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Sin & Punishment

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Created by the legendary development studio Treasure, this is a game that hard-core gamers and fans of Japanese imports recognize as one of the finest Nintendo 64® titles to have never previously reached North American shores. Its unique combination of English voice-overs with Japanese subtitles (preserved in this version) has only added to the enthusiasm for its eventual release here. Experience the frenetic pace of a classic shooter, while choosing from a variety of options and a number of different skill levels until you are ready to take on the full-blown challenge of Turbo Hard mode. Not to be outdone by the action, however, the intriguing story line gives the game its soul and draws you even further into the mix. Set in the near future, on an overpopulated Earth starved for resources, players uncover the intriguing mystery of two teenagers (Saki and Airan) and their battle against the Ruffians as they advance through level after level of nonstop action. Take a deep breath, gather your energy, and prepare to see why this game is so highly praised! This classic game is part of the Virtual Console service, which brings you great games created for consoles such as NES™, Super NES™ and Game Boy™ Advance. See more Virtual Console games for Wii.
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Oct 1, 2007
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Nintendo
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Treasure Co., Ltd.
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Nintendo
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Not rated
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Last Modified: Jan 9, 2019

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  • A new review was added to Sin & Punishment.

    Oct 8, 2019
  • Platform Wii U was added to Sin & Punishment.

    Nov 13, 2017
  • Platform Wii was added to Sin & Punishment.

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Sin & Punishment reviews and comments

When someone thinks about shooters and Nintendo the first thing coming to mind is Star Fox, the truth is, the more the time passes, the more I think that Star Fox is a false Messiah and the true king is Sin & Punishment.

The first time I heard of this game was in a Nintendo Magazine back in 2000, it said something along the lines that it was already claimed as one of the best if not the best game of the N64, years later, having played it, I can assure that is one of the best and I can see why someone would consider it the best.

The game has a lot of strong points, especially things that you didn't see a lot in that generation of consoles, the themes they used, the story and even some amazing camera angles, make this game way ahead of its time. The story is cool and a little convoluted, the voice acting is terrible (English only) so maybe when finishing it you would want to check al little bit more on the internet. Going to the gameplay, it is solid but has some clumsiness giving the design of the N64, it functions but is far from perfect, if you play this on the Wii U's Virtual Console, you will want to arrange the buttons for better playability. The challenge is very good, it first starts easy but because this is a fast passing game, also the difficulty spikes a nice chunk in the middle of the story, thankfully the game gives you a lot of continues and is not that hard to attain more, so almost everyone can finish it if they put the right mind to it. The music is not that great but it goes pretty well with the mood of the stages, save from one or two cinemas where serious stuff is happening but the music is kind of upbeat and energic.

As a conclusion, there are certain things that I don't like but they're minimal, compared to the ones that this game brings to the table, If you're considering playing this game, please do it in a legal way, is very cheap and is a precedent to Nintendo that we still want "obscure" Japanese shooting games.
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