Nintendo VC Releases for 2014.12.17

Bunch of interesting facts this week.

Wii U VC

battle_network_3 Mega Man Battle Network 3 (GBA): ¥702 (¥1450 in box on Suruga-ya) Okay, so titling this game Battle Network 3 is kind of a lie since that game doesn't quite exist. There were Blue and White releases in the NA and Europe, bringing the series to a Pokémon-like experience. So that makes this the original version. Except...

battle_network_3_black Mega Man Battle Network 3 BLACK (GBA): ¥702 (¥1710 in box on Suruga-ya) This is the bug-fixed, extra-content-toting, improved version. Released a little more than four months after the original version so I have to assume those bugs were fairly serious, but it warrants some more research.

digital_champ Digital Champ: Battle Boxing (PC Engine): ¥617 (¥340 cart-only on Suruga-ya) In 20XX a mutant boxes against clones and robots because that's what it takes to be the Digital Champ.

moto_roader Moto Roader (PC Engine): ¥617 (¥590 cart-only, ¥777 complete on Suruga-ya) Stare into the NA cover of Moto Roader and realize that you are the road.

castlevania_msx Castlevania (MSX): ¥823 So. Simon's Quest seems weird and a bit "Where did that come from after the side scrolling Castlevania?" Except the MSX version of Castlevania apparently released a month after the NES version and had a bit of that design which we now lovingly call "Metroidvania".