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Yoshi leads US VC

Tell us your story, dinosaur.

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Image credit: Eurogamer

The big story on the US Virtual console this week is Yoshi's Story, whose underachieving tale from the N64 heads the bill.

It's the pretty looking platform game where you have to stop the little delinquent baby Bowser from turning your island into a picture book. As you do. So it's all down to you and your rather large tongue to eat fruit and save the day.

Critics gave it a bit of a slap around the chops when it was released nearly a decade ago, calling it too simplistic and bellyaching that it was far from the Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island sequel we were all after. So, you might be better off saving your 1000 points (GBP 7 / EUR 10) for something else instead.

Still, if attack helicopters are your thing, then you might like Mega Drive morsel Super Thunder Blade. It's a scrolling shooter where you go around blowing things like tanks and submarines up, probably using some fancy army lingo as you go. A trip around the skies will cost you 800 points (GBP 5.60 / EUR 8).

If neither of those tickle your fancy, then you can try your arm in World Class Baseball - originally made famous on the TurboGrafx-16. Just like real life, the idea is to take your favourite team to the top of the league, then battle it out in the World Series for the ultimate ball-smacking crown. This trip down memory lane will set you back by 600 points (GBP 4.20 / EUR 6), and is expected to be available in Europe this Friday.

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