Land was a paradise…for a time. The peace was broken when a ferocious, fire-breathing dragon struck without warning and took over Wonder Land with a swarm of evil, monstrous henchmen, turning the once-peaceful land into the utterly chaotic Monster Land. Realizing he is Wonder Land’s last hope, Wonder Boy sets out on an incredible journey to rid the country of the monsters and defeat the “invincible” evil dragon.
I heard about this game, but I never played it. Nothing like the present to check it out now and with the upgrades, I mentioned before, it should be a fun adventure to go through. Virtua Racing and Wonder Boy will be available on the Nintendo Switch eShop in the Americas and Europe on June 27th, 2019. Both will be $7.99 US. I hope you enjoyed this post and be sure to check back for more gaming content as E3 2019 is showing up soon. – Beast Out –
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